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NASA's Voyager 2 Went Interstellar the Same Day a Solar Probe Touched the Sun  SPACE.COM · 14 minutes
Call it a cosmic coincidence: Two probes launched four decades apart, traveled in opposite directions — and ended up using... more
NASA Seeks US Partners to Develop Reusable Systems for Moon Mission  Gadgets 360 · 55 minutes
NASA is planning to test new human-class landers on the Moon beginning in 2024, with the goal of sending crew to the surface in 2028. more
Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars. Now, the team has pinpointed InSight's exact location using images from... more
Virgin Galactic Reaches Space and Is One Step Closer to Space Tourism  Gadgets 360 · 4 hours
Virgin Galactic launched a spacecraft more than 50 miles high Thursday, reaching the US Federal Aviation Administration's definition of space. more
Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on Mars. Now, the team has pinpointed InSight's exact location using images from... more
Asian glaciers slowed by ice loss, NASA finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Asia's high mountain glaciers are flowing more slowly in response to widespread ice loss, affecting freshwater availability downstream in India, Pakistan and China, a new study finds. more
In search of missing worlds, Hubble finds a fast evaporating exoplanet  nanowerk · 11 hours
Astronomers have used Hubble to nab a second 'very warm' Neptune (GJ 3470b) that is losing its atmosphere at a rate 100 times faster than that... more
Curry agrees to lunar lab visit: NASA  REUTERS · 13 hours
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked... more
Chang'e-4 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 15 hours
China's Chang'e-4 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ever soft landing on the far... more
Virgin Galactic completes crewed space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 15 hours
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years... more
Preparing for Discovery With NASA's Parker Solar Probe  ASTRO WATCH · 16 hours
Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter... more
HI-SEAS Receives NASA Grant to Complete Research  ASTRO WATCH · 16 hours
NASA has approved a restart of a $1-million grant to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation... more
NASA spots Mars InSight lander from space - CNET  CNET · 16 hours
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped the newest machine on Mars. You can even see the solar panels. more
Highly anticipated GPS 3 launch just days away  SPACE NEWS · 17 hours
The U.S. Air Force’s first GPS 3 satellite was encapsulated within a SpaceX payload fairing at Astrotech Space Operations on... more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space!  SPACE.COM · 17 hours
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter photographed the InSight lander, as well as the hardware that helped the stationary robot ace its Nov. 26 touchdown on the equatorial plain known as Elysium Planitia. more
Virgin Galactic completes manned space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 18 hours
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane reached space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert, capping years... more
Hubble Space Telescope Will Track Comet 46P/Wirtanen As It Flies Close by Earth  SPACE.COM · 18 hours
A comet is set to pass close to Earth this weekend, providing a treat for skywatchers — and for astronomers hoping to... more
Virgin launches tourism rocket into space for first time  Sky News · 18 hours
Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket ship into space for the first time - with Sir Richard Branson hoping a commercial flight will take place by March 2019. more
Virgin Galactic plane skims space in historic human test flight - CNET  CNET · 18 hours
NASA congratulates Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic for a major milestone in the commercial space tourism race. more
Hubble finds far-away planet vanishing at record speed  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
The speed and distance at which planets orbit their respective blazing stars can determine each planet's fate—whether the planet remains a longstanding part of its solar system or evaporates into the universe's... more
GPM observes heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Cyclone Owen  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
As expected, tropical cyclone Owen recently intensified as it moved over the Gulf of Carpentaria and NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's GPM core satellite found very heavy rainfall... more
Virgin Galactic advances space tourism with successful test  REUTERS · 20 hours
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday and returned safely to the California desert,... more
Virgin Galactic crew reaches edge of space in flight milestone  REUTERS · 20 hours
A Virgin Galactic rocket plane blasted to the edge of space on Thursday, capping off years... more
Virgin Galactic crew takes off for space in flight milestone  REUTERS · 21 hours
A Virgin Galactic space tourism vehicle took off from California's Mojave desert under clear skies on... more
The Universe of Gaia  ESA · 21 hours
A taste of the exciting science that is being performed using data from ESA’s Gaia star surveyor, delving into the formation history of our Milky Way more
NASA's Webb Telescope will provide census of fledgling stars in stellar nursery  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
The dazzling glow of young stars dominates images of the giant stellar nursery NGC 346, in the neighboring dwarf galaxy called the Small Magellanic... more
Preparing for discovery with NASA's Parker Solar Probe  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter is just making its way into the hands of the mission's scientists.... more
An astronaut returns to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on 20 December. After more than six months living and working on the International Space Station, their Soyuz is expected... more
New ESA Kids blasts off!  ESA · 22 hours
ESA Education office is proud to launch the new and improved ESA Kids website, the online home of our Mascot, Paxi more
Four NASA-sponsored experiments set to launch on Virgin Galactic spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
A winged spacecraft will soon take off with four NASA-supported technology experiments onboard. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo will separate from the WhiteKnightTwo twin-fuselage carrier aircraft and continue its rocket-powered... more
Auroras, Lightning and Rings of Jupiter Amaze in Surprising NASA Juno Photos  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Its main job is to spot the stars, but an ultrasensitive navigation camera on NASA's Juno spacecraft is returning amazing images of Jupiter's rings,... more
Mars InSight's 'Mole' Should Start Burrowing into the Red Planet Next Month  SPACE.COM · 1 day
NASA's Mars InSight lander has settled into its new home on Elysium Planitia and is preparing to deploy its instruments — and if all... more
Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft... more
Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft... more
Russian Cosmonauts Find Hole in Soyuz Spacecraft During Spacewalk  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Expedition 57 Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos completed on Tuesday a spacewalk lasting 7... more
New and improved ESA Kids website  ESA · 1 day
The ESA Education office is proud to launch the new and improved ESA Kids website, the online home of Paxi, the ESA Education mascot.... more
An astronaut returns to Earth  ESA · 1 day
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopiev on Thursday 20 December. After more than six... more
Rocket Lab Postpones Launch of NASA Cubesats Due to Bad Weather  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Bad weather forced the private spaceflight company Rocket Lab to postpone the launch of more than a dozen small satellites, including 10 for a NASA education... more
Watch Rocket Lab launch 10 cubesats into orbit tonight for NASA  TechCrunch · 2 days
It's been just over a month since Rocket Lab's inaugural (and long-delayed) commercial launch, "It's Business Time," and it's about to take another customer to space:... more
Watch Rocket Lab Launch a Cubesat Fleet for NASA Tonight!  SPACE.COM · 2 days
The California-based startup Rocket Lab will launch 10 tiny satellites into orbit for NASA tonight and you can watch it all live online. more
The Parker Solar Probe takes its first up-close look at the sun  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe survived its first encounter with the sun and is sending data back to Earth. more
InSight Lander Takes Its First Selfie  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie - a mosaic made up... more
Satellite industry seeks answers on future direction of military satcom  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
This year’s satcom workshop comes amid major questions about the Pentagon’s plans — or lack thereof... more
NASA's Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
On Dec. 21, NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per hour). This will mark the... more
NASA's InSight takes its first selfie  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
NASA's InSight lander used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie -- a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's Curiosity rover mission, in... more
Smithsonian, NASA Reflect on 'Spirit of Apollo' at National Cathedral  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Standing beneath a stained glass window embedded with a piece of the moon, Jim Lovell recalled his journey into lunar orbit 50 years ago. more
NASA examines reborn Tropical Cyclone Owen's temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite found intense storms around the center of the recently revived Tropical Cyclone Owen. more
Juno mission halfway to Jupiter science  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
On Dec. 21, at 8:49:48 a.m. PST (11:49:48 a.m. EST) NASA's Juno spacecraft will be 3,140 miles (5,053 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops and hurtling by at a healthy clip of 128,802 mph (207,287 kilometers per... more
MILO Institute Launches a New Model for Space Exploration  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Space is daunting in its enormity and tantalizing in its mysteries, and missions to explore those mysteries are... more
Incoming HASC Chairman to oppose creating a separate military branch for space  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Smith: The difficulties we’ve had with space launch has been a good example of why a different approach is needed to manage military space.... more
Drones help map sea level rise  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Drones can be used to create low-cost and accurate 3-D maps of coastal areas, new research shows. The technique – developed by the University of Exeter – was tested at beaches where sea turtles nest, allowing... more
Image: ICESat-2 reveals profile of ice sheets  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Less than three months into its mission, NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists' expectations. The satellite is measuring the height of sea ice to within an inch,... more
Soon you can travel to space aboard Boeing's Starliner video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Boeing Starliner is a capsule for NASA missions with an extra seat reserved for space tourism, if you can afford it. more
NASA's InSight Mars Lander Sends Back First Selfie on Mars  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
On December 6, the InSight lander used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie - a mosaic made up of 11 images. more
Russian Cosmonauts Take Samples on 6th Hour of Spacewalk to Crack Mystery  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Roscosmos has ruled out a manufacturing defect causing the 2mm-wide hole found in August on the Russian Soyuz capsule more
NASA's New Mars Lander Takes 1st Selfie, Scopes Out Workspace  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA's InSight lander has snapped its first selfie on the Red Planet and photographed the patch of Martian ground that will serve as the mission's primary workspace. more
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Prepares for New Year's Eve Date with Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 2 days
2018 has been quite a year for spaceflight, but it's not over yet, and the OSIRIS-REx mission has one more major task to accomplish before the... more
Apollo Conspiracy? NASA Invites Skeptic Steph Curry to See Moon-Landing Evidence  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA wants to show NBA superstar Steph Curry some rock-solid evidence that people have indeed been to the moon. more
ISRO to Launch GSAT-7A Communication Satellite on December 19  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
ISRO will launch the GSAT-7A communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on board the GSLV-F11 on December 19. more
InSight Mars lander takes its first selfie  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie—a mosaic made up of 11 images. This is the same imaging process used by NASA's... more
Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station... more
Cosmonauts on Spacewalk Cut Into Soyuz Spacecraft to Inspect Patched Hole  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station today (Dec. 11) to cut into a Soyuz spacecraft and inspect the source of a pressurization leak... more
Russian cosmonauts take samples on sixth hour of spacewalk to crack mystery  REUTERS · 3 days
Two Russian cosmonauts have taken samples of their capsule's exterior in the sixth hour of a spacewalk seeking to resolve the mystery of a... more
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Spacewalking astronauts ripped through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues to a mysterious drilled hole that leaked precious cabin air four months ago. more
Space station crew inspect mysterious hole during spacewalk  CBC · 3 days
Spacewalking astronauts sliced through thick insulation on a capsule docked to the International Space Station on Tuesday, looking for clues... more
Spacewalking astronauts check site of capsule leak  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Spacewalking astronauts look for clues to a mysterious drilled hole in capsule at International Space Station more
Spacewalking astronauts check site of summer leak  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Spacewalking astronauts look for clues to a mysterious drilled hole in capsule at International Space Station more
'Spirit of Apollo': Watch Apollo 8 50th-Anniversary Webcast Tonight  SPACE.COM · 3 days
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum is celebrating the 50th anniversary of NASA's epic Apollo 8 moon mission tonight (Dec. 11), and you can watch the event live. more
Cosmonauts start spacewalk from ISS to examine mystery hole (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Russian cosmonauts began a spacewalk Tuesday to examine a mystery hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have... more
WATCH: NASA's Voyager 2 has entered space after 41 years  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Michael Strahan and Sara Haines have everything you need to know this afternoon. more
Puerto Rico from Space: NASA Videos Show Aftermath of Hurricane Maria  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Fourteen months after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding and power outages, NASA researchers are still studying the storm's long-term effects on... more
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GPM observes heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Cyclone Owen
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NASA measures rainfall from Tropical Cyclone Owen's remnants at Queensland coast
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It's Official! NASA's Famed Voyager 2 Spacecraft Reaches Interstellar Space
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NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
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InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds
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NASA's InSight Mars Lander 'Hears' Martian Wind, a Cosmic First
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A parent's holiday shopping list to INSPIRE your wannabe astronaut or aerospace engineer
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Watch SpaceX launch thousands of pounds of cargo and experiments to the International Space Station
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Astrocast successfully launches its first satellite
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Taking the measure of an asteroid
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Three astronauts will launch to space on today — two months after botched flight
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Charting a course for astronaut safety as NASA launches to the Moon and to Mars
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ESEO student satellite successfully launched to space
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NASA catches newborn Tropical Cyclone Owen's rainfall, observed by GPM satellite
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The debut of a new ISS AI robot ‘crew member’ went exactly how you’d think
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Watch SpaceX launch its biggest crop of satellites yet with a twice-used rocket
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Why NASA's InSight landing was a triumph of human achievement - CNET
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Watch NASA arrive at the asteroid on a potential collision course with Earth - CNET
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