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Trilobites: Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier

By NICHOLAS ST. FLEUR

It is the first impact crater discovered under one of Earth’s ice sheets, according to the scientists who found it.

Where Will Science Take Us? To the Stars

By PETER KUJAWINSKI

A monthlong visit to observatories in Chile, Hawaii and Los Angeles revealed spellbinding visions of the heavens.

Rocket Lab’s Modest Launch Is Giant Leap for Small Rocket Business

By KENNETH CHANG

The company’s Electron rocket carried a batch of small commercial satellites from a launchpad in New Zealand, a harbinger of a major transformation to the space business.

Russia Set to Resume Astronaut Trips to the International Space Station

By KENNETH CHANG

The announcement signals that the Soyuz spacecraft has been deemed safe for crewed travel following two astronauts’ harrowing emergency return to Earth in October.

Hawaiian Supreme Court Approves Giant Telescope on Mauna Kea

By DENNIS OVERBYE

The court granted a building permit for a roughly $2 billion observatory, which activists had protested would further degrade the site of an ancient volcano.

Kepler, the Little NASA Spacecraft That Could, No Longer Can

By DENNIS OVERBYE

After nine and a half years in orbit, 530,506 stars observed and 2,662 planets around other stars discovered, the telescope will be left to drift forever around the sun.

Trilobites: A Volcanic Eruption on Mars? Nope

By KENNETH CHANG

It’s just a cloud. A very long cloud.

Out There: Stephen Hawking’s Final Paper: How to Escape From a Black Hole

By DENNIS OVERBYE

In a study from beyond the grave, the theoretical physicist sings (mathematically) of memory, loss and the possibility of data redemption.

How Many Space Stations Does This Planet Need?

By KENNETH CHANG

The Trump administration wants to shift to a capitalist free-for-all in orbit. But the readiness of commercial space outposts to take NASA’s place is far from certain.

BepiColombo Launches on Long Journey to Mercury

By KENNETH CHANG

The European-Japanese spacecraft will be the third mission to the rocky planet closest to the sun.

Remembering the Moon Landing, Nearly 50 Years Later: β€˜We Were All Completely Silent’

By KASIA PILAT

A new film, “First Man,” tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s stepping onto the moon in the summer of 1969. We asked readers to tell us what they remembered about that historic day.

Why Does β€˜First Man’ Say Gemini as β€˜Geminee’? NASA Explains. Sorta.

By JOHN SCHWARTZ

The pronunciation of the 1965-66 program is a space agency thing. Sometimes it was pronounced normally. NASA’s chief historian gives the back story.

At War: Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Surprising Alliance Between Astrophysicists and the Military

By JOHN ISMAY

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the relationship between science and war, what he would do with a $700 billion research budget and why he’s in favor of a space force.

Russian Rocket Fails, and 2 Astronauts Make Safe Emergency Return

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA, KENNETH CHANG and ANDREW E. KRAMER

The Soyuz craft experienced a problem minutes after liftoff, en route to the International Space Station, but the capsule landed safely.

The Moment a Russian Rocket Failed During Launch

A rocket launched from Kazakhstan failed several minutes after liftoff. Both astronauts on board returned to earth safely.

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