Tag Archives: Space

Star Wars alert: First trailer for ‘Last Jedi’

Did you feel a disturbance in the Force? As if millions of Star Wars fans suddenly cried out in delight? That upswing in the midichlorian count was caused by the release of the first online trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” … Continue reading

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Hubble sees more signs of Europa’s water

Scientists say Europa, a mysterious moon of Jupiter, has shown fresh signs of watery plumes that may hint at a habitable environment beneath the ice. Last year, the Hubble Space Telescope picked up observations of what appeared to be a plume … Continue reading

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Stratospheric protest aimed at Donald Trump

If someone can send a Donald Trump bobblehead tribute up into the stratosphere on a balloon, we suppose it’s only fair that a protest of President Trump’s policies can go up there, too. That’s what the totally unofficial Autonomous Space … Continue reading

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Enceladus shows signs of hydrothermal vents

Scientists have detected molecules of hydrogen in plumes of watery material erupting from cracks in the ice of Enceladus, a moon of Saturn – and that suggests an ocean beneath the ice has hydrothermal vents that just might be capable … Continue reading

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Amazon plays role in space video milestone

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson stars in the highest-resolution video ever broadcast live from the International Space Station, bur Amazon Web Services plays a supporting role. The 4K ultra-high-definition live stream, set to start at 10:30 a.m. PT (1:30 p.m. ET) April … Continue reading

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Luxembourg and Seattle forge space links

Luxembourg’s royal heir and its top economic official got the grand tour of the Seattle area today, deepening a business relationship that could someday turn far-flung asteroids into the next commercial frontier. “The exciting field of space technology could enable … Continue reading

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Space station trio makes ‘bull’s-eye’ landing

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Russian crewmates Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko landed back on Earth today after spending almost six months on the International Space Station. The three left the station overnight in a Russian Soyuz craft and made what NASA … Continue reading

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