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02/23/2017 08:50 AM
Ring of Fire: Catch the Only Annular Solar Eclipse of 2017 This Sunday

'Tis the season... eclipse season, that is, as an annular solar eclipse marks the end of the first cycle of two for 2017. And although the annular path for this eclipse passes some sparsely populated parts of the southern hemisphere, we just might get some amazing live views, courtesy of modern technology and some intrepid observers willing to adventure trek after the shadow of the Moon.

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02/23/2017 04:54 AM
SpaceX Dragon Arrives at Space Station with Tons of Earth and Human Science Experiments

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - A SpaceX Dragon supply ship jam packed with more than 2.5 tons of critical science gear, crew supplies and 40 mice successfully arrived this morning at the International Space Station (ISS) - where six humans from the US, Russia and France are living and working aboard.

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02/22/2017 04:22 PM
Planet 9 Can’t Run Forever. Two Asteroids Give Up Some Clues

Last year, Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin found indirect evidence for the existence of a large planet in the outer reaches of our Solar System — likely located out past Pluto — and since then, the search has been on. The latest research continues to show signs of an unseen planet, the hypothetical […]

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02/22/2017 03:42 PM
Here’s an Aerial View of a Massive Iceberg Shearing away from Antarctica

Members of the British Antarctic Survey shot a video of the wide crack in the Antarctic Larsen Ice Sheet, which could mean a collapse is coming soon!

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02/22/2017 01:54 PM
Get Ready for the First Pictures of a Black Hole’s Event Horizon

The Event Horizon Telescope should give us our first picture of a Black Hole in the beginning of 2018.

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02/22/2017 01:06 PM
Huge News, Seven Earth-Sized Worlds Orbiting a Red Dwarf, Three in the Habitable Zone

In what is the biggest announcement in exoplanet-hunting history, NASA has announced the discovery of seven rocky exoplanets around a single star, three of which are potentially-habitable

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02/22/2017 10:19 AM
Here’s Something We Never Thought We’d See on a Comet: Shifting Dunes

The Rosetta mission’s close-up views of the curiously-shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko have already changed some long-held ideas about comets. But here’s more: there’s a ‘wind’ blowing across the comet’s surface, creating moving shifting dunes. “The approach to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko by the spacecraft Rosetta has revealed the presence of astonishing dune-like patterns,” wrote Philippe Claudin, of the […]

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02/22/2017 07:00 AM
How Long is a Year on Venus?

As the second closest planet to our Sun, Venus takes 224.65 days to complete a single orbit around our Sun, making a year on Venus 61.5% as long as a year on Earth.

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02/21/2017 10:02 PM
United Arab Emirates Has a Plan to Colonize Mars with 600,000 People in 100 Years

During the 5th World Government Summit, the United Arab Emirates announced a bold plan to build a permanent settlement on Mars.

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02/21/2017 09:14 PM
Spectacular SpaceX Space Station Launch and 1st Stage Landing – Photo/Video Gallery

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - Sunday’s inaugural blastoff of a commercial SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from historic pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 19 proved to be space spectacular like none other along the Florida Space Coast, that will help path the path for eventual human journeys to the Red Planet.

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