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This Is The Most Exciting Crisis in Cosmology - ScienceAlert
For as long as there has been a Universe, space has been expanding. It winked into existence roughly 13.8 billion years ago, and has been puffing up ever since, like a giant cosmic balloon.

NASA’s First Mission to Explore the Trojan Asteroids Passes Critical Milestone - SciTechDaily
NASA’s first mission to explore the Trojan asteroids is one step closer to launch. The Discovery Program’s Lucy mission passed a critical milestone and is officially authorized to transition to its next phase. This major decision was made after a series of in…

10 Crucial Things That Result From Einstein’s Theories of Relativity - SciTechDaily
Over one hundred years ago, on May 29, 1919, astronomers observed a total solar eclipse in an ambitious effort to test Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity by seeing it in action. Essentially, Einstein thought space and time were intertwined in an i…

A Delta IV Heavy rocket launch was scrubbed just seconds before liftoff - CNN
The early morning launch of a Delta IV Heavy rocket was scrubbed on Saturday, just seconds before its planned liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

IBM’s Customers Show Us Why It’s Important To Build A Quantum Computing Strategy Today - Forbes
While it's early days in quantum computing, IBM's customer use cases showcase how businesses are looking to the nascent technology to solve real-world problems.

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Spacecraft Makes Progress Ahead of Flight Test With Astronauts - SciTechDaily
NASA and Boeing continue to make progress toward the company’s second uncrewed flight test of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft prior to flying astronauts to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The Commercial Crew Program…

A NASA Satellite From 1964 Is Set to Retire by Falling Back to Earth - Interesting Engineering
OGO 1 lasted much longer in space than any of its five siblings.

How to See the Celestial Events, Rocket Launches, and More Happening in September - Travel + Leisure
Here's everything you can see in the skies in September, including the Corn Moon, a SpaceX rocket launch, and more.

Mars dust devil! Curiosity rover spots Red Planet twister (photos) -
Curiosity doesn't always have its eyes on the ground.

Planet-friendly activities that are good for your body and pandemic possible - CNN
People across the globe have adjusted their lives to Covid-19. Even in the most trying moments, it's worth taking the time to care for yourself with an activity that's good for both you and the Earth. Your body — and the planet — will thank you.

Andromeda’s sphere of influence is much larger than anyone thought - BGR
NASA scientists have detected a massive halo of plasma surrounding the nearby Andromeda galaxy. The halo, a massive orb of influence stretching deep into space, reaches halfway to our own Milky Way galaxy. Eventually, Andromeda and the Milky Way are expected …

The SLS rocket just got more expensive - BGR
NASA has announced changes to its “baseline cost” for the SLS rocket, stating that it’s going to spend an additional 30% or more to get the rocket ready for its late 2021 debut.  The SLS program has been plagued by delays and cost overruns for years now. The …

Blue planet: Study proposes new origin theory for Earth’s abundant water - The Times of Israel
Researchers in France say space rocks that formed near the Sun brought liquid to our nascent planet; suggest it was wet since it formed

Study Suggests Life Hitched Ride to Earth From Mars - Newsmax
An old theory that life hitched a ride to Earth from Mars is getting a new look...

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