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  • Constant confusion: New studies deepen mystery of universe‚Äôs expansion
  • Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Astronomers measuring the brightness of red giant stars have independently determined how fast the universe is expanding.

  • Using "frozen smoke" to build terraforming domes on Mars
  • Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Aerogels, the lightest known solids, may help generate habitable spots on Mars, suggests new research.

  • NASA bets on spacecraft that can 3D print and self-assemble in orbit
  • Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT - After 3D printing over 200 astronaut tools and devices from a manufacturing unit aboard the ISS, Made In Space receives a $73.7 million contract to explore 3D printing a small spacecraft in orbit.

  • ISS mouse experiment tests how the body adapts to living on the Moon
  • Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Mice reared in artificial lunar gravity have returned to Earth, and scientists will now see how they fare.

  • Ploonets: When a planet's moon goes rogue
  • Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Astronomers have defined a new class of celestial objects called "ploonets," which are orphaned moons that have escaped the bonds of their planetary parents.

  • SpaceX may test its massive Starhopper prototype this week
  • Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT -

    Elon Musk says his rocket company plans to test its massive passenger craft prototype in Texas as soon as Tuesday.

  • What are intermediate-mass black holes?
  • Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:00:00 GMT -

    We've detected puny, stellar-mass black holes. And we've detected giant, supermassive black holes. But what about those in the middle?

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