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On This Day in Space: Sept. 20, 1970: Luna 16 lands on the moon

September 20th, 2020 by

On Sept. 20, 1970, the Soviet Union’s Luna 16 moon probe landed on the moon to retrieve a soil sample. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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‘The Smallest Lights in the Universe’ explores the possibilities of life on Earth and far beyond it

September 20th, 2020 by

MIT astronomer Sara Seager has a quest: to find a second Earth. That scientific quest has developed and persisted against the backdrop of a personal life full of adventure, love and heartbreak.

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Book excerpt: ‘The Smallest Lights in the Universe’

September 20th, 2020 by

Science, even science about the heavens, is done by people, astronomer Sara Seager reminds us throughout her new memoir, “The Smallest Lights in the Universe.”

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Melting ice sheets will add over 15 inches to global sea level rise by 2100

September 20th, 2020 by

A new, international study shows the significant impact that melting ice sheets will have on global sea levels.

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What does space sound like? Explore the sounds of Netflix’s ‘Away’

September 20th, 2020 by

Sound designers brought space to life in ‘Away.’

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On This Day in Space: Sept. 19, 1996: Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir space station in STS-79

September 19th, 2020 by

On Sept. 19, 1996, the space shuttle Atlantis rendezvoused with Russia’s Mir space station to deliver supplies and equipment. See how it happened in our “On This Day In Space” series!

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