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NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station  REUTERS · 6 hours
NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test... more
New International Moon/Mars Mission Launched at HI-SEAS Habitat  ASTRO WATCH · 6 hours
A two-week mission to perform scientific experiments and test technological instruments needed for the future exploration of the Moon or... more
NASA gives go-ahead for SpaceX commercial crew test flight  SPACE NEWS · 7 hours
NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew... more
Air Force Awards $739 Million Launch Service Contracts  ASTRO WATCH · 8 hours
The United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded... more
Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe fires bullet into asteroid video - CNET  CNET · 8 hours
The Japanese space agency JAXA shot the asteroid Ryugu with a bullet in an effort to gather samples for further study back home on Earth. more
Virgin Galactic flies a surprise passenger to suborbital space - CNET  CNET · 10 hours
An unexpected crew member, plus some NASA experiments, ride along for the latest test flight of Richard Branson's SpaceShipTwo. more
NASA-NOAA satellite provides wide view of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at... more
NASA-NOAA satellite analyzes Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Typhoon Wutip was impacting the Federated States of Micronesia in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light. more
SpaceX launches Israeli lander towards the moon  Sky News · 13 hours
Israel is set to become only the fourth nation to successfully land on the moon following a SpaceX rocket launch on Thursday night. more
Earth’s Hydrogen Geocorona Extends Well Beyond Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
Recent observations from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the Earth’s hydrogen envelope reaches up to 391,500 miles (630,000... more
Stellaris delivers infectious interstellar strategy on Xbox One  Windows Central · 15 hours
Stellaris is a cult 4X space strategy game in which you build and maintain your very own interstellar empire. Can a game this complex work with a controller, though? Stellaris is a... more
An exoplanet with an 11-hour orbit  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on April 18 of last year with the primary objective of discovering transiting planets smaller than Neptune around stars bright enough for spectroscopic investigations of their masses and... more
Japanese internet giant Recruit has a new $25M blockchain fund  TechCrunch · 16 hours
Crypto market prices may be down significantly, but new investors continue to enter the blockchain space. The latest is Recruit Holdings, the $45 billion Japanese internet giant that... more
LO­FAR Ra­dio Tele­scope Re­veals Secrets of Solar Storms  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major... more
Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. more
Astronauts Optimistic for ISS Launch After Botched Flight  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague said Thursday they were ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure. more
Israel's First Lunar Lander Launched Into Space From Florida  Gadgets 360 · 23 hours
The mission, if successful, will make Israel only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. more
SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Indonesian communications satellite, an Israeli lunar lander and a U.S. Air Force smallsat launched... more
Watch SpaceX launch the first private moon landing mission (Update: Success!)  TechCrunch · 1 day
Calling all lunatics — the first fully private moon landing mission is about to take off from Cape Canaveral. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceIL's... more
SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander  REUTERS · 1 day
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission... more
WATCH: SpaceX launches Israeli lunar spacecraft into orbit  ABC NEWS · 1 day
With the help of SpaceX, Israel is aiming to become the fourth country to successfully land on the moon. more
Watch SpaceX launch the first private moon landing mission  TechCrunch · 1 day
Calling all lunatics — the first fully private moon landing mission is about to take off from Cape Canaveral. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceIL's Beresheet lander is set... more
SIRIUS Experiment to Help Create Simulators for Future Lunar Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
The isolation experiment SIRIUS can help create a fleet of simulators for training crews for future... more
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this... more
Research creates DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be... more
Russian rocket launches Egyptian telecom satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Russia successfully launched an Egyptian telecommunications satellite on Thursday, the Russian space agency Roskosmos announced. more
A ‘New Chapter’ in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense... more
Spotting slavery from space, and using iPads for communication disorders  Science Magazine · 1 day
On this week’s show: We go to the AAAS annual meeting to talk communication disorders, we use satellites to spy on modern slavery, and we read a book... more
NASA infrared image shows powerful center of Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Wutip as it threatens Chuuk and Yap States in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Wutip has strengthened into a... more
NASA takes an infrared analysis of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite revealed where the strongest storms were located within the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Oma. more
Tiny Neptune moon spotted by Hubble may have broken from larger moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for... more
Neptunian moon  ESA · 2 days
Hubble helps uncover origin of Neptune's smallest moon Hippocamp more
Astronauts optimistic for ISS launch after botched flight  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague said Thursday they were ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure. more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. more
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers. more
Space crew unfazed ahead of first launch since rocket failure  REUTERS · 2 days
Two astronauts who survived a midair rocket failure in October said on Thursday they had received... more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A new study led by SETI Institute astronomers suggests that the recently-discovered moon of Neptune, Hippocamp, is probably an ancient fragment of a much... more
One tiny step for a nematode, one big step toward sustainable agriculture in space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An exciting collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pheronym (Alachua, FL), will send... more
Tiny New Moon Discovered Around Neptune, Called Hippocamp  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The moon, dubbed Hippocamp for the half-horse, half-fish sea monster from Greek legend, is about the size of Chicago and so faint only the powerful Hubble Space Telescope can spot it more
Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling. more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  ESA · 2 days
These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that... more
Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program  REUTERS · 2 days
NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a... more
Sun-THz to Measure Solar Flares from ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil – the Solar-T – will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to... more
In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a... more
Tinier and less power-hungry quantum atomic clock push toward intelligent IoT  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have developed an ultra-low-power atomic clock (ULPAC) for small satellites to enable future communication systems beyond 5G. The proposed device outperforms the current industry standards... more
NASA eyes colossal cracks in ice shelf near Antarctic station - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Brunt ice shelf is preparing to unleash an iceberg twice the size of New York City. more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Wutip organizing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Depression 02W has organized and strengthened into a tropical storm. more
NASA-NOAA satellite looks at large-eyed Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma is a large hurricane with a big eye. The storm appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean. more
Neptune’s newly discovered moon may be the survivor of an ancient collision  THE VERGE · 2 days
A newly discovered small moon of Neptune is coming into clearer focus as astronomers have now pinpointed this tiny rock’s orbit and where it... more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or... more
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft. more
Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditures  TechCrunch · 2 days
Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen rent”... more
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
ESA's proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the mission's three-year flight. more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on... more
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil—the Solar-T—will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure solar flares. It is estimated... more
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby  ESA · 3 days
ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by... more
The moon's water: Where did it come from – and where did it all go?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fragments of moon rock brought back from the lunar surface by astronauts on the Apollo space missions are... more
Mars Weather: Daily Reports from NASA’s InSight Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditure  TechCrunch · 3 days
Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen rent”... more
Roscosmos Signs New Contract on Flight of Two Space Tourists to ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Russia’s Roscosmos and US company Space Adventures have signed a new contract on the flight of two space tourists to the International Space Station... more
Vivo announces V15 Pro with no notch and 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera  THE VERGE · 3 days
Vivo was one of the most head-turning companies in the smartphone space last year, delivering a series of devices with wild, experimental hardware. Now... more
InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public... more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of... more
And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth, these... more
A NASA infrared look at Tropical Depression 02W, warnings posted  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Depression 02W formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on February 19 and the National Weather Service in Guam has issued warnings for Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap States.... more
NASA set to demonstrate X-ray communications in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this spring. more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Oma affecting New Caledonia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean, just northwest of New Caledonia. more
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Watch SpaceX launch a trio of spacecraft, including a lander bound for the Moon
THE VERGE
Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon
THE VERGE
NASA citizen scientist discovers first ancient dead star with peculiar rings - CNET
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NASA is shooting an asteroid with a giant DART to help save the world - CNET
CNET
Successful launch of rocket from high-altitude balloon makes space more accessible to microsatellites
PHYS.ORG
NASA's Opportunity rover, resilient Mars explorer, is officially dead - CNET
CNET
Nanosatellite to serve the Internet of Things tested for space
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Van Allen probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts
PHYS.ORG
Kepler's final image
PHYS.ORG
NASA finds possible second impact crater under Greenland ice
PHYS.ORG
360 Video: Curiosity rover departs Vera Rubin Ridge
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New research opportunities on International Space Station
ESA
Video: Flying under Aeolus
PHYS.ORG
Video: Planetary scientist talks about her work with NASA studying asteroid Bennu
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ESA’s Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin
ESA
Video: Jupiter odyssey
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Space science vision
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ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited
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AI challenged to pinpoint state of drifting satellites
ESA
Better interior design might keep astronauts healthier and happier in deep space
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