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The shape of European space technology to come  ESA · 1 hour
The space sector is in the midst of unprecedented change. Ahead of this month’s Space19+ Ministerial Council, where Europe’s space... more
Challenging spacewalks for Luca  ESA · 2 hours
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
Challenging EVA's for Luca  ESA · 2 hours
Video: 00:03:40 On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he... more
New solar power generator to be deployed to space station  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
A new solar power generator prototype developed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and research teams in the United States, will be deployed on the first 2020... more
NASA finds heavy rainfall along Central Philippine Coast from Tropical Depression Kalmaegi  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Tropical Depression Kalmaegi continues moving west through the Philippine Sea and toward a landfall in the east central Philippines. NASA provided forecasters with an... more
NASA's Terra satellite sees fire and smoke from devastating bushfires in Australia  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The state of New South Wales (NSW) in south eastern Australia is continuing to experience devastating bushfires due to the dry tinder-like atmosphere in... more
China tests Mars lander in international cooperation push  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
China invited observers to a successful test Thursday of its Mars lander as the country pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. more
Senate committee approves NASA authorization bill  SPACE NEWS · 7 hours
The Senate Commerce Committee approved Nov. 13 a NASA authorization bill introduced a week earlier to extend the life of the International Space Station... more
Mysteries behind interstellar buckyballs finally answered  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called "buckyballs"—complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure—throughout interstellar space. Now, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation... more
A virtual reality camera captures life and science aboard the space station  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
With only minutes until sunrise aboard the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Nick Hague rushed to shut off the lights in the Japanese Experiment... more
New study proposes light signature for detecting black hole mergers  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Gravitational wave detectors are finding black hole mergers in the universe at the rate of one per week. If these mergers occur in empty space, researchers cannot see... more
NASA provides an infrared analysis of Tropical Storm Fengshen  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Tropical Storm Fengshen continued to strengthen in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead. Infrared imagery from an instrument aboard Terra revealed very high, powerful storms with... more
Pinpointing nitrogen oxide emissions from space  Science Magazine · 16 hours
Satellite observations of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) provide valuable information on the location and strength of NOx emissions, but spatial resolution is limited by horizontal transport and smearing of temporal averages due to changing wind fields. In... more
Op-ed | Launching commercial space industry takes team effort  SPACE NEWS · 18 hours
The former chairman of the House aviation subcommittee and adviser to United Launch Alliance argues that all commercial... more
Behind the scenes – space-age physics  ESA · 20 hours
Quietly and steadily, fundamental science for better materials on Earth runs on the International Space Station. While European commander Luca Parmitano is busy preparing... more
ESA's Mars orbiters did not see latest Curiosity methane burst  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
In June, NASA's Curiosity rover reported the highest burst of methane recorded yet, but neither ESA's Mars Express nor the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter recorded any signs of... more
Astrophysicist discovers numerous multiple star systems with exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Is Earth the only habitable planet in the universe or are there more worlds somewhere out there that are capable of supporting life? And if there are, what might they look like?... more
Who controls whom: Algae or sea anemone?  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Bleached anemones—those lacking symbiotic algae—do not move toward light, a behavior exhibited by healthy, symbiotic anemones. Published in Coral Reefs, this finding from Carnegie's Shawna Foo, Arthur Grossman, and Ken Caldeira, along with Lauren... more
NASA's Mars 2020 will hunt for microscopic fossils  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Scientists with NASA's Mars 2020 rover have discovered what may be one of the best places to look for signs of ancient life in Jezero Crater, where the rover will land on... more
Image: Aircraft nose dome assessed in ESA Hertz chamber  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
ESA test facilities can test more than just space hardware: here, the 2.0m-diameter nose of an Airbus A340 aircraft is seen in ESA's Hertz chamber, undergoing radio-frequency testing. more
Watch live: first #SpacewalkForAMS  ESA · 23 hours
Tune in to ESA Web TV from 12:50 CET (11:50 GMT) this Friday 15 November to watch ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano become the first European to lead a... more
TESS Finds Hot Neptune-Like Exoplanet around Sun-Like Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 23 hours
A short-period, hot Neptune-like planet has been discovered orbiting a Sun-like star called TOI-132, thanks to data gathered by NASA’s... more
NASA warns budget uncertainty could slow exploration programs  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A NASA official warned that extended delays in finalizing a fiscal year 2020 budget for the agency could have implications... more
Key methane measurements at Mars  ESA · 1 day
Image: This graphic summarises significant measurement attempts of methane at Mars. Reports of methane have been made by Earth-based telescopes, ESA’s Mars Express from orbit around... more
Space Talks 2019: bringing space to you  ESA · 1 day
The second series of European Space Talks concluded on 31 October, in a campaign that gave thousands of people, whether enthusiasts or... more
NASA renames faraway ice world after Nazi-link backlash (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, has been renamed Arrokoth, or "sky" in the Native American Powhatan language, following a backlash over the previous name's... more
High Definition Earth-Viewing payload reaches end-of-life on station, surpassing life expectancy  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The International Space Station's High Definition Earth-Viewing (HDEV) payload officially reached end-of-life Aug. 22, 2019, after delivering live Earth views to more than 318 million viewers... more
Astronauts to test drive a lunar robot from the space station  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Astronauts could one day remotely control Moon and Mars rovers from orbit. An upcoming test aboard the International Space Station could help make this a possibility.... more
Japan spacecraft starts yearlong journey home from asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft departed from a distant asteroid on Wednesday, starting its yearlong journey home after successfully completing its mission to bring back soil samples and data that could provide clues to... more
Aircraft nose job assessed in Hertz chamber  ESA · 1 day
Image: ESA test facilities can test more than just space hardware: here, the 2.0m-diameter nose of an Airbus A340 aircraft is seen... more
NASA finds heavy rain in Tropical Storm Fengshen  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided a look at the rainfall occurring within the newly developed Tropical Storm Fengshen. more
NASA renames faraway ice world 'Arrokoth' after backlash  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ultima Thule, the farthest cosmic body ever visited by a spacecraft, has been officially renamed Arrokoth, or "sky" in the Native American Powhatan and Algonquian languages, following a significant backlash over the... more
New Martian Mystery: Oxygen  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument onboard NASA’s Curiosity rover has measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly above the surface of... more
With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly... more
EU must boost spending in space or be squeezed out: experts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The EU needs to boost space funding and improve its strategy to compete with military superpowers and smaller upstarts, a panel of experts told MEPs on... more
UAE's first astronaut urges climate protection on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Wearing a blue space suit with a UAE flag on one sleeve and a spaceship on the other, the first Emirati astronaut said Tuesday his mission highlighted a crucial issue—climate change. more
Thermonuclear Explosion in Sagittarius Constellation Is One of the Brightest Ever Recorded  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
NASA astronomers have detected one of the brightest explosions of X-ray energy ever seen, and they think it came from a greedy neutron star... more
With Mars methane mystery unsolved, Curiosity serves scientists a new one: Oxygen  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
For the first time in the history of space exploration, scientists have measured the seasonal changes in the gases that fill the air directly... more
WFIRST passes preliminary design review  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A NASA space telescope recently completed a major review and is making good progress, project officials say, despite uncertainty about its funding. SpaceNews.com more
Hubble Captures a Dozen Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at... more
LHCf gears up to probe birth of cosmic-ray showers  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cosmic rays are particles from outer space, typically protons, travelling at almost the speed of light. When the most energetic of these particles strike the atmosphere of our planet, they... more
Image: Hubble touts a team of stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Within a galaxy hosting around 300 billion stars, here the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a mere handful or two—just about enough to form a single football team. These stellar "teammates" play under... more
DNA is only one among millions of possible genetic molecules  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Biology encodes information in DNA and RNA, complex molecules finely tuned to their functions. Although, other nucleic acid-like polymers are known, yet much remains unknown regarding possible alternatives... more
Astronomers investigate a curious case of a supernova connected with gamma-ray burst  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Using a set of space and ground-based telescopes, an international team of astronomers has conducted a detailed study of the supernova SN 2017htp associated... more
Our Universe is Curved, Suggests New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
The current model of the Universe needs to be revised, according to a new analysis of Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropy data.... more
How to see stars and tackle light pollution in your own backyard  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The dark skies of the great outdoors help people to see the wonders of space, either with the naked eye or using telescopes. That's... more
NICER Catches Record-setting X-ray Burst  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays at about 10:04 p.m. EDT on Aug.... more
Syngene signs sponsorship deal with Tufts Launchpad | BioLabs to drive biomedical research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Syngene, a world-leading manufacturer of image analysis solutions, is pleased to announce it has entered a sponsorship agreement with Tufts Launchpad |... more
Call for media to Seville  ESA · 3 days
Press Release N° 20–2019 The ESA Council at Ministerial Level, Space 19+ -  www.esa.int/space19plus, will take place at FIBES in Seville, Spain, on 27 and 28 November 2019.  more
Hubble Observes Hidden Depths of NGC 772  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of a spiral galaxy called NGC 772. NGC 772 resides approximately... more
Ten Suns for 10 years  ESA · 3 days
Image: Last week marked a milestone for ESA’s Proba-2 satellite: 10 years of operation in orbit around the Earth. Since its launch on 2 November 2009,... more
Stand-up scientists use comedy to reach beyond the ivory tower  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
By day, Kasha Patel works at NASA writing content for its website, but she spends her nights communicating scientific discovery through an altogether different medium: stand-up comedy. more
NASA unveils its first electric airplane - a work in progress  REUTERS · 5 days
NASA, most prominent for its many Florida-launched exploits into space, showcased an early version... more
Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Voyager 1 has a companion in the realm of the stars. Researchers at the University of Iowa report that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the... more
NASA instrument to probe planet clouds on European mission  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of hundreds of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun, or exoplanets, for the first time. more
MoS2 pixel arrays for real-time photoluminescence imaging of redox molecules  Science Magazine · 6 days
Measuring the behavior of redox-active molecules in space and time is crucial for understanding chemical and biological systems and for developing new technologies. Optical schemes are noninvasive and... more
NASA sees Nakri strengthen into a Typhoon  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Former Tropical Storm Nakri strengthened into a Typhoon in the South China Sea on Nov. 8. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the region and found Nakri appeared more circular and more organized. more
NASA finds a stronger Matmo headed for landfall  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Matmo strengthened from a tropical storm to a storm with hurricane-force in the overnight hours of Nov. 7. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal, Northern Indian Ocean and... more
Bushfires on east coast of Australia out of control  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An unprecedented number of bushfires have erupted on the east coast of Australia due to hot, dry, windy weather. Smoke billows from the scores of bushfires on Australia east coast... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds a weaker, transitioning Tropical Storm Halong  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Halong continued to weaken and is transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the less organized storm. more
NASA's Mars 2020 heads into the test chamber  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In this time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 9, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, bunny-suited engineers move the Mars 2020 rover from a high bay in the Spacecraft Simulator... more
Astronomers observe a 'sunburst' from the early universe - in 12 copies  nanowerk · 6 days
With the powerful eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers observed straight into the bright and hot heart of a... more
NICER Detects Thermonuclear Burst from X-Ray Pulsar  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has detected an extremely energetic explosion called a Type I X-ray burst from SAX J1808.4-3658,... more
Astronaut preparing for ISS mission with reduced crew  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
A NASA astronaut flying to the International Space Station next spring could be the only American on the station for... more
How we heat-proofed ESA’s Mercury mission  ESA · 6 days
The BepiColombo mission to Mercury, closest planet to the Sun is currently millions of kilometres from Earth in deep space, more than a year... more
Earth from Space: Holbox Island  ESA · 6 days
Video: 00:02:41 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Holbox Island, off the Quintana Roo coast... more
Study: Actually, potted plants don't improve indoor air quality  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Plants can help spruce up a home or office space, but claims about their ability to improve the air quality are vastly overstated, according to new research. A closer look... more
NICER catches record-setting X-ray burst  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on the International Space Station detected a sudden spike of X-rays at about 10:04 p.m. EDT on Aug. 20. The burst was caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the... more
NASA observes Tropical Storm Matmo in North Central Bay of Bengal  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal, Northern Indian Ocean and found that Tropical Storm Matmo was positioned in the center of that... more
Defense intelligence chief paints bleak picture of the space battlefield  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
DoD wants to increase awareness of the threats the nation faces in space but classification is... more
FOMS reports high-quality ZBLAN production on ISS  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Fiber Optic Manufacturing in Space (FOMS) Inc. presented the results Nov. 7 of its successful campaign to produce optical fiber on the... more
Hubble captures a dozen Sunburst Arc doppelgangers  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. This unique sight, created by... more
Engineering spin-orbit synthetic Hamiltonians in liquid-crystal optical cavities  Science Magazine · 7 days
Spin-orbit interactions lead to distinctive functionalities in photonic systems. They exploit the analogy between the quantum mechanical description of a complex electronic spin-orbit system and synthetic Hamiltonians derived for the propagation of... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Tropical Storm Nakri affecting Kalayaan  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Nakri and captured a visible image of the storm in the South China Sea. Although the bulk of the storm was not over any... more
NASA satellite imagery finds Typhoon Halong resembles a boxing glove  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Typhoon Halong has packed quite a punch and imagery from NASA's Terra satellite found that the storm resembled a boxing glove. more
Mycotoxin detection by graphene field-effect transistor  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The struggle for living space concerns not only people and animals but can refer also to molds. When mold (fungi) contaminated the food in case of bad environment for its development it states to produce second... more
Astronomers to Search for Alien Signals from TESS Exoplanets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Extrasolar planets discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be scanned for ‘technosignatures’ — indicators of... more
Ursa raises $15 million in Series B funding round  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
Ursa Space Systems, a geospatial analytics company that specializes in the application of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data,... more
Earth images in vogue  ESA · 7 days
Image: Images of Earth from space meet fashion this week as Vogue magazine features the ‘Fragility and Beauty’ exhibition in Milan, Italy. Through several satellite images, the Italian... more
White House warns Congress about Artemis funding  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The White House warned Congress in a recent letter that without funding increases for its exploration programs, NASA won’t be able to... more
NASA opens sealed Apollo sample ahead of Artemis missions  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
NASA scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17, marking the first time in more than 40 years a pristine sample... more
How space helps seriously ill patients in air ambulances  ESA · 1 week
Medical emergencies are set to be better managed thanks to air ambulances being equipped with space-enabled technology.Air Ambulance... more
A third of California methane traced to a few super-emitters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA scientists are helping California create a detailed, statewide inventory of methane point sources—highly concentrated methane releases from single sources—using a specialized airborne sensor. The new data, published... more
Air Force leaders seek to “flip the switch” on innovation  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Over two days, the U.S. Air Force awarded $22.5 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)... more
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