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$10,000 quadrillion to be exact...
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The retired Navy commander, 82, never forgot the "overpowering beauty of the Earth."
SpaceX has launched its first rocket into space since an explosion rocked its operations last year. The Elon Musk-backed firm's Falcon 9 rocket ascended into the sky from Vandenberg Air Force Base...
'It will be a very dramatic change in the sky.'
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We're back in the space race.
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The space agency wants to make use of a resource the planet already has in abundance.
Can't wait for 2016 to end? Bad news: You'll have to live in it for one second longer. At 6:59:59 p.m. Eastern time on Dec. 31, 2016, we'll have a "leap second," where an extra second will be added to...
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The dinosaurs were unprepared to meet their asteroid-maker, but it seems all these years later and humans are no better equipped to handle a potentially deadly fireball either. This week, scientist...
John Glenn, an astronaut, senator and old-fashioned American hero, died Thursday at the age of 95, the Columbus Dispatch reported. Glenn was the last survivor of the Mercury 7, selected in 1959 as NAS...
NASA, you've done it again.
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An Aussie space startup is sending school projects into space.
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was airlifted from the South Pole Thursday after his tour company requested emergency evacuation for him. The 86-year-old, who was visiting the region as a tourist, was as...
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'Sometimes you need to hear what you don’t want to hear just to learn other viewpoints or find out what’s going on in the world.'
It has long been believed that the eventual demise of our universe will be slow and undramatic, as we gradually fade into oblivion. But it seems we may have been a little optimistic. This commonly hel...
Escape the planet... if only for a few minutes.
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Don't be fooled by the dark object in the image above. It's about the size of a golf ball, but appears bigger in the picture. It was discovered on the surface of the red planet Mars and photographed o...
On Nov. 14, skywatchers will be treated to a supermoon so big and bright that it's being billed as a "super-dupermoon" or an "extra-supermoon." Supermoons aren't especially uncommon, but this will be...
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A Russian Soyuz space capsule has landed in Kazakhstan, bringing back three astronauts from the United States, Japan and Russia back to Earth from a 115-day mission aboard the International Space Stat...
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Maybe you've always wondered what the universe would look like if you could see radio waves ― or maybe not. Either way, you'll be wowed by this extraordinary new view of the cosmos as seen by the Murc...
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Just because we can't see it doesn't mean it's not there.
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This spectacular view of the Milky Way reveals a detailed map of hydrogen gas in and around our home galaxy. Improving on earlier maps of its kind, the new atlas ― dubbed HI4PI ― reveals the fine deta...
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The planet has 27 known moons. But are there more?
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FRANKFURT - A Mars lander is due to leave its mothership on Sunday and head toward the red planet's surface to test technologies for Europe's planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of p...
With at least 100 billion planets in the Milky Way, you'd think at least one would have produced a race of intelligent alien beings. So how come we've never seen signs of space aliens even after decad...
Jarring new study shows it's tough for women to get telescope time.
Is it aliens? We have questions.
And they’ll do it on a spacecraft called 'Dream Chaser'.
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BERLIN, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission on Friday, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing in a hunt that has provided insig...
The 2.6 Trillion Dollar Rock You know Titanic was big, but how does the iconic ship compare in size to a modern aircraft carrier? And that scary Death Star: if it were real instead of only make-beli...
And the universe is now LGBT-friendly!