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Sun eruptions hit Earth like a 'sneeze', say scientists
PHYS.ORG Long-term power cuts, destruction of electronic devices and increased cancer risk for aeroplane passengers are all potential effects of the Earth being hit by a powerful solar eruption. 7 minutes
Life on TRAPPIST-1 Planets? Rock-Swapping May Boost Odds
SPACE.COM The three potentially habitable Earth-size planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system may be even more promising abodes for life than scientists had thought. 2 hours
In marine bacteria, evolution of new specialized molecules follows a previously unknown path
PHYS.ORG It's one of the tiniest organisms on Earth, but also one of the most abundant. And now, the microscopic marine bacteria called... 3 hours
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PHYS.ORG VIDEO As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in... 3 hours
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ESA Earth observation image of the week: a nearly cloud-free view of France and the surrounding countries captured by Sentinel-3 5 hours
Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town
PHYS.ORG Just before sunrise, there's typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon's second-highest peak glowing pink in the faint light. 5 hours
India sends 31 satellites into space, some for foreign customers
REUTERS NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India fired a rocket carrying 31 small satellites into space on Friday,... 7 hours
unknown planetary mass object may lurk somewhere on the edge of the solar system Unknown 'Planetary Mass Object' May Lurk Somewhere on the Edge of the Solar System
ASTRO WATCH An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk... 15 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Artificial intelligence is changing how we study Mars. A.I. software on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has helped it zap dozens of laser targets on... 16 hours
Planet 10? Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar System
SPACE.COM Another planet-size object may be orbiting beyond Pluto in the far, icy reaches of the solar system. 17 hours
Mars-to-Earth-Mass Planet May Lurk in Outer Solar System: Planet 10
SCI-NEWS.COM An unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planet may lurk in the outer reaches of the Solar System, according to... 18 hours
The curious case of the warped Kuiper Belt
SCIENCE DAILY The plane of the solar system is warped in the belt's outer reaches, signaling the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto, according to new research.  19 hours
NASA Eyes Close-Up Mission to Uranus, Neptune
SPACE.COM New NASA mission ideas would investigate the gassy environments of Uranus and Neptune, two planets on the edge of the solar system that spacecraft have visited only once. 19 hours
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Science Magazine VIDEO Companies like World View try to do for balloons what SpaceX has done for rockets 19 hours
Sea sponges stay put with anchors that bend but don't break
SCIENCE DAILY The anchors that hold Venus' flower basket sea sponges to the ocean floor have an internal architecture that increases their ability to bend, according to a... 19 hours
esa aims to privatize space rider unmanned spaceplane by 2025 ESA aims to privatize Space Rider unmanned spaceplane by 2025
SPACE NEWS Europe’s Space Rider reusable spaceplane is three years or so from its debut, but the European... 19 hours
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Views Curiosity Climbing Mount Sharp
SCI-NEWS.COM Using the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera — the most powerful camera ever to orbit another... 20 hours
Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth
SCIENCE DAILY Using a combination of satellite and ground data, a research team can map multiple indicators of monkey distribution, including human activity zones as inferred from roads and settlements, direct detections... 21 hours
Today in Space! June 22, 2000: NASA Finds Evidence of Water on Mars
SPACE.COM Find out what happened today in space on June 22, 2000 when NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft found evidence of present-day liquid... 21 hours
Sea sponges stay put with anchors that bend but don't break
PHYS.ORG Sea sponges known as Venus' flower baskets remain fixed to the sea floor with nothing more than an array of thin, hair-like anchors made essentially of... 21 hours
Unexpected rotation in a stone-dead galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY A rotating stellar disk à la the Milky Way has been discovered in a stone-dead galaxy 10 billion light-years from Earth. This has never been shown before. The galaxy examined is an early version of elliptical-shaped... 21 hours
Satellite data to map endangered monkey populations on Earth
PHYS.ORG A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined... 23 hours
Magnetic memories of a metal world
PHYS.ORG 4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed environment of the early solar system, a protoplanet roughly the size of Mars was involved in a series of fierce collisions with other large planetary bodies. 23 hours
Could asteroids bombard the Earth to cause a mass extinction in 10 million years?
PHYS.ORG Scientists have spent decades debating whether asteroids and comets hit the Earth at regular intervals. At the same time, a... 24 hours
Even ugly animals can win hearts and dollars to save them from extinction
PHYS.ORG The Earth is home to millions of species, but you wouldn't know it from the media's obsession with only a few dozen... 1 day
JPL scientists predict future space probes will have artificial intelligence to operate autonomously
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A pair of space scientists working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology has written a Focus piece... 1 day
Unseen 'planetary mass object' signalled by warped Kuiper Belt
PHYS.ORG An unknown, unseen "planetary mass object" may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in... 1 day
3-D virus cam catches germs red-handed
PHYS.ORG Before germs like viruses can make you sick, they first have to make a landing on one of your cells—Mars Rover style—and then punch their way inside. 1 day
Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers
LIVE SCIENCE Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space. 1 day
Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers
SPACE.COM Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space. 1 day
Student-built satellite aims to provide insight on effects of solar storms
PHYS.ORG This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will launch a Penn State student-built satellite into orbit that will help learn more about space weather. 1 day
Software on Mars rover allows it to pick research targets autonomously
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers form the U.S., Denmark and France has created a report regarding the creation and use of software meant to give exploratory robots... 1 day
Image: Visualization of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse
PHYS.ORG On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. Eclipses happen about every six months, but this one is... 1 day
Astronomers Continue Search for Earth-Like Planets at Proxima Centauri and Other Stars (Video)
SPACE.COM Astronomers will set the sights of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) 3.6-metre telescope at La Silla on nearby stars Proxima Centauri, Barnard's... 1 day
Vegetation phenology variability based on Tibetan Plateau tree-ring data
PHYS.ORG In recent years, researchers have focused on how vegetation phenology on the Tibetan Plateau (TP), the Earth's largest surface area above 4000 m ASL, responds to rising temperatures. An increase... 1 day
Frequent hot summers in Europe/west Asia and northeast Asia after the mid-1990s
PHYS.ORG After the mid-1990s, the global surface temperature presented a significant warming trend. According to the World Meteorological Organization, the global mean surface temperature of... 1 day
Could a dedicated mission to Enceladus detect microbial life there?
PHYS.ORG Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is best known for its numerous geysers ejecting plumes of water and ice. These eruptive fountains perplex researchers searching for signs of microbial life... 1 day
Europa Clipper: Sailing to Jupiter's Icy Moon
SPACE.COM NASA's Europa Clipper mission would fly by the icy moon of Jupiter to investigate whether the satellite possesses the ingredients necessary for life. 1 day
could a dedicated mission to enceladus detect microbial life there Could a Dedicated Mission to Enceladus Detect Microbial Life There?
ASTRO WATCH Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is best known for its numerous geysers ejecting plumes of water and... 2 days
m argo a deep space cubesat M–ARGO: A Deep Space CubeSat
ASTRO WATCH ESA has designed its first stand-alone CubeSat mission for deep space – aimed at targeting a little- known class of asteroid: small in size and rapidly... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover... 2 days
Why Solar Eclipses Don't Happen Every Month (Animation)
SPACE.COM A new NASA video explains what determines when Earth experiences solar eclipses — and why they don't happen every month, as the moon crosses between the sun and the Earth. 2 days
B612 Studying Smallsat Missions to Search for Near Earth Objects
SPACE.COM The B612 Foundation, which once sought to privately develop a large space observatory to search for potentially hazardous near Earth objects (NEOs), is now studying an alternative approach... 2 days
NASA Researchers Complete Study of Potential Future Mission to Uranus and Neptune Systems
SCI-NEWS.COM A study of the potential future mission to ‘ice giant’... 2 days
Curiosity rover decides—by itself—what to investigate on Mars
Science Magazine New software lets Curiosity take science into its own hands 2 days
Fish mercury levels after burns: Burn without concern
SCIENCE DAILY Forest services can continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, new research suggests. 2 days
A new virtual approach to science in space
PHYS.ORG When Apollo astronauts on the Moon spoke with Mission Control on Earth, there was a noticeable time gap between a statement from Tranquility Base and its immediate acknowledgment from Houston. The gap... 2 days
MUSES facility enables investigation opportunities for future users
PHYS.ORG The Multiple User System for Earth Sensing Facility (MUSES) will inspire and enable numerous branches of research and science through its ability to support many different kinds of investigations and hardware aboard... 2 days
Burn without concern: Research investigates fish mercury levels after burns
PHYS.ORG The USDA Forest Service in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) will continue to use controlled burns without worrying about fish health in associated watersheds, researchers say. 2 days
elon musk releases details of plan to colonise mars here s what a planetary expert thinks Elon Musk releases details of plan to colonise Mars – here's what a planetary expert thinks
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to... 2 days
Reverse engineering mysterious 500-million-year-old fossils that confound our tree of life
PHYS.ORG Paleontologists like us are used to working with fossils that would seem bizarre to many biologists accustomed to living creatures. And as we go farther back... 2 days
esa marks asteroid day ESA marks #Asteroid Day
ESA The United Nations has declared 30 June to be International Asteroid Day, and ESA is joining other space agencies, astronauts, scientists and even rock stars for a 24-hour... 2 days
NASA completes study of future 'ice giant' mission concepts
PHYS.ORG A NASA-led and NASA-sponsored study of potential future missions to the mysterious "ice giant" planets Uranus and Neptune has been released—the first in a series of mission studies NASA will... 2 days
Snake robots to assist astronauts
PHYS.ORG Norwegian researchers are looking into how a snake robot might carry out maintenance work on the International Space Station (ISS), study comets, and explore the possibility of living and working in lava tunnels on the Moon. 2 days
Assist astronomers' new hunt for Earth-like planets
PHYS.ORG Last year an international team of astronomers led by Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé, of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), discovered a planet around the closest star to our Sun, Proxima Centauri. Details of the... 2 days
PLATO spacecraft to find new Earth-like exoplanets
PHYS.ORG The planet-hunting and asteroseismology space mission PLATO has reached an important milestone: Today, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced the official adoption of the mission. After a three year definition phase following the mission's... 2 days
Image: NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views rover climbing Mount Sharp
PHYS.ORG Using the most powerful telescope ever sent to Mars, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter caught a view of the Curiosity rover this month amid rocky mountainside terrain. 2 days
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ESA Replay: Announced at the Paris Air and Space Show, a new Space Exploration Masters to encourage business innovation and new technology transfer benefititng Earth 2 days
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ESA Technology image of the week: A small spacecraft for a small asteroid – presenting ESA’s M–ARGO CubeSat concept 2 days
Researchers, leaders to address challenges faced by developing countries at Sustainable Earth 2017
NEWS MEDICAL Leading figures addressing the many and varied challenges faced by developing countries will be attending a major conference at the University of Plymouth. 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH A leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time. Professor Alan Fitzsimmons from the University's Astrophysics... 3 days
Europe backs missions to search for Earth-like planets, deep space cataclysms
Science Magazine PLATO, LISA get green light from European Space Agency 3 days
making waves with the hot electrons within earth s radiation belts Making Waves with the Hot Electrons within Earth's Radiation Belts
ASTRO WATCH Encircling the Earth, within its magnetosphere, are two concentric, doughnut-shaped radiation belts known as the Van... 3 days
b612 studying smallsat missions to search for near earth objects B612 studying smallsat missions to search for near Earth objects
SPACE NEWS The B612 Foundation, which once sought to privately develop a large space observatory to search for... 3 days
new branch in family tree of exoplanets discovered New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets Discovered
ASTRO WATCH Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered, astronomers have been amassing what is now... 3 days
Small Exoplanets Come in Two Sizes: Rocky ‘Earths’ and Mini-Neptunes
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have classified extrasolar planets in the same way that biologists identify new species and have... 3 days
airbus first to commit to commercial vega c launch Airbus first to commit to commercial Vega C launch
SPACE NEWS Airbus has signed up to be the first commercial customer to use Europe’s future Vega C rocket, ordering... 3 days
Scientists warn of asteroid danger
PHYS.ORG A leading astrophysicist from Queen's University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time. 3 days
Ten near-Earth size planets in habitable zone of their star
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and orbiting in... 3 days
Making waves with the hot electrons within Earth's radiation belts
PHYS.ORG Encircling the Earth, within its magnetosphere, are two concentric, doughnut-shaped radiation belts known as the Van Allen belts. The Van Allen belts swell and recede in response to... 3 days
ESA boss urges action on 'ticking timebombs' in Earth orbit
PHYS.ORG A European Space Agency director urged nations Tuesday to unlock concealed data on the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands of pieces of space junk, or "ticking time bombs"... 3 days
Researchers experiment with geometric factors to maximize plasma jet length
PHYS.ORG Bursts of plasma, called plasma jets, have numerous uses ranging from the development of more efficient engines, which could one day send spacecraft to Mars, to industrial uses... 3 days
Kepler Team Releases New Catalog of Exoplanet Candidates
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of astronomers from NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission has released a new catalog of transiting planet candidates. The new... 3 days
Made in Space Talks 'Teleporting' and the Future of Space-Borne 3D Printing
SPACE.COM The California company Made In Space, known for providing the first 3D printer on the International Space Station, has big goals for space-borne manufacturing... 3 days
Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
PHYS.ORG Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces. 3 days
New laser technique identifies the makeup of space debris, from painted shards to Teflon
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of millions of pieces of space junk orbit the Earth daily, from chips of old rocket paint, to shards... 3 days
NASA releases Kepler Survey Catalog with hundreds of new planet candidates
PHYS.ORG NASA's Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that introduces 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and... 3 days
Training for space missions underwater
PHYS.ORG How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and... 3 days
Scorched earth ! Report paints grim outlook for global population, heatwaves
NEWS MEDICAL According to new research, unless carbon emissions are controlled, up to 75% of the world population could literally 'take the heat' in the form of deadly... 4 days
Kepler shows small exoplanets are either super-Earths or mini-Neptunes
SCIENCE-NEWS The final catalog from the Kepler space telescope splits Earth-like exoplanets into two groups and pinpoints 10 new rocky planets in the habitable zone. 4 days
Kepler telescope catalogs hundreds of new alien worlds, some potentially habitable
Science Magazine Gap between super-Earths and mini-Neptunes points to different origins 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH The team behind the Pale Red Dot campaign, who last year discovered a planet around the closest star to our Sun (eso1629), are resuming... 4 days
Kepler telescope finds 10 more possible life-friendly planets
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers on Monday added 219 candidates to the growing list of planets beyond the solar... 4 days
Kepler telescope catalogues hundreds of new alien worlds, some potentially habitable
Science Magazine Gap between super-Earths and mini-Neptunes points to different origins 4 days
nasa releases kepler survey catalog with hundreds of new planet candidates NASA Releases Kepler Survey Catalog with Hundreds of New Planet Candidates
ASTRO WATCH NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has released a mission catalog of planet candidates that... 4 days
Star Man: Q&A with Astronaut Chris Hadfield
LIVE SCIENCE Before taking the stage at Future Con, Hadfield spoke with Space.com about sharing his spacefaring adventures with eager audiences on Earth. 4 days
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SPACE NEWS European launch provider Arianespace will launch a remote-sensing satellite for the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in mid-2018 using... 4 days
Star Man: Q&A with Astronaut Chris Hadfield
SPACE.COM Before taking the stage at Future Con, Hadfield spoke with Space.com about sharing his spacefaring adventures with eager audiences on Earth. 4 days
New branch in family tree of exoplanets discovered
PHYS.ORG Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered, astronomers have been amassing what is now a large collection of exoplanets—nearly 3,500 have been confirmed so far. In... 4 days
NASA: Kepler Finds 219 New Exoplanet Candidates, 10 Might Be Habitable (Video)
SPACE.COM NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has been used to detect 219 new new planet candidates. Ten nearly Earth-sized planets have been found in the so-called... 4 days
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ESA How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the... 4 days
An 'Opportunity' for Reflection: Mars Crater Offers Reminder of Apollo Moonwalk
SPACE.COM Two craters on two different worlds that were visited by two NASA missions have now been linked to mark the 45 years between the two explorations. 4 days
Opportunity reaches 'Perseverance Valley' precipice
PHYS.ORG Now well into her 13th year roving the Red Planet, NASA's astoundingly resilient Opportunity rover has arrived at the precipice of "Perseverance Valley" – overlooking the upper end of an ancient fluid-carved valley on Mars "possibly water-cut" that... 4 days
magnetic space tug could target dead satellites Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites
ESA Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces. 4 days
How drones are advancing scientific research
PHYS.ORG Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have been around since the early 1900s. Originally used for military operations, they became more widely used after about 2010 when electronic technology got smaller, cheaper and more efficient, prices... 4 days
Image: Jupiter's clouds of many colors
PHYS.ORG NASA's Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops. 4 days
Today in Space! June 19, 1963: Vostok 5 & Vostok 6 Make Same-Day Landing
SPACE.COM Find out what happened today in space on June 19, 1963 when two Soviet space missions, Vostok 5 and Vostok... 4 days
Young Star's Roiling Gas Cloud Shows Chaotic Magnetic Field
SPACE.COM Astronomers have mapped the tangled web woven by the magnetic field of a gas cloud as it births a star. Our own solar system might have looked the same in... 4 days
Ten Ways That Astronauts are Helping You Stay Healthy
SPACE.COM Astronauts on the International Space Station are growing crystals that could help develop new drugs for use on Earth. Here are ten healthcare technologies that have already come from space. 4 days
Martian crater provides reminder of Apollo moonwalk
PHYS.ORG NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity passed near a young crater this spring during the 45th anniversary of Apollo 16's trip to Earth's moon, prompting a connection between two missions. 4 days
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