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Spacecraft successfully lands on small asteroid 186m miles from Earth  Sky News · 2 hours
A Japanese spacecraft has landed on an asteroid more than 186 million miles from Earth on a mission to uncover clues about the origins of life. more
Japanese spacecraft touches down on distant asteroid  CBC · 2 hours
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the... more
Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid  CBC · 5 hours
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of... more
Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid to get samples  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system more
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully lands on asteroid Ryugu - CNET  CNET · 6 hours
The Hayabusa2 probe is designed to fire a bullet at Ryugu to retrieve rocks from the asteroid's surface. more
Want to help name a moon? You could name 5 of Jupiter's  CBC · 7 hours
Last July, astronomers announced they'd found a treasure trove of 12 new moons around Jupiter. Now they're inviting the public to help name five... more
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 8 hours
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 · 9 hours
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
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago... more
Japan probe Hayabusa2 set for asteroid landing  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A Japanese probe is expected to land on a distant asteroid Friday, aiming to blast a "bullet" into the surface to collect clues about the origins of Earth and the solar system. more
A Japanese spacecraft is set to shoot a bullet at an asteroid Thursday - CNET  CNET · 12 hours
JAXA's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is finally ready to collect a sample of the asteroid Ryugu. And you can... more
Do volcanoes or an asteroid deserve blame for dinosaur extinction?  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
UC Berkeley scientists have obtained more precise dates for the Deccan Traps volcanic lava flows, linking peak activity more closely to the asteroid or comet impact 66 million... more
China’s blockbuster The Wandering Earth is coming to Netflix  THE VERGE · 13 hours
Netflix has acquired the streaming rights for The Wandering Earth, China’s first science fiction blockbuster, which has earned... more
Cretaceous Marsupial Lived Above Arctic Circle  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
Paleontologists have uncovered a new species of marsupial that lived during the Cretaceous period above the Arctic Circle, the farthest north marsupials have ever... more
Our Atmosphere Is So Big It Tickles the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
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 · 14 hours
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
Neptunian moon  ESA · 15 hours
Hubble helps uncover origin of Neptune's smallest moon Hippocamp more
Habitable Zone Planet Finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
A new astronomical spectrograph provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid... more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. more
Neptune's new moon given Greek mythological name  Sky News · 16 hours
A tiny moon of Neptune discovered in 2013 has finally been named after scientists have finished puzzling over its origins. more
A volcanic binge and its frosty hangover  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history—the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. Researchers from Heidelberg University... more
Japanese spacecraft attempts landing on distant asteroid  CBC · 17 hours
A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to... more
Habitable zone planet finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing... more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 17 hours
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
Tiny New Moon Discovered Around Neptune, Called Hippocamp  Gadgets 360 · 17 hours
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
Complete world map of tree diversity  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Biodiversity is one of Earth's most precious resources. However, for most places in the world, scientists only have a tiny picture of what this diversity actually is. Researchers at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research... more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  ESA · 20 hours
These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that... more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life... more
NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons for Planet-Hunting Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 24 hours
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible... more
Sir Charles Lyell's historical fossils (London's Natural History Museum) accessible online  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
More than 1,700 animal and plant specimens from the collection of eminent British geologist Sir Charles Lyell—known as the pioneer of modern geology—were organised, digitised and... more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
A Japanese spacecraft is approaching the surface of an asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth. more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Japanese spacecraft approaching asteroid about 280 million kilometers (170 million miles) from Earth more
Sun-THz to Measure Solar Flares from ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil – the Solar-T – will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to... more
Neptune's newfound moon, Hippocamp, might be left over from a comet crash - CNET  CNET · 1 day
The Neptune neighbor, missed until now, offers clues to how moons form and shows once again that space is more... more
Royale rumble: 'Apex Legends' smashing 'Fortnite' records  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. more
Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close. more
Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably a piece of a larger one nearby more
Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely fragment of bigger one  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient fragment of a vastly larger nearby moon more
Scientists reveal Neptune's tiny new moon, Hippocamp  CBC · 2 days
It may be a faint, fuzzy dot, but this little moon is a happy new addition to Neptune’s family. 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
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
Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star encircled by puzzling rings  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf... more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by the 'astrocomb.' more
A volcanic binge and its frosty hangover  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A major volcanic event could have triggered one of the largest glaciations in Earth's history -- the Gaskiers glaciation, which turned the Earth into a giant snowball approximately 580 million years ago. Researchers have... more
Earth may be 140 years away from reaching carbon levels not seen in 56 million years  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Total human carbon dioxide emissions could match those of Earth's last major greenhouse warming event in... more
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
ESA's proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the mission's three-year flight. more
Need a primer on today's PC-build jargon? Read this.  Windows Central · 2 days
We break down all the PC jargon so you don't have to. Building your dream gaming PC or updating an older machine you currently use can be a daunting task,... more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 2 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
Microalgae as natural detector of environmental safety  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international group of toxicologists, including experts from the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), report that unicellular microalgae, the most common microorganisms on Earth and an important part of the food chain for more... more
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 2 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
New insight into river flows and sediment transport under ice cover  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The ice‐covered season plays an important role in the development of river channels, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. The spatial variability... more
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond  ESA · 2 days
The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice... more
Ringed White Dwarf Spotted 145 Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Professional astronomers and volunteers working with the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project have spotted the oldest and coldest known white... more
The global impact of coal power  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Coal-fired power plants produce more than just carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming. Coal burning also releases particulate matter, sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and mercury—thus damaging the health of many people around the world. To... more
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby  ESA · 2 days
ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by... more
Japan Just Shot a Fake Asteroid with a Space Bullet … for Science  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 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 · 2 days
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
How YouTube helps flat-earthers organize  THE VERGE · 2 days
It’s been a big month for conspiracy theories. Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff sent a strongly worded letter to Google and Facebook about the way their... more
InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service  ASTRO WATCH · 2 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
Indecision under pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
When compressed, a material typically becomes a better conductor of heat. Not so for the unusual material cubic boron arsenide, which when under pressure shows its conductivity first improves and then deteriorates. The findings not only hint at future applications,... more
Russia Developing Unmanned Tourist 'Space Yacht' for Near-Earth Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The development of a "space yacht" capable of taking off from ordinary airfields to deliver tourists to near-earth... more
And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth, these... more
The 'Rubber Ducky' Comet Is Stressed and Keeps Cracking Its Neck  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Comet 67P's head has spent 4.5 billion years trying to twist away from its neck. And that's caused some stress fractures. more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "astrocomb." more
Metro Exodus is further streamlined for the Xbox Adaptive Controller  Windows Central · 2 days
More developers should do this. Metro Exodus is a post-apocalyptic first-person shooter which has garnered a lot of interest in recent months. The game is a sequel to... more
Mars’ lake may need an underground volcano to exist  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 days
If a lake under Martian ice is real, there must be a subsurface magma pool to keep conditions warm enough for water to remain liquid, scientists say. more
Citizen scientists invited to join quest for new worlds  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search for cold worlds near the Sun. With its newly revamped... more
Confirming a source of the process behind auroras and the formation of stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Fast magnetic reconnection, the rapid convergence, separation and explosive snapping together of magnetic field lines, gives rise to northern lights, solar flares... more
Getting to Mars may happen only if we can grow food in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Decades after the last human set foot on the moon, NASA is contemplating setting up a permanent base there or sending astronauts... more
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Sculpted by Stress  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in... more
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Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid
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Want to help name a moon? You could name 5 of Jupiter's
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Watch SpaceX launch a trio of spacecraft, including a lander bound for the Moon
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Video: Big questions about small worlds
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Meteorite source in asteroid belt not a single debris field
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Watch a satellite spear space debris with a harpoon
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Earth first origins project seeks to replicate the cradle of life
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NASA is shooting an asteroid with a giant DART to help save the world - CNET
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These slimy, hungry blobs may have been the Earth's first creepy crawlies
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Tracking pollen with quantum dots
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NASA's Opportunity rover, resilient Mars explorer, is officially dead - CNET
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Climate change is killing off Earth's little creatures
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Earth's magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses
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Van Allen probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts
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Kepler's final image
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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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Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night
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ESA’s Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin
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Video: Jupiter odyssey
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'Oumuamua could be the debris cloud of a disintegrated interstellar comet
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ESA plans mission to smallest asteroid ever visited
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