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Suggest names for Saturn’s latest crop of moons

Saturn has pulled ahead of Jupiter again in the moon discovery race, thanks to a batch of 20 outer moons that bring the ringed planet’s total tally to 82. The newly reported satellites, confirmed by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet … Continue reading

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NASA picks 25 space technologies for testing

NASA’s Flight Opportunities program has selected 25 promising space technologies for testing aboard aircraft, high-altitude balloons and suborbital rocket ships — including Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft. Blue Origin, the space venture created by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and headquartered in Kent, … Continue reading

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Japan joins the global gravitational wave hunt

Japan’s Kamioka Gravitational-Wave Detector, or KAGRA, is due to start teaming up with similar detectors in Washington state, Louisiana and Italy in December, boosting scientists’ ability to triangulate on the origins of cataclysmic cosmic events such as black hole smash-ups. Representatives … Continue reading

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First Mode and WWU will make a gizmo for Mars

Seattle’s First Mode team and Western Washington University say they’ve won a NASA contract to advance the technology for sizing up rocks on Mars. The project, funded under NASA’s Solar System Workings program, will support the development of an automated tool known as a … Continue reading

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Space short-timer and two crewmates return home

Today’s landing of a Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan brought one of the shortest recent stays on the International Space Station to an end, as part of a plan for one of the longest stays. The first representative of the United … Continue reading

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Blue Origin CEO says space trips won’t be cheap

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture has always shied away from saying how much it will cost to fly to the edge of the final frontier on its New Shepard suborbital spaceship. But today, Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith hinted … Continue reading

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Amazon and OneWeb update their satellite plans

Filings with the Federal Communications Commission are providing fresh details about the plans being laid by Amazon and OneWeb to set up networks of satellites for global broadband internet access. OneWeb, for example, is seeking FCC approval for up to … Continue reading

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