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'Star Trek: Discovery' Shows Logic at Its Prettiest and Ugliest in Episode 6

The Vulcans are one of the most beloved races of "Star Trek" because they show us that eternal fight between logic and emotion that each human has. In this episode, we get to see the nasty side of this fight.

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Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Mission of 'Endurance' in New Book

Scott Kelly left a copy of "Endurance" on the International Space Station — but it wasn't his new book, of the same name, which describes his 340 days on board the space station.

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Comets: Facts About The 'Dirty Snowballs' of Space

Learn about the composition and orbit of comets, as well as the history of their discovery, famous comets and space missions to analyze them.

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Sun-Like Star May Have Devoured 15 Alien Planets

A distant sun-like star may have devoured a dozen or more of its own Earth-size planets, new research shows.

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Best Telescopes for the Money

Here are the best telescopes for the money. Our top picks include recommendations for city dwellers, hobbyists and gift -givers, as well as budget picks. Our editors have selected a few of the best options in each of five categories.

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Best Portable Telescopes

Here are the best portable telescopes for the money. These grab-and-go scopes are ideal for travelers, city dwellers escaping light pollution, and anyone with limited storage space.

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Best Inexpensive Telescopes

Here are the best inexpensive telescopes (sub-$200). These high-quality scopes are light on features but big on value. Each will make a great gift and a fine first telescope.

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Best Telescopes for Hobbyists

Here are the best hobbyist telescopes for the money, including Go-To scopes. From fully automatic to totally hand-driven, these fine instruments will reward you each night out.

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Best Telescopes for Beginners

Here are the best beginner telescopes for the money; a computerized ‘GoTo’ scope driven by your smartphone or tablet, as well as a manually operated scope that comes fully assembled.

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'Others Will Follow': Behind-the-Scenes Photos of a Mars Film Short

A new sci-fi short portrays a crewed mission to Mars that ends in catastrophe. See photos from the making of "Others Will Follow."

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Buzz Aldrin, Other Space Celebrities Write About Love of Reading

To celebrate their love of reading, space celebrities ranging from moonwalker Buzz Aldrin to space tourist Anousheh Ansari join dozens of others in a book being published for a children's charity.

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Renewed for Season 2

"Star Trek: Discovery" will be back for a second season next year, CBS All Access announced today (Oct. 23).

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A New Theory Explains Why the Universe Is Three Dimensional

Physicists have a new scenario of the universe's expansion at the Big Bang that may explain why our universe has three large spatial dimensions.

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Asteroid Thriller 'Salvation' Will Return for Season 2

The fictional asteroid is still streaking toward Earth in the world of "Salvation," and luckily, the show gets a second season to save humanity.

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'Supergirl' Goes to Mars in 'Far From the Tree' Episode Tonight!

One of our favorite comic book aliens, Supergirl, is headed to Mars tonight (Oct. 23) and it looks like a Mars rover will make a quick cameo.

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Solar Wind Creates Electric Charge on Martian Moon Phobos

NASA has set its sights on the Martian moon Phobos as a potential initial base for human exploration of the Red Planet — but powerful solar eruptions could throw a wrench in this plan.

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Martian Missive: 'Others Will Follow' Film Explores Last Message from Mars

A new sci-fi short explores the message that the (fictional) last human to survive a Mars mission sends back to Earth.

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NASA Satellites Captured Rapid Intensification of 4 Recent Hurricanes

Rapid intensification occurs when hurricanes strengthen in a short period of time — much like the recent hurricanes Maria, Irma, Harvey and Jose. Using NASA satellites, scientists hope to learn more about how these storms grow and intensify.

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Blue Origin Conducts First Test of BE-4 Engine

Blue Origin announced Oct. 19 that it conducted the first successful test of its BE-4 engine, a major milestone for both the company's launch vehicle plans as well as for United Launch Alliance.

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City-Size Lunar Lava Tube Could House Future Astronaut Residents

A city-size lava tube has been discovered on the moon, and researchers say it could serve as a shelter for lunar astronauts.

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Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could have sometimes peaked just above freezing, allowing meltwater to carve out distinctive features.

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Spacecom Returns to SpaceX for One, Possibly Two Launches

Israeli satellite operator Spacecom has agreed to launch its next satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX in 2019, and will likely launch a second satellite on another Falcon 9 in 2020.

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Catch a 'Falling Star': Exploring Meteor Showers with Mobile Apps

Autumn brings longer and darker nights for skywatchers, as well as a bonus: an upswing in meteors, the bright and transitory trails of tiny particles that burn up as they plunge into Earth's atmosphere at tremendous speed.

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Pink Clouds Reveal Galactic Collision in New Cocoon Galaxy Image

A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope reveals the Cocoon Galaxy, which was once entangled with a neighboring galaxy.

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Star Trek: Discovery': Voyage into the F-Bomb Frontier Follows a History of TV Cursing

While "Star Trek: Discovery's" F-bomb this week is not the first time Trekkies heard swearing in the final frontier, fans were still shocked by the series' first appearance of the F-word.

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'Gone, Gone, Gone!' Styx Teams Up with NASA for Megarocket Music Video

Legendary rock band Styx and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center have teamed up for a Space Launch System music video featuring the song "Gone Gone Gone."

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