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NASA lunar orbiter now supporting commercial and international missions  SPACE NEWS · 8 seconds
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is... more
NASA's InSight Lander 'Hears' Wind on Mars  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
Humans can now hear the haunting, low rumble of wind on Mars for the first time, after NASA's InSight lander captured vibrations from the breeze on the Red Planet. more
CRS-16 Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
Three days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station’s Harmony... more
Australia Leads Project to Revolutionize Astronomy  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
Australian scientists will lead the design phase of a multimillion-dollar project for a new system on one of the world's most powerful ground-based optical... more
InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever... more
Last-Minute Glitch Delays US Spy Satellite Launch  SPACE.COM · 22 hours
The launch of a clandestine new U.S. satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office was delayed by a last-minute glitch less than 8 seconds before its planned liftoff late Saturday (Dec. 8). more
The World's Tallest Rockets: How They Stack Up  SPACE.COM · 23 hours
From the mighty Saturn 5 to NASA's new Space Launch System, see how the biggest rockets on Earth compare. more
Op-ed | IoT smallsats: Ready for launch?  SPACE NEWS · 23 hours
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to... more
Secrets from the Far Side of the Moon  SPACE.COM · 23 hours
Often referred to as the dark side of the moon, it's about time we went back — according to NASA's lunar astronauts and planetary scientists. more
SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. more
Honda, CalTech and NASA's JPL might have a real alternative to Li-ion batteries - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
The new battery chemistry is based on fluoride and would have greater energy density while being less environmentally... more
SpaceX Dragon Delivers Cargo (and Christmas Treats) to Space Station  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship made a special delivery at the International Space Station Saturday (Dec. 8) just in time for the holidays. more
China Launches 1st Mission to Land on Far Side of the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center Dec. 7, kicking off the first-ever surface mission to the moon's far side. more
SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station  CBC · 2 days
A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a... more
Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of... more
Kepler Space Telescope: The Original Exoplanet Hunter  SPACE.COM · 3 days
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope was revolutionary space telescope dedicated to finding planets outside our solar system. more
China launches pioneering mission to far side of moon  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Rising space power China has launched a ground-breaking mission to land an unmanned spacecraft on the far side of the moon more
Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander  TechCrunch · 3 days
The InSight Mars lander accomplished a perfect landing last week on the Elysium Planitia region of the planet, where it is hard... more
Culberson optimistic about 2019 spending bill and Europa mission funding  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
With a two-week extension of the stopgap spending bill funding much of the federal government enacted,... more
NASA's Mars InSight flexes its arm  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters), the arm will be used to pick up science instruments... more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
NASA InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. more
China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
China launched a rover early Saturday destined to land on the far side of the moon, a global first that would boost Beijing's ambitions to become... more
InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about... more
InSight Lander Flexes Its Arm  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters),... more
Ariane 6 on the Way to Flight  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
This has been an intense year for Ariane 6 development, with progress boosted across Europe: plants are manufacturing new parts using novel... more
Anniversary Pic Celebrates Astronauts Fixing Hubble's Vision 25 Years Ago  SPACE.COM · 3 days
NASA released a stunning new comparison photo to celebrate the anniversary of the first astronaut mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope's blurry vision, 25 years ago. more
Cutting the cord: Which cable TV alternatives make the grade  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When the average cost of a cable or satellite bill is $85 to $100 a month, is it any wonder that so many are cutting the cord? more
China Launches 1st Mission to Land on the Far Side of the Moon  SPACE.COM · 3 days
China's robotic Chang'e 4 spacecraft launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center this afternoon (Dec. 7), kicking off the first-ever surface mission to the... more
Here's the Truth Behind a NASA Document on Aliens Visiting Earth  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth “is not accurately represented” in a viral Fox News article. more
Chinese spacecraft launches for historic landing on far side of the moon  CBC · 3 days
China prepares to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its... more
Learning from lunar lights  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every few hours observing the moon, ESA's 'NELIOTA' project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and striking our unprotected rocky neighbour at vast speed. Based at the Kryoneri... more
Chinese spacecraft launches for historic landing on dark side of the moon  CBC · 3 days
China prepares to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its... more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
NASA's Mars InSight flexes its arm  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. more
Secretive Astra Space Suborbital Launch Fails  SPACE.COM · 3 days
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the Federal Aviation Administration has revealed. more
Rocket Lab to Launch 10 Cubesats for NASA Next Week  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Rocket Lab is set to launch its first mission for NASA next week, just a month after acing its first commercial flight. more
NASA's InSight Lander on Mars Just Snapped Awesome New Views of Its Home  SPACE.COM · 3 days
NASA's Mars InSight lander is starting to settle in at its new home and prepare for its scientific work — and the... more
Learning from lunar lights  ESA · 3 days
Every few hours observing the Moon, ESA’s ‘NELIOTA’ project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and... more
Greenland ice loss quickening  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster. more
Earth's magnetic poles could start to flip. What happens then?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As Earth's magnetic shield fails, so do its satellites. First, our communications satellites in the highest orbits go down. Next, astronauts in low-Earth orbit can no longer phone... more
China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon's far side  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as... more
China prepares mission to land spacecraft on moon's far side  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Rising space power China is preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission to soft-land an unmanned spacecraft on the far side of the moon more
BepiColombo Now Firing on All Cylinders  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo... more
Kepler Telescope Captures First Moments of a Star's Death  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA's Kepler space telescope captured the light of a stellar explosion that occurred about 170 million years ago. more
Astra Space suborbital launch fails  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A test flight in Alaska of a small launch vehicle by a stealthy startup company ended in failure in late November, the FAA has revealed. SpaceNews.com more
China will take historic road trip to the far side of the moon - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The Chinese space agency has been relatively mum about its plans, but indications are the Chang'e-4 lander and... more
Inmarsat books Japanese H3 rocket’s first commercial launch  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
British satellite operator Inmarsat announced Dec. 5 it will be the first commercial customer of the next-generation H3 rocket from... more
Wintertime Arctic sea ice growth slows long-term decline  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down the decline of the Arctic sea ice cover. more
Pandora’s Podcast Genome Project goes live for all  TechCrunch · 4 days
Last month, Pandora announced it would soon be bringing its “Genome” technology to a new space outside of music: it would leverage a similar classification system to make podcast recommendations, too. Initially,... more
'Last Man on the Moon' Filmmakers Team to Tell First Man's Story in 'Armstrong'  SPACE.COM · 4 days
"Aviator, astronaut, husband, father, reluctant hero" — that is how a new film-length documentary describes its title subject, the first... more
Greenland ice loss quickening  ESA · 4 days
Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster. more
ESA expands climate dataset portfolio  ESA · 4 days
ESA has added nine new projects to its flagship climate initiative as part of ongoing efforts to systematically observe and collect data in support of the... more
Space weather 'piggyback'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The first ESA-funded space weather monitoring instrument was launched on 4 December 2018, hitching a ride on South Korea's new geostationary satellite, GEO-KOMPSAT-2A – the Geostationary Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-2A. more
Can space help us understand our cells?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Do astronauts' brains get bigger in space? The answer may be found in 10 small containers of human brain cells on board a SpaceX spacecraft that is scheduled for blast off Dec. 5 for... more
Blast off for first UK-led experiment on the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
UK-led research is taking place on the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, following a successful launch from Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral... more
On This Day in Space! Dec. 6, 1998: International Space Station Assembly Begins  SPACE.COM · 4 days
On Dec. 6, 1998, astronauts on the space shuttle Endeavourofficially began the construction of the International Space Station. See how it happened... more
Space weather 'piggyback'  ESA · 4 days
Operations image of the week: An ESA-funded instrument is now in orbit on a South Korean satellite, helping boost Europe’s space weather information network more
Ariane 5 Delivers GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A Satellites into Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A satellites into their planned orbits. Liftoff... more
Tissue chips rocket to International Space Station  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have recently sent tissue chips, a research technology that reflects the human body, into space. On Dec. 4, the first set of NIH-funded tissue chips that model aspects of the human immune system... more
Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake. more
SpaceX sends a Dragon to orbit, but makes unplanned 'water landing' - CNET  CNET · 5 days
A Falcon 9 rocket didn't come down quite where it was supposed to after sending supplies to the International Space Station. more
SpaceX launches cargo, but fails to land rocket  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off its unmanned Dragon cargo ship, loaded with supplies, science experiments and food for the astronauts living at the International Space Station but failed to successfully land its... more
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