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Voyager 1 Rides ‘Tsunami Wave’ in Interstellar Space

It turns out that sailing through interstellar space isn’t so peaceful. NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft — the only object made by humans to reach interstellar space — might still be caught what scientists have described as a cosmic “tsunami wave,” … Continue reading

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Voyager 1 Rides ‘Tsunami Wave’ in Interstellar Space

It turns out that sailing through interstellar space isn’t so peaceful. NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft — the only object made by humans to reach interstellar space — might still be caught what scientists have described as a cosmic “tsunami wave,” … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Next Launch to Space Station Delayed Until New Year

The private spaceflight company SpaceX won’t be flying its next delivery mission to the International Space Station until early 2015. SpaceX was originally expected to launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship to the station for … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Next Launch to Space Station Delayed Until New Year

The private spaceflight company SpaceX won’t be flying its next delivery mission to the International Space Station until early 2015. SpaceX was originally expected to launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship to the station for … Continue reading

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Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare

The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday (Dec. 19), after days of intense storms from our nearest star. The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, one of the most powerful types of flares possible, and … Continue reading

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Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare

The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday (Dec. 19), after days of intense storms from our nearest star. The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, one of the most powerful types of flares possible, and … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches

SAN FRANCISCO — Boulders the size of stretch limousines littered beaches near the city of Tacloban in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded the region in November 2013. The towering stones provided a rare look at the way intense … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches

SAN FRANCISCO — Boulders the size of stretch limousines littered beaches near the city of Tacloban in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan pounded the region in November 2013. The towering stones provided a rare look at the way intense … Continue reading

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Curiosity Rover’s Critics are Missing the Point (Op-Ed)

Marc Kaufman has written about science and international affairs for more than three decades, primarily for The Washington Postand The Philadelphia Inquirer.Kaufman’s latest book is “Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission” (National Geographic, 2014).Kaufman contributed this essay to Space.com’s Expert … Continue reading

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Private Moon-Drilling Mission Raises Over $1 Million via Crowdfunding

An ambitious private space exploration project that aims to land a moon-drilling probe on the lunar surface by 2024 now has the money it needs, thanks to a crowdfunding effort that raised more than $1 million for the mission. The … Continue reading

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