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Today β€” May 27th 2019NYT Space

β€˜Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects

By Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean

No one at the Pentagon is saying that the objects are extraterrestrial, but the Navy has issued new classified guidance for reporting unexplained aerial phenomena.

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Murray Gell-Mann, Who Peered at Particles and Saw the Universe, Dies at 89

By George Johnson

A Nobel winner, he found hidden patterns in the subatomic matter that forms the universe, evoking James Joyce in calling one kind of particle “quarks.”

SpaceX Launches 60 Starlink Internet Satellites Into Orbit

By Kenneth Chang

If the mission is successful, it could point the way toward an important new line of business for the private rocket company.

Stanton T. Friedman, Scientist Who Tracked U.F.O.s, Dies at 84

By Richard Sandomir

He was a nuclear physicist until reports of Earth visits by space aliens seized his imagination. He never met one, but he believed, gaining renown.

SpaceX Again Delays Starlink Internet Satellite Launch

By Kenneth Chang

Elon Musk’s company will wait until next week to test its system that aims to provide high-speed internet all over the world.

SpaceX Delays Launch of Starlink Orbital Internet Satellites

By Kenneth Chang

The mission is to be a test of the company’s ambitions to create a new line of business by connecting more parts of the world.

For Artemis Mission to Moon, NASA Seeks to Add Billions to Budget

By Kenneth Chang

The funds would help accelerate the agency’s schedule for returning astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024.

Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon

By Jim Bell

In a year when we’ll celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical order: don’t actually land on the moon.

Shrinking and Quaking Hint at Moon’s Tectonic Life

By Robin George Andrews

Some seismic readings from the lunar surface couldn’t be explained — until now.

The Eta Aquariids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

By Nicholas St. Fleur

It can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

A Violent Splash of Magma That May Have Made the Moon

By Robin George Andrews

The object thought to have formed our lunar companion may have smashed into a baby Earth still covered in a fiery ocean.

Gas That Makes a Mountain Breathe Fire Is Turning Up Around the World

By JoAnna Klein

A group of scientists have found unusual types of methane escaping from the deep earth in hundreds of locations.

How to Prepare Yourself for Space

By Malia Wollan

Rehearse basic bodily functions (use a diaper). Get counseling in advance.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

By Nicholas St. Fleur

It can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.

Geraldyn M. Cobb, 88, Who Found a Glass Ceiling in Space, Dies

By Katharine Q. Seelye

She was as qualified as any man to be an astronaut and passed all the tests, but NASA wasn’t interested in sending women into space in 1961.

Celestial Visions on the Met Roof

By Jason Farago

High above Manhattan, Alicja Kwade’s planetary sculpture captures the music of the spheres.

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