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SpaceX's Starship won't launch on 1st orbital test flight this month

The first orbital test flight of SpaceX's Starship deep-space transportation vehicle won't get off the ground this month.

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Pentagon space chief condemns 'irresponsible' launch of Russian inspector satellite

The Pentagon is speaking out against Russia's launch of a spy satellite believed to be shadowing one of its American counterparts closely in the same orbit.

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A 'potentially hazardous' blue-whale-size asteroid will zip through Earth's orbit on Friday

A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of a blue whale is set to zip past Earth on Friday (Aug. 12).

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'STEVE' descends on North America after surprise solar storm

A surprise solar storm bashed Earth on Aug. 7 and 8, triggering an appearance of the mysterious glowing phenomenon called STEVE.

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Did North Korea lie about its big ICBM test launch?

The first launch of North Korea's powerful new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) this spring apparently didn't go well after all.

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SpaceX Starlink satellites face Russia space debris 'squalls' in orbit: report

An Aug. 6 close encounter saw hundreds of Starlink satellites get uncomfortably close to debris generated in a Russian anti-satellite test in November 2021.

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Probing the Red Planet: Finding past life at Jezero Crater

Perseverance Mars rover is gathering up samples of Martian rock and soil that could help tease out an answer concerning past life on Mars.

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Violent supermassive black hole with twisting jet may help Milky Way observations

The Event Horizon Telescope has imaged the powerful near-light-speed jet of a blazar, and found it to be twisted.

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Celestron Powerseeker 127 EQ review

The flagship of Celestron's entry-level telescope range, the Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ's five-inch aperture and equatorial mount make it tempting to beginner astronomers.

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Star Trek movies, ranked worst to best

Journey into the strange new worlds of the Star Trek movies, ranked worst to best. Live long and get some popcorn.

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Saturn at opposition: See the Lord of the Rings at its best this month

On Sunday night (August 14th), Saturn arrives at opposition, when it lies on the opposite side of the sky from the sun.

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Save £400 on the Celestron Advanced VX 8 Edge HD telescope

This Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is the complete night sky-viewing package and you can now save £400 on it.

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X-Men movies in order: Chronological & release order

22 years, 13 movies, and a whole load of time travel shenanigans later, we’re still trying to figure out how to watch the X-Men movies in order.

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Anti-satellite weapons: History, types and purpose

With the satellite network being a key component of modern life on Earth, space is now a major battleground for countries looking to get ahead of their competitors.

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Big new Chinese rocket lofts 6 experimental satellites on debut launch (video)

The solid-fueled Lijian 1 rocket, also referred to as ZK-1A, lifted off from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on July 27, carrying six satellites into orbit on its debut flight.

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Scientists spot baby alien planet that might be forming moons

Scientists using a powerful telescope array spotted gas and a possible young exoplanet in a cloud of gas and dust surrounding a distant star.

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Astronomers plan to fish an interstellar meteorite out of the ocean using a massive magnet

Astronomers are planning a fishing trip to land an extraterrestrial interloper on Earth: a small meteorite from another star system that crashed into the Pacific Ocean in January 2014.

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The James Webb Space Telescope makes stunning images thanks to these engineering solutions

A group of engineers was tasked with designing a space telescope that would change the way we see our universe. Just one problem: much of the technology they would need didn't exist.

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SpaceX fires up Super Heavy booster for 1st time ahead of Starship orbital test flight (photo)

SpaceX fired up a Super Heavy booster on the launch pad today (Aug. 9) for the first time ever, notching a big milestone in the development of its Starship deep-space transportation system.

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The last supermoon of the year rises Thursday: Watch it online for free

Watch the last supermoon of the year rise over Rome with the Virtual Telescope Project's free livestream, which starts on Aug. 12 at 1:30 a.m. ET.

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