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Asteroid Defense: Scanning the Sky for Threats From Space
SPACE.COM NASA and other organizations do regular scans of the sky to catalog any small bodies that are at risk of crashing into our planet. 35 seconds
CubeSats: Tiny Payloads, Huge Benefits for Space Research
SPACE.COM CubeSats are miniature satellites that are commonly used in low Earth orbit for applications such as remote sensing or communications. 35 seconds
Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life
SCIENCE DAILY Earth's first complex animals were an eclectic bunch that lived in the shallow oceans between 580-540 million years ago. 9 hours
Trumps wants to dominate space, Moon and Mars (Update)
PHYS.ORG President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the US commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as... 9 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the likely source of a mysterious Martian rock... 9 hours
Two new creatures discovered from dawn of animal life
PHYS.ORG Earth's first complex animals were an eclectic bunch that lived in the shallow oceans between 580-540 million years ago. 9 hours
Why Does Venus Spin So Weirdly?
SPACE.COM For years, scientists have been unable to agree on the length of a day on Venus, but one new study might put an end to this confusion. 9 hours
Why Does Venus Spin So Weird?
SPACE.COM For years, scientists have been unable to agree on the length of a day on Venus, but one new study might put an end to this confusion. 10 hours
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ASTRO WATCH This image captures the intensity of the jets and vortices in Jupiter’s North North Temperate Belt. NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image at... 10 hours
Venus’ thick atmosphere speeds up the planet’s spin
SCIENCE-NEWS Venus’ thick atmosphere can push on mountains on the surface, changing its rotation period by a few minutes every day. 11 hours
Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation
SCIENCE DAILY Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the likely source of a mysterious Martian rock formation, a new study finds. The new finding could add to scientists'... 12 hours
A meteoroid smashed into the side of a crater on Mars and then started a landslide
PHYS.ORG In 2006, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) established orbit around the Red Planet. Using an advanced... 18 hours
Aevum's New Rocket-Drone Airplane Duo Could Launch Satellites Every 3 Hours
SPACE.COM A new startup called Aevum aims to launch satellites to Earth orbit every 3 hours using rockets carried on a fully autonomous unmanned airplane. 20 hours
Early Earth's Habitability Could Boost the Chances of Alien Life
SPACE.COM The early Earth may have been more temperate than previously thought, suggesting that the window for life to get a foothold on rocky planets around the galaxy could... 20 hours
Proposed CAESAR mission to return a sample from comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
PHYS.ORG A proposed space mission known as the Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR) could expand the knowledge of the origin and history of the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. If selected... 20 hours
Better safe than sorry—economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements
PHYS.ORG Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down costs of greenhouse gas... 21 hours
ANU research could help find life in Mars and other planets
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at The Australian National University have contributed to an international study that will potentially help humans to colonize Mars and find life on other planets. 22 hours
Explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious Martian rock formation
PHYS.ORG Explosive volcanic eruptions that shot jets of hot ash, rock and gas skyward are the likely source of a mysterious Martian rock formation, a new study finds. The new finding could add to scientists'... 23 hours
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ASTRO WATCH A proposed space mission known as Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR), could greatly improve our... 1 day
Primates in peril
SCIENCE DAILY Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while... 2 days
How Tidally Locked Planets Could Avoid a 'Snowball Earth' Fate
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Life on Mars? Top 10 Martians of All Time
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4 Out-of-This-World Dads Celebrate Father's Day in Space
SPACE.COM As dads around the world celebrate Father's Day today (June 17), four far-out fathers will spend the holiday floating 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth at the International Space Station. 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have contributed to an international study that... 2 days
New method makes weather forecasts right as rain
SCIENCE DAILY Meteorologists have known for some time that rainfall forecasts have flaws, as failure to take into account factors such as evaporation can affect their accuracy. Now, researchers have developed a system that... 2 days
Volcano music could help scientists monitor eruptions
SCIENCE DAILY A volcano in Ecuador with a deep cylindrical crater might be the largest musical instrument on Earth, producing unique sounds scientists could use to monitor its activity. New infrasound recordings of Cotopaxi volcano in... 2 days
Better be safe than sorry: Economic optimization risks tipping of Earth system elements
SCIENCE DAILY Optimizing economic welfare without constraints might put human well-being at risk, a new climate study argues. While being successful in bringing down... 2 days
Novel method for investigating pore geometry in rocks
SCIENCE DAILY In a fusion of mathematics and earth science, researchers have proposed a novel method for characterizing pore geometry in rock, based on persistence diagram analysis and a newly proposed parameter, the distance... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH For the first time, astronomers have directly imaged the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet of material... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm... 3 days
The Internet Is Obsessed With This Perfectly Symmetrical Mushroom Cloud
LIVE SCIENCE A Christmas-tree-shaped storm cloud settled over the beach in Alabama, and even meteorologists are impressed. 3 days
NASA Continues Mars Sample Return Mission Studies
SPACE.COM NASA doesn't expect to make decisions on how it will carry out a Mars sample return effort until late next year despite recent discoveries that have offered additional evidence that the planet was once,... 3 days
Volcano music could help scientists monitor eruptions
PHYS.ORG A volcano in Ecuador with a deep cylindrical crater might be the largest musical instrument on Earth, producing unique sounds scientists could use to monitor its activity. 3 days
Venus at Its Best Tops a Gorgeous Crescent Moon Tonight
SPACE.COM This evening (June 15), the two brightest objects in the night sky will get together and will likely attract a lot of attention, even to those who normally... 4 days
Russia Kicks Off 2018 FIFA World Cup with Space-Flown Soccer Ball
SPACE.COM A soccer ball named for a satellite and sent into Earth orbit was used to kick off the FIFA World Cup. 4 days
On This Day In Space! June 15, 2011: Iran Launches Satellite Into Orbit
SPACE.COM On June 15, 2011, Iran launched the imaging satellite Rasad-1 into orbit around Earth. See how it happened in our On This... 4 days
Watch Coheed and Cambria Crush 'Here to Mars' at a NASA Celebration
SPACE.COM Cosmic rockers Coheed and Cambria are well-known for their out-of-this-world concept records, but they came back down to Earth for their last album, "Color... 4 days
Flying spiders sense meteorological conditions, use nanoscale fibers to float on the wind
SCIENCE DAILY Spiders take flight on the smallest of breezes by first sensing the wind, and then spinning out dozens of nanoscale fibers up... 4 days
What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today
SCIENCE DAILY The retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age was reversed surprisingly about 10,000... 4 days
Primates in peril
PHYS.ORG Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while... 4 days
To avoid humans, more wildlife now work the night shift
PHYS.ORG For their first 100 million years on planet Earth, our mammal ancestors relied on the cover of darkness to escape their dinosaur predators and competitors. Only after the... 4 days
Exploring planetary plasma environments from your laptop
PHYS.ORG A new database of plasma simulations, combined with observational data and powerful visualisation tools, is providing planetary scientists with an unprecedented way to explore some of the Solar System's most interesting plasma environments. 4 days
Scientists Discover New Type of Photosynthesis
SCI-NEWS.COM The vast majority of life on our planet uses red light (680 to 700 nm) in the process of photosynthesis, but the new type... 4 days
Weird Low-Light Bacteria Could Potentially Thrive on Mars
SPACE.COM An international team of scientists has found that a strange type of bacteria can turn light into fuel in incredibly dim environments. 4 days
Chang'e-4 Relay Satellite Enters Halo Orbit Around Earth-Moon L2, Microsatellite in Lunar Orbit
SPACE.COM The relay satellite that will facilitate China's Chang'e-4 lunar far side landing mission late in 2018 has entered its intended halo orbit... 4 days
Japanese Spacecraft Approaches Dumpling-Shaped Asteroid (Photo)
SPACE.COM Saturn has a ravioli moon, so why shouldn't there be a dumpling asteroid? 4 days
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ESA Earth observation image of the week: Sentinel-2 takes us over Mount Makalu in the Himalayas 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH A newly detected truck-sized near-Earth object (NEO), known as 2018 LV3, will pass by the Earth... 4 days
Mars Dust Storm 2018: How It Grew & What It Means for the Opportunity Rover
SPACE.COM A huge dust storm began forming on Mars in May 2018 and had expanded to nearly encircle the... 4 days
what s up with tabby s star still an enigma says asu astronomer What's Up with Tabby's Star? Still an Enigma, Says ASU Astronomer
ASTRO WATCH Dubbed by some as "the strangest star in the universe," the star known as... 4 days
Medical News Today: Is crab and other seafood safe to eat during pregnancy?
MNT Many women are concerned about the seafood they eat during pregnancy due to the risk of food poisoning and high mercury content.... 4 days
Comment on "Satellites reveal contrasting responses of regional climate to the widespread greening of Earth"
Science Magazine Forzieri et al. (Reports, 16 June 2017, p. 1180) used satellite data to show that boreal greening caused... 4 days
Response to Comment on "Satellites reveal contrasting responses of regional climate to the widespread greening of Earth"
Science Magazine Li et al. contest the idea that vegetation greening has contributed to boreal warming... 4 days
There's a Historic Dust Storm on Mars — and It's Nothing Like 'The Martian'
SPACE.COM As an intense dust storm rages on Mars, many are wondering — how bad can a Martian storm really be? 5 days
Want to Take a 10-Day Trip to the Space Station? It'll Cost You $55 Million
SPACE.COM You can sign up now for a 10-day mission in Earth orbit, if you've got $55 million to... 5 days
Ultrastable laser interferometry for earthquake detection with terrestrial and submarine cables
Science Magazine Detecting ocean-floor seismic activity is crucial for our understanding of the interior structure and dynamic behavior of the Earth. However, 70% of the planet’s surface is... 5 days
Flying spiders sense meteorological conditions, use nanoscale fibers to float on the wind
PHYS.ORG Spiders take flight on the smallest of breezes by first sensing the wind, and then spinning out dozens of nanoscale fibers up... 5 days
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
PHYS.ORG A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a... 5 days
Swirling gases reveal baby planets in a young star’s disk
SCIENCE-NEWS A new technique pinpointed three planets forming around a young star about 330 light-years from Earth. 5 days
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PHYS.ORG Chinese meteorological satellite data provide an increasingly important contribution to the global observing system, supporting weather and climate applications. In that context and as part of the Climate Science for Service Partnership... 5 days
chang e 4 relay satellite enters halo orbit around earth moon l2 microsatellite in lunar orbit Chang’e-4 relay satellite enters halo orbit around Earth-Moon L2, microsatellite in lunar orbit
SPACE NEWS The relay satellite which will facilitate China’s Chang’e-4 lunar far... 5 days
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa. 5 days
New and improved way to find baby planets
PHYS.ORG New work from an international team of astronomers including Carnegie's Jaehan Bae used archival radio telescope data to develop a new method for finding very young extrasolar planets. Their technique successfully confirmed... 5 days
NASA encounters the perfect storm for science
PHYS.ORG One of the thickest dust storms ever observed on Mars has been spreading for the past week and a half. The storm has caused NASA's Opportunity rover to suspend science operations, but also offers... 5 days
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ESA Operations image of the week: A snazzy new infographic illustrates how ESA will use first-ever ‘flyeye’ telescopes to support the UN and international efforts to respond to asteroid risks 5 days
Listen to the Eerie Whistling 'Chorus' That's Supercharging Radiation Near Earth
SPACE.COM The blazing-fast particles that whirl through Earth's radiation belts are propelled mostly by whistling "chorus" waves, according to new research from two NASA satellite missions. 5 days
Will Mars Rover Survive Fierce Dust Storm?
LIVE SCIENCE NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is weathering a monster dust storm that has plunged its environs into permanent darkness. 5 days
Study reveals simple chemical process that may have led to the origin of life on Earth
PHYS.ORG Research led by Kuhan Chandru and Jim Cleaves from the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Institute... 5 days
Ammonia distribution in Earth's upper atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY A new study helps clarify how ammonia is present in Earth's upper atmosphere. Using computer modeling, the researchers found ammonia molecules trapped in liquid cloud droplets are released during convection where these particles freeze and subsequently... 5 days
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SPACE NEWS Despite conditions that have deprived the Opportunity Mars rover of solar power, NASA officials said June 13 that they expected the long-lived... 5 days
NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Is Battling a Dust Storm of Epic Proportions. Will It Survive?
SPACE.COM NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is weathering a monster dust storm that has plunged its environs into permanent... 5 days
Researchers explain ammonia distribution in Earth's upper atmosphere
PHYS.ORG A new study co-led by University of Iowa researchers explains how ammonia is distributed in Earth's upper atmosphere. 5 days
The Mars rover Opportunity is sleeping, not dead, NASA says
SCIENCE-NEWS Opportunity is hunkered down in a deep sleep on Mars to ride out what’s looking to be a long dark dust storm. 5 days
Massive Martian dust storm threatens plucky NASA rover
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An immense dust storm that may soon encircle Mars is threatening one of NASA's rovers on the... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH From moon rocks to meteorites, and from space dust to a dinosaur-destroying impact, the Department of... 5 days
Deep-biosphere methane production stimulated by geofluids in the Nankai accretionary complex
Science Magazine Microbial life inhabiting subseafloor sediments plays an important role in Earth’s carbon cycle. However, the impact of geodynamic processes on the distributions and carbon-cycling activities of... 6 days
How to save Antarctica (and the rest of Earth too)
PHYS.ORG Decisions made in the next decade will determine whether Antarctica suffers dramatic changes that contribute to a metre of global sea level rise. 6 days
As Massive Dust Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent
LIVE SCIENCE NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars did not return a call from Earth late Tuesday (June 12) while battling a massive dust storm that scientists have called... 6 days
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ESA In January 2019, ESA will hold its first-ever joint technology conference that brings together two fundamental... 6 days
Cometary-Type Interplanetary Particles Contain Presolar Dust, Researchers Find
SCI-NEWS.COM Samples of interplanetary particles — collected from the upper atmosphere of Earth and believed to originate from comets — contain... 6 days
Interstellar Comet Dust Holds Clues About the Solar System
SPACE.COM Scientists are following a trail of interstellar dust all the way back to the formation of the solar system. 6 days
Scientists discover a new way to find mass extinctions
SCIENCE DAILY During the history of the Earth, there were many mass extinctions, when huge numbers of species died out. They are usually easy to identify because of the sudden extinctions, followed... 6 days
NASA rover falls silent as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars
PHYS.ORG A NASA rover on Mars has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops the planet and blots out the sun. 6 days
Scientists discover a new way to find mass extinctions
PHYS.ORG During the history of the Earth, there were many mass extinctions, when huge numbers of species died out. They are usually easy to identify because of the sudden extinctions, followed... 6 days
Astronomers Discover Five New Exoplanets Orbiting Cool Dwarf Stars
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using data from NASA’s Kepler K2 mission have discovered two new planetary systems, one of which contains... 6 days
South Napa earthquake linked to summer groundwater dip
PHYS.ORG A summertime expansion in the Earth's crust caused by changes in groundwater may have triggered the magnitude-6.0 earthquake in California's wine country in 2014, according to a new study. 6 days
NCAR-based climate model gets a significant upgrade
PHYS.ORG The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has released an updated version of its flagship climate model to include a host of new capabilities—from a much more realistic representation of Greenland's evolving ice sheet... 6 days
Sleek telescope makes it in the Big Apple
PHYS.ORG Just in time for Asteroid Day, New York's Museum of Modern Art has selected a sleek new portable telescope from French start-up Vaonis for its prestigious MoMA Design Store. 6 days
ECOSTRESS among science payloads on next space station mission
PHYS.ORG A new batch of science is headed to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Dragon on the company's 15th mission for commercial resupply services, scheduled for launch June 29... 6 days
Bacterial enzymes: The biological role of europium
PHYS.ORG Rare earth elements (REEs) are an indispensable component of the digital technologies that are now an integral part of everyday life. Yet their biological role has been discovered only recently. A few years ago,... 6 days
As Massive Dust Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent
SPACE.COM NASA's Opportunity rover on Mars did not return a call from Earth late Tuesday (June 12) while battling a massive dust storm that scientists have called... 6 days
Do We Need a Single International Language in Space?
SPACE.COM Nowadays, most humans leaving Earth must do so through Russian territory — which means learning Russian to operate on the Soyuz spacecraft and the International Space Station. 6 days
Giant Viruses Invent Genes Shared by No Life on Earth
LIVE SCIENCE Viruses that are bigger than bacteria also invent their own genes. 6 days
Chemists Synthesize Molecular ‘Nano-Saturn’
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of chemists from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the Okayama University of Science, Japan, has synthesized a ‘nano-Saturn,’ a molecular complex that consists of a... 6 days
Bacterial enzymes: The biological role of europium
SCIENCE DAILY Rare earth elements (REEs) are an indispensable component of the digital technologies that are now an integral part of our everyday life. Yet their biological role has been discovered only recently. A few years... 6 days
NASA's Curiosity Rover Is Tracking a Huge Dust Storm on Mars (Photo)
SPACE.COM NASA's Curiosity rover is keeping tabs on the huge Martian dust storm that has sidelined its older cousin on the other side of the... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH Experiments conducted at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National... 6 days
X-Rays Pose No Threat to Alpha Centauri AB Exoplanets, Chandra Data Show
SCI-NEWS.COM New observations by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory indicate the two brightest stars in the triple-star system Alpha Centauri are not pummeling any orbiting exoplanets... 7 days
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