Spaaaaace

We’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. A halo of light polarized by a gigantic black hole’s magnetic field…

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what happened to the plan to image Sag A*?

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NASA sets the date for first helicopter flight on another planet – and the craft will carry a piece of history

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‘Radiation upset’ confused computers and caused false alarm on International Space Station

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Cross post.

SpaceX scatters debris across Boca Chica beach

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‘Imagine’ if Virgin Galactic actually did sub-orbital tourism: Firm unveils new chrome job on SpaceShip III

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Another successful flight for SpaceX’s Starship apart from the landing-in-one-piece thing

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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has unveiled plans for an enormous inflatable space station tended by cargo and crew carrying versions of its Dream Chaser spaceplane.
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_X-rays are emanating from Uranus for the first time, according to the latest observations made using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.
It may not seem so surprising at first since Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune have been found to scatter X-rays from the Sun. But the data suggests that there is an additional source of unknown radiation being generated by Uranus itself.
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Also, stop giggling.

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If we were really continuing the supposed classical naming pattern (the father of Mars is Jupiter, the father of Jupiter is Saturn) the seventh and eighth planets should be called Caelus and Aether

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Uranus does stick to that pattern in part, it just uses the Greek rather than the Roman name for the god.

Also, if people wanted a giggle-proof name for the planet, we could have gone with the original proposal to call the thing George.

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This news makes me want to buy a drone that is reasonably cheap and suitable for an occasional user.

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A planet called George is funnier than one called Uranus in my opinion.

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And it has 27 satellites. Can you imagine the names?

Phillys
Bob
Frank
Maude
Carlinhos…

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