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InSight detects first clear marsquake

Instrument confirms Mars is seismically active, and ushers in a new discipline. Andrew Masterson reports.

14 minutes ago from Cosmos Magazine

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SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule lost after 'anomaly' during ground test

The Crew Dragon capsule is intended to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station, but a possible explosion during a ground test may set launches back

Tue 23 Apr 19 from Newscientist

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NASA's Twins Study: How Spaceflight (Temporarily) Changes the Body

Brothers compete. So in 2016, when astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending a year in space, it must have really annoyed his identical twin brother — retired astronaut Mark Kelly ...

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

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Beresheet: First privately-funded mission crashes on moon, but its significance is huge

It came so close. It even took a selfie. But with only a few kilometres left to descend, something went wrong and the spacecraft Beresheet veered out of control, taking one final photograph ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Watching Falcon Heavy Land is a Glimpse at the Future of Spaceflight

After a successful launch that delivered the Arabsat-6A satellite into its planned orbit, SpaceX also succeeded in landing all three of the boosters for their Falcon Heavy rocket — a first ...

Fri 12 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

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Meteor Showers Hitting the Moon Reveal Underground Water

When NASA astronauts first landed on the moon in 1969, they saw a desiccated world, bone-dry and devoid of any life-giving water. The Apollo astronauts, planning to stay only a few days, had ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Discover Magazine

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US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women.

Wed 17 Apr 19 from Phys.org

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Wing becomes first company awarded FAA certification to begin drone deliveries in the US

A month after Wing was given the green light to deliver various goods via drone in Australia's capital, Canberra, the Alphabet subsidiary has become the first company to get the official ...

8 hours ago from Gizmag

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