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InSight takes its first selfie on Mars

The selfie was taken on December 6, 2018 (Sol 10). The lander's two solar panels can be seen, along with various science instruments on its deck...

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Google Doodle Reminds Us to Watch Tonight's Geminid Meteor Shower

Moving at about 79,000 miles per hour, the Geminids can look as bright as planet Venus, according to USA Today . Preferably with a clear view...

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Russian Cosmonauts Cut Open Soyuz Module To Investigate Mysterious Hole

Russian astronauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev help investigate the cause of a hole on the Soyuz spacecraft . Back in August, a...

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Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

The company considers an altitude of 50 miles to be the boundary of space. The aircraft reached an altitude of 271,268ft as it made its rapid ...

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Best Ways to Watch the Geminid Meteor Shower With Your Kids

Though they originate from 3200 Phaethon , the Geminids appear to radiate from the constellation Gemini-hence the shower's name. Every Dece...

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Where can you see the Leonid meteor shower?

Then our own Spectrum News anchor Alex Stockwell reported seeing yet another meteor flying through the skies while she was driving to work aroun...

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Voyager 2 breaks through to interstellar space

Voyager 2 is now just over 11 billion miles from Earth. Voyager 2's counterpart, Voyager 1, previously entered the stars in 2012. Voyager 2 wa...

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China's rover blasts off to make history on moon's 'dark side'

Chinese scientists and astronauts are barred from using the International Space Station , as the US government refuses to work with China on sp...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 crashes into sea in dramatic video of failed landing

The Dragon cargo ship successfully made it to orbit, which was the primary goal of the launch. The rocket was directed away from the coastline...

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NASA shares first ever recording of Mars wind courtesy of InSight

This spectrogram shows the first data collected by one of the three sensors on InSight's short-period seismometer. The noise is of the wind bl...

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SpaceX Launches Rocket Carrying Christmas Turkey and Fruitcake to the ISS

Stephen, however, he made a soft landing on the water, and the company plans to use it in one of future runs. The hydraulic pump for the landi...

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Greenland ice sheet melt 'off the charts' compared with past four centuries

The researchers found that the rate translated to a 50-percent increase in the runoff of meltwater into the sea compared with the preindustria...

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Seal with eel stuck up its snout gets help from nosy scientists

Unfortunately, the eel's fate wasn't as lucky. What they do know: All the seals they have found sporting this peculiar nose accessory are do...

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Media Invited to Discussion on Langley's Role in Moon to Mars Partnerships

Notably absent from the list are SpaceX and Boeing, though NASA recently ordered a safety review of the two companies, both of which are wor...

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3 astronauts blast off to International Space Station

Three astronauts who launched into space aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft have entered the International Space Station after spending almost ei...

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Christmas Dinner Rocketed To International Space Station

The Dragon cargo capsule is carrying an in-space refueling experiment, a new carbon-monitoring sensor for the station , and supplies for the si...

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft to Touch the Surface of Asteroid Bennu

Indeed, OSIRIS-REx isn't even in orbit around the 1,650-foot-wide (500 meters) Bennu yet; it's now flying alongside the asteroid, just beginni...

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Weekend storms set IL record: 23 December tornadoes

If most are confirmed as tornadoes, Miller said that would be the most tornadoes in IL in a December storm since Dec. 18-19, 1957, when there we...

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UN Chief: Climate Change Is The 'Most Important Issue We Face'

During the UN COP24 Climate Change Conference grand opening in Katowice, Poland on Monday, he told over 150 world leaders gathered for cli...

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The International Space Station Welcomes Its New Residents

Astronauts Anne McClain from American space agency Nasa , David Saint-Jacques from the Canadian Space Agency and Oleg Kononenko of the Rus...

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Astronauts Head to Int's Space Station

It was the first manned launch for the Soviet-era Soyuz since 11 October, when a rocket carrying Russia's Aleksey Ovchinin and United States ast...

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NASA spacecraft to land on Bennu asteroid

McMahon explained that as OSIRIS-REx brushes past Bennu this time, the asteroid will exert a minute gravitational pull on the spacecraft. To tha...

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Attenborough to take "People's Seat" at climate change conference

In 2015, the Paris agreement deal saw nations agree to limit global temperature rises to below two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) and under 1....

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Russian Federation launches astronauts to ISS after botched attempt

The trio blasted off aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket two months after a similar rocket launched from the same site malfunctioned, forcing astro...

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Keep an eye on the sky for another SpaceX launch this week

The same booster was used in the first Block 5 launch (the final version of the Falcon 9 created to fly up to 100 times) in May and then again...

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Canadian astronaut lifts off on rocket headed to International Space Station

The Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft lifts off on Monday. That's when a rocket failure forced the Soyuz capsule carrying two astronauts to make an eme...

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Gene-Edited Babies Would Just Be Repeating Nature's Experiment

According to He Jiankui, the goal of his work was not to prevent an inherited disease in babies, but to bestow them with a trait to resist any ...

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NASA’s InSight Lander Takes First Images after Touching Down at Mars

Throughout his career, Trebi-Ollennu has won many accolades such as the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal (2008); Sir Monty Finnist...

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NASA's InSight Probe To Land On Mars This Afternoon

From what we know of the structure of the Earth, we think that Mars is a terrestrial planet formed in much the same way". After months and ...

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NASA's Martian quake sensor InSight lands at slight angle

The nine companies announced at the event will begin developing technology to support the upcoming Gateway lunar station and land small payl...

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