Space Exploration
Spacecraft successfully lands on small asteroid 186m miles from Earth  Sky News · 33 minutes
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
SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying Israeli lunar lander  CBC · 1 hour
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission... more
Japanese spacecraft touches down on distant asteroid  CBC · 1 hour
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to the... more
SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Indonesian communications satellite, an Israeli lunar lander and a U.S. Air Force smallsat launched... more
Watch SpaceX launch the first private moon landing mission (Update: Success!)  TechCrunch · 3 hours
Calling all lunatics — the first fully private moon landing mission is about to take off from Cape Canaveral. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceIL's... more
SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander  REUTERS · 3 hours
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission... more
Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid  CBC · 4 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 · 4 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
Watch SpaceX launch the first private moon landing mission  TechCrunch · 5 hours
Calling all lunatics — the first fully private moon landing mission is about to take off from Cape Canaveral. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceIL's Beresheet lander is set... more
Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft successfully lands on asteroid Ryugu - CNET  CNET · 5 hours
The Hayabusa2 probe is designed to fire a bullet at Ryugu to retrieve rocks from the asteroid's surface. more
SIRIUS Experiment to Help Create Simulators for Future Lunar Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 7 hours
The isolation experiment SIRIUS can help create a fleet of simulators for training crews for future... more
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 7 hours
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this... more
Israel set to join elite lunar club with first mission to moon  REUTERS · 7 hours
Israel's first spacecraft built to land on the moon was set for launch on Thursday from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on a... more
A Japanese spacecraft is set to shoot a bullet at an asteroid Thursday - CNET  CNET · 11 hours
JAXA's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is finally ready to collect a sample of the asteroid Ryugu. And you can... more
Israeli spacecraft aims to make history by landing on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A rocket will take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's Beresheet spacecraft, which aims to make history twice: as the first private-sector landing... more
Stellaris: Console Edition’s latest trailer breaks down its features  Windows Central · 14 hours
Get that preorder in. Stellaris is an evolution of the grand strategy genre with space exploration at its core. It features deep gameplay, a diverse selection of aliens, and emergent... more
Astronauts optimistic for ISS launch after botched flight  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague said Thursday they were ready to head into space again next month after their last launch ended in failure. more
Space crew unfazed ahead of first launch since rocket failure  REUTERS · 15 hours
Two astronauts who survived a midair rocket failure in October said on Thursday they had received... more
Japanese spacecraft attempts landing on distant asteroid  CBC · 16 hours
A Japanese spacecraft began its approach Thursday toward a distant asteroid on a mission to collect material that could provide clues to... more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 16 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
One tiny step for a nematode, one big step toward sustainable agriculture in space  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
An exciting collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Pheronym (Alachua, FL), will send... more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 20 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
Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program  REUTERS · 23 hours
NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a... more
Japanese spacecraft to attempt landing on distant asteroid  PHYS.ORG · 23 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 · 23 hours
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
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
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
Israel's First Moon Mission Set for Liftoff From Florida Thursday  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Israel's first spacecraft designed to land on the moon is set to blastoff from Florida on Thursday. more
The moon's water: Where did it come from – and where did it all go?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fragments of moon rock brought back from the lunar surface by astronauts on the Apollo space missions are... more
Roscosmos Signs New Contract on Flight of Two Space Tourists to ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Russia’s Roscosmos and US company Space Adventures have signed a new contract on the flight of two space tourists to the International Space Station... more
SpaceX gets $300 million from Defense Department - CNET  CNET · 2 days
The US Air Force awards Elon Musk's space company a grant for reconnaissance missions. more
NASA set to demonstrate X-ray communications in space  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this spring. more
Watch the historic first private mission to the Moon launch Thursday night  TechCrunch · 2 days
For the first time later this week, a privately developed moon lander will launch aboard a privately built rocket, organized by a private launch... more
Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon  THE VERGE · 3 days
On Thursday evening, SpaceX is scheduled to launch another Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, but this time, the vehicle will be carrying a payload... 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
IAU names landing site of Chinese Chang'e-4 probe on far side of the moon  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature has approved the name Statio Tianhe for the landing site... more
How Teamwork Could Make or Break NASA Mars Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew... more
Harpoon Successfully Captures Space Debris  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The RemoveDEBRIS satellite, one of the world’s first attempts to address the build-up of dangerous space debris, has successfully used its on-board harpoon-capture system in orbit.... more
Chang'e-4 Landing Site Named 'Statio Tianhe'  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The landing site of China's Chang'e-4 lunar probe has been named "Statio Tianhe" after the spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the far... more
Israel's first lunar mission to launch this week  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Israel is to launch its first moon mission this week, sending an unmanned spacecraft to collect data to be shared with NASA, organisers said Monday. more
First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon. more
Self-driving rovers explore Moroccan desert, shooting for Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Ever since the first successful landing on Mars in the 1970s, scientists have striven to deepen their knowledge of the red planet's surface. The first successful rover, the Sojourner, was deployed on... more
First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Israeli nonprofit says it'll launch what it hopes will be first private spacecraft to land on the moon this week more
Weak spots for Mission to Mars revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off problems that could make or break the Mission to Mars. more
Study of analog crews in isolation reveals weak spots for Mission to Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew members and head off... more
Scientist Rules Out Sending Cosmonauts to Fix Faulty Spektr-R Telescope in Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
A manned space mission, even if sent, will not help to fix the faulty Spektr-R space radio telescope, said Nikolai Kardashev, the director of... more
Russia Mulls Offering US Upgraded Space Vehicle for Lunar Orbit Station Supplies  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Russia is planning to offer the United States to deliver supplies to the future international lunar orbital station with the use of the modernized... more
Spacecraft Measurements Reveal Mechanism of Solar Wind Heating  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred... more
NASA planning to purchase additional Soyuz seats  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid... more
Year in space put U.S. astronaut's disease defenses on alert  CBC · 6 days
Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go... more
Chang'e-4 Probe Switches Back to Dormant Mode  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have been switched to dormant mode for the lunar night after working stably... more
Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical... more
NASA mulls buying new rides to space from Russia amid program delays  REUTERS · 6 days
NASA said on Friday it was weighing an option to buy two additional astronaut seats aboard a Russian rocket as a contingency plan against... more
Year in space put US astronaut's disease defenses on alert  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Scientists find that astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert more
In space, NASA heard astronaut's immune system scream  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nearly a year in space put astronaut Scott Kelly's immune system on high alert and changed the activity of some of his genes compared to his Earth-bound identical twin. more
In space, NASA heard astronaut's immune system scream  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Scientists find that a NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year in space had his immune system go on high alert more
Watch a satellite spear space debris with a harpoon  THE VERGE · 7 days
A British satellite in orbit around Earth has successfully tested out a particularly pointed method for cleaning up... more
Astronaut photography benefiting the planet  ESA · 7 days
When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures. They are... more
Astronaut night photography set for Earth  ESA · 7 days
When astronauts in orbit 400 km above our heads take photographs of our planet, they capture much more than pretty pictures. They are looking after... more
How NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Enriched Space Science in 15 Years  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
NASA's Opportunity rover outlived its mission lifetime by more than 14 years to become the longest lasting robot sent from Earth. more
'Mole' Deployed on the Surface of Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
It stands vertically on flat ground, ready for its historic mission. At 19:18 CET on 12 February 2019, the German Aerospace Center... more
Ultra-lightweight ceramic material withstands extreme temperatures  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. The material could be used for applications like insulating spacecraft because it can withstand the intense heat and severe temperature changes that space missions endure. more
Opportunity Rover Mission Ends  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars... more
Researchers create ultra-lightweight ceramic material that withstands extreme temperatures  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
UCLA researchers and collaborators at eight other research institutions have created an extremely light, very durable ceramic aerogel. The material could be used for applications like insulating spacecraft because it... more
Ultima Thule’s ‘Lobes’ Are Not Spherical, New Horizons Images Show  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A series of images from NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft contains important scientific information about the true... more
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Watch SpaceX launch a trio of spacecraft, including a lander bound for the Moon
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Japanese spacecraft touches down on asteroid
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Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon
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Watch a satellite spear space debris with a harpoon
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NASA's Opportunity rover, resilient Mars explorer, is officially dead - CNET
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Van Allen probes begin final phase of exploration in Earth's radiation belts
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360 Video: Curiosity rover departs Vera Rubin Ridge
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New research opportunities on International Space Station
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ESA’s Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin
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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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Better interior design might keep astronauts healthier and happier in deep space
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AI challenged to pinpoint state of drifting satellites
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SpaceX Video Shows Off Crew Dragon Access Arm for Astronauts
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GRAIL: NASA's Mission to Study the Gravity of the Moon
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Imagining a Moon base
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Preparing astronaut lunar exploration
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How did Uranus end up on its side? We've been finding out
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