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Photos: Astronauts train to ride a Dragon into space

Photos: Astronauts train to ride a Dragon into space

15 hours ago   |   Spaceflight Now

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, two veteran space shuttle fliers, are gearing up to fly a privately-developed SpaceX Dragon capsule into orbit this year. The two astronauts...
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SpaceX loses third Starship prototype in cryogenic ground test

22 hours ago   |   Spaceflight Now

 A prototype for SpaceX's Starship space vehicle collapsed during pressure testing early Friday at the company's facility in South Texas - the program's third failure during...
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Asteroid news: A 'potentially hazardous' 4KM rock will fly by Earth this month

Asteroid news: A 'potentially hazardous' 4KM rock will fly by Earth this month

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

AN ASTEROID big enough to be considered "potentially hazardous" by NASA will safely pass through Earth's cosmic neighbourhood this month.
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Space weather forecast: Solar storm to hit Earth TOMORROW

Space weather forecast: Solar storm to hit Earth TOMORROW

1 day ago   |   Daily Express

A SOLAR storm is forecast to batter Earth all weekend, causing auroras in the upper reaches of the northern hemisphere, space weather forecasters have stated.
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Get ready for bright Comet ATLAS in the northern spring sky!

Get ready for bright Comet ATLAS in the northern spring sky!

1 day ago   |   Astronomy Now

Discovered at Mauna Loa in Hawaii on 28 December 2019 by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System , Comet C/2019 Y4 has brightened 6000-fold in just two months to...
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Look out for asteroid Juno at opposition

Look out for asteroid Juno at opposition

2 days ago   |   Astronomy Now

One of the largest objects in the Asteroid Belt, (3) Juno, comes to opposition on 2 April, when it lies directly opposite the Sun as seen from Earth, and is at its brightest...
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Venus may have an underground magma ocean spanning the whole planet

2 days ago   |   New Scientist

When Earth and Venus formed, they both had global magma oceans deep underground. Earth's has turned solid by now, but Venus's may still remain hidden
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Space weather forecast: Solar storm INCOMING this weekend

Space weather forecast: Solar storm INCOMING this weekend

3 days ago   |   Daily Express

A SOLAR storm is expected to hit Earth on Saturday, just as our planet exited a strong stream of solar particles.
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NASA: Space agency releases images of astronaut and encourages YOU to apply

NASA: Space agency releases images of astronaut and encourages YOU to apply

3 days ago   |   Daily Express

NASA has released a stunning image of an astronaut floating above Earth - and now the space agency is offering YOU the chance to do the same.
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No TV, no sat nav, no internet: how to fix space's junk problem - video

3 days ago   |   The Guardian

As Elon Musk's Starlink and Jeff Bezos's Project Kuiper race to create high-speed internet using satellites orbiting Earth, there's a small problem that could get in the way...
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Herd immunity should be considered to end lockdown, PM's adviser says

Herd immunity should be considered to end lockdown, PM's adviser says

The government's chief epidemic modeller says an exit plan is needed from the lockdown A senior science adviser to the government has said the UK should consider letting... Read more ...

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NASA news: Mars 2020 rover is fitted with wheels as NASA readies for July launch

NASA news: Mars 2020 rover is fitted with wheels as NASA readies for July launch

NASA'S Mars Perseverance rover is being readied for launch later this summer, with a new set of wheels fitted on the robotic explorer. Read more ...

Life on Mars breakthrough: 'GAME-CHANGER' after major study - shock report

Life on Mars breakthrough: 'GAME-CHANGER' after major study - shock report

A NEW study has dramatically boosted hopes of life on Mars - by proving the staggering abundance of organisms living in volcanic rocks on the sea floor. Read more ...

How rival science teams were born out of a sex smear that splintered the...

How rival science teams were born out of a sex smear that splintered the academic world

Rivalry between research teams at Oxford University, led by Professor Sunetra Gupta, and Imperial College may go back further than their conflicting coronavirus views from last... Read more ...

Photos: Astronauts train to ride a Dragon into space

Photos: Astronauts train to ride a Dragon into space

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, two veteran space shuttle fliers, are gearing up to fly a privately-developed SpaceX Dragon capsule into orbit this year. The two astronauts... Read more ...

ESA science missions back in action after coronavirus-related shutdown

ESA science missions back in action after coronavirus-related shutdown

Artist's concept of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter. Credit: ESA/ATG medialab Four of the European Space Agency's robotic missions, including the agency's two Mars orbiters, are... Read more ...

Crew training continues for SpaceX's first launch with astronauts

Crew training continues for SpaceX's first launch with astronauts

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley inside the Crew Dragon spaceship they will ride into orbit as soon as mid-to-late May. Credit: SpaceX During a visit to Cape... Read more ...

Government's 100,000-a-day coronavirus tests pledge 'unachievable', fear experts

Government's 100,000-a-day coronavirus tests pledge 'unachievable', fear experts

The Institute of Biomedical Science says equipment shortages make it unlikely the government will achieve its goal of 100,000 coronavirus tests a day by the end of April Read more ...

Here's Four Weird Artifacts of Video Conferencing

Here's Four Weird Artifacts of Video Conferencing

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces many U.S. colleges and universities to move their courses online , connecting online via video is now having its moment . Family, friends... Read more ...