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NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station  REUTERS · 6 hours
NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test... more
NASA gives go-ahead for SpaceX commercial crew test flight  SPACE NEWS · 7 hours
NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew... more
Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight (Update)  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reached space for a second time in a test flight over California on Friday, climbing higher and faster than before while also carrying a... more
Air Force Awards $739 Million Launch Service Contracts  ASTRO WATCH · 8 hours
The United States Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), in partnership with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), awarded... more
Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California. more
NASA-NOAA satellite provides wide view of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
When you look at a Tropical Cyclone Oma from space, you'll get a sense of its massive size. While orbiting the Earth, NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a look at... more
NASA-NOAA satellite analyzes Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 12 hours
Typhoon Wutip was impacting the Federated States of Micronesia in the Southern Pacific Ocean when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and analyzed the storm in infrared light. more
Earth’s Hydrogen Geocorona Extends Well Beyond Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 13 hours
Recent observations from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the Earth’s hydrogen envelope reaches up to 391,500 miles (630,000... more
Why It'll Take Israel's Lunar Lander 8 Weeks to Get to the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 14 hours
An Israeli moon lander just took to the skies, but we'll all have to wait nearly two months for its historic touchdown... more
An exoplanet with an 11-hour orbit  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was launched on April 18 of last year with the primary objective of discovering transiting planets smaller than Neptune around stars bright enough for spectroscopic investigations of their masses and... more
LO­FAR Ra­dio Tele­scope Re­veals Secrets of Solar Storms  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major... more
Western Sicily  ESA · 20 hours
Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over western Sicily and the islands of Favignana and Levanzo in Italy more
Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
An Israeli spacecraft rocketed toward the moon for the country's first attempted lunar landing, following a launch Thursday night by SpaceX. more
SpaceX launches satellites, moon mission on Falcon 9  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Indonesian communications satellite, an Israeli lunar lander and a U.S. Air Force smallsat launched... more
SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel's first lunar lander  REUTERS · 1 day
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission... more
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this... more
Research creates DNA-like molecule to aid search for alien life  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In a research breakthrough funded by NASA, scientists have synthesized a molecular system that, like DNA, can store and transmit information. This unprecedented feat suggests there could be... more
Russian rocket launches Egyptian telecom satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Russia successfully launched an Egyptian telecommunications satellite on Thursday, the Russian space agency Roskosmos announced. more
A ‘New Chapter’ in Government Procurement of Satellite Solutions  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
At the end of 2018, division chief Clare Grason and her entire satellite communications team at the Defense... more
Spotting slavery from space, and using iPads for communication disorders  Science Magazine · 1 day
On this week’s show: We go to the AAAS annual meeting to talk communication disorders, we use satellites to spy on modern slavery, and we read a book... more
NASA infrared image shows powerful center of Typhoon Wutip  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a look at the temperatures in Tropical Cyclone Wutip as it threatens Chuuk and Yap States in the Southern Pacific Ocean. Wutip has strengthened into a... more
NASA takes an infrared analysis of Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
An infrared look by NASA's Aqua satellite revealed where the strongest storms were located within the Southern Pacific Ocean's Tropical Cyclone Oma. more
Israeli spacecraft aims to make history by landing on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
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
Our Atmosphere Is So Big It Tickles the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The wispy outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere extend much deeper into space than scientists realized -- deep enough that the moon orbits through it. more
Tiny Neptune moon spotted by Hubble may have broken from larger moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for... more
Habitable Zone Planet Finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new astronomical spectrograph provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid... more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. more
700,000 submunitions demilitarized by Sandia-designed robotics system  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
More than 700,000 Multiple Launch Rocket System submunitions have been demilitarized since the Army started using an automated nine-robot system conceptualized, built and programmed by Sandia National Laboratories engineers. more
Space crew unfazed ahead of first launch since rocket failure  REUTERS · 2 days
Two astronauts who survived a midair rocket failure in October said on Thursday they had received... more
Habitable zone planet finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing... more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
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
Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling. more
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars  ESA · 2 days
These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that... more
Exclusive: SpaceX, Boeing design risks threaten new delays for U.S. space program  REUTERS · 2 days
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
In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a... more
Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close. more
NASA finds Tropical Cyclone Wutip organizing  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Depression 02W has organized and strengthened into a tropical storm. more
NASA-NOAA satellite looks at large-eyed Tropical Cyclone Oma  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma is a large hurricane with a big eye. The storm appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean. more
Ingredients for water could be made on surface of moon, a chemical factory  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When a stream of charged particles known as the solar wind careens onto the Moon's surface at 450 kilometers per second (or... more
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
ESA's proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by performing a flyby of another asteroid during the mission's three-year flight. more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on... more
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond  ESA · 3 days
The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice... more
Close encounters: planning for extra Hera flyby  ESA · 3 days
ESA’s proposed Hera mission will already visit two asteroids: the Didymos binary pair. The Hera team hopes to boost that number by... more
Mars Weather: Daily Reports from NASA’s InSight Lander  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2019, NASA’s InSight lander will provide a daily report of atmospheric weather conditions on Mars. This... more
InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
No matter how cold your winter has been, it's probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public... more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of... more
Russia Developing Unmanned Tourist 'Space Yacht' for Near-Earth Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The development of a "space yacht" capable of taking off from ordinary airfields to deliver tourists to near-earth... more
And now for the weather on Mars, courtesy of new NASA lander  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
And now for the weather on Mars: NASA's newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet's frigid winter. more
Researchers spy signs of slavery from space  Science Magazine · 3 days
A surge in satellite data and artificial intelligence helps guide enforcement on the ground more
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of regions with intense magnetic fields on the Sun. Unlike those living on Earth, these... more
A NASA infrared look at Tropical Depression 02W, warnings posted  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Depression 02W formed in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on February 19 and the National Weather Service in Guam has issued warnings for Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap States.... more
NASA set to demonstrate X-ray communications in space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this spring. more
NASA-NOAA satellite sees powerful Tropical Cyclone Oma affecting New Caledonia  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Tropical Cyclone Oma appeared well-organized on satellite imagery as it moved through the Southern Pacific Ocean, just northwest of New Caledonia. more
Getting to Mars may happen only if we can grow food in space  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Decades after the last human set foot on the moon, NASA is contemplating setting up a permanent base there or sending astronauts... more
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies. more
Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Sculpted by Stress  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in... more
First results  ESA · 4 days
The calibration, validation and science results for ESA’s Aeolus wind mission to be presented at a workshop on 26–29 March. Registration closes 25 February more
Rosetta's comet sculpted by stress  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Feeling stressed? You're not alone. ESA's Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in sculpting the comet's surface and interior following its formation. more
Interactive space simulation for nanosatellites  ESA · 4 days
Pioneer partner Open Cosmos are taking mission development to a new dimension, using a virtual reality-like simulation that replicates life in orbit for space technologies. more
How Teamwork Could Make or Break NASA Mars Mission  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Northwestern University researchers are developing a predictive model to help NASA anticipate conflicts and communication breakdowns among crew... more
UK jump-starts OneWeb-ESA program with $23 million pledge  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
The multiyear investment begins with 18-month contract worth few million pounds. SpaceNews.com more
Harpoon Successfully Captures Space Debris  ASTRO WATCH · 4 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
Israel's first lunar mission to launch this week  PHYS.ORG · 5 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
Rosetta’s comet sculpted by stress  ESA · 5 days
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in... more
Energetic particles can bombard exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
TRAPPIST-1 is a system of seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star about 120 light-years away. The star, and hence its system of planets, is thought to be between five-to-ten billion years old, up to twice as... more
LeoStella looks for more customers as it opens satellite factory  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
As LeoStella inaugurated the factory that will be used to produce a series of Earth imaging... more
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Has Its Third, Overhead Look on China's Chang'e-4 Probe  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Just after midnight (UTC) on February 1, 2019, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) passed nearly overhead the Chang'e 4 landing site. From an altitude... more
Weak spots for Mission to Mars revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 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 · 5 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 · 5 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
Taiwan to Launch Satellites, Land One on the Moon  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Taiwan is planning to put a satellite in the moon’s orbit and eventually land it using its onboard... more
Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of... more
Russia Mulls Offering US Upgraded Space Vehicle for Lunar Orbit Station Supplies  ASTRO WATCH · 6 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
Is GSLV Mk III Fully Ready to Launch Heavy Satellites from India?  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
ISRO's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) is capable of launching four-tonne satellites in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). The rocket is... more
NASA planning to purchase additional Soyuz seats  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
NASA is considering buying two additional seats on Soyuz spacecraft to ensure a continued American presence on the International Space Station amid... more
NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Gelena's post-tropical transition  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Tropical cyclones can become post-tropical before they dissipate, meaning they can become sub-tropical, extra-tropical or a remnant low pressure area.  As Tropical Cyclone Gelena transitioned into a subtropical storm, NASA's Aqua satellite provided a... more
NASA Resumes RS-25 Testing for New Space Launch System  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
NASA resumed RS-25 rocket engine testing for its new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket with a Feb. 13... more
Chang'e-4 Probe Switches Back to Dormant Mode  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
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
Space junk harpooned like whale in orbit-cleanup test  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A harpoon flung from a satellite has successfully captured a piece of pretend space junk, like a whale. more
Astronomers Discover Large Stream of Stars in Solar Neighborhood  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a large stellar stream that is currently traversing the immediate solar... more
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