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TESS — short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — will spend two years searching for planets near bright, nearby stars.

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NASA is launching a mission to find Earth-sized planets beyond our solar system that scientists can study for signs of life. Scientists already know of over 3,000 planets around distant stars.

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The new plane will test technologies to reduce the loud boom planes make when they break the sound barrier.

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NPR - Space by Jimena Canales - 2w ago

If the history of thermodynamics can teach us anything, it is that modest entropy reversals have not taken us back in time at all. But it is more fun to think otherwise, says guest Jimena Canales.

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A defunct Chinese space station was mostly burned up in the Earth's atmosphere before landing in the the South Pacific Sunday.

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Tiangong-1, an abandoned Chinese orbiting lab, will re-enter the atmosphere soon. The European Space Agency predicts sometime Sunday evening, but says it can't predict location.

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China's Tiangong-1, launched in 2013, is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere sometime between March 31 and April 2, according to the European Space Agency.

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