04/26/2017

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Congress Routinely Calls for a Space Force, but This Time They Mean It

A prominent U.S. House representative is calling for a Space Force. This isn’t the first time Congress has asked for such a thing, but it might be time to take the call seriously.

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Constellations Is an Upcoming Board Game for Stargazers of All Ages

Dante Lauretta’s newest board game creation, Constellations, aims to inspire kids of all ages by deepening their fascination with the stars.

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The Rocket Engine’s Unlikely Role in Shaping Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

As instruments of war and exploration, rocket engines have not only shaped history but revealed the values and priorities of the nations that build them. They intensified the Cold War, shaped the aftermath of the Soviet collapse, and govern our Russia policy today. As New Space stacks success atop success, they might herald the decline of NASA as the preeminent organization for landing humans on other worlds.

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“Are We Alone?” Top Scientists at Cambridge Science Festival Weigh In

A panel of scientists gathered at the Cambridge Science Festival to answer one of humanity’s biggest questions, “Are we Alone?”

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Super-Earth LHS 1140b Has Scientists Excited about Possible Alien Life

Scientists have found a ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet in the habitable zone of LHS 1140, a red dwarf in the constellation of Cetus, located about 40 light-years away from Earth.

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Finding Alien Life on Saturn’s Moon, Enceladus, Just Got a Lot Likelier

The Cassini spacecraft found molecular hydrogen in the plume vapors of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, vastly increasing the odds that scientists could discover extraterrestrial life here.

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As If Astronauts Couldn’t Get Any Cooler, They Will Now Be Using Ziplines

If anything goes catastrophically wrong launching Boeing’s Starliner, astronauts will zipline to safety.