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Space agencies endorse continued cooperation in lunar exploration  SPACE NEWS · 17 minutes
Leaders of several national space agencies endorsed continued cooperation in space exploration, including missions to the moon, and said that... more
NASA catches short-lived Tropical Storm Priscilla's landfall in Mexico  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Tropical Storm Priscilla was short-lived because it formed on Sunday, Oct. 20 very close to the coast of western Mexico and made landfall that same day. NASA's Terra satellite provided... more
Chandra Sheds New Light on Tycho’s Supernova Remnant  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 hours
X-ray images of Tycho’s supernova remnant (Tycho’s SNR) show a pattern of bright clumps and fainter holes. By comparing new... more
NASA finds a transitioning Tropical Storm Neoguri  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on Oct. 21 and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Neoguri. Satellite imagery revealed that the storm is becoming extra-tropical. more
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope clears critical sunshield deployment testing  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The sunshield for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has passed a test critical to preparing the observatory for its 2021 launch. Technicians and engineers fully deployed and tensioned... more
Remarkable story of shock wave physics in post-World War II America  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Physicists predicted the Hubble Space Telescope would see a rising vapor plume as the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet crashed into the far side of Jupiter in 1994.... more
Space mice and robots among latest science heading into space from Wallops Island  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Space mice, radiation vests, robotic avatars and recycling polymers for 3-D printers are among the science experiments bound for the International Space... more
NASA finds Typhoon Bualoi rapidly intensified  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Typhoon Bualoi rapidly intensified over 24 hours and quickly developed an eye and powerful thunderstorms.On Oct. 21, the eye of Typhoon Bualoi was just over 50 miles from the island of Saipan when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP... more
Pinpointing biomolecules with nanometer accuracy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
Scientists demonstrate a new approach in fluorescence microscopy that can be used to locate individual biomolecules in 3D space with nanometer-scale precision. more
The 1st Human on Mars May Be a Woman, NASA Chief Says  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 hours
It won't be long before we see the first woman on Mars, and she just might beat the first man there, NASA Administrator Jim... more
Pence calls for American-led cooperation in space exploration  SPACE NEWS · 6 hours
Vice President Mike Pence told an international audience that the United States intends to lead in space but seeks cooperation... more
Biodiversity of insects modeled from space satellite data  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
With freely available radar data from satellites, biodiversity in forests can be analysed very well. Researchers now report that biodiversity even of tiny insects can be reliably modeled from space. more
Astronomers investigate IRAS 09002-473 cluster, find hundreds of probable member stars  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers from Pennsylvania State University (PSU) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have investigated IRAS 09002-473, an embedded cluster of... more
A year of space selfies  ESA · 9 hours
Space Science Image of the Week: BepiColombo’s first year in space, seen through the eyes of one of its selfie cams more
Forests on the radar  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
With freely available radar data from satellites, biodiversity in forests can be analysed very well. In Nature Communications, researchers report that biodiversity even of tiny insects can be reliably modeled from space. more
Space may soon become a war zone – here's how that would work  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
At an upcoming summit in early December, NATO is expected to declare space as a "warfighting domain," partly in response to new... more
Made In Space to launch commercial recycler to space station  SPACE NEWS · 10 hours
Made In Space announced plans Oct. 21 to send a plastic recycling facility to the International... more
NASA map reveals a new landslide risk factor  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
In the deadly 2018 earthquake in the Indonesian city of Palu, intense shaking changed solid ground into a landslide of flowing mud, multiplying the death toll and economic impact. A new paper... more
Sandia scientists tell the remarkable story of shock wave physics in post-World War II America  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Sandia National Laboratories physicists Mark Boslough and Dave Crawford predicted the Hubble Space Telescope would see a rising... more
Hubble Observes Dwarf Spiral: IC 4653  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of the dwarf spiral galaxy IC 4653. IC 4653 is located approximately 80 million... more
Pinpointing biomolecules with nanometer accuracy  nanowerk · 14 hours
Scientists demonstrate a new approach in fluorescence microscopy that can be used to locate individual biomolecules in 3D space with nanometer-scale precision. more
Record-number of over 200,000 galaxies confirm: Galaxy mergers ignite star bursts  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
When two galaxies merge, there are brief periods of stellar baby booms. A group of astronomers led by Lingyu Wang (SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research)... more
Japan to join Artemis program  SPACE NEWS · 20 hours
The Japanese government plans to join NASA in its Artemis program of lunar exploration, although the details about how it will contribute remain to be worked... more
China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021: Xinhua  REUTERS · 2 days
China will launch test flights for the next two space rockets in its Smart Dragon series meant for commercial use in 2020 and 2021,... more
Report calls for changes in planetary protection policies  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
An independent report is calling on NASA to update decades’ old planetary protection policies to reflect changing knowledge of solar... more
Soil on Moon and Mars Likely to Support Crops  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant... more
NASA's planetary protection review addresses changing reality of space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA released a report Friday with recommendations from the Planetary Protection Independent Review Board (PPIRB) the agency established in response to a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,... more
Mars 2020 unwrapped and ready for testing  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In this time-lapse video, taken on Oct. 4, 2019, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, bunny-suited engineers remove the inner layer of protective antistatic foil on the Mars 2020 rover after the... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds overshooting tops, gravity waves in Tropical Storm Nestor  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided night-time and infrared views of developing Tropical Storm Nestor in the Gulf of Mexico and found over-shooting cloud tops and gravity... more
NASA astronauts complete repairs on historic spacewalk  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Two NASA astronauts successfully replaced a faulty battery charger during the agency’s first all-female spacewalk Oct. 18, an event that at times... more
NASA Astronauts Make History with 1st All-Female Spacewalk  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Today (Oct. 18), NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir embarked on the first spacewalk in history to be completed by a team of all women. more
US makes history with first all-female spacewalk  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir on Friday became the first all-female pairing to carry out a spacewalk—a historic milestone as NASA prepares to send the first woman to the Moon. more
NASA-NOAA satellite observes development of Tropical Storm Octave  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided infrared data that showed the development of Tropical Storm Octave in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds Tropical Storm Neoguri consolidating  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center with a visible image of Tropical Storm Neoguri that showed it had become more organized over the previous 24 hours. more
Super Spirals Spin Faster Than Expected, Astronomers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Super spirals are the most massive star-forming disk galaxies in the Universe. They are much larger, brighter, and more massive... more
First all-female spacewalking team makes history  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. more
World's 1st female spacewalking team makes history  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The world's first female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, floating out of the International Space Station to fix a broken part of the power network. more
Energy flow in the nano range  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Plants and bacteria can capture the energy of sunlight with light-harvesting antennas and transfer it to a reaction center. Transporting energy efficiently and in a targeted fashion in a minimum of space is also of interest... more
Image: Hubble snags starry galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 4380 looks like a special effect straight out of a science fiction or fantasy film, swirling like a gaping portal to another dimension. more
U.S. astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk  REUTERS · 3 days
U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday when they stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS)... more
ESA welcomes Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister  ESA · 3 days
Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider paid a special visit to ESA’s astronaut centre in Cologne, Germany today where he expressed commitment to strengthening... more
The 1st All-Female Spacewalk Happening Today. Here's How to Watch It Live  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are scheduled to begin the first-ever all-female spacewalk today (Oct. 18) at around 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150... more
InSight instrument resumes movement into Martian surface  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
A probe on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that has been stuck for months is moving deeper into the surface again thanks to... more
GlobalData highlights low diagnosis and treatment rates of osteoporosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
As World Osteoporosis Day approaches (20 October), it marks a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of this bone disease. A major unmet need in this space is the... more
ESA to request $13.9 billion budget from member states  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The European Space Agency will ask its 22 member states to commit to a budget of 12.5 billion... more
Mars InSight's 'mole' is moving again  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NASA's InSight spacecraft has used its robotic arm to help its heat probe, known as "the mole," dig nearly 2 centimeters (3/4 of an inch) over the past week. While modest, the movement is significant: Designed... more
NASA sounding rocket technology could enable simultaneous, multi-point measurements—first-ever capability  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NASA engineers plan to test a new avionics technology—distributed payload communications—that would give scientists a never-before-offered capability in sounding rocket-based research. more
Stranded whales detected from space  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new technique for analysing satellite images may help scientists detect and count stranded whales from space. Researchers tested a new detection method using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images of the biggest mass stranding of baleen whales... more
An oxyl/oxo mechanism for oxygen-oxygen coupling in PSII revealed by an x-ray free-electron laser  Science Magazine · 4 days
Photosynthetic water oxidation is catalyzed by the Mn4CaO5 cluster of photosystem II (PSII) with linear progression through five S-state intermediates... more
Stranded whales detected from space  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new technique for analysing satellite images may help scientists detect and count stranded whales from space. Researchers tested a new detection method using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite images from Maxar Technologies of the biggest mass stranding... more
Virgin Galactic Unveils New Line of Under Armour 'Spacewear' for Space Tourists  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Virgin Galactic and partner Under Armour unveiled a new line of "spacewear" spacesuits for future passengers on SpaceShipTwo. more
How aerosols affect our climate  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Greenhouse gases may get more attention, but aerosols -- from car exhaust to volcanic eruptions -- also have a major impact on the Earth's climate. Using a massive NASA dataset, researchers have created a framework that helps explain... more
Green areas in cities can improve the wellbeing of urban citizens  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Tost, H., et al. (2019) Neural correlates of individual differences in affective benefit of real-life urban green space exposure. Nature Neuroscience. doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0451-y. more
Spiral arms in a young accretion disk around a baby star  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international research team, led by Chin-Fei Lee at the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA, Taiwan), has detected a pair of spiral arms... more
Near-Earth asteroids spectroscopic survey at the Isaac Newton telescope  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The study of near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) is driven by both scientific and practical reasons. Because of their proximity to our planet, they can provide key information regarding the delivery of... more
HiRISE views NASA's InSight and Curiosity on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter recently sent home eye-catching views of the agency's InSight lander and its Curiosity rover. more
Virgin Galactic unveils commercial space suits  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The date for the world's first commercial space flight is not even confirmed yet, but future passengers' Star Trek-like outfits are ready and waiting. more
Key House appropriator remains skeptical about Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee that funds NASA said he remains unconvinced of the need to accelerate NASA’s plans to... more
NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Mexico and found two small areas of very strong thunderstorms near two different coastlines. One area was in Potential Tropical... more
SpaceX seeking many more satellites for space-based internet grid  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
SpaceX wants spectrum access for nearly four times as many satellites as originally planned for its high-speed internet constellation, the company and a UN agency confirmed Wednesday. more
Two decades of rain, snowfall from NASA's precipitation missions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) have collected rain and snowfall from space for nearly 20 years, and for the first time in 2019, scientists can access PMM's entire record as... more
NASA's Terra satellite catches end of Atlantic Tropical Depression 15  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Tropical Depression Fifteen or TD15, developed off the west coast of Africa on Oct. 14 by 5 p.m. EDT. The depression never strengthened into a tropical storm before... more
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces  nanowerk · 5 days
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements. more
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements. more
NASA hires Loverro to lead human spaceflight  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
NASA announced Oct. 16 that it has hired Doug Loverro, a former Defense Department official responsible for space policy, to lead its... more
Robotic spiders to explore the moon  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
There is no doubt that one of the hallmarks of the modern space age is that it is becoming increasingly democratic. In addition to more space agencies entering the fray, private aerospace companies are contributing like... more
Spire to expand fleet and offer AirSafe API for global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product that combines data from sensors in... more
Our land abounds in nature strips: Maximizing Australia's urban green space  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
You may mock the national anthem by singing "Our land abounds in nature strips" but what you might not know is how true that is. In... more
AstroPlant green light  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The latest prototype of the AstroPlant citizen science project has gotten the green light for production. AstroPlant is a desktop greenhouse that allows people to collect data on potential crops to grow in space. more
Sphere Fluidics expands into additional facility at Granta Park in Cambridge, UK  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sphere Fluidics, a company commercializing single cell analysis systems underpinned by its patented picodroplet technology, announced today that it has opened a new office... more
Spire to expand fleet and offer global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product... more
NASA's Aqua satellite reveals flooding in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall in Japan over the weekend of October 12 and 13, bringing damaging winds, rough surf and flooding rains. NASA's Aqua satellite provided a visible... more
NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, thanks to a new generation of spacesuits offering key advantages over those... more
New initiative aims to use artificial intelligence to identify early drug candidates  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Insilico Medicine, in collaboration with ChemDiv, Inc., launched a drug discovery initiative that aims to use the power of artificial intelligence for screening chemistry... more
Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces  MIT · 6 days
Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements. more
NASA unveils new spacesuit prototypes for missions   REUTERS · 6 days
NASA on Tuesday showed off two new spacesuits tailored for future moonwalking astronauts, signaling development of a crucial component to the space... more
Dickinson reorganizes Army space command as he prepares move to U.S. SPACECOM  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Lt. Gen. Dickinson: Army has 'a very important role' in space operations. SpaceNews.com more
NASA's Terra satellite catches a glimpse of a fleeting Ema  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Tropical Storm Ema had a very short life, but NASA's Terra satellite caught a glimpse of the storm before it dissipated in the Central Pacific Ocean. more
NASA reshuffles spacewalk schedule after hardware failure  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
NASA will postpone the remainder of an ongoing series of spacewalks at the International Space Station to upgrade batteries for its power... more
NASA moves up 1st all-female spacewalk to fix power unit  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA is moving up the first all-female spacewalk to this week because of a power system failure at the International Space Station. more
NASA provides a farewell infrared view of extra-tropical storm Melissa  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
NASA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over North Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 14 and provided forecasters with an infrared view of Tropical Storm Melissa that revealed wind shear was... more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands have produced crops in Mars and Moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not... more
Soil on moon and Mars likely to support crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have produced crops in Mars and moon soil simulant developed by NASA. The research supports the idea that it would not only be possible to grow food on Mars... more
Empty spaces, how do they make a protein unstable?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Partial unfolding of proteins can be a major challenge in the industry, as it may affect the stability of products. So how does an empty space or cavity in its... more
Astronaut organization seeks role advising Artemis  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
An organization of current and former space travelers is offering its expertise to NASA as the agency works towards a “quite aggressive” goal of... more
Image: Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the deep sky, asteroids from our solar system can leave their marks on the captured pictures of far-away galaxies or nebulae. But rather than... more
Nobel-winning lithium-ion batteries powering space  ESA · 6 days
ESA’s space power experts congratulate the winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry, for their invention of lithium-ion batteries. These energy-dense, long-lasting and rechargeable batteries... more
How Is Ophthalmology Changing To Meet New Challenges?  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Ophthalmology, a highly dynamic space in vision loss and age-related eye diseases with approximately 1.3 billion people living with vision impairment. more
Russia bids farewell to first man who walked in space  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Hundreds of people including Russian and US astronauts and top officials bid farewell Tuesday to Alexei Leonov, a legendary Soviet cosmonaut who was the first man to perform... more
Former FAA official calls for national spaceport policy  SPACE NEWS · 7 days
The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s commercial space office says the government should create a policy that promotes... more
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