Chinese Space Station Will Crash to Earth in March  [LINK]
There is some concern that pieces of the 9.4-ton station will reach Earth's surface, but you probably don't need to fret -- the odds of it causing damage are remote. The post Chinese Space Station Will Crash to Earth in March appeared first on Extrem... [Read More]
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SpaceX Launches Reused Falcon 9 and Dragon Capsule to Resupply ISS  [LINK]
For the first time, SpaceX has reused a Falcon 9 for a NASA launch, and this is also the first time it has sent a reused Dragon capsule to the ISS. The post SpaceX Launches Reused Falcon 9 and Dragon Capsule to Resupply ISS appeared first on Extreme... [Read More]
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Adventure Awaits: A Brief History of Space Opera  [LINK]
By Kieran Fisher As the galaxy celebrates The Last Jedi, we celebrate the unappreciated sub-genre of science fiction that paved the way for our favorite space adventures. A new Star Wars movie is upon us, which means the entire universe is experienci... [Read More]
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Crytek Sues Star Citizen Developer For Breach of Contract  [LINK]
Crytek, the developers behind CryEngine, have sued Cloud Imperium Games for multiple breaches of contract. Star Citizen's already bumpy development process has taken another unexpected twist. The post Crytek Sues Star Citizen Developer For Breach of ... [Read More]
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Google Uses Machine Learning to Find New Exoplanets  [LINK]
Google's TensorFlow platform has identified two previously missed planets orbiting faraway stars. The post Google Uses Machine Learning to Find New Exoplanets appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule  [LINK]
This brings Blue Origin one step closer to sending up human passengers. The post Blue Origin Successfully Tests Revised Rocket and Crew Capsule appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Juno Probe Reveals Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Extends 200 Miles Deep  [LINK]
A newly released study based on Juno data includes the most accurate measurements yet of this monster storm. The post Juno Probe Reveals Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Extends 200 Miles Deep appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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New Horizons Space Probe Target May Have Its Own Tiny Moonlet  [LINK]
In late 2018, New Horizons will encounter a Kuiper Belt object known as MU69. It turns out this object could be two or even three distinct bodies. The post New Horizons Space Probe Target May Have Its Own Tiny Moonlet appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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NASA Looks at Artificial Intelligence to Control Spacecraft Radios  [LINK]
These so-called "cognitive radios" could keep space networks up and running with increased efficiency, and free up humans for more useful tasks. The post NASA Looks at Artificial Intelligence to Control Spacecraft Radios appeared first on ExtremeTech... [Read More]
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Trump wants to send astronauts to the Moon on the way to Mars  [LINK]
 The Trump administration had previously signaled its intentions to send astronauts back to the Moon, but now that renewed space exploration objective is official. On Monday, the president signed Space Policy Directive 1, a document detailing a ... [Read More]
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Watch SpaceX launch a reflown ship on a reflown rocket live here  [LINK]
 UPDATE: This launch has been moved and is now targeting the backup window of Wednesday, December 13 at 8:24 AM PST (11:24 AM EST). The live stream will be available 15 minutes prior to that time above. SpaceX is launching a space station resupp... [Read More]
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Astronomers Will Scan Mystery Interstellar Object to Make Sure It’s Not a Spaceship  [LINK]
What if it's not an asteroid, though? What if it's an alien spaceship? It's probably not, but we should be sure, right? The post Astronomers Will Scan Mystery Interstellar Object to Make Sure It’s Not a Spaceship appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Almost Two Years Later, We Still Don’t Know if Planet Nine Exists  [LINK]
It's been almost two years since researchers from Caltech hypothesized that highly unusual orbits of objects in the Kuiper Belt pointed to an undiscovered massive object. No one has been able to disprove the idea yet, but the scientific community is ... [Read More]
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10 Gift Ideas for Those Who Work From Home  [LINK]
Working from home can be a lonely life. Sure, you avoid rush hour traffic and can set your own hours, but the trade-off is less social interaction and more distractions. So, if you’re buying a gift for someone who works from home this Christmas... [Read More]
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ISS Gets New Impact Sensor to Gather Data on Space Debris  [LINK]
The space around Earth is home to many years worth of abandoned satellites, rocket boosters, and other bits of debris flying around at incredible speeds. The post ISS Gets New Impact Sensor to Gather Data on Space Debris appeared first on ExtremeTech... [Read More]
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Tremendous Black Hole Is the Oldest Ever Discovered  [LINK]
A study involving multiple teams and telescopes around the world has just resulted in the discovery of the oldest supermassive black hole yet. It formed just 690 million years after the big bang when the universe was 5 percent of its current age. The... [Read More]
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Astronomers Studying ‘Super-Earth’ Exoplanet Find A Bonus Planet  [LINK]
Scientists used to wonder how common planets were throughout the universe, and now we know. They're so common, it's possible just to find another one while you're trying to gather data on the one you already knew about. The post Astronomers Studying ... [Read More]
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Plate Tectonics on Europa Could Make Life More Likely  [LINK]
It's nothing like plate tectonics on Earth, but it could fuel the development of life, according to a new analysis. The post Plate Tectonics on Europa Could Make Life More Likely appeared first on ExtremeTech.... [Read More]
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Gabriel Byrne Says “Inappropriate Sexual Behavior” By Kevin Spacey Halted Production On ‘The Usual Suspects’  [LINK]
The story goes that it took some arm twisting to get Gabriel Byrne to sign on to star in “The Usual Suspects.” At the time, both screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie and director Bryan Singer were relative newcomers to the game, but once he... [Read More]
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