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January 3, 2019 10:00 AM Scientists find the 'missing' dark matter from the early universe

Dark matter, it seems, has been clinging to galaxies for a very long time. Most galaxies that existed 10 billion years ago had about as much dark matter as galaxies do today, contradicting earlier studies that suggested less dark matter lurked around galaxies in the early universe. "Dark matter was similarly abundant in star-forming galaxies in the distant 81

November 14, 2018 3:01 PM Russia reveals nuclear spaceship that will fly to Mars ‘in very near future’

Russia has revealed a "spacecraft of the future" that could one day put humans on Mars. Roscosmos showed off concept designs for the sci-fi spacecraft – but failed to say exactly when it would launch. The spaceship is currently in development at Russia's Keldysh Research Centre, which is racing to create the nuclear propulsion engine. "Today, the Keldysh 312

November 6, 2018 6:16 PM SpaceX seeks $750 million leveraged loan

NEW YORK (LPC) - Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp, known as SpaceX, is looking to line up a $750 million leveraged loan, sources said. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is leading the transaction. A lenders presentation will be held by the SpaceX management team on November 7. SpaceX makes rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded by Elon Musk in 2002 as a way to help humans 104

September 20, 2018 1:29 PM Real-life 'Planet Vulcan' found 16 light-years away from Earth

If it has inhabitants, it's a good bet they all "live long and prosper." The real-life planet Vulcan, once home to "Star Trek's" Spock (made famous by Leonard Nimoy), has been found, thanks to scientists who've discovered an exoplanet just 16 light-years from Earth. The planet is associated with the real-life star 40 Eridani A, which has been found to be host to one planet 190

July 27, 2018 6:30 PM Your Guide to Seeing Spectacular Views of Mars This Weekend

Mars will appear unusually large and bright starting this Friday as the Red Planet makes its closest approach to Earth in 15 years. The phenomenon known as Mars Opposition typically happens every two years, but this year, Mars will be closest its been to earth since 2003. Mars and Earth, like all other planets in our solar system, both orbit the sun, but do so at different 102

July 13, 2018 12:41 AM Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos’ rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters. Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle, to find out if it is affordable 161

July 9, 2018 5:35 PM NASA shocker: Astronaut reveals humans could've been on Mars in the 1960s

Hero astronaut Chris Hadfield says we could've sent humans to Mars in the 1960s – but there's a very good reason we didn't. The former International Space Station commander said the risk of death was simply too high. "The technology that took us to the moon and back when I was just a kid – that technology can take us to Mars." Hadfield was referring 168

May 8, 2018 3:36 PM Jupiter in opposition: Planet will appear bigger, brighter on Tuesday

You won't need binoculars to catch this shiny display: Jupiter will be at its biggest and brightest Tuesday night. The gas giant will be in opposition — opposite the sun — rising high in the sky in the east shortly after sunset. The largest planet in the solar system will be at its highest around midnight local time. "Jupiter comes to opposition about 849

April 30, 2018 8:12 PM You Can See an Incredible View of the Moon and Jupiter Tonight. Here’s How

People looking toward the stars on Monday night will have a chance to see a nearly full moon alongside Jupiter, one of the brightest planets in the solar system. There was a full moon on Sunday night. While it’s now technically a waning gibbous, the moon will still look full to the Earthly eye on Monday, when it will also appear closer to Jupiter 101

April 9, 2018 7:08 PM 'Jupiter Triangle' to shine bright in April's night sky

Planet Jupiter is going to delight stargazers with a rare show this week when it connects two of the brightest stars in the solar system: Arcturus and Spica. (NASA/Handout) Jupiter is set to delight stargazers with a special show this week when it connects two of the brightest stars in the solar system: Arcturus and Spica. The fifth planet from the Sun formed 238