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A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts -- Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency and Kimiya Yui of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency -- launches out of Kazakhstan today at about 5PM ET, but you can watch Expedition 44 from wherever you are, right here...

July 22nd 2015 at 3:40pm 0 Comments
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We're getting to know Pluto a lot better, thanks to the images released by the New Horizons mission. Take for example, this one captured during the probe's historic flyby on July 14th, which shows a second mountain range that's less lofty but just as icy as the first one we saw. It's located somew...

July 22nd 2015 at 6:05am 0 Comments
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NASA's New Horizons is showering loads of attention on Pluto and its largest moon Charon, but what about the dwarf planet's tinier moons? Don't worry, the probe is giving these smaller celestial bodies their time in the spotlight. The spacecraft has delivered images of two moons, Nix and Hydra,...

July 21st 2015 at 3:50pm 0 Comments
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It's been two years since the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) was last active aboard the ISS, but now it's back with new functions to offer. The RRM (seen above) was originally an experimental set of tools that can refuel the propellant tanks of satellites while in orbit. With the help of Dextre,...

July 21st 2015 at 7:02am 0 Comments
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A team of German scientists are employing advanced imaging technology to help understand one of the unusual effects of long-term space habitation — thinning skin. Led by Professor Karsten Koenig of Saarland University, the study is an offshoot of the European Space Agency's Skin B project de...

July 21st 2015 at 2:01am 0 Comments
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What's does Earth look like from a million miles away? Well, NASA provided the masses with a glimpse today, thanks to the first photo snapped from the Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite (DSCOVR) launched by SpaceX's Falcon 9 in February. More specifically, the image is constructed from three...

July 20th 2015 at 12:18pm 0 Comments
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The ISS crew sure had a rough morning yesterday: a piece of an old Russian satellite came hurtling towards them, and the team didn't have enough time to move the station out of the way. Since they only had an hour and a half to spare, the crew chose to seal off modules to contain possible damage a...

July 17th 2015 at 12:30am 0 Comments
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A day after we caught a glimpse of the best photo we've seen yet of Pluto, NASA has released an even closer shot of the dwarf planet: Behold the image above. In a press conference today, the team behind NASA's New Horizons probe gave more information about what they learned from these new images....

July 15th 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Today on In Case You Missed It: A prototype marijuana breathalyzer came out and oh lord, the glory days are over. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft got the best ever photos of Pluto and these scientists are adorably jacked up about it. And a Swiss motion capture company wants to put sensors and VR...

July 15th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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New Horizons has already sent back one of the clearest, closest photos of Pluto ever, but it has more in store for NASA and all space lovers. The agency is waiting to hear back from the probe by around 9PM today: it's slated to beam back a series of status updates that will let NASA know if it's i...

July 14th 2015 at 8:39pm 0 Comments
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Anxious to see the closest shot of Pluto ever? NASA is set to release high res photos soon, but in the meantime, the space agency has posted a "love note back to Earth" with a low-res Instagram image. That marks the first time the agency has given a social network first dibs on a major image, acco...

July 14th 2015 at 7:40am 0 Comments