NASA’s Cassini Probe Set for Final Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Titan on Friday

NASA’s Cassini Probe Set for Final Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Titan on Friday

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn’s haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend before the mission plunges into the ringed planet to mark the end of the 20-year-long journey. The flyby is the mission’s final opportunity for...
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NASA’s Cassini Probe Set for Final Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Titan on Friday

NASA’s Cassini Probe Set for Final Close Flyby of Saturn Moon Titan on Friday

US President Donald Trump will make a special Earth-to-space call from the Oval Office to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station on April 24, NASA has said. Trump will be joined....
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US-Russian Crew Blasts Off for Space Station With One Empty Seat

US-Russian Crew Blasts Off for Space Station With One Empty Seat

A scaled-down, two-man US-Russian crew blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday for a six-hour ride to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, 43, and....
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NASA Broadcasts ‘World’s First Live 360 Rocket Launch’ on YouTube

NASA Broadcasts ‘World’s First Live 360 Rocket Launch’ on YouTube

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Florida on Tuesday, propelling a cargo capsule filled with supplies and science experiments toward the International Space Station. The 19-story booster soared off its seaside launch pad at Cape Canaveral...
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Space Rains Junk on Spain

Space Rains Junk on Spain

It’s raining space junk in Spain. Rocket fuel tanks, chunks of satellites or something else entirely…In just over one week, three mysterious objects have fallen from the sky onto the country’s southeast, prompting bomb disposal agents and exp...
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Venus-Like Planet Found 39 Light Years Away

Venus-Like Planet Found 39 Light Years Away

Astronomers have discovered a new Venus-like rocky exoplanet 39 light years away, which may be cool enough to potentially host an atmosphere. If it does, it is close enough that we could study that atmosphere in detail with the Hubble...
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Astronomers Measure ‘Heartbeats’ of Distant Stars

Astronomers Measure ‘Heartbeats’ of Distant Stars

Offering a new way of determining a galaxy’s age, astronomers have detected thousands of stellar “pulses” – regular up and down changes in brightness – in a distant galaxy. The team studied the elliptical galaxy M87, located 53 mi...
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New Tracker to Monitor Health of Guide Dogs

New Tracker to Monitor Health of Guide Dogs

Researchers have developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs in order to keep tabs on the health and well being of their canine companions. “Dogs primarily communicate through their movements and posture, which...
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ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Images of South India

ISS Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweets Images of South India

US astronaut Scott Kelly has tweeted a stunning picture of South India at night from space. Kelly, who is the longest resident on the International Space Station (ISS), on November 15 uploaded a picture of South India at night on...
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US Startup Challenges Japan to Giant Robot Battle

US Startup Challenges Japan to Giant Robot Battle

They’ve been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven’t left the realm of science fiction. That will soon change. Megabots Inc., an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15-foot mechanical gl...
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