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How to watch the super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse this weekend

How to watch the super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse this weekend

This weekend will bring the super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse, the last total lunar eclipse until 2021. The event will be visible throughout North America, assuming the weather doesn't block the view. People unable to see the event due to cloud cover, an unwillingness to go out into cold weather, or simply being in the wrong location will still have the opportunity to watch the eclipse live.

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Cassini data shows that Saturns rings formed when the dinosaurs roamed

Cassini data shows that Saturns rings formed when the dinosaurs roamed

NASA's Cassini spacecraft had a long and successful mission that spanned a couple of decades. Cassini gathered lots of data about the solar system on its way to crash into Saturn and end its mission back in 2017. Cassini may be gone, but scientists are still working through the data the spacecraft gathered over its mission.

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft snaps image of two massive storms on Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft snaps image of two massive storms on Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back a new image of Jupiter showing two huge storms currently taking place on the planet. According to NASA's mission update, the new image was captured during Juno's most recent flyby in late December, the spacecraft having managed to capture Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot, as well as another less colorful storm, in the same stunning photo.

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Relativity Space wins USAF contract to launch from Cape Canaveral

Relativity Space wins USAF contract to launch from Cape Canaveral

Aerospace startup Relativity Space has been given permission to launch its rockets from Cape Canaveral, the company has revealed, paving the way for its anticipated launches into low-Earth orbit starting next year. The company will use Cape Canaveral's LC-16 launch pad, which was previously used by the US Air Force into the 1980s.

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Amazon re:MARS heads to the desert to talk AI, automation, and space

Amazon re:MARS heads to the desert to talk AI, automation, and space

Amazon has announced that it'll be heading to Las Vegas later this year to host a new conference centered around AI, automation, and space. The event, which has been dubbed re:MARS, will run for four days in June and Amazon claims it will "bring together innovative minds with diverse skill sets." Those who are excited for the future of AI might want to consider registering for the event, even if attending means heading into the desert in the middle of summer.

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Chang’e 4 cotton seed experiment fails as the plant dies

Chang’e 4 cotton seed experiment fails as the plant dies

Earlier this week, we talked about the first plant to sprout on the far side of the moon as part of China's Chang'e 4 mission. The scientific world was aflutter with word of the little cotton seed having sprouted. Word has now surfaced that the young plant has died.

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Russian startup wants to launch glowing space billboards in 2020

Russian startup wants to launch glowing space billboards in 2020

A Russian startup called StartRocket is working on a terrible idea: space billboards that glow from low Earth orbit. The company hopes to one day offer these space billboards to corporate customers, enabling them to display their logo as a giant glowing banner across the night sky. The company hopes to launch its product by 2020 with the first displays going live in 2021.

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NASA’s newest Ultima Thule images reveal object’s slow rotation

NASA’s newest Ultima Thule images reveal object’s slow rotation

A new animation shows Ultima Thule as NASA's New Horizons spacecraft approached it over the duration of seven hours. The animation reveals the object's rotation as it grows larger, and is joined by a processed alternative that eliminates the size change, leaving only the rotation. The animation was created using raw images taken by NASA's spacecraft, which were enhanced for the looping sequence.

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The Office just brought Steve Carell to Netflix for a new show: Space Force

The Office just brought Steve Carell to Netflix for a new show: Space Force

The immense success of The Office streaming on Netflix just catapulted Steve Carell back into the limelight with a new comedy series. The series is called Space Force, and by the way Netflix describes it, it'll basically be like Dunder Mifflin with less paper but no less wacky nonsense whatsoever. This "new workplace comedy series" is set to be co-created by Steve Carell and The Office's Greg Daniels.

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Chinese Chang’e 4 lunar lander cotton seeds are growing

Chinese Chang’e 4 lunar lander cotton seeds are growing

Space fans who have been following the Chinese Chang'e 4 mission might have thought they knew everything about the mission at this point. Some don't know that the lander had a payload of six organisms on board to test out on the lunar far side. Among those organisms aboard the lander are seeds that could be the foundation for human settlement.

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SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs ISS packing scientific cargo

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship departs ISS packing scientific cargo

NASA has announced that a SpaceX cargo ship has departed the ISS. The spacecraft was released by the Canadarm2 robotic arm sending the Dragon on a course that will return it to Earth. Astronaut Anne McClain supervised the process from the cupola of the ISS.

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China shares Chang’e 4 moon landing video

China shares Chang’e 4 moon landing video

China successfully put a lander and rover combo onto the surface of the moon becoming the first nation to explore the far side of the moon from its surface. China shared the first images taken from the far side of the moon earlier this month. Now China has shared video footage of the landing of Chang'e 4 showing the first time that man put a vehicle on to the lunar far side.

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