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Space

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

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Boeing’s Starliner is officially delayed, again

April 3rd, 2019

It hasn’t been a great year thus far for Boeing. The company has been dealing with a whole bunch of its commercial planes being grounded due to a pair of crashes that claimed hundreds of lives, and its contract with NASA to deliver a crewed spacecraft has resulted in nothing but cost overruns and massive …

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We’re probably about to see the first-ever photograph of a black hole

April 2nd, 2019

Black holes are so strange that they’re kind of hard to wrap your brain around. They’re super-dense objects with gravitational pull so strong that nothing can escape them and, while we know they exist, astronomers have never actually photographed one. Weird, right? When it comes to spotting a black hole the distance is really what …

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NASA discovers Saturn’s moons are caked in ring dust

April 2nd, 2019

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has long since bitten the proverbial dust, but data it sent back years ago is now revealing how actual dust affects some of the planet’s many moons. As NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains in a new blog post, Saturn’s iconic rings tend to litter some of its moons with a variety of …