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NASA to Announce AI’s Role in Finding new Planets–Live Stream Here Today

NASA will be holding a conference about a mysterious “discovery beyond our solar system” made by Google AI. *Update* Google AI machine learning discovered an 8th planetary body, Kepler-90i in the Kepler-90 system, which makes...
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Thunderclouds are Particle Accelerators; Lightning Creates Antimatter

A study by Japanese researchers shows how storms emit gamma rays after matter and antimatter particles are created during lightning strikes.  Gamma rays, the highest energy form of electromagnetic radiation, can be generated during violent...
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Google Maps Lets you Explore These 6 Extraterrestrial Worlds

Trumping Google Earth, Google Maps can leave Earth behind. Now, instead of zooming into places around Earth, Google Maps lets you zoom out to check some planets and moons in our solar system. It seems...
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Mariner 9 Finds a Shield Volcano on Mars Plus Other Recent Mars Photos

The first spacecraft to orbit Mars, Mariner 9, sent the first close-up images and data from the Red Planet over forty years ago and changed our perception of Mars forever. We'll also include some more recent...
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Make air Safer and win $100K From NASA

NASA is launching a contest for innovative aerosol sensor designs. Prospective designers have a chance to win a $100K prize, and their solution could be a mainstay in future space missions as well as...
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What the Heck Have Canadians Contributed to Space Exploration?

The third country ever to have a presence in space (by launching a satellite), Canada has a long-standing space tradition, with some contributions that helped push human space exploration further. Canada's space industry encompasses hundreds...
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World Reacts to Twitter’s 280 Character Limit

Twitter rolled out its new 280 character limit for all users last week. We've rounded up some of the best reactions from Twitter users.  Twitter has been testing increasing its character limit from 140 to...
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Flying Car Update: Uber Elevate Teams up with NASA

NASA will be developing air control software for Uber to manage its fleet of flying cars. Uber aims to start testing its flying taxi service across Los Angeles by 2020. The concept of flying cars,...
NASA Finalizes Plans for First Deep Space Exploration Mission

NASA Finalizes Plans for First Deep Space Exploration Mission

NASA reviewed its launch schedule for the first SLS and Orion flight. It will be uncrewed, feature a number of 3D printed parts, and is scheduled for the end of 2019. Relax, Mars fans! NASA hasn’t...
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How Genetic Redundancy and Natural ‘Sunscreen’ Help Seeds Survive in Space

Two astrobiologists found that seeds can withstand doses of UV and cosmic radiation, to some degree, which shed light on the challenge of growing food in space--something we'll have to do in order to...