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Nickelodeon debuts first footage of iconic green slime in space

Mon, 2020-05-04 22:53
Nickelodeon used its Kids' Choice Awards show broadcast to premiere the first footage of its trademark green slime floating on board the International Space Station.
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Could life thrive on hydrogen-rich alien worlds?

Mon, 2020-05-04 21:51
Life can thrive in a 100% hydrogen atmosphere, according to a new study. The finding could completely change our understanding of how (and where) life might exist in the universe.
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Official: Taika Waititi to co-write and direct 'Star Wars' film

Mon, 2020-05-04 21:09
"Thor: Love and Thunder" writer/director Taika Waititi has signed on to write and direct a "Star Wars" film.
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Chaos reigns in detailed new views of Jupiter's icy moon Europa

Mon, 2020-05-04 20:43
Scientists have gotten their best look to date at three chaotic patches on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa thanks to decade-old images from a long-defunct spacecraft.
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Elon Musk shows off Starship prototype's rocket engine ahead of test fire (photo)

Mon, 2020-05-04 20:39
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk just tweeted an image looking up at the belly of the latest Starship prototype, the SN4, which is on the test stand ahead of a key engine firing.
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Eta Aquarid meteor shower 2020: When, where and how to see it

Mon, 2020-05-04 19:48
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower from late April to mid-May offers a long stretch of spectacular 'shooting stars' that even a casual observer can spot in the night sky.
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The 2020 Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks tonight! See 'crumbs' of Comet Halley rain on Earth

Mon, 2020-05-04 18:29
The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks overnight tonight (May 4), with the best views arriving before dawn on Tuesday (May 5).
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Disney Plus drops epic 'Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga' trailer for May the Fourth

Mon, 2020-05-04 17:21
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" arrives on Disney Plus for Star Wars Day today (May 4), putting all nine films from the Skywalker saga in one place for fans and yes, there is a trailer.
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Scientists keep debunking 'monster black hole' discovery. So, what's the deal with binary system LB1?

Mon, 2020-05-04 17:00
As scientists continue to weigh in, one thing is clear: the "monster black hole" discovered in 2019 doesn't exist.
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Pictures from space! Our image of the day

Mon, 2020-05-04 14:53
An astronaut on board the International Space Station captured almost all of Mexico in a single shot while photographing planet Earth from inside the station's Cupola observatory.
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On This Day in Space! May 4, 2011: 1st official 'Star Wars' Day celebration

Mon, 2020-05-04 13:03
On May 4, 2011, the first organized "Star Wars" Day celebration happened in Toronto. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!
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The starry dusty field from the core of our Milky Way galaxy (photo)

Mon, 2020-05-04 12:53
A panoramic view of the Milky Way galaxy's dusty core reveals several colorful deep-space nebulas.
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The moon isn't 'dead': Ridges on lunar surface show signs of recent tectonic activity

Mon, 2020-05-04 12:53
The moon isn't "dead" after all: Newly discovered ridges on the moon's surface are leading scientists to think that the moon might have an active tectonic system.
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There are two kinds of sunspots on the sun right now amid solar cycle change

Mon, 2020-05-04 12:50
The sun offers plenty of brainteasers: Right now, for instance, it's sporting magnetic knots formed by two different cycles — simultaneously.
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The UAE is going to Mars. Here's the plan for its Hope orbiter.

Mon, 2020-05-04 12:41
The United Arab Emirates had its sights set on Mars the day before it launched its second satellite ever.
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'Star Wars': Summary of the franchise and its effect on space technology

Mon, 2020-05-04 05:44
A long time ago — roughly four decades — the world was introduced to Jedi knights, lightsabers, droids and the Force. Before long, elements of the space fantasy had an effect on real-life space technology.
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A small asteroid the size of a bus will fly safely by Earth today

Sun, 2020-05-03 16:21
A newly discovered asteroid about the size of a bus will zip safely by Earth today (May 3), passing at a distance just over halfway to the moon.
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How amateur satellite trackers are keeping an 'eye' on objects around the Earth

Sun, 2020-05-03 14:38
Around the planet, a loosely knit but closely woven band of amateurs monitor the whereabouts of satellites — be they secretive spacecraft, rocket stages, orbital debris or lost space probes.
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Where do baby magnetars come from? Mysterious 'fast radio bursts' may provide clues.

Sun, 2020-05-03 14:37
Magnetars — highly magnetized, rapidly rotating super-dense stars — are among the most enigmatic creatures to inhabit the cosmos and their origins are shrouded in mystery.
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The top space stories of the week!

Sat, 2020-05-02 16:16
These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
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