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2020’s Final Mars Mission Poised for Blastoff From Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The summer’s third and final mission to Mars — featuring NASA's most elaborate life-hunting rover — is on the verge of liftoff, with the launch is scheduled for Thursday at 4:50 a.m. The rover Perseverance will follow China’s rover-or...
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Comet Streaking Past Earth, Providing Spectacular Show

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A newly discovered comet is streaking past Earth, providing a stunning nighttime show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail. The comet will be visible around the world until mid-August, when it heads back toward the outer solar...
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Stormy Weather Puts Damper on SpaceX’s 1st Astronaut Launch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX’s first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon capsule with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnke...
Photo of the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster viewed in a composite of X-ray, radio and infrared data

Biggest Explosion Seen in Universe Came From Black Hole

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole. The explosion was so large it carved out a crater in the hot gas that could hold 15 Milky Ways, said lead author Simo...