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open Choose your own thrill ride: A Florida slidewire or catching a rocket by helicopter 5
open It's official! Space travel increases the brain size of astronauts, even when they're back on Mother Earth 21
By Chris G
open NASA dons red and blue cardboard 3D glasses to drive Curiosity rover because its GPUs are stuck in the office 34
By Getmo
open Astroboffins suspect twin-star smash may be the culprit for most biggest and brightest supernova yet spotted 9
open Rewriting the checklists: 50 years since Apollo 13 reported it 'had a problem' – and boffins saved the day 22
open BepiColombo probe swings by Earth on way to Mercury – the Solar System's must-visit coronavirus-free resort 16
By phuzz
open Apollo 13 set off into space 50 years ago today. An ignored change order ensured it did not make it to the Moon... 56
open COVID-19 is pretty nasty but maybe this is taking social distancing too far? Universe may not be expanding equally in all directions 89
By tfb
open Academic showdown as boffins biff-baff over when Version 1.0 of Earth's magnetic core was released 31
open If at first you don't succeed, fly, fly again: Boeing to repeat CST-100 test, Russia preps another ISS taxi 12
By ida71u
open Antarctic science put on ice by coronavirus – next summer's expeditions restricted to essentials and robots 11
open NASA reveals the new wavy Martian wheels it thinks can crush the red planet 39
open Things that go crump in the night: Watch Musk's mighty missile go foom 41
By ida71u
open Where's the best place to add Mentos to Diet Coke for the most foam? How big are the individual bubbles? Has science gone too far? 40
open ESA missions back doing science after precautionary pandemic plug pull: We talk to space boffins about Mars Express emergency command line 7
By 2+2=5
open Cricket's average-busting mathematician Tony Lewis pulls up stumps 14
By Cederic
open NASA's classic worm logo returns for first all-American trip to ISS in years: Are you a meatball or a squiggly fan? 61
open Do you want to be an astronaut when you grow up? Yeah, you and 12,000 others: NASA flooded with folks hoping to visit Moon, Mars 24
open If you thought black holes only came in S or XXXL, guess again, maybe: Elusive mid-mass void spotted eating star 13
By tfb
open Sun storm probe OK'd: 'Our motivation is a fascinating signal that we have detected for decades but never been able to make an image of' 9
open Soichi to join three-spaceship club, SpaceX is going to the Moon (no, really), and rocket boffins step up COVID-19 fight 17
open NASA mulls restoring Saturn V to service as SLS delays and costs mount 136
open 16 years and counting: How ESA squeezed oodles of bonus science out of plucky Mars Express probe 39
By vogon00
open Are you extracting the urine, ESA? Why, yes it is, from Moon dwellers to build homes out of lunar regolith. Possibly 47
open Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions... 238
open Hailing frequencies open, sir... America's Space Force hurls its first military comms satellite into Earth's orbit 34
open Want to see through walls? Electroboffins build tiny chip in the lab that vibrates at just the right frequency to do it 49
open BEHOLD! Japan's Hayabusa2 probe left human imprints on ASTEROID SAND 17
By IceC0ld
open Corona coronavirus hiatus: Euro space agency to put Sun, Mars probes in safe mode while boffins swerve pandemic 11
open First crew launch in US since 2011 could happen by May, 34 more OneWeb sats, and astros share their top isolation tips 4
open Damn you, coronavirus. Damn you. Now you've gone too far: James Webb Space Telescope, Moon mission work paused 23
By hoola
open Apollo astronaut Al Worden – once named most isolated human being of all time – dies aged 88 29
open I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Black hole quasar tsunamis moving at 46 million miles per hour 74
open Bad news: Coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the world. Good news: Nitrogen dioxide levels are decreasing and the air on Earth is cleaner 103
open Remember that blurry first-ever photo of a black hole? Turns out snaps like that can tell us a lot about these matter-gobbling voids 25
open SpaceX beats an engine failure to loft another 60 Starlink satellites 38
open Theranos vampire lives on: Owner of failed blood-testing biz's patents sues maker of actual COVID-19-testing kit 120
open Planning a trip to space to escape COVID-19? Tough. Arianespace shuts up shop while SpaceX sputters 1
By Alister
open Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, surely has no frozen water, right? Guess again: Solar winds form ice 38
open Yanking on the space supply chain: Rocket Lab goes Interplanetary with Sinclair acquisition 15
open If you're looking for a textbook example of an IT hype cycle, let spin be your guide 22
open Coronavirus pandemic latest: Trump declares 'two very big words' – national emergency – and unexpectedly ropes in Google to help in some form 34
open In case you want to flee this wretched Earth, 139 minor planets were spotted at the outer reaches of our Solar System. Just an FYI... 41
open Broken lab equipment led boffins to solve a 58-year-old physics problem by mistake 96
open ExoMars team delays 2020 Red Planet road trip after failing to complete all necessary testing 8
open White House turns to Big Tech to fix coronavirus blunders while classifying previous conversations 118
open Good luck pitching a tent on exoplanet WASP-76b, the bloody raindrops here are made out of molten iron 59
open Boots on Moon? Well, the boot part is right: Audit of NASA's Space Launch System reveals more delays, cost overruns 19
open Astroboffin Kurtz ends 40-year quest to find a predicted one-sided vibrating star that was never seen – until now 14
open Rocket Lab wants to break free, hopes next mission is more 'A Kind Of Magic' than 'Another One Bites The Dust' 27
By eldakka


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