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We are getting a little bit closer to becoming a space-faring species with the latest successful test of the Dream Chaser space plane. (Image:  SNC /  CC0 1.0)

Space Plane Passes Latest Test

Hardcore science fiction junkies might be disappointed by 2017 — we don’t have flying cars or a base on the moon yet. We don’t even have hoverboards, much to the disappointment of Back to the Future fans. Thankfully, we are…

Is there gravity in space?

Is There Gravity in Space? Yes

Yes there is gravity. In fact, on the International Space Station (ISS) which orbits Earth at an altitude of around 220 miles (354 km), the force of gravity is still about 90 percent to what it is here on Earth.…

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No, Earth Does Not Have 2 Moons

In a mad rush to gain hits to their sites, media outlets are at it again with headlines such as: “SURPRISE: Earth has two moons” and “Earth now has a second moon” or even “Earth has a second ‘mini’ moon,…

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Space Plane Passes Latest Test

Hardcore science fiction junkies might be disappointed by 2017 — we don’t have flying cars or a base on the moon yet. We don’t even have hoverboards, much to the…

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Is There Gravity in Space? Yes

Yes there is gravity. In fact, on the International Space Station (ISS) which orbits Earth at an altitude of around 220 miles (354 km), the force of gravity is still…

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No, Earth Does Not Have 2 Moons

In a mad rush to gain hits to their sites, media outlets are at it again with headlines such as: “SURPRISE: Earth has two moons” and “Earth now has a…

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Hubble Peers at a Distinctly Disorganized Dwarf Galaxy

Despite being less famous than their elliptical and spiral galactic cousins, irregular dwarf galaxies, such as the one captured in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, are actually one of the most common types of…

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Fishing for Answers on Bone Loss in Space

During spaceflight, astronauts lose bone mineral density, but it is not clear exactly what causes this loss. Scientists trying to understand why recently went fishing for answers. They reared small…