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SETI Uses A.I to Discover Growing Number of Strange Signals from Distant Galaxy

Scientists and researchers working as part of the SETI or Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence collective have detected peculiar radio signals from a galaxy over 3 billion light years from Earth. The signals were found by an artificially intelligent machine learning program that was given access to the captured data. Could these signals be from an […]

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Photos: Hubble Telescope Keeps An Eye on Saturn and its Moons

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft ended its 13-year mission when it plunged to Saturn’s atmosphere almost a full year ago. The photo below, one of Cassini’s final images, shows Enceladus setting behind its gas giant host planet. There is a growing consensus among the astronomy and scientific community that the icy moon may be an excellent destination […]

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Star Letter 014: The Intensifying Search for Alien Worlds

Earth is home and home is everything. We humans live out our lives on this third rock from the Sun because well, we’ve got nowhere else to go….for now. A few generations from now, if human play their cards right, people will have the option of building a new life for themselves and their descendants […]

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SpaceX Could Launch Its Uncrewed Dragon 2 Demo Very Soon

The SpaceX Dragon was the first privately-owned spacecraft to complete a mission to the International Space Station. Its successor, the Dragon 2, is poised to be the first commercial vehicle to fly astronauts and return human spaceflight to Kennedy Space Center for the first time since the Shuttle program ended in 2011.   Liftoff is […]

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The European Space Agency and Japan are Launching a Joint Mission to Mercury

The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch the BepiColombo mission––a pair of spacecraft that will travel together toward “the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System.” The European-built Ariane 5 rocket will launch the ESA Mercury Planetary Orbiter and the JAXA Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter which will both be […]

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Becoming A Space-faring Civilization Starts at Home and in the Classroom

The world is changing for better and for worse. Humans are facing an enormous amount of challenges at all corners of the planet. Starvation, displacement, and psychological distress are prominent due to lasting conflict on almost every continent. Nationalism and xenophobia seems to have risen again in the wake of terror and violence in our […]

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Watch SpaceX Relaunch Its New Rocket For the First Time

The Elon Musk-founded launch provider SpaceX will re-launch it’s newest Falcon 9 rocket for the very first time. Dubbed the ‘Block 5’ the new incarnation of SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 rocket sports new shiny black landing legs and a black interstage––giving it a unique (and kinda awesome) look. The introduction of the rocket occurred in […]

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Long Live the Tardigrade, Which Will Outlive Us All

Tardigrades are creatures out of science fiction. When humans are long gone from Earth and the solar system, even long after the Earth itself is uninhabitable, Tardigrades will still be here. Under a microscope, these creatures resemble giant bears but are a tad bit more terrifying. The creates don’t seem to have an actual face, […]

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Blood Moon and (Watery?) Mars to Light Up Friday Night Sky

Is it the summer of Mars? If not, it’s about to be. Just a months ago, the Mars Curiosity Rover hit the motherload: organic molecules that may point to the existence of life on the red planet. And just yesterday, the scientists from the European Space Agency published a paper claiming to have discovered what […]

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Earth’s Moon Could Have Once Harbored Life

Today, our moon is simply a rock and rather lifeless. The moon has no atmosphere or magnetosphere to protect it from the Sun or the radiation that emits from our host star. And of course, the moon has no liquid water on its surface. According to a new scientific paper, Earth’s only orbiting body may […]

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