NASA selects 11 companies to work towards new Moon landings

NASA has been talking for a while now of returning humans to the Moon’s surface and this week they announced that Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and eight other private companies have ...

Sat 18 May 19 from Techspot

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If humanity had to move the Earth, could we do it?

Shifting the planet into a different orbit is possible at least in theory. Space systems engineer Matteo Ceriotti explains.

16 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Can a Hands-on Model Help Forest Stakeholders Fight Tree Disease?

Sudden oak death, a disease that's killed millions of trees, turned up in Oregon, posing a threat to the timber industry. Scientists are using a 3D model called Tangible Landscape to help stakeholders ...

6 hours ago from Newswise

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After the Moon, people on Mars by 2033... or 2060

On December 11, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to prepare to return astronauts to the Moon "followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations."

Sat 18 May 19 from Phys.org

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New Horizons Reveals Ultima Thule's Quiet, Lonesome Past

After New Horizons streaked past Pluto in 2015, its main task was over, but it still had work to do. On New Year’s Day of 2019, it made a flyby of another, even more distant object named 2014 ...

Thu 16 May 19 from Discover Magazine

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HBO's His Dark Materials TV series: Full trailer, release date, cast, plot and more - CNET

A new trailer for the HBO and BBC co-production has sailed ashore just in time for the ending of other fantasy epic Game of Thrones.

6 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Video: Fly over Mount Sharp on Mars

Ever wanted to visit Mars? A new animated video shows what it would be like to soar over Mount Sharp, which NASA's Curiosity rover has been climbing since 2014.

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

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The Weird Reason Tonight's Full Moon Is 'Blue'

Usually, a Blue Moon marks the second time a full moon rises within the same month. But the full moon rising on Saturday (May 18) is May's first full moon, so why are people calling it a Blue ...

Sat 18 May 19 from Livescience

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Alphabet-owned Wing will begin making drone deliveries in Finland next month

Deliveries will include 'fresh Finnish pastries, meatballs for two, and a range of other meals and snacks' that can be delivered in minutes and will serve as a test in urban centers.

Fri 17 May 19 from Daily Mail

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Sedimentary, dear Johnson: Is NASA looking at the wrong rocks for clues to Martian life?

In 2020, NASA and European-Russian missions will look for evidence of past life on Mars. But while volcanic, igneous rock predominates on the Red Planet, virtually the entire Earth fossil record ...

Fri 17 May 19 from Phys.org

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