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This Huge Asteroid Was Spotted Only One Day Before It Whizzed By Earth

It was the closest miss in recorded history.
Julian Morgans
4.17.18
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Families Tell Us Why They Decided to ‘Bury’ a Loved One in Space

Celestis is the first and only private company to have successfully launched a memorial spaceflight.
Frank White
4.12.18
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This Salad Was Grown in Antarctica

A new German greenhouse has its first harvest on the icy continent.
Mack DeGeurin
4.5.18
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We Have 12 New Hubble Images of the Universe and It's Looking Gorgeous

The Hubble Space Telescope is filling out its gallery of distant Messier objects.
Becky Ferreira
3.20.18
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Stephen Hawking Has Died at 76

Hawking was one of humanity's most important scientists and leaves behind an ongoing project to send a small spacecraft to Earth's closest star system.
Jason Koebler
3.14.18
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People Seeing the Moon Up Close for the First Time Is a Dose of Good Vibes

Filmmaker and space lover Wylie Overstreet took his telescope onto the streets of Los Angeles to show strangers the moon, then captured their reactions on film.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.13.18
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The Military-Industrial Complex Roots of GPS

The evolution of the global positioning system, the greatest non-internet idea to come out of the Space Race, and why the military initially hobbled it.
Ernie Smith
3.13.18
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Scientists Successfully Test an Air-Breathing Satellite Thruster

How to make atmospheric drag work for satellites, instead of against them.
Becky Ferreira
3.7.18
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SpaceX Just Launched Its First High-Speed Internet Satellites Into Orbit

The goal, to create a constellation of more than 12,000 satellites, is part of a project called Starlink.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.22.18
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The US Air Force Wants More Money to Defend Its Satellites

The 2019 budget for Air Force space equipment and R&D, including new satellite defenses, represents a 9-percent increase over 2018.
David Axe
2.16.18
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What’s Next for SpaceX?

What to do after you’ve built and launched the world’s most powerful rocket?
Daniel Oberhaus
2.7.18
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Researchers Examined the Feasibility of Cleaning Orbital Junk With a Space-Based Laser Station

For safer space exploration in the future.
Rebecca Flowers
1.18.18