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Earth’s Oldest Known Meteorite Impact Structure Identified  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 minutes
The 70 km- (43.5-mile) diameter Yarrabubba impact structure in Western Australia is approximately 2.23 billion years old, according to new research led... more
Mapping the path of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
Since 1880, the Earth's temperature has risen by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to continue rising, according to the NASA Global Climate Change website. Scientists are actively seeking to understand this change and its effect... more
Acting NOAA leader stresses importance of public-private partnerships  SPACE NEWS · 1 hour
The acting administrator of NOAA says the private sector is playing an increasingly important role in its work across the... more
Call for media: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returns from commanding the Space Station  ESA · 4 hours
Press Release N° 28–2020 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is returning to Earth after six months on the International Space Station. He will... more
The riddle of the heavenly bursts  PHYS.ORG · 5 hours
This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and... more
NASA sounding rocket observing nitric oxide in polar night  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Aurora, also known as the northern lights, are a sight to behold as they dance across the sky when solar winds collide with the Earth's atmosphere. more
Mathematician simplifies methods for solving equations of magnetic hydrodynamics  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A mathematician from RUDN University has found a new criterion for the regularity of generalized solutions of the equations of magnetic hydrodynamics for an incompressible fluid in three-dimensional space. The... more
Microbial wipe down  ESA · 6 hours
Image: Sometimes doing science is as simple as wiping up. NASA astronaut Jack Fisher is seen here using a wet wipe on the surfaces of the European Cupola module of... more
Astronomers Map Surroundings of Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 hours
As material spirals towards a black hole, it is heated up and emits X-rays that, in turn, echo and reverberate as they... more
EU to invest 200 million euros into space industry  SPACE NEWS · 8 hours
The European Union will provide 200 million euros ($222 million) to support Europe’s space industry, in the form... more
Shape the future of European biology research in space  ESA · 8 hours
What biology research would you conduct on the International Space Station? As the world celebrates 20 years of... more
Solar Orbiter launch  ESA · 11 hours
Image: Artist's impression of an Atlas V 411 launching Solar Orbiter into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its mission is to perform... more
Solar Orbiter solar array deployment  ESA · 11 hours
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch and separation, with its solar arrays deployed. The instrument boom and antennas have not been deployed at this... more
Solar Orbiter antenna deployment  ESA · 11 hours
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following launch, with solar arrays and antennas deployed. Solar Orbiter is a space mission of international collaboration between ESA and NASA. Its... more
Solar Orbiter separation  ESA · 11 hours
Image: Artist's impression of Solar Orbiter following separation from the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas V 411 rocket launching the mission into space.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Solar Orbiter launch - fairing separation  ESA · 11 hours
Image: Artist's impression of the fairing encapsulating Solar Orbiter being released following launch on an Atlas V 411.Solar Orbiter is a space mission of... more
Capella unveils radar satellite design  SPACE NEWS · 15 hours
Capella Space unveiled the new design Jan. 21 for its Whitney constellation of seven synthetic aperture radar satellites scheduled to launch in 2020. SpaceNews.com more
Space Development Agency to start building its first constellation of surveillance satellites  SPACE NEWS · 21 hours
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.” SpaceNews.com more
EU announces funding for Ariane 6 and other space-tech  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
The European Union on Tuesday announced 200 million euros ($222 million) of funding for the Ariane 6 rocket launcher and for small and medium-sized space technology companies. more
How fruit flies flock together in orderly clusters  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Opposing desires to congregate and maintain some personal space drive fruit flies to form orderly clusters, according to a new study. more
How fruit flies flock together in orderly clusters  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Opposing desires to congregate and maintain some personal space drive fruit flies to form orderly clusters, according to a study published today in eLife. more
Budget battle hampers EU in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Space is becoming increasingly militarised and European satellites are under-protected, experts warned Tuesday, voicing dismay at cuts proposed in the EU's draft budget. more
Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Florida  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville,... more
Made In Space expands facilities, moves headquarters to Floria  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Made In Space announced plans Jan. 17 to move its corporate headquarters from Mountain View, California, to Jacksonville,... more
Scanning Raman picoscopy: A new methodology for determining molecular chemical structure  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Precise determination of the chemical structure of a molecule is of vital importance to any molecular related field and is the key to a deep understanding... more
Source position and duration of a solar type III radio burst observed by LOFAR  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Type III solar radio bursts are generated by non-thermal electron beams propagating through the solar corona and interplanetary space. In... more
Astronomers use 'cosmic echolocation' to map black hole surroundings  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space—and now astronomers have used the echoes of this radiation to map the dynamic behavior and surroundings of a black... more
Work advances on space sustainability rating  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A consortium established last year to develop a rating to measure how well satellites comply with space sustainability guidelines expects to have an initial... more
NASA Taps Snowstorm-Chasing Team To Improve Forecasting  NPR · 2 days
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Lynn McMurdie, a University of Washington professor and principal investigator for IMPACTS, NASA's new project to more accurately predict snowstorms. more
Spacewalking astronauts wrap up battery improvements (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A pair of spacewalking astronauts successfully wrapped up battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday, completing a job begun last fall. more
XMM-Newton maps black hole surroundings  ESA · 2 days
Material falling into a black hole casts X-rays out into space – and now, for the first time, ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has used the reverberating... more
The dynamic behaviour of a black hole corona  ESA · 2 days
Image: These illustrations show the surroundings of a black hole feeding on ambient gas as mapped using ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray... more
U.S., China set for spring Civil Space Dialogue on exploration, science  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
HELSINKI — U.S. and Chinese officials are working towards meeting for a bilateral Civil... more
Spacewalking astronauts wrapping up battery improvements  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A pair of spacewalking astronauts tackled one last round of battery improvements outside the International Space Station on Monday. more
Modern face of Homo antecessor may have had insufficient room for wisdom teeth  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A study led by the University of Bordeaux and the Dental Anthropology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución... more
Hubble Views Face-On Barred Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a beautiful spiral galaxy called NGC 1022. NGC 1022 was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William... more
SpaceX in 'perfect' test of Crew Dragon emergency abort system  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
SpaceX successfully tested its emergency abort system on an unmanned spacecraft moments after launch Sunday, according to a live broadcast of the event, the last major test before... more
NASA considering extended Crew Dragon test flight to ISS  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA will decide in the coming weeks whether to extend a crewed SpaceX test flight to the International... more
SpaceX says 'picture perfect' test paves way for human mission  REUTERS · 3 days
Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a... more
Iran says it is preparing for satellite launch  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Iran said Sunday that two newly constructed satellites have passed pre-launch tests and will be transported to the nation's space center for eventual launch, without elaborating. more
SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida after rocket failure test  REUTERS · 3 days
Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a successful emergency landing on Sunday in a dramatic test of a... more
SpaceX performs in-flight abort test of Crew Dragon spacecraft  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
SpaceX successfully tested the abort system of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, one of the final milestones before the... more
SpaceX capsule splashes down after rocket failure test  REUTERS · 3 days
Elon Musk's SpaceX simulated a dramatic emergency landing on Sunday to test a key abort system on an unmanned astronaut... more
Stars Need a Partner to Spin Universe’s Brightest Explosions  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
When it comes to the biggest and brightest explosions seen in the Universe, University of Warwick astronomers have... more
U.S. Space Force nameplates introduced for camouflage uniforms  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. Space Force revealed the nameplates that airmen who are assigned to the Space Force will wear over their... more
U.S. Space Force nameplates introduced for airmen battle uniforms  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The U.S. Space Force revealed the nameplates that airmen who are assigned to the Space Force will wear... more
SpaceX to test Crew Dragon launch abort system  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA and SpaceX are ready to perform a test of the launch abort system of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft... more
When and how self-cleaning of superhydrophobic surfaces works  Science Magazine · 5 days
Despite the enormous interest in superhydrophobicity for self-cleaning, a clear picture of contaminant removal is missing, in particular, on a single-particle level. Here, we monitor the removal of individual contaminant particles on... more
NASA water vapor imagery shows Tino's heavy rain potential over Fiji  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean it gathered water vapor data that provided information about the intensity of Tropical Cyclone Tino. more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of magnetic... more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful... more
Image: Hubble views galaxy from famous catalog  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
This bright, somewhat blob-like object—seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope—is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the... more
Earth from Space: Japanese archipelago  ESA · 5 days
Video: 00:00:00 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over Japan's four main islands. See also Japanese... more
Arianespace launches Eutelsat, ISRO satellites on first 2020 mission  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
WASHINGTON — European launch provider Arianespace completed its first launch of the year Jan. 16, sending two communications... more
U.S. Space Force begins to organize Pentagon staff and field operations  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
In an exclusive interview, Gen. John Raymond, the first chief of space operations for... more
Luxembourg establishes space industry venture fund  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The government of Luxembourg has invested in a new fund intended to support space startups in the country, a move that will be one... more
Space startups warming to U.S. government as investor, customer  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Space startups are becoming more acquainted with the U.S. government as a customer and an investor, though the... more
NASA catches the dissipation of Tropical Cyclone Claudia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Tropical Cyclone Claudia was dissipating in the Southern Indian Ocean when NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of storm as it flew overhead in its orbit around the Earth. more
2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
It's the award no one wanted to win: 2019 was the second hottest year on record, government scientists confirmed yesterday (Jan. 15). more
Exploring tiny forces with single molecule force spectroscopy  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In terms of space organization, DNA has powers rivaling Marie Kondo. A strand of DNA that is two meters long intricately folds itself into a cell nucleus only 10 microns across. (One... more
ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France. This included final thermal and vacuum tests where the Rover is heated and... more
ESA seeks new cooperative agreement with EU  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
With its funding secured for the next three years, the head of the European Space Agency is now focused on implementing those... more
Scientists Sent Mighty Mice To Space To Improve Treatments Back On Earth  NPR · 6 days
Forty mice spent more than a month in orbit to test two approaches to strengthening muscle and bone in microgravity conditions. The results could... more
ExoMars Rover completes environmental tests  ESA · 6 days
Image: The Rosalind Franklin rover of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars mission completed a series of environmental tests at the end of 2019 at Airbus, Toulouse, France.... more
[Editors' Choice] Organoid optimization: Engineering a better cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes  Science Magazine · 1 week
Islet organoids reaggregated in endothelialized collagen constructs improve engraftment and function in the subcutaneous space in diabetic mice. more
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began... more
NASA infrared data analyzes cloud top temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Claudia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Satellite data of Tropical Cyclone Claudia's cloud top temperatures revealed that the storm was weakening. more
Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Oil and gas production has doubled in some parts of the United States in the last two years, and scientists can use satellites to see impacts... more
NASA, NOAA analyses reveal 2019 second warmest year on record  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began... more
Air pollution from oil and gas production sites visible from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
US and European satellites help scientists measure nitrogen dioxide from drilling, production and flaring. more
Plant-powered sensor sends signal to space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A device that uses electricity generated by plants as its power source has communicated via satellite—a world first. more
Putting the universe under the telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
We humans are a curious, questing lot, and the 2020s will see us continue to observe the universe around us, trying to understand more about fundamental particles, forces, objects and relationships from both ground and space-based... more
Cassini Reveals Saturn’s Ultraviolet Auroras in Unprecedented Detail  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
At the end of its mission in 2017, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft performed a set of ‘Grand Finale’ orbits bringing it... more
Helmet trouble strikes second all-female spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Two NASA astronauts ventured out Wednesday on a second all-female spacewalk to finish upgrades to the International Space Station's power grid, but quickly ran into a helmet problem. more
Image: Astronaut captures the fires ravaging Australia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Another pair of eyes provides a sobering perspective on the fires ravaging Australia. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took images such as this one on 12 January from his vantage point of the International Space... more
Astronomers reveal interstellar thread of one of life's building blocks  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Phosphorus is an essential element for life as we know it. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery. Astronomers have now traced... more
Orbital debris mitigation guidelines still useful, if complied with  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A long-standing guideline for deorbiting satellites within 25 years, criticized by many in the space industry for being... more
Plant-powered sensor sends signal to space  ESA · 1 week
A device that uses electricity generated by plants as its power source has communicated via satellite – a world first.Such sensors could be used... more
Pentagon official: U.S. Space Force reorganization should not slow down acquisitions  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Ellen Lord: A reorganization of the U.S. Space Force’s acquisition bureaucracy should not harm... more
From smoke going round the world to aerosol levels, NASA observes Australia's bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA scientists using data from its NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite, has traced the movement of the smoke coming off the Australian fires... more
Huge Eruption of Philippines Volcano Seen from Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Taal volcano in the Philippines rumbled to life on Jan. 12, sending steam and sulfur skyward. Satellites have captured images of the eruption. more
NASA snow-chasers set to fly into East Coast winter storms  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
When giant white swirls of clouds cover the weather map with a winter storm warning, one question looms in the minds of people in its path: How much... more
Back to the Moon with ESA  ESA · 1 week
Video: 00:04:00 The first flight of the Artemis programme, which will see humans return to the Moon, is scheduled to begin soon. The lunar... more
NASA-NOAA satellite imagery reveals a weaker Tropical Cyclone Claudia  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical Storm Claudia now has two factors against it: wind shear and dry air.  NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of the storm on January 14 as... more
What the 2010s taught us about women in space   SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir captured the world’s attention with their historic all-woman space walk at the... more
Surprising beauty found in bacterial cultures  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Microbial communities inhabit every ecosystem on Earth, from soil to rivers to the human gut. While monoclonal cultures often exist in labs, in the real world, many different microbial species inhabit the same space. Researchers at... more
'Cold Neptune' and two temperate super-Earths found orbiting nearby stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A 'cold Neptune' and two potentially habitable worlds are part of a cache of five newly discovered exoplanets and eight exoplanet candidates found orbiting nearby red dwarf stars.... more
Up in smoke  ESA · 1 week
Image: Another pair of eyes provides a sobering perspective on the fires ravaging Australia. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took images such as this one on 12 January from his vantage... more
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