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Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized iceberg, and a bigger one is coming soon

Antarctica just shed a Manhattan-sized iceberg, and a bigger one is coming soon An iceberg the size of Manhattan has cleaved off of Antarctica's rapidly melting Pine Island Glacier on the southwest coast of the continent.NASA released the new data showing the iceberg's birth on Feb.

SpaceX's historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing

SpaceX's historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing On Saturday, SpaceX is expected to make history by launching its first Falcon 9 rocket from historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.If all goes according to plan, the Falcon 9 will launch an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship loaded down with astronaut supplies and experiments on its way to the International Space Station at 10:01 a.

Sorry, y'all. SpaceX isn't going to Mars in 2018

Sorry, y'all. SpaceX isn't going to Mars in 2018 In April 2016, SpaceX made the bold proclamation that it will send a robotic mission to Mars by 2018.Instead of aiming for the 2018 deadline, SpaceX will now try to launch a robotic mission to Mars — known as its Red Dragon mission — two years later, in 2020, SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said during a press conference Friday.

SpaceX aborts rocket launch seconds before liftoff, but may still fly Sunday

SpaceX aborts rocket launch seconds before liftoff, but may still fly Sunday Elon Musk's spaceflight company SpaceX just aborted its launch in perhaps the most dramatic way possible.Because the launch window was instantaneous, any hold that would have resulted from investigating the problem during the countdown would effectively abort the launch for the day.

Relive SpaceX's incredible daytime rocket landing with this video

Relive SpaceX's incredible daytime rocket landing with this video SpaceX did it again, and this time, with a whole lot of style.Elon Musk's private spaceflight company managed to land yet another Falcon 9 first stage back at Cape Canaveral after launching a mission to orbit for NASA.

You'll never guess which country wants to establish a city on Mars

You'll never guess which country wants to establish a city on Mars Elon Musk isn't the only person who wants to build a city on Mars.Now the United Arab Emirates has announced that it wants to establish a "mini-city" on the red planet by 2117.

NASA's Juno will stay in its 53-day orbit around Jupiter after engine troubles

NASA's Juno will stay in its 53-day orbit around Jupiter after engine troubles In light of engine troubles, NASA scientists have determined Juno should remain in its current 53-day orbit around Jupiter.Radiation hardening was one of the main mission considerations when building Juno, as Jupiter’s ludicrous magnetic field is enough to fry even the boldest of spacecraft.

It's not aliens. It's never aliens. Stop saying it's aliens.

It's not aliens. It's never aliens. Stop saying it's aliens. On Wednesday, NASA will make an announcement about a "discovery beyond our solar system.This is my favorite headline so far: "Has Nasa found ALIENS?

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life

7 planets orbiting a star 39 light-years away could play host to alien life Scientists have discovered that at least seven Earth-sized worlds circle the star TRAPPIST-1, a ultracool dwarf star only about 40 light-years from Earth.Just like Jupiter's moons, the planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 all interact with one another, meaning that their orbits are influenced by one another.

NASA announces discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets in a single solar system

NASA announces discovery of seven Earth-like exoplanets in a single solar system NASA has announced the discovery of an amazing planetary system in orbit of a nearby star consisting of seven Earth-like planets in the habitable zone.This was exciting enough to warrant a quick follow up by the Spitzer Space Telescope — TRAPPIST-1’s small size and low temperature was ideal for study with Spitzer’s infrared instruments.

NASA discovered 7 Earth-sized planets and everyone made the same Trump jokes

NASA discovered 7 Earth-sized planets and everyone made the same Trump jokes Scientists discovered seven Earth-sized exoplanets circling a dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, and everyone on Earth is ready to sign up for a one-way ticket to the new system.With seven new worlds suddenly available, the possibilities seemed endless.

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing

The alien planets of TRAPPIST-1 are already inspiring great art, poetry, and writing In general, basically any photo or picture you see of TRAPPIST-1 and its planets is art in some form.NASA's also released a "travel poster" advertising (fake) tourist trips to "planet hop" around the TRAPPIST-1 star system.

The building blocks of life are much more common than we thought

The building blocks of life are much more common than we thought There are six chemical elements common to all known life: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur.But silicon is such a heavy atom that thermodynamics seems to look sternly upon the idea of silicon-based life.

NASA's Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying

NASA's Discovery of Seven New Earth-like Planets is Exciting and Terrifying NASA has announced the discovery of seven Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a single star — three of which lie in the system’s habitable zone.But, we’ve found so many planets that scientists have started wondering why we haven’t heard from anyone yet.

Earth discovers its friendly new neighbors in this Google doodle

Earth discovers its friendly new neighbors in this Google doodle NASA’s discovery of seven Earth-sized planets in a solar system not too far away has space enthusiasts buzzing with excitement.In the Google Doodle, Earth and its moon discover their friendly space neighbors through a telescope.

The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest

The sci-fi propulsion system that will get us to TRAPPIST-1 fastest 800,000 years: That's how long (buzzkill) astronaut Scott Kelly said it'll take us to get to the TRAPPIST-1 star system and its seven newly-discovered, potentially life-supporting, Earth-sized worlds.Each one of them, Star Wars, Star Trek, Interstellar, Alien, Battlestar Galactica, even the recent Passengers, have their own space travel trope.