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Omega Centauri Is a Terrible Place to Look for Habitable Planets

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The globular cluster Omega Centauri hosts an estimated 10 million stars, but they may be too tightly packed to hold onto habitable planets, a new study suggests....
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  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:46:00 EDT

You Can Watch Two Cosmonauts Walk in Space Today: Here's How

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Two Russian cosmonauts will conduct a 6-hour spacewalk today (Aug. 15) to launch small satellites and take care of a couple scientific tasks....
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  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:30:00 EDT

This 'Star Trek'-Inspired Space Station Experiment Helps Scientists Study Earth

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Assimilate this! A beloved "Star Trek" Klingon character inspires real-life science on board the International Space Station....
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  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:27:00 EDT

Step Inside SpaceX's New Crew Dragon Spaceship (Photos)

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SpaceX recently invited journalists to its headquarters here in Southern California to get an up-close look at the new Crew Dragon capsule. Here's what's Mike Wall saw....
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  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:23:00 EDT

On This Day in Space! Aug. 15, 1977: 'Wow!' Mystery Signal Boosts Search for E.T.

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On Aug. 15, 1977, astronomers using Ohio State University's Big Ear radio telescope detected the famous "Wow!" signal. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series....
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  • On: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 07:00:00 EDT

Carnival of Space #574

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This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #574. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a ...
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  • On: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 17:28:36 +0000