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NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
NASA's first look at a tiny asteroid shows the space rock is more moist and studded with boulders than originally thought. more
NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Travels Beyond Heliosphere in Longest Running Mission  Gadgets 360 · 2 hours
Voyager 2 was launched in 1977, just before Voyager 1, and both have travelled well beyond their original destinations: Jupiter and Saturn, stretching their four-year lifespan... more
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Probe Finds Signs of Water on Asteroid Bennu  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
OSIRIS-REx, which flew last week within a scant 19km of the asteroid Bennu some 2.25 million kilometres from Earth, found traces of hydrogen and oxygen molecules. more
NASA probe finds signs of water on nearby asteroid Bennu  REUTERS · 9 hours
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has discovered ingredients for water on a relatively nearby skyscraper-sized asteroid, a rocky... more
Scientists discover underworld ecosystem teeming with life - CNET  CNET · 10 hours
Locked within the Earth are organisms that can withstand extreme pressures, temperatures and lack of nutrients -- changing how we think about 'life'. more
Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Odd in Several Ways  SPACE.COM · 10 hours
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet. more
NASA's Osiris-Rex finds water in its first week at asteroid Bennu - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
The spacecraft is still months away from its planned pick-pocketing maneuver, but it's already learned much about its mark. more
NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid is studded with boulders  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
NASA's first look: Tiny asteroid Bennu has more boulders, moister than scientists initially thought more
Asteroid Bennu Had Water! NASA Probe Makes Tantalizing Find  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe, which just arrived at the asteroid Bennu last week, has already found lots of hydrated minerals on the space rock, mission team members announced today (Dec. 10). more
Geminid Meteor Shower: Dust From an Asteroid  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
The Geminids come from an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly how it sheds enough debris to produce the bright meteor shower. more
Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August  SPACE.COM · 11 hours
The Perseids meteor shower arises out of the debris of Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last made a pass by Earth in 1992. more
OSIRIS-REx discovers water on asteroid, confirms Bennu as excellent mission target  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
From August through early December, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft aimed three of its science instruments toward Bennu and began making the mission's first observations of the asteroid.... more
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Spectral observations made by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft identified hydrated minerals across the asteroid, confirming that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is... more
Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Our future on Earth may also be our past. Researchers show that humans are reversing a long-term cooling trend tracing back at least 50 million years.... more
Humans may be reversing the climate clock, by 50 million years  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Our future on Earth may also be our past. In a study published Monday (Dec. 10, 2018) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,... more
Voyager 2: Sailing Among Giant Planets  SPACE.COM · 14 hours
Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant outer planets in the solar system and is now the second spacecraft to reach interstellar space. more
Voyager 2 joins its twin in interstellar space  TechCrunch · 15 hours
Voyager 2, the multi-planetary exploratory probe launched in 1977, has finally entered interstellar space, some six years after its twin, Voyager 1, did the same. It's now about 11 billion miles from... more
Evidence for carbon-rich surface on Ceres  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
Astronomers have concluded that the surface of dwarf planet Ceres is rich in organic matter. Data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft indicate that Ceres's surface may contain several times the concentration of carbon than is present in... more
Team finds evidence for carbon-rich surface on Ceres  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
A team led by Southwest Research Institute has concluded that the surface of dwarf planet Ceres is rich in organic matter. Data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft indicate that Ceres's surface may contain... more
Underground life has a carbon mass hundreds of times larger than humans'  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Microorganisms living underneath the surface of the earth have a total carbon mass of 15 to 23 billion tons, hundreds of times more than... more
Image: Dione and Rhea appear as one  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Sometimes it's all about perspective. This very convincing image of a conjoined moon masquerading as a snowman is actually two separate Saturnian moons – Dione and Rhea – taken from such an angle by... more
Star Control: Origins to get new aliens, ships and more  Windows Central · 19 hours
Humanity is working hard to expand beyond the confinement of Earth. The Star Control: Origins universe is set to get a whole lot busier with the release of... more
Uber could go public in early 2019, CDC investigates e-scooters video - CNET  CNET · 20 hours
In today's big tech news, Uber has is preparing for a public offering according to reports, regulators investigate e-scooter accidents and NASA... more
2018 Geminid Meteor Shower This Week May Be the Year's Best  SPACE.COM · 21 hours
What might well be the best meteor shower of 2018 is heading our way with a peak Thursday night, lasting into the pre-dawn hours of Friday... more
InSight Records Sound of Wind on Mars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 21 hours
On December 1, 2018, NASA’s InSight lander captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the Martian wind, estimated to be... more
Saturn’s snowman  ESA · 23 hours
Space Science Image of the Week: Saturn’s moons Dione and Rhea appear as one in this unusual line-up more
NASA's InSight Lander 'Hears' Wind on Mars  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Humans can now hear the haunting, low rumble of wind on Mars for the first time, after NASA's InSight lander captured vibrations from the breeze on the Red Planet. more
CRS-16 Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Three days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station’s Harmony... more
InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever... more
Experiments at PPPL Show Remarkable Agreement with Satellite Sightings  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection — the breaking apart... more
This Fluffy Alien World Farts Helium  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
As a Jupiter-size world swings around its small but active star, bombarded by radiation, the planet leaves behind a tail of escaping helium as wide as itself — and researchers have spotted this tail from the... more
Helium Exoplanet Inflated Like a Balloon, Research Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
An international team of researchers, including Jessica Spake and Dr David Sing from the University of Exeter, have detected the... more
Unknown Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new... more
Scientists Predict the Sun's Activity to Reveal Expected Environmental Conditions in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Team of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata scientists has predicted the sun’s activity in coming years which reveal future space... more
The World's Tallest Rockets: How They Stack Up  SPACE.COM · 2 days
From the mighty Saturn 5 to NASA's new Space Launch System, see how the biggest rockets on Earth compare. more
A Radio Search for Artificial Emissions from 'Oumuamua  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
It’s the first time a visitor from another star system has been seen nearby. But what is it? An asteroid,... more
Eight Mars+ review: A smart mattress cover for your most connected night of sleep - CNET  CNET · 3 days
This Wi-Fi-connected mattress tracks your sleep and works with connected lights, thermostats and more so you... more
Tiny 'Blueberries' on Mars Continue to Baffle Scientists  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Snack-loving scientists working with the Opportunity mission on Mars dubbed tiny, iron-rich spheres scattered near the robot's landing site "blueberries," but these features were easier to name than to understand. more
Planetary Defense: The Bennu Experiment  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of... more
Kepler Space Telescope: The Original Exoplanet Hunter  SPACE.COM · 3 days
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope was revolutionary space telescope dedicated to finding planets outside our solar system. more
Listen to the soothing sounds of Martian wind collected by NASA’s InSight lander  TechCrunch · 3 days
The InSight Mars lander accomplished a perfect landing last week on the Elysium Planitia region of the planet, where it is hard... more
NASA's Mars InSight flexes its arm  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters), the arm will be used to pick up science instruments... more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
NASA InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. more
InSight lander 'hears' Martian winds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport InSight lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet. A media teleconference about... more
Experiments at PPPL show remarkable agreement with satellite sightings  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As on Earth, so in space. A four-satellite mission that is studying magnetic reconnection—the breaking apart and explosive reconnection of the magnetic field lines in plasma that occurs throughout the... more
InSight Lander Flexes Its Arm  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 meters),... more
WATCH: Martian wind heard for the 1st time  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A highly-sensitive seismometer, meant to study marsquakes, picked up the sound of wind on Mars. more
Oumuamua may be just one of many 'interstellar visitors' - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The bizarre object from outside the solar system that buzzed us last year is now long gone. But there may be others that have stuck around. more
Mice display altered immune system following spaceflight  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Based on examinations of mice that had been on board the Bion-M1 biosatellite, new research demonstrates that the outer space environment impairs the production of B lymphocytes, the white blood cells responsible for antibody... more
Here's the Truth Behind a NASA Document on Aliens Visiting Earth  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Silvano Colombano said that his view on aliens visiting Earth “is not accurately represented” in a viral Fox News article. more
Astronomers Spot Helium Cloud around Exo-Neptune HAT-P-11b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An international team of astronomers has detected helium escaping from the upper atmosphere of HAT-P-11b, a Neptune-mass exoplanet located in the constellation... more
Planetary defense: The Bennu experiment  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On Dec. 3, after traveling billions of kilometers from Earth, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its target, Bennu, and kicked off a nearly two-year, up-close investigation of the asteroid. It will inspect nearly every square inch of this ancient... more
NASA's Mars InSight flexes its arm  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. more
Water plumes on Europa: Tasting an extraterrestrial ocean  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Computer simulations of the plumes of liquid water that stream out of Jupiter's moon Europa show that the forthcoming space mission JUICE may offer an answer to the question as to whether... more
Mantle Neon Illuminates Earth’s Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research... more
First official Avengers 4 trailer prepares for the emotional end  THE VERGE · 4 days
The first trailer for Avengers 4, officially called Avengers: End Game, has arrived, celebrating Marvel’s 10-year... more
NASA's InSight Lander on Mars Just Snapped Awesome New Views of Its Home  SPACE.COM · 4 days
NASA's Mars InSight lander is starting to settle in at its new home and prepare for its scientific work — and the... more
Scientists discover possible mantle mineral  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists long believed that Earth's lower mantle was composed of Bridgmanite (Mg,Fe)SiO3 and magnesiowüstite (Mg,Fe)O, in which Fe2+ dwells. This view changed when experiments showed that Fe2+ simply can't exist at the pressure and temperature of the lower... more
Earth's magnetic poles could start to flip. What happens then?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As Earth's magnetic shield fails, so do its satellites. First, our communications satellites in the highest orbits go down. Next, astronauts in low-Earth orbit can no longer phone... more
Chachani, Peru  ESA · 4 days
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over the Chachani mountain in Peru more
First Light for SPECULOOS  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The SPECULOOS project has made its first observations at the European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. SPECULOOS will focus on detecting Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby ultra-cool... more
BepiColombo Now Firing on All Cylinders  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo... more
A Step Closer to Fusion Energy  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Harnessing nuclear fusion, which powers the sun and stars, to help meet earth's energy needs, is a step closer after researchers showed that using... more
Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust  nanowerk · 5 days
'Super-Earths' and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests. more
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