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Hubble Spies Dwarf Galaxy NGC 178
SCI-NEWS.COM This image of the small galaxy NGC 178 comes courtesy of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2). NGC 178... 19 minutes
1 Day Until the Solar Eclipse! NASA Scientist Explains What Makes Eclipses Spectacular
LIVE SCIENCE We're just one day away from the Great American Solar Eclipse, and people across the U.S. are getting ready to see this... 16 hours
nicer and lisa to confirm or disprove predictions of general relativity NICER and LISA to Confirm or Disprove Predictions of General Relativity
ASTRO WATCH Two astrophysical missions, NICER and LISA, could soon change our understanding of the universe.... 16 hours
1 Day Until the Solar Eclipse! NASA Scientist Explains What Makes Eclipses Spectacular
SPACE.COM We're just one day away from the Great American Solar Eclipse, and people across the U.S. are getting ready to see this... 22 hours
NASA's Epic Voyager Mission at 40: Q&A with Lead Scientist Ed Stone
SPACE.COM Voyager project scientist Ed Stone discusses the greatest achievements of the epic mission, which lifted off 40 years ago today (Aug. 20). 24 hours
NASA's Parker Probe Will Explore The Sun's Hellish Atmosphere in 2018
SPACE.COM During the total solar eclipse, skywatchers can see the corona: the hellish, mysterious outer atmosphere that NASA plans to probe in 2018. 2 days
h iia rocket launches third japanese navigation satellite H-IIA Rocket Launches Third Japanese Navigation Satellite
ASTRO WATCH Lifting off from the sea-side Tanegashima Space Center, Japan’s H-IIA rocket launched the Asian country’s latest GPS augmentation satellite for the Quasi-Zenith... 2 days
atlas v successfully launches nasa s tdrs m satellite Atlas V Successfully Launches NASA’s TDRS-M Satellite
ASTRO WATCH A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the NASA’s Tracking Data and Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M) lifted off from Space Launch... 2 days
astrophysicist predicts detached eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into an exotic star Astrophysicist Predicts Detached Eclipsing White Dwarfs to Merge Into an Exotic Star
ASTRO WATCH A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40... 2 days
spacewalk goes into overtime as cosmonauts deploy satellites collect science Spacewalk Goes into Overtime as Cosmonauts Deploy Satellites, Collect Science
ASTRO WATCH The two cosmonauts on board the International Space Station donned spacesuits and stepped outside the outpost... 2 days
Total Solar Eclipse Aug. 21, 2017: Live Webcasts from NASA & More
SPACE.COM NASA will follow the total solar eclipse live Aug. 21 as it crosses the United States from ground, aircraft, balloon and spacecraft, beginning at... 2 days
How Astronomers Use Eclipses to Discover Alien Worlds
SPACE.COM Imagine you attached keen instruments to a telescope and you rocketed a few light-years away from the solar system. And instead of observing the sun-moon eclipse, you stared at the sun as... 2 days
Here's What It's Like to Be the Planetary Protection Officer at NASA
SPACE.COM John Rummel, a biology professor at East Carolina University, reflects on his experiences as NASA's planetary protection officer, a job that requires a lot... 2 days
Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation
REUTERS TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government... 2 days
Japan launches satellite for better GPS system
PHYS.ORG Japan on Saturday launched the third satellite in its effort to build a homegrown geolocation system aimed at improving the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres. 2 days
Satellite sees the formation of eastern Pacific's Tropical Depression 13E
PHYS.ORG The thirteenth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season formed on Aug. 18. NOAA's GOES-Wet satellite captured an image of the new storm. 2 days
NASA looks at rainfall in Tropical Storm Harvey
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tropical Storm Harvey is now moving into the eastern Caribbean Sea. NASA's GPM core satellite examined the soaking rainfall the new tropical storm was generating along its path. 2 days
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
PHYS.ORG A University of Oklahoma astrophysicist, Mukremin Kilic, and his team have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46... 2 days
Voyager at 40: 40 Photos from NASA's Epic 'Grand Tour' Mission
SPACE.COM NASA's epic Voyager mission began on Aug. 20, 1977, with the launch of the Voyager 2 probe. Space.com has selected 40 great Voyager photos to celebrate... 3 days
Astrophysicist predicts detached, eclipsing white dwarfs to merge into exotic star
SCIENCE DAILY Astrophysicists have discovered two detached, eclipsing double white dwarf binaries with orbital periods of 40 and 46 minutes, respectively. White dwarfs are the remnants of Sun-like... 3 days
See Hurricane Gert from Space in NOAA Satellite Video
SPACE.COM The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-East satellite captured imagery of the storm from Aug. 13-16. 3 days
ukraine changes tactics on north korea engine claims Ukraine changes tactics on North Korea engine claims
SPACE NEWS VIDEO In the days that followed Monday’s report in The New York Times that North Korea may have illicitly procured advanced... 3 days
tdrs launch marks end of an era TDRS launch marks end of an era
SPACE NEWS The successful launch of a NASA communications satellite Aug. 18 is the final flight of the current generation of data relay spacecraft... 3 days
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
PHYS.ORG NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope. 3 days
NASA gets a final look at Hurricane Gert's rainfall
PHYS.ORG Before Hurricane Gert became a post-tropical cyclone, NASA got a look at the rainfall occurring within the storm. After Gert became post-tropical NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured an image as Gert... 3 days
First successful wild whale shark health assessments performed
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time ever, scientists successfully performed health assessments, including collecting blood and biological samples, taking measurements and attaching satellite tracking tags, to a population of wild whale sharks -- the... 3 days
NASA Launches New Satellite to Beam Back Data from Hubble Telescope, Space Station
SPACE.COM NASA has launched another next-generation communications satellite to help beam data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station (ISS) and... 3 days
Webcast Replay: Liftoff! Atlas V Rocket Launches NASA TDRS-M Satellite
SPACE.COM A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch NASA's TDRS-M communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 3 days
From the edge of the solar system, Voyager probes are still talking to Australia after 40 years
PHYS.ORG This month marks 40 years since NASA launched the two Voyager space probes on... 3 days
Watch Live! Atlas V Rocket Launching NASA TDRS-M Satellite @ 8:29 am ET
SPACE.COM A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch NASA's TDRS-M communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 3 days
Image: Jupiter—a new point of view
PHYS.ORG This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft. 3 days
ESA's Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
PHYS.ORG Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday's total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be viewing eclipses that last for hours instead of a few minutes –... 3 days
Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts
PHYS.ORG For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance payouts. 3 days
Watch Live Now! Atlas V Rocket Launching NASA TDRS-M Satellite @ 8:13 am ET
SPACE.COM A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch NASA's TDRS-M communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in... 3 days
Watch Live Now! NASA Launching TDRS-M Satellite @ 8:03 am ET
SPACE.COM A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch NASA's TDRS-M communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is set for 8:03... 3 days
Large asteroid to safely pass earth on September 1
PHYS.ORG Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon... 3 days
Watch Live Today: NASA Launching TDRS-M Satellite @ 8:03 am ET!
SPACE.COM A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket will launch NASA's TDRS-M communications satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is set for 8:03... 3 days
Replace multiple rotary evaporators with one Genevac evaporator
NEWS MEDICAL Genevac reports that its Rocket Synergy centrifugal evaporator is being adopted by laboratories looking to replace multiple rotary evaporators, from benchtop to production capacity, saving them valuable bench space and improving productivity. 3 days
casis awards audacy grant to test radio on space station CASIS awards Audacy grant to test radio on space station
SPACE NEWS Audacy, a company established in 2015 to create a commercial space-based communications network, plans to send... 3 days
Russian Cosmonauts on Spacewalk Deploy Nanosatellites to Honor Sputnik
SPACE.COM Two cosmonauts stepped outside the International Space Station for a seven-hour spacewalk on Thursday (Aug. 17), in part to deploy three small satellites in tribute to the dawn of the... 3 days
proton m launches military satellite into orbit Proton-M Launches Military Satellite into Orbit
ASTRO WATCH A military communications satellite, known as Blagovest 11L, has been successfully launched into space by a Proton-M heavy-lift rocket. The launch vehicle thundered off... 3 days
scientists improve brown dwarf weather forecasts Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
ASTRO WATCH Dim objects called brown dwarfs, less massive than the Sun but more massive than Jupiter, have powerful winds and clouds -- specifically, hot patchy... 4 days
options grow for smallsats seeking secondary payload opportunities Options grow for smallsats seeking secondary payload opportunities
SPACE NEWS As the number of small satellites seeking launch continues to grow, new opportunities are emerging fly those satellites as secondary... 4 days
NASA sees Tropical Depression 9 form east of Lesser Antilles
PHYS.ORG NOAA's GOES-East Satellite spotted Tropical Depression 9 organizing east of the Lesser Antilles. 4 days
Satellites show Hurricane Gert being affected by wind shear
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES-East satellite provided an infrared and visible look at Atlantic Hurricane Gert. Both images showed the storm was being affected by wind shear and had... 4 days
A jump in rates of knee arthritis, a brief history of eclipse science, and bands and beats in the atmosphere of brown dwarfs
Science Magazine This week... 4 days
Spacewalking cosmonauts release 3-D-printed satellite
PHYS.ORG Spacewalking cosmonauts have set free the world's first satellite made with a 3-D printer. 4 days
First successful wild whale shark health assessments performed
PHYS.ORG For the first time ever, scientists successfully performed health assessments, including collecting blood and biological samples, taking measurements and attaching satellite tracking tags, to a population of wild whale sharks - the... 4 days
In Photos: Eclipse-Chasing Jets Aim to Get Best-Ever View of Sun's Corona
LIVE SCIENCE The pilots of two of NASA's WB-57 high-altitude research jets will enjoy what may be the best view ever of a total solar eclipse... 4 days
Solar Eclipse-Chasing Jets Aim to Solve Mystery of Sun's Corona
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists will use cameras on two of NASA's WB-57 research jets to make high-resolution moving observations of the sun's corona during the total solar eclipse. 4 days
brief history of esoc Brief history of ESOC
ESA In 2017, ESA's European Space Operations Centre is celebrating its 50th anniversary, highlighting a rich history of achievement in space 4 days
Investigating space weather effects of the 2017 solar eclipse
MIT Atmospheric scientists at the MIT Haystack Observatory will study North American eclipse effects on space weather with radar and navigational satellites. 4 days
NASA Protects its super heroes from space weather
SCIENCE DAILY When astronauts travel in space they can't see or even feel radiation. However, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is studying the effects radiation plays on the human body and developing ways to... 4 days
Four Earth-sized planets detected orbiting the nearest sun-like star
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have discovered four Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearest sun-like star, tau Ceti, which is about 12 light years away and visible to the naked eye. These planets have masses... 4 days
esa s proba 3 will create artificial solar eclipses ESA’s Proba-3 will create artificial solar eclipses
ESA Astrophysicists are joining sightseers in watching Monday’s total solar eclipse across North America but, in the decade to come, they will be... 4 days
sentinel 1 speeds up crop insurance payouts Sentinel-1 speeds up crop insurance payouts
ESA For the first time in India, a state government is using satellites to assess lost crops so that farmers can benefit from speedy insurance... 4 days
NASA's ICESat-2 preps for laser tests
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Lasers that will fly on NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, are about to be put to the test at the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. 4 days
NASA-led mission studies storm intensification
PHYS.ORG A group of NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists, including scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, are teaming up this month for an airborne mission focused on studying severe storm processes and intensification.... 4 days
US Air Force Prepping Mysterious X-37B Space Plane for September Launch
SPACE.COM The United States Air Force's X-37B program is readying its next robotic mini-shuttle for a planned September launch, this time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. 4 days
Image: Europe's largest vacuum chamber, the Large Space Simulator
PHYS.ORG An external view of Europe's largest vacuum chamber, the Large Space Simulator, which subjects entire satellites to space-like conditions ahead of launch. This 15 m-high and 10 m-diameter chamber is... 4 days
Cassini Image: Saturn’s Clouds Up Close
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Cassini mission has shared an amazing close-up portrait of Saturn taken from the Cassini robotic probe. The image was taken with Cassini’s narrow-angle... 4 days
nasa protects its super heroes from space weather NASA protects its super heroes from space weather
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It's not a bird or a plane but it might be a solar storm. We like to think of astronauts as our super heroes, but the reality is astronauts are not built... 4 days
TDRS: An era of continuous space communications
PHYS.ORG More than 50 years ago, at the dawn of human spaceflight, the first brave astronauts were only able to communicate with mission control operators on Earth for about 15 percent of each orbit. If... 4 days
sneak peek of gaia s sky in color Sneak Peek of Gaia's Sky in Color
ASTRO WATCH While surveying the positions of over a billion stars, ESA's Gaia mission is also measuring their color, a key diagnostic to study... 5 days
Cassini Saturn Probe Preps for Last Hurrah
SPACE.COM On Monday (Aug. 14), NASA's Cassini spacecraft made the first of five passes through Saturn's upper atmosphere, kicking off the last phase of the mission's "Grand Finale." The probe will end its life with... 5 days
NASA's infrared look at Hurricane Gert
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the power within Atlantic Hurricane Gert and saw the hurricane had very cold cloud top temperatures. 5 days
NASA sees wind shear battering Banyan
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of Typhoon Banyan that showed the strongest storms were being pushed northeast of the center from wind shear. 5 days
Watch Live Thursday: NASA TDRS-M Satellite Press Conference at 9 am ET
SPACE.COM NASA will hold a press conference Thursday at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) to preview the planned Friday, Aug. 18, launch of the new... 5 days
NASA's LRO team wants you to wave at the moon
PHYS.ORG NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) team invites the public to wave at the Moon on Aug. 21 as LRO turns its camera toward Earth. 5 days
Harnessing rich satellite data to estimate crop yield
PHYS.ORG Without advanced sensing technology, humans see only a small portion of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Satellites see the full range—from high-energy gamma rays, to visible, infrared, and low-energy microwaves. The images and... 5 days
Mars 2020 mission to use smart methods to seek signs of past life
PHYS.ORG NASA's Mars 2020 mission, which will look for signs of past life on Mars, will use smart methods originally developed to find... 5 days
Missions to probe exoplanets, galaxies, and cosmic inflation vie for $250 million NASA slot
Science Magazine Three finalists compete for 2019 selection in mid-sized Explorer program 5 days
SpaceX Dragon delivers scientific bounty to space station
PHYS.ORG A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday, delivering a bonanza of science experiments. 5 days
Image: Gaia's first full-colour all-sky map
PHYS.ORG While surveying the positions of over a billion stars, ESA's Gaia mission is also measuring their colour, a key diagnostic to study the physical properties of stars. A new image provides a preview of Gaia's first... 5 days
SpaceX Dragon Delivers Supplies (and Science) to Space Station
SPACE.COM The Dragon cargo ship is filled with more than 6,400 lbs. (2,900 kilograms) of food, supplies and science experiments for the space station's Expedition 52 crew. 5 days
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ESA Technology image of the week: Europe’s largest vacuum chamber, used to test satellites before they fly 5 days
Mars Sample Return: Scientists Debate How to Bring Red Planet Rocks to Earth
SPACE.COM With NASA's sample-caching 2020 Mars rover mission just around the corner, the best strategy for hauling Red Planet rock and dirt to... 5 days
From Exoplanets to Galaxies: NASA Chooses 6 Missions for Further Study
SPACE.COM NASA chose six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for further study on Aug. 9. The proposed missions have science goals all over the universe, ranging from exoplanets... 5 days
Watch Live @ 8:30 am ET: SpaceX Dragon to Be Attached to ISS
SPACE.COM A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship, the twelfth launched by the private spaceflight company for NASA delivery missions, will arrive at the International... 5 days
Watch Live Now! SpaceX Dragon Arriving at ISS
SPACE.COM A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship, the twelfth launched by the private spaceflight company for NASA delivery missions, will arrive at the International Space Station today, Aug. 16, at about 7 a.m. EDT... 5 days
Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots
PHYS.ORG Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014... 5 days
Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to three spots
PHYS.ORG Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean, through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014... 5 days
Opportunity: Longest-Running Mars Rover
SPACE.COM The Opportunity rover is NASA's longest rover mission. 5 days
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SPACE NEWS As the number of cubesats and other small satellites grows, experts advise that some degree of industry self-regulation... 6 days
urthecast building precursor radar satellite delays optisar constellation by a year UrtheCast building precursor radar satellite, delays OptiSAR constellation by a year
SPACE NEWS An unnamed backer of Canadian Earth observation company UrtheCast’s proposed radar and optical satellite... 6 days
Disney Relaunches Mission: SPACE Ride at Epcot with Revised NASA Cameos
SPACE.COM Next-generation NASA spacecraft have new cameos as part of the relaunched Mission: SPACE ride at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, but the refreshed attraction jettisons... 6 days
tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thought Tidally Locked Exoplanets May Be More Common than Previously Thought
ASTRO WATCH Many exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked — with... 6 days
Cassini Probes Last Saturn Mysteries 1 Month from Demise
SPACE.COM The end is nigh for NASA's trailblazing Cassini mission to Saturn as the veteran spacecraft enters its final month in orbit. The probe will burn up like an artificial meteor... 6 days
tracking a solar eruption through the solar system Tracking a Solar Eruption Through the Solar System
ASTRO WATCH Ten spacecraft, from ESA’s Venus Express to NASA’s Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through... 6 days
Cassini says goodbye to a true Titan
SCIENCE DAILY Mere weeks away from its dramatic, mission-ending plunge into Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has a hectic schedule, orbiting the planet every week in its Grand Finale. On a few orbits, Saturn's largest moon, Titan,... 6 days
NASA spots Typhoon Banyan's large eye
PHYS.ORG Typhoon Banyan's eye became visible again in satellite imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite. A visible image showed powerful storms tightly would around Typhoon Banyan's center as it moved through the Pacific Ocean. 6 days
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SPACE NEWS The $2.4 billion Mars 2020 mission is just one example of NASA’s increasing reliance on artificial intelligence, although... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH Without so much as a flinch, SpaceX sent the CRS-12 Dragon cargo spacecraft off to the... 6 days
NASA research plane 'kicking off the show' during total eclipse
PHYS.ORG A NASA research plane, with the agency's science director onboard, will fly out of Boeing Field in Seattle on Aug. 21, to capture the first video of the... 6 days
NASA studies CubeSat mission to solve Venusian mystery
PHYS.ORG Venus looks bland and featureless in visible light, but change the filter to ultraviolet, and Earth's twin suddenly looks like a different planet. Dark and light areas stripe the sphere, indicating that... 6 days
New thruster design increases efficiency for future spaceflight
PHYS.ORG Hall thrusters (HTs) are used in earth-orbiting satellites, and also show promise to propel robotic spacecraft long distances, such as from Earth to Mars. The propellant in a HT, usually xenon, is... 6 days
NASA's GPM found Gert strengthening into a hurricane
PHYS.ORG NASA looked at the rainfall rates within Tropical Storm Gert as it continued to strengthen and found the most intense rainfall on the tropical cyclone's eastern side. Just over 12 hours later,... 6 days
Tracking a solar eruption through the solar system
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Ten spacecraft, from ESA's Venus Express to NASA's Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the solar system while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective... 6 days
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ESA Cosmic radiation is considered the main health hazard to human spaceflight and space exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond, which is... 6 days
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