Solar System
Researchers have developed an electronic skin (e-skin) with magnetosensitive capabilities, sensitive enough to detect and digitize body motion in the Earth's magnetic field. As this e-skin is extremely thin and malleable, it can easily be affixed...
Going, going — nope, it's still just going, NASA says of its Voyager 2 probe, which the agency realized was approaching the edge of the solar...
commercial eo innovation challenges snail pace government timescales
VIDEO Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of...
The first known interstellar object to visit our solar system -- named 'Oumuamua -- was detected in October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii. But it was too faint for NASA's...
VIDEO The potential discovery of a planet orbiting Barnard's Star – the second closest stellar system to the sun – was announced by researchers today in Nature.
haps missions to the edge of space to watch over earth
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) — an uncrewed airship, plane or balloon watching over Earth...
Large quantities dust from the deserts of the Middle East can settle on the Tibetan Plateau, darkening the region's snowpack...
As ESA's ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens of today and of the future, it is clear that artificial intelligence...
Jason Smerdon is coauthor of the newly revised Climate Change: The Science of Global Warming and Our Energy Future. The book is a succinct, non-ideological reference for anyone who wants to understand what we know (and...
The mesosphere, at heights between 85 and 100 kilometers above the Earth's surface, contains a layer of atomic sodium. Astronomers use laser beams to create artificial...
Which Pacific Northwest streams will warm the most in the next 50 years, and where would restoration work make a difference for salmon? Where will wildfires and pests be most...
About 315 million years ago — long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth — an early reptile scuttled along in a strangely sideways jaunt, leaving...
Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the evidence of all that geologic drama.
The history-making interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua is a relatively small and reflective object, a new study suggests.
The Atacama Desert, the driest and oldest desert on Earth, located in northern Chile, hides a hyper-arid core in which no rain...
A potentially rocky super-Earth orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red dwarf...
Astronomers studied Barnard's Star, a red dwarf just six light years away and noticed the presence of a "frozen, dimly lit world" at least 3.2 times heavier than Earth.
The remnants of an ice age asteroid that slammed into the Earth have been discovered under Greenland's Hiawatha Glacier.
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A frozen "super-Earth" discovered six light years from Earth could be capable of harbouring life, scientists have said.
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The Spitzer telescope looked for 'Oumuamua and couldn't find it -- but that doesn't mean it was sent by an alien civilization.
mars mission advocates see benefits in nasa s lunar exploration plans
With NASA committed to a human return to the moon, Mars exploration advocates say those lunar...
A frozen and dimly lit planet, dubbed a "Super-Earth," may be orbiting the closest single star to our solar system, astronomers said on Wednesday,...
It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
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The nearest single star to the sun that goes around it at least 3.2 times has been found to be as massive as earth, and it is called Super-Earth.
Exoplanets more... ABC NEWS 19 hours
super earth orbiting barnard s star found
The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth — a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest...
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It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
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VIDEO Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum announced plans...
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huge crater discovered in greenland from impact that rocked northern hemisphere
A survey of ice in Greenland has uncovered evidence suggesting a kilometer-wide iron asteroid...
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When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death. Planetary astrobiologists has found that after encountering never-before-seen rainfall three...
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An international team has discovered a 31-km wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in the northern Greenland. This is the first time that a...
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A new study raises questions about the water cycle of the deep Earth.
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In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua—the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. The infrared Spitzer was one of many telescopes pointed at...
When rains fell on the arid Atacama Desert, it was reasonable to expect floral blooms to follow. Instead, the water brought death.
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New research by geoscientists shines a light on this hidden world from ridgetops to valley floors and shows how rainfall shapes the part of our planet that is just beyond where we can see.
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Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind...
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Earth hides its scars well; the planet has endured countless millennia of eruptions and collisions, but scientists are still stumbling upon the...
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Understanding the mechanisms that control the accumulation of large silicic magma bodies in the upper crust is key to determining...
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The 31-kilometer-wide Hiawatha crater may have formed as recently as 12,800 years ago when a 1.5-kilometer asteroid struck Earth
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VIDEO The discovery of a vast crater in Greenland suggests that a 1-kilometer-wide asteroid hit the Earth between 2.6 million and 11,700 years ago.
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Barnard’s star b is just 6 light-years away
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A survey of ice in Greenland has uncovered evidence suggesting a kilometer-wide iron asteroid slammed into that island, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago during...
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Scientists think there's a giant new planet full of frozen water, and it's right down the cosmic street...
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The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth -- a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest observing campaigns to date...
Astronomers have found compelling evidence of a frigid alien world about 3.2 times more massive than Earth circling Barnard's Star, a dim red dwarf that lies just 6 light-years from the sun.
There appears to be a cold "super-Earth" planet circling Barnard's Star, which lies just 6 light-years from the sun. Here's what you should know about the...
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Xtronaut Enterprises' latest board game — Downlink — will take players on a journey across the solar system, where up to six international agencies will do space missions for science.
A potentially rocky super-Earth exoplanet orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red...
It's called Barnard's star b, and while it might not be too hospitable, it's further proof planets are plentiful beyond our solar system.
Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind...
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Astronomers have discovered a planet in orbit around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard's star.
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harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals
VIDEO As ESA’s ɸ-week continues to provoke and inspire participants on new ways of using Earth observation for monitoring our world to benefit the citizens...
a cold super earth may live around a nearby star
A planet three times more massive than Earth may be lurking around the second-closest star system to our...
We know less about the ground beneath our feet than we do about the surface of Mars, but new research by University of Colorado Boulder geoscientists shines a light on...
More than a century ago, British meteorologist Henry Blanford noted a connection between springtime snow cover on the Tibetan Plateau...
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 and citizen science
During ɸ-week, Margaret Gold from the European Science Association talks about the advantages of citizens getting involved to support Earth observation
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After a comprehensive review of their scientific merits and technical status, the SPC has decided to extend the operation of the five missions led by ESA's Science Programme: Cluster, Gaia, INTEGRAL, Mars Express, and XMM-Newton. The SPC...
You probably learned this basic lesson of biology in elementary school: Plants are self-feeders. These so-called autotrophs use the sun's energy and water to turn carbon dioxide from the air...
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VIDEO Not all oppositions are created equal. This week's sky target offers a good case in point, as asteroid 3 Juno reaches its most favorable viewing position for the decade.
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VIDEO In the past 30 years, the number of planets discovered beyond our solar system has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of our technology, the...
Astronomers using data from ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a new dwarf satellite galaxy...
A few hundred thousand years ago during Earth's most recent ice age, a beefy subspecies of spotted hyena that was...
VIDEO Violent and destructive, active volcanoes ought to be feared and avoided. Yet, these geological cauldrons expose the pulse...
This captivating image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 shows a lonely dwarf galaxy 100 million light-years away from Earth. This image depicts the blue compact dwarf galaxy ESO 338-4, which can be found...
Before that happens, we need to recognize that a very real possibility...
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Thanks to our robotic emissaries, we humans know what a sunrise on Mars looks like without ever having set foot on the Red Planet ourselves — but what does it...
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Imaging Earth from space is a favourite pastime for astronauts on the International space Station. They can set their cameras to automatically snap photos while they work, but often make time to Earth-gaze and take photos of their own.
 week and ai
The focus of the second day of ESA’s ɸ-week was on applying artificial intelligence to Earth observation, and a boot camp
unicef and  earth observation and innovation for the most vulnerable
Every day, UNICEF works to help children that are victims of poverty, disease, conflict,...
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VIDEO The landing will kick off a two-year mission in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study Mars' deep interior, NASA said.
NASA believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense.
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And here's all the places where you can watch it happen...
Hale-Bopp was an unusually bright comet that flew by Earth, reaching its closest approach to the planet in 1997. It was most spectacular in the Northern Hemisphere and visible to the naked eye for about 18...
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osiris rex executes fourth asteroid approach maneuver
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft executed its fourth Asteroid Approach Maneuver (AAM-4) yesterday. The spacecraft fired its Attitude Control System (ACS) thrusters to slow the spacecraft...
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Mutant Year Zero looks like a cross between Beyond Good & Evil and Fallout. Recently, developer Bearded Ladies and publisher Funcom announced Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden....
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As an indicator of the impacts of climate change, Arctic sea ice is hard to beat. Scientists have observed the frozen polar ocean advance and retreat at this most sensitive region of the Earth over decades...
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After leaving the International Space Station last week, a Japanese cargo spacecraft dropped a small capsule of science experiments into the Pacific Ocean before falling to its fiery demise in...
A letter authored by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White was published by Nature Astronomy today. Co-authors included researchers Jeff Moore, Tanguy Bertrand and Kimberly Ennico at...
ai software helped nasa dream up this spider like interplanetary lander
Using a new type of design process, engineers at software company Autodesk and NASA’s Jet Propulsion...
Astronomers using the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope...
The space agency continues to reach out to the clammed-up Opportunity after the skies have cleared.
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Astronaut photos of Earth from space shine a light on light pollution
A new study has found that Antarctic krill are resilient to the increasing acidification of the ocean as it absorbs more C02 from the atmosphere due to anthropogenic carbon emissions....
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esa preps earth observation satellite with onboard ai processor
The European Space Agency plans to launch an Earth observation satellite equipped with an artificially intelligent processor that...
china developing new launch vehicle for human spaceflight future moon missions
China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed...
NASA’s Juno spacecraft made its 16th close science flyby of Jupiter on October 29, 2018 and captured stunning...
A team of researchers from Universidad de Zaragoza, King's College London and the Institute of Astronomy in the U.K. has found that a "dark matter hurricane" passing through our solar system offers...
On Nov. 13, 1971, Mariner 9 became the first spacecraft to orbit Mars. At the time,...
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With the space-tourism industry getting ready to take flight, aspiring space adventurers will soon be able to purchase tickets to low Earth orbit and beyond.
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Some types of fish can be a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Some of the best fish to eat include wild-caught...
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Almost 60 years after a Polish astronomer spotted clouds of dust orbiting Earth near the moon, astronomers have detected those clouds again.
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berlin museum hosts meeting on europe s next asteroid mission
Space engineers and asteroid experts from across Europe and beyond will gather at the Museum für Naturkunde in...
When astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) exhale carbon dioxide (CO2), it's removed from the air and pumped into space. Could an Earth-based...
Yes, here's the story of the dark matter hurricane -- a cosmic event that may provide our first glimpse of the mysterious,...
plan developed to characterize and identify ocean worlds
Strategies to identify and explore ocean worlds in our Solar System should focus on a range of targets, including confirmed...
Tonight (Nov. 12), National Geographic’s "Mars" series returns for a second season with a captivating premiere. This first episode reflects...
Cold plasma experiments reveal the chemical processes that precede the flytrap’s snapping
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The near-term future of Earth is one of a warming planet, as urban expansion and greenhouse gas emissions stoke the effects of climate change. Current climate projections show...
This experiment had a good chance of crashing. Instead, it delivered whopping evidence to coroborrate the earliest evolution of the translational system, the mechanisms which make...
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On Nov. 12, 2014, a European spacecraft named Philae tried to land on Comet 67P. To say it was a...
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A super-Earth found in our stellar back yard
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Commercial EO innovation challenges snail-pace government timescales
SPACE NEWS
A massive crater hides beneath Greenland’s ice
SCIENCE-NEWS
How Earth volcanoes offer a window into the evolution of life and the solar system
PHYS.ORG
Harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals
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Catching asteroid 3 Juno at its best
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Direct observations of a planet orbiting a star 63 light-years away
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Ontario museum plans 'Dawn of Life' gallery to tell story of earliest life on Earth
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NASA InSight Spacecraft Landing on Mars Will Be Live Streamed
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Colonizing Mars Means Contaminating Mars — And Never Knowing For Sure If It Had Its Own Native Life
SPACE.COM
Distant NASA camera yields new Earth views
PHYS.ORG
Scientists capture the sound of sunrise on Mars
PHYS.ORG
Cosmic detective work: Why we care about space rocks
PHYS.ORG
Pilot-scale plant to extract rare earth elements in heart of coal country
PHYS.ORG
Aluminium oxide found in an ultra-hot Jupiter
PHYS.ORG
Colonizing Mars means contaminating Mars – and never knowing for sure if it had its own native life
PHYS.ORG
NASA's Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
SCIENCE DAILY
New antimatter gravity experiments begin at CERN
CERN
Vince Staples makes another dope video, this time in Google Maps
THE VERGE
New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind
PHYS.ORG
Dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
PHYS.ORG
Could 'Oumuamua be an extraterrestrial solar sail?
PHYS.ORG
Five things to know about InSight's Mars landing
PHYS.ORG
Nature matters—and it is sending us an SOS that we can no longer ignore
PHYS.ORG
Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky Way
SCIENCE DAILY