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On This Day In Space! Feb. 25, 1982: Western Union Launches Westar 4 Satellite

Reported by Space.com

On February 25, 1982, the Western Union company launched a communication satellite called Westar 4. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sun, 25 Feb 2018 07:25:00 EST

This Week's Top Space Stories

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upiter's Great Red Spot could disappear in a few decades, scientists spotted the most distant star explosion ever seen and the Opportunity rover witnessed its 5,000th Martian sunrise. These are just some of this week's top stories from Space.com....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:23:00 EST

The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

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Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:21:00 EST

SpaceX Delays Next Falcon 9 Rocket Launch to Conduct Nose Cone Checks

Reported by Space.com

SpaceX has delayed its weekend launch of a Spanish communications satellite to allow time for extra tests on the mission's Falcon 9 rocket. A new launch date has not been set....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:08:00 EST

'The Expanse' Returns April 11 for Season 3 — Watch New Trailer

Reported by Space.com

Syfy announced today (Feb. 23) that its space-adventure series "The Expanse" will return for a third season on April 11....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:21:00 EST

Venus Returns! View the Brilliant Planet in the Spring and Summer Sky

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After a winter sabbatical of sorts, hiding out of sight since the beginning of December, Venus — by far the most brilliant of the naked-eye planets — is back in view. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:21:00 EST