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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. 4 minutes
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. 4 minutes
former astronaut criticizes lunar gateway plans Former astronaut criticizes lunar gateway plans
SPACE NEWS A former NASA astronaut used an appearance at a National Space Council meeting June 18 to argue that a key element of NASA’s plans... 5 hours
Researchers plunge into ocean 'twilight zone' to explore ecosystem carbon flow
PHYS.ORG A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this... 9 hours
explosive volcanoes spawned mysterious martian rock formation Explosive Volcanoes Spawned Mysterious Martian Rock Formation
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
Checking China's pollution by satellite
PHYS.ORG Air pollution has smothered China's cities in recent decades. In response, the Chinese government has implemented measures to clean up its skies. But are those policies effective? Now an innovative study co-authored by an MIT scholar shows that... 9 hours
forget galileo uk space sector should look to young stars instead Forget Galileo – UK Space Sector Should Look to Young Stars Instead
ASTRO WATCH “British security firms could be BANNED from helping EU with Galileo satellite project,” the Mail headline screamed. “Brexit to ‘force work on Galileo sat-nav... 9 hours
juno sees dark and stormy jupiter Juno Sees Dark and Stormy Jupiter
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
Solving the 200-Year-Old Mystery of a Strange Eclipsing Star
SPACE.COM The two-century-old mystery of what causes a star to dim for two years out of every 27 may be close to being solved, thanks to the ESA's Gaia spacecraft. 10 hours
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SPACE NEWS Trump: Creating a Space Force and promoting space exploration by NASA and the private sector will be “important... 11 hours
Checking China’s pollution by satellite
MIT Study finds reduction in sulfur emissions from power plants. 11 hours
NASA finds Tropical Depression Carlotta's strong storms over Mexico, Eastern Pacific
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Carlotta continues to hug the coast of southwestern Mexico and drop heavy rainfall. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at cloud top temperatures through... 14 hours
U.S. eyes robot moon missions as it prepares for astronauts' return
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants to send robotic explorers to the moon... 14 hours
star shredded by rare breed of black hole Star shredded by rare breed of black hole
ESA ESA’s XMM-Newton observatory has discovered the best-ever candidate for a very rare and elusive type of cosmic phenomenon: a medium-weight... 15 hours
White House aims to reduce satellite clutter in space
PHYS.ORG The White House is establishing a new policy for reducing satellite clutter in space. 15 hours
Image: Juice thermal development model and the sun simulator
PHYS.ORG A view of the Juice thermal development model inside the Large Space Simulator at ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands. 18 hours
Hubble Sees One Distant Cluster Galaxy, Three Supernovae
SCI-NEWS.COM Numerous fuzzy blobs and glowing shapes scattered across this image — taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — make... 18 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
On This Day In Space! June 18, 1983: Sally Ride Becomes 1st American Woman in Space
SPACE.COM On June 18, 1983, NASA astronaut Sally Ride became America's first woman in space after she... 19 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
Cancer-Fighting Drug, Algae and Mice Headed to International Space Station on SpaceX Dragon
SPACE.COM SpaceX is targeting June 29 as the launch date for its next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. 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
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SPACE NEWS A key senator says he’s keeping an open mind regarding who in the federal... 22 hours
AP Was There: The age of climate change begins
PHYS.ORG On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world's hottest... 23 hours
proposed caesar mission to return a sample from comet 67p churyumov gerasimenko Proposed CAESAR Mission to Return a Sample from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko
ASTRO WATCH A proposed space mission known as Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR), could greatly improve our... 1 day
On This Day In Space! June 17, 1985: First Arab and Muslim in Space
SPACE.COM On June 17, 1985, Space Shuttle Discovery launched on NASA's STS-51-G mission, carrying payload specialist Sultan Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud, who... 2 days
Life on Mars? Top 10 Martians of All Time
SPACE.COM With NASA finding more evidence for life on Mars, Newsarama's looking at 10 characters who hail from our nearest neighboring planet. 2 days
Stealth Startup SpinLaunch Raises $40 Million for Radical New Launch Strategy
SPACE.COM A company that aims to change the way small satellites get to orbit has just secured $40 million to continue developing its technology. 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH China is in final preparations to launch another pair of its BeiDou-3 navigation satellites, designated BeiDou-3 M5 and... 2 days
nasa astronaut peggy whitson retires NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires
ASTRO WATCH NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, who holds the U.S. record for most cumulative time in space, is retiring from the agency, effective Friday. “Peggy Whitson is a... 2 days
astronauts install high definition cameras outside international space station Astronauts Install High-Definition Cameras Outside International Space Station
ASTRO WATCH Two NASA astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station to perform the sixth spacewalk of 2018 at the orbiting complex.... 2 days
defense budget bill creates path for future network of military commercial communications satellites Defense budget bill creates path for future network of military, commercial communications satellites
SPACE NEWS The House Appropriations defense subcommittee approved $49.5 million to create... 2 days
nasa encounters the perfect storm for science NASA Encounters the Perfect Storm for Science
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
To Improve Space Clothing, German Astronaut Will Work Up a Sweat
SPACE.COM Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut for the European Space Agency, is about to sweat for science. 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
alma discovers trio of infant planets around newborn star ALMA Discovers Trio of Infant Planets around Newborn Star
ASTRO WATCH Two independent teams of astronomers have used ALMA to uncover convincing evidence that three young planets are in... 3 days
organics on ceres may be more abundant than originally thought Organics on Ceres May Be More Abundant than Originally Thought
ASTRO WATCH Last year, scientists with NASA's Dawn mission announced the detection of organic material — carbon-based compounds... 3 days
Aqua satellite sees Tropical Depression Gaemi exit Taiwan
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Gaemi moved through Taiwan and was tracking to the northeast in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on June 15. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible image of the storm that showed... 3 days
NASA finds Tropical Depression 04E's heaviest rains approaching Mexico's Coast
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 04E formed close to the coast of southwestern Mexico on June 14, and early the next day NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the region. Using infrared... 3 days
NASA finds Tropical Depression Bud's rains over mainland Mexico
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression Bud's rains were falling over western Mexico when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead on June 15. 3 days
Record-Breaking Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires from NASA
SPACE.COM Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who has spent more time in space than any other American, is retiring from NASA effective today (June 15), agency officials announced. 3 days
Sounding rocket takes a second look at the Sun
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Tom Woods knows about space gunk. 3 days
Bridenstine Weighs In On National Space Policy
SPACE.COM NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA activities but other administration efforts that focus more on commercial space. 4 days
NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut
PHYS.ORG NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring. 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
Russia Wants to Blast Space Junk with Laser Cannon
SPACE.COM Russia's space agency is developing a novel method for dealing with space junk: vaporizing it with lasers. 4 days
Astronomers Identify 121 Gas Giants that May Have Habitable Moons
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of astronomers from the United States, Australia, and Brazil has identified 121 giant... 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
a milestone in securing esa s future role in the global exploration of space A milestone in securing ESA’s future role in the global exploration of space
ESA Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States... 4 days
esa celebrates unispace 50 ESA celebrates Unispace+50
ESA Next week, ESA will join the international community at UNISPACE+50 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space... 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
Thailand to buy Airbus satellite as junta chief visits France: source
PHYS.ORG Thailand's junta chief will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said... 4 days
aeolus sets sail Aeolus sets sail
ESA Today is Global Wind Day, which couldn’t be more apt for ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite to begin its voyage to the launch site in French Guiana. And, while almost all... 4 days
What's the minimum number of people you should send in a generational ship to Proxima Centauri?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight became a... 4 days
esa council decides on the completion of ariane 6 and endorses start of transition from ariane 5 to ariane 6 ESA Council decides on the completion of Ariane 6 and endorses start of transition from Ariane 5 to Ariane 6
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A deep space communications hub in the desert
PHYS.ORG When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series... 4 days
Why the tongue of the Pine Island Glacier suddenly shrank
PHYS.ORG The Pine Island Glacier in Western Antarctica is not only one of the fastest-flowing ice streams in the Southern Hemisphere; over the past 11 years, four major icebergs... 4 days
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ESA From people to planet and peace to prosperity, ESA incorporates the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals into every aspect of space activity 4 days
Breaking a Guinness World Record with Bubble-Powered Rockets
SPACE.COM Students are building and launching Alka-Seltzer rockets in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record … again. 4 days
hearing identifies wide range of causes for nasa cost and schedule woes Hearing identifies wide range of causes for NASA cost and schedule woes
SPACE NEWS A House hearing on the reasons for cost and schedule problems with major NASA programs pointed blame at a wide variety of sources, from... 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
Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Space Station for SpaceX, Boeing Spaceships
SPACE.COM Two NASA astronauts took a spacewalk today (June 14) to continue preparations for the arrival of the first commercial crew vehicles that will launch to the International Space Station later... 4 days
'Strange Angel' Launches a Dark, Twisted Tale of Rockets on CBS All Access
SPACE.COM The CBS premiere of "Strange Angel" will take viewers back to a time when building rockets was as wild an idea as... 4 days
'Everyday Astronaut' Tackles the Tyrannical Rocket Equation in Epic Final
SPACE.COM In the latest episode of the Facebook Watch series "Spacing Out with the Everyday Astronaut," host Tim Dodd explains why rockets need to be so big to launch... 4 days
astranis selects ecaps green propulsion for geostationary communications constellation Astranis selects ECAPS green propulsion for geostationary communications constellation
SPACE NEWS Astranis, a startup developing geostationary satellites to offer broadband internet access, plans to equip its MicroGEO spacecraft with... 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
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
oxford space systems raises 8 9 million for spacecraft component business Oxford Space Systems raises $8.9 million for spacecraft component business
SPACE NEWS Oxford Space Systems, a British startup that hopes to compete with space industry giants Harris Corp.... 5 days
NASA finds small strength in newly formed Tropical Depression 08W
PHYS.ORG Tropical Depression 08W formed around the same time as Tropical Storm 07W, and both are in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean basin. While 07W formed to the northeast of... 5 days
NASA finds heaviest rainfall north of Tropical Storm Bud's center
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Bud that revealed strongest storms were in a band extending from north to east of the center. That's... 5 days
NASA finds Tropical Storm 07W near Kadena Air Base, Okinawa
PHYS.ORG NASA satellite imagery captured Tropical Storm 07W soon after it developed near Kadena Air Base on the island of Okinawa, Japan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. 5 days
Spaceflight Books Three Launches with Rocket Lab's Electron Boosters
SPACE.COM Satellite rideshare company Spaceflight Inc. on June 11 signed on as the anchor customer for three Electron launches from Rocket Lab. 5 days
Russia Wants to Blast Space Junk with Laser Cannon
LIVE SCIENCE Russia's space agency is developing a novel method for dealing with space junk: vaporizing it with lasers. 5 days
Assimilation of FY-3 data at the Met Office
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
Cruising Constellations: Sailing the Maiden Voyage of 'Viking Orion'
SPACE.COM Space reporter Samantha Mathewson embarks on the maiden voyage of the cruise ship Viking Orion along with NASA astronaut Anna Fisher, the first mom in space and godmother to the... 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
Organic Matter on Dwarf Planet Ceres More Abundant than Thought
SCI-NEWS.COM A new analysis of data collected by NASA’s Dawn orbiter suggests that organic molecules may exist... 5 days
Dancing with giants: dynamics of dwarf satellite galaxies
PHYS.ORG Dwarf satellite galaxies in the Milky Way perform different dances than researchers initially expected. Marius Cautun from Durham University received a Marie Curie grant to unravel the mysteries of this orbital dance.... 5 days
UK says shut out of EU's Galileo sat-nav contracts
PHYS.ORG Britain has been formally excluded from future contracts for the EU's Galileo satellite-navigation system, the government said on Thursday, condemning the decision as "completely unacceptable". 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
Two NASA Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live
SPACE.COM NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold will venture outside the International Space Station today (June 14) for a 6.5-hour spacewalk, and you can watch it... 5 days
On This Day In Space! June 14, 1914: Patent for Liquid-Fueled Rocket Granted
SPACE.COM On June 14, 1914, the first patent for a liquid-fueled rocket design was granted to Dr. Robert Goddard, an American scientist and... 5 days
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SPACE NEWS NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine used a recent speech to lay out not just the recent space policy changes that directly affect NASA... 5 days
mars rover opportunity weathering major dust storm Mars rover Opportunity weathering major dust storm
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 finds weakening rainfall in Bud
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA examined the rainfall rates occurring in former Hurricane Bud as it continued moving north in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, paralleling the western coast of Mexico. On June 13, Bud weakened to a tropical storm and... 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
Decades of satellite monitoring reveal Antarctic ice loss
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have reviewed decades of satellite measurements to reveal how and why Antarctica's glaciers, ice shelves and sea ice are changing. Their report explains how ice shelf thinning and collapse have triggered... 5 days
Antarctica ramps up sea level rise
SCIENCE DAILY Ice losses from Antarctica have increased global sea levels by 7.6 mm since 1992, with two fifths of this rise (3.0 mm) coming in the last five years alone. The findings are from a major climate... 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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Extensive marine-terminating ice sheets in Europe from 2.5 million years ago
Science Magazine Geometries of Early Pleistocene [2.58 to 0.78 million years (Ma) ago] ice sheets in northwest Europe are poorly constrained but are required to improve our understanding... 6 days
Organics on Ceres may be more abundant that originally thought
PHYS.ORG Last year, scientists with NASA's Dawn mission announced the detection of organic material—carbon-based compounds that are necessary components for life—exposed in patches on the surface of the dwarf... 6 days
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ESA In a major collaborative effort, scientists from around the world have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised... 6 days
NASA science and NSF do well in Senate spending bill
Science Magazine Committee agrees with House of Representatives counterparts to ignore president’s request and boost current levels 6 days
Satellites track vanishing Antarctic ice
PHYS.ORG Monitoring Antarctica from space has revealed how its ice is being lost to the oceans, providing crucial insight into the continent's response to a warming climate. 6 days
Sounding rocket takes a second look at the Sun
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What's the minimum number of people you should send in a generational ship to Proxima Centauri?
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3-D view of Amazon forests captures effects of El Nino drought
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Fermi satellite celebrates 10 years of discoveries
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NASA observed the once-hurricane Aletta intensify, now weakening quickly
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The Clarke exobelt, a method to search for possible extraterrestrial civilizations
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20 years of Earth data now at your fingertips
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NASA analyzes no. Indian Ocean rainfall of soaking separate cyclones
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