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Disney imagineers reveal new robotic ‘Baby Groot’ in new video, ,

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“Baby Groot,” the feisty little twig from Marvel Studios’ space opera sequal “Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’s” stole the spotlight with its absolute cosmic cuteness. Now, the wizards at Disney Imagineering have concocted a robotic version of the miniature tree creature. In a new video, the imagineers at Disney demonstrate the robot’s epic dance skills that many know from …

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Is there anything beyond the universe?, ,

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Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Institute, host of Ask a Spaceman and Space Radio, and author of How to Die in Space. It’s one of the most compelling questions you could possibly ask, one that humanity has been asking since basically the beginning of time: What’s beyond the known limits? What’s past …

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Night sky, May 2021: What you can see this month [maps], ,

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A clear night sky offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects to see — stars, constellations, and bright planets, often the moon, and sometimes special events like meteor showers. Observing the night sky can be done with no special equipment, although a sky map can be very useful. Binoculars or a good beginner telescope will enhance some experiences and bring …

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On This Day in Space! May 2, 2005: Maser 10 launches on final flight of Skylark rocket, ,

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On May 2, 2005, the Skylark sounding rocket launched on its 441st and final flight. Skylark was a British sounding rocket designed to carry European research experiments into the upper atmosphere and beyond the boundary of space. The last Skylark rocket launched with a Swedish mission called Maser 10. This was the tenth mission of the Swedish Space Corporation’s microgravity …

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NASA TV Replay: SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon returns to Earth, ,

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Update for 5 a.m. EDT: SpaceX’s Crew-1 Dragon capsule successfully splashdown at 2:56 a.m. EDT (0656 GMT) in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida near Panama City. Read our full story here on NASA’s first nighttime splashdown of a crew since Apollo 8 in 1968. SpaceX’s first operational astronaut mission for NASA, Crew-1, returned to Earth early …