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Virgin Galactic—the passenger-carrying spaceliner company—plans are rapidly taking shape - suborbital space flights in the near-term but also to eventually offer point-to-point rocket travel around the globe, as well as to space hotels, and the Moon

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The Moon has been seen huffing and puffing, remnants of a once very active satellite, scientists reported. It’s believed that the Moon hasn’t experienced any volcanic activity for 3 million years, but a look at old evidence suggests otherwise.

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A freaky storm two-thirds the diameter of Earth and unlike anything ever seen has been spotted on Saturn. The storm's eye is clear of clouds, as with a hurricane on Earth. And the eye-wall clouds are also similar to those that surround the eye of

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For years, astrophysicists have tried to reconcile a cosmic discrepancy: the universe held much less helium 3 gas than was predicted by models of stellar evolution. Using new 3-dimensional models, scientists discovered where all the helium 3 went

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The surviving portion of the Deep Impact space probe that watched as its other half smashed into a comet on July 4 is being sent on a mission to study another comet.

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Images of Uranus reveal for the first time a dark spot in the planet’s northern hemisphere. During the past decade, many bright spots have been seen on Uranus, in both red and near-infrared filters. But this is the first dark spot ever seen on the pl

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The Sun had sisters when it was born, hundreds to thousands of them. At least one was a supernova, providing support that there could be lots of planets around other stars since our solar system emerged in such an explosive environment.

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Space.com (live coverage)

At the 2nd International Symposium for Personal Spaceflight, held here as prelude to the Wirefly X Prize Cup competitions slated for October 20-21 at the Las Cruces International Airport.

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Reuters

A NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars is using the most powerful cameras ever pointed at the Red Planet to study its climate cycles and whether there is enough water to support a manned mission, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said.

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Space.com

NASA scientists think they might have a lead on where to find Saturn’s missing moons: near rings recently discovered by the Cassini spacecraft. In mid-September, the sun was poised behind Saturn, providing Cassini scientists with an unprecede

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When the Cassini-Huygens probe landed on the surface of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, last year, it found no evidence of the ethane ocean long thought to cover the satellite’s surface. Instead, scientists observed dune structures

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AP

Just a little more than a year ago, the small spot on Jupiter was a pale white; now it matches the reddish hue of its bigger sibling, the Great Red Spot, and boasts 400 mph winds, according to new data from the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Space.com

Satellite observations have confirmed how a certain type of star explosion occurs and revealed a previously unknown stage of radiation release during the stellar burst. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astronomers observed 24 supernovas shortly afte

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by Joal Ryan

The most prized item, judging by its sales price, was a 78-inch-long model of the U.S.S. Enterprise captained by Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. It sold for $576,000--the most ever for an auctioned-off piece of Trek memorabilia, C

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President Bush's sweeping new space policy responds to a post 9/11 world of terrorist actions, like the need for intelligence-gathering internal and external to the US. “Freedom of action in space is as important to the US as air and sea power.”

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Space.com

A gigantic sonic boom and a periodic deep cacophony of sound emanated from a supermassive black hole, according to observations by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The black hole, one of the biggest in the universe, lies at the center of M87,

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Space.com

A new era of human spaceflight is upon us, and its movers and shapers say it will be cheaper, safer and aimed at the masses. Whether you just want to experience weightlessness, take a quick suborbital jaunt or spend a few days aboard the Internati

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