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By Brandon Jones On Saturday, August 24th, 2019
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NASA names Mars rock after Rolling Stones, Robert Downey Jr says it’s a ‘good thing’

For decades, the music of The Rolling Stones has had a global reach here on Earth. Now, the band’s influence extends all the way to Mars. The team behind NASA’s InSight lander has named a Martian rock More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
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India set to land on the moon, Chandrayaan-2 entered the orbit, ‘an important step in the landmark journey’

India’s Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft entered lunar orbit on Tuesday, moving closer to reaching the surface and becoming the first to land on the south pole. Chandrayaan-2, which means “moon vehicle” More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Science Channel moves forward with ‘Homemade Astronauts’ a show on DIY rocketeers

Silicon Valley billionaires need not apply. A group of colorful DIY rocketeers are taking their own path to space. A new Science Channel series, HOMEMADE ASTRONAUTS (WT), now in production, will follow three self-financed More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, April 28th, 2019
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Discovery and Science Channels to honor 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing with ‘Apollo: The Forgotten Films’

On July 20th, 1969, the world watched Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind, but behind these iconic images is an unseen story. Now, 50 years later, Discovery and Science Channel will celebrate the Apollo 11 More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, March 26th, 2019
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Greenland glacier ice growing, which ‘was kind of surprise’ for scientists

A Greenland glacier, which was reportedly the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth, is growing again, a new NASA study finds. The Jakobshavn glacier around 2012 was retreating about 1.8 miles and thinning More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
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1965: Gus Grissom and ‘Gemini 3’ really Launched NASA’s Space Program

Astronauts Young and Grissom walk up the ramp leading to the elevator that will carry them to the spacecraft for the first manned Gemini mission. They wear Gemini G3C intravehicular suits. March 23, 1965 Major Virgil More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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TRANSCRIPT: President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address

President Donald Trump’s second formal State of the Union address on Tuesday night used a theme of “Choosing Greatness.” Trump: Thank you very much madam speaker, vice president, members of Congress, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Mysterious and Unusual Blast ‘The Cow’ Studied with NASA Telescopes

A brief and unusual flash spotted in the night sky on June 16, 2018, puzzled astronomers and astrophysicists across the globe. The event – called AT2018cow and nicknamed “the Cow” after the coincidental More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, January 12th, 2019
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Citizen Scientists Find New World with NASA Telescope

Using data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, citizen scientists have discovered a planet roughly twice the size of Earth located within its star’s habitable zone, the range of orbital distances where More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, November 12th, 2018
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California’s wild fires grow, death toll rises to over 30, Gerard Butler shares photo of destroyed Malibu home

The Camp Fire burning near Chico, California is now the single most destructive and third-deadliest fire in state history as the death roll rose to 31 on Sunday with the discovery of six more bodies. Check More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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New study: Global warming linked more to air pollution than greenhouse gases

In a recent article in the Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, Transdyne Corporation geoscientist J. Marvin Herndon makes the claim that climate scientists, including the UN’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 15th, 2018
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Global Warming roundup: The questions after the IPCC report

After the IPCC report, global warming critics continue to ask the same questions, attacking the science of projecting temperature and weather decades, even centuries into the future. Anthony Watts writes: “…it’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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‘First Man’ highlights the feat of reaching the moon, overcoming tragedy

For most fans of historical space films, The Right Stuff and Apollo 13 rest in their own special category. Film critics will push audiences to believe that First Man belongs in an elite group, something spectacular More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
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FEMA urges Floridians to prepare as Hurricane Michael heads towards panhandle

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center predict life-threatening storm surge and extremely high winds could occur with Hurricane Michael’s landfall. Michael is expected to be a dangerous major hurricane More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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NASA launches satellite to ‘measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented accuracy’

NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) successfully launched from California at 9:02 a.m. EDT Saturday, embarking on its mission to measure the ice of Earth’s frozen reaches with unprecedented More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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NASA issues infrared look at Hurricane Florence

All eyes were on Hurricane Florence Wednesday as the Category 3 storm barreled toward the U.S. East Coast. NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument was watching, too, and captured new imagery More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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NASA, Russia’s Roscosos speak out about International Space Station’s pressure leak

The following is a joint statement from NASA and the Russian space agency Roscosmos about the investigation into a pressure leak on the International Space Station Aug. 29-30: “NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, August 31st, 2018
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Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man’ omits the planting of the American flag on the moon, creating a backlash

The highly anticipated Neil Armstrong, First Man, debuted at the Venice Film Festival and quickly prompted controversy as reports stated that the film omits the erecting of the American flag on the moon. Twitter More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, August 27th, 2018
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Summer snow rolls in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, as well as Germany, Austria, Italy, and Slovenia

Winter weather advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service for parts of the Rockies of Montana and Wyoming, where the NWS said a few inches of wet snow is possible early Monday into early Tuesday above More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, August 23rd, 2018
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Scientists bemoan plant growth in Arctic, Alaska and Canada due to global warming as a ‘disruption to the ecosystem’

Plant growth in the Arctic is not seen as a positive even though they acknowledge that it’s difficult to predict how vegetation will respond to future warming. Now, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s More...


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