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Decommissioned Earth Science Satellite to Remain in Orbit for Decades

Reported by Space.com

A NASA Earth science satellite whose mission is ending this week will remain in orbit through the middle of the century, far longer than the limit set by orbital debris mitigation guidelines....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:30:00 EDT

Something Big Exploded in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: What Was It?

Reported by Space.com

Within seconds of the detection, an alert was automatically sent to the University of WA’s Zadko Telescope. It swung into robotic action, taking images of the sky location in the constellation Ophiuchus....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:26:00 EDT

Weaving for Mars: Ancient Technique Will Aids Red Planet Mission

Reported by Space.com

An updated take on an ancient weaving technique is helping NASA build key components for the Orion spacecraft, which could help carry humans to Mars and other deep-space destinations....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:15:00 EDT

Life Outside Our Solar System Might Exist on Exomoons

Reported by Space.com

The discovery of an exomoon could be years away, but researchers are already theorizing the conditions under which liquid water might be found on their surfaces....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:11:00 EDT

Star Wars: US Must Prep for Space Battles, Commander Says

Reported by Space.com

The United States needs to make clear that it's ready and able to fight a war that extends into space, a top military official said....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 EDT

Elon Musk Wants to Computerize Your Brain

Reported by Space.com

Neuralink will aim to link the human brain to digital devices....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:53:00 EDT