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Transparency key to the future of space traffic management  SPACE NEWS · 2 minutes
It is possible to build improved space traffic management approaches to ensure safe operations in space, a panel... more
Hawkeye 360 taps UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory to build 12 more satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
HawkEye 360 has selected the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Space Flight Laboratory to build its next generation of satellites to fly... more
House stopgap funding bill includes no extra NASA funding  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
A House version of a stopgap spending bill does not include any special provisions for NASA, which threatens... more
SpaceNews turns 30  SPACE NEWS · 4 hours
On Sept. 18, 1989, SpaceNews published the first of four monthly preview issues to test the waters for a trade publication focused exclusively on space. Thirty years later, we’re still here covering... more
U.S. builds alliances in 'wild, wild west' of space: general  REUTERS · 6 hours
The new U.S. Space Command is working with allies in the “wild, wild west” of space... more
NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. more
NASA-NOAA satellite provides forecasters a view of tropical storm Jerry's structure  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Tropical Storm Jerry is the latest in a line of tropical cyclones to develop in the North Atlantic Ocean this season. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed... more
NASA infrared data shows heavy rain potential along gulf from Imelda  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
One of the ways NASA researches tropical cyclones is using infrared data that provides temperature information. The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a look... more
NASA-NOAA satellite studies tropical storm Kiko's center  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Hurricane Kiko weakened to a tropical storm, but imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed that the storm has maintained strength in the circular area of powerful storms around the low-level center. more
NASA sees heavy rainfall occurring in strengthening Tropical Storm Mario  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
When the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean, it flew over the eastern side of Tropical Storm Mario and measured... more
Xenesis to test optical terminal on Bartolomeo platform  SPACE NEWS · 8 hours
Xenesis, a laser communications startup, plans to conduct a space-based demonstration of its Xen-Hub Optical Communications terminal in 2021 on Bartolomeo,... more
Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth's poles, and... more
Geophysicists challenge conventional view of the cause of porosity in weathered rock  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
New research published today in the journal Science Advances challenges the conventional view of how a vital and life-sustaining feature of weathered rock is... more
Learning to read boosts the visual brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
How does learning to read change our brain? Does reading take up brain space dedicated to seeing objects such as faces, tools or houses? In a functional brain imaging study, a research team compared... more
Dust from a giant asteroid crash caused an ancient ice age  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
About 466 million years ago, long before the age of the dinosaurs, the Earth froze. The seas began to ice over at the Earth's poles, and... more
Laser prototype for space-based gravitational wave detector  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Researchers have announced a prototype for a laser at the heart of the first space-based gravitational wave observatory, known as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. more
AIDA collaboration highlights case for planetary defence  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Surprising results from recent asteroid missions have highlighted the importance of testing planetary defence strategies in space, according to scientists participating in the joint ESA/NASA Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) collaboration. The unexpectedly... more
Laser prototype for space-based gravitational wave detector  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Researchers have announced a prototype for a laser at the heart of the first space-based gravitational wave observatory, known as the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission. The team's new laser nearly meets the... more
NASA's wide view of major hurricane Humberto's massive Atlantic 'tail'  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
NASA's Aqua satellite is one in a fleet of NASA satellites that provide data for research. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of Major Hurricane Humberto and... more
Russia to give cosmonauts guns to fend off animals on landing  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Russia is testing a gun that returning cosmonauts could use to fend off wild animals when landing in remote areas, the head of the Russian space... more
New coalition seeks to improve space safety  SPACE NEWS · 16 hours
A group of satellite operators and other organizations have banded together to endorse a set of best practices intended to improve space... more
Asteroid orus occultation observed for the first time ever by eVscope  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
On September 7, 2019, a Unistellar team flew to Oman and successfully used the eVscope to observe an occultation of the asteroid Orus for the first... more
NASA's Terra Satellite sees the birth of Tropical Storm Imelda  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the western Gulf of Mexico during the early afternoon of Sept. 17 and captured a visible image of the newly formed Tropical Depression... more
Hundreds of sea turtle nests lost after Hurricane Dorian: 'It could have been worse'  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Strong tropical winds and high tides associated with Hurricane Dorian unearthed hundreds of sea turtle nests on beaches along the... more
Gateway development remains on track  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
With one module under contract and a second soon to be formally awarded, NASA says development of the lunar Gateway, a key element of its Artemis... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches Hurricane Kiko at night  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Hurricane Kiko continued to track west through the Eastern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and provided a view of the storm. Satellite imagery revealed an elongated shape, which indicated wind... more
NASA satellite provides a view of a large hurricane Humberto  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
NASA's Terra Satellite provided a visible image of Hurricane Humberto when it was off the coast of the Carolinas and slowly moving north. The satellite image revealed that... more
Hello, world! A new approach for physics in de Sitter space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For decades, physicists have been attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, with gravity, the physics of the very large. While many... more
Hello, world! A new approach for physics in de sitter space  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
For decades, physicists have been attempting to reconcile quantum mechanics, the physics of the very small, with gravity, the physics of the very large. While many... more
Lunar lander failures offer a warning to commercial missions  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The apparent failure of an Indian spacecraft to land on the moon this month is providing a reminder... more
'Space data' conference  ESA · 2 days
Twice a year since 1982, space agencies around the world have met to develop standards for space communication & data systems. Find out more about the CCSDS 2019 meeting in... more
ISS National Lab work continues amid NASA review  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
An independent review of the nonprofit organization that operates the portion of the International Space Station designated a national lab... more
Airbus subsidiary UP42 unveils data, analytics platform  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary UP42 unveiled Sept. 17 a commercial data and analytics platform that offers access to satellite imagery, other... more
NASA finds Tropical Depression Peipah dissipating  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the northwestern Pacific Ocean and provided a final view of Tropical Depression Peipah. more
Brad Pitt talks weightlessness and calluses on phone call to ISS  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When Brad Pitt called the International Space Station (ISS) Monday to talk to American astronaut Nick Hague, the conversation turned to the unexpected consequences of weightless... more
NASA finds Humberto strengthening off the Florida Coast  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
NASA's Aqua Satellite provided a visible image of Tropical Storm Humberto as it was strengthening off the Florida coast on Sept. 15. Humberto became a hurricane late in the day. more
NASA finds Kiko weakening in the Eastern Pacific  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with infrared data and cloud top temperature information on Hurricane Kiko. Wind shear was affecting the storm and had closed the eye. more
Space Station science: learning from Luca  ESA · 3 days
There is plenty of science on the boil at the International Space Station – including an experiment literally designed to expand our knowledge of... more
Using smart sensor technology in building design  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In today's world, spaces with motion and temperature 'smart sensors' are common and generally improve our overall well-being. However, research indicated that while the information and technology exists to assist architects in designing structures... more
Researchers study young stellar objects population in NGC 6822  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Using NASA's Spitzer spacecraft, astronomers have conducted a comprehensive study of massive young stellar objects (YSOs) in the metal-poor galaxy NGC 6822. The research, detailed in a paper published September... more
Dusty vacuums may be astronauts' biggest health risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Human lungs have proven to be remarkably adaptable to life in space, but dust may their biggest challenge, even greater than the lack of gravity, according to a leading aerospace medicine expert,... more
SOFIA in Stuttgart: First scientific research flight over Europe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On 16 September 2019 at 04:14 CEST, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is expected to land at Stuttgart Airport. The airborne observatory is a joint project by the... more
NASA funds CubeSat Pathfinder mission to unique lunar orbit  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The pathfinder mission represents a rapid lunar flight demonstration and could launch as early as December 2020. CAPSTONE will demonstrate how to enter into and operate in this orbit as... more
First day of camp  ESA · 3 days
This week, 24 app developers are at ESA’s site in Italy for the Space App Camp, where they will be creating mobile applications using satellite data more
Defrosting dunes  ESA · 3 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Bursts of gas from defrosting ice create the dark patches in this martian dune field more
NASA cubesat to test lunar Gateway orbit  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA has awarded a contract to a small business for the development of a cubesat designed to demonstrate the use of the... more
EU agency starts space sustainability initiative  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The European Union’s equivalent of a foreign ministry is starting a new effort to promote the need for sustainable space operations, but that effort... more
Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. more
Graphene Detector Can Revolutionize Space Telescopes  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated a detector made from graphene that could revolutionize the sensors used in next-generation space telescopes. The... more
Space insurance rates increasing as insurers review their place in the market  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A space insurance executive confirmed Sept. 11 that a spate of recent claims is increasing rates and leading some insurers to reconsider their place... more
NASA-NOAA satellite's night-time look at Tropical Storm Kiko  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean in the early hours of Sept. 12 and grabbed a nighttime look at Tropical Storm Kiko. more
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP tracks fire and smoke from two continents  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Wherever fires are burning around the world NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite's Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) can track the smoke and aerosols. On Sept. 13, 2019, data... more
Op-ed | The U.S. Space Force must be independent but not insular  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The Space Force cannot be insular, aloof, or detached from clear and present security challenges and joint needs in the terrestrial domains. SpaceNews.com more
Scientists developing single photon detector to help search for habitable exoplanets  nanowerk · 6 days
The extremely sensitive detector would allow scientists to see the faintest observable objects in space, such as Earth-like planets around other stars. more
NASA's WFIRST will help uncover the universe's fate  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed "dark energy" makes up about 68% of the total energy content of the cosmos, but so far we don't know much more about it.... more
Thermoelectric Device Generates Light from ‘Darkness of Space’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
A thermoelectric generator device developed by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University harnesses the cold... more
Image: Hubble glimpses faint galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, focuses on an object named UGC 695, which is located 30 million light-years away within the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), also known as the Whale. A bounty of... more
Battery icons shape perceptions of time and space and define user identities  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Research finds battery icons on mobile phones shape how people view time and space, and how battery conservation practices define user identities. more
Explore with AstroGnat  ESA · 6 days
Meet AstroGnat our new crew member! She’s on a voyage of discovery in space and you too can explore this new AstroGnat collection for kids in the ESA Space Shop. more
NASA's Mars 2020 comes full circle  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Engineers took NASA's Mars 2020 for a spin on Aug. 29, 2019. The 2,300-pound (1,040-kilogram) Martian vehicle was rotated clockwise and counterclockwise at about 1 revolution per minute on what is called a spin table in... more
Studying flames in microgravity is helping make combustion on Earth cleaner, and space safer  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Understanding how fire spreads and behaves in space is crucial for the safety of future astronauts and for understanding and... more
Battery icons shape perceptions of time and space and define user identities  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
New research from Cass Business School has found that battery icons on mobile phones shape how people view time and space, and how battery... more
New topological insulator reroutes photonic 'traffic' on the fly  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Topological insulators are a game-changing class of materials; charged particles can flow freely on their edges and route themselves around defects, but can't pass through their interiors. This perfect surface... more
Groundbreaking model to predict degradation of vitamins in spaceflight food  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A team of food scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has developed a groundbreaking, user-friendly mathematical model for NASA to help ensure that astronauts' food remains rich... more
Senate appropriators add $22M for small launch, approve $72M Space Force request  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The $22 million for Tactically Responsive Space Launch was added to the Air Force’s Research, Development, Test and Evaluation account. SpaceNews.com more
This new device generates light from the darkness of space  Science Magazine · 6 days
Thermoelectric generator can power a light-emitting diode after the sun goes down more
Hubble Snaps New Image of Saturn and Its Ring System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to take... more
Innovative model created for NASA to predict vitamin levels in spaceflight food  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Food scientists have developed a groundbreaking, user-friendly mathematical model for NASA to help ensure that astronauts' food remains rich in nutrients during extended missions... more
Innovative model created for NASA to predict vitamin levels in spaceflight food  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of food scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has developed a groundbreaking, user-friendly mathematical model for NASA to help ensure that... more
Saturn's rings shine in Hubble's latest portrait  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth. more
Saturn's rings shine in Hubble's latest portrait  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Saturn is so beautiful that astronomers cannot resist using the Hubble Space Telescope to take yearly snapshots of the ringed world when it is at its closest distance to Earth. These images, however, are... more
Device generates light from the cold night sky  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, generating electricity that powers an LED at night, researchers report. more
First 'overtones' heard in the ringing of a black hole  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When two black holes collide, they merge into one bigger black hole and ring like a struck bell, sending out ripples in space and time called gravitational waves.... more
Researcher calculates optimal trajectories to Mars and Mercury for a spacecraft with electric propulsion  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
RUDN University mathematician has proposed a method for calculating the optimal trajectory of spacecraft with electric propulsion, whose thrust is... more
Thales Alenia Space hedges bet on serially built, reprogrammable small GEOs  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Thales Alenia Space is shedding around 6% of its workforce while rolling out a... more
A new journey into Earth for space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets. ESA's latest training adventure will equip an international crew with skills to... more
Exciting exoplanet  ESA · 7 days
Hubble finds water vapour on habitable-zone exoplanet for the first time, paving the way for future discoveries by the James Webb Space Telescope and the Ariel mission more
Unexpected periodic flares may shed light on black hole accretion  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
ESA's X-ray space telescope XMM-Newton has detected never-before-seen periodic flares of X-ray radiation coming from a distant galaxy that could help explain some enigmatic behaviours of active black... more
NASA Glenn center director to retire  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
A former astronaut who was considered last year for the post of NASA deputy administrator will retire from her current position as director of... more
Finding (microbial) pillars of the bioenergy community  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Stems, leaves, flowers and fruits make up the biggest chunk of potential living space for microbes in the environment, but ecologists still don't know a lot about how the microorganisms that reside there establish... more
Medical students conduct psychiatric interviews in virtual space  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Medical students at Ruhr-Universität Bochum will have the opportunity to conduct psychiatric interviews with avatars in future. more
Astronomers find water vapor on habitable-zone exoplanet for first time  nanowerk · 1 week
With data from the Hubble Space Telescope, water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth with habitable temperatures. more
Russia terminates robot Fedor after space odyssey  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
It's mission over for a robot called Fedor that Russia blasted to the International Space Station, the developers said Wednesday, admitting he could not replace astronauts on space walks. more
Aphid-stressed pines show different secondary organic aerosol formation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Plants emit gases, called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), that enter the atmosphere, where they can interact with other natural and human-made molecules to form secondary organic aerosols (SOAs). These tiny, suspended particles... more
Fulfilling a dream: To study Earth from space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During her childhood in northern Maine, Jessica Meir often stared at the night sky and wondered what it would be like to observe earth from space. more
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