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Measuring universe expansion reveals mystery

Is something unpredicted going on in the depths of space?<p>Here’s the good news: Astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the rate …

China and Europe love SpaceX’s new Falcon Heavy rocket. Does NASA?

When SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket debuted this month, China’s aerospace community was mostly envious, noting that their equivalent rocket, the Long March 9, would not be ready for another decade. One story in state media observed that “to put it more bluntly, this time the Americans showed us …

Spiral galaxy NGC 3344 sparkles in glorious new Hubble image

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunningly detailed view of the weakly barred spiral galaxy NGC 3344, which is located some 20 million …

SpaceX just launched two of its space internet satellites — the first of nearly 12,000

They’re hitchhiking to space with another satellite<p><i>Update February 22nd, 1</i><i>1</i><i>AM ET:</i> <i>SpaceX successfully launched and deployed its primary satellite after a smooth Thursday morning launch.</i><p><b>Original story:</b> Now that the dust has settled from SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy mission, the company is getting back …

Space Travel

NASA's recent pictures of objects in the Kuiper belt just broke records

Lights, Camera, Kuiper Belt<p>3.79 billion miles away in the inky blackness of space, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft snapped two pictures and …

Space

Elon Musk explains why SpaceX's Falcon Heavy core booster crashed

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Monday (Feb. 12) to share some new details on last week's Falcon Heavy test flight, including why the massive rocket's core booster crashed. SpaceX is also building a new drone ship for rocket landings at sea, he added.<p>When SpaceX's Falcon Heavy blasted off last …

This Laptop is Every Designer’s Wet Dream

Why this doesn’t exist already, I don’t know! Aptly named the Logitech Lapdesk, it’s the latest concept from designer Erik Tuft and it explores the …

The Justice League finally takes down a Nightmare Batman

But wind up in an even worse place than when they started<p>In this week’s installment of DC’s Metal, the comic book event that occurs when you unleash horror-master and Batman veteran Scott Snyder onto the whole weird, multiverse-laden history of the DC Universe, the forces of good finally score a …