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Space.com Talks with Astronaut Scott Tingle in Space Today!

Today at 12:20 p.m. EST (1720 GMT), Space.com will get a long-distance connection with NASA astronaut Scott Tingle on the International Space Station, and we want you to join us! You can watch it live here , courtesy of NASA TV. Do you have a question for Tingle in space? Let us know! Space.com associate editor […]

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Satellite Images Capture Rare Snowfall in the Sahara Desert

Satellite photos show parts of Africa’s Sahara Desert blanketed in snow following a rare winter storm earlier this month. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite captured stunning views of the snow-covered dunes in northwest Algeria, on the edge of the Sahara Desert — an area known to be one of the hottest places […]

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Lunar Fountain? Accessible Ice Could Lurk in Moon's Lava Tubes

New images from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) suggest there is an underground network of lava tubes beneath the lunar surface that could offer astronauts easy access to water.  The stunning new photos show multiple small pits in a large impact crater known as the Philolaus Crater, which is located near the north pole of […]

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Lawmakers Prod SpaceX and NASA on Fate of Secret Zuma Mission

House lawmakers on Wednesday (Jan. 17) pressed SpaceX and NASA officials on what exactly happened to the secret Zuma spacecraft launched into space this month on one of the company’s Falcon 9 rockets. SpaceX representatives, including Gwynne Shotwell, the president and chief operating officer, have firmly stated that the rocket functioned correctly during the classified […]

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Left at the Next Pulsar: Spacecraft Could Navigate by the Stars

NICER’s mirror assemblies gather data about the interior of neutron stars, including flashing pulsars from across the sky. For centuries, travelers have navigated by the stars. Now, a new experiment on the International Space Station shows how spacecraft to the outer solar system could one day use special pulsing stars for guidance. In a demonstration […]

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Brilliant Fireball Shakes Southeastern Michigan with 2.0 Earthquake

A brilliant fireball lit up the night sky over southern Michigan Tuesday (Jan. 16), dazzling skywatchers lucky enough to see it. Many more felt the earth shake from the meteor’s sonic boom, according to media reports. The meteor occurred at 8:10 p.m. CST and registered as a 2.0 magnitude earthquake, officials with the National Weather […]

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