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Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Warmed Earth's Climate for 100,000 Years
SPACE.COM Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere after the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid, which ended the era of dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, warmed the Earth's climate for 100,000... 1 hour
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Ship Delivers Science Gear (and Goodies) to Space Station
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than 3 tons... 6 hours
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Ship Delivers Science Gear (and Goodies) to the Space Station
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than... 6 hours
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Ship Reaches Space Station to Deliver Science Gear (and Goodies)
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than... 7 hours
Orbital ATK Cygnus Cargo Reaches Space Station to Deliver Science Gear (and Goodies)
SPACE.COM An Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station early Thursday (May 24) to deliver more than 3 tons... 8 hours
What Can the Death of a Neutron Tell Us About Dark Matter?
SPACE.COM Physicists speculate that decaying neutrons may be producing particles unknown to science that make up the elusive dark matter. 8 hours
On This Day In Space! May 24, 1962: Scott Carpenter Becomes 2nd American in Orbit
SPACE.COM On May 24, 1962, NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter became the fourth American to go to space and the... 8 hours
Pluto May Have Formed from 1 Billion Comets
SPACE.COM Pluto may have long ago coalesced from 1 billion or so comets, a new analysis of data from NASA's New Horizons mission and the European comet-orbiting Rosetta probe suggests. 9 hours
NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars Just Snagged Its 1st Drilled Samples Since 2016
SPACE.COM NASA's Mars rover Curiosity bored 2 inches (5 centimeters) into a rock on Sunday (May 20), grabbing powdered samples for the first... 9 hours
Sally Ride Stamp Launches for Sale, USPS Offers First-Day-of-Issue Collectibles
SPACE.COM America's first woman in space can now be found at your local U.S. post office. 19 hours
Missile-Tracking Satellites Are Part of the Plan to Foil Russia's Hypersonic Weapons
SPACE.COM Russia reportedly is testing hypersonic ballistic glider weapons that currently would be undetectable after the initial boost phase of their flight. 20 hours
This NASA Camera Melted During a SpaceX Rocket Launch, But the Photos Survived!
SPACE.COM Veteran NASA photographer Bill Ingalls is no stranger to rocket launches, but even he seemed surprised when one of his remote cameras... 21 hours
In Pictures: SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches NASA's GRACE-FO & Iridium Satellites
SPACE.COM A used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches a double mission on May 22, 2018, successfully orbiting NASA's twin GRACE-FO spacecraft and five Iridium Next communications satellites.... 21 hours
'Impossible' EmDrive Space Thruster May Really Be Impossible
SPACE.COM The laws of physics have won again, it would appear. 1 day
How NASA Tech Is Helping Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Response
SPACE.COM NASA assets in space and in the air are helping first responders deal with the ongoing volcanic outburst in Hawaii. 1 day
Watch Lightning Flashes from Space in These Mesmerizing Satellite Videos
SPACE.COM The Midwestern United States is ablaze in a striking new satellite video captured by a lightning-mapping instrument aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-17 weather satellite. 1 day
William Shatner's Name Will Boldly Go to the Sun on NASA Probe (with 1.1 Million Others)
SPACE.COM More than 1.1 million people decided to join William Shatner on an extreme space-exploration enterprise. 1 day
Something Is Sucking Iron Out of Earth's Crust, and Scientists Think They Know What
SPACE.COM Earth would look a lot more like Mars if a mysterious mineral wasn't sucking iron out of the planet's crust.... 1 day
Watch Lightning Crackle Across Midwest in New Satellite Video
SPACE.COM The Midwestern United States is ablaze in a striking new satellite video captured by a lightning-mapping instrument aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-17 weather satellite. 1 day
New Controversial Idea About Stonehenge Has Archaeologists Shaking Their Heads
SPACE.COM In a new book, this scientist says glaciers, not Neolithic people, carried the huge rocks to Stonehenge. 1 day
Mysterious Medium-Size Black Holes May Lurk at the Centers of Small Galaxies
SPACE.COM The hearts of small galaxies may hide a mysterious kind of black hole that has long proved elusive: medium-size black holes with masses between... 1 day
Two Student Teams Win Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge
SPACE.COM Two student teams have won the Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge, a competition run by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space... 1 day
On This Day In Space! May 23, 2017: NASA Astronauts Take Impromptu Spacewalk
SPACE.COM On May 23, 2017, NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer took an urgent and unplanned spacewalk to replace a broken data... 1 day
Ceres: The Smallest and Closest Dwarf Planet
SPACE.COM Ceres is a dwarf planet, the only one located in the inner reaches of the solar system. It is the largest object in the asteroid belt. 2 days
SpaceX Launches Twin NASA Probes to Track Earth’s Water (and Satellites Hitch a Ride)
SPACE.COM SpaceX launched two new Earth science satellites for NASA and five Iridium Next communications satellites into orbit today (May 22). 2 days
Could Recent Supernova Explosions Have Caused Mass Extinctions on Earth?
SPACE.COM Two nearby supernovae that exploded about 2.5 and eight million years ago could have resulted in a staggered depletion of Earth's ozone layer, leading to a variety of repercussions... 2 days
Blastoff! How to See a Rocket Launch In Person This Summer
SPACE.COM It's not just for the pros: With a little planning and flexibility, anybody can go watch a rocket blast off. Our in-depth guide goes through each... 2 days
Sally Ride's Stamp: The Story of an Astronaut's Philatelic Portrait
SPACE.COM A photo that Sally Ride autographed 35 years ago came to serve as the inspiration for her portrait on a new U.S. postage stamp commemorating her place in... 2 days
World’s First Commercial Airline | The Greatest Moments in Flight
SPACE.COM The first scheduled passenger airline service took off from St. Petersburg, Fla. 2 days
Photos: Space Age Postage Stamps Through History
SPACE.COM Space exploration and astronomy have been immortalized in stamp form many times over the decades. See photos of of space-themed postage stamps from the United States and around the world here. 2 days
NASA Satellites Track Unusual Changes in Earth's Water Supplies
SPACE.COM Fresh water is changing around the world, and a new set of NASA satellite observations is helping scientists better understand why. The causes range from human activities to natural variations... 2 days
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Spectacular (and Weird) in This Juno Photo
SPACE.COM A gorgeous photo by NASA's Juno spacecraft shows Jupiter as you've probably never seen it before. 2 days
Jupiter's Great Red Spot: Photos of the Solar System's Biggest Storm
SPACE.COM Jupiter's Great Red Spot — the most powerful storm in the solar system — is an planetary icon. See photos of the giant storm, which has... 2 days
The Nuclear Battle Between the Earth and Sun
SPACE.COM Deep in the sun's core, buried under hundreds of thousands of miles of twisting and convecting hydrogen and helium, a nuclear fire rages. 2 days
'The Expanse' Space Drama May Go to Amazon After Syfy Cancellation: Report
SPACE.COM According to recent reports, Amazon executives are in talks to pick up "The Expanse" — the space drama recently canceled by Syfy channel —... 2 days
On This Day In Space! May 22, 2012: SpaceX Launches 1st Private Cargo Mission to ISS
SPACE.COM On May 22, 2012, SpaceX launched the first commercial flight to the International Space Station.See how... 2 days
SpaceX Will Launch 7 Satellites for NASA and Iridium Today! Here's How to Watch
SPACE.COM SpaceX will launch two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites today (May 22) on an epic... 2 days
Orbits of Jupiter Moons Transformed into Mind-Bending Optical Illusions and Music
SPACE.COM When the orbital dynamics of Jupiter's four largest moons are converted into rhythms, musical notes and time-lapsed illusions, you'll likely be astounded by what you see... 2 days
Here's Why Saturn's Inner Moons Are Shaped Like Ravioli and Potatoes
SPACE.COM The odd shapes of the inner moons of Saturn, from ravioli to potatoes, may be due to mergers of tiny moonlets, a new study finds. 2 days
China Joins Private Space Race with Landmark OneSpace Rocket Launch
SPACE.COM A rocket built by Beijing-based company OneSpace debuted Thursday (May 17), launching from a site in northwest China and reaching a maximum altitude of about 24 miles (39... 2 days
Angara: Russian Rocket for LEO payloads
SPACE.COM The Angaraa family of rockets is under development to eventually take satellites to low-Earth orbit. 3 days
Union Votes to End ULA Strike
SPACE.COM Striking United Launch Alliance employees will return to work after voting May 19 to accept a revised contract, ending a two-week strike. 3 days
Giant Waves Nearly Half a Million Miles Across Seen on the Sun for the First Time
SPACE.COM Huge, slow-moving waves that drive Earth's weather and shape the swirls in Jupiter's atmosphere also exist... 3 days
There's No Good Explanation for Why Ozone-Ripping CFCs Are Back
SPACE.COM Scientists can't explain why in the world someone would decide to pump out the dangerous gases again. 3 days
No, Octopuses Don't Come From Outer Space
SPACE.COM Scientists are skeptical of a new paper that suggests frozen octopus eggs rode a meteor to Earth 540 million years ago. 3 days
In Photos: Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Eruption as Seen from Space
SPACE.COM Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted in May 2018, creating a vast ash cloud visible from space and sending lava spewing from fissures to devastate homes. See photos of the... 3 days
One 'Strange' Organ: Astronauts Explain the Wonders of the Human Brain
SPACE.COM Humans may not be the only species on Earth that evolved a brain, but we are the only ones who have used these complex organs to... 3 days
'Running Man Nebula' Sprints Across the Stars (Photo)
SPACE.COM The Running Man Nebula, also known as NGC 1977, vaguely resembles a colorful space ghost sprinting through the stars in the Orion constellation. 3 days
NASA Wants Science Instrument Ideas for Europa Lander Mission
SPACE.COM NASA has asked scientists to submit their ideas for instruments for a possible Europa lander mission, which would look for signs of past or present life on the ocean-harboring Jupiter... 3 days
Mars at Opposition 2018: How to See It and What to Expect
SPACE.COM Get ready to see the Red Planet up close this summer, as Mars reaches opposition with the sun, bringing it closest to Earth since... 3 days
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