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India's space agency successfully launched a new Earth-observation satellite today (May 21), boosting the nation's space-based surveillance capabilities. more
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Earlier this month, engineers put the Mars 2020 rover's fully assembled spacecraft through some tests at the Space Simulator Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in... more
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Stellar waltz with dramatic ending  nanowerk · 11 hours
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Water formation on the moon  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
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The first extraterrestrial mud ball in 50 years  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
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SpaceX to Launch 60 'Starlink' Internet Satellites Thursday  SPACE.COM · 1 day
This week, SpaceX will again try to loft the first 60 members of its Starlink internet-satellite megaconstellation. more
Pluto Has a Buried Ocean — And So Might Many Other Worlds  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Buried oceans like the one sloshing beneath the icy surface of the Jupiter moon Europa may be far more common across the cosmos than... more
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NASA's Moon Return Among Key Topics at 2019 International Space Development Conference  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The National Space Society's International Space Development Conference will take place next month amid a large policy shift for NASA: sending humans to the... more
How to Make Moon Water: Add Solar Wind, Tiny Meteorites, and Then Heat  SPACE.COM · 1 day
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Giant impact caused difference between Moon's hemispheres  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
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Fifty years to the day after the "dress rehearsal" for the first moon landing lifted off into history, astronauts and NASA leaders celebrated Apollo 10. more
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EchoStar selling broadcast business, including nine satellites, to Dish for $800 million  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
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Ariana Grande Loves Space, So NASA Took Her to Mission Control  SPACE.COM · 1 day
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This Yellow Egyptian Glass Was Forged by a Meteorite Impact 29 Million Years Ago  SPACE.COM · 4 days
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NASA spending bill clears House subcommittee  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
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