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Orion spacecraft may fall behind schedule, go over budget
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Orion spacecraft may fall behind schedule, go over budget

An independent review of the capsule program says NASA's cost and schedule estimates are unreliable.

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07.29.16
Chinese satellite to test secure quantum communications
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Chinese satellite to test secure quantum communications

If the experiment works, it could lead to an encrypted, space-based internet.

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07.27.16
Researchers believe Jupiter's Red Spot is heated by thunder
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Researchers believe Jupiter's Red Spot is heated by thunder

A new theory suggests sound waves are warming the 2,500-degree storm.

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07.27.16
Comet lander Philae says goodbye as communications are cut
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Comet lander Philae says goodbye as communications are cut

Despite problems, it managed some impressive scientific work.

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07.26.16
Milky Way's spinning 'halo' helps reveal how galaxy formed
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Milky Way's spinning 'halo' helps reveal how galaxy formed

The super-hot gas surrounding our galaxy is rotating almost as fast as we are.

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