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Watch Live @ 11 am ET: Rocket Lab Unveils Its 1st US Launch Site

Watch Live @ 11 am ET: Rocket Lab Unveils Its 1st US Launch Site

Reported by Space.com

Thew New Zealand-based spaceflight startup Rocket Lab will unveil its first U.S. launch site today (Dec. 12), and you can watch it live here....
  • By: Space.com Staff
  • On: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:41 +0000

Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day

Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day

Reported by Space.com

Thick clouds of interstellar dust and gas permeate the star forming region RCW 36, also known as Gum 20, in this deep-space image from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. ...
  • By: Space.com Staff
  • On: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 13:01 +0000

On This Day in Space! Dec. 12, 1967: Pioneer 8 Launches on Mission to Study the Sun

On This Day in Space! Dec. 12, 1967: Pioneer 8 Launches on Mission to Study the Sun

Reported by Space.com

On Dec. 12, 1967, NASA launched the Pioneer 8 spacecraft on a mission to study the sun. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!...
  • By: Hanneke Weitering
  • On: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:22 +0000

SpaceX to Make Starlink Satellites Dimmer to Lessen Impact on Astronomy: Report

SpaceX to Make Starlink Satellites Dimmer to Lessen Impact on Astronomy: Report

Reported by Space.com

SpaceX has a fix in play to make its bright Starlink satellites less disruptive to astronomy....
  • By: Elizabeth Howell
  • On: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:00 +0000

Geminid Meteor Shower's Parent Debris Trail Spotted for 1st Time (Photo)

Geminid Meteor Shower's Parent Debris Trail Spotted for 1st Time (Photo)

Reported by Space.com

NASA's record-breaking Parker Solar Probe has given us a new perspective on the famous Geminid meteor shower, which peaks this weekend....
  • By: Mike Wall
  • On: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:00 +0000

'The Expanse' Season 4 Premieres This Week: Here's What to Expect.

'The Expanse' Season 4 Premieres This Week: Here's What to Expect.

Reported by Space.com

The spacefaring crewmembers of the Rocinante take on a brand-new mission in the upcoming fourth season of "The Expanse."...
  • By: Doris Elin Urrutia
  • On: Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:00 +0000