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NASA forced to push back launch of Hubble’s successor

September 29th, 2017

We’re going to have to wait a little bit longer to see glorious new photos of the most impressive sights in space. NASA’s top-of-the-line James Webb Space Telescope, originally scheduled to head skyward in October 2018, has been grounded for a bit longer, and will now make its trip into space in Spring of 2019, …

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Lockheed Martin’s reusable Mars lander looks absolutely awesome

September 29th, 2017

Humans are going to Mars. We don’t know exactly when, who it will be, or exactly what spacecraft will be the first to make the journey, but with several space-faring nations setting their sights firmly on the red planet, it’s going to happen sooner rather than later. To make that goal a reality, groups like …

Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama have new spider species named in their honor

September 27th, 2017

Scientists bestowed an honor to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama. Researchers and students at the University of Vermont named 15 new species of smiley-faced spiders and drew inspiration from the Obamas, Sanders, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, British naturalist David Attenborough and late singer David Bowie, the Daily News …

The Moon is about to do something it only does once every 28 years

September 18th, 2017

The total solar eclipse that occurred this summer drew incredible excitement from even casual sky gazers, but our moon is about to perform a feat that is much more rare, and you probably haven’t heard anything about it. Our only natural satellite is about to block out a trio of planets and a dominant star …