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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Breaking News - Elon Musk, billionaire founder and CEO of SpaceX, announced today (27 Feb) a daring plan to launch a commercial manned journey to beyond the Moon and back in 2018 flying aboard an advanced crewed Dragon…

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A new study from the Tokyo Institute of Technology has shown how crystallization in the Earth's core may be what drives its magnetic field.

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This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #498.

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - At the request of the new Trump Administration, NASA has initiated a month long study to determine the feasibility of converting the first integrated unmanned launch of the agency’s new Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket and…

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Ever since the presence of exoplanets was announced in the TRAPPIST-1 system, SETI has been monitoring the system for signs of alien life.

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30 years ago today, a supernova explosion was spotted in the southern hemisphere skies. The exploding star was located in the Large Magellanic Cloud — a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way – and Supernova 1987A was the brightest and nearest supernova…

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Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg) Kimberly Cartier ( KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Their stories this week: Discovery of 7 exoplanet system…

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The HiRise camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter continues to supply stunning images of the Martian surface.

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The Giant Magellan Telescope is being built in Chile by a consortium of nations. It should see first light in the early 2020s.

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According to a new study from the School of Earth and Space Exploration, it may be possible to refreeze the Arctic to help fight Climate Change.
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