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Space Exploration

Astronomers Spot the Most Distant Single Star Ever Seen

With a fortuitous lineup of a massive cluster of galaxies, astronomers have discovered a single star across most of the entire observable universe. This is the farthest detection of a single star ever. The star may be up to 500 … Continue reading

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Are Earthlike Planets Plentiful Throughout the Milky Way?

Earthlike exoplanets, including those with features like continents and liquid water on their surface, might be plentiful across the Milky Way galaxy. Previous planet formation models had indicated that Earth’s abundance of life-supporting water may have arrived due to extremely … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin To Build Rocket To Retrieve Samples From Mars

NASA has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin Space of Littleton, Colorado, to build the Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), a small, lightweight rocket to launch rock, sediment, and atmospheric samples from the surface of the Red Planet. The award brings … Continue reading

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Could the Moon Ever Be Pushed from Orbit?

The moon has been Earth’s close companion for billions of years, and while our view of its shape and size varies somewhat as it orbits our planet, it remains a constant presence in the sky. But could that change? In … Continue reading

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Are Super-Earths Actually the Best Places to Search for ET?

Super-Earths may be the best place to search for extraterrestrial life due to their long-lived magnetic shields, according to a recent study. Scientists had previously thought that Earth-sized rocky exoplanets, meaning planets located outside of our own solar system that … Continue reading

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Astronomers Discover 70 New Rogue Exoplanets

70 New Rogue Exoplanets Spotted by Astronomers by Christopher Plain | The Debrief 70 rogue exoplanets, or planets not bound to a host star, have been discovered wandering through the Milky Way galaxy. Described as a “breakthrough discovery,” the newly … Continue reading

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Experiments Move Nuclear Fusion Closer to Reality for Space Travel

Ultra-High Energy Experiments Move Nuclear Fusion Closer to Reality by Christopher Plain | The Debrief As human spacecraft venture deeper and deeper into space, and missions hoping to study the outer reaches of our own solar system strive to become … Continue reading

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Nuking an Asteroid Might Save the World After All

We Might Be Able to Nuke an Asteroid to Save the World After All, Study Says by Jazz Shaw | The Debrief It’s a subject that has enthralled fans of both science and science fiction for generations. An asteroid or … Continue reading

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First Planet Found Outside of Our Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have announced evidence for a possible planet in another galaxy. This “exoplanet” would be much farther away than any of the thousands of others scientists have found in our Milky Way Galaxy. This planet candidate was identified with NASA’s … Continue reading

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William Shatner Rockets to Space and Back on a Blue Origin Suborbital Flight

William Shatner, the alter ego of one of the most iconic space travelers ever, has completed his first real trip to space. The iconic 90-year-old actor best known for playing James T. Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise in the … Continue reading

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The First Known Planet to Orbit 3 Stars

In a distant star system — a mere 1,300 light years away from Earth — researchers may have identified the first known planet to orbit three stars. Unlike our solar system, which consists of a solitary star, it is believed … Continue reading

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The Man Behind NASA’s Warp Drive Program

Meet The Man Behind NASA and DARPA’s Warp Drive Programs by Christopher Plain | The Debrief When Star Trek premiered on American television in 1966, the world was exposed to the idea of a spaceship traveling faster than the speed … Continue reading

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These Star Trek Technologies May Soon Become Reality

When the iconic science fiction television show Star Trek first premiered in 1966, humanity had yet to walk on the moon, and things like cell phones and the Internet were still decades away from becoming reality. Still, the groundbreaking show … Continue reading

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SpaceX Might Send Humans to the Moon Before 2024

SpaceX Thinks It Can Send Humans to the Moon Sooner than 2024 by Matt Williams | Universe Today It’s no secret that a new Space Race has been brewing over the past few years. This time, rather than being a … Continue reading

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New SpaceX Starship to Finally Land on the Moon

SpaceX has obtained the contract for NASA’s Project Artemis Human Landing System for Moon exploration. After a long hiatus, NASA is ready to resume sending astronauts to the Moon. SpaceX has been selected to provide the lunar lander that will … Continue reading

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