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Engineers want to 3D print stuff in space using recycled astronaut poop

Researchers from Canada's University of Calgary have developed a way to use astronaut poop as a crucial ingredient for 3D printing in the stars. Coming soon to a Mars mission near you.
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Antarctic scientists are growing veggies without dirt, sunlight, or pesticides

Scientists in Antarctica have successfully grown the first crop of vegetables without the help of earth, daylight or pesticides. The results could help astronauts grow healthier food in space.
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NASA delays James Webb Space Telescope, pushes launch to 2020

Now scheduled to launch in 2020, the James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful telescope in existence, replacing NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, capturing infrared light from the first galaxies of the ancient universe.
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A.I. spots thousands of unidentified craters on the moon

Thousands of previously unknown craters have been spotted on the moon thanks to an artificial intelligence program designed by researchers. The system may help scientists better understand the history of the solar system.
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Prolonged time in space literally changes the structure of astronauts’ eyes

Optometrists have analyzed the pre- and post-flight data from astronauts who spent time on the International Space Station. Their conclusion? Time in space changes the structure of your eyes.
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NASA releases first images of Jupiter’s bizarre geometric storms

Bizarre geometric storms circle a single massive cyclone on each of the Jupiter's poles. The storms measure several thousands miles across and reach wind speeds nearing 220 miles per hour.
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With 200,000 laser dots, this glass orb puts the Milky Way on your desk

Using thousands of individually lasered dots to represent stars, this awesome glass desk ornament compresses the entire Milky Way into an 8-cm sphere. Here's how to get hold of one.
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Hello, moon! The lunar surface is set to have 4G network in 2019

At long last, astronauts on the moon may have access to their very own 4G network thanks to a partnerships between a few tech giants and a team of “part-time” scientists. The network will help private lunar rovers communicate.
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A ‘flying brain’ is going to help out on the space station this summer

CIMON weighs 11 pounds, is the size of a medicine ball, and looks a lot like a computer monitor. It also packs some powerful A.I. technology, and will be tested aboard the ISS this summer as an astronaut companion.
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Bigelow Aerospace has plans to launch and sell its own space stations

Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace announced the creation of a new spinoff company that will manage, operate, and sell its own space stations. Is anyone interested in a space hotel?
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SpaceX nailed the Falcon Heavy launch, but didn’t quite stick the landing

Despite suffering a few minor delays caused by weather, the launch went almost perfectly. After safely delivering its payload, the rocket's first two boosters landed safely back on Earth. The fate of the third is still unclear.