Solar System
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June  ESA · 11 minutes
ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across... more
Curiosity Rover finds high levels of methane on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 54 minutes
A team working with NASA to study data the Mars Curiosity Rover has found high levels of methane at a site on the Red Planet. The existence of methane is,... more
Space physicists send instrument to target comets  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
Space physicists at Umeå University, Sweden, develop measuring instruments for the spaceship Comet Interceptor. The vessel has been selected to be part of the European Space Agency's ESA program to target comets that have... more
On This Day in Space! June 24, 1999: Cassini Spacecraft Flies by Venus  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
On June 24, 1999, NASA's Cassini spacecraft flew by Venus while making its way to Saturn. See how it happened in our... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes Hidden Depths of Messier 98  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 hours
NASA has released a spectacularly detailed image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope that shows a spiral... more
David Saint-Jacques prepares for wild ride back to Earth  CBC · 2 hours
When David Saint-Jacques returns Monday after six months in space, he'll plummet back to Earth in what another... more
Subaru Telescope identifies the outermost edge of the Milky Way system  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
A team of researchers identified the outermost edge of the Milky Way galaxy. Using the Subaru Telescope, the researchers examined the boundary of the stellar system... more
The low density of some exoplanets is confirmed  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
The Kepler mission and its extension, called K2, discovered thousands of exoplanets. It detected them using the transit technique, measuring the dip in light intensity whenever an orbiting planet moved across the... more
China's Moon, Mars and Space Station Missions May be Facing Delays  SPACE.COM · 3 hours
China's major space missions including a lunar sample return, Mars orbiter and rover and a modular space station could be facing delays due to an apparent... more
ESA celebrates Asteroid Day on 30 June  ESA · 3 hours
ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across... more
Join our asteroid hunt  ESA · 6 hours
Space Science Image of the Week: Spot the trails left by asteroids in archive images from the Hubble Space Telescope more
Human sperm retains its complete viability within different gravitational conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Zillionaires like Amazon founder Jeff Bezos who see the 'colonization' of space as an answer to the Earth's ever threatened resources will be reassured to learn that human... more
Mercury climbs as Europe braces for summer scorcher  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Temperatures were climbing on Sunday as Europe braced for a blistering heatwave with the mercury set to hit 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) as summer kicks in on the back of... more
NASA's Curiosity rover makes surprising methane discovery on Mars - CNET  CNET · 12 hours
A spike in methane hints at the tantalizing possibility of alien life, but follow-up experiments are necessary before jumping to any conclusions. more
NASA seeks proposals for commercial ISS modules  SPACE NEWS · 14 hours
WASHINGTON — NASA issued a call for proposals for commercial modules that could be added to the International Space Station, although one... more
Experiments with Salt-Tolerant Bacteria in Brine Have Implications for Life on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting. The research has... more
Astronomers See 'Warm' Glow of Uranus’s Rings  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes -- they weren't even discovered until 1977 -- but they're... more
NASA Selects SwRI’s PUNCH Mission to Image Beyond the Sun’s Outer Corona  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to lead the “Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere” (PUNCH) mission, a landmark Small Explorers Program mission... more
On This Day in Space! June 22, 2000: Possible Evidence of Liquid Found on Mars  SPACE.COM · 2 days
On June 22, 2000, NASA announced possible evidence of present-day liquid water on Mars. See how it happened... more
Gorgeous 'Atlas of Space' Smashes the Textbook View of the Solar System  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Biologist Eleanor Lutz's new map of the solar system shows the precise orbital paths of more than 18,000 near celestial objects. more
Experiments with salt-tolerant bacteria in brine have implications for life on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Salt-tolerant bacteria grown in brine were able to revive after the brine was put through a cycle of drying and rewetting. The research has... more
Visualization of vermilion degradation using pump-probe microscopy  Science Magazine · 3 days
Here, we demonstrate the use of pump-probe microscopy for high-resolution studies of vermilion degradation. Vermilion (mostly α-HgS), an important red pigment used in historical paintings, blackens over time, and metallic Hg and β-HgS have... more
A Mysterious Glow Warms Rings of Uranus  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Some sort of a heat wave has warmed the rings of Uranus, even though the planet orbits far away from the sun. more
Space startup Wyvern wants to make data about Earth’s health much more accessible  TechCrunch · 3 days
The private space industry is seeing a revolution driven by cube satellites, which are affordable, lightweight satellites that are much easier than... more
Google Earth will support all Chromium browsers, including Microsoft Edge  Windows Central · 3 days
What you need to know Google Earth will support all Chromium-based browsers going forward. Google Earth previously only used Native Client technology, which is exclusive to Google Chrome.... more
The SPECULOOS telescopes and searching for red worlds in the northern skies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
With a new telescope situated on a scenic plateau in Tenerife, Spain, MIT planetary scientists now have an added way to search for Earth-sized... more
Mammals and their relatives thrived, diversified during so-called 'Age of Dinosaurs'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Paleontologists are trying to dispel a myth about what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The false narrative has wormed its way into books,... more
NOAA Hurricane-Tracking Satellites to Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy Next Week  SPACE.COM · 3 days
This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet to date, but meteorologists always know that could change. Soon they'll have a new tool for improving forecasts... more
Spaceship Concordia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, another location provides the right conditions for investigating the consequences of spaceflight, and it is... more
Mars 2020 rover gets its wheels  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In this image, taken on June 13, 2019, engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, install the starboard legs and wheels—otherwise known as the mobility suspension—on the Mars 2020 rover. They installed the port... more
Small satellite concept finalists target moon, Mars and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
NASA has selected three finalists among a dozen concepts for future small satellites. The finalists include a 2022 robotic mission to study two asteroid systems, twin spacecraft to study the... more
Lena River Delta  ESA · 3 days
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-1 captures the largest delta in the Arctic more
NRL, SwRI to add PUNCH to NASA's solar mission  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers partnered with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to shine a light on the impact of the solar atmosphere on the interplanetary medium between the Earth and... more
Google Earth now available for most major web browsers, thanks to WebAssembly  9to5Google · 4 days
Google Earth has been available on the web for just over two years now, but only for Google Chrome. This is because Google built... more
What's new on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO and Hulu in July 2019  Windows Central · 4 days
Stranger Things Season 3 lands on Netflix on July 4. Veronica Mars, Stranger Things, Orange Is The New Black, Workin' Moms — and... more
U.N., European bodies outline joint push against space junk  REUTERS · 4 days
European and U.N. bodies on Thursday outlined a joint push for global action on space junk, saying that... more
Astronomers see 'warm' glow of Uranus's rings  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The rings of Uranus are invisible to all but the largest telescopes—they weren't even discovered until 1977—but they're surprisingly bright in new heat images of the planet taken by two large telescopes in the... more
Earth's oldest animals could take trips  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research settles a longstanding debate about whether the most ancient animal communities were deliberately mobile. It turns out they were, because they were hungry. more
AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip  ABC NEWS · 4 days
AP-NORC poll released a month before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing finds Americans prefer focus on tracking potential asteroid threats more
Call from Mars winners shortlisted  ESA · 4 days
Eleven finalists have been chosen to have their recordings sent to the Red Planet on the ExoMars 2020 mission. The joint ESA-Roscosmos mission will investigate, among... more
NASA's Webb Telescope will survey Saturn and Titan  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
If you stop a random person on the sidewalk and ask them what their favorite planet is, chances are their answer will be Saturn. Saturn's stunning rings are a memorable sight in... more
Massive brown dwarf detected by astronomers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of astronomers has found a new brown dwarf, one of the most massive objects of this type discovered to date. The newly detected brown dwarf, designated EPIC 212036875 b, turns out to be... more
Spaceship Concordia  ESA · 4 days
Science for the benefit of space exploration does not only happen off planet. While some studies require the weightless isolation of the International Space Station, another location provides the right conditions for... more
ESA's new mission to intercept a comet  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
"Comet Interceptor" has been selected as ESA's new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that... more
New study proves some of Earth's oldest animals could take trips  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New UC Riverside-led research settles a longstanding debate about whether the most ancient animal communities were deliberately mobile. It turns out they were, because they were... more
Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new poll shows Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the... more
What's new on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu in July 2019  Windows Central · 5 days
Stranger Things Season 3 lands on Netflix on July 4. Veronica Mars, Stranger Things, Orange Is The New Black, Workin' Moms — and a whole... more
Two Potentially Earth-Like Alien Planets Found Around Nearby Star  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A research team discovered two Earth-like planets in our cosmic backyard, and they reside in the perfect zone for water to form on their presumably rocky surfaces. more
Defaunation precipitates the extinction of evolutionarily distinct interactions in the Anthropocene  Science Magazine · 5 days
Species on Earth are interconnected with each other through ecological interactions. Defaunation can erode those connections, yet we lack evolutionary predictions about the consequences of losing... more
Ediacaran dinner party featured plenty to eat, adequate sanitation, computer model shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Earth's first dinner party wasn't impressive, just a bunch of soft-bodied Ediacaran organisms sunk into sediment on the ocean floor, sharing in scraps of... more
Plate tectonics may have driven 'Cambrian Explosion'  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
Extreme pressure and heat in Earth's mantle simulated  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Unlike flawless gems, fibrous diamonds often contain small saline inclusions. These give hints to scientists about the conditions under which diamonds are formed deep in the Earth's mantle. A research team has... more
Plate tectonics may have driven Cambrian Explosion, study shows  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. more
New Mars crater turns the red planet black and blue - CNET  CNET · 5 days
A big space rock slammed the red planet, leaving behind a cosmic work of art. more
This Is NASA's Best View Yet (and Closest, Too!) of Asteroid Bennu  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft inched closer still to an asteroid called Bennu, breaking the record it set previously — but the real reward is the... more
Cyanide-free gold goes into production  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Australia is leading the charge towards greener and safer gold production with an environmentally-superior alternative gold recovery process technology, dispensing with toxic cyanide and mercury currently used in most gold production processes worldwide. more
Cassini Reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex... more
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet  ESA · 5 days
 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the... more
Troublesome trees: spread of forests contributed to ancient extinction  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Evidence from ancient rocks in north Alabama show the Earth's first forest spread rapidly, likely contributing to a mass extinction of shallow marine life some 370 million years ago. more
Ion beams and atom smashers: secrets of moon rocks  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Moon samples collected by the Apollo astronauts a half-century ago hold answers to questions that weren't even on scientists' minds at the time, as new technological tools provide insight into... more
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
JUICE is the first large-class mission in ESA's Cosmic Vision 2015–2025 programme. Its mission is devoted to complete a unique tour of the Jupiter system. more
Unexpected culprit: Wetlands as source of methane  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Wetlands are an important part of the Earth's natural water management system. The complex system of plants, soil, and aquatic life serves as a reservoir that captures and cleans water. However, as cities have... more
Secret of the Sun's Early Spin May Be Buried in Moon Rock  SPACE.COM · 5 days
NASA may discover the secrets of the sun's early history in an unlikely location: Earth's moon. more
Unexpected culprit—wetlands as source of methane  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Wetlands are an important part of the Earth's natural water management system. The complex system of plants, soil, and aquatic life serves as a reservoir that captures and cleans water. However, as cities have expanded, many... more
Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists... more
Fully Restored, Apollo-Era Saturn IB Rocket Returns to NASA Display  SPACE.COM · 6 days
NASA's last flight-configured example of the rocket that launched the first Apollo astronauts into space is back on public view, having undergone an almost year-long, extensive restoration. more
NASA snaps most detailed image yet of asteroid Bennu  Sky News · 6 days
A US spacecraft has captured its closest and most detailed image yet of the 78 billion kilogram asteroid Bennu which gets closer to Earth every six years. more
Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An international research team has discovered two new Earth-like planets near one of our closest stars. Teegarden's Star is about 12.5 light years away and is one of the smallest known stars. more
Meteors help Martian clouds form  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers think they've solved the long-standing mystery of how Mars got all of its clouds. more
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Tiny N.S. space agency to create painting kilometres above Earth's surface
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An atomic clock, ‘green’ propellant, and a sunlight-surfing sail are headed to space next week
THE VERGE
The SPECULOOS telescopes and searching for red worlds in the northern skies
PHYS.ORG
Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
PHYS.ORG
Inflatable heat shield could deliver heavy payloads to worlds with a thick atmosphere
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Two new Earth-like planets discovered near Teegarden's Star
SCIENCE DAILY
Melting a satellite, a piece at a time
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Arianespace and ESA announce Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer launch contract
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Watch the first full trailer for Veronica Mars season 4
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You Can Watch NASA's Build Its Mars 2020 Rover Live Online
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Cementing our place in space
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Men In Black: International is safe, bland, utterly sincere fun
THE VERGE
Watch Live @ 10 am ET: SpaceX Launching 3 Earth Satellites for Canada
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Spectrographic analysis yields empirical benchmark for newborn 'hot Jupiter'
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Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe
PHYS.ORG
Doom Eternal launches November 22nd
THE VERGE
Rockets, evaporating droplets and x-raying metals
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NASA’s Mars Helicopter has passed another flight test
THE VERGE
World View keeps one of its high-altitude balloons afloat for a full 16 days
THE VERGE
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft grabs epic close-up just 30 feet above asteroid - CNET
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Here’s Amazon’s new transforming Prime Air delivery drone
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‘Space Station Earth’ film to premier in Stockholm
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InSight's team tries new strategy to help the 'mole'
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Space Rider: Europe’s reusable space transport system
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Binary asteroids, key to Earth’s planetary defence
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