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Russia suspects sabotage in Soyuz ISS air leak

Russia suspects sabotage in Soyuz ISS air leak

Russia is investigating potential sabotage of its Soyuz rocket, after evidence that a drill was responsible for the hole spotted at the International Space Station was unearthed. Astronauts in orbit resorted to using epoxy to seal the hole late last week, with the incident first blamed on a meteorite strike.

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NASA launches sweet contest to convert carbon dioxide to glucose

NASA launches sweet contest to convert carbon dioxide to glucose

NASA wants people to help it to build the technology that will be needed to support putting humans on Mars. Part of that tech is devising a way to use the natural resources on Mars to make the things humans need to survive and live on the planet. One of the most abundant resources on Mars is carbon dioxide.

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Planet Nine might be invisible for at least 1,000 years

Planet Nine might be invisible for at least 1,000 years

Scientists have long believed that our solar system might have a ninth planet orbiting well beyond Neptune and Pluto. Scientists hypothesize that the mysterious planet would be between five and 20 Earth masses and would orbit on an elliptical some hundreds or thousands of times more distant from the Sun than the Earth.

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NASA forms Opportunity rover rescue plan as Mars dust storm abates

NASA forms Opportunity rover rescue plan as Mars dust storm abates

NASA has issued its latest update on the Mars dust storm impacting one of its two Martian rovers, Opportunity. According to the space agency, researchers continue to see signs that the global dust storm is calming down. NASA expects enough sunlight will soon make its way to Opportunity rover for it to recharge its batteries, but questions remain over whether it's in any condition to do so.

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These stunning images of Saturn’s auroras are groundbreaking

These stunning images of Saturn’s auroras are groundbreaking

Striking new images from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the vast auroras fluttering atop its North Pole, the best shots ever captured of the glowing halo. The new images are in fact an amalgamation of seven months of capture by Hubble, and are already giving astronomers the opportunity for new insights into the light shows.

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NASA details repair of small ISS leak caused by micrometeoroid

NASA details repair of small ISS leak caused by micrometeoroid

Early this morning, astronauts on the International Space Station learned about a small leak impacting cabin pressure. The leak, which is thought to be the result of a micrometeoroid, is described as not being life threatening. In a statement, NASA explained that flight controllers in both Houston and Moscow noticed signs of the issue yesterday evening.

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ALMA snaps most detailed view of monster starburst galaxy ever

ALMA snaps most detailed view of monster starburst galaxy ever

Scientists have captured a new image of a monster galaxy that is 12.4 billion light-years away from our own galaxy. The image is the most detailed ever taken of this galaxy and was captured with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Researchers using ALMA have revealed that the molecular clouds in the galaxy are highly unstable allowing runaway star formation.

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NASA New Horizons spacecraft spots Ultima Thule target for the first time

NASA New Horizons spacecraft spots Ultima Thule target for the first time

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has spotted Ultima Thule, the nickname given to its target in the Kuiper Belt, for the first time. The spacecraft isn't scheduled to arrive until New Year's 2019, but has snapped images of the object four months ahead of time, giving humanity a fuzzy, bright glimpse of the destination.

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NASA astronaut candidate Robb Kulin is first to resign since 1968

NASA astronaut candidate Robb Kulin is first to resign since 1968

NASA has received its first astronaut candidate resignation since 1968, the space agency confirmed in a statement today. The decision was made by 2017 NASA astronaut candidate Robb Kulin who will be leaving the program by the end of the week due to personal reasons. Kulin was awarded one of 12 spots to undergo NASA's two-year astronaut training program.

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NASA’s colorful image shows glowing smoke and dust around the planet

NASA’s colorful image shows glowing smoke and dust around the planet

Anyone who lives in the western portion of the US knows that this has been a terrible wildfire season. Much of the state of Colorado has been engulfed in flames, often from the stupidity of campers burning fires during fire bans or people tossing lit cigarettes out of car windows. California has suffered from some of the same fire issues this summer.

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NASA will launch world’s most advanced space laser tool to monitor Earth’s ice

NASA will launch world’s most advanced space laser tool to monitor Earth’s ice

NASA is preparing to launch humanity's most advanced laser tool into space, where it will be used to measure Earth's polar ice caps. Key to the mission is NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), which will use the laser instrument to measure -- within the width of a pencil -- the amount of land ice elevation changes in Antarctica and Greenland. ICESat-2 will capture 60,000 measurements every second, says NASA.

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LUCA: Study says life came not long after first planet impact

LUCA: Study says life came not long after first planet impact

A new study suggests that life on Earth is far older than science once suspected. The scientific world's been relying on the oldest known fossils to date the start of life on this planet - they've been doing this for ages. This sort of science works, but because its source material changes, it's not entirely accurate. A study published this week combines both fossil and genome science to date our ancestors well beyond what's been found in the ground.

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