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Most luminous galaxy glows like 300 trillion suns, says NASA

Someone left a bright nightlight on in the universe. One of NASA's spacecrafts located the shiniest galaxy ever discovered.

By May 22, 2015

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That hush-hush Air Force space plane just headed back into orbit

The X-37B -- undertaking its fourth mission -- shared its rocket ride back to space with an experimental LightSail spacecraft provided by the Bill Nye-backed Planetary Society.

By May 20, 2015

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Is NASA one step closer to warp drive?

NASA is reportedly working on technology that could take us to the moon faster than a cross-country flight.

By April 29, 2015

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NASA's potential squid rover is straight out of sci-fi

The space agency is studying the use of a soft, tentacled robot to explore watery moons like Jupiter's Europa.

By May 14, 2015

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This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover's high-resolution camera has returned pictures of a dusty sunset on the Red Planet.

By May 10, 2015

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From Ada to Brill: Why have we always dissed women in tech?

Silicon Valley faces tough questions about how it treats women. But the problem isn't just for modern-day women -- it goes back at least 200 years.

By May 9, 2015

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Wayward Russian spacecraft could hit Earth Friday

After a failed space station supply mission, the out-of-control cargo ship (or what's left of it) could crash down soon. Where pieces may end up is almost anyone's guess.

By May 6, 2015

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Bezos' space company tests suborbital rocket

Blue Origin pulls off its first unmanned test flight from a site in west Texas. The spacecraft, which reached an altitude of 58 miles, is designed to become a reusable vehicle for space tourists someday.

By April 30, 2015

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Chevy takes a look at the future of autonomous driving in China

At the Shanghai auto show, Chevrolet unveiled its FNR concept, an electric autonomous vehicle designed in China as an exploration of the future of personal transport.

By April 21, 2015

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Fire the electrospray thrusters! Tiny module could drive small satellites

A new propulsion system from MIT spinout Accion uses tiny chips and a salt solution to generate enough thrust to jostle satellites in space.

By March 11, 2015