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SpaceX successfully launched Bangladesh’s first-ever geostationary communications satellite, called Bangabandhu-1, into space on Friday. But the real star of the mission was a newly designed rocket called Falcon 9 Block 5. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said the launcher is built to be the most powerful, reusable, and affordable version of his company’s workhorse
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Juno has been sending home some incredible postcards of Jupiter, with one slightly frustrating caveat: because of the data transfer limitations, they are, by necessity, still pictures. Now an amateur scientist has used those photographs to extrapolate an animation of Jupiter’s clouds, and the results are just jaw-dropping.   Gerald Eichstädt is a member of the Planetary
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NASA’s newest satellite is scheduled to launch on the evening of Wednesday 18 April, 22:51 UTC. Known as TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will play a crucial role in humanity’s search for planets outside our own Solar System. And it’ll be blasted into orbit by SpaceX’s famous, reusable Falcon 9 rocket.   Shortly after the launch, SpaceX
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It’s always disheartening when the science news corner of the internet gets overwhelmed by something that’s not even remotely science. Over the weekend, the UK tabloid The Daily Star published an “exclusive” claiming that four astronauts – including Buzz Aldrin – allegedly passed lie detector tests while talking about their claims of encountering aliens.  
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Looking for a getaway that offers unmatched views of sunrises and sunsets? Specifically, 384 of them in 12 days? Try outer space. Houston-based Orion Span hopes to launch the “first luxury hotel in space” – the 35-by-14-foot Aurora Station – by late 2021 and bring guests on board the following year.   The hotel will