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Plan developed to characterize and identify ocean worlds
PHYS.ORG Strategies to identify and explore ocean worlds in our Solar System should focus on a range of targets, including confirmed and unconfirmed ocean worlds, according to a new paper by a team... 16 minutes
European-Japanese BepiColombo Spacecraft is on Its Way to Mercury
SCI-NEWS.COM BepiColombo, a joint endeavor between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), blasted... 45 minutes
NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat
PHYS.ORG NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO—which stands for Mars Cube One—has Mars in sight. 2 hours
NASA's first image of Mars from a CubeSat
SCIENCE DAILY NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space. Now, MarCO -- which stands for Mars Cube One -- has Mars... 15 hours
Tiny Cubesat Snaps Photo of Mars for 1st Time Ever
SPACE.COM A tiny Mars-approaching spacecraft has snapped a photo of its target, marking the first time that a cubesat has ever captured an image of the Red Planet. 15 hours
Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua's Surprise Arrival Still Thrills Scientists One Year Later
SPACE.COM A year ago, astronauts spotted a strange object barreling through our solar system on a very weird path — the first discovery of an interstellar object,... 15 hours
nasa s first image of mars from a cubesat NASA's First Image of Mars from a CubeSat
ASTRO WATCH NASA's MarCO mission was designed to find out if briefcase-sized spacecraft called CubeSats could survive the journey to deep space.... 17 hours
Hubble Snaps Beautiful Image of NGC 5033
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a vivid image of the unbarred spiral galaxy NGC 5033. NGC 5033 is located about... 17 hours
Special journal issue looks for new clues about old life
PHYS.ORG Hundreds of millions of years before there was a chicken or an egg to debate, the first complex animals were evolving in parallel with Earth's rising oxygen levels. 18 hours
Mars likely to have enough oxygen to support life: study
PHYS.ORG Salty water just below the surface of Mars could hold enough oxygen to support the kind of microbial life that emerged and flourished on Earth billions of years... 18 hours
Salty Martian Water Could Have Enough Oxygen to Support Life
SPACE.COM Some pockets of salty water buried just beneath the Martian surface could have enough oxygen to support microbes, and perhaps even simple animal life such as sponges, a... 19 hours
Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Purple
SPACE.COM Earth's early life might have been purple, suggesting the search for extraterrestrial life should scan for the color. 19 hours
Orionid Meteor Shower: Leftovers of Halley's Comet
SPACE.COM The Orionid meteor shower, made up of remnants of Halley's Comet, peaks in mid-October. 22 hours
Scientist explores a better way to predict space weather
PHYS.ORG Findings recently published by a Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) space scientist shed new light on predicting the thermodynamics of solar flares and other "space weather" events involving hot, fast-moving plasmas. 22 hours
European-Japanese mission to investigate the smallest planet in the Solar System
PHYS.ORG The European-Japanese planetary mission BepiColombo lifted off from the European spaceport in French Guiana at 03:45 Central European Summer time on 20 October 2018 (22:45 on... 23 hours
NASA calls for instruments, technologies for delivery to the moon
PHYS.ORG NASA has announced a call for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads that will fly to the Moon on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or... 24 hours
Pando, World’s Largest Single Organism, is Shrinking
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of researchers from Utah State University has conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone — the largest... 1 day
BepiColombo Spacecraft Headed to Mercury Snaps 1st Photo, a Selfie
LIVE SCIENCE The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission captured its first photo on Saturday (Oct. 20), a day after lifting off from French Guiana. The image is a selfie showing a solar... 1 day
NASA's OSIRIS-REx Checks for Collision Hazards As It Nears Asteroid Bennu
SPACE.COM After a huge team of engineers has spent years building a $800 million spacecraft, you want to be sure the craft doesn't bang into anything before... 1 day
'Oumuamua one year later
PHYS.ORG One year ago this week astronomers discovered an unusual object moving through space not too far from the Earth's orbit. In just a few days they realized it could not be a normal asteroid or comet – its path showed... 1 day
Exelixis presents CABOSUN and METEOR trial results in patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma
NEWS MEDICAL Exelixis, Inc. today announced results from two analyses evaluating the effect of PD-L1 expression or prior treatment with immune checkpoint... 1 day
newly discovered house sized asteroid to fly by earth on wednesday Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid to Fly By Earth on Wednesday
ASTRO WATCH A house-sized asteroid detected just few days ago, designated 2018 UH1, will pass by the Earth... 2 days
Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Purple
LIVE SCIENCE Earth's early life might have been purple, suggesting the search for extraterrestrial life should scan for the color. 2 days
Welcome to Space! BepiColombo Spacecraft Headed to Mercury Snap 1st Photo
SPACE.COM The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission captured its first photo on Saturday (Oct. 20), a day after lifting off from French Guiana. The image is a selfie showing... 2 days
ariane 5 rocket begins bepicolombo s journey to mercury Ariane 5 Rocket Begins BepiColombo’s Journey to Mercury
ASTRO WATCH Europe’s powerful Ariane 5 booster took to the skies on Friday, October 19, to launch BepiColombo on a long journey... 3 days
BepiColombo's Path: Why Does It Take So Long to Get to Mercury?
SPACE.COM The European and Japanese space agencies launched their first mission to Mercury yesterday, but now, the mission's engineers and admirers have to endure a... 3 days
Mystery of Mercury Levels in Arctic Animals Gets Solved
LIVE SCIENCE In the Canadian Arctic, a mystery has troubled scientists and local communities for decades: Why do marine animals in the western Arctic have higher mercury levels than those in the... 3 days
BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury
REUTERS A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system's smallest and least-explored planet. 3 days
ariane 5 launches bepicolombo to mercury Ariane 5 launches BepiColombo to Mercury
SPACE NEWS A Mercury-bound science mission from the European and Japanese space agencies began a seven-year journey to the Solar System’s smallest planet Oct. 19 aboard... 3 days
BepiColombo Spacecraft Launch on 7-Year Trek to Mercury for Europe and Japan
SPACE.COM A joint European-Japanese mission to the tiniest planet, Mercury, blasted off from French Guiana on its long journey tonight (Oct. 19, Oct. 20 GMT). 3 days
bepicolombo blasts off to investigate mercury s mysteries BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries
ESA The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT on 20... 3 days
Earth’s inner core is solid, 'J waves' suggest
SCIENCE DAILY A new study could help us understand how our planet was formed. Scientists report that their research shows that Earth's inner core is solid -- a finding made possible by a new... 4 days
Curiosity Rover on Mars Exercises Its 'New' Brain (Photo)
SPACE.COM NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is putting its "new" brain to work a bit while mission team members try to fix a memory issue with the "old" one. 4 days
BepiColombo in Pictures: A Mercury Mission by Europe and Japan
SPACE.COM Tiny Mercury is a strange planet that may hide secrets to how our solar system formed — and that's why the European and Japanese space agencies decided to... 4 days
Preparing future explorers for a return to the Moon
PHYS.ORG To train future explorers to support NASA's mission to return to the Moon's surface, scientists use similar environments found on the Earth. Last week, a group of domestic and international... 4 days
airbus leveraging partnerships investments to deliver greater ground truth Airbus leveraging partnerships, investments to deliver greater ground truth
SPACE NEWS François Lombard, who took the helm at Airbus Intelligence in early 2017, is encouraging this type of innovation... 4 days
12-pound lunar meteorite sells for more than $600,000
PHYS.ORG A 12-pound (5.5 kilogram) chunk of the moon that fell to the Earth as a lunar meteorite has been sold at auction for more than $600,000. 4 days
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ESA BepiColombo at the launch pad ahead of its scheduled liftoff to Mercury at 01:45 GMT on Saturday 4 days
Taxes and caps on carbon work differently but calibrating them poses the same challenge
PHYS.ORG Virtually everything most people on earth do these days involves, either directly or indirectly, the combustion of oil, gas and... 4 days
Europe, Japan ready spacecraft for 7-year journey to Mercury
PHYS.ORG Final preparations were underway Friday for the launch of a joint mission by European and Japanese space agencies to send twin probes to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun. 4 days
minerals of the world unite Minerals of the world, unite!
ESA Imagine you are on Mars and you stumble upon an interesting rock. The colours, the shape of the crystals and the place where you find it... 4 days
How we solved an Arctic mercury mystery
PHYS.ORG In the Canadian Arctic, a mystery has troubled scientists and local communities for decades: Why do marine animals in the western Arctic have higher mercury levels than those in the east? 4 days
Researchers confirm Earth's inner core is solid
PHYS.ORG A new study by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) could help us understand how our planet was formed. 4 days
BepiColombo, the First Mercury Mission in 14 Years, Launches Tonight — Watch Live!
SPACE.COM It's been more than 14 years since a spacecraft launched toward Mercury, so don't miss your chance to watch a rocket do... 4 days
On This Day in Space! Oct. 19, 2016: ExoMars Mission Arrives at the Red Planet
SPACE.COM On Oct. 19, 2016, the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission arrived at Mars! See how it happened in... 4 days
Orionid Meteor Shower 2018 Peaks This Weekend with Bits of Halley's Comet: What to Expect
SPACE.COM If you're a meteor enthusiast, the year 2018 has been very kind to you — and another reliable... 4 days
Image: Launching the Galileo mission
PHYS.ORG Space Shuttle Atlantis deployed the Galileo spacecraft six hours, 30 minutes into the flight on Oct. 18, 1989. In this image, Galileo, mounted atop the inertial upper stage, is tilted to a 58-degree deployment position in Atlantis's payload... 4 days
comet schwassmann wachmann 1 predominantly consists of only one type of material study finds Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Predominantly Consists of Only One Type of Material, Study Finds
ASTRO WATCH Evgenij Zubko of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in collaboration... 4 days
lake disappointment Lake Disappointment
ESA Earth observation image of the week: Copernicus Sentinel-2 takes us over Lake Disappointment in northwest Australia 4 days
school students identify sounds caused by solar storm School Students Identify Sounds Caused by Solar Storm
ASTRO WATCH The findings, by a group of year 12 pupils from Eltham Hill School in south east London, have now been... 4 days
Jupiter's Atmosphere & the Great Red Spot
SPACE.COM The atmosphere of Jupiter has distinctive belts, bands and a massive swirling storm. 5 days
Venus' Atmosphere: Composition, Climate and Weather
SPACE.COM The atmosphere of Venus is thick with clouds of carbon dioxide. 5 days
Scientists home in on landing site for the next Mars rover
Science Magazine Nonbinding vote seems to endorse ambitious traverse 5 days
How NASA Mars Lander's 'Steampunk' Claw Will Work (Video)
SPACE.COM NASA's InSight Mars lander carries a five-fingered metallic claw at the end of its robotic arm that's crucial to the robot's mission. Here's how that claw will work. 5 days
Earth's soft heart
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Quantum internet: A vision for the road ahead
Science Magazine The internet—a vast network that enables simultaneous long-range classical communication—has had a revolutionary impact on our world. The vision of a quantum internet is to fundamentally enhance internet technology by enabling quantum... 5 days
Shear properties of Earths inner core constrained by a detection of J waves in global correlation wavefield
Science Magazine Seismic J waves, shear waves that traverse Earth’s inner core, provide direct constraints on... 5 days
Chemists find a recipe that may have jump-started life on Earth
Science Magazine New sequence of reactions could have created all four RNA bases at once 5 days
Smallest life forms have smallest working CRISPR system
PHYS.ORG An ancient group of microbes that contains some of the smallest life forms on Earth also has the smallest CRISPR gene-editing machinery discovered to date. 5 days
Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US
PHYS.ORG U.S. meteorologists say winter is looking wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing. 5 days
How to Get to Mars: 'Trailblazing' Experts Talk Red Planet Exploration
SPACE.COM Spaceflight experts talked about the romance and danger of someday traveling to Mars during a panel at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. 5 days
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ESA Operations image of the week: after years of planning and countless hours of simulations, mission teams at ESA’s mission control are ready to take flight on the long and complex... 5 days
Astrophysicist contributed into international-team efforts on study Comet 29P
PHYS.ORG Evgenij Zubko of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), in collaboration with international team members, has developed a comprehensive model to explain the results of the recent photometric study of the... 5 days
When Will We Find Planet Nine?
SPACE.COM Evidence of a big, unseen world in the extreme outer solar system continues to mount, giving astronomers more and more confidence that "Planet Nine" is real. 5 days
BepiColombo Launches This Weekend to Crack Mysteries of Mercury — and Beyond
SPACE.COM Mercury is a tiny, shrinking greyish ball of metal, an unassuming neighbor that's easy to overlook — but don't laugh off the possibility that... 5 days
Saturn V Rockets & Apollo Spacecraft
SPACE.COM To get astronauts to the moon, scientists built the largest rocket ever. 5 days
Shining light on the separation of rare earth metals
PHYS.ORG Inside smartphones and computer displays are metals known as the rare earths. Mining and purifying these metals involves waste- and energy-intense processes. Better processes are needed. Previous work has shown... 5 days
BepiColombo: Two orbiters head to mercury
PHYS.ORG Known since antiquity, Mercury has not yet delivered all its secrets. The international mission BepiColombo, scheduled to launch in the coming days, will study the planet's surface and compare its magnetic field with that of the... 5 days
Plants emit greenhouse gas nitrous oxide at substantial amounts
PHYS.ORG Nitrous oxide, or N2O, is a greenhouse gas that affects the ozone layer and the earth's climate. Until now, experts believed that microbes in the soil were largely responsible for... 5 days
How a group of school students discovered the sounds of solar storms
PHYS.ORG VIDEO ,We are now truly living in the era of big data. And it's not just companies like Facebook and YouTube that are reaping the... 5 days
How rare minerals form when meteorites slam into Earth
PHYS.ORG The discovery of a rare mineral (reidite) at the Woodleigh meteorite impact structure in Western Australia was published this week by Curtin University honours student Morgan Cox and colleagues. 5 days
Mission control ready for Mercury
PHYS.ORG Teams responsible for flying the bold BepiColombo mission to Mercury today completed the last major step in preparation for Saturday's liftoff—the final pre-launch 'dress rehearsal' at ESA's ESOC control centre in Darmstadt, Germany. 5 days
luna facility brings moon to earth Luna facility brings Moon to Earth
ESA A facility planned for ESA’s Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, will recreate the Moon’s surface on Earth. ESA project manager for strategic planning... 5 days
mission control ready for mercury Mission control ready for Mercury
ESA Teams responsible for flying the bold BepiColombo mission to Mercury today completed the last major step in preparation for Saturday’s liftoff — the final pre-launch ‘dress... 6 days
Evidence of earliest life on Earth disputed
PHYS.ORG When Australian scientists presented evidence in 2016 of life on Earth 3.7 billon years ago—pushing the record back 220 million years—it was a big deal, influencing even the search for life on Mars. 6 days
These ancient mounds may not be the earliest fossils on Earth after all
SCIENCE-NEWS A new analysis suggests that tectonics, not microbes, formed cone-shaped structures in 3.7-billion-year-old rock. 6 days
After visits with Vesta and Ceres, asteroid-exploring Dawn spacecraft is about to go dark
Science Magazine NASA mission was first to orbit two planetary bodies 6 days
School students identify sounds caused by solar storm
PHYS.ORG School students have successfully identified sounds caused by a solar storm in the Earth's magnetic shield, as part of a Queen Mary University of London research project. 6 days
Installing life support the hands-free way
PHYS.ORG Last week saw the installation of ESA's next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air into water that can then be converted into oxygen reducing supplies sent... 6 days
Plans for a modular Martian base that would provide its own radiation shielding
PHYS.ORG The idea of exploring and colonizing Mars has never been more alive than it is today. Within the next two decades, there... 6 days
installing life support the hands free way Installing life support the hands-free way
ESA This week saw the installation of ESA’s next-generation life-support system on the International Space Station. The new facility recycles carbon dioxide in the air... 6 days
key components of tree counting biomass radar cleared for space Key components of tree-counting Biomass radar cleared for space
ESA How many trees are there on Earth? ESA’s Biomass mission will perform a global forest survey, harnessing the... 6 days
NASA Wants to Send Humans to Venus, to Live in Airships Floating on Clouds
SPACE.COM But how is such a mission even possible? 6 days
scientists to debate landing site for next mars rover Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover
ASTRO WATCH Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later... 7 days
Wally Schirra: Mercury, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut
SPACE.COM Wally Schirra was an accomplished astronaut who spent time in space with three NASA programs in the 1960s. 7 days
New understanding of Mekong River incision
PHYS.ORG An international team of earth scientists has linked the establishment of the Mekong River to a period of major intensification of the Asian monsoon during the middle Miocene, about 17 million years ago, findings that supplant... 7 days
New understanding of Mekong River incision
SCIENCE DAILY An international team of earth scientists has linked the establishment of the Mekong River to a period of major intensification of the Asian monsoon during the middle Miocene, about 17 million years ago, findings that supplant... 7 days
Orionid Meteor Shower 2018: When, Where & How to See It
SPACE.COM Some of the brightest and swiftest shooting stars will bedazzle the night sky this year during the Orionid meteor shower, which will peak between Oct. 20... 7 days
Where to Land on the Red Planet? That's the Choice for Mars 2020 Rover Team.
SPACE.COM NASA's next Mars spacecraft will soon know its landing site, as scientists meet to debate the relative merits... 7 days
SwRI's Strofio will measure Mercury's 'exosphere'
PHYS.ORG The European Space Agency's BepiColombo spacecraft will launch towards Mercury carrying a unique payload designed and built at Southwest Research Institute: an instrument called Strofio, which will study Mercury's tenuous exosphere. Part of the SERENA suite... 7 days
Astronomers Discover Young Planetary System with Four Gas Giants
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a 2-million-year-old planetary system containing at least four... 7 days
NASA Wants to Send Humans to Venus, to Live in Airships Floating on Clouds
LIVE SCIENCE But how is such a mission even possible? 7 days
BepiColombo: Joint Mission to Mercury
SPACE.COM BepiColombo is a planned European-Japanese mission to Mercury. It is set to launch in 2018. 7 days
Proteins wear clothes – and understanding their fashion choices could help us treat cancer
PHYS.ORG We humans are top of the evolutionary tree, the most complex organisms that have ever lived on Earth in five... 7 days
Scientists to debate landing site for next Mars rover
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts will convene in a hotel ballroom just north of Los Angeles later this week to present, discuss and deliberate the future landing site for... 7 days
Watch BepiColombo launch
ESA Watch live as the ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury is launched on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. 7 days
NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here's why that's a brilliant idea
PHYS.ORG Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests,... 1 week
How geology tells the story of evolutionary bottlenecks and life on Earth
PHYS.ORG Evidence that catastrophic geological events could have created evolutionary bottlenecks that changed the course of life on Earth may be buried within ancient rocks... 1 week
No time to be nervous: cosmonaut shrugs off emergency landing
REUTERS Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin shrugged off on Tuesday his emergency landing last week, saying there had... 1 week
How a group of school students discovered the sounds of solar storms
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Scientists to debate landing site for next Mars rover
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How the seeds of planets take shape
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Painting cars for Mars
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Your brain on space—the overview effect
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