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Space and science coverage including asteroids, galaxies, planets, NASA and SpaceX launches.

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New simulation shows how the Moon may have formed

October 5th, 2022

A new simulation of how the Moon formed shows that it could have formed in the span of mere hours, NASA says. Billions of years ago, when Earth was much younger, it would have looked a lot different than it does now. This new simulation posits that an object the size of Mars may have …

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Scientists may have figured out what makes Uranus so weird

October 5th, 2022

Uranus has always been an intriguing planet for astronomers to study. First discovered in 1781, Uranus quickly became known for its odd and extremely “off-kilter” tilt. The seventh planet from the Sun has always seemed to march to its own beat, and while it might share some similarities with other ice giants in our solar …

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Skywatchers can see Saturn and Jupiter in the sky this month

October 3rd, 2022

Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the sky with the naked eye this coming month. With October just kicking off, NASA shared its monthly report of upcoming astronomy events to keep an eye out for. So, if you’re a skywatcher and you enjoy getting glimpses of some of our solar system’s various planets, here …

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NASA’s SOFIA telescope just took its last flight

September 30th, 2022

Since its first flight in 2007, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, otherwise known as SOFIA, has observed the universe from 41,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. Now, the unique space telescope housed in a modified Boeing 747 has taken its last flight. In honor of the flight, NASA has shared some of the most …