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On January 26, Earth will have closest asteroid flyby until 2027

It’s not the space rock NASA is looking to target for its Asteroid Redirect Mission, but if an asteroid dubbed 2004 BL86 was just a few years later …

Astronomers solve mystery of the universe’s missing stars

For more than a decade scientists have been at a loss to explain why there are fewer stars than they predicted<p>There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why.<p>Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself …

Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?

With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end<p>Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. As it approached its 20th birthday, the telescope was in desperate need …

The Next Frontier Is Really Here: 3D Printing And Space Survival

The advent of 3D printing in space enables a gigantic shift in exploration that could lead to much longer-lasting and sustainable missions, according to experts that have described it as a historic moment.<p>Just this week, NASA announced the breakthrough that it had for the first time 3D printed an …