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A prototype of SpaceX's Starship stands at the company's Texas launch facility on Saturday. The Starship spacecraft is a massive vehicle designed to eventually be able to take people to the moon, Mars and beyond. Loren Elliott/Getty Images hide caption

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SpaceX Squares Off Against Homeowners Near Texas Launch Facility

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A team of scientists used a telescope at the Calar Alto Observatory in Spain to detect a gas giant orbiting a tiny red star some 30 light-years from Earth. Baback Tafreshi/Science Source/Getty Images hide caption

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A Peculiar Solar System Has Scientists Rethinking Theories Of How Planets Form

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NASA's Dragonfly mission will hop across Saturn's moon Titan, taking samples and photos. Johns Hopkins APL hide caption

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Meet The Nuclear-Powered Self-Driving Drone NASA Is Sending To A Moon Of Saturn

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan displays a model of Chandrayaan 2 orbiter and rover during a press conference at their headquarters in Bangalore, India on Aug. 20. Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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India Spacecraft Located, Condition Unknown

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Fate Of India's Moon Lander Unknown

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Indian Space Research Organization employees react as they learn that mission control lost communication with its unmanned landing module moments before it touched down on the moon's south pole Saturday (local time.) Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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Vice President Pence speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council last week in Chantilly, Va. Pence and President Trump have pushed hard for the establishment of a separate Space Force — and they hope the revival of U.S. Space Command will help get them there. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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What Satellite Imagery Can Tell Us About The Fires Burning In The Amazon

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Stars Are Aligning For New Military Service Focused On Space

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A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying a U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center mission launched Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Walter Scriptunas II/Courtesy United Launch Alliance hide caption

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Thousands Of Tardigrades Are Stranded On The Moon After A Failed Lunar Mission

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