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  • Digital TrendsWatch NASA test fire a giant rocket engine for its mighty Space Launch SystemDigital TrendsNASA this week anchored its RS-25 booster engine — one of four for its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket — firmly to the ground for a spectacular test that powered it to 113 percent thrust level for a full 50 seconds. This was its highest level to ...NASA fires shuttle rocket engine to the max during test for Space Launch SystemYahoo NewsNASA cranks Space Launch System engine test up to 11Orlando SentinelRS-25 Engine Throttles Up for Deep Space ExplorationGlobeNewswire (press release)Futurism -WAFF -Sputnik International -RTall 19 news articles »

  • Science MagazineNASA planetary protection officer suggests loosening limits on exploring Mars for lifeScience MagazineIs there life on the surface of Mars? The clock is ticking on scientists' window to solve that long-standing question before astronauts—and the microbes that live on them—contaminate the planet. Today, at a meeting in Washington, D.C., of NASA's ...Seven Ways Mars InSight is DifferentBrinkwire (press release)all 3 news articles »

  • Sky & Telescope60-Second Astro News: Merging Black Holes, The Most Distant Super-Supernova, and Arecibo's FateSky & TelescopeThis week in astronomy news: We'll see more from merging supermassive black holes than gravitational waves, astronomers have detected a distant superluminous supernova, and NSF decides Arecibo's fate. Merging Supermassive Black Holes Produce Light ...Oldest detected supernova discoveredThe HinduAstronomers discover a supernova at a distance of 10.5 billion light yearsPCMag IndiaAstronomers Reveal Secrets of Most Distant Supernova Ever DetectedPenn: Office of University CommunicationsMENAFN.COM (press release)all 10 news articles »

  • QuartzNew cutting-edge science confirms that Antartica is losing ice faster every yearQuartzNew data analysis confirms what scientists have suspected for a while now: West Antarctic ice melt is speeding up. In a cutting-edge survey of satellite data published Feb. 13 in the journal Cryosphere, researchers from NASA and other institutions ...Scientists Gain New Clarity On How Fast The Ice Is Melting In AntarcticaValueWalkNew Study Brings Antarctic Ice Loss into Sharper FocusLaboratory EquipmentNew NASA Map Shows Antarctica Rapidly Melting --"Suggests That We're on Thin Ice"The Daily Galaxy (blog)Week Facts -The Maritime Executive -International Business Times UK -Yahoo News UKall 15 news articles »

  • NPRCave Art May Have Been Handiwork Of NeanderthalsNPRThe scalariform (ladder shape) painting composed of red horizontal and vertical lines (center left) dates to older than 64,000 years and was made by Neanderthals. P. Saura/Science Advances hide caption. toggle caption. P. Saura/Science Advances. The ...New findings paint picture of Neanderthals as artistsCNNScience Says: European art scene began with NeanderthalsKIRO SeattleWere Neanderthals the Earliest Cave Artists? New Research in Spain Points to the PossibilitySmithsonianPhys.Org -BuzzFeed News -International Business Times -Discovery Instituteall 60 news articles »

  • NPRSpaceX Completes Successful Launch, Narrowly Misses Catching $6 Million Nose ConeNPRSpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket Thursday morning. But the hard part came next: trying to catch the rocket's falling nose cone with a big net on a ship in the ocean. Wait, what? Part of the SpaceX ethos is "rocket reusability." By ...SpaceX launch brings Elon Musk's broadband-internet satellite plan closer to reality; test site in RedmondSeattle TimesSpaceX just launched the first set of its internet-beaming Starlink satellitesFlorida TodaySpaceX tried to catch its rocket's nose cone with a giant net — and just missedThe VergeSlate Magazine -BBC News -Wall Street Journal -Gizmodoall 378 news articles »

  • NBCNews.comThe ISS was never supposed to end like thisNBCNews.comWhen the Trump administration released its latest budget proposal on Feb. 11, fans of human space exploration were dismayed to learn that it included plans to end America's involvement in the International Space Station. The proposal calls for the U.S ...Astronaut: Trump's plan for the space station a huge mistakeCNNHow Reusable Rockets Could Power a Space Taxi Future: QuickTakeWashington PostA new company plans to launch huge, inflatable spacecraft into orbit — and sell reservations to countries and touristsBusiness -Fox News -Quartz -National Reviewall 118 news articles »

  • New Jersey HeraldVice president wants US businesses trailblazing into spaceNew Jersey HeraldVice President Mike Pence chairs a meeting of the National Space Council Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Craig Bailey/Florida Today via AP) The Associated Press. Vice President Mike Pence addresses the audience ...Pence: To Lead in Space, US Needs Less Red Tape for Commercial Space CompaniesSpace.comTrump Wants to Turn Space Into a Free-Market ParadiseBloombergNational Space Council acts to streamline regulatory hurdlesSpaceflight NowThe Hill -Florida Today -Seattle Timesall 85 news articles »

  • Los Angeles TimesAn amateur astronomer testing a new camera happens to catch a supernova as it's being bornLos Angeles TimesSay cheese! This shot of supernova 2016gkg in NGC 613 was taken by a group of UC Santa Cruz astronomers on Feb. 18, 2017, with the 1-meter Swope telescope. (Carnegie Institution for Science, Las Campanas Observatory, Chile). Peering at a distant galaxy ...Amateur astronomer tries out new camera, catches supernova at its startArs TechnicaA Star Is Shorn: The Fine Art of Spotting Supernovae Is Ideal for AmateursScientific AmericanAmateur astronomer captures rare first light from massive exploding starUC BerkeleyNewsweek -Live Science -Sky & Telescope -USA TODAYall 82 news articles »

  • MIT Technology ReviewOrbiting Tesla Roadster has 6 percent chance of hitting Earth in the next million yearsMIT Technology ReviewSpaceX's February 6 launch of a Tesla Roadster into a Mars-crossing orbit briefly mesmerized the planet. The Tesla is now well on its way and not expected to undergo any further course changes. In other words, its trajectory is set. And that raises an ...Elon Musk slammed by Stanford gender researcher for space patriarchyThe Mercury NewsHow We Know This Tiny Pinprick of Light Is the Tesla RoadsterLive ScienceResearchers: Tesla Roadster in space will come near Earth this centuryDayton Daily NewsBGR -Gustine Press-Standard -Irish Times -Community Idea Stationsall 143 news articles »

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