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three new crew members on voyage to international space station Three New Crew Members on Voyage to International Space Station
ASTRO WATCH Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the... 8 hours
Thales Alenia Working With Three Companies on Deep Space Gateway Concepts
SPACE.COM Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA studies of concepts for the proposed Deep Space Gateway, leveraging its expertise... 9 hours
'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station
PHYS.ORG SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit. 9 hours
Dawn to Fly Closer to Ceres Than Ever in Mission's Final Phase
SPACE.COM NASA's Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final... 9 hours
scientific achievements during the operation of lomonosov satellite Scientific Achievements During the Operation of Lomonosov Satellite
ASTRO WATCH The Lomonosov Project is a large-scale scientific and educational space project of Lomonosov Moscow State University aimed at studying space... 14 hours
Recycled SpaceX Dragon Capsule Makes 2nd Delivery to Space Station
SPACE.COM A used SpaceX Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station for the second time Sunday (Dec. 17) delivering more than 2 tons of NASA supplies just... 14 hours
return return return crs 13 mission marks triple play in terms of spacex reuse Return, Return, Return: CRS-13 Mission Marks Triple-Play in Terms of SpaceX Reuse
ASTRO WATCH The 13th SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service (CRS-13) mission roared into the Florida sky aboard a ‘Full Thrust’ Falcon 9 launch vehicle Friday morning. The... 15 hours
U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station
REUTERS (Reuters) - A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on... 19 hours
discovery of new planet reveals distant solar system to rival our own Discovery of New Planet Reveals Distant Solar System to Rival Our Own
ASTRO WATCH The discovery of an eighth planet circling the distant star Kepler-90 by University of Texas at Austin astronomer Andrew Vanderburg and Google’s Christopher Shallue... 1 day
better way to weigh millions of solitary stars Better Way to Weigh Millions of Solitary Stars
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have come up with a new and improved method for measuring the masses of millions of solitary stars, especially... 1 day
California's Still Growing Thomas Fire Spews Brown Smoke in NASA Image
LIVE SCIENCE A NASA satellite captured an image showing a thick curtain of brown smoke billowing from the Thomas Fire in Southern California yesterday (Dec. 14). 1 day
rocket lab postpones electron launch to early 2018 Rocket Lab postpones Electron launch to early 2018
SPACE NEWS Stymied by poor weather and technical glitches, including one that aborted a launch just two seconds before liftoff, Rocket Lab... 1 day
Space Station Double Play Sunday! Watch a New Crew Launch as SpaceX Dragon Arrives
SPACE.COM There's a lot of spaceflight action on tap Sunday morning (Dec. 17), and you can watch it all before the... 2 days
Moon Rocket Thrust! NASA Tests Powerful Engine with 3D-Printed Part
SPACE.COM An engine designed for the world's most powerful rocket underwent one last test fire for 2017 on Wednesday (Dec. 13) to help NASA get ready for the Space... 2 days
California's Still Growing Thomas Fire Spews Brown Smoke in NASA Image
SPACE.COM A NASA satellite captured an image showing a thick curtain of brown smoke billowing from the Thomas Fire in Southern California yesterday (Dec. 14). 2 days
nasa planning to purchase earth science data from commercial smallsat systems NASA planning to purchase Earth science data from commercial smallsat systems
SPACE NEWS NASA expects to purchase Earth science data from constellations of commercial satellites early next... 2 days
germany picks ariane 5 for heinrich hertz launch Germany picks Ariane 5 for Heinrich Hertz launch
SPACE NEWS German satellite builder OHB Systems has secured a slot for the experimental Heinrich Hertz communications satellite on what could be... 2 days
Spy Satellites Reveal Ancient Lost Empires in Afghanistan
SPACE.COM Spy satellite and drone imagery is revealing ancient Silk Road outposts and other lost archeological treasures in the treacherous deserts of Afghanistan. 2 days
how a student satellite solved a major space mystery How a Student Satellite Solved a Major Space Mystery
ASTRO WATCH A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth’s radiation belts is... 2 days
Report: NASA should develop US strategy for international space station beyond 2024
PHYS.ORG Although NASA has made progress toward the overall space exploration science priorities recommended in a 2011 decadal survey by the National Academies of Sciences,... 2 days
Six-decade-old space mystery solved with shoebox-sized satellite called a CubeSat
SCIENCE DAILY A 60-year-old mystery about the source of energetic, potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by... 2 days
'Star Wars' Gear Soars on SpaceX Falcon Rocket As 'The Last Jedi' Launches
SPACE.COM "Star Wars"-themed mission patches lifted off on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station today (Dec. 15), the same day... 2 days
NASA sees Tropical Storm Kai-Tak moving over the Philippines
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Kai-Tak that revealed the western side of storm had moved into the southern and central Philippines. Infrared data revealed very cold... 2 days
Graphene in zero G promises success in space
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In a successful collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, experiments testing graphene for two different space-related applications have shown extremely promising results. Based on these results, the Flagship... 2 days
In Photos: SpaceX Launches Used Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Capsule on CRS-13
SPACE.COM SpaceX launched its 13th cargo delivery to the International Space Station with both a reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo ship. See photos... 2 days
Space station research explorer on NASA.gov launches phase one
PHYS.ORG Researchers, prospective partners, media professionals, students, and space enthusiasts now have more space station science at their fingertips with Space Station Research Explorer on NASA.gov (SSRE on NASA.gov). The new... 2 days
In first, SpaceX launches recycled rocket and spaceship (Update)
PHYS.ORG For the first time, SpaceX on Friday blasted off both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before, a step forward in the company's goal to lower the... 2 days
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SPACE NEWS A SpaceX Falcon 9 successfully launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station Dec. 15 on the first use of... 2 days
uk hopes new 132 million satellite testing plant will assuage brexit concerns for space industry UK hopes new $132 million satellite testing plant will assuage Brexit concerns for space industry
SPACE NEWS A 99 million pound ($132 million)... 2 days
SpaceX Launches (and Lands) Used Rocket on Historic NASA Cargo Mission
SPACE.COM SpaceX launched and landed a used rocket today (Dec. 15), pulling off yet another spaceflight double play on a mission that gets the company a big... 2 days
SpaceX poised to launch recycled rocket and spaceship
PHYS.ORG For the first time, SpaceX is poised to launch both a rocket and a cargo ship that have flown before, a step forward in the company's goal to lower the cost of... 2 days
Eight Exoplanets Orbit Sun-Like Star Kepler-90
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers reports the discovery of an eighth planet orbiting Kepler-90, a Sun-like star approximately 2,545 light-years from Earth in the constellation... 3 days
NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic trek
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In temperatures that can drop below -20 degrees Fahrenheit, along a route occasionally blocked by wind-driven ice dunes, a hundred miles from any other people, a team led by two NASA scientists will survey... 3 days
tracking aerosols Tracking aerosols
ESA The Sentinel-5P satellite sees aerosols from southern California’s fires 3 days
SpaceX to Launch Its Most Reused Rocket Yet Today: Watch It Live
SPACE.COM SpaceX will launch a cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) today (Dec. 15) in what will be another leap forward in the... 3 days
thales alenia working with three companies on deep space gateway concepts Thales Alenia working with three companies on Deep Space Gateway concepts
SPACE NEWS Thales Alenia Space is partnering with three U.S. companies that are working on NASA... 3 days
Images: Discovery of 8th Planet in Kepler-90 System with Google AI
SPACE.COM On Dec. 14, 2017, NASA and Google announced the discovery of a record eighth planet around the distant star Kepler-90. See images here. 3 days
Record Breaker! 8th Alien Planet Found Around Distant Star
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have discovered an eighth exoplanet, Kepler-90i, around a distant star, mirroring the number of planets in our own solar system. See how Google machine-learning technology and NASA's Kepler space... 3 days
expedition 53 crew members return to earth from space station Expedition 53 Crew Members Return to Earth From Space Station
ASTRO WATCH Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to... 3 days
maven sheds light on habitability of distant planets MAVEN Sheds Light on Habitability of Distant Planets
ASTRO WATCH How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It’s a complex... 3 days
blue origin returns to flight with new shepard launch Blue Origin Returns to Flight with New Shepard Launch
ASTRO WATCH Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ up-and-coming space launch company Blue Origin sent the latest version of the company’s New... 3 days
esa tasks airbus with streamlining copernicus data access ESA tasks Airbus with streamlining  Copernicus data access
SPACE NEWS Airbus has signed a contract with the European Space Agency to develop a Copernicus Data and Information Access Services, orDIAS,... 3 days
Record Breaker! 8th Alien Planet Found Around Distant Star
SPACE.COM Scientists have discovered an eighth exoplanet, Kepler-90i, around a distant star, mirroring the number of planets in our own solar system. See how Google machine-learning technology and NASA's Kepler space... 3 days
NASA looks at rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Kai-tak
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tropical Storm Kai-tak developed near the east central Philippines as the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead and analyzed its rainfall. 3 days
Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets
REUTERS SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google and NASA said on Thursday that advanced computer analysis... 3 days
bright areas on ceres suggest geologic activity Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity
ASTRO WATCH If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable... 3 days
NASA researchers share perspective on key elements of ozone layer recovery
SCIENCE DAILY Each year, ozone-depleting compounds in the upper atmosphere destroy the protective ozone layer, and in particular above Antarctica. While different compounds each release either reactive chlorine... 3 days
Blue Origin's Test Flight This Week Included Medical Tech, Student Experiments
SPACE.COM Astronauts who suffer chest trauma such as a collapsed lung could soon have a new technology to save their lives: The payloads aboard Blue Origin's suborbital... 3 days
Artificial intelligence, NASA data used to discover eighth planet circling distant star
SCIENCE DAILY Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the recent discovery of an eighth planet circling... 3 days
Spy Satellites Reveal Ancient Lost Empires in Afghanistan
LIVE SCIENCE Spy satellite and drone imagery is revealing ancient Silk Road outposts and other lost archeological treasures in the treacherous deserts of Afghanistan. 3 days
saturn s rings affect the planet s ionosphere Saturn's Rings Affect the Planet's Ionosphere
ASTRO WATCH Data collected by the Cassini spacecraft, before it was deliberately crashed into Saturn's atmosphere in September 2017, show that the planet's illustrious rings are... 3 days
hubble s celestial snow globe Hubble's Celestial Snow Globe
ASTRO WATCH It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in... 3 days
spaceil making final fundraising push for lunar lander mission SpaceIL making final fundraising push for lunar lander mission
SPACE NEWS SpaceIL, the Israeli team in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, says it needs to raise $7.5 million... 3 days
New Hubble Image Captures Collision of Two Disk Galaxies: NGC 5256
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA has released a beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of... 3 days
galileo launch brings navigation network close to completion Galileo Launch Brings Navigation Network Close to Completion
ASTRO WATCH Europe has four more Galileo navigation satellites in the sky following their launch on an Ariane 5 rocket. After Tuesday’s... 3 days
gunther hasinger appointed as esa director of science Günther Hasinger appointed as ESA Director of Science
ESA The Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Günther Hasinger as the next Director of Science. He... 4 days
Image: NASA's Aqua satellite captures smoke billowing off California coast
PHYS.ORG The huge amounts of smoke tumbling off the coast of California is also an indicator of how active the Thomas Fire still is. The grayish brown smoke shows... 4 days
See the Next Generation of Nuclear Power for Mars Missions (Video)
SPACE.COM NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy are collaborating on the next generation of nuclear generators, with a focus on crewed missions to Mars. 4 days
Image: The fault in our Mars
PHYS.ORG This image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) of northern Meridiani Planum shows faults that have disrupted layered deposits. Some of the faults produced a clean break along the layers, displacing and offsetting individual beds (yellow... 4 days
Next-generation GRACE satellites arrive at launch site
PHYS.ORG A pair of advanced U.S./German Earth research satellites with some very big shoes to fill is now at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base to begin final preparations for launch next spring. 4 days
Bringing space technology to water needs in California vineyards
PHYS.ORG ARS scientists are saving water in California's vineyards by using satellite data and computer models to better manage water resources. 4 days
dawn to fly closer to ceres than ever in mission s final phase Dawn to fly closer to Ceres than ever in mission’s final phase
SPACE NEWS NASA’s Dawn mission to the main asteroid belt, granted a second extended mission earlier this year, will end later next year after a final... 4 days
accessing copernicus data made easier Accessing Copernicus data made easier
ESA Thanks to the European Union’s Copernicus programme, vast quantities of satellite data are freely available to manage the environment and benefit European citizens. While this offers... 4 days
Soyuz Crew Returns to Earth Safely After 139 Days on Space Station
SPACE.COM International Space Station crewmates from Russia, Italy and the United States are back on Earth, having landed after five months on orbit. Sergey Ryazanskiy,... 4 days
Three-man crew returns from space station - NASA TV
REUTERS (Reuters) - A capsule carrying U.S., Russian and Italian astronauts from the International Space Station landed in Kazakhstan... 4 days
lockheed selects nec artificial intelligence software to study space data Lockheed selects NEC artificial intelligence software to study space data
SPACE NEWS Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect... 4 days
Study: Loss of water in drought caused Sierra Nevada to rise
PHYS.ORG Loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (2.5 centimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015,... 4 days
In Photos: President Trump Aims for the Moon with Space Policy Directive 1
SPACE.COM On Dec. 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Space Policy Directive 1, ordering NASA to return astronauts to the moon ahead... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH Scientists were already excited to learn this summer that New Horizons’ next flyby target – a Kuiper Belt object a... 4 days
NASA sees developing system 96W affecting central Philippines
PHYS.ORG A developing area of tropical low pressure designated System 96W was affecting the central Philippines when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead. 4 days
Thermal 'skin' designed to maintain temperature of satellites
SCIENCE DAILY If a satellite's temperature is not maintained within its optimal range, its performance can suffer which could mean it could be harder to track wildfires or other natural disasters, your Google maps... 4 days
Hubble Team Releases Incredible Image of Globular Cluster Messier 79
SCI-NEWS.COM This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the globular star cluster Messier 79. Messier 79, otherwise... 4 days
Major space mystery solved using data from student satellite
PHYS.ORG A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts is now solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by... 4 days
Mars mission sheds light on habitability of distant planets
SCIENCE DAILY Insights from NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission about the loss of the Red Planet's atmosphere can help scientists understand the habitability of rocky planets orbiting other... 4 days
'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule (Update)
PHYS.ORG Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. 4 days
Mars mission sheds light on habitability of distant planets
PHYS.ORG How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It's a complex question but one that NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution... 4 days
Why This Explosive, Mars-Like Volcanic Island Fascinates NASA
SPACE.COM Life on Mars may have looked a lot like Tonga. 4 days
Mystery of Whale and Dolphin Strandings May Hinge on NASA Data
SPACE.COM Are huge balls of charged gas launched from the sun steering these marine animals off course? 4 days
Humanity's Expansion into Deep Space Is Inevitable, Industry Experts Say
SPACE.COM There will be a market for humanity's expansion beyond Earth orbit, industry experts said — but none of them can predict what form that market will take. 4 days
Icy Images: Antarctica Will Amaze You in Incredible Aerial Views
LIVE SCIENCE NASA's Operation IceBridge continues to snap gorgeous images of the planet's chilly bottom, revealing the beauty and dynamics of Antarctica's expansive ice. 4 days
Spy satellites are revealing Afghanistan’s lost empires
Science Magazine U.S.-Afghan partnership identifies thousands of archaeological sites, a first step toward protecting them 4 days
'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule
PHYS.ORG Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. 4 days
T-Mobile unveils plans for US pay TV service
PHYS.ORG US wireless carrier T-Mobile said Wednesday it would launch a pay TV service in 2018, aiming to disrupt the dominant cable and satellite providers. 4 days
Researchers design thermal 'skin' to maintain temperature of satellites
PHYS.ORG Think keeping your coffee warm is important? Try satellites. If a satellite's temperature is not maintained within its optimal range, its performance can suffer which could mean it could be... 5 days
Air pollution project harnesses the power of backyard science enthusiasts
PHYS.ORG Right now, a handful of motivated Fort Collins citizens are doing something a little out of the ordinary. They're collecting cutting-edge scientific data from their backyards that may... 5 days
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ESA Explore the stars in our galactic neighbour, the Large Magellanic Cloud, as viewed by ESA’s Gaia satellite 5 days
Seven Earth-sized planets entered the spotlight this year
SCIENCE-NEWS The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single cool star fuels a debate over what counts as good news in the search for life outside the solar system. 5 days
A quantum communications satellite proved its potential in 2017
SCIENCE-NEWS Quantum communication through space is now possible, putting the quantum internet within closer reach. 5 days
Using satellites to improve crop yield estimates
PHYS.ORG A team that includes a graduate student who received his Ph.D. on Sunday from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has taken a major step toward developing a satellite-based tool to improve crop... 5 days
Space Station Crew Returns to Earth Tonight: How to Watch Live
SPACE.COM Three space travelers will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) tonight after a six-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory. 5 days
NASA biology experiments are space station-bound
PHYS.ORG Several bioscience experiments developed at NASA's Ames Research Center, in California's Silicon Valley are about to launch to the International Space Station on SpaceX's 13th commercial resupply services mission for NASA 5 days
Image: 3-D-printed satellite imager design
PHYS.ORG Weirdly organic in appearance, this prototype is the first outcome of an ESA project to develop, manufacture and demonstrate an optical instrument for space with 3D printing. 5 days
Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity
PHYS.ORG If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out... 5 days
galileo liftoff replay Galileo liftoff replay
ESA Rewatch the liftoff of Galileo satellites 19–22 by Ariane 5 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on 12 December 5 days
New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA
PHYS.ORG The world's newest island—formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago—may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said... 5 days
Ariane 5 rocket puts European GPS satellites into orbit (Update)
PHYS.ORG An Ariane 5 rocket put four GPS satellites into orbit on Tuesday for Europe's Galileo navigation project, Arianespace said. 5 days
ariane 5 launches four galileo satellites in year end arianespace mission Ariane 5 launches four Galileo satellites in year-end Arianespace mission
SPACE NEWS Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation... 5 days
SpaceX Rocket Launch for NASA Delayed to Friday for Extra Inspections
SPACE.COM SpaceX has again pushed back the launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule filled with NASA cargo — this time to no earlier... 5 days
galileo launch brings navigation network close to completion Galileo launch brings navigation network close to completion
ESA Europe has four more Galileo navigation satellites in the sky following their launch on an Ariane 5 rocket. After today’s... 5 days
Graphene in zero G promises success in space
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NASA scientists embark on extreme Antarctic trek
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NASA looks at rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Kai-tak
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NASA analyzes short-lived Bay of Bengal cyclone
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NASA shows new Tongan island made of tuff stuff, likely to persist years
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Tuesday Will Mark SpaceX's 1st Launch from Complex 40 Since Fiery Explosion
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Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday’s flight
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Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings
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