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A three-way race to build a commercially operated spaceship to shuttle astronauts -- and other paying customers -- to and from low-Earth orbit is close the finish line, with NASA aiming to award development and flight service contracts as early as next week.
Approximately 10 million years ago, a nearby cluster of stars erupted as a violent series of supernovae and, according to new observations, the million degree plasma from these powerful detonations surround the solar system today. Continue reading →
Scientists believe they have spotted a rocky planet in the making around a young, sun-like star 1,200 light years away in the constellation Vela.
Astronomers have spotted the telltale gamma rays from a supernova explosion, revealing its innermost secrets.
Launch of SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 rocket is on hold, pending a review after a related test vehicle self-destructed during a flight test last week. Continue reading →
The coolest brown dwarf discovered so far appears to have water clouds in its atmosphere, giving this sub-stellar object a very planet like characteristic. Continue reading →
This thick cloud of dust and gas may look like a dark and foreboding corner of our galaxy, but it is actually a region of star birth that exhibits a smorgasbord of stellar phenomena. Continue reading →
Scientists have found a strange structure resembling a microbial cell inside a Martian meteorite, but they're not claiming that it's evidence of Red Planet life.
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