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Parachutes, Abort Engines Are Key Challenges for SpaceX's Crew Dragon Capsule
A dust-enshrouded, giant black hole ripping apart a star blasted out a superfast jet of particles that packed about 125 billion times the amount of energy the sun releases per year, a new study finds.
A new photo of the red "supergiant" Antares is the best ever captured of a star other than the sun.
First Blue Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in 150 Years Coming This Month
First Cat in Space Félicette to Get Memorial Statue After Successful Crowdfund
Here it is! The Parker Solar Probe! This orbiter will launch in summer 2018 and it will probe the outer corona of the sun. This will be humanity’s first “touch” of the sun #parkersolarprobe #sun #space