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Year in Space: From a black sun to a brighter moon

The first total solar eclipse to go across America from coast to coast in 99 years has to rank as the top space story of 2017. But where do you go from there? Would you believe the moon? The moon … Continue reading

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To the moon! Trump puts his spin on space policy

President Donald Trump today signed a space policy directive that calls on NASA to establish an outpost on the moon and send astronauts onward to Mars and beyond, but leaves the “how” and the “how much” for later. Trump invoked … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season … for a holiday supermoon

Supermoon Sunday is at hand, and although some may scoff, the supermoon concept provides a good excuse to take a close look at a celestial sight we often take for granted. By some measures, Dec. 3’s full moon is the only supermoon … Continue reading

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Science fiction duo looks at life after ‘The Martian’

What could be better than hearing a science fiction writer talk about how to create whole new worlds? How about doubling that to two science fiction writers? That was the case for a Seattle-area appearance by Andy Weir — the … Continue reading

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Moon vs. Mars: Space experts debate destinations

SpaceX founder Elon Musk has famously said he’d like to die on Mars — “just not on impact.” But where will humans live in space? That was the focus of a good-natured debate that took place at this week’s “New Space Age” conference at … Continue reading

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Scientists seek treaty to save famous space places

What’s the best way to preserve the Apollo footprints on the moon, the Face on Mars, or the mysterious “white spots” on the dwarf planet Ceres? A pair of researchers argue that there ought to be an international treaty. They say the Antarctic Treaty, which … Continue reading

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Bigelow and ULA plan outpost in lunar orbit

NASA is shifting its attention to the moon, and so are Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance: Today the two companies said they’d work together to put an outpost in orbit around the moon by as soon as 2022. The plan builds on the … Continue reading

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