US Air Force Launches X-37B Space Plane on 4th Mystery Mission
AFSPC-5 Launch on May 20, 2015 #3
May 20th, 2015
The unmanned X-37B spacecraft launched atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket today (May 20) at 10:45 a.m. EDT from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The booster also carried the Planetary Society's tiny LightSail to orbit.
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Polluted Star Hints at Water's Origins on Earth and Alien Planets
Watery Asteroid Science
May 7th, 2015
Astronomers have spotted a dead star polluted with heavy elements, suggesting that the star recently chowed down on a water-laced asteroid.
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Eerie 'X-Files' Sounds Recorded from the Edge of Space
HASP balloon
May 4th, 2015
Eerie sounds from the edge of space were recorded for the first time in 50 years aboard a NASA student balloon experiment.
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All 5 of Pluto's Known Moons Spied by NASA Probe (Photo)
New Horizons Captures all 5 of Pluto's Known Moons
May 13th, 2015
New Horizons took a series of images from April 25 through May 1. The shots mark the first time New Horizons has managed to resolve the extremely faint Pluto moons Kerberos and Styx, mission team members said.
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Satellite Photos Aiding Nepal Earthquake Recovery Efforts
Nepal Light Emissions Decrease After Earthquake
May 7th, 2015
Scientists at space agencies across the world are using satellite images and other technologies to aid those affected by Nepal's earthquake.
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Neil Tyson's 'StarTalk' Turns TV Talk Shows Topsy-Turvy (Op-Ed)
Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts StarTalk
April 29th, 2015
Go in depth on StarTalk, Neil deGrasse Tyson's TV talk show about science, with Space.com television producer and science journalist Dave Brody.
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Happy Birthday, Hubble! 10 Epic Photos from the Iconic Space Telescope
Pillars of Creation, hubble images
April 24th, 2015
The Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Here are some of the most amazing photos taken by the iconic observatory.
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Curiosity Rover Sees Stunning Blue-Tinted Sunset on Mars (Video)
Curiosity Rover Sees Martian Sunset
May 13th, 2015
Curiosity captured the images, which mission team members combined into a Martian sunset video, with its Mast Camera between dust storms on April 15, NASA officials said.
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Cinco de Mayo Meteor Shower Rains Halley's Comet Bits on Earth: Watch It Tonight
Halley's Comet in 1986
May 5th, 2015
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, produced by debris from Halley's Comet, will peak tonight. Find out where you can see the show, as well as a live webcast hosted by the Slooh observatory.
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Newborn Star Erupts After Binging on Gas and Dust
Outburst of a young protostar in Orion
April 29th, 2015
A young star in Orion's dusty nebula roughly 1,400 light-years away has erupted after munching down gas and dust.
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