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Space junk overload

Have you ever seen fruit flies going apeshit over a rotting tomato? Well, that’s a less elegant version of what Earth’s ever expanding pile of space junk looks like. 494 more words

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Progress changeout in . . . er, progress

Progress M-23M undocked from the ISS a few days ago, and will perform a few engineering tests over the next few week before beginning a destructive reentry. 36 more words

Space

4-Month Mock Mars Mission Wraps Up in Hawaii Friday

Six mock Mars mission crewmembers are preparing to come back to the real world at the end of the week.The second Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation mission, known as Hi-SEAS 2, wraps up on Friday July 25, ending four months of simulated Mars exploration on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. 10 more words

Space

Voyager has hit interstellar space.... maybe?

Poor Voyager, he just can’t catch a break. We’ve said it’s hit interstellar space more times than we want to admit and in 2012, the Voyager mission team announced that the Voyager 1 spacecraft had passed into interstellar space , traveling further from Earth than any other man-made object.

News

Why Has the Sun Gone So Quiet?

Although the sun is our nearest star, we certainly don’t have it all figured out.Take, for example, that last week or so — the sun’s disk has been mostly sunspot-free and the X-ray output of the sun has plummeted since the beginning of July. 25 more words

Astronomy