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NASA’s TESS Telescope Should Spot Many ‘Star Wars’-Like ‘Tatooines’

NASA’s next extrasolar planet-hunting mission should detect dozens of circumbinary, Tatooine-like systems, in which a real-life planet circles two stars instead of one, say astronomers. TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) — due for...

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If We Ever Get to Mars, the Beer Might Not Be Bad

Here’s an interplanetary botany discovery that took college students and not NASA scientists to find: Hops — the flowers used to add a pleasant bitterness to beer — grow well in Martian soil. “I...

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Flight Lab: The Bizarre, Beautiful New Fliers of NASA’s Famed X-Plane Program

TUCKED AWAY IN the Mojave desert lies the Armstrong Flight Research Center, where NASA engineers imagine, design, and test the future of flight in aircraft that carry the designation “X.” That single letter has...

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Vacationing along the Gulf of Mexico? Don’t let that Russian jet scare you: Thursday’s Wake Up Call

Seeing a military airplane fly over when you’re sitting on the beaches of Gulf Shores isn’t that unusual. Seeing a Russian military plane above you? Now that’s something that could get your attention. Military...