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What Is the Biggest Thing in the Universe?

17 January, 2018 - 12:18
Earth and even the sun are puny compared to a mighty, hulking source of gamma-rays.

Binary Star Systems: Classification and Evolution

17 January, 2018 - 12:14
Binary stars are two stars orbiting a common center of mass.

J.J. Abrams Shopping Sci-Fi TV Space Show: Report

17 January, 2018 - 09:39
Director J.J. Abrams is shopping a TV spec-script for a new sci-fi show set in space, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

GAO Warns of Further Delays in Certifying Commercial Crew Vehicles for NASA

17 January, 2018 - 09:27
A government analysis of schedules concluded those vehicles may not be certified to carry NASA astronauts until late 2019 or 2020.

Air Force Launches New Project to Update Missile-Warning Ground Software

17 January, 2018 - 09:11
The "future operationally resilient ground evolution," or FORGE, is part of a broader SBIRS modernization plan.

Star's Odd Moves May Reveal Secret Black Hole

17 January, 2018 - 09:05
A distant star may be hiding a black hole secret.

'Castle Cloud' Caught in Spectacular Astronaut Photo

17 January, 2018 - 08:52
It looks like a ghostly medieval tower — like something out of "Game of Thrones" — looming over the crystal-blue Caribbean waters of the Bahamas.

Fireball Over Michigan: Did Meteor Really Cause an Earthquake?

17 January, 2018 - 08:40
The earthshaking rumblings felt in Michigan last night weren't an earthquake, but rather vibrations from a booming noise caused by a meteor whizzing overhead, according to the National Earthquake Information Center.

Earth Resides in Oddball Solar System, Alien Worlds Show

16 January, 2018 - 18:40
Our solar system may be an oddball in the universe. A new study using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope shows that in most cases, exoplanets orbiting the same star have similar sizes and regular spacing between their orbits.

Get Ready for 2 Solar Eclipses Coming to the US in 2023 and 2024

16 January, 2018 - 18:30
While skywatchers are still raving about the solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017, it's time we turn our attention to the next big solar eclipses coming to the U.S. in 2023 and 2024.

Lego Launches 'Moments in Space' Design Contest, Seeks Small Space Set Ideas

16 January, 2018 - 18:25
Lego is seeking ideas on how to give away some space.

Is America's Hypersonic Spy Plane Back and Better Than Ever?

16 January, 2018 - 14:33
The SR-71 Blackbird hypersonic spy plane may be back and faster than ever.

Mystery Solved! Discovery of Organic Molecules Explains Universe's Infrared Glow

16 January, 2018 - 13:00
The universe is filled with faintly glowing infrared light, and for decades, astronomers have been trying to figure out why.

Apollo 17 Astronaut Laments Size of Moon Rock at Trump Signing Ceremony

16 January, 2018 - 13:00
Apollo 17 astronaut Jack Schmitt wishes NASA had brought a bigger moon rock to the December 2017 signing ceremony for Space Policy Directive 1.

How I Discovered the Origins of the Cigar-Shaped Alien 'Asteroid' 'Oumuamua

16 January, 2018 - 12:55
One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first object in our solar system that definitely came from somewhere else.

How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?

16 January, 2018 - 10:49
Turns out, there's a quantum speed limit.

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Logo and Official Description Released!

16 January, 2018 - 10:39
Disney sent its 2018 preview of major film releases Tuesday afternoon including a logo and description for May's "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

New U.S. Missile-Warning Satellite Set for Launch at Cape Canaveral

16 January, 2018 - 10:00
SBIRS is the United States' main source of persistent, space-based surveillance of missile launches around the globe.

Solar Eclipse Guide 2018: When, Where & How to See Them

16 January, 2018 - 08:38
Three solar eclipses will take place in 2018; here's a guide to when, where and how to see them.

National Geographic's 'One Strange Rock' to Reveal Astronauts' View of Earth

16 January, 2018 - 07:07
"This is the story of the Earth, from the only people who have ever left it." That, in a tagline, is the premise of "One Strange Rock," a new 10-part television documentary series premiering in March on National Geographic Channel.

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