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Today β€” March 23rd 2019NYT Space

Northern Lights in the Northern U.S.? Maybe So, or Maybe a β€˜Dud’

By MIHIR ZAVERI

The most likely time the phenomenon will occur is at 11 a.m. Eastern, experts say, but it can’t be seen during the daytime. Bad weather would also hamper a sighting.

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The Asteroid Was Shooting Rocks Into Space. β€˜Were We Safe in Orbit?’

By KENNETH CHANG and SHANNON STIRONE

NASA’s Osiris-Rex and Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft reached the space rocks they are surveying last year, and scientists from both teams announced early findings on Tuesday.

Neptune’s Moon Triton Is Destination of Proposed NASA Mission

By DAVID W. BROWN

Scientists at a conference in Houston presented the concept for a flyby mission to study a mysterious moon that may contain an ocean.

How Ultima Thule Is Like a Sticky, Pull-Apart Pastry

By KENNETH CHANG

Scientists from the New Horizons mission presented their latest findings about the small distant object visited by the NASA spacecraft at the start of the year.

Space Is Very Big. Some of Its New Explorers Will Be Tiny.

By SHANNON STIRONE

The success of NASA’s MarCO mission means that so-called cubesats likely will travel to distant reaches of our solar system.

Mercury Is in Retrograde. Don’t Be Alarmed.

By KAREN ZRAICK

Scientists will tell you it’s all an optical illusion and superstition. And even astrologers say it’s nothing to worry too much about.

A NASA Journey to the Moon May Need to Find Another Rocket or Two

By KENNETH CHANG

Mounting delays to the Space Launch System, primarily built by Boeing, are leading the agency to consider alternative forms of transport.

Sealed Cache of Moon Rocks to Be Opened by NASA

By SHANNON HALL

A half-century ago, three containers of lunar samples were set aside, to await study by more advanced technology. Their time has come.

NASA Prioritizes Moon Landings Under Trump Budget Proposal

By KENNETH CHANG

The agency would get $600 million for infrastructure and research in support of lunar missions, but astronauts won’t return until 2028 at the earliest.

From Russia, With Thrusters

By MAXIM BABENKO and STEVE BELL

As another Soyuz space rocket prepares to send a new batch of astronauts to the International Space Station, a photographer takes us inside the world’s oldest and largest spaceport.

Trilobites: If We Blow Up an Asteroid, It Might Put Itself Back Together

By ROBIN GEORGE ANDREWS

Despite what Hollywood tells us, stopping an asteroid from creating an extinction-level event by blowing it up may not work.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule Splashes Down After Return Trip to Earth

By KENNETH CHANG

The capsule parachuted into the Atlantic Ocean hours after leaving the space station, completing its first successful uncrewed trip to and from orbit.

SpaceX and NASA Launch Is First Step to Renewed Human Spaceflight

By KENNETH CHANG

The Crew Dragon capsule carried no crew, but it sets up a near future with astronauts traveling to orbit from the United States again.

Have Dark Forces Been Messing With the Cosmos?

By DENNIS OVERBYE

Axions? Phantom energy? Astrophysicists scramble to patch a hole in the universe, rewriting cosmic history in the process.

Toni Myers, Who Turned Astronauts Into Filmmakers, Dies at 75

By NEIL GENZLINGER

She directed Imax space documentaries known for their eye-popping imagery.

New Ultima Thule Photos Were Made in a Flash

By KENNETH CHANG

The images were recorded while the New Horizons spacecraft was moving at more than 32,000 miles per hour.

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