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open Double Moon crater riddle solved? Spent Chinese rocket booster carrying mystery payload crash landed 13
open NASA's Psyche spacecraft beams back a 'Hello' from 10 million miles away 49
open 50 years ago, Skylab's accidental rebels put Mission Control on mute 18
open Japan Airlines fuels up on hydrogen hype with eye on cleaner skies 44
open Airbus to test sat-stabilizing 'Detumbler' to simplify astro-garbage disposal 22
open Tesla Cybertruck no-resale clause vanishes faster than a Model S in Ludicrous Mode 69
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open Vote now on who should take the lead in Musk: The Movie 99
open From yellow cabs to sky cabs: Air taxis take a Big Apple test flight 22
open Corduroy is coming to the metaverse with touchy-feely robotic sensors 4
open SpaceX's Starship on the roster for Texas takeoff 94
open Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean AI's not after you 62
open UK telcos didn't collude to put Phones 4u out of business – judge 17
open Tool bag lost in space now tracked by garbage watchers 55
open Want a Cybertruck? You're stuck with it for a year, says Tesla 171
open AWS staffer shows off the workplace that used to be a prison 15
open RIP: Frank Borman, NASA commander of first Moon mission 7
open 48-nation bloc to crack down on using crypto assets to avoid tax 29
open Foxconn launches its first satellites on a SpaceX rideshare, to advance Microsoft space plan 1
open Tipsy tongues tell all: How your sloshed speech could snitch to Siri 12
open NASA's Lucy probe scores a threefer as it flies by first target in 12-year mission 10
open BOFH: Monitor mount moans end in Beancounter beatdown 85
open CEOs of crashed tech upstart Bitwise accused of swindling $100M from investors 13
open Late Qualcomm cofounder teleports $200M into SETI to bankroll hunt for alien life 13
open Mac daddy Woz hospitalized in Mexico over mystery malady 17
open Space Force turns to Falcon Heavy for spaceplane's seventh mission 13
open Rocket Lab mission lost in the Paschen of the moment 6
open Wanted: Driver for rocket-powered Bloodhound Land Speed Record car 63
open European Space Agency grits teeth, preps contracts for SpaceX Galileo launch 24
open Boffins detect direct evidence of atomic oxygen on Venus's day side 13
open Euclid space 'scope's first color snaps pull back the curtain on cosmic mysteries 13
open NASA gasping for ideas to extract oxygen from Moon dirt 11
open 4,000 days of Curiosity: Rover still 'strong' despite worn joints, vision issues 31
open Italy seizes from Airbnb $836M in alleged unpaid taxes 33
open Bored Ape NFT party is a real eyesore, say irritated attendees 23
open Samsung family sells $2B worth of shares to pay inheritance tax bill 7
open New orientation assistant to help prevent astronauts getting lost in space 10
open From Apollo to Space Shuttle, Thomas K Mattingly's stellar journey ends at 87 9
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open Shock horror – and there goes the network neighborhood 124
open India's lunar landing made a mess on the Moon 45
open Pentagon seeks government gossips to dish dirt on UFOs 19
open Rocket Lab sets sights on 2024-2025 window for Venus mission 5
open Alien rock remains found not on but deep inside the Earth 21
open FAA is done with Starship's safety review, now it's over to the birds and turtles 17
open It's been 25 years since NASA astronaut John Glenn's geriatric jaunt around Earth 13
open Where do people feel most at risk of being pwned? The pub 36
open As NASA struggles to open OSIRIS-REx's asteroid sample can, probe heads off to next rock 18
open NASA and Boeing try to chase the contrail clouds away 24
open To prevent 'lost' nukes, scientists suggest storing them in a hall of mirrors 22
open X looks back at year of so-called 'engineering excellence' under Musk 60
By quartzz
open Digital Millennium Copyright Act celebrates a quarter century of takedown notices 8