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SpaceX Delivery Successfully Arrives at International Space Station Despite Delay

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship was loaded with 5,500 pounds of supplies

21 hours ago from TIME

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Apollo 11 command module readies for road trip

This year, one of the most important artifacts of the Space Age, the Columbia command module of the Apollo 11 mission, will leave its home at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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New Mars research shows evidence of a complex mantle beneath the Elysium volcanic province

Mars' mantle may be more complicated than previously thought. In a new study published today in the Nature-affiliated journal Scientific Reports, researchers at LSU document geochemical changes ...

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Solar telescope recovered after a year on ice

Scientists have recovered an advanced solar telescope that has been sitting out in the middle of nowhere in Antarctica for a year. In January 2016, the NASA-funded Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter ...

10 hours ago from Gizmag

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Official naming of surface features on Pluto and its satellites: First step approved

In 2015, in partnership with NASA's New Horizons mission and the SETI Institute, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) endorsed the Our Pluto naming campaign, which allowed the public to ...

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Does Pluto have the ingredients for life?

Pluto has long been viewed as a distant, cold and mostly dead world, but the first spacecraft to pass by it last year revealed many surprises about this distant dwarf planet.

Thu 23 Feb 17 from

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Houses don't come a lot smaller than this tiny London pad

Due to house prices in London being what they are, some shrewd firms are looking to turn even the smallest space into a viable home. With this in mind, Studiomama has transformed a tiny ...

23 hours ago from Gizmag

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'Alien: Covenant' preview evokes original's nostalgic last supper

While the first official trailer for Alien: Covenant showed us terrifying images of a colony ship gone horribly wrong, this new preview gives us a full, uncut scene. It's a stunning ...

17 hours ago from Engadget

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'Ring of fire' eclipse treat for southern skygazers

A spectacular "ring of fire" solar eclipse Sunday will regale skygazers in South America and southern Africa, with seafarers in the nearby Atlantic getting a front-row view too, astronomers ...

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Mysterious radiation spreading across Europe after authorities keep it secret

The unusual activity could be coming from a secret Russian nuclear missile launch, or from a hidden pharmaceutical business, but nobody is entirely sure

Tue 21 Feb 17 from The Independent

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