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Today Was the NASA Opportunity Rover’s 5,000th Martian Dawn

Saturday, February 17th marks the 5,000th local day (sol) of operations for NASA’s Mars Opportunity rover, which was originally designed to last for just 90 sols after its January 2004 landing date, but has instead continued to set milestones like completing a marathon-length tour of its surroundings and taking huge…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASA Has Officially Listed Musk’s Tesla Roadster As a Celestial Object

You may remember that, as a publicity stunt, SpaceX propelled a red Tesla, driven by a dummy in a spacesuit named Starman with the words “DON’T PANIC” written on the control panel, into space using its Falcon Heavy rocket. That car is now a permanent advertisement on the NASA HORIZONS directory of solar system bodies.Read […]

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If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call?

Let’s say your house is on fire, or overrun by a gang of psychotic raccoons. You don’t hesitate—you take out your phone, and you call the fire department, or animal control, and then firemen/raccoon-wranglers are promptly dispatched to your home. These are well-established protocols, essential to the maintenance of a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Jeff Mills to partner with NTS and NASA for six-part radio show ‘The Outer Limits’

Techno stalwart Jeff Mills is preparing to launch a six-part radio series in partnership with the London-based radio station NTS and NASA, known as Jeff Mills: The Outer Limits.Conceived and curated by Mills, The Outer Limits is a 60-minute musical program which will explore “the intricacies of time and space.” According to the show’s NTS […]

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NASA’s Building 9 Is The Giant Space Toy Box Of Your Dreams

If there’s one building at NASA’s Johnson Space Center that houses all of the eye candy, it has to be Building 9. Robots! Vehicles! Life-size models! Builds in progress! There’s something new you’d want to explore, drive around or tinker with around every corner. It’s almost too much cool stuff to process all at once.Read […]

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Gorgeous Pacific Rim Robots, and More Toys That Are Probably Too Late to Add to Your Christmas List This Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of the cool toys and merchandise we’ve been trying to furiously add to our Christmas wishlists this week. We’ve got some excellent new Pacific Rim robots, the General of the Resistance herself, and even environmentally-conscious Jenga. What more could you want?Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Some Glorious Lunatics Are Running A Studebaker In The 25 Hours Of Thunderhill

The 25 Hours of Thunderhill is one of America’s longest, craziest grassroots road races, attracting crazy fast club racing cars ranging from Spec Miatas and Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports to full-on racing prototypes. Oh, and there’s a Studebaker Champion out there sharing a track with Norma prototypes, and it’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASA’s ‘Voyager Golden Records’ to be released in light of the series’ 40th anniversary

NASA’s ‘Voyager Golden Records’ series will be released via OZMA Records 40 years after its 1977 launch into space. The compilation will debut in the form of either a two-CD or three-LP box set on Dec. 1, thanks to a successful 2016 kickstarter campaign led by David Pescovitz of Boing Boing. The fully remastered box […]

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Watch NASA Launch Its Shiny New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a “series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites,” NASA announced on Saturday, with the agencies touting they expect significant improvements to their weather-forecasting abilities when…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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NASA’s Next Mars Rover Is Going to Be Seriously Badass

Should all go according to plan, NASA will launch its next Martian rover in July 2020. The robotic probe is still under construction, but early signs are that the next-gen rover will be equipped with an impressive assortment of high-tech gadgets.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The United States Has Lost One of Its Greatest Astronauts

Veteran astronaut Paul J. Weitz has died at the age of 85. Among his many accomplishments, Weitz served as a pilot aboard the Skylab space station, commanded the first flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger, and logged nearly 800 total hours in space. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Championship Races Paused To Save Thunderhill Raceway From Massive Grass Fire

Sonoma Raceway may have escaped harm from the recent wildfires in the area, but drivers at Thunderhill Raceway Park found out just how bad the fire risk is in California this weekend. A racer at the National Auto Sport Association’s Western States Championships went off the pavement, sparking a grass fire that lasted…Read more… Continue […]

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Alternative Reality Zeta 137 President Trump Spends Weekend Geeking Out Over Science

President Donald Trump, 45th President of United States of America in alternate reality Zeta 137, spent the first vacation weekend of his Presidency at Camp David with his family. Sources report the First Family enjoyed the beginnings of fall colors, along with gluten free s’mores and hot …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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NASA’s 1977 Paper On The ‘State-Of-The-Art’ Electric Postal Jeep Is Fascinating

Back in the 1970s, AM General—American Motors Corporation’s renaming of Kaiser Jeep’s “Defense and Government Products Division”—built an electric mail carrier Jeep called the DJ-5E “Electruck.” It was so advanced, NASA conducted a bunch of research on it, even referring to the Jeep as “state-of-the-art.” Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Russia and America Want to Build a Joint Space Station Near the Moon

It seems like just yesterday that we were living in a constant nuclear threat, spending all of our time thinking about Russia and trying to put a someone on the Moon. Nothing has really changed, but now it seems that we’ll be working with Russia on the whole Moon thing. That’s nice.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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