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NASA astronauts conduct trial run before historic launch of SpaceX rocket - CBS Evening News
NASA is counting down to the historic launch of a SpaceX rocket that is scheduled for Wednesday. The rocket, named "Dragon," will carry two NASA astronauts t...

A 'Code' in Starlight Reflected Off Distant Planets Could Reveal if They're Habitable - ScienceAlert
The search for life elsewhere in the Universe goes on, but such is the vastness of space, any helpful tips that can point us towards the planets most likely to be habitable are really useful – and scientists think they've just discovered another cl

Climate Change Could Mean More Of Antarctica Turning Green With Algae - HuffPost
Snow algae is already a part of summer on the Antarctic Peninsula. A warming planet may mean a lot more of it.

How to watch SpaceX launch NASA astronauts to the ISS in Demo-2 mission - CNET
A Falcon 9 rocket will to carry two astronauts from US soil to the space station on May 27. The last time the US launched astronauts from within its borders was 2011.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Weakening For Unexplained Reason, Reveals European Space Agency - Sputnik International
The Earth has a moderately strong magnetic field, which is generated by superheated liquid iron that makes up the outer core of our planet. The magnetic field is vital...

Statue of Liberty-sized ASTEROID barrelling towards Earth as six space rocks set to skim past - RT
A huge asteroid that’s roughly the size of the Statue of Liberty is set to fly past Earth on Saturday. The enormous object is among a clutch of six space rocks that will whizz past our planet this weekend.

Space Photos of the Week: Keeping an Eye on Jupiter's Storms - WIRED
NASA's Juno orbiter, along with its Hubble and Gemini telescopes, will help scientists better understand the planet's atmosphere.

Fox News' Kristin Fisher opens up about her childhood as an 'astro-tot' - New York Post
When Fox News’ Washington D.C.-based correspondent Kristin Fisher covers NASA’s launch of two astronauts to the International Space Station on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon Wednesday, she…

Scientists Detect a Flickering Signal Coming From The Heart of Our Galaxy - ScienceAlert
Scientists found something peculiar coming from the center of the Milky Way galaxy: a previously-unnoticed signal they think is coming from the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy.

Strange ice formations may have tricked physicists into seeing mysterious particles that weren't there -
What if one of the strangest, most unsettling findings in particle physics turned out to be an illusion?

What’s Up With the Funny-Looking Moons in ‘Onward’? - WIRED
Yes, I know this is a fantasy movie. That shouldn’t stop us from thinking about the real causes of lunar phases.

Colonizing Mars may require humanity to tweak its DNA -
Genetic engineering may be a big part of our future on Mars.

Astronomers see first evidence of a new planet being born – Physics World -
Combined measurements from two ESO telescopes provide evidence that a new planet is currently forming around the young star AB Aurigae

Dying coral reefs turn vibrant neon in apparent survival effort - MSN Money
Coral reefs on the brink of death are attempting to send a survival signal, via fluorescent neon colors.

Astronomers find the Wolfe Disk, a galaxy that shouldn't exist, in the distant universe - CNN
Astronomers have spotted a massive disk galaxy, not unlike our own, that formed 12.5 billion years ago when our 13.8 billion-year-old universe was only a tenth of its current age. But according to what scientists know about galaxy formation, this one has no b…

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