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University Of Chicago Astrophysicists Use NASA's TESS Satellite To Discover New Planet Orbiting A Star Near Earth

The University of Chicago scientists, using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and retired Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a planet about as large as Neptune — one that circles the young star in just over a week.
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NASA Offers Up to $35,000 in 'Lunar Loo' Space Toilet Design Challenge

No trip – not even a trip to the moon – is possible without several bathroom breaks. NASA launched the ‘Lunar Loo Challenge’ to get the public’s help with designing the perfect space toilet. See more now.
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Asteroid Larger Than Empire State Building Set to Pass by Earth This Weekend

NASA will currently be looking out for an asteroid that may be as large as the Empire State Building in New York City. The asteroid is expected to pass by Earth this weekend.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Postpones First Crewed Space Flight in 9 Years

If the weather cooperates, an active-duty Air Force colonel and a retired Marine colonel will be at the controls Wednesday when America launches its first crewed space flight in nine years.
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Researchers Detect Mysterious 'Radio Bursts' in Space That Repeat Every 16 Days

A mysterious radio signal that occurs at fixed intervals has been detected in outer space. Researchers discovered a series of "fast radio bursts," brief pulses of radio waves, that occurred in a fixed pattern every 16.35 days, reports CNN . During each interval, the burst would be detected about...
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Billionaire's Search for a Moon Trip Girlfriend Gets 27,722 Applicants

Some people might break the ice with a first date dinner. But what about traveling to the moon? That's what Yusaku Maezawa is looking to do with one lucky lady. The Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur, who recently made waves when he vowed to give 1,000 Twitter users $9 million , is offering a...
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Dazzling Space Show at NYC Museum Features 'Black Panther' Star Lupita Nyong'o

The American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium is getting a new space show, and it gives viewers a look into other planets to help them understand the workings of our own. “Worlds Beyond Earth” is a Hayden Planetarium Space Show featuring narration from Academy Award winner and "Black...
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NASA Intern Discovers Rare New Planet 3 Days Into Internship

This NASA intern made an out-of-this-world impression at his new gig. Wolf Cukier, a high school intern at NASA from Scarsdale High School in New York State, helped discover the first-ever planet that orbits two suns, CNN reports . NASA’s planet-hunting TESS mission has discovered multiple planets...
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NASA Wants to Send Your Name on the Rover to Mars

You can’t go to Mars, but your name can! NASA is inviting humans around the world to submit their names to fly aboard the Mars 2020 rover on its mission to the Red Planet. Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage! Our #Mars2020 Rover is gearing up for its seven-month journey to the Red Planet and...
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NASA Astronaut Christina Koch to Break Record for Longest Female Spaceflight

She’s defying gravity! Astronaut Christina Koch is on schedule to spend 11 months at the International Space Station (ISS) and will set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman.
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