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  • This ‘cannonball’ pulsar is racing at escape speed across the Milky Way
  • Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The newly discovered neutron star is flying across the galaxy so quickly that it could get from Earth to the Moon in six minutes flat.

  • Israeli Moon lander to touch down near Apollo landing sites next month
  • Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Israeli spaceflight company SpaceIL has chosen Mare Serenitatis as the spot for their historic landing of the first privately launched Moon lander.

  • SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket may launch first commercial flight soon
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Media reports say SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy may make a first commercial launch in just weeks. It would signal progress toward the company's heavy lift ambitions.

  • NASA's first Mars rover landed near an ancient sea, new research suggests
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - 22 years ago, the Sojourner rover tooled around a spillway connecting an inland sea formed by flooding to Mars' northern plains ocean.

  • A quasar-powered storm pours from the Teacup galaxy
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - Researchers thought that a quasar in the Teacup galaxy was fading away, but new data suggests that it's still blasting powerful radiation into space.

  • Hayabusa2 results hint asteroid Ryugu was broken off larger space rock
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT -

    JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft continues to uncover details about asteroid Ryugu, and the latest evidence shows that it was once part of a much larger asteroid.

  • OSIRIS-REx caught asteroid Bennu ejecting bursts of strange, high-speed particles
  • Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:00:00 GMT - The near-Earth asteroid has revealed surprising flurries of material ejected from its surface on some dozen occasions since OSIRIS-REx’s arrival.

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