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Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction. Physical space is often conceived in three linear dimensions, although modern physicists usually consider it, with time, to be part of a boundless four-dimensional continuum known as spacetime. Wikipedia


In the past, network and technology were still improving in a way they both were competing to beat each other. But now that tech is more advanced than any other time in our history, thanks to machine learning, it needs a super-fast network system to work as efficiently as it was designed. Which is...

The moon is rusty, and it’s most probably Earth’s fault

The moon is turning ever so slightly red, and it's likely Earth's fault. Our planet's atmosphere may be causing the moon to rust, new research finds.   Rust, also known as an iron oxide, is a reddish compound that forms when iron is exposed to water and oxygen. Rust is the result of a common...

SpaceX delays Starlink fleet release because of climate, targets for some other rocket flight this night

SpaceX's hopes for a Falcon 9 rocket launch doubleheader this weekend have been thwarted by Mother Nature.  Bad weather forced SpaceX to call off its planned launch of 60 Starlink internet satellites from Pad 39B of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida this morning (Aug. 30) even as the company counts down toward a second...

Did a supernova reason Earth’s mass extinction 360 million years in the past?

One of the worst extinction events in Earth's history may have been triggered by a supernova, the violent death of a distant star. About 75% of all species on Earth died out at the end of the Devonian Period, nearly 360 million years ago. Rocks from this era preserve many thousands of spores that appear...

Black Moon 2020: What it’s (and why you’ll be able to see it)

While a full moon refers to the moment when the moon's Earth-facing side is fully illuminated by sunlight, a new moon refers to the moment when the moon's Earth-facing side is fully in shadow. (Unfortunately, that means the Black Moon will be more or less invisible, even if the moon is high in the...

Space calendar 2020: Rocket launches, sky events, missions & additional info

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Space events 2020 LAST UPDATED Aug. 11: These dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. Please DO NOT schedule travel based on a date you notice here. Launch dates collected from NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, Spaceflight Now, and others. Watch NASA webcasts and other live launch coverage on our "Watch...

NASA’s TESS exoplanet-hunting space telescope wraps up primary mission

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NASA's exoplanet-hunting TESS space telescope is completed with its number one mission, but its search for extraordinary new worlds goes on. NASA's exoplanet-hunting TESS space telescope (short for "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite") wrapped up its two-year primary venture on July 4, having found out 66 confirmed alien planets and nearly 2,100 "candidates" that scientists nonetheless...

Biden’s VP choose Kamala Harris would possibly simply inherit a 21st-century National Area Council

Biden's VP select Kamala Harris
Space fans of all political persuasions will have to care that Joe Biden simply picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his working mate.  If Biden defeats President Donald Trump this November and comes to a decision to retain the newly resurrected National Space Council (NSC), Harris will play a big role in U.S. space activities going...

‘Area cola wars’ at 35: When Coca-Cola, Pepsi examined soda in house

NASA astronauts Tony England (at left) and Karl Henize, STS-51F mission specialists, drink from Coca-Cola and Pepsi space cans as part of the Carbonated Beverage Dispenser Evaluation on space shuttle Challenger in 1985. (Image credit: NASA/collectSPACE.com)John-David Bartoe was having none of it.A payload specialist aboard a 1985 flight of the space shuttle Challenger,...

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