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Key House appropriator remains skeptical about Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
The chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA said he remains unconvinced of the need to accelerate NASA’s plans to... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Mexico and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms near two different coastlines. One area was in Potential Tropical... more
Two decades of rain, snowfall from NASA's precipitation missions  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) have collected rain and snowfall from space for nearly 20 years, and for the first time in 2019, scientists can access PMM's entire record as... more
NASA's Terra satellite catches end of Atlantic Tropical Depression 15  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
Tropical Depression Fifteen or TD15, developed off the west coast of Africa on Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. EDT. The depression never strengthened into a tropical storm before... more
NASA hires Loverro to lead human spaceflight  SPACE NEWS · 6 hours
NASA announced Oct. 16 that it has hired Doug Loverro, a former Defense Department official responsible for space policy, to lead its... more
New high-mass X-ray binary detected in the Large Magellanic Cloud  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft, an international team of astronomers has discovered a new, very young high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). The newly found... more
Robotic spiders to explore the moon  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is that it is becoming increasingly democratic. In addition to more space agencies entering the fray, private aerospace companies are contributing like... more
NASA's Aqua satellite reveals flooding in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan over the weekend of October 12 and 13, bringing damaging winds, rough surf and flooding rains. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible... more
NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits offering key advantages over those... more
New initiative aims to use artificial intelligence to identify early drug candidates  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Insilico Medicine, in collaboration with ChemDiv, Inc., launched a drug discovery initiative that aims to use the power of artificial intelligence for screening chemistry... more
Army eyes commercial megaconstellations to support its future battlefield network  SPACE NEWS · 24 hours
Maj. Gen. Gallagher: The problem today is insufficient capacity and high latency in satellite links. SpaceNews.com more
NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions   REUTERS · 24 hours
NASA on Tuesday showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space... more
NASA's Terra satellite catches a glimpse of a fleeting Ema  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Storm Ema had a very short life, but NASA's Terra satellite caught a glimpse of the storm before it dissipated in the Central Pacific Ocean. more
NASA reshuffles spacewalk schedule after hardware failure  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA will postpone the remainder of an ongoing series of spacewalks at the International Space Station to upgrade batteries for its power... more
NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station. more
NASA provides a farewell infrared view of extra-tropical storm Melissa  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over North Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 14 and provided forecasters with an infrared view of Tropical Storm Melissa that revealed wind shear was... more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not... more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have produced crops in Mars and moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not only be possible to grow food on Mars... more
Astronaut organization seeks role advising Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
An organization of current and former space travelers is offering its expertise to NASA as the agency works towards a “quite aggressive” goal of... more
Image: Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the deep sky, asteroids from our solar system can leave their marks on the captured pictures of far-away galaxies or nebulae. But rather than... more
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space  ESA · 1 day
ESA’s space power experts congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their invention of lithium-ion batteries. These energy-dense, long-lasting and rechargeable batteries... more
Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Hundreds of people including Russian and US astronauts and top officials bid farewell Tuesday to Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform... more
Former FAA official calls for national spaceport policy  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office says the government should create a policy that promotes... more
Op-ed | The space industry: A closer look at the new ecosystem  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Since Sputnik first launched and man set foot on the moon, the changes, evolution and expansion of human activities in space has been rapid... more
Lakes worldwide are experiencing more severe algal blooms  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The intensity of summer algal blooms has increased over the past three decades, according to a first-ever global survey of dozens of large, freshwater lakes, which was conducted by Carnegie's Jeff Ho... more
Hubble snaps spiral's profile  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717,... more
China begins preparations for crucial Long March 5 rocket launch  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
China is set to attempt a return-to-flight of its largest rocket at the end of the... more
Extending the life of geosynchronous satellites  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Space Logistics LLC, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, has launched a satellite that can extend the life of other satellites. The satellite is called MEV-1, or Mission Extension Vehicle-1. MEV-1 is the first of its kind. more
Striking find  ESA · 2 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Citizen scientist spots asteroid in Hubble image of Crab Nebula more
Head of tech interviewed  ESA · 2 days
Space YouTuber Scott Manley interviewed Franco Ongaro, ESA's Director of Technology, Engineering and Quality, as part of his trip to ESA's Open Day at ESTEC more
Hubble Captures Detailed Image of NGC 4380  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a galaxy called NGC 4380. NGC 4380 is a spiral... more
Emirati astronaut returns home to hero's welcome  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An Emirati astronaut who became the first Arab to reach the International Space Station received a hero's welcome home on Saturday. more
Why Is the Milky Way Galaxy Getting So Gassy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it. more
NASA sees Atlantic subtropical storm Melissa form off New England coast  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Satellite data has confirmed the formation of Subtropical Storm Melissa. NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image the former Nor'easter turned subtropical storm off the coast... more
Suomi NPP satellite finds a weaker typhoon Hagibis nearing Japan  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
On Oct. 10, Hagibis was a super typhoon, but overnight, the storm weakened to typhoon status. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the large storm... more
Alexei Leonov, the first spacewalker, passes away  ESA · 5 days
Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to conduct a spacewalk, passed away on 11 October, aged 85. more
NASA considering purchase of additional Soyuz seats  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA expects to buy at least one more Soyuz seat from Russia to provide assured access to the International Space Station should... more
Lunar Water Ice May Have Multiple Sources, Researchers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Lunar orbiters such as India’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently detected water icy on... more
Clock ticks as SpaceX builds craft for NASA  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Two weeks ago, the head of NASA seemed sick of waiting for SpaceX and Boeing Co. to finish developing the capsules that are supposed to carry U.S. astronauts to and from the... more
Pence added to IAC 2019 opening ceremony  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to speak during the opening ceremony of the 70th International Astronautical Congress here Oct. 21,... more
NASA official hints first SLS launch could slip to mid-2021  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
While NASA continues to wait to set a new official date for the first launch of... more
NRL launches space weather instrument on NASA satellite  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) instrument aboard NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) satellite will deliver unprecedented information to help scientists investigate how both terrestrial and solar weather impact the ionosphere, the... more
Milky Way Galaxy Accretes More Gas Than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Using data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have calculated the mass inflow and outflow rates of cool... more
Past, present and future  ESA · 5 days
Exoplanet pioneer Michel Mayor, one of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics winners, met early career scientists during his recent visit to ESA in Spain more
First man to conduct spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, dies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died in Moscow on Friday aged 85 after a long illness. more
First man to conduct spacewalk, Alexei Leonov, has died: assistant  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Alexei Leonov, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who was the first man to conduct a spacewalk in 1965, died Friday in Moscow aged 85, his assistant said. more
Summit supercomputer simulates how humans will 'brake' during Mars landing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The type of vehicle that will carry people to the Red Planet is shaping up to be "like a two-story house you're trying to land on another planet.... more
Pegasus launches ICON space science mission  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
A long-delayed NASA space science satellite finally reached orbit Oct. 10 on a Pegasus rocket, a launch vehicle with an uncertain future. SpaceNews.com more
NASA administrator explains Twitter spat with SpaceX  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Thursday that a recent Twitter statement critical of SpaceX was a signal to all the space agency's contractors about realistic development timelines. more
Artificial meat is now made in space, coming to a supermarket near you  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Creating meat from cells is no longer the realm of science fiction: a Russian cosmonaut did it aboard the International Space Station,... more
NASA and SpaceX hope for manned mission to ISS in early 2020  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
SpaceX could launch US astronauts to the International Space Station as early as next year if tests on the company's long-delayed Crew Dragon capsule... more
NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. more
NASA aims for first manned SpaceX mission in first-quarter 2020  REUTERS · 6 days
SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut capsule will be ready for its first manned test flight into orbit... more
Manned SpaceX mission will happen in first quarter of 2020: NASA boss  REUTERS · 6 days
NASA boss Jim Bridenstine said on Thursday that the first manned mission into orbit by SpaceX's Crew Dragon would take place in the first... more
Structural basis for the docking of mTORC1 on the lysosomal surface  Science Magazine · 6 days
The mTORC1 protein kinase regulates growth in response to nutrients and growth factors. Nutrients promote its translocation to the lysosomal surface, where its Raptor subunit interacts... more
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite needed 3 orbits to see all of Super Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a composite visible image of the very large Super Typhoon Hagibis in the... more
ESA’s Mars Express Orbiter Spots Ancient River System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A new image from the High Resolution Stereo Camera onboard ESA’s Mars Express shows the part of Nirgal Vallis, a... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts,' Hubble study finds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy. Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new... more
Luca powers up for a spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is preparing to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission. more
Milky Way's center will be revealed by NASA's Webb Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping... more
FAA expects revised launch regulations to be completed next fall  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office says he expects to have updated... more
Luca powers up for a spacewalk  ESA · 6 days
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is preparing to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission. more
Chinese satellite startups Galaxy Space, MinoSpace secure new funding  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Private satellite firms secure new funding which adds to an estimated $1.4 billion already invested in the Chinese... more
Call for innovation to advance Europe’s lab in space  ESA · 7 days
The International Space Station is open for business and ESA is calling on industry to help extend the... more
45th Space Wing commander: Changes underway to support commercial launch  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Brig. Gen. Schiess: “We have to improve turnaround both with new technology and processes." SpaceNews.com more
AI challenged to stave off collisions in space  ESA · 1 week
ESA is challenging machine learning experts to help forecast and prevent collisions in space. The Agency’s Advanced Concepts Team and... more
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For an astronaut looking out of the International Space Station windows, city lights are brighter than the stars. To tackle light pollution citizen scientists are urged to help map out the problem... more
'One small nibble for man': 3-D printer makes meat in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The prospect of astronauts tucking into a roast dinner has grown slightly closer after a successful experiment used a 3D printer to create meat on the... more
Carbon-rich hot bubble detected in the planetary nebula NGC 5189  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope, astronomers have found that the planetary nebula NGC 5189 harbors a carbon-enriched X-ray-emitting hot bubble. The discovery, presented in a paper published September... more
Ten years after 'suicide' mission, NASA thirsts for lunar water  REUTERS · 1 week
A decade after NASA sent a rocket crashing into the moon's south pole, spewing a plume... more
Researchers Measure Pressure in Solar System’s Heliosheath  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data from NASA’s Voyager spacecraft, a team of scientists has calculated the total pressure from particles in the outer region of... more
Exoplanet explorers  ESA · 1 week
Watch Nobel laureate Michel Mayor’s seminar about exoplanets Thursday 10:30–11:30 CEST live from ESA’s European Space Astronomy Centre more
Northrop Grumman’s satellite servicer MEV-1, Eutelsat satellite, launch on ILS Proton  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
An International Launch Services Proton rocket carried Northrop Grumman’s first satellite-servicing spacecraft and a... more
Exoplanet and cosmology discoveries awarded Nobel Prize in Physics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the prestigious prize for the first discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type... more
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollution  ESA · 1 week
For an astronaut looking out of the International Space Station windows, city lights are brighter than the stars. To tackle... more
Boeing to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic, looking at possibilities beyond the space tourism company's immediate goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights as early as next year. more
Kepler books Soyuz for first two service-grade satellites   SPACE NEWS · 1 week
As it explores changes to its constellation orbit and spacecraft design, Kepler Communications on Oct. 7 said it nonetheless secured... more
Boeing to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Boeing plans to invest $20 million in Virgin Galactic as the space tourism company nears its goal of launching passengers on suborbital flights. more
Exoplanet and cosmology discoveries awarded Nobel Prize in Physics  ESA · 1 week
ESA congratulates 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics laureates Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, who have been awarded the... more
Putin bestows award for courage on U.S. astronaut who survived rocket failure  REUTERS · 1 week
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday bestowed a prestigious state award for courage on Nick Hague, the U.S. astronaut who survived a botched space... more
Astronomers Discover Twenty New Saturnian Moons and You Can Help Name Them  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii have found 20 new moons orbiting Saturn. The discovery brings the total number of known Saturnian moons... more
Closed water loop  ESA · 1 week
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A closed-loop toilet system demonstrates space technology at ESA Open Day in the Netherlands more
NASA small satellites can aid hurricane forecasts with GPS  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Eight briefcase-size satellites flying in a row may be key to improving forecasts of a hurricane's wind speed—detecting whether it will make landfall as a Category 1 or a Category... more
Controlling robots across oceans and space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This Autumn is seeing a number of experiments controlling robots from afar, with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano directing a robot in The Netherlands and engineers in Germany controlling a rover in Canada. more
How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto's failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Transportation researchers looked into why the docked bike-share program Pronto failed while dockless bike sharing has been so successful. more
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