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One of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets intentionally explodes during an in-flight abort test of the company's new Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on January 19, 2020.

‘I’m super fired up’: Elon Musk and NASA are ecstatic after acing a ‘risky’ safety test of SpaceX’s new Crew Drago...

Elon Musk said an abort test of SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship was "picture perfect" and brings the company a step closer to launching astronauts.
One of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets intentionally explodes during an in-flight abort test of the company's new Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA.

SpaceX just launched and intentionally exploded a rocket for NASA in a vital safety test of its Crew Dragon spaceship

The Falcon 9 rocket was programmed to shut off and put SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship through the ultimate safety test. It appears to have worked.
Iraqi forces taking security measures last Tuesday after an assault on the US Embassy in Baghdad.

Rockets were launched at the US Embassy in Baghdad for the 2nd night in a row

US entities have been increasingly under fire in recent weeks, and the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani stoked fury from Iraq and Iran.
The V838 Monocerotis red supergiant star, as seen by the Hubble telescope.

Betelgeuse likely won’t die as a supernova in your life. But astronomers are finding ‘red nova’ stars that may soon violently explod...

Red novas are more frequent explosions of stars, and astrophysicists think they've found a new way to locate candidates and predict when they'll blow.
SpaceX's Starhopper rocket ship prototype launches on its first free flight near Boca Chica, Texas, on July 25, 2019.

Police sent explosion warnings to residents near SpaceX’s South Texas launch site ahead of an experimental rocket flight

Sheriffs gave a notice to residents of Boca Chica on Saturday that warns an "overpressure event" may break windows, so they should vacate their homes.
A nuclear blast from Operation Teapot in 1955 at the Nevada Test Site.

Yes, a physicist once lit his cigarette with a nuclear-bomb explosion. Here’s how it worked.

A popular Reddit thread about an "atomic cigarette lighter" seems true. In 1952, the physicist Ted Taylor used a nuclear blast to ignite his smoke.
A hover test of SpaceX's Dragon 2 capsule escape thrusters.

SpaceX confirmed that its Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA was ‘destroyed’ by a recent test. Here’s what we learned about the explosiv...

Hans Koenigsmann, a SpaceX vice president, gave details about a test "anomaly" that destroyed its Crew Dragon capsule, which is designed to fly NASA astronauts.
Alexa, play "Picture to Burn."

A woman blew up her wedding dress to celebrate her divorce and the impact could be felt form miles away

A Texas woman bookended her 14-year marriage in the only way that felt appropriate to her: setting her wedding dress ablaze.
A 37-kiloton blast known as "Priscilla" explodes during an Operation Plumbbob nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site on June 24, 1957. The device was detonated from a balloon.

Hundreds of never-before-seen nuclear blast videos show terrifying explosions in the ocean and Nevada desert

The US government detonated hundreds of above-ground nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1963 — until the first nuclear test-ban treaty was signed. Now a team has rescued thousands of classified films that were kept in high-security storage.
The Death Star II explodes into smithereens.

Scientists say the Ewoks in ‘Star Wars’ should have suffered a gruesome fate when the Death Star exploded

The Death Star meets its final doom in "Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi," the epic conclusion to the original trilogy. But what happens to the Ewoks?