A new study provides evidence of a so-called lost planet that was formed in the early days of the Solar System, and subsequently destroyed in a collision.
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Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use “giant party balloons” to retrieve upper stage rockets.
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Aurora Station will be the first luxury hotel in space. The station will be open for business in 2022.
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New images from the European Southern Observatory show the stunning variety of discs of gas and dust that surround young stars.
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A new company is developing a hybrid rocket-balloon system to launch microsatellites cheaply from high altitude.
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Scientists are getting better at predicting colorful auroras here on Earth by closely watching the behavior of the Sun.
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70,000 years ago, Scholz’s Star visited our neighbourhood, and changed the trajectories of hundreds of objects in out Solar System.
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Some might think it’s paranoid to think about an asteroid hitting Earth and wiping us out. But the history of life on Earth shows at least 5 major extinctions. And at least once, about 65 million years ago, that extinction was caused by an asteroid. Preparing for an asteroid strike, or rather preparing to prevent […]
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Each of Jupiter’s poles is a beautiful, geometric arrangement of Earth-sized cyclones. In the north, 8 storms surround one central storm, while on the south, 5 storms surround one in the center.
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The Hubble has detected a massive dust cloud 150 billion miles across around the young star HR 4796A.
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