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6000 Asteroids in Jupiter's 'Orbital Space,' 1 Going 'Wrong Way' | Orbit Animation
SPACE.COM Asteroid 2015 BZ509 is the only known space rock in the solar system to travel in a retrograde orbit "while at the... 42 minutes
'Space Poop' Challenge Winners Come Clean on Victory
SPACE.COM From power-supply issues to skin-protection concerns, the winners of NASA's Space Poop Challenge discussed all the details of their innovative spacesuit waste-disposal systems designed to help solve NASA's astronaut potty problem. 42 minutes
NASA sees ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie over Queensland
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie after it made landfall in eastern Queensland and weakened. 56 minutes
Re-Flown Rockets Donated to Exhibit as SpaceX Readies for First Re-flight
SPACE.COM Two of the world's first reusable rockets will soon go on display in California. Orbital ATK formally declared its donation of two rockets as SpaceX stands... 1 hour
Image: Norwegian fjords captured by Proba-V
PHYS.ORG Snow-dusted Norwegian fjords imaged by ESA's Earth-observing Proba-V minisatellite. 3 hours
esa selects a second potential landing site for exomars 2020 rover ESA selects a second potential landing site for ExoMars 2020 rover
SPACE NEWS The agency said it will consider Mawrth Vallis, an area that once likely had... 3 hours
Weaving for Mars: Ancient Technique Will Aid Red Planet Mission
SPACE.COM An updated take on an ancient weaving technique is helping NASA build key components for the Orion spacecraft, which could help carry humans to Mars and other deep-space... 4 hours
Imperial instrument ready to study the sun
PHYS.ORG Imperial's contribution to the Solar Orbiter mission, which will go closer to the sun than anything so far, is ready to fly after extensive testing. 4 hours
taking a drive to venus physicist does the math Taking a drive to Venus? Physicist does the math
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In November of 2005, the satellite Venus Express at a speed of about 18,000 miles per hour made the trip to the second planet from the sun in about 155... 5 hours
Thousands of images of frozen bacteria
PHYS.ORG How do bacteria sense and adapt to their environment? Ariane Briegel, Professor of Ultrastructural Biology, is intrigued by this question. Using new techniques, she produces three-dimensional images of bacteria that provide us with new clues about... 5 hours
Rugged Antarctica Shows Its Ice in New 3D Map
LIVE SCIENCE A new map puts Antarctica into three-dimensional perspective with an aerial view of the continent's ice, created from 250 million satellite measurements. 5 hours
Weaving for Mars: Ancient Technique Will Aids Red Planet Mission
SPACE.COM An updated take on an ancient weaving technique is helping NASA build key components for the Orion spacecraft, which could help carry humans to Mars and other deep-space... 6 hours
Decommissioned Earth Science Satellite to Remain in Orbit for Decades
SPACE.COM A NASA Earth science satellite whose mission is ending this week will remain in orbit through the middle of the century, far longer than the limit set by... 6 hours
cygnus mission delayed to mid april Cygnus mission delayed to mid-April
SPACE NEWS A Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station delayed because of booster problems will not fly until at least the middle of April, a NASA... 7 hours
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ESA Technology image of the week: snow-dusted Norwegian fjords imaged by ESA’s Earth-observing Proba-V minisatellite 7 hours
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: Hubble's Cosmic Successor
SPACE.COM Everything you need to know about NASA's Big Bang-probing space telescope. 17 hours
white house seeks near term cuts to nasa and noaa programs White House seeks near-term cuts to NASA and NOAA programs
SPACE NEWS The Trump administration is asking Congressional appropriators to cut $90 million from NOAA weather satellite programs... 17 hours
igniting a solar flare in the corona with lower atmosphere kindling Igniting a Solar Flare in the Corona with Lower-Atmosphere Kindling
ASTRO WATCH Scientists from NJIT’s Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research are providing some of the first detailed views of... 18 hours
NASA Launches Massive Digital Library for Space Video, Photos & Audio
SPACE.COM NASA has launched a new online library that assembles all of the space agency's amazing photos, videos and audio files into a single searchable library. Here's... 20 hours
Europe's ExoMars Rover Will Land in 1 of These 2 Spots on Mars in 2021
SPACE.COM Mission managers have narrowed the landing-site candidates for the ExoMars 2020 rover down to two finalists, European Space... 20 hours
NASA Scientist's Tabletop 'Constellations' Game Passes Fundraising Goal
SPACE.COM A new board game, currently raising money on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, encourages kids to learn about constellations and the types of stars that make up the whimsical designs. 22 hours
Igniting a solar flare in the corona with lower-atmosphere kindling
PHYS.ORG Scientists from NJIT's Center for Solar-Terrestrial Research are providing some of the first detailed views of the mechanisms that may trigger solar flares, colossal releases of magnetic energy... 22 hours
How a young-looking lunar volcano hides its true age
PHYS.ORG While orbiting the Moon in 1971, the crew of Apollo 15 photographed a strange geological feature—a bumpy, D-shaped depression about two miles long and a mile wide—that has fascinated planetary... 22 hours
James Webb space telescope completes acoustic and vibration tests
PHYS.ORG At NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland the James Webb Space Telescope team completed the acoustic and vibration portions of environmental testing on the telescope. These tests are... 1 day
President Trump Hails NASA in Weekly Address | Video
SPACE.COM President Donald Trump lauds NASA’s space exploration legacy in spirit in his weekly address here on March 25, 2017. 1 day
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie make landfall in Queensland
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Debbie made landfall in Queensland bringing heavy rainfall, hurricane-force winds, rough seas, and flooding. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible look at the storm from space while... 1 day
Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California
SCIENCE DAILY Reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields in California's Sacramento Valley threatens a key stopover site for migratory shorebirds, a new study shows. Landsat satellite images reveal that flooded habitat is most limited... 1 day
Dial-Up Space Communications System Gets 'High-Speed' Upgrade
SPACE.COM NASA is making strides toward launching its laser-based space communications systems, which officials say could become the "high-speed internet of the sky." 1 day
7-Year-Old Science Whiz Visits NASA Space Flight Center
SPACE.COM While most second-graders are busy learning vocabulary and arithmetic and playing soccer and video games, 7-year-old Romanieo Golphin Jr. has been bumping up his proverbial résumé. 1 day
static firing of spacex reused falcon monday clears way for launch thursday Static firing of SpaceX reused Falcon Monday clears way for launch Thursday
SPACE NEWS The launch will be the first to use a previously flown first stage, in this case a stage that launched a Dragon cargo spacecraft... 1 day
Astronomers Detect Planetary Waves on Sun
SCI-NEWS.COM Using data from NASA’s SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) and STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) missions, astronomers have detected so-called Rossby waves — a type... 1 day
Future of Asteroid Intercept Mission Depends on Congress
SPACE.COM Plans to continue a NASA mission to intercept a small asteroid will depend on a decision due by the end of April on NASA's 2017 budget, an agency official said March 20. 1 day
Moon Temple: Art Project Probes Spiritual, Cultural Needs of Lunar Colony
SPACE.COM European Space Agency artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has drawn up plans for a "moon temple" that would help meet the social, spiritual and psychological needs of lunar... 1 day
Visit the Moon Temple: Artist Jorge Mañes Rubio's Lunar Vision in Images
SPACE.COM European Space Agency (ESA) artist-in-residence Jorge Mañes Rubio has drawn up plans for a "moon temple" that would help meet the social, spiritual and psychological... 1 day
decommissioned earth science satellite to remain in orbit for decades Decommissioned Earth science satellite to remain in orbit for decades
SPACE NEWS A NASA Earth science satellite whose mission is ending this week will remain in orbit through... 1 day
Sunlit Dunes Snake Across Mars in Gorgeous New NASA Photo
SPACE.COM Giant "snakes" of sand slither across the Martian surface in a spectacular new photo by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). 1 day
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ESA Human spaceflight and robotic exploration Image of the week: ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet during his second spacewalk 1 day
climate at your fingertips Climate at your fingertips
ESA Discover our planet’s changing climate through the eyes of satellites with Climate from Space, a new digital book for iPad and Android tablets featuring interactive maps and video... 1 day
Vector Space Systems Will Launch Microsatellite Rockets from Florida
SPACE.COM Eyeing a projected boom in demand for microsatellites, startup Vector Space Systems on Saturday (March 25) unveiled plans to fly its small launch vehicle from a Florida-owned launch pad at... 2 days
Images: Vector Space System's Microsatellite-Launching Rocket
SPACE.COM Vector Space aims to begin launching its microsatellite-lofting rockets from Launch Complex 46 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2018. 2 days
NASA Uses AI to Detect and Snap Images of Volcanic Eruptions
SPACE.COM A satellite headed for retirement autonomously captured photos of a volcano erupting. 2 days
Images: Vector Space's Microsatellite-Launching Rocket
SPACE.COM Vector Space aims to begin launching its microsatellite-lofting rockets from Launch Complex 46 at Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in 2018. 2 days
Spacewalking Astronauts Begin Upgrades for Commercial Spacecraft |Video
SPACE.COM Space station astronauts Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency took a spacewalk on March 24, 2017 to begin preparing the orbital outpost for the arrival of... 2 days
SpaceX Test-Fires Used Rocket Ahead of Historic Thursday Launch
SPACE.COM Today (March 27), SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket whose first stage has already flown to space once. The booster is on track to loft a communications satellite Thursday (March... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH A supermassive black hole inside a tiny galaxy is challenging scientists' ideas about what happens when two galaxies become one. Was 49 is the name of... 2 days
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SPACE NEWS A six-year-old company headquartered near Charlotte, North Carolina’s busy international airport raised $66 million this February... 2 days
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SPACE NEWS Satellite connectivity provider Global Eagle Entertainment has been given until May 19 to release its 2016 financial results... 2 days
Vector Space Tests Rocket Tech for Microsatellite Launches | Video
SPACE.COM Watch the microsatellite launch company Vector Space Systems test fire a 3D-printed rocket engine injector and launch a small-scale prototype of its Vector 1 rocket in successful 2016... 2 days
Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California
PHYS.ORG Drought and reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields threaten a globally important stopover site for tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds in California's Sacramento Valley, a new Duke University-led study shows. 2 days
From the room next door to the next planet over
SCIENCE DAILY The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in... 2 days
Spacewalk Photos: Astronauts Prep Space Station for Future Commercial Spacecraft
SPACE.COM Space station astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet embarked on a spacewalk on March 24 to prepare the orbiting lab for the future docking of commercial spacecraft and... 2 days
Juno Spacecraft Skims Jupiter's Cloud Tops in Its 5th Flyby
SPACE.COM NASA's Juno spacecraft made its fifth close flyby of Jupiter today (March 27), skimming 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above the planet's cloud tops while traveling at a speed... 2 days
NASA sees tiny Tropical Cyclone Caleb fading
PHYS.ORG Tropical Cyclone Caleb is weakening in the Southern Indian Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite caught one of the last bursts of strength as it passed overhead. 2 days
timing a space laser with a nasa style stopwatch Timing a space laser with a NASA-style stopwatch
PHYS.ORG VIDEO To time how long it takes a pulse of laser light to travel from space to Earth and back, you need a really good stopwatch—one that can measure within a fraction of... 2 days
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit. Recently, the spacecraft were in just the right place, at just the right time, to catch an event... 2 days
NASA Uses AI to Detect and Snap Images of Volcanic Eruptions
LIVE SCIENCE A satellite headed for retirement autonomously captured photos of a volcano erupting. 2 days
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie approaching Queensland for landfall
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the storm early on March 27, 2017 as Tropical Cyclone Debbie had intensified into a powerful hurricane already affecting the coast of eastern Queensland, Australia. 2 days
docking port relocated at space station to support commercial spacecraft Docking Port Relocated at Space Station to Support Commercial Spacecraft
SPACE.COM VIDEO A docking port that was once used to attach the space shuttle orbiters to the International Space Station was moved at the complex to support the future arrival... 2 days
Chris Hadfield Hosts 'Miniverse' On CuriosityStream - Trailer
SPACE.COM The former Canadian Space Agency astronaut and internet sensation is bringing space “down to Earth” in a new web series on CuriosityStream. 2 days
thomas pesquet completes second spacewalk Thomas Pesquet completes second spacewalk
ESA ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough left the International Space Station airlock last Friday on their second spacewalk together.  2 days
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
PHYS.ORG High above Earth, two giant rings of energetic particles trapped by the planet's magnetic field create a dynamic and harsh environment that holds many mysteries—and can affect spacecraft traveling around Earth. NASA's Van Allen... 2 days
a short history of lunar space tourism A short history of lunar space tourism
SPACE NEWS SpaceX is not the first to announce a commercial mission to the moon. Other efforts have come and gone with no visible... 2 days
ariane 5 launch facing further delays as a general strike hits french guiana Ariane 5 launch facing further delays as a general strike hits French Guiana
SPACE NEWS Strikes pushed back the launch several times last week, and... 2 days
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Debbie form and strengthen
PHYS.ORG The tropical low pressure area previously known as System 91P has developed into a tropical cyclone named Debbie in the Southern Pacific Ocean and threatens eastern Queensland, Australia. NASA's Aqua satellite provided... 2 days
NASA test fires new engine controlling 'brain' for first SLS megarocket mission
PHYS.ORG Engineers carried out a critical hot fire engine test firing with the first new engine controlling 'brain' that will command the shuttle-era liquid fueled... 2 days
Something big exploded in a galaxy far, far away—what was it?
PHYS.ORG At 10:49pm Western Australian time on February 2 this year, cosmic gamma rays hit the NASA satellite, Swift, orbiting the Earth. 2 days
what about a mission to titan What about a mission to Titan?
PHYS.ORG VIDEO As you probably know, NASA recently announced plans to send a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa. If all goes well, the Europa Clipper will blast off for the world in the 2020s, and orbit the icy... 2 days
NASA selects mission to study churning chaos in the Milky Way and beyond
PHYS.ORG NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars.... 2 days
Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Could Boom in Early 2020s
SPACE.COM A public-private partnership led by a company called Technical Solutions Management aims to start generating usable amounts of plutonium-238 — the material that powers deep-space explorers such as... 2 days
US Air Force's Newest Missile-Warning Satellite Operational and Transmitting
SPACE.COM The Air Force's newest Space Based Infrared System missile-warning satellite is operational and has transmitted its first images, Lockheed Martin said March 21. 2 days
Far Side Astronomy: Orbiting Telescope Would Use Moon as Shield
SPACE.COM Out of darkness, there came the blazing light of the very first stars and galaxies in the universe — and the best place to look back at them... 2 days
Hubble Observes Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 4424
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the galaxy NGC 4424, which is found in the constellation of Virgo.... 2 days
Supersonic plasma jets discovered
PHYS.ORG Information from ESA's magnetic field Swarm mission has led to the discovery of supersonic plasma jets high up in our atmosphere that can push temperatures up to almost 10 000°C. 2 days
Image: ESA's ExoMars rover and Russia's stationary surface science platform
PHYS.ORG ESA's ExoMars rover (foreground) and Russia's stationary surface science platform (background) are scheduled for launch in July 2020, arriving at Mars in March 2021. The Trace Gas Orbiter,... 2 days
CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3-D
PHYS.ORG Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA's CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3-D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet. 2 days
nasa tests observing capability on hawaii s coral reefs NASA tests observing capability on Hawaii's coral reefs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA pulled off a scientific double play in Hawaii this winter, using the same instruments and aircraft to study both volcanoes and coral reefs. Besides helping scientists understand these two unique environments... 2 days
future of asteroid intercept mission depends on congress Future of asteroid intercept mission depends on Congress
SPACE NEWS Plans to continue a NASA mission to intercept a small asteroid will depend on a decision due by the end... 2 days
quantum communicating with the extraterrestrial intelligence Quantum Communicating with the Extraterrestrial Intelligence
ASTRO WATCH Humanity is facing now the dawn of a new technological era involving quantum mechanics in almost all aspects of social life, from computation to... 3 days
president trump hails nasa s space exploration spirit in weekly address President Trump Hails NASA's Space Exploration Spirit in Weekly Address
SPACE.COM VIDEO President Donald Trump used his weekly address Saturday (March 25) to praise NASA's legacy of exploration and discovery in a video that also marked Trump's signing of the... 3 days
The Most Amazing Space Stories of the Week!
SPACE.COM A Dragon returns, North Korea tests a rocket engine, a wheel breaks on Mars and a spacewalk streak begins — it's Space.com's top news stories of the week. 3 days
Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record
LIVE SCIENCE The current mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history. 3 days
Chris Hadfield Hosts 'Miniverse' On Curiosity Stream - Trailer
SPACE.COM The former Canadian Space Agency astronaut and internet sensation is bringing space “down to Earth” in a new web series on Curiosity Stream. 3 days
Best Space Stories of the Week — March 25, 2017
SPACE.COM A Dragon returns, North Korea tests a rocket engine, a wheel breaks on Mars and a spacewalk streak begins — it's Space.com's top news stories of the week. 4 days
Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record
SPACE.COM The current mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history. 4 days
Juno spacecraft set for fifth Jupiter flyby
PHYS.ORG NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT (4:52 a.m. EDT, 8:52 UTC). 5 days
andromeda s bright x ray mystery solved by nustar Andromeda's Bright X-Ray Mystery Solved by NuSTAR
ASTRO WATCH The Milky Way's close neighbor, Andromeda, features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was mysterious until now. As... 5 days
gravitational wave kicks monster black hole out of galactic core Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out Of Galactic Core
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of... 5 days
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ESA Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA’s CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a... 5 days
Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first... 5 days
Spacewalk a success for French, US astronauts
PHYS.ORG A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday on a successful spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews. 5 days
NASA sees System 91P coming together east of Queensland
PHYS.ORG The area of tropical low pressure designated System 91P appears to be organizing in NASA satellite imagery on March 24. Visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that the... 5 days
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Caleb's heaviest rainfall
PHYS.ORG Tropical cyclone Caleb formed on March 23 in the South Indian Ocean southwest of the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. The GPM core observatory satellite had a fairly good view of the newly formed tropical... 5 days
Sounds of the Solar System: Podcast Eavesdrops on Planets
SPACE.COM A new episode of the podcast series "Twenty Thousand Hertz" asked NASA scientists what it would sound like on other planets and worlds in Earth's solar system. 5 days
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SPACE NEWS The commercial space industry is on the cusp of a new era in satellite performance. In the past two years, multiple commercial satellite operators have begun... 5 days
U.S., French astronauts on spacewalk to retrofit space station
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday on the... 5 days
Rome From Space - Italy’s Capital Gets Orbital Look | Video
SPACE.COM ESA’s Copernicus Sentinel-2a satellite captured imagery of the area in January 2016. ’Earth from Space’ host Kelsea Brennan-Wessels explains. 5 days
Europe's Jupiter Explorer Mission Moves to Prototype Production
SPACE.COM The European Space Agency completed the preliminary design review for the Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer, giving a go-ahead to prime contractor Airbus and its partners to start building a prototype spacecraft to... 5 days
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ESA With the pair of Sentinel-2 satellites now in orbit, users are looking ahead to mapping global land cover at 10 m resolution. 5 days
OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team
PHYS.ORG During an almost two-week search, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team activated the spacecraft's MapCam imager and scanned part of the surrounding space for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroids—objects that scientists believe may exist in one of the... 5 days
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ESA New findings from ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission were the highlight of ESA’s science conference in Canada 5 days
Taking a drive to Venus? Physicist does the math
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Docking Port Relocated at Space Station to Support Commercial Spacecraft
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President Trump Hails NASA's Space Exploration Spirit in Weekly Address
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Sea ice extent sinks to record lows at both poles
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