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SIRIUS Experiment to Help Create Simulators for Future Lunar Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 12 hours
The isolation experiment SIRIUS can help create a fleet of simulators for training crews for future... more
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this... more
ISRO to Pick Crew for Gaganyaan Soon  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
An announcement will be made soon on the process for selection of Indian crew members for ‘Gaganyaan’ mission, the country’s first attempt... more
NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons for Planet-Hunting Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible... more
Sun-THz to Measure Solar Flares from ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil – the Solar-T – will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to... more
Roscosmos Signs New Contract on Flight of Two Space Tourists to ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Russia’s Roscosmos and US company Space Adventures have signed a new contract on the flight of two space tourists to the International Space Station... more
InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public... more
Russia Developing Unmanned Tourist 'Space Yacht' for Near-Earth Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The development of a "space yacht" capable of taking off from ordinary airfields to deliver tourists to near-earth... more
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Sculpted by Stress  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in... more
How Teamwork Could Make or Break NASA Mars Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew... more
Harpoon Successfully Captures Space Debris  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The RemoveDEBRIS satellite, one of the world’s first attempts to address the build-up of dangerous space debris, has successfully used its on-board harpoon-capture system in orbit.... more
Chang'e-4 Landing Site Named 'Statio Tianhe'  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The landing site of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe has been named "Statio Tianhe" after the spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the far... more
A Nearby River of Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance,... more
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Has Its Third, Overhead Look on China's Chang'e-4 Probe  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Just after midnight (UTC) on February 1, 2019, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) passed nearly overhead the Chang'e 4 landing site. From an altitude... more
Scientist Rules Out Sending Cosmonauts to Fix Faulty Spektr-R Telescope in Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A manned space mission, even if sent, will not help to fix the faulty Spektr-R space radio telescope, said Nikolai Kardashev, the director of... more
Taiwan to Launch Satellites, Land One on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Taiwan is planning to put a satellite in the moon’s orbit and eventually land it using its onboard... more
Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of... more
US-UK-Australia Funding to Improve Global Gravitational Wave Network  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A global network of gravitational wave observatories will be upgraded to almost double its sensitivity, the lead science funding agencies... more
Russia Mulls Offering US Upgraded Space Vehicle for Lunar Orbit Station Supplies  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Russia is planning to offer the United States to deliver supplies to the future international lunar orbital station with the use of the modernized... more
Spacecraft Measurements Reveal Mechanism of Solar Wind Heating  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred... more
What Exactly Is a Black Hole?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
What is a black hole? In an article that has just appeared in the journal Nature Astronomy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) philosopher Erik Curiel shows that... more
Is GSLV Mk III Fully Ready to Launch Heavy Satellites from India?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) is capable of launching four-tonne satellites in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The rocket is... more
Mars One Declared Bankrupt  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Mars One Ventures AG, the commercial arm of the overall Mars One effort, was liquidated in a January 15 case in a civil court in the Swiss canton... more
NASA Resumes RS-25 Testing for New Space Launch System  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
NASA resumed RS-25 rocket engine testing for its new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with a Feb. 13... more
Chang'e-4 Probe Switches Back to Dormant Mode  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have been switched to dormant mode for the lunar night after working stably... more
Gravitational Waves Will Settle Cosmic Conundrum  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
The cosmos has been expanding for 13.8 billion years and its present rate of expansion, known as the Hubble constant, gives the time elapsed... more
'Mole' Deployed on the Surface of Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
It stands vertically on flat ground, ready for its historic mission. At 19:18 CET on 12 February 2019, the German Aerospace Center... more
New Study Suggests Possibility of Recent Underground Volcanism on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A study published last year in the journal Science suggested liquid water is present beneath the... more
Opportunity Rover Mission Ends  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars... more
In Solar System’s Symphony, Earth’s Magnetic Field Drops the Beat  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Space isn’t silent. In fact, an entire orchestra of instruments fills our near-Earth environment with eerie... more
Van Allen Probes Begin Final Phase of Exploration in Earth's Radiation Belts  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Two tough, resilient, NASA spacecraft have been orbiting Earth for the past six and a half years, flying repeatedly through a hazardous zone of... more
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