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We’re On The Hunt For Exoplanets


NASA’s Kepler telescope discovered 1,284 new planets outside our solar system. They’re called exoplanets and the total count is now more than 3,000 confirmed planets. The telescope is only looking at a tiny fraction of the sky. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite — or TESS for short — is the next chapter in the search for other planets.
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To pass the time, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield plays guitar. His music videos made quite the splash on social media. Photo: NASA
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Becoming ‘At Home In Space’


Remember going on road trips as a kid – all cooped up in a car for what seemed like forever? Well, imagine being cooped up like that for six months. That’s the typical mission duration on the International Space Station. So how do astronauts put up with each other? And how do they make that tin can in the sky a bit more like home?
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Kicking Rockets To The Curb?


Every space exploration mission begins with a countdown. The clock hits zero, the rocket launches and heads to space. But What if we could get rid of rockets all together?
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