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This Adorable Little Rocket Just Reached Space for the First Time

Most commercial rockets have a carbo capacity measured in tons, but the new Electron launch vehicle from Rocket Lab is designed for lighter duty. This rocket can haul just 150 kg (331 pounds) into orbit, but it’s cheap and small ...

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AMD’s RX Vega Won’t Launch Until Later This Year

AMD’s Radeon Technology Group (RTG) held a Reddit AMA session yesterday and answered a number of questions about their upcoming Vega GPU. Those of you hoping for a quick launch are going to be disappointed. While the company demoed and ...

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This Week in Space: From Paranal to Proxima B

We won’t know if Proxima b is habitable until we can get some sharp telescopes pointed straight at it, which doesn’t happen until next year. But until then, everyone’s an armchair astronomer, speculating about the little red dot. What if ...

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This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

Buzz Aldrin wants NASA to privatize LEO and retire the ISS. At the 2017 Humans to Mars conference, according to Space.com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $ 3.5 billion a ...

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Is this the beginning of the end of Trump?

Throughout his campaign and in the first months of his presidency, Donald Trump has been crossing lines never before crossed in our history. He may now have crossed a Rubicon. What is on the other side? In firing FBI Director ...

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Milla Jovovich's Daughter Earns Extra Cash With This One Chore (VIDEO)

Milla Jovovich9-Year-Old Daughter KnowsIt Pays to Read!!! 5/11/2017 12:40 AM PDT EXCLUSIVE Milla Jovovich‘s giving her 9-year-old daughter a sweet incentive to read … whether she jumps on that deal is another story. We got Milla at LAX Wednesday and ...

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Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space

As strange bedfellows go, canning jars and spy satellites don’t seem to have much in common. But Ball Corp. produces both. And one of their spy satellites may have just gone up on a Falcon 9. Mum’s the official NRO ...

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Watch This Exclusive Two-Minute Clip From National Geographic’s ‘Genius’

Albert Einstein has gone down in history as a rebel with his tongue stuck out, an intellectual who would not be distracted from his quest for greatness. It’s easy to equate unswerving intellectualism with genius, but are they really the ...

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This Week in Space: Cassini, the James Webb Space Telescope, and Bricks

NASA finally unfurled the James Webb Space Telescope! The JWST has been undergoing acoustic and vibration testing for months, but it’s been fully opened because now it’s time for the next phase of testing. That will take place at the ...

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This Week in Space: Metal on Mars, Hydrogen Inside Enceladus, and a Meteoric Near-Miss

We didn’t get pasted by that asteroid that sailed through Wednesday, which is arguably a good thing. Discovered in 2014, it was due to pass by Earth at a close but safe distance, which it won’t do again for another ...

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