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Solar eclipse offers millions a chance at citizen science

Millions of people, from students to rocket scientists, are poised to contribute to a massive scientific effort to study the total solar eclipse that will sweep across the United States August ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from

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This is just really cool – a time-lapse animation from the Hubble telescope showing a tiny moon zinging around Mars

On May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 million miles from Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope turned its incredibly sharp eye toward the Red Planet. The time-lapse animation above reveals what it saw. That ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Discover Magazine

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Google Street View's latest destination: the International Space Station

The virtual tour allows users to peak into areas where astronauts eat, exercise, work and even bathe.

Fri 21 Jul 17 from The Washington Post

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Holographic imaging could be used to detect signs of life in space

We may be capable of finding microbes in space—but if we did, could we tell what they were, and that they were alive?

Fri 21 Jul 17 from

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Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction

The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.

Thu 20 Jul 17 from BBC News

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Image: Lunar module at Tranquility Base

This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong's shadow ...

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Full-scale cislunar habitat prototype to be built from old Space Shuttle cargo container

In a mix of the old and the new, Lockheed Martin is recycling a Space Shuttle cargo container to create a prototype deep space habitat for NASA. The full-scale experimental module to ...

Fri 21 Jul 17 from Gizmag

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Elon Musk seems to have ditched Red Dragon lander plan for Mars

SpaceX will design a new spacecraft for a mission to the Red Planet, but Musk’s focus may be closer to home as he tweets Hyperloop plans

Thu 20 Jul 17 from Newscientist

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SpaceX chief says first launch of big new rocket will be risky

SpaceX's chief says the first launch of its big new rocket is risky and stands "a real good chance" of failure.

Wed 19 Jul 17 from

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Sentinel-5 precursor satellite ready for launch

A UK-built satellite which will be part of Europe's world-leading environmental monitoring programme – Copernicus – is ready for launch.

Fri 21 Jul 17 from

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