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Musk hints at further changes in BFR design  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
Two months after he unveiled a revised design for SpaceX’s next-generation launch system, Elon Musk suggested that the company is... more
SwRI Scientists Map Magnetic Reconnection in Earth’s Magnetotail  ASTRO WATCH · 3 hours
Analyzing data from NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, a team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has found that the... more
Trans-galactic Streamers Feeding Most Luminous Galaxy in the Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 4 hours
The most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half... more
The Boring Company has completed digging its first tunnel  THE VERGE · 4 hours
Elon Musk’s Boring Company reached a new milestone this week: it completed digging out its first tunnel in... more
NASA video teases return to Moon and flight to Mars  Sky News · 6 hours
A new video released by NASA has teased the space agency's return to the Moon and plans to fly beyond it with missions to Mars. more
Star Wars: Galaxy Edge's Disney park ride names, more details revealed - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will take Disney park guests into the films. more
Star Wars land: Everything we know about Galaxy's Edge - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
Disney's new Star Wars theme park experience will open in 2019. Here's what we know. more
Disney’s Star Wars park will come with original music from John Williams  THE VERGE · 8 hours
When Disney’s Star Wars land Galaxy’s Edge opens next year, it’ll come with a familiar soundtrack — Entertainment Weekly reports that John Williams will... more
New space industry emerges: on-orbit servicing  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Imagine an airport where thousands of planes, empty of fuel, are left abandoned on the tarmac. That is what has been happening for decades with satellites that circle the Earth. more
Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two days. more
Here's How NASA's Mars InSight Will Phone Home After Its Dramatic Landing  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
Like any dutiful creation, NASA's Mars InSight lander has promised to phone home upon safely reaching its destination on Nov. 26. more
On This Day in Space! Nov. 18, 2013: NASA Launches MAVEN to Mars  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
On Nov. 18, 2013, NASA launched the MAVEN spacecraft to Mars. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space... more
Big New Indian Rocket Launches Satellite, Setting Stage for Moon Mission  SPACE.COM · 13 hours
The second orbital flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV Mk III) lifted off Wednesday (Nov. 14), setting the stage for a robotic... more
Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days  CBC · 14 hours
A load of space station supplies rocketed into orbit from Virginia on Saturday, the second shipment in two... more
Astronomers Find Possible Elusive Star Behind Supernova  ASTRO WATCH · 14 hours
Astronomers may have finally uncovered the long-sought progenitor to a specific type of exploding star by sifting through NASA Hubble Space Telescope... more
Antares launches Cygnus cargo spacecraft to ISS  SPACE NEWS · 15 hours
Northrop Grumman successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Nov. 17 after two days of weather delays. SpaceNews.com more
The Amazing Predawn Antares Rocket Launch of Cygnus NG-10 in Photos  SPACE.COM · 15 hours
On Nov. 16, 2018, Northrop Grumman launched an Antares rocket carrying the tenth Cygnus cargo ship on a NASA delivery mission to the International Space Station.... more
Antares Rocket Launches NASA Cargo to Space Station in Dazzling Predawn Liftoff  SPACE.COM · 15 hours
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket lit up the predawn sky over Virginia Saturday (Nov. 17) to launch a privately built Cygnus spaceship filled with... more
Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days  ABC NEWS · 15 hours
A rocket has blasted off from Virginia with space station supplies, the second shipment in as many days more
Space research could help reverse frailty in old age  Sky News · 16 hours
Muscle loss in elderly people could be prevented or reversed following experiments to be conducted on the International Space Station. more
Voyager 2 Creeps Closer to the Edge of the Solar System  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Going, going — nope, it's still just going, NASA says of its Voyager 2 probe, which the agency realized was approaching the edge of the solar... more
The 2018 Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend! Here's What to Expect  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following... more
FCC moves forward with orbital debris reform amid soul-searching about its responsibilities  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission pressed forward with plans to firm up its rules about space safety and orbital debris Nov. 15 while at... more
Farewell, Kepler: NASA Shuts Down Prolific Planet-Hunting Space Telescope  SPACE.COM · 1 day
NASA decommissioned the Kepler space telescope last night (Nov. 15), beaming "goodnight" commands to the sun-orbiting observatory. more
The 1st Powerhouse for NASA's Orion Space Capsule Just Arrived at Its Launch Site  SPACE.COM · 1 day
NASA is powering ahead with assembly of its Orion crew capsule for the first full-scale test flight of the new... more
An Antares Rocket Will Launch Cargo to Space Station Saturday! How to Watch Live.  SPACE.COM · 1 day
On Saturday (Nov. 17) at 4:01 a.m. EST (0901 GMT), Northrop Grumman's Antares rocket will launch the Cygnus cargo spacecraft... more
Russia stages first Soyuz launch since accident  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel blasted off Friday in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last month. more
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Gaja's landfall  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA's Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information. more
Cargo ship launch clears way manned mission to space station  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket sent a cargo ship on its way to the International Space Station on Friday, a successful launch clearing the way for the next crew... more
Leonid meteors to light up the weekend, could turn 'stormy' - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The annual shower has been known to occassionally turn into a meteor "storm" where "shooting stars" are as plentiful as snowflakes. more
Cargo ship launch clears way manned mission to space station  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a cargo ship en route to the International Space Station, a successful launch that clears the way for the next crew to... more
Astronomers detect once-in-a-lifetime gamma rays  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
It's not every day you get to observe a gamma-ray binary system. In fact, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience comparable to seeing Halley's Comet or a solar eclipse. more
Advisory group skeptical of NASA lunar exploration plans  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA’s plans to return humans to the surface of the moon within 10 years got a chilly reception from an... more
In Photos: India's Most Powerful Rocket Aces 2nd Test Launch!  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The Indian Space Research Organisation's most powerful rocket aced its second orbital test flight on Nov. 14, 2018, delivering the GSAT-29 communications satellite into orbit. more
Blastoff! Russian Spaceship Launches Tons of Supplies to Space Station  SPACE.COM · 1 day
During a midnight launch, the Russian space agency blasted thousands of pounds of supplies up to the three astronauts living on the International Space Station. It was the... more
Blastoff! Russian Spaceship Launches 2.8 Tons of Supplies to Space Station  SPACE.COM · 1 day
During a midnight launch, the Russian space agency blasted thousands of pounds of supplies up to the three astronauts living on the International Space Station. It... more
Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a cargo ship en route to the International Space Station, clearing the way for the next crewed mission. more
SpaceX gets nod to put 12,000 satellites in orbit  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
SpaceX got the green light this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the... more
Cargo ship launch clears crewed mission to space station  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a cargo ship en route to the International Space Station, a successful launch that clears the way for the next crew to travel to... more
LEO startup raises $39.5 million for constellation to watch Earth and space  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans... more
Astronomers find possible elusive star behind supernova  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Astronomers may have finally uncovered the long-sought progenitor to a specific type of exploding star by sifting through NASA Hubble Space Telescope archival data. The supernova, called a Type Ic, is thought to detonate... more
NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship. more
SpaceX, Telesat Canada get approval to roll-out global satellite network  Global News · 1 day
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously on Thursday to allow Elon Musk's SpaceX, Telesat Canada and two other companies to roll out new satellite-based broadband services. more
NASA's Orion Space Capsule Sails at Sunset in This Awesome Video  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Need a virtual vacation? NASA has you covered, thanks to a well-timed test procedure for their Orion crew capsule. more
Interstellar Comet Oumuamua is Smaller than Previously Thought, Has Highly Reflective Surface  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
In October 2017, a fast moving comet of extrasolar origin, 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua), was discovered close to the Earth with a ground-based telescope in... more
Space-inspired speed breeding for crop improvement  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Technology first used by NASA to grow plants extra-terrestrially is fast tracking improvements in a range of crops. Scientists at John Innes Centre and the University of Queensland have improved the technique, known as speed breeding,... more
NASA accepts delivery of European powerhouse for moonship  ABC NEWS · 1 day
NASA has accepted delivery of a key European part needed to power the world's next-generation moonship more
Universal laws in impact dynamics of dust agglomerates under microgravity conditions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have found evidence that when projectiles hit soft clumps of dust or hard clumps of loose glass beads, the scaling laws for energy dissipation and... more
Small satellites tackle big scientific questions  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
CU Boulder will soon have new eyes on the sun. Two miniature satellites designed by researchers at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) are scheduled to launch later this month on Spaceflight's SSO-A: SmallSat... more
Cars bad for children and the planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Children today spend more time in cars than previous generations. They also spend less time playing on the streets and in unstructured and unsupervised activity outdoors. The lack of opportunities for physical activity and... more
How the Antarctic Circumpolar Current helps keep Antarctica frozen  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current, or ACC, is the strongest ocean current on our planet. It extends from the sea surface to the bottom of the ocean, and encircles Antarctica. more
ɸ and citizens  ESA · 1 day
As ESA’s ɸ-week draws to a close, it’s worth remembering that the science and technology involved in observing our planet from space isn’t entirely for the preserve of experts. With... more
Earth's magnetotail: First-ever views of elusive energy explosion  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving 'magnetic reconnection' -- the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion -- in the Earth's... more
Astronomers spot another star that flickers like Tabby’s star  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
The irregular flickering of star VVV-WIT-07 is reminiscent of Tabby’s star, which brought speculation of alien megastructures. more
Did Ancient Egyptian Scribes Discover Algol’s Variability 3,000 Years before European Astronomers?  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
An ancient Egyptian Calendar of Lucky and Unlucky Days assigns luck with the period of 2.85 days. Previous astronomical, astrophysical and statistical analyses of... more
Image: Finding an elusive star behind a supernova  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Located 65 million light-years away is a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, as shown in this artist's concept. It... more
Toward urban air mobility: Air taxis with side-by-side rotors  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In this high-resolution visualization of NASA's side-by-side, intermeshing rotor air taxi concept, researchers are working to understand complex rotor air flow interactions, simulated using high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics methods. The... more
Abell 1033: To boldly go into colliding galaxy clusters  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Hidden in a distant galaxy cluster collision are wisps of gas resembling the starship Enterprise—an iconic spaceship from the "Star Trek" franchise. more
Scientists are using artificial intelligence to see inside stars using sound waves  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
How in the world could you possibly look inside a star? You could break out the scalpels and other tools of the surgical trade,... more
On This Day in Space! Nov. 16, 1974: Arecibo Observatory Broadcasts Interstellar Message  SPACE.COM · 1 day
On Nov. 16, 1974, humans sent their first message to the stars in an attempt to contact extraterrestrials. See how it happened... more
Spectacular Photos: NASA Practices Orion Space Capsule Recovery at Sea  SPACE.COM · 1 day
NASA set off for the Pacific Ocean to test recovery procedures for the agency's Orion capsule, which is destined to carry humans to the moon and beyond. more
The 2018 Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend! Here's What to Expect  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following... more
The ISS celebrates 20 years of life in space video - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The International Space Station is turning 20! So how was it built? And what do astronauts do up there? Claire Reilly takes a look... more
European Researchers Baked Fake Moon Dust into Money and Screws  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Why did the European Space Agency create a whole bunch of fake moon dust and use it to 3D print small screws, gears and even a fake coin? more
2018 Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend! Here's What to Expect  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Come early Sunday morning (Nov. 18), the famous Leonid meteor shower will reach its peak, with lesser numbers expected on the preceding and following mornings. more
Russia Will Launch a Cargo Ship to the Space Station Today! Here's How to Watch.  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Russia has prepared its next care package for astronauts onboard the International Space Station in a shipment scheduled... more
Russia Set for First Soyuz Launch to ISS Since Accident  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel is to blast off Friday in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last... more
Ford's autonomous cars on the streets of Miami - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Miami is one of the most colorful cities on the planet, but soon it's getting a little more automated. more
ISRO Says GSAT-29 Communications Satellite Pushed Higher Into Orbit  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
India's latest communication satellite, GSAT-29, was pushed further upwards towards its intended spot on Friday morning. more
The Orbital 2 is like a Surface Dial that works with Mac  TechCrunch · 2 days
This little peripheral is one of the more interesting new pieces of hardware floating around the halls of TC Tokyo this week. The product,... more
FCC wants to try to clean up space - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The FCC is reviewing rules to help deal with the 500,000 pieces of zombie satellites and other space debris orbiting the Earth. more
NASA confirms Mars Opportunity rover did not send signal back to Earth - CNET  CNET · 2 days
One of NASA's radio antenna picked up a signal from Opportunity, but further investigation showed it was a false positive. more
FCC tries to clean-up space - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The FCC is reviewing rules to help deal with the 500,000 pieces of zombie satellites and other space debris orbiting the earth. more
Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid Passes By Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A newly detected house-sized asteroid, designated 2018 VX5, flew by the Earth on Wednesday, November 14, at around 4:37 UTC. The space... more
Trans-galactic streamers feeding most luminous galaxy in the universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
ALMA data show the most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller... more
Bridenstine worried about budget pressures on NASA  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Nov. 15 that the reelection defeat of a key appropriator, and the potential for budget cuts next... more
SpaceX launches Es’hail-2 satellite, ties launch record  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
SpaceX matched its personal best with its 18th launch this year, delivering the Es’hail-2 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit for Qatari... more
NASA Learns More About Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua - the first known interstellar object to... more
A Used SpaceX Rocket Just Launched a Satellite for Qatar, Then Aced a Landing  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A Falcon 9 rocket with a pre-flown first stage successfully launched the Es'hail-2 communications satellite today (Nov. 15). And the... more
Glide like Groot: Guardians of the Galaxy ride will tell a story - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Forget roller coasters, Disney is calling this a "storytelling coaster," with immersive activities to captivate riders. more
First-ever views of elusive energy explosion  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have captured a difficult-to-view singular event involving 'magnetic reconnection' -- the process by which sparse particles and energy around Earth collide producing a quick but mighty explosion -- in the Earth's magnetotail, the magnetic environment... more
Trans-galactic streamers feeding most luminous galaxy in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller neighbors, according to... more
Canada not sold on U.S-led lunar Gateway despite NASA boss’ direct pitch  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA’s top official came to Canada to make his pitch for the country to become involved in a U.S.-lead lunar space mission but that... more
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