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progress ms 07 freighter docks with international space station Progress MS-07 Freighter Docks with International Space Station
ASTRO WATCH After spending two days catching up with the International Space Station, an automated Russian cargo freighter rendezvoused and docked with... 5 hours
NASA sees Tropical Depression Khanun sissipating in Gulf of Tonkin
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite passed over Tropical Storm Khanun after it had passed over southern China and began dissipating in the Gulf of Tonkin. 6 hours
NASA finds newly formed tropical storm lan over open waters
PHYS.ORG NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible picture of newly formed Tropical Storm Lan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. 6 hours
nasa sees hurricane ophelia lashing ireland NASA sees Hurricane Ophelia lashing Ireland
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a thermal view of the clouds in hurricane Ophelia as it lashed Ireland. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite provided a look at the rainfall that was affecting the Emerald... 6 hours
atlas v successfully launches nrol 52 mission for the national reconnaissance office Atlas V Successfully Launches NROL-52 Mission for the National Reconnaissance Office
ASTRO WATCH A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National... 7 hours
uk hopes to stay involved in copernicus post brexit UK hopes to stay involved in Copernicus post Brexit
SPACE NEWS The Oct. 13 launch of the air-pollution-monitoring satellite Sentinel 5P was a bittersweet moment for the UK space... 10 hours
sentinel 5p satellite in excellent health Sentinel-5P: satellite in excellent health
ESA Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health. 11 hours
Neutron star smash-up seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of universe
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the first time, scientists have witnessed the violent fusion of two super-dense neutron stars through shockwaves and light flashes emitted 130 million years ago, researchers... 11 hours
integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves
ESA ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by... 12 hours
sentinel 5p health satellite in excellent health Sentinel-5P: health satellite in excellent health
ESA Launched last week, Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite – the first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring the air we breathe – is in excellent health. 12 hours
esa takes the reins of the disasters charter ESA takes the reins of the Disasters Charter
ESA When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the... 12 hours
Image: Clouds over lava flows on Mars
PHYS.ORG Diffuse, water-ice clouds, a hazy sky and a light breeze. Such might have read a weather forecast for the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars on 22 November 2016, when this image was taken by... 14 hours
Australia's getting a space agency—now what?
PHYS.ORG With an Australian space agency on everyone's mind, we chatted to the European Space Agency's Director General about how we got here, what's next and why space agencies matter. 14 hours
Real-Life 'Replicants': 6 Humanoid Robots Used for Space Exploration
SPACE.COM Replicant robots in space? While these sophisticated robots are still far in the future, NASA and other space agencies already use humanoid robots to help do work in space. 14 hours
NASA satellite sees a tail of smoke over 500 miles long from California fires
PHYS.ORG NASA's Terra satellite saw a stream of smoke that extended over 500 miles from various fires raging in northern California... 15 hours
Image: Tropical Storm Khanun (South China Sea)
PHYS.ORG NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared view of Tropical Storm Khanun that showed strongest thunderstorms southeast of the center of circulation. 15 hours
Image: Hubble's compact galaxy with big-time star formation
PHYS.ORG As far as galaxies are concerned, size can be deceptive. Some of the largest galaxies in the Universe are dormant, while some dwarf galaxies, such as ESO 553-46 imaged here by the... 15 hours
Hubble Spots Twisted Cosmic Knot: NGC 2623
SCI-NEWS.COM A jaw-dropping new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures what appears to be a strange galaxy with two ‘tails,’ but... 15 hours
Image: Glorious sunrise at the start of a spacewalk
PHYS.ORG NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei exits the International Space Station on Oct. 10, 2017, for a spacewalk in this photograph taken by fellow spacewalker Randy Bresnik. 15 hours
Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
PHYS.ORG The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for... 15 hours
blue mars Blue Mars
ESA Space Science Image of the Week: A cloudy day over volcanic Mars, captured by the ExoMars orbiter 16 hours
Three-Planet System Found in Hyades Cluster
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft’s reborn K2 mission have discovered a planetary system containing at least three exoplanets, orbiting the K-type... 16 hours
sustenance from sands Sustenance from sands
ESA As the UN marks World Food Day, satellites monitor agriculture in even the most unlikely parts of the world 18 hours
Atlas V Rocket Launches New US Spy Satellite on Secret Mission
LIVE SCIENCE The NROL-52 satellite soared into orbit this morning (Oct. 14) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, which lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT... 22 hours
musk offers more technical details on bfr system Musk offers more technical details on BFR system
SPACE NEWS SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk disclosed additional technical details about his proposed BFR launch system Oct. 14, although he offered... 1 day
crash scene investigation resting place of esa s first lunar mission found Crash Scene Investigation: Resting Place of ESA’s First Lunar Mission Found
ASTRO WATCH By analyzing high-resolution images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), researchers have identified the... 1 day
NASA Researchers Reconstruct Cassini’s Dive into Saturn’s Atmosphere
SCI-NEWS.COM Analysis of science data from Cassini’s final plunge is ongoing, but NASA researchers already have a clear understanding of how... 2 days
ASRC 3D Prints Fuel Injector Prototype for RD-180 Successor
SPACE.COM ASRC of Beltsville, Md., has test fired a subscale propellant injector built via 3D printing, paving the way for a version that could support whichever engine United Launch Alliance chooses... 2 days
Ariane 6 Could Use Reusable Prometheus Engine, Designer Says
SPACE.COM Europe's upcoming Ariane 6 rocket, though designed to be expendable, could one day sport a reusable engine, according to Patrick Bonguet, head of the Ariane 6 program at ArianeGroup. 2 days
Atlas V Rocket Launches New US Spy Satellite on Secret Mission
SPACE.COM The NROL-52 satellite soared into orbit this morning (Oct. 14) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, which lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT... 2 days
progress ms 07 launches toward the international space station Progress MS-07 Launches Toward the International Space Station
ASTRO WATCH Russia’s Progress MS-07 cargo craft launched toward the International Space Station (ISS) at 4:46 a.m. EDT (08:46 GMT) Oct. 14,... 2 days
meteorite treasure hunt begins after fireball sighted in shangri la Meteorite Treasure Hunt Begins After Fireball Sighted in Shangri-La
ASTRO WATCH Scientists and collectors are arriving in the city of Shangri-La in southwest China's Yunnan Province, to search for... 2 days
How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
SCIENCE DAILY When the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites... 2 days
asteroid named after esa astronaut Asteroid Named After ESA Astronaut
ASTRO WATCH ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but “Lucaparmitano” is now back in space thanks... 2 days
on the generation of solar spicules and alfvenic waves On the Generation of Solar Spicules and Alfvenic Waves
ASTRO WATCH At any given moment, as many as 10 million wild snakes of solar material leap from the sun's... 3 days
Russian Cargo Ship Launches Fresh Food & More to Space Station
SPACE.COM After a two-day delay, robotic Russian cargo ship launched into orbit Saturday (Oct. 14) to deliver nearly 3 tons of fresh food, equipment and other supplies... 3 days
Solar research: NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
SCIENCE DAILY Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument -- short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager -- lasted... 3 days
nasa studying potential cooperation on russian lunar science missions NASA studying potential cooperation on Russian lunar science missions
SPACE NEWS NASA is in discussions about potential roles it could play on an upcoming series of Russian robotic lunar... 3 days
See Back-to-Back Rocket Launches Early Saturday: How to Watch Them Online
SPACE.COM Two rockets, one Russian and the other American, will launch on two very different missions early Saturday (Oct. 14). You can watch both online — but... 3 days
Satellite Photos of California's Devastating Wildfires (Gallery)
SPACE.COM As wildfires engulfed northern California's wine country, NASA satellites monitored the flames and smoke from space. 3 days
NASA Satellite Sees Overheated Tropical Forests Oozing with Carbon Dioxide
SPACE.COM NASA's latest carbon dioxide-mapping satellite has detected a dramatic spike in the amount of the greenhouse gas, measuring the largest annual increase Earth has seen in at least... 3 days
NASA Satellites Monitor California's Blazing Wildfires from Space
SPACE.COM As high winds and hot weather continue to fuel the wildfires in Northern California, NASA satellites are keeping an eye on the blazes from space. 3 days
rokot sends sentinel 5p satellite into orbit Rokot Sends Sentinel‑5P Satellite into Orbit
ASTRO WATCH The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. The 820 kg satellite... 3 days
fcc commissioner o rielly gives intel intelsat c band proposal a positive early review FCC commissioner O’Rielly gives Intel-Intelsat C-band proposal a positive early review
SPACE NEWS The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is still sifting through industry ideas for opening satellite-dominated... 3 days
NASA sounding rocket instrument spots signatures of long-sought small solar flares
PHYS.ORG Like most solar sounding rockets, the second flight of the FOXSI instrument - short for Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager - lasted 15 minutes, with just... 3 days
How scientists used NASA data to predict the corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse
PHYS.ORG When the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites... 3 days
fcc commissioner o rielley gives intel intelsat c band proposal a positive early review FCC commissioner O’Rielley gives Intel-Intelsat C-band proposal a positive early review
SPACE NEWS The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is still sifting through industry ideas for opening satellite-dominated... 3 days
russia s rockot delivers europe s sentinel 5p satellite to orbit Russia’s Rockot delivers Europe’s Sentinel-5P satellite to orbit
SPACE NEWS The Rockot lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 5:27 a.m. Eastern carrying the Sentinel-5P satellite. SpaceNews.com 3 days
op ed lifesaving technologies front and center in disastrous month Op-ed | Lifesaving technologies front and center in disastrous month
SPACE NEWS It’s fair to assume that technology saved lives. Supercomputers fed with hundreds of millions of data... 3 days
Europe Launches Satellite to Map Air Pollution in Unprecedented Detail
SPACE.COM The European Space Agency has launched the most advanced air pollution monitoring satellite ever built, to map the global distribution of dangerous air pollutants in unprecedented resolution. 3 days
Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
SCIENCE DAILY While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful... 3 days
Plutonium Supply for NASA Missions Faces Long-Term Challenges
SPACE.COM While NASA and the Department of Energy (DOE) have restarted production of a plutonium isotope used to power some space missions, a new report warns of challenges that could threaten its long-term... 3 days
rocket motor for ariane 6 and vega c is cast for testing Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing
ESA The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and... 3 days
Is it gonna blow? Measuring volcanic emissions from space
SCIENCE DAILY Carbon dioxide measured by a NASA satellite pinpoints sources of the gas from human and volcanic activities, which may help monitor greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. 4 days
space radiation won t stop nasa s human exploration Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
PHYS.ORG VIDEO While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful... 4 days
Satellites are giving us a commanding view of Earth's carbon cycle
PHYS.ORG The job of monitoring Earth's carbon cycle and humanity's carbon dioxide emissions is increasingly supported from above, thanks to the terabytes of data pouring down to... 4 days
Star Dust Helps Explain Mysterious Dimming Star
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers are working to understand the mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star. The astronomers report that space dust orbiting the star -- not alien megastructures -- is the likely cause of the star's long-term dimming. 4 days
revisit the launch event Revisit the launch event
ESA From ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands, watch the replay of the event to celebrate the launch of the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite, dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere 4 days
New insights from OCO-2
PHYS.ORG High-resolution satellite data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 are revealing the subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth - the ocean, land, atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems and human activities. Scientists using the first 2 1/2 years of OCO-2 data have... 4 days
Russia launches European satellite to monitor Earth's atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Russia on Friday launched a European satellite dedicated to monitoring the Earth's atmosphere, the protective layer that shields the planet from the sun's radiation, live footage from the cosmodrome showed. 4 days
Image: High winds, hot weather continue to fan California fires
PHYS.ORG Wispy cirrus clouds obscure some of the fire and smoke from the wildfires that have consumed large portions of northern California around the wine country in this latest... 4 days
Image: Dream Chaser at dawn
PHYS.ORG Dawn brings the sight of Dream Chaser, Sierra Nevada Corporation's reusable spacecraft, as it sits on the runway at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC). 4 days
Image: Hurricane Ophelia
PHYS.ORG The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured this image on 11 October 2017, when Hurricane Ophelia was about 1300 km southwest of the Azores islands and some 2000 km off the African coast. 4 days
Image: Asteroid Luca
PHYS.ORG ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has been on Earth since his mission to the International Space Station in 2013, but "Lucaparmitano" is now back in space thanks to an Italian astronomer. 4 days
air quality monitoring satellite in orbit Air quality-monitoring satellite in orbit
ESA The first Copernicus mission dedicated to monitoring our atmosphere, Sentinel‑5P, has been launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. 4 days
Europe launches sixth Sentinel Earth observation satellite
REUTERS FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe launched the sixth of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites on Friday as part of the multi-billion-euro Copernicus program... 4 days
Astronomers Discover Ring around Dwarf Planet Haumea
SCI-NEWS.COM An international research team led by astronomers from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA-CSIC) in Spain has discovered a ring around... 4 days
plesetsk russia Plesetsk, Russia
ESA Earth observation image of the week: Northeastern Russia and the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, from where the Sentinel-5P satellite is set for launch today 4 days
minor geomagnetic storms hit earth Minor Geomagnetic Storms Hit Earth
ASTRO WATCH G1 (minor) geomagnetic storms are currently in progress as Earth moves through a stream of fast-moving solar wind. In result, visible auroras are concentrated around Earth's... 4 days
spacex notches 15th falcon 9 launch in 2017 with ses 11 mission SpaceX Notches 15th Falcon 9 Launch in 2017 with SES-11 Mission
ASTRO WATCH Hot on the heels of a Falcon 9 launch on the West Coast, SpaceX... 4 days
Pollution-Tracking Satellite Launches Friday: Watch Live
SPACE.COM A European satellite built to map Earth's air like never before will launch into space early Friday, and you can watch it live online. 4 days
ring around a dwarf planet detected Ring Around a Dwarf Planet Detected
ASTRO WATCH Haumea has a narrow and dense ring orbiting the dwarf planet according to the recent observations of a stellar occultation by this dwarf planet.... 4 days
scientists discover one of the most luminous new stars ever Scientists Discover One of the Most Luminous ‘New Stars’ Ever
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have announced that they have discovered possibly the most luminous ‘new star’ ever – a... 4 days
Blue Origin Shows Interest in National Security Launches
SPACE.COM The new chief executive of Blue Origin told the National Space Council his company is in discussions about certifying its New Glenn rocket for government missions, a shift in strategy that could... 4 days
NASA Satellite Reveals Source of El Niño-Fueled Carbon Dioxide Spike
SPACE.COM NASA's OCO-2 satellite observed carbon dioxide response to one of strongest El Niños on record. 4 days
NASA Satellite Reveals Source of El Niño-Fueled Carbon Dioxide Spike
LIVE SCIENCE NASA's OCO-2 satellite observed carbon dioxide response to one of strongest El Niños on record. 4 days
Satellite Finds Hidden Upside-Down Canyon on Underside of Antarctic Ice
SPACE.COM These upside-down canyons could contribute to the melt and collapse of Antarctica's floating expanses of ice. 4 days
Inferno Down Below: Satellites Reveal Burning California Wildfires
SPACE.COM An animation of satellite images shows plumes of dense, gray smoke rising from wildfires burning in multiple locations in California. 4 days
CO2 Satellite: NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 Mission in Photos
SPACE.COM NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) will study atmospheric carbon dioxide from space. See images and photos from the carbon-hunting mission in this Space.com gallery. 4 days
Spikes in carbon emissions detected with NASA satellite
PHYS.ORG Data from a circling NASA satellite shows spikes in carbon emissions worldwide, particularly in winter, along with new insights into the rising levels of pollutants that drive global warming, researchers said Thursday. 4 days
NASA's GPM finds Ophelia strengthening in Eastern Atlantic
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Heaviest rainfall in Ophelia was found south of the center by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite as it passed overhead and analyzed the storm with radar from... 4 days
largest all electric satellite to date completes orbit raising in record time Largest all-electric satellite to date completes orbit-raising in record time
SPACE NEWS Eutelsat’s newest satellite reached its target position in the geostationary orbit this week only four months... 4 days
Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolution
SCIENCE DAILY Life on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate system, since this process regulates the uptake of carbon dioxide from... 4 days
California Wildfires Continue to Rage (Satellite Photos)
SPACE.COM Wildfires continue to burn a path of destruction through California's wine country, as two new satellite photos show. 4 days
What Role Will NASA Play in Getting Humans to Mars?
SPACE.COM What role will NASA play in getting humans to Mars, and when will the agency depend on participation from commercial companies? A top NASA official discusses the agency's... 4 days
Satellites map photosynthesis at high resolution
PHYS.ORG Life on Earth is impossible without photosynthesis. It provides food and oxygen to all higher life forms and plays an important role in the climate system, regulating the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth's... 4 days
Watching plant photosynthesis... from space
PHYS.ORG VIDEO University of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate change monitoring. 4 days
Contrasting carbon cycle responses of the tropical continents to the 2015-2016 El Nino
Science Magazine The 2015–2016 El Niño led to historically high temperatures and low precipitation over the tropics, while the growth rate of atmospheric carbon... 4 days
Influence of El Nino on atmospheric CO2 over the tropical Pacific Ocean: Findings from NASAs OCO-2 mission
Science Magazine Spaceborne observations of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 are used to... 4 days
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 early science investigations of regional carbon dioxide fluxes
Science Magazine NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission was motivated by the need to diagnose how the increasing concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is altering... 4 days
OCO-2 advances photosynthesis observation from space via solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence
Science Magazine Quantifying gross primary production (GPP) remains a major challenge in global carbon cycle research. Spaceborne monitoring of solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF), an integrative photosynthetic signal of molecular origin,... 4 days
Spaceborne detection of localized carbon dioxide sources
Science Magazine Spaceborne measurements by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) at the kilometer scale reveal distinct structures of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by known anthropogenic and natural point sources. OCO-2 transects across the Los Angeles... 4 days
Reconstructing Cassini's plunge into Saturn
SCIENCE DAILY As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its fateful dive into the upper atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, the spacecraft was live-streaming data from eight of its science instruments, along with readings from a variety of engineering systems. While... 4 days
Want to Find Giant Exoplanet? Just Look for Young Stars with Debris Disks, Say Astronomers
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study in the Astronomical... 4 days
Inferno Down Below: Satellites Reveal Burning California Wildfires
LIVE SCIENCE An animation of satellite images shows plumes of dense, gray smoke rising from wildfires burning in multiple locations in California. 4 days
ils says proton medium will compete head to head with falcon 9 ILS says Proton Medium will compete head to head with Falcon 9
SPACE NEWS International Launch Services expects its new, scaled-down variant of Proton-M to be a more direct competitor with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket than the current... 4 days
hurricane ophelia Hurricane Ophelia
ESA The Sentinel-3 satellite captured Hurricane Ophelia as it gains strength over the Atlantic Ocean 4 days
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NASA sees Hurricane Ophelia lashing Ireland
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Neutron star smash-up seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of universe
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Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
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NASA's GPM finds Ophelia strengthening in Eastern Atlantic
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Watching plant photosynthesis... from space
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New study proposes a giant, space-based solar flare shield for earth
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NASA finds heavy rainfall in developing Tropical Storm Nate
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