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WATCH: Virgin Galactic sends a test passenger into space for future space tourism  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
Richard Branson plans to charge a quarter-million dollars to future space tourists for four minutes of weightlessness. more
NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station  REUTERS · 5 hours
NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test... more
New International Moon/Mars Mission Launched at HI-SEAS Habitat  ASTRO WATCH · 5 hours
A two-week mission to perform scientific experiments and test technological instruments needed for the future exploration of the Moon or... more
NASA gives go-ahead for SpaceX commercial crew test flight  SPACE NEWS · 6 hours
NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew... more
Trump Signs Space Policy Directive 4 in Step to Create Space Force  ASTRO WATCH · 7 hours
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a directive centralizing all military space functions under a new Space Force, which will be overseen by the... more
Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reached space for a second time in a test flight over California on Friday, climbing higher and faster than before while also carrying a... more
Air Force Awards $739 Million Launch Service Contracts  ASTRO WATCH · 7 hours
The United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded... more
Japan’s Hayabusa2 space probe fires bullet into asteroid video - CNET  CNET · 7 hours
The Japanese space agency JAXA shot the asteroid Ryugu with a bullet in an effort to gather samples for further study back home on Earth. more
Studying species interactions using remote camera traps  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
Scientists have explored to what extent camera trap data are suitable to assess subtle species interactions such as avoidance in space and time. more
Virgin Galactic flies a surprise passenger to suborbital space - CNET  CNET · 10 hours
An unexpected crew member, plus some NASA experiments, ride along for the latest test flight of Richard Branson's SpaceShipTwo. more
Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight  PHYS.ORG · 10 hours
Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California. more
Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California more
SpaceShipTwo flies to the edge of space again  SPACE NEWS · 11 hours
SpaceShipTwo successfully flew to the edge of space for the second time Feb. 22, carrying three people for the first... more
NASA-NOAA satellite provides wide view of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at... more
NASA-NOAA satellite analyzes Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
Typhoon Wutip was impacting the Federated States of Micronesia in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light. more
Colliding neutron stars shot a light-speed jet through space  SCIENCE-NEWS · 11 hours
A stream of particles created in a neutron star crash, detected in 2017 using gravitational waves, could explain certain mysterious flashes of light. more
Earth’s Hydrogen Geocorona Extends Well Beyond Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 12 hours
Recent observations from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the Earth’s hydrogen envelope reaches up to 391,500 miles (630,000... more
Stellaris delivers infectious interstellar strategy on Xbox One  Windows Central · 14 hours
Stellaris is a cult 4X space strategy game in which you build and maintain your very own interstellar empire. Can a game this complex work with a controller, though? Stellaris is a... more
Japanese internet giant Recruit has a new $25M blockchain fund  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Crypto market prices may be down significantly, but new investors continue to enter the blockchain space. The latest is Recruit Holdings, the $45 billion Japanese internet giant that... more
LO­FAR Ra­dio Tele­scope Re­veals Secrets of Solar Storms  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major... more
Astronauts Optimistic for ISS Launch After Botched Flight  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague said Thursday they were ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure. more
Godzilla vs. Kong, Space Jam 2 Handed (New) Release Dates by Warner Bros.  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
Warner Bros. is moving its monster mash-up Godzilla vs. Kong, and it has a new release date of March 13, 2020. Additionally,... more
Israel's First Lunar Lander Launched Into Space From Florida  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
The mission, if successful, will make Israel only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface. more
Pentagon to pitch Space Force plan to skeptical lawmakers  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein: "There are a thousand decisions that have to be made."... more
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this... more
Research creates DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be... more
Russian rocket launches Egyptian telecom satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Russia successfully launched an Egyptian telecommunications satellite on Thursday, the Russian space agency Roskosmos announced. more
A ‘New Chapter’ in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense... more
Spotting slavery from space, and using iPads for communication disorders  Science Magazine · 1 day
On this week’s show: We go to the AAAS annual meeting to talk communication disorders, we use satellites to spy on modern slavery, and we read a book... more
NASA infrared image shows powerful center of Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Wutip as it threatens Chuuk and Yap States in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Wutip has strengthened into a... more
NASA takes an infrared analysis of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite revealed where the strongest storms were located within the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Oma. more
SNoOPI: A flying ace for soil moisture and snow measurements  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Work has begun on a new CubeSat mission that will demonstrate for the first time a new, highly promising technique for measuring soil moisture from space—data important for... more
Our Atmosphere Is So Big It Tickles the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
The wispy outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere extend much deeper into space than scientists realized -- deep enough that the moon orbits through it. more
Tiny Neptune moon spotted by Hubble may have broken from larger moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for... more
Stellaris: Console Edition’s latest trailer breaks down its features  Windows Central · 2 days
Get that preorder in. Stellaris is an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core. It features deep gameplay, a diverse selection of aliens, and emergent... more
Astronauts optimistic for ISS launch after botched flight  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague said Thursday they were ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure. more
Space crew unfazed ahead of first launch since rocket failure  REUTERS · 2 days
Two astronauts who survived a midair rocket failure in October said on Thursday they had received... more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A new study led by SETI Institute astronomers suggests that the recently-discovered moon of Neptune, Hippocamp, is probably an ancient fragment of a much... more
One tiny step for a nematode, one big step toward sustainable agriculture in space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An exciting collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pheronym (Alachua, FL), will send... more
Tiny New Moon Discovered Around Neptune, Called Hippocamp  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The moon, dubbed Hippocamp for the half-horse, half-fish sea monster from Greek legend, is about the size of Chicago and so faint only the powerful Hubble Space Telescope can spot it more
Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling. more
ISRO to Pick Crew for Gaganyaan Soon  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
An announcement will be made soon on the process for selection of Indian crew members for ‘Gaganyaan’ mission, the country’s first attempt... more
Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program  REUTERS · 2 days
NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a... more
Over 1 in 3 adults miss the mark on protein, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Walk into any grocery store and you'll find high-protein products dominating shelf space throughout the aisles. The benefits of protein are well established, and... more
Sun-THz to Measure Solar Flares from ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil – the Solar-T – will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to... more
In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a... more
NASA eyes colossal cracks in ice shelf near Antarctic station - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Brunt ice shelf is preparing to unleash an iceberg twice the size of New York City. more
Neptune's newfound moon, Hippocamp, might be left over from a comet crash - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The Neptune neighbor, missed until now, offers clues to how moons form and shows once again that space is more... more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Wutip organizing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Depression 02W has organized and strengthened into a tropical storm. more
NASA-NOAA satellite looks at large-eyed Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma is a large hurricane with a big eye. The storm appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean. more
Neptune’s newly discovered moon may be the survivor of an ancient collision  THE VERGE · 2 days
A newly discovered small moon of Neptune is coming into clearer focus as astronomers have now pinpointed this tiny rock’s orbit and where it... more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or... more
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft. more
Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditures  TechCrunch · 2 days
Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen rent”... more
Syfy has canceled Nightflyers after a single season  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Syfy channel has canceled its space horror series Nightflyers after a single season, according to The Wrap, just a... more
City bees' favourite flowers, according to our DNA tracking experiment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As cities get bigger and cover more land, the need to make space for wildlife – including insects – in urban areas has become more pressing. Research has... more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on... more
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil—the Solar-T—will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure solar flares. It is estimated... more
Space behaviour  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Europe's Columbus laboratory enters its eleventh year in space with steady operations, a few upgrades and several experiments in full swing. more
The moon's water: Where did it come from – and where did it all go?  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fragments of moon rock brought back from the lunar surface by astronauts on the Apollo space missions are... more
Japan Just Shot a Fake Asteroid with a Space Bullet … for Science  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Say you need to prepare to shoot bullets into an asteroid and suck up the debris kicked up from the blast, then... more
Mars Weather: Daily Reports from NASA’s InSight Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
Resooma launches Resooma Bills to help ‘generation rent’ manage household expenditure  TechCrunch · 3 days
Resooma, the U.K. accommodation booking platform, is entering the fintech and utilities space with the launch of Resooma Bills, a new product to help “gen rent”... more
Trump signs 'Space Force' directive  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday outlining his vision for a new "Space Force" that could one day become a separate military branch on an equal footing to the Army and Navy. more
Roscosmos Signs New Contract on Flight of Two Space Tourists to ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Russia’s Roscosmos and US company Space Adventures have signed a new contract on the flight of two space tourists to the International Space Station... more
Vivo announces V15 Pro with no notch and 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera  THE VERGE · 3 days
Vivo was one of the most head-turning companies in the smartphone space last year, delivering a series of devices with wild, experimental hardware. Now... more
InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public... more
SpaceShipTwo aims to reach space again  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Virgin Galactic plans to conduct a fifth test flight Feb. 20 of its suborbital spaceplane SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity. SpaceNews.com more
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NASA citizen scientist discovers first ancient dead star with peculiar rings - CNET
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Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites
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Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon
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Watch a satellite spear space debris with a harpoon
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NASA is shooting an asteroid with a giant DART to help save the world - CNET
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NASA's Opportunity rover, resilient Mars explorer, is officially dead - CNET
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Successful launch of rocket from high-altitude balloon makes space more accessible to microsatellites
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Kepler's final image
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We've discovered the world's largest drum – and it's in space
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Nanosatellite to serve the Internet of Things tested for space
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Van Allen probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts
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NASA finds possible second impact crater under Greenland ice
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Ultima Thule is shaped like two lumpy pancakes
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Video: Planetary scientist talks about her work with NASA studying asteroid Bennu
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360 Video: Curiosity rover departs Vera Rubin Ridge
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New research opportunities on International Space Station
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Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy feels like a bleak X-Men story
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Space science vision
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ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited
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CBS shows off our first look at Jordan Peele as host of his Twilight Zone reboot
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Better interior design might keep astronauts healthier and happier in deep space
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Rhomboid enzymes warp space to break cellular speed limit
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US Military Space Plane Wings Past 500 Days on Latest Mystery Mission
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SpaceX Video Shows Off Crew Dragon Access Arm for Astronauts
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