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New Clues About How Ancient Galaxies Lit up the Universe

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An ambitious new study using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows that ancient galaxies were brighter than scientists anticipated and that their light may have changed the universe.

Why This Martian Full Moon Looks Like Candy

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New images of Phobos taken by NASA's Odyssey spacecraft could help explain what the Martian moon is made of.

Study Finds New Wrinkles on Earth's Moon

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High-resolution images show the Moon's lava plains are part of a much younger, shifting landscape than scientists realized.

Video: Fly over Mount Sharp on Mars

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A new animation shows the region NASA's Curiosity rover is currently exploring and where its team wants to go in the future.

NASA's MRO Completes 60,000 Trips Around Mars

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The orbiting spacecraft is also about to set a record for data relayed from the Martian surface.

Planet-Hunter CubeSat Images Los Angeles

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The only small satellite in orbit that can also look for new planets beyond the solar system, ASTERIA recently peered down at Earth to capture an image of a star-filled...

Mars 2020 Is Coming Together

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An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet.

NASA's Juno Finds Changes in Jupiter's Magnetic Field

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NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter made the first definitive detection of a planetary magnetic field that changes over time, a phenomenon called secular variation.

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover

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From now till Sept. 30, the public can submit names to be stenciled on microchips that will fly on the Mars 2020 rover and receive a souvenir boarding pass.

Shaw Prize in Astronomy Awarded to Ed Stone

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The prestigious prize has been given to Caltech's Ed Stone, former director of JPL and the long-time project scientist for NASA's Voyager mission.

Comet Provides New Clues to Origins of Earth's Oceans

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New observations reveal that water in comets and Earth's oceans may share common composition, suggesting more comets than previously thought could have delivered water to Earth.

NASA's Mars 2020 Gets a Dose of Space Here on Earth

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NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft has completed tests that are the best Earthly approximations what the spacecraft will endure duriAV ng launch and interplanetary cruise.

NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Drops in on Death Valley

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Flight tests of the Mars 2020 Lander Vision System, which will help guide NASA's next Mars mission to a safe touchdown on the Red Planet, are taking place in the...

Comet inspires chemistry for making breathable oxygen on Mars

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Science fiction stories are chock full of terraforming schemes and oxygen generators for a very good reason–we humans need molecular oxygen (O2) to breathe, and space is essentially devoid of...

Lift off for SpaceX rocket carrying 60 satellites

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A Falcon-9 rocket launches from Florida, packed with 60 satellites capable of giving users on the ground high-speed connections to the internet.

Chang'e-4: Chinese rover 'confirms' Moon crater theory

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The Chinese Chang'e-4 rover may have confirmed a longstanding idea about the origin of a vast crater on the Moon's far side.

Single mum's Nasa internship funded by strangers

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A single mother almost missed out on a coveted Nasa internship until strangers stepped in to help.

The man who made Einstein world-famous

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UK astronomer Arthur Eddington proved the German-born physicist's theory of relativity in May 1919.

No, these aren't UFOs, but here's how you can try to spot them

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Last Thursday, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites into space. Soon after, astronomers were witnessing their trail as they crossed the sky. The good news is, they will be visible across...

This weekend’s Blue Moon isn’t the kind of Blue Moon you’re used to (and also isn’t blue)

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Space What is going on with my moon? Pink moons, blue moons, strawberry moons, supermoons. For some reason your news aggregation algorithm thinks you...

Will Earth’s shifting magnetic poles push the Northern Lights too?

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Science Scientists are studying the aurora's every move. The magnetic north pole has started moving swiftly at 31 miles per year. It has long...

Billionaire Bezos unveils moon lander mockup, embraces Trump's lunar timetable

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Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos unveiled on Thursday a mockup of a lunar lander being built by his Blue Origin rocket company and touted his moon goals in a strategy aimed...

Trump seeks extra $1.6 billion in NASA spending to return to moon by 2024

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The Trump administration asked Congress on Monday to increase NASA spending next year by an extra $1.6 billion as a "down payment" to accommodate the accelerated goal of returning Americans...

SpaceX postpones satellite launch in Florida due to high winds

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Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed its planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first cluster of satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over...

High winds force SpaceX to postpone first launch of Starlink satellites

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Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX postponed a planned Wednesday night blastoff of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first 60 satellites for his new Starlink internet service, citing excessive winds over...

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for 'about a week'

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A SpaceX launch already scrubbed once due to inclement weather was postponed again nearly 24 hours later on Thursday, this time for "about a week," in order to update satellite...

NASA chooses technology firm Maxar for lunar platform project

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NASA has picked space technology company Maxar Technologies Inc as the first contractor to help build its Gateway platform in lunar orbit, a crucial outpost for America's mission to relay...

NASA executive quits weeks after appointment to lead 2024 moon landing plan

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A top NASA executive hired in April to guide strategy for returning astronauts to the moon by 2024 has resigned, the space agency said on Thursday, the culmination of internal...