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Astronauts take shelter as space station dodges orbital junk

The International Space Station just dodged a fast-moving hunk of orbiting junk.Controllers maneuvered the station away from a potential collision with a piece...

Elon Musk Promises $25,000 Tesla by 2023

Model C?During the company’s much-hyped Battery Day event, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that his company is planning to put a $25,000 electric...

We Are Begging You to Stop Injecting Yourselves With Homebrewed COVID Vaccines

In a new paper in the journal Science, a team of scientists has a blunt request: please stop injecting yourselves with homebrewed COVID...

Historic Mount Wilson Observatory survives close call with Southern California’s Bobcat Fire

The southern-facing HPWREN live webcam on the Mount Wilson Observatory took this image at 7:51 p.m. PDT on Sept. 17 (0251 GMT on...

China Planning to Launch Lunar Sample Return Mission in November

Preparing for LiftoffAccording to satellite imagery and ship tracking data, China is preparing to launch its Chang’e-5 sample return mission to the Moon,...

Smoke from US wildfires spreads across country and into Europe

NOAA/NASA's Suomi NPP satellite's OMPS (Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite) aerosols from the U.S. wildfires are detected from space.  (Image credit: NOAA/NASA/Worldview)Smoke from the...

Hubble Catches Massive New Storm Brewing on Jupiter

Jupiter StormLast month, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope took a gorgeous new close-up image of Jupiter some 406 million miles from Earth, with the...

‘Kerbal Space Program’ celebrates 9th anniversary with Enhanced Edition launch for Xbox One, Playstation 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qM7XFx12I4Calling all Kerbonauts! New adventures await you on gaming consoles.The physics-based space simulator "Kerbal Space Program: Enhanced Edition Complete" is celebrating its ninth...

Reality TV Show Says It Will Send Contestant to International Space Station

Who Wants to Be an Astronaut?Space Hero, a US-based production outfit that claims to be the “first space media company,” says it has...

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