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Fake gravity and ‘supersized basketball': A look inside the space hotel experience

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The planned Von Braun Station could open as soon as 2027. …read more

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One giant lift: A space elevator to the moon could be doable — and surprisingly cheap

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New study suggests that a lunar space elevator could be built for about $1 billion using existing technology. …read more

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The universe may be billions of years younger than we thought

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New calculations point to an age of 11.4 billion years rather than the generally accepted number of 13.7 billion years. …read more

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On Friday the 13th, a full ‘harvest moon’ will be visible in the night sky

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The timing may seem ominous, but there’s no reason to be spooked by this skywatching event. …read more

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Millions of years ago, this ‘frozen dragon’ flying reptile as big as a fighter jet soared over Earth

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Scientists say the newly discovered species had a wingspan of up to 33 feet. …read more

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Strange alien world found to have water vapor and possibly rain clouds

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Exoplanet K2-18 b lies in the habitable zone of its host star some 110 light-years from Earth. …read more

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Undersea explorer becomes the first to reach deepest point of all five oceans

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Victor Vescovo achieved the feat by diving to the bottom of the Molloy Deep, a frigid trench 170 miles west …read more

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One of Antarctica’s most unstable glaciers may be thinning faster than previously thought

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The disturbing conclusion comes from a new look at vintage film from an aerial survey of the icy continent from …read more

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Why is the Amazon rainforest important?

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The world’s largest rainforest affects the global climate, and its diversity of plants and animals is without equal. …read more

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Strange life-forms found deep in a mine point to vast ‘underground Galapagos’

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The rock-eating, sulfur-breathing microbes have scientists wondering what other strange creatures dwell deep below Earth’s surface. …read more

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