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NASA Offers Up to $35,000 in 'Lunar Loo' Space Toilet Design Challenge

No trip – not even a trip to the moon – is possible without several bathroom breaks. NASA launched the ‘Lunar Loo Challenge’ to get the public’s help with designing the perfect space toilet. See more now.
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Asteroid Larger Than Empire State Building Set to Pass by Earth This Weekend

NASA will currently be looking out for an asteroid that may be as large as the Empire State Building in New York City. The asteroid is expected to pass by Earth this weekend.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Postpones First Crewed Space Flight in 9 Years

If the weather cooperates, an active-duty Air Force colonel and a retired Marine colonel will be at the controls Wednesday when America launches its first crewed space flight in nine years.
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Researchers Detect Mysterious 'Radio Bursts' in Space That Repeat Every 16 Days

Mysterious radio signals from space have been known to frequently occur. For the first time ever, astronomers have noticed something different.
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Billionaire's Search for a Moon Trip Girlfriend Gets 27,722 Applicants

Some people might break the ice with a first date dinner. But what about traveling to the moon? That's what Yusaku Maezawa is looking to do with one lucky lady. The Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur, who recently made waves when he vowed to give 1,000 Twitter users $9 million , is offering a...
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Dazzling Space Show at NYC Museum Features 'Black Panther' Star Lupita Nyong'o

The American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium is getting a new space show, and it gives viewers a look into other planets to help them understand the workings of our own. “Worlds Beyond Earth” is a Hayden Planetarium Space Show featuring narration from Academy Award winner and "Black...
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NASA Intern Discovers Rare New Planet 3 Days Into Internship

This NASA intern made an out-of-this-world impression at his new gig. Wolf Cukier, a high school intern at NASA from Scarsdale High School in New York State, helped discover the first-ever planet that orbits two suns, CNN reports . NASA’s planet-hunting TESS mission has discovered multiple planets...
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Meteor shower among 'Top 5 of year' to peak tonight

(KNOU) — Streaks of light will dazzle stargazers Monday night and into Tuesday morning as the Orionid meteor shower crosses the sky. "I would rank the Orionids in the top five meteor showers of the year," AccuWeather astronomy blogger Dave Samuhel said. Orionid meteors are debris left behind by...
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Planets, shooting stars to light up the sky this weekend

(KNOU) — Stargazers should be eager to hear that this weekend Jupiter and Saturn will align with the moon. On Friday night, Aug. 9, the moon will appear close to Jupiter — the second-brightest planet after Venus, according to the Farmers' Almanac . Then on Saturday night, Aug. 10, the moon will be...
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Two Meteor Showers will peak at the same time tonight

ST. LOUIS (KNOU) - According to the American Meteor Society , two Meteor showers will be reaching their peak tonight, Monday July 29th- July 30th. Your weekly meteor program: https://t.co/NBJwH5kWt0 13 active meteor showers including the Alpha Capricornids and South Delta Aquariids (more about...
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