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Meet Spock in 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Trailer!

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New footage from "Star Trek: Discovery" season 2 has premiered - including a first look at the series' Spock.

Moon Craters Named for 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 'Earthrise'

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Two lunar craters visible in an astronaut's photo of Earth rising above the moon have been formally named in honor of the 50th anniversary of the mission that captured the...

Apollo 8: NASA's First Crewed Trip Around the Moon in Pictures

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In December of 1968, NASA astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovel and Bill Anders became the first humans ever to circle the moon on the historic Apollo 8 mission. See how...

Used SpaceX Rocket to Launch Satellite, Try Historic Landing Tonight: Watch Live

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM-1A Earth-observation satellite for Argentina tonight (Oct. 7), and also aim for a historic first landing on California soil. Watch all the...

Landscape Ready For First Chinese Private Orbital Launch But Looks to Grander Plans

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Chinese startup Landspace announced Oct. 1 that it will launch its Zhuque-1 launch vehicle later this month, which would be the first Chinese private orbital launch if successful.

Yusaku Maezawa: Why I've bought a ticket to the Moon

Space X's mission to the Moon will be the first lunar journey by humans since 1972.

Watch: Spock appears in first 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 trailer

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CBS All Access unveiled the first trailer for Season 2 of "Star Trek: Discovery" at New York Comic Con Saturday.

Draconid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks Monday! Here's What to Expect.

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The 2018 Draconid meteor shower will peak overnight on Monday, Oct. 8, and early Tuesday, Oct. 9. Here's what to expect.

It's Raining Tiny Particles from Saturn's Innermost Ring

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To Earthling eyes, the gap between Saturn and its rings looks calm, but scientists destroy that illusion in new research, laying out a set of unexpectedly complicated phenomena dancing through...

Draconid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where and How to Watch the Unpredictable 'Shooting Star' Display

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The Draconid meteor shower peaks this weekend, but don't get your hopes up for a spectacular sky show.

Destination, Asteroid: NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Starts Final Approach

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Even as a European lander performed an epic touchdown on an asteroid this week, NASA started final maneuvers on Monday (Oct. 1) to send its own spacecraft to a space...

Engine Burn Puts New Horizons on Track for New Year's Flyby of Ultima Thule

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft successfully completed a brief engine burn on Oct. 3, the first maneuver in which it was able to rely on actual photographs it had already taken...

George R.R. Martin's 'Nightflyers' to debut on Syfy Dec. 2

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"Nightflyers," Syfy's 10-part horror thriller based on George R.R. Martin's novella, will air five nights a week for two weeks, starting Dec. 2.

Lunar craters named in honor of Apollo 8

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The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union has today officially approved the naming of two craters on the Moon to commemorate the 50th anniversary of...

Voyager 2 May Be Leaving the Solar System Soon, NASA Says

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Want to get away? Want to get far, far away? Voyager 2 has you beat, the lucky duck.

Going Up? Waiting for the Space Elevator

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A space-elevator experiment is now at the International Space Station. The technology it's testing, if implemented on a large scale, could revolutionize spaceflight, advocates say.

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Deliver a Heartfelt Message to 'Birthday Buddy' NASA

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During a live taping of the podcast StarTalk at New York Comic-Con yesterday (Oct. 5), Neil deGrasse Tyson read an emotional letter to NASA on their shared 60th birthday.

New Planet, Same Old Humans: Nat Geo's 'Mars' Returns for Season 2 Next Month (Trailer)

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When it comes to colonizing Mars, transporting astronauts and keeping them alive might seem like the biggest hurdles today. But that's only the beginning — as the population of Mars...

New Horizons sets up for New Year's flyby of Ultima Thule

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NASA's New Horizons spacecraft carried out a short engine burn on Oct. 3 to home in on the location and timing of its New Year's flyby of the Kuiper Belt...

Saturn's inner rings are raining chemicals on its atmosphere

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New analysis of observations made during the Cassini's final plunge suggests Saturn's rings are surprisingly complex in their chemical composition.

Report: Steelers offered Bell 3-year, $47M deal

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As Le'Veon Bell remains away from the Pittsburgh Steelers, a report Friday detailed the team's contract offer to the star running back in July.

Bengals activate Burfict, place Eifert on IR

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The Cincinnati Bengals activated Vontaze Burfict to the active roster, clearing the way for the veteran linebacker to make his season debut Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Panthers S Reid will start against Giants

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Safety Eric Reid will start at safety against the New York Giants on Sunday, Carolina Panthers coach Ron Riviera said on Friday.

NASA looks at large Leslie lingering in Atlantic

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NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Central Atlantic Ocean and obtained infrared data on Leslie, now weakened to a large tropical storm.

Debut of SpaceX, Boeing crew capsules off until next year

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The debut of SpaceX and Boeing crew capsules is off until next year.

NASA Voyager 2 could be nearing interstellar space

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NASA's Voyager 2 probe, currently on a journey toward interstellar space, has detected an increase in cosmic rays that originate outside our solar system. Launched in 1977, Voyager 2 is...

Canadian researchers use new 'planet simulator' to probe origins of life

Where else in the universe could life arise the way it did on Earth? Researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton are running experiments in their new “planet simulator” to find...

Groundbreaking Science Emerges from Ultra-Close Orbits of Saturn

Cassini's Grand Finale orbits pay off: Final dives tell the story of the previously unexplored region between Saturn and its rings.