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'Spirit of Apollo': Watch Apollo 8 50th-Anniversary Webcast Tonight

Reported by Space.com

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of NASA's epic Apollo 8 moon mission tonight (Dec. 11), and you can watch the event live....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:34:00 EST

Edmond Halley: An Extraordinary Scientist and the Second Astronomer Royal

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Edmond Halley is best remembered for predicting the orbit of the comet that was later named after him. Besides astronomy, he also made significant discoveries in the fields of geophysics, mathematics, meteorology and physics....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:04:00 EST

Puerto Rico from Space: NASA Videos Show Aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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Fourteen months after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding and power outages, NASA researchers are still studying the storm's long-term effects on the island's natural environment as well as its human population. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:43:00 EST

In Photos: SpaceX's Dragon CRS-16 Cargo Launch and Rocket 'Water Landing'

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the Dragon CRS-16 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Dec. 5, 2018. Then the booster failed to land and splashed down in the ocean....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:33:00 EST

Named for a Cookie, New Planet-Hunting Telescope Snaps 1st Photo (And It's Sweet!)

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The delectably named SPECULOOS project has achieved first light, according to a Dec. 5 statement by the European Southern Observatory (ESO)....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:33:00 EST

Physicists Keep Trying — and Failing — to Find Dark Matter in Dark Places

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A summertime sparkle seemed to hint that researchers had found dark matter, but it looks like those scientists were wrong....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 01:29:00 EST