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Here’s How You Can Watch a Solar Eclipse Without Messing Up Your Eyes

Here's How You Can Watch a Solar Eclipse Without Messing Up Your Eyes

Your parents probably told you to NEVER look directly at the sun with your naked eye. In fact, you’ve probably been told that by lots of reputable sources ( including our own Space.com ). But according to NASA and four other science and medical organizations, it’s OK to look at a total solar eclipse with the naked eye — but …

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Creating Hidden Folks’ massive new factory level

Creating Hidden Folks’ massive new factory level

When designer Adriaan de Jongh and artist Sylvain Tegroeg released Hidden Folks earlier this year , there was one piece of feedback that they heard plenty of. “A lot of people wanted more areas,” says de Jongh. “And a lot of people were very vocal about it.” The Where’s Waldo? -style game presents players with sprawling black-and-white scenes, and tasks …

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NASA’s Kepler Telescope Has Identified 10 New Earth-Like Exoplanets

NASA's Kepler Telescope Has Identified 10 New Earth-Like Exoplanets

NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. | NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our solar …

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Groovy, baby! VW brings the spirit of the hippie bus into the 21st century

Groovy, baby! VW brings the spirit of the hippie bus into the 21st century

Updated: Added information about the I.D. Buzz concept headed for production. When it debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept was presented as the latest in a long line of design studies that explore what a 21st-century Bus could look like. Now, one of the company’s top executives has confirmed the retro-inspired people-mover is finally …

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ESA moves forward on gravitational wave and exoplanet missions

ESA moves forward on gravitational wave and exoplanet missions

LISA would use three spacecraft linked by lasers to detect passing gravitational waves. Credit: AEI/MM/exozet WASHINGTON — The European Space Agency has selected an ambitious space-based gravitational-wave observatory as its next large space science mission, scheduled for launch by 2034. ESA announced June 20 that its Science Program Committee has formally selected the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission for …

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Iridium open to reused Falcon 9s if it means SpaceX can speed up schedule

Iridium open to reused Falcon 9s if it means SpaceX can speed up schedule

The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 that launched 10 Iridium Next satellites in January performs a landing on a spaceport drone ship. That stage will fly again on a Falcon 9 mission in June launching BulgariaSat-1. Credit: SpaceX WASHINGTON — Mobile satellite services provider Iridium is willing to use pre-flown Falcon 9 first stage boosters for missions during …

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B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects

The B612 Foundation is no longer pursuing a large space telescope called Sentinel (above) to look for near Earth asteroids in favor of a concept using smaller spacecraft. Credit: B612 Foundation WASHINGTON — The B612 Foundation, which once sought to privately develop a large space observatory to search for potentially hazardous near Earth objects (NEOs), is now studying an alternative …

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If America wants to succeed, it needs to learn to fail, top general says

If America wants to succeed, it needs to learn to fail, top general says

Gen. John Hyten, leader of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a breakfast hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies June 20, 2017. Credit: Phillip Swarts/SpaceNews WASHINGTON — If the United States is going to stay a preeminent world power, it’s going to require failure, said Gen. John Hyten, the head of U.S. Strategic Command. “We’ve lost the …

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NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

NASA Announces 10, That’s Right 10! New Planets in Their Star’s Habitable Zone

Artist’s impression of a potentially-habitable exoplanet orbiting an ultracool red dwarf star Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser/N. Risinger (skysurvey.org). The Kepler space telescope is surely the gift that keeps on giving. After being deployed in 2009, it went on to detect a total of 2,335 confirmed exoplanets and 582 multi-planet systems. Even after two of its reaction wheels failed, it carried on …

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