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  1. Despite Merlin Engine Testing Anomaly SpaceX Forges Ahead With Ambitious Year End Lau
  2. NASA’s Next-Generation Spaceplane Passes Free Flight Test
  3. S.S Gene Cernan Honoring Last Moonwalker Arrives at International Space Station Carry
  4. Closest Potentially-Habitable World Found Around “Quiet” Star
  5. Ownerless Super Secret Zuma Spysat Set for Dark Veiled Dark Night SpaceX Blastoff and
  6. Carnival of Space #535
  7. Antarctica has a Huge Mantle Plume Beneath it, Which Might Explain Why its Ice Sheet
  8. When James Webb Finally Reaches Space, Here’s What it’ll be Hunting
  9. The Delphinus Constellation
  10. Planet With Lava Oceans Also has an Atmosphere, Says New Study
  11. Clandestine Zuma SpySat’s SpaceX Liftoff Postponed Indefinitely to Resolve Payload Fa
  12. Station Astronauts Unload Cygnus Science; Antares Launch Gallery
  13. Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 22, 2017: Andy Weir and ARTEMIS
  14. Messier 60 – the NGC 4649 Galaxy
  15. Carnival of Space #536
  16. That Interstellar Asteroid is Probably Pretty Strange Looking
  17. Book Review: Cosmology for the Curious
  18. Could Magnetic Sails Slow an Interstellar Spacecraft Enough?
  19. SpaceX Resuming Launches from Damaged Pad 40 on Dec. 4 with Station Resupply Flight f
  20. Galactic Panspermia: Interstellar Dust Could Transport Life from Star to Star
  21. These Streaks on Mars Could be Flowing Sand, not Water
  22. Project Lyra, a Mission to Chase Down that Interstellar Asteroid
  23. The Next Mars Rover’s Wheels Won’t Get Torn Apart by the Red Planet
  24. The Earth Does Stop the Occasional Neutrino
  25. Messier 61- the NGC 4303
  26. Every Time Lightning Strikes, Matter-Antimatter Annihilation Happens too
  27. Carnival of Space #537
  28. Astronomers Think They Know Why Hot Jupiters Get So Enormous
  29. Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 29, 2017: Dean Regas’ “100 Things to See in the Night Sky
  30. The Genesis Project: Using Robotic Gene Factories to Seed the Galaxy with Life
  31. Oops, low energy LEDs are increasing light pollution
  32. Here Comes Comet Heinze for the Holidays
  33. Juno Isn’t Exactly Where it’s Supposed To Be. The Flyby Anomaly is Back, But Why Does
  34. There Could be Hundreds More Icy Worlds with Life Than on Rocky Planets Out There in
  35. A New Survey Takes the Hubble Deep Field to the Next Level, Analyzing Distance and Pr
  36. Messier 62 – the NGC 6266 Globular Cluster
  37. What is the Transit Method?
  38. Two new Super-Earths Discovered Around a Red Dwarf Star
  39. Weekly Space Hangout – Dec. 6, 2017: Brian Koberlein and “Big Science”
  40. The Space Station is Getting a New Gadget to Detect Space Debris
  41. Astronauts in Trouble Will be Able to Press the “Take Me Home” Button
  42. Earth and Venus are the Same Size, so Why Doesn’t Venus Have a Magnetosphere? Maybe i
  43. Too Big, Too Soon. Monster Black Hole Seen Shortly After the Big Bang
  44. The Dorado Constellation
  45. Messier 63 – the Sunflower Galaxy
  46. Breakthrough Listen is Going to Scan ‘Oumuamua, You Know, Just to be Sure it’s Just a
  47. New Map Shows the Motion of all the Galaxies in Our Supercluster
  48. Carnival of Space #539
  49. Weekly Space Hangout – Dec 13, 2017: Emilio Enriquez and SETI’s Breakthrough Listen I
  50. What is the Perfect Gift for Every Space Enthusiast? The Year in Space Calendar 2018!
  51. 86 Stars Just got Official Names from the IAU
  52. Meteors Explode from the Inside When They Reach the Atmosphere
  53. NASA’s Opportunity Rover Withstands Another Harsh Winter on Mars
  54. Are Little Blue Dots in the Hubble Frontier Fields Precursors to Globular Clusters?
  55. Gaia Looks Beyond our Galaxy to Other Islands of Stars
  56. How Long Can a Rocky World Withstand the Blasts From a Red Dwarf Star?
  57. Carnival of Space #540
  58. Astronomers Find Another Solar System with 8 Planets. Uh, Pluto, About that Deplaneti
  59. Kilonova Neutron Star Collision Probably Left Behind a Black Hole
  60. Updates on ‘Oumuamau. Maybe it’s a Comet, Actually. Oh, and no Word From Aliens.
  61. Weekly Space Hangout – Dec 20, 2017: The Year in Review
  62. Red Dwarf Star, Planet Orbiting at Right Angles. Mayhem.
  63. Maybe Mars and Earth Didn’t Form Close to Each Other
  64. Astronomers Figure Out a New Way to Search for Planets at Alpha Centauri
  65. What is the Radial Velocity Method?
  66. Yes Please! NASA is Considering a Helicopter Mission to Titan
  67. Just a Billion Years After the Earth Formed, Life had Already Figured out Plenty of T
  68. Mysterious Filament is Stretching Down Towards the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hol
  69. In Preparation for its Inaugural Launch, the Falcon Heavy Receives its Special Cargo
  70. Top 2018 Astronomy Events
  71. Messier 64 – The Black Eye Galaxy
  72. Carnival of Space #542
  73. Carnival of Space #541
  74. What is the Gravitational Microlensing Method?
  75. Supermassive Black Holes can Turn Star Formation On and Off in a Large Galaxy
  76. Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 3, 2018: Dr. Jeyhan Kartaltepe of the Cosmic Evolution Ear
  77. In mid-March, the Chinese Tiangong-1 Space Station is Going to Come Crashing Back Dow
  78. You Knew This Day Was Coming. Alien Megastructures Ruled Out for Tabby’s Star. Dust i
  79. Here’s the Earth and Moon Seen from OSIRIS-REx
  80. Upcoming Chinese Lander Will Carry Insects and Plants to the Surface of the Moon
  81. The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector
  82. This is the Year Internet From Space Gets Really Serious
  83. Messier 65 – the NGC 3623 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy
  84. The Night Sky Magic of the Atacama
  85. The Ozone Hole is Definitely Recovering
  86. Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 10, 2018: Tim Dodd, Everyday Astronaut
  87. I Didn’t Realize the Scale of Their Rocket Program. China is Planning More than 40 Sp
  88. Carnival of Space #543
  89. China Says it Still has Control Over Tiangong-1 and Can Decide Where It’ll Crash
  90. Astronomers Figure Out How Black Holes Can Blast Out Relativistic Jets of Material Ac
  91. Huge Sheets of Ice Found Hidden Just Beneath the Surface of Mars
  92. Lava Tube Openings Found Near the Moon’s North Pole
  93. China Has a Plan to Clean Up Space Junk with Lasers
  94. Asteroid Mining is Getting Closer to Reality. Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 Satellite J
  95. Carnival of Space #544
  96. James Webb Wraps up 3 Months in the Freezer. It’s Ready for Space
  97. Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 17, 2018: Dr. Bram Venemans and Distant Quasars
  98. Physicists Have Created an Artificial Gamma Ray Burst in the Lab
  99. Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be
  100. Just Like Earth, Titan Has a “Sea Level” for its Lakes and Seas
  101. Researchers Develop a New Low Cost/Low Weight Method of Searching for Life on Mars
  102. A Black Hole is Pushing the Stars Around in this Globular Cluster
  103. Carnival of Space #545
  104. Here’s Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year’s Kilonova is Continuing to Br
  105. Upcoming Telescopes Should be Able to Detect Mountains and Other Landscapes on Extras
  106. A New Kind of Propulsion System That Doesn’t Need Propellant. It Converts Electricity
  107. This is Ice in Antarctica, Flowing in Slow Motion Like Water Going Through River Rapi
  108. The Solar Eclipse Caused a Bow Wave in Earth’s Atmosphere
  109. Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 24, 2018: Paul Hildebrandt’s “First to the Moon”
  110. NASA’s Aqua Satellite Watches Ships Crossing the Atlantic Ocean
  111. This was the Snowstorm Rosetta Saw When it Got 79 km Away From Comet 67P
  112. Finally! SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Does its Static Fire Test. Actual Flight Should Be “I
  113. This is the Surface of a Giant Star, 350 Times Larger Than the Sun
  114. Perhaps the Best Part of Electron’s Successful Launch was its Payload: the Humanity S
  115. Where’s the Line Between Massive Planet and Brown Dwarf Star?
  116. The New Earth-Sized Planet Hunting Telescope ExTrA is Now Online
  117. Get Set For a “Super Blue Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse”
  118. NASA’s Insight Lander Spreads Its Solar Wings. It’ll Fly To Mars In May, 2018
  119. Carnival of Space #546
  120. The Brightest Star in the Sky, Sirius, was Hiding a Cluster of Stars. Found by Gaia
  121. The Most Detailed Map Ever Made of the Milky Way in Radio Waves
  122. Icy Worlds Like Europa and Enceladus Might Actually be too Soft to Land On
  123. What’ll It Take to Find Life? Searching the Universe for Biosignatures
  124. Watch this Chilling Animation of Capetown’s Water Disappearing
  125. Microbes May Help Astronauts Turn Human Waste Into Food
  126. Weekly Space Hangout – Jan 31, 2018: Andrzej Stewart of the Hi-SEAS IV Mars Simulatio
  127. Now That NASA’s Missing IMAGE Satellite Has Been Found, Talking To It Is Going To Be
  128. Here Are Some Amazing Pictures of the January 2018 Lunar Eclipse
  129. Why Finding Alien Life Would Be Bad. The Great Filter
  130. Curiosity has Lasted More than 2,000 Days on Mars, Triple its Original Mission Plan
  131. Astronomers Find One of the Oldest Stars in the Milky Way
  132. Outflows From Black Holes are Creating New Molecules Where There Should Only be Destr
  133. The First Results From The IllustrisTNG Simulation Of The Universe Has Been Completed
  134. SpaceX Performs an Experimental High Retrothrust and Survives a Water Landing
  135. 12,800 Years Ago, Earth Was Struck by a Disintegrating Comet, Setting Off Global Fire
  136. For the First Time, Planets Have Been Discovered in ANOTHER Galaxy!
  137. Astronomers use a Galaxy Cluster as an Extremely Powerful “Natural Telescope” to Peer
  138. ESA’s ExoMars has Completed its Aerobraking Maneuvers to Bring it Into a Circular 400
  139. Good News For The Search For Life, The Trappist System Might Be Rich In Water
  140. Here’s a Prediction About the Orbit Musk’s Tesla is Going to Take Through the Solar S
  141. There is a car, in space. Launched by a rocket with reused parts that landed back on
  142. James Webb Makes The Journey From Houston To Los Angeles; Last Stop Before It Heads T
  143. Weekly Space Hangout – Feb 7, 2018: Weekly News Roundup
  144. The Solar System Probably has Thousands of Captured Interstellar Asteroids
  145. Carnival of Space #547
  146. Researchers Just Scanned 14 Worlds From the Kepler Mission for “Technosignatures”, Ev
  147. Messier 66 – the NGC 3627 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy
  148. If We Receive a Message From Aliens, Should We Delete it Without Reading it?
  149. New Horizons Just Took a Record Breaking Image. No Camera Has Ever Taken a Picture Fr
  150. Carnival of Space #548
  151. Mars 2020 Rover is Going to be Taking a Chunk of Mars Back to… Mars?
  152. Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 14, 2018: Joe Pappalardo’s “Spaceport Earth”
  153. Witness The Power Of A Fully Operational ESPRESSO Instrument. Four Telescopes Acting
  154. What are the Chances Musk’s Space Tesla is Going to Crash Into Venus or Earth?
  155. Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua Had a Violent Past
  156. Astrophotographer Captures Musk’s Tesla Roadster Moving Through Space
  157. It Turns Out, Andromeda is Younger Than Earth… Sort Of
  158. Carnival of Space #549
  159. Neptune’s Huge Storm Is Shrinking Away In New Images From Hubble
  160. Subscribe to Our New Weekly Email Newsletter Written By Fraser
  161. Opportunity Just Saw its 5,000th Sunrise on Mars
  162. Astronomers Observe the Rotating Accretion Disk Around the Supermassive Black Hole in
  163. Russia and China Are Working on Space and Counterspace Weapons
  164. OSIRIS-REx Sends Home an Image of the Earth and Moon
  165. How Badly Will Humanity Freak Out if We Discover Alien Life?
  166. Some of The Last Glaciers in The Tropics. They’ll be Gone in About a Decade
  167. Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 21, 2018: Dr. Jessie Christiansen and “Exoplanet Explorers”
  168. Astronomers Find The Most Distant Supernova Ever: 10.5 Billion Light-Years Away
  169. Here’s How SpaceX is Planning to Recover Rocket Fairings: a Boat With a Net Called Mr
  170. SpaceX Launches the First of Thousands of Space Internet Satellites, but Didn’t Quite
  171. Maybe There’s no Connection Between Supermassive Black Holes and Their Host Galaxies?
  172. Spacecraft Shields Will Need to be Tough. Here’s an Aluminum Bullet Shattering a Shie
  173. Wow, Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung is Making a Mess. Here’s the View From Space!
  174. This was Exactly Where Cassini Crashed into Saturn
  175. Special Skinsuits Could Help Astronauts Avoid Back Pain When Their Spines Expand In S
  176. Venus Returns to the Dusk Sky
  177. 22 Years Of The Sun From Soho
  178. Precise New Measurements From Hubble Confirm the Accelerating Expansion of the Univer
  179. Carnival of Space #550
  180. Proxima Centauri Just Released a Deadly Flare, so it’s Probably not a Great Place for
  181. Amazing High Resolution Image of the Core of the Milky Way, a Region with Surprisingl
  182. Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 28, 2018: Will Kalif’s “See It With A Small Telescope”
  183. Bacteria Surviving On Musk’s Tesla Are Either A Bio-threat Or A Backup Copy Of Life O
  184. Space Catapult Startup SpinLaunch has Come Out of Stealth Mode. Space catapults? Yes
  185. Did the Milky Way Steal These Stars or Kick Them Out of the Galaxy?
  186. The Biggest Airplane Taxis Down the Runway, By 2020 it Could Be Launching Rockets
  187. Book Review: Inventing a Space Mission
  188. Saturn Photobombs a Picture of the Martian Moon Phobos
  189. Engineers Develop a Whole New Way to Use Curiosity’s Drill After a Recent Hardware Fa
  190. Carnival of Space #551
  191. Astronaut Scott Tingle Was Able To Control A Ground-Based Robot… From Space.
  192. Scientists Find that Earth Bacteria Could Thrive on Enceladus
  193. Astronomers See A Dead Star Come Back To Life Thanks To A Donor Star
  194. Weekly Space Hangout: March 7, 2018: Yoav Landsman and SpaceIL
  195. Catch Sight of Humanity Star… While You Can
  196. Rosetta’s 67P Is The Result Of A Collision Of Two Comets
  197. A New Planetary System Has Been Found with Three Super Earths
  198. James Webb Telescope is Probably Going to be Delayed Again, and Could Exceed a Congre
  199. Hubble Sees a Huge Dust Cloud Around a Newly Forming Star
  200. Gaze in Wonder at Jupiter’s Mysterious Geometric Polar Storms
  201. Air-Breathing Electric Thruster Could Keep Satellites in Low Earth Orbit for Years
  202. Jupiter’s Atmospheric Bands Go Surprisingly Deep
  203. Could There be Alien Life Right Beneath the Surface of Icy Worlds Like Enceladus and
  204. Carnival of Space #552
  205. Messier 67 – the King Cobra Open Star Cluster
  206. Scientists Propose An Asteroid Nuke Mission To Save Earth From Potential Destruction
  207. James Webb is Enduring its Final Stage of Testing Before it Ships off for Kourou, Fre
  208. Hard Not to Get a Little Teary Watching this Video from SpaceX About the Falcon Heavy
  209. 7% of Scott Kelly’s Genes Changed After a Year in Space
  210. Stephen Hawking has passed away at age 76
  211. Weekly Space Hangout: March 14, 2018: Ethan Good, Visiting Vehicles Officer at JSC
  212. If We Do Hear Signals From Aliens, They’re Probably Long Gone
  213. Astronomy Cast now available via Amazon’s Alexa!
  214. This Bizarre Image is a 3D Scan of a Cave Network in Spain. This Technology Could be
  215. The First SpaceX BFR Should Make Orbital Launches by 2020
  216. Kepler’s Almost Out of Fuel. It’ll Make its Last Observation in a Few Months
  217. New Horizons Team Has a New Nickname for the Spacecraft’s Next Target
  218. Carnival of Space #553
  219. Astronomers Have Detected the Brightest Fast Radio Burst Ever Seen. Still No Idea Wha
  220. Astronomers Figure Out How to use Gravitational Lensing to Measure the Mass of White
  221. TRAPPIST-1 Planets Might Actually Have Too Much Water to be Habitable
  222. Weekly Space Hangout: March 21, 2018: Marian Call, Singer/Songwriter
  223. Researchers Create the Most Detailed Simulation of the Universe Ever Made
  224. 70,000 Years Ago a Nearby Star Messed With the Orbits Of Comets and Asteroids in our
  225. Volcanoes on Mars Helped Form its Early Oceans
  226. China is Working on a Rocket as Powerful as the Saturn V, Could Launch by 2030
  227. That Interstellar Asteroid ‘Oumuamua Probably Came From a Binary Star System
  228. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun — So Can You
  229. Carnival of Space #554
  230. About 2.3 Billion Years Ago, a Firehose of Oxygen was Released Into the Atmosphere
  231. Astronomy Cast Ep. 478: Apollo 8 with Paul Hildebrandt
  232. Astronomy Cast Ep. 477: State of Exploration: Once and Future Moon
  233. Wow, Elon Musk Just Deleted the Facebook Pages for SpaceX and Tesla
  234. NASA’s Curiosity Rover Enjoys its 2000th Day on Mars
  235. Try to Contain Your Surprise. James Webb is Getting Delayed to 2020
  236. Watch the Sun to Know When We’re Going to Have Killer Auroras
  237. Weekly Space Hangout: March 28, 2018: Austin Wintory & Anthony Lund – “A Light In The
  238. Tiangong 1 Falls, Blue Moon Rises and Mars Takes Aim At Saturn
  239. Here’s How to Follow the De-Orbit of Tiangong-1, now Estimated to Happen Between Marc
  240. Tabby’s Star is Dipping Again!
  241. Hubble Finds a Galaxy with Almost no Dark Matter
  242. A New Extrasolar Planet is as Hot and Dense as Mercury, but 2.5 Times the Mass of Ear
  243. Did You Know That a Satellite Crashes Back to Earth About Once a Week, on Average?
  244. Tiangong-1 Splashes Down in the Pacific Ocean
  245. Weekly Space Hangout: April 4, 2018: Mathew Anderson’s “Habitable Exoplanets”
  246. Simulated View of a Newly Forming Planetary System with Rings and Gaps
  247. NASA Simulates Their Orion Abort System. Now That Would be a Crazy Ride
  248. The Most Distant Star Ever Seen, Only 4.4 Billion Years After the Big Bang
  249. Could There Be Life in the Cloudtops of Venus?
  250. NASA Begins Construction of its New Quiet Supersonic Plane