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Alan Boyle
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Get ready for the sequel to New Horizons' Pluto flyby ... coming to a Kuiper Belt not so near you in 2019.
NASA and the science team behind the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond have settled on the popular choice for the spacecraft's next flyby: It's 2014 MU69, an icy object a billion miles beyon...
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That controversial dwarf planet Pluto sparks a controversy over naming conventions as well: 
Some of the best-known names on Pluto may never appear on the International Astronomical Union's maps, due to a tiff over terminology.
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One-hour delivery to space? It's the next frontier for Jeff Bezos: 
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is heading to Cape Canaveral next month to make a "significant announcement regarding the emerging commercial launch industry."
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Wow, in a month we get to see how an emotionally adolescent and intellectually infantile asshole monopolist has unilaterally decided to waste the worlds most expensive money on? Can not wait.
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I was tickled to meet George R.R. Martin at Sasquan in Spokane, and he was kind enough to let me ask a question during the Q&A. (I was wearing a green Hawaiian shirt, so he called me out as "the green guy").
"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin says HBO could air the last episode of the show based on his books before the last book in the series comes out.
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Kinda know what you mean but from here on out there is no known script so anything can happen or should i say anyone could be killed!
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Find out why NASA decided Oregon-bred red romaine lettuce was the best food to grow in space.
An "Outredgeous" variety of Oregon-bred, space-grown lettuce gets rave reviews from the International Space Station's crew.
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Lunar photobombing is becoming a thing, thanks to DSCOVR's Earth-watching camera:
The moon muscled in on a recent picture of Earth's full disk from the DSCOVR satellite, and the result was absolutely glorious.
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Hai avuto queste info you demoni la cover è sparito Snai esaurito X Factor
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Planetary Resources talks up Seattle as a new gateway for space-minded fortune-seekers: 
Seattle could profit from the rush for extraterrestrial resources much as it did from the Klondike Gold Rush.
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Nobody wants to work mineral mines. The motive here is well hidden and obvious. Has nothing to do with dragging minerals down the gravity cline. Has everything yo do with emotional immaturity.
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There might be a link between Ceres' mysterious bright spots and its equally mysterious bright pyramid: 
NASA's Dawn mission to Ceres delivers a fresh bird's-eye view of a mysterious "pyramid" mountain that may be covered with an exotic kind of salt.
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Can we get to other worlds? Here are six technologies aimed at making that happen: 
Is there a better way to power a spaceship? Here's the rundown on six technologies that could show up in future interplanetary or interstellar craft.
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Your chances of leaving earth are as unbounded, as is your stomach for delusion.
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The perennial question: How far out of Seattle do we have to drive to see meteors? Answers here:
The Perseids are traditionally among the most popular meteor showers of the year, and Seattle is traditionally one of the worst places to watch for meteors. Fortunately, the weather and the stars… Read More
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I used to go to Table Mountain where there's usually a big star party for the Perseids. Lion Rock campground.
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One small step for CubeSats, one giant leap for online rocket reservations.
The CubeSat revolution has come to this: Now you can make an online reservation for a nanosatellite launch almost as easily as booking an airline flight.
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Apollo 11 rocket engine parts are going to the Smithsonian ... but Seattle gets Apollo 12 and 16:
Seattle's Museum of Flight is preparing to put F-1 rocket engine artifacts from the Apollo 12 and Apollo 16 moonshots on display next year.
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I guess I need to come down and visit them.
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    Science editor, present
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Science editor at NBC News Digital, blogger at Cosmic Log (est. 2002) and author of "The Case for Pluto" (2009). Always had a soft spot for the little guy.
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  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 1976 - 1977
  • Loras College
    English/Writing/Philosophy, 1972 - 1976
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