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The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!

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Here are our picks for the most amazing space photos of the week....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Martian Missive: 'Others Will Follow' Film Explores Last Message from Mars

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A new sci-fi short explores the message that the (fictional) last human to survive a Mars mission sends back to Earth....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

NASA Satellites Captured Rapid Intensification of 4 Recent Hurricanes

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Rapid intensification occurs when hurricanes strengthen in a short period of time — much like the recent hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey and Jose. Using NASA satellites, scientists hope to learn more about how these storms grow and intensify. ...
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

The Most Amazing Space Stories of the Week!

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Growing plants in space might soothe astronauts' minds, a meteor shower could mean shooting stars before dawn this weekend, companies plan to collaborate on an inflatable, orbiting moon base, and two ultra-dense neutron stars merge....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

Blue Origin Conducts First Test of BE-4 Engine

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Blue Origin announced Oct. 19 that it conducted the first successful test of its BE-4 engine, a major milestone for both the company's launch vehicle plans as well as for United Launch Alliance....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:30:00 EDT

City-Size Lunar Lava Tube Could House Future Astronaut Residents

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A city-size lava tube has been discovered on the moon, and researchers say it could serve as a shelter for lunar astronauts....
  • By: Space.com
  • On: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:23:00 EDT