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  • Fixing satellites in space
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT - The revolutionary technology that will transform the space industry.


  • Lighting up the dark universe
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT - Astronomers have found the farthest quasar yet, at a time when our universe was just becoming visible.

  • Third rock from the star Kepler-90
  • Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT - For the first time, researchers have used an artificial intelligence to discover an exoplanet around another star.

  • The Mysterious Asteroid Behind the Year’s Best Meteor Shower
  • Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT - Step outside after dark this week and you can watch chunks of an asteroid burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. Behold, the Geminid meteor shower, which is renowned as the year’s best. At peak Geminids, you could catch a shooting star every minute, and this year the moon won’t be bright enough to foul the show. That main action arrives just past 9 p.m. local time Wednesday and lasts until dawn. “The Geminids are rich in fireballs and bright meteors so that makes them very good t

  • President Trump signs a policy calling for increased human exploration of the Moon, Mars, and possibly beyond
  • Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT - The initiative integrates government and private space sectors in an effort to expand our space presence and once again put humans on foreign ground.

  • A gem of a meteor shower
  • Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT - One of the greatest meteor showers of the year peaks tonight under nearly ideal viewing conditions.

  • Shadows and rain from Saturn's rings alter the planet's ionosphere
  • Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT - Cassini data shows Saturn’s complex ionosphere is greatly influenced by ring shade and possibly “ring rain.”

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