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SpaceX to Send Private Citizens on a Trip Around the Moon in 2018 (February 27, 2017): SpaceX plans to send private citizens on a trip around the Moon in 2018. SpaceX will use its upcoming Crew Dragon spacecraft.
NASA Telescope Finds Seven Earth-Sized Planets in Habitable Zone Around a Single Star (February 22, 2017): Seven Earth-sized planets in the habitable zone have been found around a single star. The system is called TRAPPIST-1
Astronomers and Citizen Scientists Discover Oldest Known Planet-Forming Disk (October 21, 2016): Astronomers have found a star with the oldest known circumstellar disk. The red dwarf star is about 45 million years old.
Hubble Directly Images Possible Water Plumes on Europa (September 26, 2016): Hubble has directly imaged what may possibly be plumes of water on Jupiter's moon Europa.
NASA's WISE Satellite Observes Flares from Stellar Tidal Disruption Events (September 19, 2016): Astronomers have been studying data of flares from stellar tidal distruption events gathered by NASA's WISE satellite.
ESA's Gaia Satellite Maps Over 1 Billion Stars (September 14, 2016): The ESA has released the largest sky survey of celestial objects to date. It contains over 1 billion stars.
Astronomers Discover 63 Previously Unknown Quasars From Ancient Universe (September 12, 2016): A new research paper presents the largest sample yet of distant quasars, nearly doubling the number of ancient quasars previously known.
Rare Daylight Fireball Observed Over North Carolina (September 9, 2016): A rare daylight fireball event was observed over North Carolina yesterday.
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes on Launch Pad at Cape Canaveral (September 1, 2016): A SpaceX rocket exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. There was a mission scheduled for later today.
Scientists Complete Yearlong Mars Simulation in Hawaii (August 28, 2016): Scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation. They lived in a dome on Mauna Loa, Hawaii for the entire period.
Dragonfly 44 Galaxy Consists Almost Entirely of Dark Matter (August 28, 2016): Astronomers say Dragonfly 44 is a dark Milky Way sized galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter.
Planet Found in Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star to Earth (August 24, 2016): Astronomers have found a planet with a mass similar to that of Earth in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our Sun
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory Captures Passing Comet (August 4, 2016): The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured a comet traveling by the sun at 1.3 million miles per hour.
EPIC NASA Video Shows a Year of Life on Earth (July 24, 2016): NASA releases a video showing a year of life on Earth as seen by NASA's EPIC camera.
Ultra Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Unable to Detect Dark Matter (July 22, 2016): The world's most sensitive dark matter detector comes up empty after completing its search for dark matter.
Rocky Worlds Orbiting Star 40 Light Years From Earth Say Astronomers (July 20, 2016): Astronomers say there are three potentially habitable worlds orbiting a star located 40 light years from Earth.
Hubble Images a Secluded Starburst Galaxy (July 19, 2016): Hubble has imaged a secluded starburst galaxy called MCG+07-33-027. The starburst name means the galaxy is undergoing explosive star formation.
New MeerKAT Telescope Reveals Nearly 1300 New Galaxies (July 18, 2016): he new MeerKAT telescope in South Africa identified nearly 1300 previously unknown galaxies with its First LIght image.
Frankenstein Galaxy UGC 1382 Much Larger Than Previously Thought (July 16, 2016): Astronomers have found that galaxy UGC 1382 is much larger than previously thought. It is known as the Frankenstein Galaxy.
Astronomers Discover New Dwarf Planet Beyond Neptune (July 11, 2016): Astronomers have discovered a new dwarf planet beyond Neptune. It is named 2015 RR245.