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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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Will HBO beat George R.R. Martin to the "Game of Thrones" ending? "Anything is possible."
"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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Find out why NASA decided Oregon-bred red romaine lettuce was the perfect 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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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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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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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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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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Cosmic Blog (est. 2002 as Cosmic Log for MSNBC.com) brings together news about Mars, Hubble, SpaceShipTwo, ancient mysteries and scientific quirks, as told by science writer Alan Boyle.