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Beautiful Saturn: Cassini Team Unveils Farewell Photo of Ringed Planet

Reported by Space.com

A newly released photo taken by NASA's Cassini probe two days before its Saturn death dive shows the planet and its iconic rings in all their glory....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:16:00 EST

Space Station Astronauts Share Thanksgiving Memories (Video)

Reported by Space.com

While Americans all over the country will celebrate Thanksgiving with their families, the astronauts on Expedition 53 on the International Space Station will need to stay where they are — in orbit....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:10:00 EST

Thanksgiving Night Sky 2017: Saturn, Mercury (& the Moon) On the Menu

Reported by Space.com

Thanksgiving is often thought of as the one time of the year for family and friends to get together. But after the afternoon feast has been consumed, why not go for some stargazing?...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:53:00 EST

Flat-Earther to Launch Himself in Homemade Steam Rocket Saturday

Reported by Space.com

A flat-Earth enthusiast who claims not to believe in science plans to launch himself 1,800 feet (550 meters) above California's Mojave Desert in a homemade steam rocket on Saturday (Nov. 25), the Associated Press reported. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:49:00 EST

SpaceX Resuming Launches from Damaged Pad 40 on Dec. 4 with Station Resupply Flight for NASA; Covert Zuma Remains on Hold

Reported by Universe Today

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After postponing last week’s liftoff of the covert ‘Zuma’ spy satellite due to last minute concerns about the reliability of the payload fairing encapsulating it while poised for liftoff at KSC pad 39, SpaceX is set to a...
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:48:36 +0000

Could Magnetic Sails Slow an Interstellar Spacecraft Enough?

Reported by Universe Today

A new study by Professor Claudius Gros - who proposed The Genesis Project - indicates how magnetic sails could be used to brake an interstellar mission. The post Could Magnetic Sails Slow an Interstellar Spacecraft Enough? appeared first on Universe Today....
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:07:58 +0000