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NASA Is Launching a Box of Lasers to Make the Coldest Spot In the Universe
SPACE.COM Scientists are creating a temperature 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space aboard the International Space... 39 minutes
amateur astronomer s data helps scientists discover a new exoplanet Amateur Astronomer's Data Helps Scientists Discover a New Exoplanet
ASTRO WATCH One of the candidates previously found by the Kourovka Planet Search (KPS) project turned out to be the... 1 hour
China is set to launch a satellite to support a future lunar rover
SCIENCE-NEWS China is set to launch a satellite to support a future lunar rover that will make the first-ever visit to the farside... 4 hours
astronomers release most complete ultraviolet light survey of nearby galaxies Astronomers Release Most Complete Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies
ASTRO WATCH Capitalizing on the unparalleled sharpness and spectral range of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers... 5 hours
On This Day In Space! May 20, 1978: NASA Launches Pioneer Venus 1
SPACE.COM On May 20, 1978, NASA launched a spacecraft to Venus. The mission was called Pioneer-Venus 1, but it’s also known as the... 5 hours
Watch Orbital ATK Launch a Cargo Ship for NASA Early Monday! Here's How
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Antares rocket will launch a Cygnus supply ship Monday morning (May 21) to deliver more than 3 tons NASA... 5 hours
china s first private rocket reaches 127 000 feet on maiden flight China’s First Private Rocket Reaches 127,000 Feet on Maiden Flight
ASTRO WATCH OneSpace Technology Co., a Beijing-based aerospace company has successfully launched its suborbital rocket, marking the first... 22 hours
'Everyday Astronaut' Tackles SpaceX Rocket Landings in Episode 2!
SPACE.COM If you've ever wondered how SpaceX manages to land its rockets, the Everyday Astronaut is here to help. 1 day
New NASA Chief Bridenstine Says Humans Contribute to Climate Change 'in a Major Way'
SPACE.COM NASA's new administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said that he knows Earth's climate is changing, and that humans contribute to it "in... 1 day
a laser from a space ant A Laser from a Space Ant
ASTRO WATCH An international team of astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart... 2 days
study offers pessimistic outlook for commercial space stations Study offers pessimistic outlook for commercial space stations
SPACE NEWS As NASA formally requests proposals for studies on the commercialization of low Earth orbit, another study presented at a congressional... 2 days
NASA Chief Laments Texas School Shooting Near Johnson Space Center
SPACE.COM NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine expressed anguish to the news of a school shooting in Texas today (May 18), a tragedy that occurred near the agency's Johnson Space Center... 2 days
NASA's New Exoplanet Hunter Just Buzzed the Moon and Snapped Its 1st Photo!
SPACE.COM The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite zoomed within about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) of the moon yesterday (May 17) in an orbit-shaping maneuver.... 2 days
NASA satellite reveals a more prganized Tropical Cyclone Sagar?
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Sagar, formerly known as 01A, appeared more organized on satellite imagery and has strengthened since May 17. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible light image of the... 2 days
NASA's new planet hunter snaps initial test image, swings by Moon toward final orbit
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA's next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), is one step closer to searching for new worlds after... 2 days
Astronomers release most complete ultraviolet-light survey of nearby galaxies
SCIENCE DAILY Capitalizing on the unparalleled sharpness and spectral range of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers is releasing the most comprehensive, high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of nearby star-forming galaxies. 2 days
TESS takes initial test image
MIT Exoplanet-seeking satellite developed by MIT swings by moon toward final orbit. 2 days
Antares Rocket Launch Early Monday Could Be Visible Along US East Coast
SPACE.COM Early Monday morning, the Antares rocket will launch Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station — and you might be able... 2 days
Weather Delays Private Rocket Launch of NASA Cargo to Space Station
SPACE.COM NASA and Orbital ATK have postponed this weekend's planned launch of a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station by 24 hours, with the liftoff... 2 days
safety panel considers spacex load and go fueling approach viable Safety panel considers SpaceX “load-and-go” fueling approach viable
SPACE NEWS Members of a NASA safety panel said May 17 they believed that a SpaceX approach for fueling its Falcon 9... 2 days
Hubble Surveys Star-Forming Galaxies in Local Universe
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have completed the sharpest, most comprehensive UV-light survey of star-forming galaxies in the local Universe.... 2 days
Dutch radio antenna to depart for the moon on Chinese mission
PHYS.ORG On 21 May 2018, the Chinese space agency will launch the relay satellite Chang'e 4 to an orbit behind the Moon. On board will be a... 2 days
NASA's Curiosity rover aims to get its rhythm back
PHYS.ORG NASA's Curiosity rover could soon be drilling rocks on Mars again. 2 days
Antares Rocket Launch Early Sunday Could Be Visible Along US East Coast
SPACE.COM Early Sunday morning, the Antares rocket will launch Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station — and you might be able... 2 days
Gravity Assist Podcast: TESS, with Martin Still
SPACE.COM NASA's new Chief Scientist, Dr Jim Green, speaks to Martin Still, who is the Program Manager on the TESS mission, about how its quest to discover nearby exoplanets. 2 days
China Launching Relay Satellite Toward Moon's Far Side Sunday
SPACE.COM A Chinese spacecraft designed to set up shop just beyond the moon's far side will launch on Sunday (May 20), if all goes according to plan. 2 days
Japanese Rockets H-IIA & H-IIB
SPACE.COM Japan's H-IIA and H-IIB rockets lift satellites and other spacecraft into orbit and beyond. 3 days
bridenstine optimistic wfirst will avoid cancellation Bridenstine optimistic WFIRST will avoid cancellation
SPACE NEWS As House appropriators approved a spending bill May 17 that partially restores funding for a NASA astrophysics mission slated for cancellation, the agency’s administrator... 3 days
with six new satellites and more coming planet looks to disrupt high res imagery market With six new satellites and more coming, Planet looks to disrupt high-res imagery market
SPACE NEWS Planet hopes to grab market share by offering... 3 days
contamination found in sls engine tubing Contamination found in SLS engine tubing
SPACE NEWS NASA is dealing with a contamination problem with tubing in part of the core stage of the first Space Launch System vehicle, an issue... 3 days
first spacecraft of china s chang e 4 lunar mission to be launched on sunday First Spacecraft of China’s Chang’e 4 Lunar Mission to Be Launched on Sunday
ASTRO WATCH China is in final preparations to launch the Queqiao communication... 3 days
spacewalking astronauts swap iss coolant pumps Spacewalking Astronauts Swap ISS Coolant Pumps
ASTRO WATCH Two Expedition 55 NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station May 16, 2018, for a 6.5-hour-long spacewalk. They were tasked with rearranging coolant... 3 days
That NASA climate science program Trump axed? House lawmakers just moved to restore it.
Science Magazine House spending panel adds $10 for climate monitoring program 3 days
satcom companies commit free capacity equipment to un for emergency responses Satcom companies commit free capacity, equipment to UN for emergency responses
SPACE NEWS Nine satellite companies agreed May 17 to donate satellite capacity and equipment to the... 3 days
Astronomers release most complete ultraviolet-light survey of nearby galaxies
PHYS.ORG Capitalizing on the unparalleled sharpness and spectral range of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers is releasing the most comprehensive, high-resolution ultraviolet-light survey of nearby star-forming galaxies. 3 days
Former Astronaut and NASA Chief Charles Bolden Donates Personal Collection
SPACE.COM Charles Bolden didn't realize that he had so much stuff to give. 3 days
internet for the masses not a focus for kymeta phasor Internet for the masses not a focus for Kymeta, Phasor
SPACE NEWS SpaceX and OneWeb, two companies building thousands of satellites for broadband services, both expect to connect... 3 days
Herschel Detects Unusual Laser Emission from Ant Nebula
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory have discovered an unusual laser emission from the planetary nebula Menzel 3 (often referred... 3 days
Rocket Pharma partners with Stanford University to advance FA and PKD gene therapy research
NEWS MEDICAL Rocket Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading U.S.-based multi-platform gene therapy company, and the Stanford University School of Medicine today announced a... 3 days
On This Day In Space! May 17, 1974: NASA Launches 1st Synchronous Meteorological Satellite
SPACE.COM On May 17, 1974, NASA launched the first Synchronous Meteorological Satellite, SMS-1, the first satellite designed to monitor meteorological conditions... 3 days
SpaceX Launch of NASA and Iridium Satellites Delayed Until May 22
SPACE.COM Two NASA Earth-observation satellites and five commercial communications craft will have to wait a bit longer to get off the ground. 3 days
Genevac's Rocket Evaporator used as sample preparation tool to improve natural product extraction
NEWS MEDICAL Genevac has published a technical article that describes how its Rocket Evaporator has been used by the Technical University of Munich as... 3 days
Chinese private firm launches first space rocket
PHYS.ORG A suborbital rocket was launched into space Thursday by a start-up in China's burgeoning commercial aeronautics industry, as private firms snap at the heels of their dominant American rivals. 3 days
senators inspector general question nasa iss transition plans Senators, inspector general question NASA ISS transition plans
SPACE NEWS Testimony by NASA’s Inspector General at a May 16 hearing provided new support to efforts by two senators to block... 3 days
bepicolombo teamwork BepiColombo teamwork
ESA Operations image of the week: BepiColombo Flight Control and Software Support teams run through early simulations at ESA’s Space Operations Centre ahead of an October launch to Mercury 3 days
China launches first rocket designed by a private company
REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) - China launched its first privately developed rocket from a launchpad in northwestern China on Thursday,... 4 days
house appropriations bill partially restores wfirst funding House appropriations bill partially restores WFIRST funding
SPACE NEWS A spending bill to be marked up by the House Appropriations Committee would provide some funding for a NASA space telescope proposed... 4 days
billionaire invests in british company planning deep space communications network Billionaire invests in British company planning deep space communications network
SPACE NEWS A British billionaire has invested in a company operating a ground station that has aspirations to... 4 days
satellite operators want to carry more military payloads and are looking to congress for help Satellite operators want to carry more military payloads and are looking to Congress for help
SPACE NEWS Todd Harrison, CSIS senior fellow: “With... 4 days
Satellite study finds major shifts in global freshwater
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater distribution found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to... 4 days
Major shifts in global freshwater
SCIENCE DAILY A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest this pattern is due to many factors, including human water management practices, human-caused... 4 days
Spacewalking Astronauts Replace Leaky Pump on Space Station
SPACE.COM Two NASA astronauts took a 6.5-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (May 16), breezing through all of their planned work and optional "get-ahead" tasks right on time. 4 days
'Lunar Library' Aims to Preserve Humanity's History On the Moon (Wikipedia, Too)
SPACE.COM A private lunar lander's maiden moon mission just assumed a new dimension: helping to preserve some of humanity's precious cultural heritage. 4 days
a pale blue dot as seen by a cubesat A Pale Blue Dot, As Seen by a CubeSat
ASTRO WATCH NASA's Voyager 1 took a classic portrait of Earth from several billion miles away in 1990. Now a... 4 days
Astronomers Resist NASA Push to Delay Astrophysics Decadal Survey
SPACE.COM With uncertainty about the future of two large space telescopes, NASA is continuing to suggest that the next decadal survey for astrophysics be postponed, a move opposed by many astronomers. 4 days
United Launch Alliance Picks Aerojet to Provide Vulcan Upper Stage Engine
SPACE.COM United Launch Alliance has picked Aerojet Rocketdyne's RL10 engine to power the upper stage of its next-generation Vulcan rocket, the second such contract Aerojet has secured... 4 days
'Lunar Library' Aims to Preserve Wikipedia (and Humanity's History) On the Moon
SPACE.COM A private lunar lander's maiden moon mission just assumed a new dimension: helping to preserve some of humanity's precious cultural heritage. 4 days
NASA’s MarCO-B CubeSat Captures Earth-Moon Image
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s MarCO-B spacecraft — one of two CubeSats accompanying the space agency’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander —... 4 days
Brrr! Earth-Like Alien Planets Could Experience 'Snowball States'
SPACE.COM Earth-like planets with severe tilts and orbits could enter abrupt "snowball states," in which entire oceans freeze and surface life cannot survive, according to new research. 4 days
New views of Sun: Two missions will go closer to our star than ever before
PHYS.ORG VIDEO As we develop more and more powerful tools to peer beyond our solar system, we learn more about... 4 days
the deep blue sea by satellite The Deep Blue Sea – By Satellite
SPACE NEWS The modern ship is always in touch. It navigates by GPS, just as you do. Satellites carry email, voice calls, weather forecasts... 4 days
Brr! Earth-Like Alien Planets Could Experience 'Snowball States'
SPACE.COM Earth-like planets with severe tilts and orbits could enter abrupt "snowball states," in which entire oceans freeze and surface life cannot survive, according to new research. 4 days
US spacewalkers swap, check coolers 'Leaky' and 'Frosty' (Update)
PHYS.ORG A pair of American astronauts began a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Wednesday to swap and check on two external cooling boxes, nicknamed "Leaky" and "Frosty," NASA said. 4 days
Supercomputers and space-based laser to help predict extreme weather events
PHYS.ORG From droughts and forest fires to floods and big freezes, extreme weather events are on the rise. But to what extent are these linked to climate change? Just... 4 days
Unusual laser emission from the Ant Nebula
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system hidden at the heart of the 'spectacular' Ant Nebula. The extremely rare phenomenon is connected to the death... 4 days
Tufts University, BioLabs announce the opening of new biotech facility for life sciences entrepreneurs
NEWS MEDICAL Tufts University and BioLabs today announced the opening of Tufts Launchpad | BioLabs, a full-service biotech facility supporting high-potential, early-stage... 4 days
US spacewalkers to swap, check coolers 'Leaky' and 'Frosty'
PHYS.ORG A pair of American astronauts began a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Wednesday to swap and check on two external cooling boxes, nicknamed "Leaky" and "Frosty," NASA said. 4 days
New technique reveals details of forest fire recovery
PHYS.ORG Do you know someone who's so caught up in the details of a problem that they "can't see the forest for the trees?" Scientists seeking to understand how forests recover from wildfires... 4 days
a space ant fires its lasers A space ant fires its lasers
ESA VIDEO A rare phenomenon connected to the death of a star has been discovered in observations made by ESA’s Herschel space observatory: an unusual laser... 4 days
Fossil record reveals changes in Earth's movement and rotation
PHYS.ORG Professor James Crampton from Victoria University's School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences worked with a research team from GNS Science and the Universities of Wisconsin, California Riverside, and Chicago... 4 days
Opinion: Lift-off finally imminent for Australia's new space agency
PHYS.ORG Details of Australia's new space agency were released on Monday with the federal government's response to the Report on the Review of Australia's Space Industry Capability. 4 days
rendezvous alley Rendezvous alley
ESA Technology image of the week: This track-mounted robotic arm enables real-world testing of close approach techniques for satellites, asteroids or planetary bodies 4 days
'Lunar Library' to Put Wikipedia (and More) On the Moon to Preserve Humanity's History
SPACE.COM A private lunar lander's maiden moon mission just assumed a new dimension: helping to preserve some of humanity's precious cultural... 4 days
A pale blue dot, as seen by a CubeSat
PHYS.ORG NASA's Voyager 1 took a classic portrait of Earth from several billion miles away in 1990. Now a class of tiny, boxy spacecraft, known as CubeSats, have just taken their... 4 days
Tiny, Mars-Bound Satellite Snaps Its First Image of Earth and the Moon
SPACE.COM A tiny satellite on its way to Mars has opened its eyes and captured a view of home. 4 days
Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Outside the Space Station Today: Watch Live
SPACE.COM Two NASA astronauts will work in space today (May 16) outside of the International Space Station (ISS), and you can watch their 6.5-hour spacewalk... 4 days
How far to go for satellite cloud image forecasting into operation
PHYS.ORG Cloud is a tracer for a variety of significant weather changes. Cloud images obtained from satellite remote sensing are of great help to weather forecasters in... 4 days
Football field-sized asteroid to shave by Earth
PHYS.ORG An asteroid around the size of a football field is expected to zoom by Earth on Tuesday, but at a safe distance, the US space agency said. 4 days
global eagle to collaborate on telesat leo constellation Global Eagle to collaborate on Telesat LEO constellation
SPACE NEWS Inflight connectivity provider Global Eagle will help Telesat in design and test the operator’s low Earth orbit satellite constellation, the... 5 days
Vega: Europe's Light Launcher
SPACE.COM The Vega rocket is a launch vehicle for small- to medium-sized satellite payloads. 5 days
Tiny satellite's first global map of ice clouds
SCIENCE DAILY Looking at Earth from the International Space Station, astronauts see big, white clouds spreading across the planet. They cannot distinguish a gray rain cloud from a puffy white cloud. While satellites can... 5 days
Orbital variations can trigger 'snowball' states in habitable zones around sunlike stars
SCIENCE DAILY Aspects of an otherwise Earthlike planet's tilt and orbital dynamics can severely affect its potential habitability -- even triggering abrupt 'snowball states' where oceans... 5 days
advisory committee asks nasa to develop plans for reduced iss crew Advisory committee asks NASA to develop plans for reduced ISS crew
SPACE NEWS A NASA advisory committee, concerned about delays in the development of commercial crew systems,... 5 days
orbital variations can trigger snowball states in habitable zones around sunlike stars Orbital Variations Can Trigger ‘Snowball’ States in Habitable Zones Around Sunlike Stars
ASTRO WATCH Aspects of an otherwise Earthlike planet’s tilt and orbital dynamics can severely affect its potential habitability — even triggering abrupt “snowball states” where oceans... 5 days
eutelsat pivots for competition with viasat on european broadband Eutelsat pivots for competition with Viasat on European broadband
SPACE NEWS Eutelsat on May 14 said it is taking steps to secure a foothold in the European broadband market... 5 days
chinese commercial launch sector nears takeoff with suborbital rocket test Chinese commercial launch sector nears takeoff with suborbital rocket test
SPACE NEWS It is still early days for this emerging sector, but 2018 will be the year that... 5 days
Archival Data from NASA’s Galileo Mission Yield New Evidence of Water Plumes on Europa
SCI-NEWS.COM A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s... 5 days
A Pioneering NASA Satellite Just Fell to Earth After 2 Decades in Space
SPACE.COM After a lifetime spent probing the hazardous environments around black holes and neutron stars, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer met its fate,... 5 days
Tiny satellite's first global map of ice clouds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Looking at Earth from the International Space Station, astronauts see big, white clouds spreading across the planet. They cannot distinguish a gray rain cloud from a puffy white cloud. While satellites can... 5 days
Watch a Student-Built Rocket Go Supersonic!
SPACE.COM A student-built sounding rocket soared to an altitude of 24,127 feet (7,353 meters) while traveling faster than the speed of sound. 5 days
Electron-Shooting Carbon Nanotubes Could Improve Our Understanding of Asteroids
SPACE.COM A new NASA probe will use incredibly tiny, rolled tubes of carbon to analyze rocky objects like asteroids, which may hold chemical clues about the origin of the solar system... 5 days
air force gen pawlikowski military satellites will be smaller more mobile Air Force Gen. Pawlikowski: Military satellites will be smaller, more mobile
SPACE NEWS Gen. Pawlikowski: "The size of satellites will change. The mobility of satellites will change.”... 5 days
NASA's emerging microgap cooling to be tested aboard reusable launch vehicle
PHYS.ORG An emerging technology for removing excessive, potentially damaging heat from small, tightly packed instrument electronics and other spaceflight gear will be demonstrated for the first time... 5 days
GRACE-FO will help monitor droughts
PHYS.ORG You may not notice water in the ground under your feet, but it plays an important role in keeping you alive. Plants draw water from soil into their roots and use it to grow. If there's not enough,... 5 days
Orbital variations can trigger 'snowball' states in habitable zones around sunlike stars
PHYS.ORG Aspects of an otherwise Earthlike planet's tilt and orbital dynamics can severely affect its potential habitability—even triggering abrupt "snowball states" where oceans freeze and... 5 days
Europa by the numbers
PHYS.ORG Galileo Galilei discovered Jupiter's moon Europa in 1610. More than four centuries later, astronomers are still making discoveries about its icy surface. With a diameter of almost 2,000 miles, an orbit equivalent to 3.5 Earth days and a mass about... 5 days
On This Day In Space! May 15, 1963: Last Flight of NASA's Mercury Program
SPACE.COM On May 15, 1963, NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper launched on the sixth and final crewed flight of the Mercury Program.... 5 days
Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Reuse a Rocket Within 24 Hours in 2019
SPACE.COM The new "Block 5" Falcon 9, which debuted Friday (May 11) with a flawless launch and first-stage landing, will take rocket reusability... 5 days
China Preparing to Launch Chang'e-4 Relay Satellite May 21
SPACE.COM China is set to launch a relay satellite to the second Earth-moon Lagrange point May 21, in a necessary precursor to the planned Chang'e 4 soft-landing on the lunar far... 5 days
Anti-Radiation Vest to Get Deep-Space Test Next Year
SPACE.COM NASA and the Israel Space Agency have signed an agreement to use the AstroRad radiation protection vest on NASA's Exploration Mission-1 flight. 5 days
NASA's new planet hunter snaps initial test image, swings by Moon toward final orbit
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A space ant fires its lasers
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New views of Sun: Two missions will go closer to our star than ever before
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Satellite study finds major shifts in global freshwater
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Tiny satellite's first global map of ice clouds
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NICER mission finds an X-ray pulsar in a record-fast orbit
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Spinning science: multi-use Variable-g platform arrives at the ISS
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Satellite pair arrive for Galileo’s next rumble in the jungle
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How many of earth's moons crashed back into the planet?
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Surviving the inferno of entry, descent and landing
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