NASA's Perseverance Mars rover gets its wheels and air brakes  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Final assembly and testing of NASA's Perseverance rover continues at Kennedy Space Center in Florida as the July launch window approaches. In some of the last steps required... more
NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Irondro developing an eye  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As Tropical Cyclone Irondro continues to move through the Southern Indian Ocean, NASA's Terra satellite saw the storm developing an eye as it continued to intensify. more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches Tropical Cyclone Harold develop near Solomon Islands  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Southern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of newly formed Tropical Cyclone Harold. Harold formed near the Solomon... more
NASA report outlines vision for long-term human lunar exploration  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA released a report April 2 outlining its long-term approach to lunar exploration that involves establishing a “base... more
New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A study reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), is as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood... more
Tissue dynamics provide clues to human disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have studied oscillating patterns of gene expression, coordinated across time and space within a tissue grown in vitro, to explore the molecular causes of a rare human hereditary disease known as spondylocostal dysostosis. more
Top enlisted leader Towberman officially joins the U.S. Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Towberman, who joined the U.S. Air Force in 1990, will be the first enlisted member of... more
New NASA radar looks to monitor volcanoes and earthquakes from space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Instead of looking up to the sky for bright bursts of fiery color, a research team spent Fourth of July 2018 peering down at fiery globs... more
Choosing rocks on Mars to bring to Earth  ESA · 2 days
If you could bring something back from Mars to Earth, what would you choose? This question is becoming reality, as... more
Smart surfaces for space hygiene  ESA · 2 days
While efforts continue to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus on Earth, a space-based experiment called Matiss has been investigating how ‘smart surfaces’ on the... more
Earth from Space: Finistère  ESA · 2 days
Video: 00:00:00 In this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Finistère – a French department in the west of Brittany.See also Finistère, France to... more
Top enlisted leader Towberman to officially join the U.S. Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Towberman, who joined the U.S. Air Force in 1990, will be the first enlisted... more
Space Development Agency to seek bids for its first constellation  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
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As city leaders across the country scramble to find space for the expected surge of COVID-19 patients, some are looking at a seemingly obvious choice: former hospital buildings,... more
NASA finds heavy rain potential in new Tropical Cyclone Irondro  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in the newly formed Tropical Cyclone Irondro using infrared light to determine where the strongest storms were located. more
Limited work continues on JWST  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
While NASA has resumed some work on the James Webb Space Telescope, project officials say even that limited level of activity will soon come to a... more
Genetic self-activation maintains plant stem cells  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Branching allows plants to occupy space in three dimensions, an innovation considered essential for their adaption. Stem cells are key to this process because they promote the establishment of new growth axes. But where do these... more
Professor Reimar Lüst (1923-2020)  ESA · 3 days
Professor Reimar Lüst, one of Europe’s great space pioneers, passed away on 31 March 2020 aged 97. Prof. Lüst was ESA’s third Director General, serving from 1984 until... more
Study shows efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions),... more
Space missions return to science  ESA · 3 days
After a brief shutdown of science instruments and a period in ‘safe standby’, ESA’s planetary missions are getting back to what they do best, gathering science... more
Rodents and a rocket carried these researchers' dreams to space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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NASA planning reorganization of human spaceflight directorate  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA is planning to implement changes in the structure of its human spaceflight directorate in the coming weeks, including moving a scientific... more
Space Micro wins $3 million for laser communications terminal  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
The U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center awarded satellite component supplier Space Micro a $3 million contract for... more
Momentus signs up Taiwanese customer for Vigoride flight  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
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NASA and ESA to fund coronavirus projects  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
NASA and ESA are separately soliciting proposals to either do research related to the coronavirus pandemic or to help provide relief services.... more
NASA call for astronauts draws 12,000 spaceflight hopefuls  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Who wants to be an astronaut? More than 12,000 people do, resulting in NASA's second-largest group of astronaut hopefuls. more
Researchers test the way we understand forces in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A discovery by a team of researchers led by UMass Lowell nuclear physicists could change how atoms are understood by scientists and help explain extreme phenomena in outer... more
Air Force small business program seeks technologies to help counter COVID-19  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
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SpaceX almost ready to start testing third Starship prototype  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For almost a year now, SpaceX has been building a series of Starship prototypes that will test how the system fares when launched to orbit. Coming on the heels of... more
Climate researcher on promise amidst the pandemic  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As people suspend travel during this time of social distancing, Earth-observing satellites have recorded a marked reduction in air pollution in regions of the world most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Space... more
Density fluctuations in the solar wind based on type III radio bursts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Type III bursts are among the strongest radio signals routinely observed by both space-borne and ground-based instruments. They are generated via the plasma emission... more
Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak  ESA · 4 days
The alarming levels of spread and severity of COVID-19 have led the World Health Organization to declare COVID-19 a pandemic outbreak. Italy is currently... more
NASA selects astronauts for Crew Dragon mission  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
NASA has completed the crew for the first operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station, one that will not... more
Space Force report on acquisition reforms awaiting final reviews  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett is expected to sign off on the report this week. more
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a recent test, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed its primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when in space. more
Research team releases new global groundwater maps  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA researchers have developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one to three-month U.S. forecasts of each product. While maps of current dry/wet conditions for the United... more
U.S. Air Force to transfer 23 units to the Space Force  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The plan is to transfer 23 units and 1,840 Air Force billets within the... more
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ESA’s other Galileo satellite: in action, on the ground  ESA · 5 days
Europe has 26 Galileo navigation satellites in orbit, blanketing the world in positioning signals, with another 12 planned... more
Warped space-time to help WFIRST find exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will search for planets outside our solar system toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, where most stars are. Studying the properties of exoplanet worlds will... more
Study determines burst properties of the most recurring transient magnetar  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using NASA's Fermi and Swift spacecraft, astronomers have investigated SGR J1935+2154, the most recurring transient magnetar known to date. The new research sheds more light on the burst... more
NASA selects mission to study causes of giant solar particle storms  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms—known as solar particle storms—into planetary space. Not only... more
NASA selects space science cubesat mission  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA announced March 30 it will fund the development of a cluster of six cubesats that will fly in formation above geostationary orbit to... more
TESS Discovers Its First Thick-Disk Exoplanet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have spotted an Earth-sized planet orbiting LHS 1815, a star in the thick disk of our... more
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In 2021, NASA's next-generation observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will take to space. Once operational, this flagship mission will pick up where other space telescopes—like Hubble, Kepler and... more
Geopolymer concrete: Building moon bases with astronaut urine and regolith  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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Space opera: New original songs add to the fun for space-loving music fans  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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Hubble Snaps Stunning Image of NGC 4651  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a detailed image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 4651. NGC 4651 lies approximately 93... more
GPS ground system gets cybersecurity upgrade as OCX faces new schedule setback  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Until OCX is delivered, the Space Force will use the ground system known as Contingency Operations, or COps, made by Lockheed Martin. more
Space Fence surveillance radar site declared operational  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The $1.5 billion Space Fence can track tiny objects in low Earth orbit as small as a marble. more
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SpaceX wins NASA commercial cargo contract for lunar Gateway  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA announced March 27 it has selected SpaceX to provide cargo transportation services for the agency’s planned lunar... more
#SpaceConnectsUs replay  ESA · 1 week
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French space agency donates 90,000 face masks to hospitals  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
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10.9 million names now aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's "Send Your Name to Mars" campaign invited people around the world to submit their names to ride aboard the agency's next rover to the Red Planet. Some 10,932,295 people... more
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NASA requesting proposals for Orion engine  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
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Since 60% of Avio’s revenue comes from manufacturing, the French government’s March 16 decision to suspend launches from the Guiana Space Center shouldn’t impact... more
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