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NASA Advisory Council Recommends Review of Planetary Protection Policies  SPACE.COM · 1 hour
The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration, an effort that could set the stage for... more
Roscosmos Says 3-Hour Manned Flights to ISS to Begin in 18 Months  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Manned flights to the International Space Station (ISS) under an ultra-fast three-hour scheme involving circling the Earth twice will begin in a year and... more
What's the Weather On Mars? How NASA's Insight Lander Will Find Out.  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
NASA's new Mars lander isn't quite ready to probe the Red Planet's interior yet, but it's starting to get the lay of the land... more
Rocket Lab Launches 13 CubeSats for NASA, Others on Sunday  Gadgets 360 · 5 hours
The Electron rocket lifted off on Sunday evening from the world's only private orbital launch pad on the Mahia Peninsula, carrying a payload of 10-cm cube-shaped research satellites. more
Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. more
Next-Generation of GPS Satellites Are Headed to Space  Gadgets 360 · 8 hours
After months of delays, the US Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure, and versatile. more
Robert Downey Jr. responds to NASA advice for saving Tony Stark - CNET  CNET · 15 hours
Ground control to Major Tony: Failure is not an option, space agency tells the actor who plays the Marvel superhero. more
Next-generation of GPS satellites are headed to space  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile more
Robert Downey Jr. responds to NASA's advice for saving Tony Stark - CNET  CNET · 17 hours
Ground control to Major Tony: Failure is not an option, space agency tells the superhero's portrayer. more
Hubble goes deep  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope... more
Rocket Lab Successfully Launches NASA CubeSats to Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 23 hours
US small satellite launch company Rocket Lab has launched its third orbital mission of 2018, successfully deploying satellites to orbit... more
NASA's Insight Lander on Mars Spotted from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 24 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
DARPA's Next Project: Design A Space Development Agency  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Mike Griffin directed Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office, to lead a study team and come up with recommendations for the "implementation of... more
Virgin Galactic Flight Wins Praise From Government and Industry  SPACE.COM · 1 day
While some question whether Virgin Galactic's latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government officials and industry organizations have few doubts that it did. more
Rocket Lab launches cubesats for NASA  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A Rocket Lab Electron rocket successfully launched a group of cubesats Dec. 16 on a mission funded by NASA as the company looks ahead... more
Rocket Lab Launches 13 Cubesats on 1st Mission for NASA  SPACE.COM · 1 day
A Rocket Lab Electron booster lifted off from the company's launch site on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula early this morning (Dec. 16), successfully delivering 13 tiny satellites to... more
Prometheus: Testing of the Future LOx-Methane Engine Demonstrator Begins  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Exactly one year after the signing of the Prometheus demonstrator development contract between the European Space Agency (ESA)... more
NASA Lunar Orbiter Now Supporting Commercial and International Missions  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A NASA spacecraft originally built as part of the previous effort to return humans to the moon is now playing a key role in the new effort at human lunar... more
The Rubber Ducky Comet Blasted a Magnetic Path Through Space  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Rosetta's comet sent a magnetic shock wave screaming out in front of it, blazing a trail through the stellar wind. And scientists just found it. more
Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson Looks Ahead to Beginning Commercial SpaceShipTwo Flights  SPACE.COM · 2 days
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company's belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo could begin some... more
Virgin Galactic's Historic Space Trip Heralds a Coming Age of New US Human Spaceflight Leaps  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Virgin Galactic just brought human spaceflight back to American soil after a seven-year hiatus — and other private... more
NASA moves liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville for testing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA is moving a massive liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville, Alabama for testing as part of its plans to eventually return to the moon. more
NASA-NOAA's satellite tracks a stronger Tropical Cyclone Owen nearing landfall  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Cyclone Owen continued to strengthen as it moved east through the Gulf of Carpentaria and toward a landfall in western Queensland, Australia. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided... more
Virgin space plane skims the edge of space video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Virgin Galactic reached new heights in the commercial space race with its latest test flight. more
NASA moves liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville for testing  ABC NEWS · 3 days
NASA is moving a massive liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville, Alabama for testing as part of its plans to eventually return to the moon more
Committee recommends review of planetary protection policies  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The NASA Advisory Council has recommended that NASA review its existing planetary protection guidelines to balance the needs of science and exploration,... more
Hubble Finds Fast-Evaporating Warm Neptune: GJ 3470b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Extrasolar ‘Neptunes’ are exoplanets with masses and radii similar to those of the ice giants in the Solar System. In 2015, astronomers... more
Juno Mission Halfway to Jupiter Science  ASTRO WATCH · 3 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... more
Virgin Galactic flew an engagement ring to space - CNET  CNET · 3 days
After its safe return, Richard Branson handed the ring off to an engineer who made an adorable post-flight proposal. more
How Microsoft is trying to reduce the environmental impact of its cloud  Windows Central · 3 days
Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is growing rapidly, but the environmental impact of the data centers that support it is keeping the company's cloud ambitions... more
Ionosphere Plasma Experiments Reviewed in a New Kazan University Publication  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
There are only a few so-called “heaters” in the world – special facilities which create artificial... more
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Completes First Manned Spaceflight  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, successfully flew to suborbital space for the first time on Dec. 13 with four NASA-supported technology... more
NASA will explore a hostile space rock for New Year's video - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Fasten your Kuiper Belts! NASA's New Horizons mission is zooming past Pluto to learn about the origins of the solar system. more
Friday roundup: 5 great cheap Christmas gift ideas - CNET  CNET · 3 days
A huge sale on videogames, a crazy-cool toy for $10, a sound bar for only $30 and more! Plus: A space-age thermometer for just $20. more
Mars InSight Lander Seen in First Images from Space  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Nov. 26, NASA's InSight mission knew the spacecraft touched down within an 81-mile-long (130-kilometer-long) landing ellipse on... more
Virgin Galactic flight wins praise from government and industry  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
While some question whether Virgin Galactic’s latest SpaceShipTwo test flight actually went into space, a number of government... more
Africa: An air pollution wildcard  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
For the past four years, atmospheric scientists have been flying around the world with NASA on a mission to analyze pollution chemistry in the air and oceans. The NASA Atmospheric Tomography Mission or ATom, which flew its last... more
Scientists dismiss the idea of travel through wormholes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A RUDN employee and Brazilian colleagues have called into question the concept of using stable wormholes as portals to different points of space-time. The results of the studies were published in Physical... more
Inspiring the next generation of space doctors  ESA · 3 days
A group of 21 budding space medicine experts gathered at ESA’s astronaut centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, in November for two days... more
Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The dream of traveling to another star system, and maybe even finding populated worlds there, is one that has preoccupied humanity for many generations.... more
Computing the origin of life  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As a principal investigator in the NASA Ames Exobiology Branch, Andrew Pohorille is searching for the origin of life on Earth, yet you won't find him out in the field collecting samples or in a laboratory conducting experiments... more
Video: Enjoying the Geminids from above and below  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
On the night of December 13, into the morning of December 14, 2018, tune into the night sky for a dazzling display of fireballs. Thanks to the International Space Station, this sky... more
Update from ESA Council, December 2018  ESA · 3 days
The ESA Council held its 277th meeting at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt on 12 and 13 December 2018. more
A space playground for the fourth state of matter  ESA · 3 days
A recipe to understand atomic structures: Mix electrically-charged gas in a sealed container with particles so small they... more
NASA's Voyager 2 Went Interstellar the Same Day a Solar Probe Touched the Sun  SPACE.COM · 3 days
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 · 3 days
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 · 3 days
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
Better superconductors from ceramic copper oxides  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Medical magnetic resonance imaging, high-power microwave generators, superconducting magnetic energy storage units, and the solenoids in nuclear fusion reactors are very different technologies which all critically rely on the ability of superconducting materials to carry and... more
Virgin Galactic Reaches Space and Is One Step Closer to Space Tourism  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Virgin Galactic launched a spacecraft more than 50 miles high Thursday, reaching the US Federal Aviation Administration's definition of space. more
Richard Branson Biography: Entrepreneur of Space Tourism  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Richard Branson, through his company Virgin Galactic, plans to offer flights into space for paying customers by 2015. more
Mars InSight lander seen in first images from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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
Branson looks ahead to beginning commercial SpaceShipTwo flights  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
With a first flight to the edge of space under the company’s belt, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson believes commercial... more
DARPA’s next project: Design a Space Development Agency  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A DARPA team will “inventory the DoD space-based command-and-control capabilities, identify critical gaps, deficiencies and inefficiencies in our existing architectures."... more
Curry agrees to lunar lab visit: NASA  REUTERS · 4 days
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry will take space agency NASA up on its offer to tour its lunar lab after he sparked... more
Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
"SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space," reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles... more
2018 Geminid meteor shower, bright comet team for super sky show - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The 2018 display of "shooting stars" and a close space snowball flyby could make for some epic nights of skywatching this week. more
Chang'e-4 Spacecraft Enters Lunar Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
Weeks after Parker Solar Probe made the closest-ever approach to a star, the science data from the first solar encounter... more
Where DOES Space Begin? Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Flies Right into the Debate  SPACE.COM · 4 days
"SpaceShipTwo, welcome to space," reads a triumphant tweet from Virgin Galactic posted during today's successful test flight after the company's vehicle reached 51.4 miles... more
HI-SEAS Receives NASA Grant to Complete Research  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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 · 4 days
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
Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space  BBC · 4 days
The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic makes it to the edge of space and back. more
3D nanofabrication by volumetric deposition and controlled shrinkage of patterned scaffolds  Science Magazine · 4 days
Lithographic nanofabrication is often limited to successive fabrication of two-dimensional (2D) layers. We present a strategy for the direct assembly of 3D nanomaterials consisting of metals,... more
Virgin Galactic completes manned space test, more flights soon  REUTERS · 4 days
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 · 4 days
A comet is set to pass close to Earth this weekend, providing a treat for skywatchers — and for astronomers hoping to... more
Microsoft Teams growth is strong and it's not slowing down  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft's workplace chat app could be the second biggest by 2020, behind another Microsoft app. Microsoft Teams is getting some serious traction in the workplace chat space, with... more
Virgin launches tourism rocket into space for first time  Sky News · 4 days
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
Pentagon putting final touches on Space Force proposal  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Once lawmakers have a chance to review the proposal, said Shanahan, he will be “happy to take the red pen... more
Virgin Galactic plane skims space in historic human test flight - CNET  CNET · 4 days
NASA congratulates Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic for a major milestone in the commercial space tourism race. more
Microsoft Teams growth is pretty strong and it's not slowing down  Windows Central · 4 days
Microsoft's workplace chat app could be the second biggest by 2020, behind another Microsoft app. Microsoft Teams is getting some serious traction in the workplace chat... more
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space. more
Virgin Galactic touches the edge of space with Mach 2.9 test flight of SpaceShipTwo  TechCrunch · 4 days
The fourth test flight of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo took its test pilots to the very edge of space this morning,... more
Spock joins Star Trek: Discovery crew to fight new threat in season 2 trailer - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A new captain, a mysterious space angel and Spock's beard. Check out the trailer for Discovery's... more
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches edge of space in test flight  CBC · 4 days
Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship successfully flew to the edge of space this morning. more
GPM observes heavy rainfall in intensifying Tropical Cyclone Owen  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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
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Tour Jezero Crater! Fly Over the Landing Site of NASA's Next Mars Rover (Video)
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Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri
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Video: Enjoying the Geminids from above and below
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Watch the brilliant Geminid meteor shower celebrated by today’s Google Doodle
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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's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space
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NASA provides new look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria
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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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Wilson: Space will be reorganized but the work must go on
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Steve Jobs handwritten Apple I manuscript fails to hit reserve at auction and goes unsold
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Taking the measure of an asteroid
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Monitoring climate change from space
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New passenger scanner uses space technology to speed up airport security
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Combination of space-based and ground-based telescopes reveals more than 100 exoplanets
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Charting a course for astronaut safety as NASA launches to the Moon and to Mars
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