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The end of Rosetta's mission to a comet sparks tears, hugs and accolades galore. Congrats to the team!
The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe descended to a mission-ending impact on the comet that it followed for more than two years.
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Sending a million people to Mars is likely to be costlier and harder than Elon Musk hopes. No surprise there...
SpaceX founder Elon Musk's grand plan to send a million settlers to Mars may be costlier and more complicated than he thinks. So what else is new?
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So we should wait until after there's a problem to have a working plan?
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SpaceX isn't the only billionaire-backed venture taking aim at Mars. Blue Origin has its own long-term space vision:
Blue Origin, the space venture created by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, plans to be involved in trips to Mars, the moon and other deep-space destinations.
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Jeff Bezos touts results of wind tunnel tests for Blue Origin's orbital rocket design, on the eve of the big reveal for Elon Musk's Mars plans:
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket isn't due to go into orbit until later this decade, but its design has already been validated by compu
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We're in Guadalajara to report on Elon Musk's grand plan to send settlers to Mars:
In advance of this week's big reveal, SpaceX's billionaire founder, Elon Musk, is dropping hints about the scale of his plans to send colonists to Mars.
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Here's the latest from Robert Lanza, the stem-cell researcher who started laying out his ideas about "Biocentrism" nearly a decade ago:
Why do we remember the past, but not the future? It seems like a silly question, but for some scientists, it's a deep mystery.
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It's nice of Jeff Bezos to celebrate Sputnik Day with fireworks:
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space venture is aiming to conduct its toughest flight test to date on Tuesday, Oct. 4, an auspicious date in space history.
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We'll try to let you know when the FAA's Lunar Marketplace and Swap Shop is open for business...
If the world wants to create a village on the moon, the Federal Aviation Administration is willing to start up an online trading post for lunar services.
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New name, new leadership and new focus for Intellectual Ventures' invention incubator: Xinova!
There's a "new, new" name in the invention business: Xinova, a company that's been spun out from Intellectual Ventures and is now reinventing itself.
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Elon Musk's big reveal about Mars was even bigger (and took longer) than we expected:
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk makes the biggest pitch of his career for his plan to transport a million settlers to Mars over the next few decades.
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The "surprising" aspect of this is overblown, but Europa's stock just went up in the search for life elsewhere in the solar system.
It's not aliens. And it's not exactly surprising. But it is new evidence of water plumes emanating from Europa, an ice-covered moon of Jupiter.
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BlackSky Global's first satellite gets a ride to space aboard an Indian rocket, but there's much more that still needs to be done:
A satellite that's meant to blaze a trail for Seattle-based BlackSky Global's Earth-imaging constellation rose into orbit tonight atop an Indian rocket.
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Quantum fluctuations in space, science and society, chronicled by Alan Boyle
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Cosmic Log (est. 2002) brings together news about Mars, Hubble, SpaceShipTwo, ancient mysteries and scientific quirks, as told by science writer Alan Boyle.
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