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The Best ISO-Certified Gear to See the 2017 Solar Eclipse

23 June, 2017 - 18:30
When the "Great American" total solar eclipse sweeps across the U.S. on Aug. 21, you'll need some safety-rated gear to watch it safely. Here are Space.com's picks for the best eclipse-viewing gear, including glasses, binoculars, telescopes and more!

'Hyperloop Hotel' Could Be the Future of Luxury Travel

23 June, 2017 - 18:00
The mobile hotel concept combines high-speed rail with luxury accommodations.

The Missing Link: Where Are Medium-Size Black Holes?

23 June, 2017 - 18:00
For decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or to millions of suns, the missing-link black holes in between have eluded discovery.

'We Don't Planet' Episode 9: The Cosmic Distance Ladder

23 June, 2017 - 17:00
Astronomers use a variety of methods to determine how far away celestial objects are from Earth. Learn about this "cosmic distance ladder" in the ninth episode of "We Don't Planet."

Here's Where Space.com Staffers Will View the 2017 Solar Eclipse

23 June, 2017 - 13:00
Here's where the staff of Space.com will be viewing the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, and the reasons why we selected our individual viewing sites.

Newborn Star Gorges on a 'Space Hamburger,' Belching Spinning Jets

23 June, 2017 - 13:00
Astronomers have observed the eating habits of a protostar — and like any youngster, it has an affinity for fast food.

Watch SpaceX Rocket Re-Launch, Kicking Off Double Header

23 June, 2017 - 12:59
After a slight delay, a used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to make its second trip to space today (June 23) to orbit the first communications satellite for Bulgaria.

Life on TRAPPIST-1 Planets? Rock-Swapping May Boost Odds

23 June, 2017 - 12:57
The three potentially habitable Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may be even more promising abodes for life than scientists had thought.

Stratospheric Zinger! KFC Chicken Sandwich to Launch to Edge of Space Today

22 June, 2017 - 18:16
A Kentucky Fried Chicken sandwich is scheduled to travel into the stratosphere on Thursday (June 22) aboard one of World View Enterprise's Stratollite high-altitude balloon systems.

Official: Ron Howard New Han Solo Director

22 June, 2017 - 17:38
One of Hollywood's top directors will step into helm Han Solo.

American Indians in the Space Program to be Honored on 2019 US Dollar Coin

22 June, 2017 - 15:30
The United States Mint will honor the important roles that Native Americans have held in the U.S. space program with the issuance of a dollar coin in 2019.

Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers

22 June, 2017 - 14:50
Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space.

Chicken Sandwich Flight to Near-Space Delayed Again

22 June, 2017 - 14:50
A high-altitude balloon flight that would have carried a chicken sandwich to the edge of space has been delayed again, due to wind conditions on the ground.

House Panel Takes First Step Towards Military "Space Corps"

22 June, 2017 - 13:30
Lawmakers took the first step towards establishing a 'Space Corps' within the Air Force — similar to the way the Marine Corps functions in the Navy — by drafting legislation that would require the new organization to be set up by January 1, 2019.

ESA Moves Forward on Gravitational Wave and Exoplanet Missions

22 June, 2017 - 13:00
The European Space Agency has selected an ambitious space-based gravitational-wave observatory as its next large space science mission, scheduled for launch by 2034.

Is It Time to Rethink How We Search for Alien Life?

22 June, 2017 - 12:57
Intelligent, extraterrestrial life could be advanced in ways that would stymie efforts to find them.

Astronomers Continue Search for Earth-Like Planets at Proxima Centauri and Other Stars (Video)

22 June, 2017 - 12:55
Astronomers will set the sights of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla on nearby stars Proxima Centauri, Barnard's Star and Ross 154.

Planet 10? Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar System

22 June, 2017 - 09:57
Another planet-size object may be orbiting beyond Pluto in the far, icy reaches of the solar system.

Burning Mystery of the Sun's Plasma Jets May Finally Be Solved

22 June, 2017 - 08:08
A new understanding of how jets of plasma explode from the surface of the sun could help scientists crack one of the biggest mysteries surrounding our nearest star.

NASA Eyes Close-Up Mission to Uranus, Neptune

22 June, 2017 - 08:00
New NASA mission ideas would investigate the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have visited only once.

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