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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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Another Brave Frog Bites the Dust at NASA

We all heard the story and the famous photo of the intrepid frog that try to fly alongside a powerful rocket launch from NASA’s Wallops Island in Virginia. The agency was launching the LADEE mission to the moon atop a Minotaur V rocket. “The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in […]

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Pyramid-Sized Asteroid to Creep by Earth Tonight

A friendly neighborhood asteroid named 216 NF23, which is said to be a little larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza, is speeding through the solar system at 20,000 mph. The asteroid caused a stir earlier this week when a trajectory showed the object coming pretty damn close to Earth. NASA classifies the asteroid as […]

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Medical Student in Egypt Spreads the Excitement of Space Exploration

By Yumna Majeed STEM-themed education platforms are becoming a new trend around the world and it’s helping pave a new road of opportunities for both teachers and students. Teaching technology, engineering, and mathematics by using fresh and innovative methods are making it easier for kids to develop an interest in the sciences. Star Letters in on […]

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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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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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