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Why the moon's south pole may be the hottest destination in space loading...
Why the moon's south pole may be the hottest destination in space
Jeff Bezos and his spaceflight firm Blue Origin have announced their lunar ambitions—joining the global race for this prime extraterrestrial real estate.
Step inside the hometown of the first human in space loading...
Step inside the hometown of the first human in space
West of Moscow, the small provincial town of Gagarin is a shrine to beloved Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
First privately funded moon lander crash-lands loading...
First privately funded moon lander crash-lands
A successful touchdown would have made Israel the fourth country to pull off a lunar landing. Despite the crash, the mission is still significant.
The Grisly 'Origin Story' Behind the Perseid Meteor Shower loading...
The Grisly 'Origin Story' Behind the Perseid Meteor Shower
The celestial phenomenon was identified long before astronomers took note by devout Christians, who had their own fiery interpretation.
NASA Sets Out to 'Touch the Sun'—Here's How loading...
NASA Sets Out to 'Touch the Sun'—Here's How
By boldly going where no spacecraft has gone before, the Parker Solar Probe will attempt to solve big mysteries about our nearest star.
Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts. loading...
Would a U.S. Space Force Be Legal? Get the Facts.
As the Trump Administration calls for a new military branch, get the plan's pros and cons and learn the rules governing off-world soldiers.
NASA Announces Crews for Private 'Space Taxi' Project loading...
NASA Announces Crews for Private 'Space Taxi' Project
The initiative will end dependence on Russian transport to the International Space Station. But the deadline is getting dangerously close.
Are We Alone? Maybe. The Better Question is, Can We Survive? loading...
Are We Alone? Maybe. The Better Question is, Can We Survive?
Whether we're alone in the universe depends on whether alien societies overcame the climate change their advances created, says a new book.
How to Watch the Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century loading...
How to Watch the Longest 'Blood Moon' Eclipse of the Century
The record-setting lunar eclipse paired with an extra-close Mars will soon have sky-watchers seeing red.
Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts. loading...
Underground Lake Found on Mars? Get the Facts.
The 12-mile-wide reservoir could solve a Martian mystery—and offer a new target in the hunt for extraterrestrial life.
12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter loading...
12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter
Astronomers went looking for a far-off mystery planet and found a cadre of worlds much closer to home.
Right Stuff for Life Found on Small Saturn Moon loading...
Right Stuff for Life Found on Small Saturn Moon
Data from a dead spacecraft suggest that this world may be the best place besides Earth for life as we know it.

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