Solar System
Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program  PHYS.ORG · 17 minutes
A new poll shows Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the... more
What's new on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu in July 2019  Windows Central · 5 hours
Stranger Things Season 3 lands on Netflix on July 4. Veronica Mars, Stranger Things, Orange Is The New Black, Workin' Moms — and a whole... more
Two Potentially Earth-Like Alien Planets Found Around Nearby Star  SPACE.COM · 10 hours
A research team discovered two Earth-like planets in our cosmic backyard, and they reside in the perfect zone for water to form on their presumably rocky surfaces. more
Defaunation precipitates the extinction of evolutionarily distinct interactions in the Anthropocene  Science Magazine · 12 hours
Species on Earth are interconnected with each other through ecological interactions. Defaunation can erode those connections, yet we lack evolutionary predictions about the consequences of losing... more
Ediacaran dinner party featured plenty to eat, adequate sanitation, computer model shows  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Earth's first dinner party wasn't impressive, just a bunch of soft-bodied Ediacaran organisms sunk into sediment on the ocean floor, sharing in scraps of... more
Plate tectonics may have driven 'Cambrian Explosion'  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
Extreme pressure and heat in Earth's mantle simulated  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Unlike flawless gems, fibrous diamonds often contain small saline inclusions. These give hints to scientists about the conditions under which diamonds are formed deep in the Earth's mantle. A research team has... more
Plate tectonics may have driven Cambrian Explosion, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
New Mars crater turns the red planet black and blue - CNET  CNET · 15 hours
A big space rock slammed the red planet, leaving behind a cosmic work of art. more
This Is NASA's Best View Yet (and Closest, Too!) of Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 16 hours
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft inched closer still to an asteroid called Bennu, breaking the record it set previously — but the real reward is the... more
Cyanide-free gold goes into production  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Australia is leading the charge towards greener and safer gold production with an environmentally-superior alternative gold recovery process technology, dispensing with toxic cyanide and mercury currently used in most gold production processes worldwide. more
Cassini Reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex... more
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet  ESA · 17 hours
 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the... more
Troublesome trees: spread of forests contributed to ancient extinction  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Evidence from ancient rocks in north Alabama show the Earth's first forest spread rapidly, likely contributing to a mass extinction of shallow marine life some 370 million years ago. more
Ion beams and atom smashers: secrets of moon rocks  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time, as new technological tools provide insight into... more
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
JUICE is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 programme. Its mission is devoted to complete a unique tour of the Jupiter system. more
Unexpected culprit: Wetlands as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Wetlands are an important part of the Earth's natural water management system. The complex system of plants, soil, and aquatic life serves as a reservoir that captures and cleans water. However, as cities have... more
Unexpected culprit—wetlands as source of methane  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Wetlands are an important part of the Earth's natural water management system. The complex system of plants, soil, and aquatic life serves as a reservoir that captures and cleans water. However, as cities have expanded, many... more
Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists... more
Fully Restored, Apollo-Era Saturn IB Rocket Returns to NASA Display  SPACE.COM · 1 day
NASA's last flight-configured example of the rocket that launched the first Apollo astronauts into space is back on public view, having undergone an almost year-long, extensive restoration. more
NASA snaps most detailed image yet of asteroid Bennu  Sky News · 1 day
A US spacecraft has captured its closest and most detailed image yet of the 78 billion kilogram asteroid Bennu which gets closer to Earth every six years. more
Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international research team has discovered two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest stars. Teegarden's Star is about 12.5 light years away and is one of the smallest known stars. more
Meteors help Martian clouds form  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers think they've solved the long-standing mystery of how Mars got all of its clouds. more
eROSITA – the hunt for dark energy begins  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen... more
Zipingpu Reservoir reveals climate-tectonics interplay around 2008 Wenchuan earthquake  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The roles of "climate change" versus "tectonics" that dominate erosion and sediment transport over geological time scales have long been a hot topic in Earth science. How to effectively separate... more
Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries have issued a warning to humanity—they are calling for the world to stop ignoring an 'unseen majority'... more
NASA’s best-yet photo of asteroid Bennu nails the dramatic lighting  TechCrunch · 2 days
NASA has taking a breathtaking new image of near-earth asteroid Bennu, captured by its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from its new, second orbit of the extraterrestrial object. The new picture,... more
Origin of life: A prebiotic route to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
DNA, the hereditary material, may have appeared on Earth earlier than has been assumed hitherto. Chemists now show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the... more
New Earth-like exoplanets discovered around red dwarf Teegarden star  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international team led by the University of Göttingen (Germany) with participation by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have discovered, using the CARMENES high-resolution spectrograph at... more
Artificial peptide bond formation provides clues to creation of life on Earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The main constituents of cells, tissue, organs, and whole organisms are proteins, which are built by the addition of amino acids one after another... more
'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their nanotechnology-enabled solar membrane desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into 'hot spots.' more
Carmen Sandiego returns to Google Earth with a new caper  TechCrunch · 2 days
Google Earth first made use of its rich global 3D visualization as a backdrop for a Carmen Sandiego tie-in back in March, but today there’s a new adventure... more
A prebiotic route to DNA  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
DNA may have appeared on Earth earlier than has hitherto been assumed. LMU chemists led by Oliver Trapp show that a simple reaction pathway could have given rise to DNA subunits on the early Earth. more
Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
One of the greater challenges of sending payloads to Mars is contending with the planet's atmosphere. While incredibly thin compared to Earth's... more
How to detect life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn't think that he'd use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search... more
See Saturn Near the Moon in the Night Sky Tonight! Here's How  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Saturn has been looking stunning lately, and it's preparing to dance close to the moon to display an incredible celestial illusion. more
Gemini Planet Imager Analyzes 300 Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes - known as the Gemini Planet Imager - has... more
Watch Scientists Melt a Satellite Part to See How Stuff Burns Up During Reentry  SPACE.COM · 2 days
European researchers melted a dense satellite part in a special space fire created in a lab in hopes of better... more
NASA's Cassini reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex rings, new analysis shows. more
Scientists find sun's history buried in moon's crust  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The Sun is why we're here. It's also why Martians or Venusians are not. more
Twin NASA Satellites Will Ride SpaceX Falcon Heavy to Study Earth's Ionosphere  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA will be launching two identical miniature satellites next week as part of a project designed to help scientists understand how Earth's atmosphere muddies... more
The Atmosphere of a New Ultra Hot Jupiter Is Analyzed  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto... more
Smithsonian Extends Apollo 11 Spacecraft Tour, Adds Stop in Cincinnati  SPACE.COM · 3 days
The spacecraft that carried the crew of the first moon landing to and from Earth 50 years ago has just had its current mission extended. more
Op-ed | Trump’s most unhelpful moon tweet  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Trump’s recent tweet will only sow confusion and complicate the already herculean task of building a permanent, manned American presence in the... more
Former ABS execs form small GEO builder Saturn Satellite Networks  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Saturn Satellite Networks will build satellites ranging from 600 kilograms to 1,700 kilograms, and already has... more
Cassini Team Delivers New Findings on Saturn’s Ring System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Although NASA’s Cassini mission ended in 2017, science continues to flow from the data collected. In a series... more
NASA vows to land first female astronaut on the moon by 2024  Sky News · 3 days
NASA has laid out plans for the first woman to set foot on the moon by 2024 as part of a new programme testing... more
Rinsing system in stomach protects the teeth of ruminants  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
When they graze, goats, sheep and cows often ingest bits of earth that can be damaging to their teeth. Researchers have now shown how the animals protect themselves against dental... more
Meteors help Martian clouds form  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
How did the Red Planet get all of its clouds? CU Boulder researchers may have discovered the secret: just add meteors. more
NASA Is Tracking One of Earth's Most Valuable Resources — Water  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Water is a complex problem on Earth: Some places get far too little of it and some get far too much. more
Rinsing system in stomach protects the teeth of ruminants  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When they graze, goats, sheep and cows often ingest bits of earth that can be damaging to their teeth. Researchers from the University of Zurich have now shown how the... more
Image: Instant space selfies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
How many times have you taken a selfie and posted it instantly to your favourite social media channel? The Mercury Transfer Module of the BepiColombo spacecraft, currently en route to Mercury, is equipped with three 'selfie-cams' and this morning captured... more
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers took one of the densest parts of an Earth-orbiting satellite, placed it in a plasma wind tunnel then proceeded to melt it into vapour. Their goal was to better understand how... more
How to detect life on Mars  MIT · 3 days
Scientists from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Genomes instrument team develop method to detect the tiniest traces of life on other planetary bodies. more
This is what the ground looked like after inSight landed on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When InSight landed on Mars on Nov. 26th, 2018, it deployed a parachute to slow its descent through the thin Martian atmosphere. As it... more
Rare ‘Superflares’ Could One Day Threaten Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the... more
The Sun May Have a Dual Personality, Simulations Suggest  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Researchers at CU Boulder have discovered hints that humanity’s favorite star may have a dual personality, with intriguing... more
Bam! Fresh Crater Spied on Mars — and It Looks Spectacular  SPACE.COM · 3 days
A small space rock crashed into the Martian surface recently, producing a fresh crater that researchers estimate is 49 feet to 53 feet (15 to 16... more
Dust storms on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Dust is a critical component in the Martian atmosphere. It influences the atmosphere's circulation by heating or cooling it and is in turn redistributed around the planet by atmospheric winds. In this dust cycle, dust storms play a particularly important... more
Instant space selfies  ESA · 3 days
Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo sends snaps from space as part of routine operations en route to Mercury more
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time  ESA · 3 days
Researchers took one of the densest parts of an Earth-orbiting satellite, placed it in a plasma wind tunnel then proceeded... more
Saturn’s Moon Mimas, a Snowplough in the Planet’s Rings  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The Solar System’s second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings.... more
As it plans LEO constellations, DoD must prepare to deal with congestion  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The buzzword in military space these days is “proliferated LEO,” which is Pentagon-speak for large numbers of small satellites in low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com more
Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris  REUTERS · 4 days
The Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics... more
Apollo moon rocks help transform understanding of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Moon rocks look rather nondescript—they are often gray in color—but for NASA planetary scientist Samuel Lawrence, they are the "most precious materials on Earth." more
Psyche mission clears review  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A NASA mission to a metallic asteroid has passed a major review, but questions remain about its ability to remain on budget and schedule. SpaceNews.com more
Out of the Fog: Amazing SpaceX Launch Photos of Canada's Radarsat Constellation  SPACE.COM · 5 days
On June 12, 2019, a used SpaceX rocket launched three satellites for Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission to study Earth from space. See the photos... more
Mass Anomaly Detected Under the Moon’s Largest Crater  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s... more
Did the Beta Taurid Meteor Shower Cause the 1908 Tunguska Explosion?  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Next month, astronomers will scan the Beta Taurid meteor shower in search of asteroids that might someday threaten a potentially catastrophic collision with Earth. more
June Full Moon 2019: Strawberry Moon Swings by Jupiter and Saturn  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The full moon of June, also called the Strawberry Moon, will occur the morning of June 17 at 4:31 a.m. EDT (0831 GMT). more
Watch the first full trailer for Veronica Mars season 4  THE VERGE · 5 days
Hulu has released a full trailer for its upcoming revival of the cult-classic mystery series, Veronica... more
The mast is raised for NASA's Mars 2020 rover  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In this image, taken on June 5, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, take a moment after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020... more
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Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
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Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere
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Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star
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Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
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Melting a satellite, a piece at a time
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Watch the first full trailer for Veronica Mars season 4
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Cementing our place in space
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Men In Black: International is safe, bland, utterly sincere fun
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Spectrographic analysis yields empirical benchmark for newborn 'hot Jupiter'
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Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe
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Doom Eternal launches November 22nd
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Rockets, evaporating droplets and x-raying metals
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NASA’s Mars Helicopter has passed another flight test
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Space Rider: Europe’s reusable space transport system
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Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft grabs epic close-up just 30 feet above asteroid - CNET
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Here’s Amazon’s new transforming Prime Air delivery drone
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