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Planet Uranus: Facts About Its Name, Moons and Orbit
SPACE.COM Learn about the history of Uranus (and how it got its name) as well as the physical characteristics of the planet including its rings and moons. 2 hours
Researchers use powerful X-ray beams for ‘navigational map view’ of mouse brain
NEWS MEDICAL If brain imaging could be compared to Google Earth, neuroscientists would already have a pretty good "satellite view" of the brain, and a great... 4 hours
bigelow and ula announce plans for lunar orbiting facility Bigelow and ULA announce plans for lunar orbiting facility
SPACE NEWS Bigelow Aerospace and United Launch Alliance said Oct. 17 that they are cooperating on the development of a... 6 hours
How 2 Aerospace Companies Plan to Launch an Inflatable Moon-Orbiting Habitat
SPACE.COM United Launch Alliance and Bigelow Aerospace will collaborate on placing a space station in orbit around the moon. 7 hours
webcam on mars express surveys high altitude clouds Webcam on Mars Express Surveys High-Altitude Clouds
ASTRO WATCH An unprecedented catalog of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as... 9 hours
to keep saturn s a ring contained its moons stand united To Keep Saturn’s A Ring Contained, Its Moons Stand United
ASTRO WATCH For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn’s moon Janus confined the planet’s A ring –... 9 hours
space2health the hackathon Space2Health: the hackathon
ESA What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set... 12 hours
To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united
SCIENCE DAILY For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring -- the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over... 12 hours
op ed intelsat s myopia on c band Op-Ed | Intelsat’s Myopia on C-band
SPACE NEWS The recent proposal made by Intelsat and Intel in response to the FCC request for proposals on how the satellite industry and the mobile... 13 hours
NASA finds Tropical Storm Lan strengthening
PHYS.ORG Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Tropical Storm Lan was getting stronger as it moved through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. 13 hours
To keep Saturn's A ring contained, its moons stand united
PHYS.ORG For three decades, astronomers thought that only Saturn's moon Janus confined the planet's A ring - the largest and farthest of the visible rings. But after poring over... 13 hours
NASA to Leverage Current Planning for 45-Day Exploration Report
SPACE.COM A shift in focus in NASA's exploration plans to the moon won't have an immediate effect on planning for the first flight of the agency's Space Launch System rocket, now... 13 hours
when space meets health the hackathon When space meets health: the hackathon
ESA What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the... 14 hours
q a spaceflight s curt blake defends pslv access talks geo smallsat missions Q&A | Spaceflight’s Curt Blake defends PSLV access, talks GEO smallsat missions
SPACE NEWS Several startups offering dedicated launches for small satellites say they are on the verge of carrying their first customers, but none so far have... 14 hours
Icarus lifts off
PHYS.ORG After the launch of a Soyuz 2 rocket scheduled for October 12 was postponed by two days, the carrier rocket yesterday docked with the ISS. On board: the Icarus board computer, the future brain of the German-Russian animal observation system. 16 hours
Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds
PHYS.ORG An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA's Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features... 16 hours
ireland signs up to copernicus sentinel agreement Ireland signs up to Copernicus Sentinel agreement
ESA ESA and Enterprise Ireland have signed an agreement that gives Ireland access to data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellites and helps Ireland... 17 hours
Distant exoplanets revealed by light from wobbling stars
PHYS.ORG Ask most folks what they would need to find planets orbiting distant stars, and very few will list a bottle of iodine. 17 hours
companies seek roles in nasa s return to the moon Companies seek roles in NASA’s return to the moon
SPACE NEWS As NASA develops a plan to carry out a new administration policy calling for a human return to... 18 hours
Space Spinner! Astronaut Shows What Fidget Spinners Do in Orbit
SPACE.COM How awesome is a fidget spinner in space, where your body can do all the spinning you want? Astronauts on the International Space Station showed off their tricks... 18 hours
Sentinel-5P satellite reported in excellent health
PHYS.ORG Launched last week, Europe's Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health. 19 hours
Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite
PHYS.ORG Europe's first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster arms. 19 hours
Fresh findings from Cassini
PHYS.ORG NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data the spacecraft sent during its long life. Some of the Cassini team's freshest insights... 19 hours
webcam on mars express surveys high altitude clouds Webcam on Mars Express surveys high-altitude clouds
ESA An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as... 20 hours
esa role in europe s first all electric telecom satellite ESA role in Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite
ESA Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by... 21 hours
Light in the sky over UAE likely Russian rocket breaking up
PHYS.ORG A light seen in the night sky over the United Arab Emirates likely was a discarded Russian rocket breaking up after re-entering the Earth's atmosphere. 21 hours
progress ms 07 freighter docks with international space station Progress MS-07 Freighter Docks with International Space Station
ASTRO WATCH After spending two days catching up with the International Space Station, an automated Russian cargo freighter rendezvoused and docked with... 1 day
NASA sees Tropical Depression Khanun sissipating in Gulf of Tonkin
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Khanun after it had passed over southern China and began dissipating in the Gulf of Tonkin. 1 day
NASA finds newly formed tropical storm lan over open waters
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible picture of newly formed Tropical Storm Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. 1 day
nasa sees hurricane ophelia lashing ireland NASA sees Hurricane Ophelia lashing Ireland
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a thermal view of the clouds in hurricane Ophelia as it lashed Ireland. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite provided a look at the rainfall that was affecting the Emerald... 1 day
atlas v successfully launches nrol 52 mission for the national reconnaissance office Atlas V Successfully Launches NROL-52 Mission for the National Reconnaissance Office
ASTRO WATCH A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National... 1 day
uk hopes to stay involved in copernicus post brexit UK hopes to stay involved in Copernicus post Brexit
SPACE NEWS The Oct. 13 launch of the air-pollution-monitoring satellite Sentinel 5P was a bittersweet moment for the UK space... 2 days
sentinel 5p satellite in excellent health Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health
ESA Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health. 2 days
Neutron star smash-up seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of universe
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the first time, scientists have witnessed the violent fusion of two super-dense neutron stars through shockwaves and light flashes emitted 130 million years ago, researchers... 2 days
integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves
ESA ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by... 2 days
sentinel 5p health satellite in excellent health Sentinel-5P: health satellite in excellent health
ESA Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health. 2 days
esa takes the reins of the disasters charter ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter
ESA When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the... 2 days
Image: Clouds over lava flows on Mars
PHYS.ORG Diffuse, water-ice clouds, a hazy sky and a light breeze. Such might have read a weather forecast for the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars on 22 November 2016, when this image was taken by... 2 days
Australia's getting a space agency—now what?
PHYS.ORG With an Australian space agency on everyone's mind, we chatted to the European Space Agency's Director General about how we got here, what's next and why space agencies matter. 2 days
Real-Life 'Replicants': 6 Humanoid Robots Used for Space Exploration
SPACE.COM Replicant robots in space? While these sophisticated robots are still far in the future, NASA and other space agencies already use humanoid robots to help do work in space. 2 days
NASA satellite sees a tail of smoke over 500 miles long from California fires
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite saw a stream of smoke that extended over 500 miles from various fires raging in northern California... 2 days
Image: Tropical Storm Khanun (South China Sea)
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared view of Tropical Storm Khanun that showed strongest thunderstorms southeast of the center of circulation. 2 days
Image: Hubble's compact galaxy with big-time star formation
PHYS.ORG As far as galaxies are concerned, size can be deceptive. Some of the largest galaxies in the Universe are dormant, while some dwarf galaxies, such as ESO 553-46 imaged here by the... 2 days
Hubble Spots Twisted Cosmic Knot: NGC 2623
SCI-NEWS.COM A jaw-dropping new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures what appears to be a strange galaxy with two ‘tails,’ but... 2 days
Image: Glorious sunrise at the start of a spacewalk
PHYS.ORG NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei exits the International Space Station on Oct. 10, 2017, for a spacewalk in this photograph taken by fellow spacewalker Randy Bresnik. 2 days
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
PHYS.ORG The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for... 2 days
blue mars Blue Mars
ESA Space Science Image of the Week: A cloudy day over volcanic Mars, captured by the ExoMars orbiter 2 days
Three-Planet System Found in Hyades Cluster
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft’s reborn K2 mission have discovered a planetary system containing at least three exoplanets, orbiting the K-type... 2 days
sustenance from sands Sustenance from sands
ESA As the UN marks World Food Day, satellites monitor agriculture in even the most unlikely parts of the world 2 days
Atlas V Rocket Launches New US Spy Satellite on Secret Mission
LIVE SCIENCE The NROL-52 satellite soared into orbit this morning (Oct. 14) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, which lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT... 2 days
musk offers more technical details on bfr system Musk offers more technical details on BFR system
SPACE NEWS SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk disclosed additional technical details about his proposed BFR launch system Oct. 14, although he offered... 2 days
crash scene investigation resting place of esa s first lunar mission found Crash Scene Investigation: Resting Place of ESA’s First Lunar Mission Found
ASTRO WATCH By analyzing high-resolution images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), researchers have identified the... 3 days
NASA Researchers Reconstruct Cassini’s Dive into Saturn’s Atmosphere
SCI-NEWS.COM Analysis of science data from Cassini’s final plunge is ongoing, but NASA researchers already have a clear understanding of how... 3 days
ASRC 3D Prints Fuel Injector Prototype for RD-180 Successor
SPACE.COM ASRC of Beltsville, Md., has test fired a subscale propellant injector built via 3D printing, paving the way for a version that could support whichever engine United Launch Alliance chooses... 3 days
Ariane 6 Could Use Reusable Prometheus Engine, Designer Says
SPACE.COM Europe's upcoming Ariane 6 rocket, though designed to be expendable, could one day sport a reusable engine, according to Patrick Bonguet, head of the Ariane 6 program at ArianeGroup. 3 days
Atlas V Rocket Launches New US Spy Satellite on Secret Mission
SPACE.COM The NROL-52 satellite soared into orbit this morning (Oct. 14) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, which lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT... 3 days
progress ms 07 launches toward the international space station Progress MS-07 Launches Toward the International Space Station
ASTRO WATCH Russia’s Progress MS-07 cargo craft launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) at 4:46 a.m. EDT (08:46 GMT) Oct. 14,... 3 days
meteorite treasure hunt begins after fireball sighted in shangri la Meteorite Treasure Hunt Begins After Fireball Sighted in Shangri-La
ASTRO WATCH Scientists and collectors are arriving in the city of Shangri-La in southwest China's Yunnan Province, to search for... 3 days
How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
SCIENCE DAILY When the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites... 4 days
asteroid named after esa astronaut Asteroid Named After ESA Astronaut
ASTRO WATCH ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano” is now back in space thanks... 4 days
on the generation of solar spicules and alfvenic waves On the Generation of Solar Spicules and Alfvenic Waves
ASTRO WATCH At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild snakes of solar material leap from the sun's... 4 days
Russian Cargo Ship Launches Fresh Food & More to Space Station
SPACE.COM After a two-day delay, robotic Russian cargo ship launched into orbit Saturday (Oct. 14) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, equipment and other supplies... 4 days
Solar research: NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
SCIENCE DAILY Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument -- short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager -- lasted... 4 days
nasa studying potential cooperation on russian lunar science missions NASA studying potential cooperation on Russian lunar science missions
SPACE NEWS NASA is in discussions about potential roles it could play on an upcoming series of Russian robotic lunar... 4 days
See Back-to-Back Rocket Launches Early Saturday: How to Watch Them Online
SPACE.COM Two rockets, one Russian and the other American, will launch on two very different missions early Saturday (Oct. 14). You can watch both online — but... 4 days
Satellite Photos of California's Devastating Wildfires (Gallery)
SPACE.COM As wildfires engulfed northern California's wine country, NASA satellites monitored the flames and smoke from space. 4 days
NASA Satellite Sees Overheated Tropical Forests Oozing with Carbon Dioxide
SPACE.COM NASA's latest carbon dioxide-mapping satellite has detected a dramatic spike in the amount of the greenhouse gas, measuring the largest annual increase Earth has seen in at least... 4 days
NASA Satellites Monitor California's Blazing Wildfires from Space
SPACE.COM As high winds and hot weather continue to fuel the wildfires in Northern California, NASA satellites are keeping an eye on the blazes from space. 4 days
rokot sends sentinel 5p satellite into orbit Rokot Sends Sentinel‑5P Satellite into Orbit
ASTRO WATCH The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite... 4 days
fcc commissioner o rielly gives intel intelsat c band proposal a positive early review FCC commissioner O’Rielly gives Intel-Intelsat C-band proposal a positive early review
SPACE NEWS The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is still sifting through industry ideas for opening satellite-dominated... 4 days
NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
PHYS.ORG Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument - short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager - lasted 15 minutes, with just... 4 days
How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
PHYS.ORG When the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites... 4 days
fcc commissioner o rielley gives intel intelsat c band proposal a positive early review FCC commissioner O’Rielley gives Intel-Intelsat C-band proposal a positive early review
SPACE NEWS The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is still sifting through industry ideas for opening satellite-dominated... 4 days
russia s rockot delivers europe s sentinel 5p satellite to orbit Russia’s Rockot delivers Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite to orbit
SPACE NEWS The Rockot lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 5:27 a.m. Eastern carrying the Sentinel-5P satellite. SpaceNews.com 4 days
op ed lifesaving technologies front and center in disastrous month Op-ed | Lifesaving technologies front and center in disastrous month
SPACE NEWS It’s fair to assume that technology saved lives. Supercomputers fed with hundreds of millions of data... 4 days
Europe Launches Satellite to Map Air Pollution in Unprecedented Detail
SPACE.COM The European Space Agency has launched the most advanced air pollution monitoring satellite ever built, to map the global distribution of dangerous air pollutants in unprecedented resolution. 4 days
Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
SCIENCE DAILY While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful... 5 days
Plutonium Supply for NASA Missions Faces Long-Term Challenges
SPACE.COM While NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) have restarted production of a plutonium isotope used to power some space missions, a new report warns of challenges that could threaten its long-term... 5 days
rocket motor for ariane 6 and vega c is cast for testing Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
ESA The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and... 5 days
Is it gonna blow? Measuring volcanic emissions from space
SCIENCE DAILY Carbon dioxide measured by a NASA satellite pinpoints sources of the gas from human and volcanic activities, which may help monitor greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. 5 days
space radiation won t stop nasa s human exploration Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
PHYS.ORG VIDEO While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful... 5 days
Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth's carbon cycle
PHYS.ORG The job of monitoring Earth's carbon cycle and humanity's carbon dioxide emissions is increasingly supported from above, thanks to the terabytes of data pouring down to... 5 days
Star Dust Helps Explain Mysterious Dimming Star
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers are working to understand the mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star. The astronomers report that space dust orbiting the star -- not alien megastructures -- is the likely cause of the star's long-term dimming. 5 days
revisit the launch event Revisit the launch event
ESA From ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands, watch the replay of the event to celebrate the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere 5 days
New insights from OCO-2
PHYS.ORG High-resolution satellite data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 are revealing the subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth - the ocean, land, atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and human activities. Scientists using the first 2 1/2 years of OCO-2 data have... 5 days
Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Russia on Friday launched a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, live footage from the cosmodrome showed. 5 days
Image: High winds, hot weather continue to fan California fires
PHYS.ORG Wispy cirrus clouds obscure some of the fire and smoke from the wildfires that have consumed large portions of northern California around the wine country in this latest... 5 days
Image: Dream Chaser at dawn
PHYS.ORG Dawn brings the sight of Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada Corporation's reusable spacecraft, as it sits on the runway at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC). 5 days
Image: Hurricane Ophelia
PHYS.ORG The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured this image on 11 October 2017, when Hurricane Ophelia was about 1300 km southwest of the Azores islands and some 2000 km off the African coast. 5 days
Image: Asteroid Luca
PHYS.ORG ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but "Lucaparmitano" is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer. 5 days
air quality monitoring satellite in orbit Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit
ESA The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. 5 days
Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite
REUTERS FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program... 5 days
Astronomers Discover Ring around Dwarf Planet Haumea
SCI-NEWS.COM An international research team led by astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) in Spain has discovered a ring around... 5 days
plesetsk russia Plesetsk, Russia
ESA Earth observation image of the week: Northeastern Russia and the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, from where the Sentinel-5P satellite is set for launch today 5 days
minor geomagnetic storms hit earth Minor Geomagnetic Storms Hit Earth
ASTRO WATCH G1 (minor) geomagnetic storms are currently in progress as Earth moves through a stream of fast-moving solar wind. In result, visible auroras are concentrated around Earth's... 5 days
spacex notches 15th falcon 9 launch in 2017 with ses 11 mission SpaceX Notches 15th Falcon 9 Launch in 2017 with SES-11 Mission
ASTRO WATCH Hot on the heels of a Falcon 9 launch on the West Coast, SpaceX... 5 days
Pollution-Tracking Satellite Launches Friday: Watch Live
SPACE.COM A European satellite built to map Earth's air like never before will launch into space early Friday, and you can watch it live online. 5 days
ring around a dwarf planet detected Ring Around a Dwarf Planet Detected
ASTRO WATCH Haumea has a narrow and dense ring orbiting the dwarf planet according to the recent observations of a stellar occultation by this dwarf planet.... 5 days
scientists discover one of the most luminous new stars ever Scientists Discover One of the Most Luminous ‘New Stars’ Ever
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have announced that they have discovered possibly the most luminous ‘new star’ ever – a... 5 days
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NASA sees Hurricane Ophelia lashing Ireland
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Neutron star smash-up seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of universe
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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
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NASA's GPM finds Ophelia strengthening in Eastern Atlantic
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Watching plant photosynthesis... from space
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New study proposes a giant, space-based solar flare shield for earth
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NASA finds heavy rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Nate
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