Astronomy
Orange Lush: California's 'Superbloom' Wows from the Air  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
A NASA photographer captured a lush aerial shot of an ephemeral wildflower bloom in the desert. more
A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered... more
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests  REUTERS · 14 hours
Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at... more
SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Suffers Anomaly During Engine Test  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered an anomaly during an engine test in Florida Saturday (April 20), company officials said. more
SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly,' smoke seen for miles  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Officials say SpaceX's new capsule for astronauts suffered an "anomaly" during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles more
SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffers anomaly during ground tests  SPACE NEWS · 16 hours
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of... more
Powerful Particles and Tugging Tides May Affect Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky... more
CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these... more
Scientists Find Evidence Mercury Has a Solid Inner Core  ASTRO WATCH · 19 hours
Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Like Earth, Mercury’s outer core is composed... more
NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 19 hours
NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA... more
Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago  THE VERGE · 22 hours
It’s difficult to remember a time when online media wasn’t arranged largely around memetic cultural events. On any given April 20th in recent years,... more
These Wisps Around Black Holes Could Reveal How the Cosmic Beasts Eat  SPACE.COM · 1 day
The international team responsible for the first-ever image of a black hole's shadow already has plans to take a better, more detailed image. more
Independent Report Concludes 2033 Human Mars Mission Is Not Feasible  SPACE.COM · 1 day
An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be flown being the late... more
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface. more
Sony reveals next PlayStation details, Galaxy Fold screens are breaking video - CNET  CNET · 1 day
This week's major tech stories include a few details about Sony's next PlayStation, broken Galaxy Fold review units and Amazon and Google... more
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass... more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
How to see the Lyrid meteor shower, known for its bright fireballs - CNET  CNET · 2 days
To see these shooting stars, you may need to plan around a very bright, nearly full moon that's out to... more
Russia to Develop New Modular Spacesuit for Cosmonauts  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The Zvezda Research and Production Enterprise plans to start developing a new modular spacesuit for cosmonauts in 2019 after signing... more
SpaceX's Next Space Station Cargo Launch Delayed to April 30  SPACE.COM · 2 days
SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its next robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station by four days, to April 30. more
Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card for Hubble's 29th Year (Image)  SPACE.COM · 2 days
On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next... more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some... more
We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time  SPACE.COM · 2 days
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black... more
Exploring what happens inside fires and explosions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new method to do just that could lead to advances in fighting fires, creating cleaner engines and even space... more
April's Lyrid Meteors Peak Early this Week, But the Moon May Interfere  SPACE.COM · 2 days
One of the oldest known annual meteor showers, peaking early this week, may unfortunately be hindered by an almost-full moon. more
Tiny Mercury May Have a Solid Metallic Core That Rivals Earth's  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A solid metallic core nearly as large as Earth's might be lurking deep within the solar system's smallest planet. more
Hubble Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary with Stunning View of Southern Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this colorful look at the hourglass-shaped Southern... more
NASA Telescope Spots Universe's First Molecule - Helium Hydride  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Scientists believe that around 100,000 years after the big bang, helium and hydrogen combined to make a molecule called helium hydride for the first time. more
Cygnus Cargo Spaceship Makes Easter Delivery to International Space Station  SPACE.COM · 2 days
This morning, Northrop Grumman Corp's Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station to drop off thousands of pounds of cargo for the crew. more
50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins is Still 'Carrying the Fire'  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Four years after he orbited the moon alone during humanity's first lunar landing mission, Michael Collins brought everyone back on Earth along... more
American astronaut's dreams of seeing space becoming reality  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A Mainer who's headed to the International Space Station says she's always dreamed of being in space and "seeing this giant blue ball below me." more
Helium Hydride Ion Spotted in Space for First Time  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
When the Universe was still very young, only a few kinds of atoms existed. Astrophysicists believe that around... more
Avengers: Endgame Tickets in India, Release Date, Cast, Runtime, Budget, and More  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Avengers: Endgame tickets in India, leaked footage, cast, release date in India, trailer, spoilers, poster, budget, runtime, and the future of the Marvel Cinematic... more
Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1 ½-day journey from Virginia more
Private cargo ship arrives at space station with food galore  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1 ½-day journey from Virginia more
Study outlines new proposal for probing the primordial universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Most everybody is familiar with the Big Bang—the notion that an impossibly hot, dense universe exploded into the one we know today. But what do we know about what came... more
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
UW scientists are prepping a kidney-on-a-chip experiment at Cape Canaveral, Florida, awaiting a shuttle launch that will take the chips into space. At an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts will help study how reduced gravity in space... more
Things are stacking up for NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment... more
Exercises and swimming goggles may reduce adverse effects on eye during long spaceflights  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Astronauts on long missions at the International Space Station can experience changes to their eyes and vision that can last for years. more
Jerrie Cobb, first woman to pass astronaut testing, dies  CBC · 3 days
Jerrie Cobb, the first woman to pass astronaut testing, has died. She was ready to fly, but never... more
Breeze Automation is building soft robots for the Navy and NASA  TechCrunch · 3 days
San Francisco soft robotics startup Breeze Automation made its debut today onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley. Co-founder and CEO... more
China to Launch Ambitious Asteroid-Comet Mission in 2022  SPACE.COM · 3 days
China aims to launch a bold sample-return mission just three years from now, according to the nation's state-run Xinhua news agency. more
Astronomers Discover Third Planet in the Kepler-47 Circumbinary System  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system’s title as the most interesting... more
TESS Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar... more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
ArianeGroup starting Ariane 6 production after new ESA agreement  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The European Space Agency’s 22 member states agreed April 17 to a workaround to get Ariane 6 production... more
A House-Size Asteroid Zipped by Earth Today  SPACE.COM · 3 days
An asteroid the size of a house gave Earth a close shave today (April 18), passing nearer to our planet than any other space rock will for the rest of this year — that... more
OSIRIS Team Releases Nearly 70,000 Images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) camera onboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft... more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Team develops new method to explore what happens inside fires and explosions  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The inside of a fire might be the last place one would explore, but a new University of Central Florida method to do just... more
Astronomers Finally Spot Universe's First Molecule in Distant Nebula  SPACE.COM · 3 days
A flying observatory has pinpointed the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang. more
On This Day in Space! April 18, 2014: LADEE Crashes into the Moon  SPACE.COM · 3 days
On April 18, 2014, NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) ended its mission by crashing into the moon. See how... more
Astronomers Take First, High-Resolution Look at Huge Star-Forming Region of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming... more
Happy Birthday Hubble!  ESA · 3 days
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 29th birthday with this incredible view of the Southern Crab Nebula more
Spin flipper upends protons  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Protons spin. It's an intrinsic property that can affect experiments at accelerators that use beams of protons. Yet flipping proton spins could offer insights into nuclear physics experiments that study the first moments of the universe in a laboratory setting.... more
Four questions: Here there be monsters  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists including a substantial team at... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Research provides insights into molecular gas in the massive spiral galaxy NGC 5908  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a recently published research, which is part of a broader observational campaign focused on studying massive spiral galaxies, astronomers have investigated... more
OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the scientific camera system OSIRIS onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured almost 70000 images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They not only document the most... more
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Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago
THE VERGE
Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
PHYS.ORG
Alphabet Scoop 050: Google Pixel 3a cometh, Nest Hub Max, Galaxy Fold folds
9to5Google
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
PHYS.ORG
The latest lost satellite is now space junk that could put other spacecraft at risk
THE VERGE
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
PHYS.ORG
Jerrie Cobb, first woman to pass astronaut testing, dies
CBC
Astrophysicists find elusive molecule that 'kick-started' the universe
CBC
Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record
PHYS.ORG
NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton
PHYS.ORG
Why NASA wants you to point your smartphone at trees
THE VERGE
Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon
PHYS.ORG
Tip the planet: Tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions
PHYS.ORG
Seychelles president makes underwater plea to protect world's oceans from climate change
CBC
Observing the invisible: The long journey to the first image of a black hole
PHYS.ORG
Watch as a small Israeli spacecraft tries to land on the Moon today
THE VERGE
See the first image ever taken of a supermassive black hole
THE VERGE
'We've now seen the unseeable': Black hole photographed for 1st time
CBC
How scientists took the first picture of a black hole
SCIENCE-NEWS
A Black Hole Is Photographed For First Time By Massive Telescope Project
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