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Space X explosion at Cape Canaveral

No injuries in Thursday’s explosion on a SpaceX launch pad at Cape Canaveral. But Facebook’s planned satellite is no more.

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No alien signal, says SETI astronomer

A strong signal from a sunlike star sparked speculation this week that we might – at last – have heard from an alien civilization. Now astronomers say … no.

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Photos and video of Venus and Jupiter!

August 27, 2016 was the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Sky’s 2 brightest planets. Closest conjunction of any 2 planets in 2016.

Image via NASA.

A new normal for Arctic sea ice?

“A decade ago, this year’s sea ice extent would have set a new record low …Now, we’re kind of used to these low levels of sea ice – it’s the new normal.”

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Way-cute googly-eyed stubby squid

It’s purple! An underwater research team spotted this guy off the coast of California.

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Squirrel takes GoPro: Best POV ever

Ever wonder what squirrels see as they scamper through the treetops? Wonder no more.

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Goblin shark video, Greenland shark news

Japanese scientists utilize dramatic video to understand how goblin sharks feed. Danish scientists show that Greenland sharks can live to be nearly 400 years old!

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Watch a comet plunge toward the sun

In early August, SOHO spacecraft saw this bright sungrazing comet, plunging toward the sun at nearly 1.3 million miles (2.09 million km) per hour.

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Today in science: 7 minutes of terror

To celebrate the 4-year anniversary of Curiosity rover’s arrival on Mars, here’s a video on the final 7 minutes of its chilling descent on August 5-6, 2012.

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Emirates Mars Mission to launch in 2020

The Emirates Mars Mission – which carries the name Hope – will become the first-ever mission to the Red Planet by any Arab country.