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NASA just discovered something new in 20-year-old Galileo data

May 1st, 2018

Normally when NASA publishes exciting new discoveries it’s thanks to data that just arrived from one of its many pieces of high-tech space hardware. NASA’s Galileo isn’t around anymore, having dipped into Jupiter’s atmosphere over a decade ago in a suicidal dive that ended its incredibly long mission, but scientists are now looking back on …

Boeing makes a fool of itself by calling out SpaceX, saying the Falcon Heavy just isn’t big enough

May 1st, 2018

When SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this year, it earned the title of “most powerful operational rocket.” That little “operational” modifier is pretty important, since nothing has yet to surpass NASA’s own Saturn V rocket which ferried astronauts during the Apollo missions in the 1960s and 70s. Still, it seems SpaceX’s significant accomplishments …

Going to Mars is going to cost a lot of money that NASA doesn’t have

April 26th, 2018

If you’ve been following space, science, or even general technology news over the past few years you’ve heard a whole lot about Mars, as well as all the people who are working on making a manned Mars mission a reality. Scientists are simulating Mars missions in the desert, building massive Mars “settlements,” and companies like …

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How and when to watch the Lyrid meteor shower this weekend

April 20th, 2018

It’s been a little while since skywatching enthusiasts had something to get excited about. Considering how jam-packed with celestial eye candy 2017 was, it’s been a bit of a slow period as of late. That’s about to change thanks to the Lyrid meteor shower, which reaches its peak this weekend. If you want to catch …