NASA Sounding Rockets Carry TRICE-2 over Norwegian Sea  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
Two NASA sounding rockets successfully flew over the Norwegian Sea early in the morning December 8 carrying an experiment to... more
Learning from Lunar Lights  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
Every few hours observing the Moon, ESA’s ‘NELIOTA’ project discovers a brilliant flash of light across its surface – the result of an object hurtling through space and... more
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 19 hours
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -... more
CRS-16 Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Three days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station’s Harmony... more
Australia Leads Project to Revolutionize Astronomy  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Australian scientists will lead the design phase of a multimillion-dollar project for a new system on one of the world's most powerful ground-based optical... more
InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever... more
Experiments at PPPL Show Remarkable Agreement with Satellite Sightings  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection — the breaking apart... more
Helium Exoplanet Inflated Like a Balloon, Research Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
An international team of researchers, including Jessica Spake and Dr David Sing from the University of Exeter, have detected the... more
Unknown Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new... more
Scientists Predict the Sun's Activity to Reveal Expected Environmental Conditions in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Team of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata scientists has predicted the sun’s activity in coming years which reveal future space... more
A Radio Search for Artificial Emissions from 'Oumuamua  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
It’s the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid,... more
Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of... more
InSight Lander Flexes Its Arm  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters),... more
Ariane 6 on the Way to Flight  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
This has been an intense year for Ariane 6 development, with progress boosted across Europe: plants are manufacturing new parts using novel... more
Mantle Neon Illuminates Earth’s Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research... more
First Light for SPECULOOS  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The SPECULOOS project has made its first observations at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool... more
COSINE-100 Experiment Investigates Dark Matter Mystery  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Yale scientists are part of a new international experiment that challenges previous claims about the detection of non-luminous dark matter. Astrophysical evidence suggests that... more
BepiColombo Now Firing on All Cylinders  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo... more
A Step Closer to Fusion Energy  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Harnessing nuclear fusion, which powers the sun and stars, to help meet earth's energy needs, is a step closer after researchers showed that using... more
Ariane 5 Delivers GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A Satellites into Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the GSAT-11 and Geo-Kompsat-2A satellites into their planned orbits. Liftoff... more
LIGO and Virgo Announce Four New Detections  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
On Saturday, December 1, scientists attending the Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop in College Park, Maryland, presented new results from the... more
OSIRIS-REx Arrives at Asteroid Bennu  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft completed its 1.2 billion-mile (2 billion-kilometer) journey to arrive at the asteroid Bennu Monday. The spacecraft... more
Falcon 9 Launches 64 Satellites into Space  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
On Monday, December 3 at 10:34 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to a low Earth orbit from Space... more
Macroscopic Phenomena Governed by Microscopic Physics  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
It has been difficult to simultaneously obtain micro- and macroscopic information in outer space. Global images of distant astrophysical phenomena provide macroscopic information; however,... more
Expedition 58 Crew Arrives Aboard Space Station  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz... more
An Artificial Proba-2 View of the Solar North Pole  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
We’ve sent numerous missions into space to study the Sun; past and present solar explorers include ESA’s Proba-2... more
Black Hole 'Donuts' are Actually 'Fountains'  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active... more
IAU Astronomers Show Exceptional Involvement in Outreach Activities  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A study of outreach activities published in the journal Nature Astronomy has presented the results of a survey gathered from... more
To Image Leaky Atmosphere, NASA Rocket Team Heads North  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
On a frigid morning in early December, a team of NASA rocket scientists will huddle in the control... more
Mars New Home 'a Large Sandbox'  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
With InSight safely on the surface of Mars, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is busy learning more about... more
Magnetic Fields Found in a Jet from a Baby Star  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An international research team led by Chin-Fei Lee in the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and... more
Fabrication of Powerful Telescope Begins  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Fabrication of the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, has now begun, marking a... more
South Korea Successfully Tests Space Rocket Engine  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
South Korea successfully tested its locally developed rocket engine on Wednesday, officials said, taking a step closer to the full-fledged development of... more
Russia Launches Cluster of Military Satellites from Plesetsk  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Russia’s Rokot light carrier rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia early on Friday to put... more
Newly Discovered Supernova Complicates Origin Story Theories  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A supernova discovered by an international group of astronomers including Carnegie’s Tom Holoien and Maria Drout, and led by University of Hawaii’s... more
PSLV-C43 Launches HysIS and 30 Satellites into Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C43) on Thursday successfully launched 31 satellites from Satish Dhawan... more
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target
Scientists brew lava and blow it up to better understand volcanoes
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
How the absence of blow flies overturned a wrongful conviction
It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space
Lund University researchers succeed in obtaining dendritic cells by direct reprogramming
InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds
InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds