Bumblebees Demonstrate the Power of Insect Brains – New York Times

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TRAPPIST-1: System with 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets – Space.com

TRAPPIST-1: System with 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets – Space.com

SpaceX supply ship completes journey to space station – Spaceflight Now

ESA astronaut Homas Pesquet tweeted this image of the Dragon spacecraft hovering just below the space station Thursday. Credit: Thomas Pesquet/ESA/NASA Running a day late after aborting a rendezvous to resolve a navigation glitch, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft made a smooth final approach to the International Space Station on Thursday, floating in range of the […]

A huge Antarctic glacier just lost another chunk of ice — and we know because of NASA – Washington Post

An iceberg calves from Pine Island glacier, Jan. 26, 2017. (Credit: NASA) One of Antarctica’s most rapidly melting glaciers has shed yet another large block of ice in an event that NASA scientists say is “further evidence of the ice shelf’s fragility.” The agency drew attention to the incident in a tweet Wednesday morning.   […]

46 years later, Apollo 11 hits the road again – Christian Science Monitor

February 23, 2017 —After finding a home at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. for more than four decades, the command module of the historic moon-mission spacecraft Apollo 11 is going on “a road trip.” The tour, featuring a new exhibit, will visit four cities across the country, only its second tour since its splash-landing back […]

Astronomers discover 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star – CNN

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Aborts Cargo Delivery to Space Station – Space.com

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship packed with nearly three tons of supplies aborted its rendezvous to the International Space Station early Wednesday (Feb. 22) due to a navigation software glitch, NASA officials said. The supply ship will now aim for a Thursday arrival at the station. The unpiloted Dragon capsule aborted its approach […]

Explore 14 alien worlds (and Earth) with NASA’s whimsical travel posters – Los Angeles Times

(NASA/JPL-Caltech) By Sean Greene Feb. 22, 2017 It’s never too early to plan your trip to space, at least according to the folks at NASA. To travel to alien worlds, humans would need light-speed technology — or have millions of years to spare to fly by jumbo jet. In the meantime, we can imagine our extraterrestrial dream […]

SpaceX cargo delivery delayed as Russia launches last mission for historic Soyuz-U – Christian Science Monitor

February 22, 2017 —The International Space Station has a busy few days ahead, with two robotic spacecraft closing in on the orbiting outpost. The first one, launched on Wednesday and scheduled to arrive Friday morning, is Russia’s Progress-66 cargo mission, carrying nearly three tons of food, clothing, fuel, and other supplies for the astronauts onboard. […]

Apollo 11 Space Capsule Is Going On Another Mission – NPR

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia sits in the Mary Baker Engen Restoration Hangar in Virginia, where it is undergoing conservation. Dane Penland/National Air and Space Museum/Smithsonian Institution The space capsule that took the first moonwalkers on their historic adventure is getting ready to take off on another trip — its first tour of the […]

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