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Glowing Nebula Decorates Space in Hubble Image
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A splendid nebula decorates the cosmos 2,000 light-years from Earth. www.space.com/37248-nebula-...
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ESA Moves Forward on Gravitational Wave and Exoplanet Missions
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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. www.space.com/37287-esa-mov...
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Why Solar Eclipses Don't Happen Every Month (Animation)
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A new NASA video explains what determines when Earth experiences solar eclipses — and why they don't happen every month, as the moon crosses between the sun and the Earth. www.space.com/37269-why-sol...
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SpaceX Set for Second Falcon 9 Launch in Three Days
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One day after putting Bulgaria's first communications satellite into orbit, SpaceX is preparing for a Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday (June 25).
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Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers
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Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space. www.space.com/37288-future-...
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US Mint Reveals Proposed Designs for 'Tails Side' of Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Coins
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The U.S. Mint has taken a few "small steps" toward striking coins commemorating a half-century since the first moon landing. Three proposed designs for the curved coins' "tails side" were publicly revealed at a meeting of the Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) www.space.com/37256-mint-re...
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SpaceX Fires Up Used Rocket Ahead of Monday Re-Flight (Photo)
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SpaceX test-fired a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket Thursday (June 15), paving the way for the booster's planned second liftoff on Monday (June 19). www.space.com/37213-spacex-...
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B612 Studying Smallsat Missions to Search for Near Earth Objects
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The B612 Foundation, which once sought to privately develop a large space observatory to search for potentially hazardous near Earth objects (NEOs), is now studying an alternative approach that uses much smaller spacecraft. www.space.com/37277-b612-st...
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NASA: Kepler Finds 219 New Exoplanet Candidates, 10 Might Be Habitable (Video)
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NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has been used to detect 219 new new planet candidates. Ten nearly Earth-sized planets have been found in the so-called 'Goldilocks' zone
of the stars they orbit. www.space.com/37242-nasa-ke...
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Cassini Makes 8th Dive Through Saturn's Rings
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The Cassini spacecraft has made its eighth dive between Saturn and its rings, documenting the planetary system up close as it prepares for its Grand Finale plunge into the gas giant on Sept. 15. www.space.com/37166-cassini...