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The planet Donald Trump doesn't want you to see

The planet Donald Trump doesn't want you to see If a new budget outline released by the Trump administration Thursday goes through, it will cancel funding for the instruments on the DSCOVR spacecraft that face our planet from 1 million miles away.According to Trump's budget outline, the administration wants to cancel the program in order to save money for other things at the agency like exploration.

SpaceX's latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch

SpaceX's latest satellite mission may be its last non-reusable launch Because of the difficulty in launching this satellite, SpaceX didn’t try to recover the first stage.It takes a lot of power to push a large payload up there, which left the Falcon 9 without enough fuel to land.

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now

This week in space: Enceladus entices, SpaceX succeeds, and Mars is a bad vacation spot right now DSCOVR, the jointly NASA- and NOAA-operated climate satellite, was launched by a SpaceX rocket in 2015.In other rocket news, SpaceX managed to launch their rocket, after a two-day delay because of high winds.

Surprise! Biofuels reduce jet engine pollution in the atmosphere, NASA says

Surprise! Biofuels reduce jet engine pollution in the atmosphere, NASA says Luckily, NASA has shown that biofuels can help us do just that.In news that ought to be news for absolutely no one, a new NASA study has confirmed what you probably already knew, or certainly could’ve guessed.

Earth just had its second-warmest February since 1880

Earth just had its second-warmest February since 1880 Last month was Earth's second-hottest February on record since at least 1880, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently reported.In February 2017, the average global temperature was 1.

This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon

This Valkyrie R5 humanoid robot is put to the test with Mars colonization on the horizon The robot arrived at Northeastern in 2015 as part of a proposal that Engineering Professor Taskin Padir sent to NASA for the Space Robotics Challenge software testing, reports Tech Crunch.One was held in-house, and  NASA “awarded two as research loans to Northeastern University and nearby MIT, while a fourth was acquired by Scotland’s University of Edinburgh.

Donald Trump finally said something about space and NASA's future

Donald Trump finally said something about space and NASA's future On Tuesday, Vice President Mike Pence announced Trump's plan to re-establish a National Space Council — a Bush-era advisory board established to serve as a go-between for the White House and NASA.We're going to be bringing together the best and the brightest in NASA and also in the private sector.

The Earth is round. It's your problem if you believe it isn't.

The Earth is round. It's your problem if you believe it isn't. Shaquille O'Neal — retired NBA superstar and star of the 1996 movie Kazaam — believes the Earth is flat, and you know what?I'm not interested in trying to convince him otherwise.

NASA's Origami-Inspired Robot Explores Small Spaces

NASA's Origami-Inspired Robot Explores Small Spaces NASA space rovers and PUFFER?The National Aeronautics and Space Administration this week introduced a new scouting sidekick: the Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER).

Daily News: We're Going to Mars

Daily News: We're Going to Mars Disney Hit With Lawsuit Claiming 'Zootopia' Ripped Off 'Total Recall' WriterDisney is now facing a serious lawsuit alleging that Oscar-winning animation film Zootopia was copied from work of Gary L.It opens by quoting Zootopia director Byron Howard as saying, "Don’t worry if you feel like you’re copying something, because if it comes through you, it’s going to filter through you and you’re going to bring your own unique perspective to it.

British teen is so cool that he corrected NASA on their own data

British teen is so cool that he corrected NASA on their own data Miles Soloman is a 17-year-old taking part in a very cool project that gives students across the UK the chance to work on data taken directly from the space station.One day, as he was looking at radiation levels on the space station, the A-level student noticed an anomaly.

NASA reports two new breaks in Curiosity rover's wheel

NASA reports two new breaks in Curiosity rover's wheel As long as Curiosity can do science, NASA will make use of it.The harsh Martian terrain has not been kind to the rover’s wheels, though.

Spectacular zero-gravity landslide captured in progress on Comet 67P

Spectacular zero-gravity landslide captured in progress on Comet 67P This is the first time anyone has ever caught direct evidence of a landslide on a comet.The landslide, which took place in July of 2015, would not have looked like any landslide on Earth when it was happening.

Hubble spots rogue supermassive black hole ejected from its galaxy

Hubble spots rogue supermassive black hole ejected from its galaxy Most large galaxies like our own Milky Way have a supermassive black hole in the center.It’s so common that astronomers just expect to see the telltale signs of a black hole in the heart of galaxies.

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space Next week SpaceX is going to reuse its first reusable rocket, launching it from their new digs at Pad 39A.It was used in April 2016 to complete its first resupply mission of the International Space Station (including delivery of the Bigelow expandable habitat).

NASA ISS Astronauts Train in Augmented Reality

NASA ISS Astronauts Train in Augmented Reality A new mixed-reality simulator lets International Space Station crew members hone their skills on the ground before rocketing into low Earth orbit.“At a fundamental level, training our astronauts to explore space is a lot like a game,” he continued.

This might be the best-ever view of Earth from space

This might be the best-ever view of Earth from space It's a view that very few people will ever get to see firsthand: Legs dangling in free fall above the Earth with nothing but empty space between you and the planet's blue surface 250 miles below.If you're an astronaut on a spacewalk, however, this vertigo-inducing perspective is something you'll need to get used to, and fast.