Space.com 5 April 2018

Nat Geo's New 'Space Projection Helmet' is an Out-of-This-World Virtual Reality Experience

We tried Nat Geo's new virtual-reality "Space Projection Helmet" for the series premiere of "One Strange Rock," and it was awesome.

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Could Boeing's 'Starliner' Spacecraft Be a Next Step for Reaching the Moon and Beyond?

The space travel of science fiction could be closer than you think.

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NASA Has a Plan to Put Robot Bees on Mars

These Marsbees would flap their way around the Red Planet, mapping the terrain and collecting air samples.

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2 Satellites Will Probe Earth's Massive Ice Sheets (Video)

NASA plans to launch two new satellites by the end of 2018 in order to explore Earth's ice sheets, sea ice, glaciers, snow cover and permafrost, collectively known as the "cryosphere."

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Image of the Day

The island of Guam bears a striking resemblance to a short-legged llama in this photo by Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov. He captured the image from 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station.

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On This Day In Space! April 5, 1973: Pioneer 11 Launches to Jupiter & Saturn

On April 5, 1973, NASA launched the Pioneer 11 mission into the outer solar system. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

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Alien Atmospheres Cooked Up in Lab May Aid Exoplanet Search

Hazes baked in a lab may help researchers to understand the atmosphere of exoplanets.

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April New Moon 2018: Planets, Meteors and Stars Light Up the Moonless Sky

The new moon arrives in the middle of April, a day before a meteor shower gets underway for Northern Hemisphere observers.

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Scientists Spot the Ghostly Aurora Footprint of Jupiter's Moon Callisto

Researchers may have finally found the ghostly footprint of Jupiter's moon Callisto in the planet's auroras.

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A Dark Version of 'Lost in Space' Is Coming to Netflix This Month

Netflix will launch a reboot of "Lost in Space" on April 13 — and you can expect a much darker, more intense tone than the lighthearted feel of the original 1960s series, its screenwriters say.

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NASA Weighs Changes to Space Technology Programs and Organizations

As NASA reviews the windfall it received in the 2018 omnibus spending bill, the agency is moving ahead with a reorganization of its space technology work that puts in question the future of some of its current projects.

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Europa Lander Concept Redesigned to Lower Cost and Complexity

Revised concepts for a proposed Europa lander mission could reduce its mass and cost by simplifying its science requirements and doing away with a dedicated communications relay.

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