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NASA’s newest satellite is scheduled to launch on the evening of Wednesday 18 April, 22:51 UTC. Known as TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will play a crucial role in humanity’s search for planets outside our own Solar System. And it’ll be blasted into orbit by SpaceX’s famous, reusable Falcon 9 rocket.   Shortly after the launch, SpaceX
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NASA’s newest satellite is on scheduled to launch on the evening of Monday 16 April, 22:32 UTC. Known as TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will play a crucial role in humanity’s search for planets outside our own Solar System. And it’ll be blasted into orbit by SpaceX’s famous, reusable Falcon 9 rocket.   Shortly after the
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Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, is raising about US$500 million in new funding. The cash investment would be a boon to SpaceX, which is chasing three incredibly ambitious projects in the coming decade, including a global satellite-internet network, a spaceship to explore and colonize Mars, and the world’s fastest transportation system.   SpaceX confirmed that
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Since it’s discovery was announced in August of 2016, Proxima b has been an endless source of wonder and the target of many scientific studies. In addition to being the closest extra-solar planet to our Solar System, this terrestrial planet also orbits within Proxima Centauri’s circumstellar habitable zone (aka. “Goldilocks Zone”).   As a result,
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It’s always disheartening when the science news corner of the internet gets overwhelmed by something that’s not even remotely science. Over the weekend, the UK tabloid The Daily Star published an “exclusive” claiming that four astronauts – including Buzz Aldrin – allegedly passed lie detector tests while talking about their claims of encountering aliens.  
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Looking for a getaway that offers unmatched views of sunrises and sunsets? Specifically, 384 of them in 12 days? Try outer space. Houston-based Orion Span hopes to launch the “first luxury hotel in space” – the 35-by-14-foot Aurora Station – by late 2021 and bring guests on board the following year.   The hotel will
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Astronomers have detected 72 incredibly bright and quick events flashing across a recent sky survey – and they’re struggling to understand where they came from. The mysterious explosions are similar in brightness to supernovae – the final, gigantic explosions that extinguish stars.   But supernovae can be seen lighting up the sky for several months