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Teenage Scientists Launch a Rocket in to Space

For the first time in history, an independent group of college students is launching a rocket into space.
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Searching for Alien Technology on a Mysterious Asteroid

Scientists are studying a mysterious nearby asteroid for signs of alien technology. It's the first asteroid from outside our solar system to be detected by astronomers and observations at the Green Bank Observatory begin today.
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Why Montreal Rapper Wasiu Feels Like an Alien

Why Montreal Rapper Wasiu Feels Like an Alien
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Clues To Life on Mars May Live in the Mine-Dwelling Devil Worm

A mile under the Earth’s crust, inside the gold mines of South Africa, lie the deepest living animals on the planet: nematodes – or “Devil Worms” – the tiniest multicellular worms on Earth.
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The Cassini Spacecraft Is About to Plunge to a Fiery End on Saturn

For 13 years, an unmanned spacecraft named Cassini has been orbiting Saturn, providing important data and spectacular images of the planet and its surroundings. This week the mission comes to an end as Cassini prepares to plunge into Saturn, vapouriz
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This Robot Could One Day Be on the Moon Building Landing Pads for Spaceships

This Robot Could One Day Be on the Moon Building Landing Pads for Spaceships
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Space Spliff

Watch this spliff fly into space…and then watch Weed Week on VICELAND.
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Orbit at The Whitney

In February, The Whitney Museum of American Art presented Red In View (Orbit), a 10 day continuous performance art piece by artists MPA, Amapola Prada, and Elizabeth Marcus-Sonenberg.

Should Humans Try to Contact Alien Civilizations?

Motherboard meets with Doug Vakoch, founder of METI International, an organization dedicated to sending interstellar messages to extraterrestrial lifeforms.

Tracking Bacteria on the Space Station Could Help Us Survive Beyond Earth

Dr. Chris Mason is using genetics to understand how humans will prepare for -and defend themselves against— life in space.

Biology of Contact

Motherboard meets up with Lynn Rothschild, an astrobiologist at NASA who is working to define life in space.
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Could There Be Aliens on the Newly Discovered Earth-Like Planets?

It's been a big week for space news as scientists discovered seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a tiny star, raising fresh hopes of finding life beyond our planet.