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NASA, FEMA, international partners plan asteroid impact exercise  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 minutes
NASA and other U.S. agencies and space science institutions, along with international partners, will participate in a 'tabletop exercise' that will play out a realistic -- but fictional -- scenario for an... more
Northrop Grumman highlights benefits of Orbital ATK acquisition  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
Nearly a year after Northrop Grumman’s acquisition of Orbital ATK closed, company executives say they’re getting the benefits they expected... more
Russia May Soon Mothball Its Most Historic Launchpad: Report  SPACE.COM · 4 hours
Russia may soon decommission its most historic launch site, from which the world's first satellite, Sputnik, was lofted into space. more
Lessons of Apollo Can Help NASA Ace Return to the Moon, Experts Say  SPACE.COM · 4 hours
As NASA prepares for the ambitious goal of landing a person on the moon within five years, a conference from the USRA... more
The Emergency Launch Abort Systems of SpaceX and Boeing Explained  SPACE.COM · 4 hours
If anything goes wrong when a crew of astronauts launches into space, their spacecraft always has a built-in abort system to help them return to Earth safely. But... more
Landslides on Mars Spotted from Space in Amazing NASA Photo  SPACE.COM · 5 hours
On Mars, just as on Earth, gravity can send material tumbling down steep slopes — and the results can be stunningly pretty, as shown in this photograph NASA... more
You Can Now Build Boeing's Starliner Capsule With Cobi Toy Blocks  SPACE.COM · 6 hours
With work underway to return astronauts to space from U.S. soil, you can now piece together one of NASA's new commercial crew spacecraft using a toy... more
NASA's Aqua Satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Lorna organizing  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Visible satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the recently formed Tropical Storm Lorna was getting organized in the Southeastern Indian Ocean. more
Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View  LIVE SCIENCE · 10 hours
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work. more
NASA examines Tropical Cyclone Kenneth in infrared light  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Kenneth and analyzed the storm in infrared light. more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets. Fundamentally important for the habitability of a... more
Why We Need to Avoid More Anti-Satellite Tests  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
No state has destroyed another state's satellite. This extraordinary restraint is worth preserving and expanding. more
NASA's InSight detects first likely 'quake' on Mars  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely 'marsquake'. This is the first recorded trembling that appears to have come from inside the planet, as... more
Rapid destruction of Earth-like atmospheres by young stars  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
The discoveries of thousands of planets orbiting stars outside our solar system has made questions about the potential for life to form on these planets fundamentally important in modern science. Fundamentally important... more
NASA’s InSight Lander Detects Its First Marsquake  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
The SEIS (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) instrument on NASA’s InSight lander detected the faint seismic signal on April 6, 2019, the... more
On This Day in Space! April 24, 1970: China Launches Its 1st Satellite  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
On April 24, 1970, China became the fifth nation to independently launch a satellite into orbit. See how it happened in our... more
Image: New comet viewer  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
From a distance of five million kilometres to within 20 metres, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from all angles. more
High-Altitude Auroras Create 'Speed Bumps' for Satellites  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
A high-altitude version of the northern lights can create a headwind for some orbiting satellites, new research confirms. more
Graffiti exhibition to showcase role of climate from space  ESA · 16 hours
Street art and climate science will combine at ESA’s Living Planet Symposium to highlight the major role that... more
Sign across space  ESA · 17 hours
Technology image of the week: Infrared and phosphorescent satellite markers could help future space servicing vehicles home in on targets more
NASA probe detects likely 'marsquake' - an interplanetary first  REUTERS · 1 day
NASA's robotic probe InSight has detected and measured what scientists believe to be a "marsquake," marking the first... more
Iridium says DoD’s new unlimited service contract renewal nearly complete  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Iridium CEO Matt Desch said April 23 the company expects to finalize a multi-year renewal of... more
X-Men Call NASA in Final 'Dark Phoenix' Trailer  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The X-Men answer NASA's call for a space rescue in the last "Dark Phoenix" trailer. But do they have the right stuff? more
Marsquake! NASA's InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet — robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars. more
Largest collection of coral reef maps ever made  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists offer a new way to accurately map coral reefs using a combination of Earth-orbiting satellites and field observations. This first-ever global coral reef atlas contains maps of over 65,000 square kilometers... more
Auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated, scientists find  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers find that 'speed bumps' in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally thought. more
Celebrate 50 Years of Space Feats with USRA Symposium Today! How to Watch  SPACE.COM · 1 day
An astronaut who walked on the moon and a renowned NASA mathematician join a group of experts discussing the future of space... more
Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View  SPACE.COM · 1 day
A space rock called Bennu is getting its close-up: NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission to explore the asteroid has entered a new phase of detailed survey work. more
NASA catches formation of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth near Aldabra  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Visible satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the formation of Tropical Storm Kenneth in the Southern Indian Ocean. Kenneth formed north of Madagascar and east of the Aldabra Atoll. more
Scientists find auroral 'speed bumps' are more complicated  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire Space Science Center find that "speed bumps" in space, which can slow down satellites orbiting closer to Earth, are more complex than originally thought. more
Scientists create largest collection of coral reef maps ever made  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
A study from scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offers a new... more
Relativity to launch LEO satellite for mu Space  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Relativity announced April 23 it has secured a contract to launch a low Earth orbit satellite for Thai startup mu... more
CLASP-2: Investigating the magnetic solar chromosphere  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Four years ago, an international team (USA, Japan and Europe) carried out an unprecedented suborbital space experiment called CLASP-1, motivated by theoretical investigations carried out at the IAC by Javier Trujillo Bueno and his research group.... more
X-ray observations reveal insights into the nature of the pulsar wind nebula 3C 58  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Analysis of the new data from X-ray observations using NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft and archival data from the agency's Chandra X-ray... more
China to announce rules soon to regulate commercial rocket industry  REUTERS · 2 days
China's national space agency said on Tuesday it will soon announce rules to regulate commercial rocket... more
China Launches New BeiDou Satellite  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
China sent a new satellite of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 10:41 p.m.... more
Earth Day 2019: How NASA Data Helps US Deal with Disasters and Climate Change  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A new NASA website shows just how the agency's Earth observation data helps communities across the United States deal with... more
Researchers calculate decades of 'scary' Greenland ice melting  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Measuring melting ice is a fairly precise business in 2019—thanks to satellites, weather stations and sophisticated climate models. more
Earth Day 2019: These Amazing NASA Images Show Earth from Above  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions. more
'S.S. Roger Chaffee' Delivers Approximately 7,600 Pounds of Cargo to ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that the “S.S. Roger Chaffee” Cygnus spacecraft successfully completed its... more
Earth Day 2019: Here's 10 Amazing NASA Photos of Earth from Space  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions. more
New Concept for Novel Fire Extinguisher in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A research team in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed new concept of fire... more
A SpaceX Crew Dragon Safety Test Went Very Wrong. Here's Why That Matters  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
SpaceX tested the escape system on its Crew Dragon capsule. Smoke from the failure was visible for miles. more
SpaceX Cargo Launch Still On Track Despite Crew Dragon Anomaly, NASA Says  SPACE.COM · 2 days
SpaceX's upcoming cargo launch is still on track after a recent anomaly during a test of their Crew Dragon capsule. more
Intelsat Reports Intelsat 29e Satellite Failure  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Intelsat S.A. has announced that the anomaly previously disclosed on April 10, 2019 has resulted in the total loss of the Intelsat 29e spacecraft.... more
Debris of Satellite Destroyed by India May Threaten ISS - Russian MoD  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
When India tested its anti-satellite weapons, more than 100 fragments of destroyed spacecraft were created; in the future, these fragments could pose a threat... more
Five Planets Revealed after 20 Years of Observation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
A team of astronomers led by the UNIGE has discovered five new planets with periods of revolution between 15 and... more
NASA's Webb Space Telescope Will Capture a Galactic 'Jellyfish'  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Astronomers aren't sure how this galaxy ended up with its long, gassy appendages, but NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is going to investigate. more
Quantum-material-based proton-irradiation-immune electronics for space travel  nanowerk · 3 days
Proton radiation damage is an important failure mechanism for electronic devices in near-Earth orbits and deep space. The future of space exploration depends crucially on the development of new electronic technologies that are immune to space... more
Hubble Observes Globular Cluster Messier 75  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
NASA has released an absolutely beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 75. Messier 75 lies in... more
Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea. more
Incident on SpaceX pad could delay its first manned flight  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A mysterious but apparently serious incident occurred Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida involving the SpaceX capsule intended to carry American astronauts into space late this year, the private... more
Orange Lush: California's 'Superbloom' Wows from the Air  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A NASA photographer captured a lush aerial shot of an ephemeral wildflower bloom in the desert. more
A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered... more
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests  REUTERS · 4 days
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at... more
SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test  SPACE.COM · 4 days
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered an anomaly during an engine test in Florida Saturday (April 20), company officials said. more
SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffers anomaly during ground tests  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of... more
Powerful Particles and Tugging Tides May Affect Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky... more
CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these... more
NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA... more
Independent Report Concludes 2033 Human Mars Mission Is Not Feasible  SPACE.COM · 5 days
An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be flown being the late... more
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface. more
Ground station startup Leaf Space plans capital raise  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Italian startup Leaf Space wants to triple the number of ground station locations it has by late next year, citing... more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
Russia to Develop New Modular Spacesuit for Cosmonauts  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
The Zvezda Research and Production Enterprise plans to start developing a new modular spacesuit for cosmonauts in 2019 after signing... more
SpaceX's Next Space Station Cargo Launch Delayed to April 30  SPACE.COM · 5 days
SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station by four days, to April 30. more
U.S. military Electron launch first test for York satellite  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in late April or early May three U.S. military satellites including the... more
Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card for Hubble's 29th Year (Image)  SPACE.COM · 5 days
On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next... more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some... more
Hubble Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary with Stunning View of Southern Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this colorful look at the hourglass-shaped Southern... more
Fuel cells in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential molecules such as proteins and DNA. One major route for this exchange, discovered only in the... more
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NASA catches formation of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth near Aldabra
First marsquake detected by NASA’s InSight mission
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