'Alien Megastructure' Star Subject of 'Spaceв─≥s Deepest Secrets' | Video Clip

By Steve Spaleta | May 24, 2017 02:26pm ET
The Science Channel show takes a look "Tabby Star."
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Trump's 2018 Budget Request Axes 5 NASA Earth-Science Missions

By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | May 24, 2017 02:00pm ET
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The total solar eclipse of March 8-9, 2016, as seen by the NASA-NOAA Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) spacecraft. Credit: NASA/DSCOVR-EPIC Team
Five NASA Earth-science missions are now on the chopping block.

Rocket Lab Waits Out Weather Delays

By Jeff Foust, SpaceNews Writer | May 24, 2017 12:04pm ET
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An image from DigitalGlobe's WorldView-2 satellite showing the Electron rocket on the pad on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula May 23. Credit: satellite image @2017 DigitalGlobe
WASHINGTON - As weather continues to delay the first launch of its Electron rocket, Rocket Lab's chief executive said the company remains patient until conditions are right to attempt a flight.

'Space Aggressors' Train US Forces for Extraterrestrial Conflict

By Greg Walters, Seeker | May 24, 2017 12:29pm ET
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Neutron Stars - What are They? How will NICER Study Them? | Video

By Steve Spaleta | May 24, 2017 10:50am ET
When a star roughly 20 to 30 times the mass of our Sun explodes it leaves behind a neutron star. Learn more about it and how NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) will study them.
Neutron Stars - What are They? How will NICER Study Them?
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NASA NICER Mission - Neutrons Stars and 'GPS' for the Galaxy | Teaser Trailer

By Steve Spaleta | May 24, 2017 10:33am ET
The Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) "provide high- precision measurements of neutron stars" according the NASA"s Goddard Space Flight Center. It's secondary mission is to test technology that will use pulsars as navigation beacons.
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Solar Eclipse Glasses: Where to Buy the Best, High-Quality Eyewear

By Hanneke Weitering, Staff Writer-Producer | May 24, 2017 07:24am ET
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If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans who will experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21, hopefully you've heard by now that you're going to need eye protection for the big event.
But not all solar viewers are created equal. Using the wrong gear (or using it incorrectly) can burn your retinas, causing irreparable damage to your eyes.

Hot Stuff! Huge Secondary Mirror Cast for Extremely Large Telescope

By Sarah Lewin, Staff Writer | May 24, 2017 07:00am ET
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An enormous piece of glass-ceramic has been cast for the secondary mirror of the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope, entering a year-long cooldown and heat-treatment period until it's ready to be ground and polished for use with the megatelescope.
The completed mirror will measure nearly 14 feet across (4.2 meters) and

High Fashion Meets Vintage NASA in New 'Coach Space' Collection

By Space.com, staff | May 24, 2017 11:00am ET
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NASA is having a fashion moment. Or, perhaps more accurately, fashion is having a NASA moment. Hot on the heels of Chanel's interstellar-themed fashion show and mock rocket launch in March, Coach is showcasing a cosmically inspired collection of its own.
Part of the new "Coach Space" collection, The Rogue is a pebble-leather bag decked out in retro NASA patches. ($895 at Coach.com) Credit: Coach

'Orphan Memory' Could Broaden Gravitational Wave Hunt

By Elizabeth Howell, Space.com Contributor | May 24, 2017 07:30am ET
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Artist's illustration showing two merging black holes creating ripples in the fabric of space-time, also known as gravitational waves. Credit: NASA
There may be a new way to study gravitational waves.
These ripples in the fabric of space-time were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, and first detected directly in 2015 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) consortium.

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