Category: Space

NASA Chief Says Leadership Changes Linked to Urgency in Exploration Programs

WASHINGTON — NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he reassigned the agency’s human spaceflight head, Bill Gerstenmaier, because time was limited to address cost and schedule issues with the agency’s key exploration programs and still meet a 2024 deadline for returning humans to the moon. In an interview with reporters from SpaceNews and The Washington Post for C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” program July […]

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Meet the Ploonets! Runaway Moons with Delusions of Planethood Get Astronomy’s Cutest Name Ever

What do you call a runaway exomoon with delusions of planethood? You call it a “ploonet,” of course. Scientists had previously proposed the endearing term “moonmoons” to describe moons that may orbit other moons in distant solar systems. Now, another team of researchers has coined the melodious nickname “ploonet” for moons of giant planets orbiting […]

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Stellar Deals on Celestron Telescopes and Binoculars

Get inspired to look up this Amazon Prime Day by snagging deals on telescopes and astronomy binoculars! We’ve rounded up some of the best deals on Celestron products for sale on Amazon right now.  Amazon.com’s annual Prime Day megasale starts Monday, July 15 at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT) and lasts for TWO days this year. […]

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The Best Space Books On Sale for Prime Day

From the astrophysical topics to the inspiring tales of women in space, we’ve compiled the best space books that are on Amazon and on sale right now — just in time for Prime Day. We’ll update this page throughout Amazon Prime Day with more deals for space fans as we see them, so don’t forget […]

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The Best Lego Deals for Space Fans

Attention, Lego fans! We’ve scoured Amazon.com for the best Prime Day shopping deals on Lego sets that are space or science-themed, as well as many science-fiction-themed sets. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the space-loving Lego fan in your life or looking for something to add to your personal collection, we’ve got you […]

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Awesome ‘Star Wars’ Lego Sets On Sale for Prime Day

The Amazon Prime Day force is strong with these Lego “Star Wars” sets!  Amazon.com’s annual Amazon Prime Day megasale starts Monday, July 15 at 3 a.m. EDT (0700 GMT). Lego “Star Wars” fans can expect to find plenty of discounts on building sets over the course of this two-day sale.  The deals are only available to people with an […]

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Hey, Star Wars Fans! Check Out These Amazon Prime Day Deals

The force is strong with these Amazon Prime Day deals on “Star Wars” merchandise! From Millennium Falcon toys and accessories to an app-enabled droid, here are Space.com’s picks for the best “Star Wars” swag on sale today. Be sure to check out our Prime Day deals on Lego Star Wars sets! Amazon.com’s annual Amazon Prime Day megasale starts […]

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