Category: space

The Mars InSight lander is on track to launch in May

The Mars InSight lander is on track to launch in May
The InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) lander has passed its last major environmental test ahead
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Dark streaks on Mars may not be caused by flowing water

Dark streaks on Mars may not be caused by flowing water
In 2015, scientists analyzing mysterious dark streaks on the surface of Mars found evidence that they were formed by liquid
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MIT’s DIY muon detector sniffs out cosmic particles

MIT's DIY muon detector sniffs out cosmic particles
Scientists at MIT have designed a pocket-sized muon detector that can be easily made with common electrical parts, meaning anyone
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NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts
NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they're about
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SpaceX’s mysterious Zuma mission won’t launch tonight

SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't launch tonight
We still don't know what Northrop Grumman commissioned SpaceX to launch for the US government, but whatever it is won't
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Virgin Orbit books its first government launch contract

Virgin Orbit books its first government launch contract
Today, space company Virgin Orbit announced that it's secured its first launch contract from the Department of Defense. According to
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China wants to build a nuclear-powered space shuttle by 2040

China wants to build a nuclear-powered space shuttle by 2040
The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) is the main contractor for China's space program. This week, the GB
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Neighboring exoplanet could be one of the most habitable

Neighboring exoplanet could be one of the most habitable
A team of astronomers have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet that's only 11 light-years away and is one of the most
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SpaceX is launching a secret mission called ‘Zuma’

SpaceX is launching a secret mission called 'Zuma'
On November 16th, between 8PM and 10PM Eastern, SpaceX is sending a secret payload called "Zuma" beyond our atmosphere. The
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