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House introduces NASA authorization bill that emphasizes Mars over moon  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
The leadership of the House Science Committee introduced a NASA authorization bill Jan. 24 that seeks... more
Op-ed | Getting Space Force acquisition right in 2020  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
Getting the Space Force right and creating the first new U.S. armed service in more than half a... more
U.S. Space Force has lifted off, now the journey begins  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
A team of U.S. military and civilian defense officials spent most of 2019 drawing up plans... more
NASA appoints two new center directors  SPACE NEWS · 3 hours
NASA has selected acting directors at two of its field centers to take those positions on a permanent basis. SpaceNews.com more
'Jumping genes' help stabilize DNA folding patterns  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
The DNA molecule inside the nucleus of any human cell is more than six feet long. To fit into such a small space, it must fold into precise loops that also govern how genes... more
Scientists Find Cell-Free Mitochondria in Human Blood  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 hours
Mitochondria are considered as the power-generating units of the cell due to their key role in energy metabolism and intercellular communication. However,... more
NASA's Kepler witnesses vampire star system undergoing super-outburst  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
NASA's Kepler spacecraft was designed to find exoplanets by looking for stars that dim as a planet crosses the star's face. Fortuitously, the same design makes it ideal for spotting other astronomical... more
NASA launches in-depth snow study—first in 30 years  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The last time NASA carried out an in-depth study of winter storms in the heavily populated Northeast, the Berlin Wall had just come down and George H.W. Bush occupied the White House. more
DARPA scraps XS-1 military space plane project after Boeing drops out  LIVE SCIENCE · 13 hours
Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane, a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space. more
Mathematician proposes a new criterion for solving the Boussinesq equations  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
A RUDN University mathematician has proposed a new criterion for solving the Boussinesq equations. These equations describe the nonlinear propagation of waves in certain media, e.g. plasma, a... more
Earth from Space: Deforestation in Bolivia  ESA · 17 hours
Video: 00:03:15 This week's edition of the Earth from Space programme features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 mage over an area in the Santa Cruz Department... more
Two Moon rovers are better than one  ESA · 18 hours
Image: ESA has signed a deal with space engineering company COMEX in France to develop an innovative double-rover architecture for lunar surface... more
NASA prepares to shut down Spitzer Space Telescope  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA will turn off an aging infrared space telescope in a week, citing the complexities of continuing to operate the... more
Space industry group focused on cybersecurity to begin operations in spring 2020  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center, or Space ISAC, will launch an unclassified portal where companies can share and analyze cybersecurity information. SpaceNews.com more
Microchip capability expanded ewith new 3D inductor technology  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Smaller is better when it comes to microchips, researchers said, and by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform, developers can use up to 100 times less chip space.... more
Tethers Unlimited says early results of deorbit hardware test promising  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Hoyt said observations from the U.S. military’s Space Surveillance Network showed the Prox-1 satellite deorbiting more... more
NASA finds wind shear affected new Tropical Cyclone 09S  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Tropical Cyclone 09S formed on Jan. 22 in the Southern Indian Ocean despite being affected by vertical wind shear and one day later, wind shear caused its demise. The end... more
Geochemical Model Reveals Inner Complexity of Enceladus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, erupts a plume that contains gases and frozen sea spray into space. By understanding the composition... more
Wannier90 program becomes community code in major new release  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Wannier functions were first introduced by Gregory Wannier in 1937 as an alternative way of describing the electronic ground state of periodic systems. They were linked to Bloch orbitals, the... more
How NASA's Webb Telescope will continue Spitzer's legacy  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As one window to the universe closes, another will open with an even better view. Some of the same planets, stars and galaxies we first saw through the first window will appear... more
Watch live: final #SpacewalkforAMS  ESA · 1 day
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will exit the International Space Station airlock together for the fourth time Saturday 25 January. It is the ninth... more
Second space data highway satellite set to beam  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests. more
Spacewalks, science and Beyond  ESA · 2 days
Spacewalk season continues on the International Space Station. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan are getting ready to step outside the Quest airlock for their... more
First space-baked cookies took two hours in experimental oven  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. more
Second space data highway satellite set to beam  ESA · 2 days
The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests.Dubbed the... more
OSIRIS-REx completes closest flyover of sample site nightingale  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Preliminary results indicate that NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully executed a 0.4-mile (620-m) flyover of site Nightingale yesterday as part of the mission's Reconnaissance B phase activities. Nightingale, OSIRIS-REx's primary sample collection site,... more
Op-ed | A Space Force needs spaceships  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The U.S. Space Force must acquire responsive, routine, and reliable access to space — starting with launch systems optimize for reaching low... more
Boeing drops out of DARPA Experimental Spaceplane program  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Boeing has decided to no longer continue development of an experimental suborbital spaceplane for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,... more
Firefly, Innovative Space Logistics sign launch agreement • Viasat nabs $90M IDIQ contract  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Dutch launch broker Innovative Space Logistics and Firefly Aerospace signed a launch services agreement for... more
Earth’s Oldest Known Meteorite Impact Structure Identified  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The 70 km- (43.5-mile) diameter Yarrabubba impact structure in Western Australia is approximately 2.23 billion years old, according to new research led... more
Mapping the path of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since 1880, the Earth's temperature has risen by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to continue rising, according to the NASA Global Climate Change website. Scientists are actively seeking to understand this change and its effect... more
Acting NOAA leader stresses importance of public-private partnerships  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
The acting administrator of NOAA says the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in its work across the... more
Call for media: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returns from commanding the Space Station  ESA · 2 days
Press Release N° 28–2020 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is returning to Earth after six months on the International Space Station. He will... more
The riddle of the heavenly bursts  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and... more
NASA sounding rocket observing nitric oxide in polar night  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Aurora, also known as the northern lights, are a sight to behold as they dance across the sky when solar winds collide with the Earth's atmosphere. more
Mathematician simplifies methods for solving equations of magnetic hydrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A mathematician from RUDN University has found a new criterion for the regularity of generalized solutions of the equations of magnetic hydrodynamics for an incompressible fluid in three-dimensional space. The... more
Microbial wipe down  ESA · 3 days
Image: Sometimes doing science is as simple as wiping up. NASA astronaut Jack Fisher is seen here using a wet wipe on the surfaces of the European Cupola module of... more
Astronomers Map Surroundings of Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
As material spirals towards a black hole, it is heated up and emits X-rays that, in turn, echo and reverberate as they... more
EU to invest 200 million euros into space industry  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The European Union will provide 200 million euros ($222 million) to support Europe’s space industry, in the form... more
Shape the future of European biology research in space  ESA · 3 days
What biology research would you conduct on the International Space Station? As the world celebrates 20 years of... more
Solar Orbiter launch  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of an Atlas V 411 launching Solar Orbiter into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its mission is to perform... more
Solar Orbiter solar array deployment  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch and separation, with its solar arrays deployed. The instrument boom and antennas have not been deployed at this... more
Solar Orbiter antenna deployment  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch, with solar arrays and antennas deployed. Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its... more
Solar Orbiter separation  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following separation from the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas V 411 rocket launching the mission into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Solar Orbiter launch - fairing separation  ESA · 3 days
Image: Artist's impression of the fairing encapsulating Solar Orbiter being released following launch on an Atlas V 411.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Capella unveils radar satellite design  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Capella Space unveiled the new design Jan. 21 for its Whitney constellation of seven synthetic aperture radar satellites scheduled to launch in 2020. SpaceNews.com more
Space Development Agency to start building its first constellation of surveillance satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.” SpaceNews.com more
EU announces funding for Ariane 6 and other space-tech  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The European Union on Tuesday announced 200 million euros ($222 million) of funding for the Ariane 6 rocket launcher and for small and medium-sized space technology companies. more
How fruit flies flock together in orderly clusters  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Opposing desires to congregate and maintain some personal space drive fruit flies to form orderly clusters, according to a new study. more
How fruit flies flock together in orderly clusters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Opposing desires to congregate and maintain some personal space drive fruit flies to form orderly clusters, according to a study published today in eLife. more
Budget battle hampers EU in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Space is becoming increasingly militarised and European satellites are under-protected, experts warned Tuesday, voicing dismay at cuts proposed in the EU's draft budget. more
Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Florida  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville,... more
Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Floria  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville,... more
Scanning Raman picoscopy: A new methodology for determining molecular chemical structure  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Precise determination of the chemical structure of a molecule is of vital importance to any molecular related field and is the key to a deep understanding... more
Source position and duration of a solar type III radio burst observed by LOFAR  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Type III solar radio bursts are generated by non-thermal electron beams propagating through the solar corona and interplanetary space. In... more
Astronomers use 'cosmic echolocation' to map black hole surroundings  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space—and now astronomers have used the echoes of this radiation to map the dynamic behavior and surroundings of a black... more
Work advances on space sustainability rating  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to have an initial... more
NASA Taps Snowstorm-Chasing Team To Improve Forecasting  NPR · 4 days
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Lynn McMurdie, a University of Washington professor and principal investigator for IMPACTS, NASA's new project to more accurately predict snowstorms. more
Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall. more
XMM-Newton maps black hole surroundings  ESA · 4 days
Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has used the reverberating... more
The dynamic behaviour of a black hole corona  ESA · 4 days
Image: These illustrations show the surroundings of a black hole feeding on ambient gas as mapped using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray... more
U.S., China set for spring Civil Space Dialogue on exploration, science  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
HELSINKI — U.S. and Chinese officials are working towards meeting for a bilateral Civil... more
Spacewalking astronauts wrapping up battery improvements  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pair of spacewalking astronauts tackled one last round of battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday. more
Modern face of Homo antecessor may have had insufficient room for wisdom teeth  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A study led by the University of Bordeaux and the Dental Anthropology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución... more
Hubble Views Face-On Barred Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a beautiful spiral galaxy called NGC 1022. NGC 1022 was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William... more
SpaceX in 'perfect' test of Crew Dragon emergency abort system  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
SpaceX successfully tested its emergency abort system on an unmanned spacecraft moments after launch Sunday, according to a live broadcast of the event, the last major test before... more
NASA considering extended Crew Dragon test flight to ISS  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA will decide in the coming weeks whether to extend a crewed SpaceX test flight to the International... more
SpaceX says 'picture perfect' test paves way for human mission  REUTERS · 5 days
Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a... more
Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Iran said Sunday that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating. more
SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test  REUTERS · 5 days
Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a... more
SpaceX performs in-flight abort test of Crew Dragon spacecraft  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
SpaceX successfully tested the abort system of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, one of the final milestones before the... more
SpaceX capsule splashes down after rocket failure test  REUTERS · 5 days
Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a dramatic emergency landing on Sunday to test a key abort system on an unmanned astronaut... more
Stars Need a Partner to Spin Universe’s Brightest Explosions  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
When it comes to the biggest and brightest explosions seen in the Universe, University of Warwick astronomers have... more
U.S. Space Force nameplates introduced for camouflage uniforms  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The U.S. Space Force revealed the nameplates that airmen who are assigned to the Space Force will wear over their... more
U.S. Space Force nameplates introduced for airmen battle uniforms  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The U.S. Space Force revealed the nameplates that airmen who are assigned to the Space Force will wear... more
SpaceX to test Crew Dragon launch abort system  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA and SpaceX are ready to perform a test of the launch abort system of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft... more
When and how self-cleaning of superhydrophobic surfaces works  Science Magazine · 1 week
Despite the enormous interest in superhydrophobicity for self-cleaning, a clear picture of contaminant removal is missing, in particular, on a single-particle level. Here, we monitor the removal of individual contaminant particles on... more
NASA water vapor imagery shows Tino's heavy rain potential over Fiji  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean it gathered water vapor data that provided information about the intensity of Tropical Cyclone Tino. more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of magnetic... more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful... more
Image: Hubble views galaxy from famous catalog  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This bright, somewhat blob-like object—seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope—is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the... more
Earth from Space: Japanese archipelago  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:00:00 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over Japan's four main islands. See also Japanese... more
Arianespace launches Eutelsat, ISRO satellites on first 2020 mission  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications... more
U.S. Space Force begins to organize Pentagon staff and field operations  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
In an exclusive interview, Gen. John Raymond, the first chief of space operations for... more
Luxembourg establishes space industry venture fund  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The government of Luxembourg has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups in the country, a move that will be one... more
Space startups warming to U.S. government as investor, customer  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Space startups are becoming more acquainted with the U.S. government as a customer and an investor, though the... more
NASA catches the dissipation of Tropical Cyclone Claudia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Cyclone Claudia was dissipating in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of storm as it flew overhead in its orbit around the Earth. more
2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
It's the award no one wanted to win: 2019 was the second hottest year on record, government scientists confirmed yesterday (Jan. 15). more
Exploring tiny forces with single molecule force spectroscopy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In terms of space organization, DNA has powers rivaling Marie Kondo. A strand of DNA that is two meters long intricately folds itself into a cell nucleus only 10 microns across. (One... more
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