Space.com 6 April 2018

In 'Rocket Men,' Robert Kurson Retells 'Greatest Space Story Ever Told'

Robert Kurson was at the museum to see a submarine. The author of a bestselling book about the discovery of a U-boat, Kurson was visiting the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago when he came across the Apollo 8 command module.

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Image of the Day

In this view from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, bands of bright ripples and dark dunes stretch across the surface of Mars.

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On This Day In Space! April 6, 1965: NASA Launches 1st Commercial Communication Satellite

On April 6, 1965, NASA launched the world's first commercial communications satellite into orbit. The satellite was named Intelsat 1 and nicknamed the "Early Bird." See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series here.

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'Traffic Jam' from Collapsing Ring May Have Carved Saturn Moon

The slow death of a ring may have built up the distinctive ridges on Saturn's walnut-shaped moon.

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The Most Precise Measurement of Antimatter Yet Deepens the Mystery of Why We Exist

The incredibly precise measurement could help explain why the universe exists.

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Meet the Higgs Bubble That Will Destroy the Universe. Maybe.

Scientists have calculated an end date for the universe. Presuming there are no surprises, of course.

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Volcanoes, Swamps and the South Pole: NASA Scientists Take Research to Extremes

For some NASA scientists, the extreme environments they study aren't on a distant planet or moon — they're right here on Earth.

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Watch Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Soar on 1st Powered Flight (Video)

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo performed its first powered test flight in more than three years yesterday (April 5), and a new video takes you along for the highly anticipated ride.

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This Is (Probably) the Only Way Dark Matter Interacts with Ordinary Matter

New, more accurate measurements of a group of colliding galaxies appear to indicate that dark matter interacts with itself and ordinary matter only via gravity, reversing conclusions scientists had drawn from observations three years earlier.

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