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'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule

Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie.

20 minutes ago from Phys.org

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Trump directs NASA to send astronauts to the moon and then Mars

The US space programme has a new focus on an old destination. President Trump has directed NASA to focus its efforts on crewed missions to the moon before Mars

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Newscientist

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Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity

If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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'Last Jedi' to be screened for space station crew, NASA says

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” will be shown to astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a NASA official told Inverse on Tuesday.

6 hours ago from FOXNews

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Shadows of Saturn's rings complicate ionosphere

New insights revealed by Cassini probe's close approaches

17 hours ago from Physics World

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Researchers design thermal 'skin' to maintain temperature of satellites

Think keeping your coffee warm is important? Try satellites. If a satellite's temperature is not maintained within its optimal range, its performance can suffer which could mean it could be ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: 3-D-printed satellite imager design

Weirdly organic in appearance, this prototype is the first outcome of an ESA project to develop, manufacture and demonstrate an optical instrument for space with 3D printing.

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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SpaceX delivery delayed a day; First reused rocket for NASA

SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day.

Tue 12 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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Why Do Meteoroids Explode in the Atmosphere?

On February 15, 2013, a near-Earth asteroid with a diameter of 66 feet (20 meters) entered Earth’s atmosphere traveling at around 40,000 miles per hour (60,0000 km/h). Within a few seconds, ...

20 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Full moon linked to increased risk of fatal motorcycle crashes

The full moon is associated with an increased risk of fatal motorcycle crashes in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, finds a study in the Christmas issue of The BMJ.

Mon 11 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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