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Can you name these new space trash constellations? 10 new signs highlight consequences of space garbage

Each of these ten "trash constellations" represent a different consequence of space pollution. "The…

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See Elon Musk's Starship shredding apart as it descends to Earth, with a whole fin almost ripping off

Starship started falling apart as it plummeted into the ocean. But Elon Musk and SpaceX still consi…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid may have changed its shape in addition to its trajectory, NASA scientists find

Recent research suggests that DART may have done more than just redirect Dimorphos; it might have s…

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A dead Russian spacecraft almost collided with a NASA satellite. The crash could have sent 7,500 bits of debris rocketing around Earth.

A dead Russian spacecraft almost crashed into a NASA satellite. The collision would have sent debr…

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Space Invaders, IRL: Japanese startup to zap space junk with ground-based laser beams!

EX-Fusion is an Osaka-based startup with a plan that's as audacious as it is ingenious: zapping spa…

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Japan unveils world's first wooden satellite! Here’s all you need to know about ‘LignoSat’

Human ingenuity knows no limits. From launching rovers to explore distant planets to capturing blac…

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Scientists want to use a self-consuming rocket to help control the space junk problem

Researchers at the University of Glasgow announced they've designed a rocket engine that eats its o…

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NASA is investigating where a chunk of metal that smashed into a Florida house came from

Most space debris burns up as it enters Earth's atmosphere, but a homeowner in Naples, Florida, wit…

Polly Thompson   


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4 times NASA astronauts lost things in space

A NASA astronaut accidentally dropped a tool bag in space earlier this month. Turns out, it's not t…

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Is there really another planet hiding deep inside our Earth?

Scientists theorise that approximately 4.5 billion years ago, a colossal collision, termed the "gia…

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Increasing space exploration missions are posing a silent threat to Earth by dispersing toxic metals in the stratosphere

Advancements in technology and growing private interest have resulted in a surge in space missions,…

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A signal linked to aliens by a Harvard professor may have been caused by a passing truck

Harvard's Avi Loeb led an expedition searching for potential extraterrestrial technology on the sea…

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Starship's first liftoff toward space created the equivalent of a volcanic eruption in the launchpad, physicist finds

SpaceX's Starship rocket atop its Super Heavy booster is the most powerful rocket in history, capab…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Erin Snodgrass   


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Satellites burning up in our atmosphere may not be as harmless as first thought

Satellites burning in our atmosphere leave metal particles in the stratosphere, and scientists don'…

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Astronomers used JWST to finally solve a 37-year mystery over one of the brightest cosmic explosions ever seen in modern history

The James Webb Space Telescope has solved the mystery of what one of the brightest supernovae in hi…

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope imaged a stunning supernova remnant and revealed details Hubble couldn't capture

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope recently observed the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6,…

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NASA awarded $850,000 to a company that wants to pick up space trash the old-fashioned way — with bags

NASA awarded TransAstra nearly a million dollars for its concept of capture bags large enough to sc…

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In a first-ever for space junk, Dish Network was fined $150,000 for leaving a retired satellite to orbit indefinitely in the wrong place

Dish left a satellite in the wrong disposal orbit, the FCC said, noting it was the first enforcemen…

Kelsey Vlamis