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CNN exclusive: A solar panel in space is collecting energy that could one day be beamed to anywhere on Earth

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Scientists working for the Pentagon have successfully tested a solar panel the size of a pizza box in space, designed as a prototype for a future system to send electricity from space back to any point on Earth. Th...

There’s a case of wine heading back to Earth from space

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A SpaceX Dragon capsule started its journey back to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) Tuesday with an unusual cargo: 12 bottles of wine and 320 grapevines. They were taken into space in November 2019 ...

Human-made materials may now outweigh all living things on Earth, report finds

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From roads and buildings to cars and plastic, human civilization is built on lots of stuff. But roughly how much stuff have we actually created? And in the process, how much of the natural world have we consumed or ...

Here’s how Earth looked to astronauts aboard the SpaceX capsule

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The view from space is just out of this world. NASA astronaut Victor Glover, one of the four astronauts aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, posted a video on Twitter of the stunning view from Earth on his first-e...

Earth is 2,000 light years closer to supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy than we thought

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A new map of the Milky Way by Japanese space experts has put Earth 2,000 light years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. This map has suggested that the center of the Milky Way, and th...

Bacteria from Earth could potentially be used to mine on the moon or Mars

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Experiments performed on the International Space Station have suggested that bacteria from Earth could be used to extract useful minerals on the moon or Mars. Microorganisms are already used on Earth to mine economi...

After an antenna repair on Earth, NASA is now able to command Voyager 2 again

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Election Day may have us tied up in anxious knots today. But we can also take solace in the fact that nearly 12 billion miles away, one of humanity's greatest achievements is twinkling back at us, and our understand...

A newly discovered asteroid will pass close to Earth on Thursday

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In a year that seemingly keeps on giving, perhaps it's not so surprising that NASA's newly discovered asteroid called 2020 SW will give earth a not so socially distant pass. Discovered only on September 18, in Tucso...