Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Starbirth in Far-flung Galaxy
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Fierce Winds Quench Wildfire-like Starbirth in Far-flung Galaxy

ALMA observes most distant galactic outflow Astronomers using ALMA, with the aid of a gravitational…

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Europan Space Whales Anyone? Planets Covered by Deep Oceans Can Still Have Life on Them
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Europan Space Whales Anyone? Planets Covered by Deep Oceans Can Still Have Life on Them

In recent decades, astronomers have discovered many planets that they believe are “Earth-like” in nature,…

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Saturn’s Famous Hexagon May Tower Above the Clouds
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Saturn’s Famous Hexagon May Tower Above the Clouds

A new long-term study using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has revealed a surprising feature…

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Solar Eruptions May Not Have Slinky-like Shapes After All
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Solar Eruptions May Not Have Slinky-like Shapes After All

As the saying goes, everything old is new again. While the common phrase often refers…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Out its New Advanced Ion Engine System
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Out its New Advanced Ion Engine System

When it comes to the next generation of space exploration, a number of key technologies…

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NASA, SpaceX Agree on Plans for Crew Launch Day Operations
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NASA, SpaceX Agree on Plans for Crew Launch Day Operations

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX are finalizing plans for launch day operations as they…

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Jupiter’s Swirling Cloudscape
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Jupiter’s Swirling Cloudscape

Intricate swirls in Jupiter’s volatile northern hemisphere are captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA’s…

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Looking for water in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
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Looking for water in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Scientists have for the first time detected water clouds deep inside Jupiter’s Great Red Spot…

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Hole in ISS plugged with a thumb – was astronaut risking getting sucked out into the space?
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Hole in ISS plugged with a thumb – was astronaut risking getting sucked out into the space?

Last week an unusual event took place in International Space Station. Crew noticed that the…

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STS-8: The First Shuttle Night Launch & Landing
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STS-8: The First Shuttle Night Launch & Landing

With its first two flights successfully completed, Space Shuttle Challenger was ready to head back…

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