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

Space makes your herpes flare up, apparently

March 18th, 2019

Riding into space on the top of a rocket is something that very few people ever get the opportunity to do. It’s a dangerous journey, but the payoff is something that those of us who spend our entire lives here on solid ground can’t possibly comprehend. It also, apparently, makes your herpes flare up. In …

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Japan is going to blast a crater in an asteroid for science

March 18th, 2019

Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft is doing some big things during its time at the asteroid known as Ryugu. JAXA, Japan’s space program, arrived at the space rock last year and, after much planning, fired a projectile into its surface late last month to collect some samples of it surface. Now, JAXA is planning for an even …

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Watch the U.S. Air Force launch a new satellite live right here

March 15th, 2019

It’s been an eventful week for spaceflight, with the biggest news being the hotly anticipated launch of the Soyuz rocket carrying a pair of NASA astronauts going smoothly on Thursday, but we’re not done yet. The U.S. Air Force is about to close out the week with the launch of a shiny new Wideband Global …

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This is what it looks like when two galaxies collide

March 14th, 2019

As Earthlings, the kind of space collision we typically fear the most is one between an asteroid and our home planet. Depending on the size of the rock, it could be devastating to to the human race, but as far as the universe is concerned the utter destruction of Earth would be nothing more than …