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Google Doodle goes to new heights (and depths) to celebrate Earth Day - CNET  CNET · 3 hours
An animated Doodle slideshow spotlights different endangered organisms from different elevations. more
Powerful Particles and Tugging Tides May Affect Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky... more
Scientists Find Evidence Mercury Has a Solid Inner Core  ASTRO WATCH · 19 hours
Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Like Earth, Mercury’s outer core is composed... more
Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago  THE VERGE · 21 hours
It’s difficult to remember a time when online media wasn’t arranged largely around memetic cultural events. On any given April 20th in recent years,... more
Independent Report Concludes 2033 Human Mars Mission Is Not Feasible  SPACE.COM · 1 day
An independent report concluded that NASA has no chance of sending humans to Mars by 2033, with the earliest such a mission could be flown being the late... more
Mars 2020 Rover Assembled and Tested Ahead of Launch Next Year  SPACE.COM · 1 day
Technicians have assembled the capsule that will keep NASA's Mars 2020 rover secure for its wild ride to the Red Planet's surface. more
Here's How to Share Your 'Earth Day' Photos with NASA  SPACE.COM · 2 days
NASA has a new social media campaign to gear up its audience for Earth Day, an annual event to celebrate our planet – and the importance of protecting... more
How to see the Lyrid meteor shower, known for its bright fireballs - CNET  CNET · 2 days
To see these shooting stars, you may need to plan around a very bright, nearly full moon that's out to... more
A Global Deal For Nature: Guiding principles, milestones, and targets  Science Magazine · 2 days
The Global Deal for Nature (GDN) is a time-bound, science-driven plan to save the diversity and abundance of life on Earth. Pairing the GDN and the Paris Climate... more
U.S. military Electron launch first test for York satellite  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
Rocket Lab is preparing to launch in late April or early May three U.S. military satellites including the... more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some... more
April's Lyrid Meteors Peak Early this Week, But the Moon May Interfere  SPACE.COM · 2 days
One of the oldest known annual meteor showers, peaking early this week, may unfortunately be hindered by an almost-full moon. more
Tiny Mercury May Have a Solid Metallic Core That Rivals Earth's  SPACE.COM · 2 days
A solid metallic core nearly as large as Earth's might be lurking deep within the solar system's smallest planet. more
Salt takes a quick step before falling out of water  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and heats under the midday sun, the salt crystalizes and falls out of the evaporating water as a... more
Fuel cells in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The exchange of nitrogen between the atmosphere and organic matter is crucial for life on Earth because nitrogen is a major component of essential molecules such as proteins and DNA. One major route for this exchange, discovered only in the... more
Researchers find adding rare-earth element to piezoelectric crystals dramatically improves performance  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A team of researchers from China, the U.S. and Australia has found that adding the rare-earth element samarium to piezoelectric crystals can dramatically improve their performance.... more
50 Years Later, Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins is Still 'Carrying the Fire'  SPACE.COM · 2 days
Four years after he orbited the moon alone during humanity's first lunar landing mission, Michael Collins brought everyone back on Earth along... more
Chemists take a closer look at the spot where water meets air  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Water, despite its central place in so many processes vital to life on Earth, remains a chemical mystery in many respects. One of those... more
Easter Island  ESA · 2 days
Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over one of the most remote islands in the world more
Things are stacking up for NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment... more
China to Launch Ambitious Asteroid-Comet Mission in 2022  SPACE.COM · 3 days
China aims to launch a bold sample-return mission just three years from now, according to the nation's state-run Xinhua news agency. more
Astronomers Discover Third Planet in the Kepler-47 Circumbinary System  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system’s title as the most interesting... more
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers at the University of California, Davis, recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of... more
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24 diets tested, only three... more
TESS Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar... more
Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture... more
Beresheet crashed on the moon, but its 'Lunar Library' likely survived - CNET  CNET · 3 days
The Arch Mission Foundation's 30-million-page archive of history, books and even magic was built to last longer than Earth itself. more
A House-Size Asteroid Zipped by Earth Today  SPACE.COM · 3 days
An asteroid the size of a house gave Earth a close shave today (April 18), passing nearer to our planet than any other space rock will for the rest of this year — that... more
OSIRIS Team Releases Nearly 70,000 Images of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the OSIRIS (Optical, Spectroscopic, and Infrared Remote Imaging System) camera onboard ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft... more
What Earth's Gravity Reveals About Climate Change  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-US satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) were launched to map the global gravitational field... more
Fearsome ancient hyena-wolf was bigger than a polar bear  CBC · 3 days
Paleontologists have stumbled upon the fossils of one of the largest meat-eating mammals ever to walk the Earth... more
OSIRIS Image Viewer makes available all images of Rosetta's comet 67P  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Between 2014 and 2016, the scientific camera system OSIRIS onboard ESA's Rosetta spacecraft captured almost 70000 images of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They not only document the most... more
Predicting tvariable carbon dioxide uptake by the ocean  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Ocean CO2 uptake is predictable for two years in advance, according to new paper in Science Advances by Dr. Hongmei Li, Dr. Tatiana Ilyina, Dr. Wolfgang A. Müller, and Dr. Peter Landschützer,... more
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered since the first one in 1995, but the vast majority of them orbit their stars with relatively short periods of revolution. Indeed, to confirm the presence... more
China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday. more
Stopping an Earth-Bound Asteroid in its Tracks (Op-Ed)  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Fortunately, we're getting to the point where we can see potentially hazardous objects coming — and maybe even do something about it. more
Mercury Has Solid Inner Core, Planetary Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Planetary researchers have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Mercury’s core fills nearly 85% of the volume... more
NEOWISE Celebrates Five Years of Asteroid Data  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five... more
Meteoroid Strikes Eject Precious Water From Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon... more
Balancing the ocean carbon budget  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
How exactly does the ocean -- the Earth's largest carbon sink -- capture and store carbon? The answer to this question will become increasingly important as the planet warms and as we try to get ahead of a... more
Meteor seen blazing through skies over East Coast  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Residents along the East Coast have reported seeing a meteor blazing across the nighttime sky. more
There's a Tiny, Bright Magnetar Photobombing Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Astronomers studying black hole SagA* have to deal with the weird, frustrating little star that lit up right between Earth and the black hole in 2013. more
Volcanic Eruptions Caused End-Permian Extinction, New Evidence Confirms  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
An international team of paleontologists from China and the United States has found high levels of mercury in the end-Permian... more
Predicting the variable ocean carbon sink  Science Magazine · 4 days
Strong decadal variations in the oceanic uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) observed over the past three decades challenge our ability to predict the strength of the ocean carbon sink. By assimilating atmospheric and oceanic observational data... more
Meteor seen blazing through skies over East Coast  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Residents along the East Coast have reported seeing a meteor blazing across the nighttime sky more
Mercury has a solid inner core: New evidence  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have long known that Earth and Mercury have metallic cores. Like Earth, Mercury's outer core is composed of liquid metal, but there have only been hints that Mercury's innermost core is... more
Fireballs dazzle two continents in a single night - CNET  CNET · 4 days
A pair of meteors flame out fantastically over Europe and the US on the first night of the Lyrid meteor shower. more
Explosion on Jupiter-sized star 10 times more powerful than ever seen on our Sun  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A stellar flare 10 times more powerful than anything seen on our Sun has burst from an ultracool star almost... more
Watch the final trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix  THE VERGE · 4 days
20th Century Fox has released the final trailer for the upcoming (and likely final) installment of its X-Men franchise, Dark... more
Asteroid Hunting Mission Releases 5th Year of Data  SPACE.COM · 4 days
If the idea of an asteroid slamming into Earth keeps you up at night, spare a thought for a mission called NEOWISE, which reincarnated a former astrophysics spacecraft to hunt for nearby... more
LADEE Detects Water Molecules from Meteoroid Strikes on Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Using data from NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), a team of researchers has discovered that... more
NASA study verifies global warming trends  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study has verified the accuracy of recent global warming figures. The team used measurements of the 'skin' temperature of the Earth taken by a satellite-based infrared measurement system called AIRS (Atmospheric Infra-Red Sounder) from... more
How to defend the Earth from asteroids  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
The Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth's atmosphere in 2013; to prevent another such impact, scientists plan to use a simple yet ingenious way... more
Direct imaging of active orbitals in quantum materials  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In quantum materials based on transition metals, rare-earth and actinide elements, electronic states are characterized by electrons in orbitals d and f, combined with the solid's strong band formation. Until now, to... more
NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the coming years, NASA has some bold plans to build on the success of the New Horizons mission. Not only did this spacecraft... more
Explosion on Jupiter-sized star 10 times more powerful than ever seen on the sun  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A stellar flare ten times more powerful than anything seen on our sun has burst from an ultracool star almost... more
Possible evidence of an extrasolar object striking the Earth in 2014  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pair of researchers has found possible evidence of an extrasolar object striking the Earth back in 2014. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint... more
Evidence of another possible planet orbiting Proxima Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A team of researchers studying the nearest star to our solar system, Proxima Centauri, has found possible evidence of a second planet in its system. Team members Fabio Del Sordo with the... more
Researchers discover 'ghostly' signs of a mysterious new mineral  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international research team including Curtin University scientists has documented the 'ghost' of an undiscovered mineral at two ancient meteorite impact craters. more
Explosion on Jupiter-sized star ten times more powerful than ever seen on our Sun  nanowerk · 4 days
A stellar flare ten times more powerful than anything seen on our sun has burst from an ultracool star almost... more
AI for Earth observation and numerical weather prediction  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques could help forecasters get more out of these data by improving accuracy and... more
On This Day in Space! April 17, 1970: Apollo 13 Returns from Aborted Moon Mission  SPACE.COM · 4 days
On April 17, 1970, Apollo 13 returned to Earth after narrowly avoiding a deadly disaster in space. See... more
What Earth's gravity reveals about climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times... more
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky planets orbit a cool star. Three of the planets are in the... more
HD 21749c: TESS Discovers Its First Earth-Sized Exoplanet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-sized planet — HD 21749c. The newly-discovered planet orbits HD... more
Back on Earth, China's Mars simulation base greets first visitors  REUTERS · 4 days
About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate... more
A small step for China: Mars base for teens opens in desert  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A Mars base simulator sits in the middle of nowhere in China's Gobi desert, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the... more
Cassini Reveals Surprises with Titan's Lakes  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's... more
Cometary Surprise Found Inside Meteorite  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber by a Carnegie-led research... more
Meteor that hit Earth came from beyond the solar system - CNET  CNET · 5 days
Avi Loeb, the Harvard professor behind the Oumuamua alien theory, has spotted an interstellar meteor hidden in plain sight in a NASA database. more
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Internet time and doomsday asteroids: this week in tech, 20 years ago
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How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
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Alphabet Scoop 050: Google Pixel 3a cometh, Nest Hub Max, Galaxy Fold folds
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The latest lost satellite is now space junk that could put other spacecraft at risk
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Apple iPhones get recycled in this secretive lab. Now it's opening up - CNET
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NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton
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Watch the final trailer for X-Men: Dark Phoenix
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Latest ‘Shot on iPhone XS’ video features stunning nature clips shot by three film directors
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Why NASA wants you to point your smartphone at trees
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Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon
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Veronica Mars Revival coming to Hulu, teaser trailer drops - CNET
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How scientists took the first picture of a black hole
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The new Hellboy is a death-metal cover of Guillermo del Toro’s work
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Watch SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket fly its first commercial mission
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New model accurately predicts harmful space weather
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Martian soil detox could lead to new medicines
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Self-driving spacecraft set for planetary defence expedition
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How a startup plans to clean up space
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