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NASA Just Unveiled Its 2020 Mars Rover, And We're Beyond Excited - ScienceAlert
The Mars 2020 rover, which sets off for the Red Planet next year, will not only search for traces of ancient life, but pave the way for future human missions, NASA scientists said Friday as they unveiled the vehicle.

A giant red star is acting weird and scientists think it may be about to explode - Q13 News Seattle
The star, Betelgeuse, is suddenly dimming. It may be a sign, astronomers say, that the star is about to explode. Another possibility is the red supergiant may just be going through a phase.

Starliner in good shape after shortened test flight - SpaceNews
The Boeing CST-100 Starliner commercial crew vehicle appears to be in good condition after its abbreviated test flight as engineers study its timer problem.

Global media hail Long March-5 rocket's successful launch - CGTN
The third Long March-5 rocket, China's largest carrier rocket, blasted off from Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan Province around 8:45 p.m. Friday evening BJ time. The rocket has successfully sent the Shijian-20, a large communications satellite into geo…

Scientists Say They've Found a Way to Solve The 'Oldest Open Question in Astrophysics' - ScienceAlert
After almost 350 years, physicists have just arrived at a statistical solution for Newton's three-body problem – that is, the problem of figuring out how three similar objects or bodies are going to travel in space in a way that fits in with the la

NASA launches new mission to search for killer asteroids and prevent human extinction -
NASA has secured funding for a new mission that will hunt for Near Earth Objects (NEOs), or asteroids, that could pose a danger to our planet.

These Rare Exoplanets Have the "Density of Cotton Candy" - Futurism
Scientists are finally cracking the mystery of cosmic "super-puffs."

U.S. astronaut sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman - Los Angeles Times
U.S. astronaut Christina Koch set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman.

NASA wants to launch a new space telescope to search for a second Earth - Digital Trends
With environmental catastrophes befalling Earth and an increasing population, there's an argument that for humanity to survive, we'll need to find a new planet. A proposal from NASA is for a telescope to do just that: The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory would…

Scientists model dynamic feedback loop that fuels the spread of wildfires - Ars Technica
Interaction between rising air, ambient winds determines how quickly a fire spreads.

Business of spaceflight: The 7 biggest moments of the year - CNN
This year didn't end up exactly how many in the spaceflight industry had hoped.

In 2019, a 42-year-old NASA mission gave new insight into our solar system - Inverse
Voyager 2's crossing into interstellar space revealed surprising new details about our small corner of the Milky Way.

Space calendar 2020: eclipses, meteor showers, rocket launches - Business Insider
If all goes well next year, SpaceX and Boeing will launch their first astronauts for NASA, and Mars will gain three new rovers.

Girl, 14, finds world's most ancient LEMMING preserved in Siberian permafrost - Daily Mail
Angelina Sadovnikova, 14, discovered the mummified 41,300-year-old Pleistocene rodent under a river cliff on the Tirekhtyakh River near to the Arctic Circle in Russia.

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