Astronomy
SpaceX plans to launch a communications satellite and land a rocket today (Nov. 15) at 3:46 p.m. EST (2046 GMT), and you can catch all the action live.
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...
The historic neutron-star crash that astronomers observed last year generated a hypermassive, supermagnetic neutron star, a recent study suggests.
Tropical Cyclone Gaja continued to organize in the Bay of Bengal as it made its approach to southeastern India when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured an image....
Cloudy weather and rain pushed back until Friday the planned launch of a US cargo ship loaded with supplies for astronauts living at the International Space Station, NASA said Thursday.
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 and conducting follow-up observations using W. M. Keck Observatory in...
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VIDEO Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of...
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VIDEO After a month-long break from spaceflight, SpaceX is slated to perform another rocket launch and landing...
The first known interstellar object to visit our solar system -- named 'Oumuamua -- was detected in October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii. But it was too faint for NASA's...
VIDEO The potential discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard's Star – the second closest stellar system to the sun – was announced by researchers today in Nature.
haps missions to the edge of space to watch over earth
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) — an uncrewed airship, plane or balloon watching over Earth...
Thermoelectric devices are highly versatile, with the ability to convert heat into electricity, and electricity into heat. They are small, lightweight, and extremely durable because they have no moving parts,...
How much is a kilogram? 1,000 grams. 2.20462 pounds. Or 0.0685 slugs based on the old Imperial gravitational system. But where does this amount actually come from and how can...
Large quantities dust from the deserts of the Middle East can settle on the Tibetan Plateau, darkening the region's snowpack...
most intense storm on the planet pounding newfoundland and labrador say officials
Nine-metre waves are pummelling the northeast coast of the Avalon, putting coastal communities at risk for damage.
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Jason Smerdon is coauthor of the newly revised Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future. The book is a succinct, non-ideological reference for anyone who wants to understand what we know (and...
The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial...
What do astronauts, Pokémon, wildlife park rangers and surgeons all have in common?
will megaconstellations cause a dangerous spike in orbital debris
It’s no secret the megaconstellations will have a dramatic impact on space traffic. Experts now are turning their...
On November 15, 1988, a 300-foot radio telescope in Green Bank, West Virginia suddenly collapsed. See how it happened in our On...
Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the evidence of all that geologic drama.
Astronomers have found a planet in orbit of Barnard's star. Barnard's star is a so-called red dwarf and after the Alpha-Centauri triple stellar system the second closest star to the Sun.
The history-making interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua is a relatively small and reflective object, a new study suggests.
space tango plans in orbit manufacturing
Space Tango, a Kentucky startup that develops microgravity research platforms, announced plans Nov. 15 to launch in the mid-2020s an autonomous in-orbit manufacturing facility. SpaceNews.com
A potentially rocky super-Earth orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red dwarf...
ISRO said the first of its scheduled three orbit raising operations was successfully carried out by firing the liquid apogee motor on board the satellite.
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What do astronauts, Pokémon, wildlife park rangers and surgeons all have in common?
Astronomers studied Barnard's Star, a red dwarf just six light years away and noticed the presence of a "frozen, dimly lit world" at least 3.2 times heavier than Earth.
The remnants of an ice age asteroid that slammed into the Earth have been discovered under Greenland's Hiawatha Glacier.
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The Spitzer telescope looked for 'Oumuamua and couldn't find it -- but that doesn't mean it was sent by an alien civilization.
gslv mk iii lofts gsat 29 communications satellite
India successfully conducted the second orbital mission of its heavy-lift GSLV Mk III launch vehicle. The rocket took to the skies Nov....
mars mission advocates see benefits in nasa s lunar exploration plans
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar...
A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a "Super-Earth," may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers said on Wednesday,...
It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
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We look back on the Galaxy evolution over the last eight years.
The nearest single star to the sun that goes around it at least 3.2 times has been found to be as massive as earth, and it is called Super-Earth.
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super earth orbiting barnard s star found
The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth — a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest...
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It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
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huge crater discovered in greenland from impact that rocked northern hemisphere
A survey of ice in Greenland has uncovered evidence suggesting a kilometer-wide iron asteroid...
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When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death. Planetary astrobiologists has found that after encountering never-before-seen rainfall three...
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An international team has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in the northern Greenland. This is the first time that a...
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It's almost launch time for Northrop Grumman's next Antares rocket, which rolled out to its seaside pad in Virginia late...
Astroneer is an exploration-based game where you gather resources and explore the wonders many planets hold. Astroneer launched in Xbox Game Preview many months ago, and has since received a steady stream of updates....
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The launch of a Northrop Grumman rocket carrying NASA's next cargo flight to the International Space Station has been delayed at least...
In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua—the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. The infrared Spitzer was one of many telescopes pointed at...
New research by geoscientists shines a light on this hidden world from ridgetops to valley floors and shows how rainfall shapes the part of our planet that is just beyond where we can see.
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Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the...
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Several neurological disorders may benefit from gene therapy. However, even when using the lead vector candidate for intrathecal administration, adeno-associated virus serotype 9 (AAV9), the strength and distribution...
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The 31-kilometer-wide Hiawatha crater may have formed as recently as 12,800 years ago when a 1.5-kilometer asteroid struck Earth
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VIDEO The discovery of a vast crater in Greenland suggests that a 1-kilometer-wide asteroid hit the Earth between 2.6 million and 11,700 years ago.
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A survey of ice in Greenland has uncovered evidence suggesting a kilometer-wide iron asteroid slammed into that island, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago during...
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Scientists think there's a giant new planet full of frozen water, and it's right down the cosmic street...
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The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest observing campaigns to date...
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Astronomers have found compelling evidence of a frigid alien world about 3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun.
There appears to be a cold "super-Earth" planet circling Barnard's Star, which lies just 6 light-years from the sun. Here's what you should know about the...
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Xtronaut Enterprises' latest board game — Downlink — will take players on a journey across the solar system, where up to six international agencies will do space missions for science.
A potentially rocky super-Earth exoplanet orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red...
It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
Astronomers have discovered a planet in orbit around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard's star.
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a cold super earth may live around a nearby star
A planet three times more massive than Earth may be lurking around the second-closest star system to our...
We know less about the ground beneath our feet than we do about the surface of Mars, but new research by University of Colorado Boulder geoscientists shines a light on...
More than a century ago, British meteorologist Henry Blanford noted a connection between springtime snow cover on the Tibetan Plateau...
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Tropical Cyclone Gaja continued to track toward a landfall in southeastern India when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite flew over the Bay of Bengal and provided a visible image of the storm.
For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star.
The American astronaut who will hitch the first ride on a Russian rocket since last month's aborted launch...
momentus raises 8 3 million for last mile spacecraft delivery
Space transportation startup Momentus raised $8.3 million in seed funding for its business of offering satellite operators rides from one...
orion recovery team ready to rock and roll
A NASA and Department of Defense team returned from a week of training at sea to improve joint landing and...
Jodrell Bank is releasing audio recordings of a Soviet space mission from fifty years ago, just as the race to...
After a comprehensive review of their scientific merits and technical status, the SPC has decided to extend the operation of the five missions led by ESA's Science Programme: Cluster, Gaia, INTEGRAL, Mars Express, and XMM-Newton. The SPC...
For the first time astronomers have detected gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star. The scientists, Maurice van Putten of Sejong University in South Korea, and Massimo della Valle of the...
VIDEO Not all oppositions are created equal. This week's sky target offers a good case in point, as asteroid 3 Juno reaches its most favorable viewing position for the decade.
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Scientists have discovered something amazing.
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VIDEO In the past 30 years, the number of planets discovered beyond our solar system has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of our technology, the...
DeepMind’s health app being gobbled by parent Google is both unsurprising and deeply shocking. First thoughts should not be allowed to gloss over what is...
Astronomers using data from ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a new dwarf satellite galaxy...
Just over 16 minutes into its flight, the GSLV-Mk III rocket put into orbit the GSAT-29 satellite.
An international team led by researchers from the IAC used data from the ESA satellite Gaia to measure the motion of 39 dwarf galaxies. This data...
VIDEO Violent and destructive, active volcanoes ought to be feared and avoided. Yet, these geological cauldrons expose the pulse...
This captivating image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 shows a lonely dwarf galaxy 100 million light-years away from Earth. This image depicts the blue compact dwarf galaxy ESO 338-4, which can be found...
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and Autodesk, a software company, have engaged in a multiyear collaborative research project to investigate new approaches for building interplanetary landers.
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Thanks to our robotic emissaries, we humans know what a sunrise on Mars looks like without ever having set foot on the Red Planet ourselves — but what does it...
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Imaging Earth from space is a favourite pastime for astronauts on the International space Station. They can set their cameras to automatically snap photos while they work, but often make time to Earth-gaze and take photos of their own.
Astronomers have discovered an enormous "ghost" galaxy lurking near the Milk Way through the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite.
It’s just two weeks until Disrupt Berlin 2018 kicks off for two full days dedicated to the early-stage startup universe. On 29-30 November, you’ll have a front row...
speeding up the space industry with digitalised satellites
The ‘fit check’ is that moment in a launch campaign when a satellite is first attached to the launcher adapter...
VIDEO The landing will kick off a two-year mission in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study Mars' deep interior, NASA said.
NASA believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense.
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griffin future of new dod space agency still up in the air
Griffin said nothing has yet been decided on how the Space Development Agency should be organized. SpaceNews.com
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Pedro Pascal is in talks to join The Mandalorian.
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Hale-Bopp was an unusually bright comet that flew by Earth, reaching its closest approach to the planet in 1997. It was most spectacular in the Northern Hemisphere and visible to the naked eye for about 18...
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iss science not affected by smaller crew
The smaller crew complement on the International Space Station created by last month’s Soyuz launch abort has not affected research activities there...
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and Autodesk team up for a wild lander designed to explore strange new worlds.
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A super-Earth found in our stellar back yard
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Commercial EO innovation challenges snail-pace government timescales
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Watch SpaceX launch and land a used Falcon 9 rocket
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Direct observations of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years away
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How Earth volcanoes offer a window into the evolution of life and the solar system
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A massive crater hides beneath Greenland’s ice
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Catching asteroid 3 Juno at its best
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NASA InSight Spacecraft Landing on Mars Will Be Live Streamed
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A Decade of Commercial Space Travel — What's Next?
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All of the Stan Lee cameos from Marvel movies, and why we love them
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Distant NASA camera yields new Earth views
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Multimessenger links to NASA's Fermi mission show how luck favors the prepared
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Cosmic detective work: Why we care about space rocks
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Netflix’s She-Ra reboot follows closely in Steven Universe’s footsteps
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Aluminium oxide found in an ultra-hot Jupiter
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Astronomers find pairs of black holes at the centers of merging galaxies
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ESA’s gravity-mapper reveals relics of ancient continents under Antarctic ice
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Colonizing Mars means contaminating Mars – and never knowing for sure if it had its own native life
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