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Humanity is pushing further outside of our atmosphere. We take a look at the space tech coming out of places like NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin that is powering the space exploration of tomorrow.

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Astronomers have discovered the largest black hole ever observed

The monstrous object should be big enough for ground-based radio telescopes to image.

Composite image of the galaxy cluster Abell 85.
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What a lack of unexplained gory deaths tells us about dark matter

A dark-matter particle of a certain size range would cause an injury like an exotic gunshot wound if it hit a human being. Fortunately, that’s apparently not the size these particles come in.

An image of faint galaxies
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A new thrust technology for nanosatellites could make them more efficient

Chemical rockets aren’t suitable for the new breed of tiny satellites filling our skies. So rocket scientists are developing a new generation of lighter, more efficient plasma thrusters.

An image of a rocket taking off
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We might grow plants on Mars by warming the ice caps with “frozen smoke”

Using silica aerogel to trap heat and create liquid water sounds far-fetched, but it could one day be used to help us grow food on the planet’s surface.

A photo of the mars surface
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