Following perfect launch, BepiColombo takes self-portraits from space

BepiColombo’s launch was nominal — the best thing any launch can be. Following launch, the spacecraft documented successful solar array and antenna deployments with self-portraits. Source: Planetary Read

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Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Purple

Earth’s early life might have been purple, suggesting the search for extraterrestrial life should scan for the color. Source: Space.com Read More: Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Purple

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Einstein and the Incredible Hulk Now Have Their Own Constellations (But You'll Never See Them)

NASA added 21 new “constellations” to the sky, thanks to invisible gamma-ray light. Source: Space.com Read More: Einstein and the Incredible Hulk Now Have Their Own Constellations (But

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Apollo 7 Astronaut Recounts Splashdown at 50th Anniversary Gala

Walt Cunningham hoped the parachutes had opened. Source: Space.com Read More: Apollo 7 Astronaut Recounts Splashdown at 50th Anniversary Gala

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Orionid Meteor Shower: Leftovers of Halley's Comet

The Orionid meteor shower, made up of remnants of Halley’s Comet, peaks in mid-October. Source: Space.com Read More: Orionid Meteor Shower: Leftovers of Halley’s Comet

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The Next Battleground: What Do We Really Know About What Adversaries Do in Space?

As the Pentagon moves to stand up a U.S. Space Command and Congress debates whether it makes sense to create a Space Force, a central focus is to defend satellites

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Why We Need Cosmic Inflation

The “vanilla” Big Bang model, without any other additions or amendments, can’t explain all the observations. Here’s how it might have worked. Source: Space.com Read More: Why We

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx Checks for Collision Hazards As It Nears Asteroid Bennu

After a huge team of engineers has spent years building a $800 million spacecraft, you want to be sure the craft doesn’t bang into anything before it even gets a

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Hubble Space Telescope Nearly Ready for Action Again

It looks like NASA’s famous Hubble Space Telescope has recovered from the glitch that knocked the observatory offline more than two weeks ago. Source: Space.com Read More: Hubble

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Exoplanet Hunters Have a New Plan to Spot Hidden 'Migrating' Worlds

There’s a telescope that can see thick rings of dust in distant star systems. And researchers want to use its data in a new way to spot hidden and migrating

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