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lockheed selects nec artificial intelligence software to study space data Lockheed selects NEC artificial intelligence software to study space data
SPACE NEWS Lockheed envisions many uses for artificial intelligence in space, such as being able to quickly detect... 37 minutes
Study: Loss of water in drought caused Sierra Nevada to rise
PHYS.ORG Loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (2.5 centimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015,... 4 hours
In Photos: President Trump Aims for the Moon with Space Policy Directive 1
SPACE.COM On Dec. 11, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Space Policy Directive 1, ordering NASA to return astronauts to the moon ahead... 5 hours
does new horizons next target have a moon Does New Horizons’ Next Target Have a Moon?
ASTRO WATCH Scientists were already excited to learn this summer that New Horizons’ next flyby target – a Kuiper Belt object a... 5 hours
NASA sees developing system 96W affecting central Philippines
PHYS.ORG A developing area of tropical low pressure designated System 96W was affecting the central Philippines when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead. 6 hours
Thermal 'skin' designed to maintain temperature of satellites
SCIENCE DAILY If a satellite's temperature is not maintained within its optimal range, its performance can suffer which could mean it could be harder to track wildfires or other natural disasters, your Google maps... 7 hours
Hubble Team Releases Incredible Image of Globular Cluster Messier 79
SCI-NEWS.COM This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows the globular star cluster Messier 79. Messier 79, otherwise... 7 hours
Major space mystery solved using data from student satellite
PHYS.ORG A 60-year-old mystery regarding the source of some energetic and potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts is now solved using data from a shoebox-sized satellite built and operated by... 8 hours
Mars mission sheds light on habitability of distant planets
SCIENCE DAILY Insights from NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, or MAVEN, mission about the loss of the Red Planet's atmosphere can help scientists understand the habitability of rocky planets orbiting other... 8 hours
'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule (Update)
PHYS.ORG Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. 9 hours
Mars mission sheds light on habitability of distant planets
PHYS.ORG How long might a rocky, Mars-like planet be habitable if it were orbiting a red dwarf star? It's a complex question but one that NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution... 9 hours
Why This Explosive, Mars-Like Volcanic Island Fascinates NASA
SPACE.COM Life on Mars may have looked a lot like Tonga. 9 hours
Mystery of Whale and Dolphin Strandings May Hinge on NASA Data
SPACE.COM Are huge balls of charged gas launched from the sun steering these marine animals off course? 9 hours
Humanity's Expansion into Deep Space Is Inevitable, Industry Experts Say
SPACE.COM There will be a market for humanity's expansion beyond Earth orbit, industry experts said — but none of them can predict what form that market will take. 9 hours
Icy Images: Antarctica Will Amaze You in Incredible Aerial Views
LIVE SCIENCE NASA's Operation IceBridge continues to snap gorgeous images of the planet's chilly bottom, revealing the beauty and dynamics of Antarctica's expansive ice. 9 hours
Spy satellites are revealing Afghanistan’s lost empires
Science Magazine U.S.-Afghan partnership identifies thousands of archaeological sites, a first step toward protecting them 10 hours
'Mannequin Skywalker' rides Blue Origin's new crew capsule
PHYS.ORG Blue Origin's 'Mannequin Skywalker' has rocketed almost all the way to space, just in time for the new Star Wars movie. 10 hours
T-Mobile unveils plans for US pay TV service
PHYS.ORG US wireless carrier T-Mobile said Wednesday it would launch a pay TV service in 2018, aiming to disrupt the dominant cable and satellite providers. 10 hours
Researchers design thermal 'skin' to maintain temperature of satellites
PHYS.ORG Think keeping your coffee warm is important? Try satellites. If a satellite's temperature is not maintained within its optimal range, its performance can suffer which could mean it could be... 12 hours
Air pollution project harnesses the power of backyard science enthusiasts
PHYS.ORG Right now, a handful of motivated Fort Collins citizens are doing something a little out of the ordinary. They're collecting cutting-edge scientific data from their backyards that may... 12 hours
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ESA Explore the stars in our galactic neighbour, the Large Magellanic Cloud, as viewed by ESA’s Gaia satellite 13 hours
Seven Earth-sized planets entered the spotlight this year
SCIENCE-NEWS The discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single cool star fuels a debate over what counts as good news in the search for life outside the solar system. 13 hours
A quantum communications satellite proved its potential in 2017
SCIENCE-NEWS Quantum communication through space is now possible, putting the quantum internet within closer reach. 13 hours
Using satellites to improve crop yield estimates
PHYS.ORG A team that includes a graduate student who received his Ph.D. on Sunday from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has taken a major step toward developing a satellite-based tool to improve crop... 14 hours
Space Station Crew Returns to Earth Tonight: How to Watch Live
SPACE.COM Three space travelers will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) tonight after a six-month stay aboard the orbiting laboratory. 14 hours
NASA biology experiments are space station-bound
PHYS.ORG Several bioscience experiments developed at NASA's Ames Research Center, in California's Silicon Valley are about to launch to the International Space Station on SpaceX's 13th commercial resupply services mission for NASA 14 hours
Image: 3-D-printed satellite imager design
PHYS.ORG Weirdly organic in appearance, this prototype is the first outcome of an ESA project to develop, manufacture and demonstrate an optical instrument for space with 3D printing. 14 hours
Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity
PHYS.ORG If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out... 15 hours
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ESA Rewatch the liftoff of Galileo satellites 19–22 by Ariane 5 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on 12 December 16 hours
New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA
PHYS.ORG The world's newest island—formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago—may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said... 18 hours
Ariane 5 rocket puts European GPS satellites into orbit (Update)
PHYS.ORG An Ariane 5 rocket put four GPS satellites into orbit on Tuesday for Europe's Galileo navigation project, Arianespace said. 18 hours
ariane 5 launches four galileo satellites in year end arianespace mission Ariane 5 launches four Galileo satellites in year-end Arianespace mission
SPACE NEWS Arianespace performed its eleventh and final launch of the year today, sending four Galileo European navigation... 22 hours
SpaceX Rocket Launch for NASA Delayed to Friday for Extra Inspections
SPACE.COM SpaceX has again pushed back the launch of a used Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule filled with NASA cargo — this time to no earlier... 1 day
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ESA Europe has four more Galileo navigation satellites in the sky following their launch on an Ariane 5 rocket. After today’s... 1 day
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ESA Technology image of the week: Prototype for a 3D-printed satellite camera 1 day
'Rocket Science' Book Launches Kids Through Fundamentals of Space
SPACE.COM As I read the beautifully illustrated "Rocket Science" by aerospace engineer Andrew Rader and illustrator Galen Frazer, I couldn't help thinking how much our understanding of space has changed since... 1 day
trump policy directive makes moon nasa s official goal for human exploration Trump Policy Directive Makes Moon NASA’s Official Goal for Human Exploration
ASTRO WATCH In a brief but pointed Dec. 11, 2017, ceremony at the White House, President... 1 day
ruag space lands contract extension to develop crucial parts for galileo satellites RUAG Space Lands Contract Extension to Develop Crucial Parts for Galileo Satellites
ASTRO WATCH OHB System AG, the prime contractor for Europe’s Galileo navigation satellites, has extended its contract with RUAG Space to produce 12 additional Control and... 1 day
juno spacecraft probes the depths of jupiter s great red spot Juno Spacecraft Probes the Depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
ASTRO WATCH Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in... 1 day
Bright areas on Ceres suggest geologic activity
SCIENCE DAILY If you could fly aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft, the surface of dwarf planet Ceres would generally look quite dark, but with notable exceptions. These exceptions are the hundreds of bright areas that stand out... 1 day
Jupiter’s massive Great Red Spot is at least 350 kilometers deep
SCIENCE-NEWS NASA’s Juno spacecraft has measured the depth of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot for the first time. 1 day
Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites
PHYS.ORG An Ariane 5 rocket took off from the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana on Tuesday, taking with it four satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation project, Arianespace said. 1 day
Hubble's celestial snow globe
PHYS.ORG It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. 1 day
Does New Horizons' next target have a moon?
PHYS.ORG Scientists were already excited to learn this summer that New Horizons' next flyby target – a Kuiper Belt object a billion miles past Pluto – might be either peanut-shaped or even two... 1 day
fcc begins approval of orbital atk satellite servicing mission for intelsat 901 FCC begins approval of Orbital ATK satellite-servicing mission for Intelsat-901
SPACE NEWS The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Dec. 5 okayed the first part of a satellite-servicing mission... 1 day
Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error
PHYS.ORG Russia's space agency on Tuesday blamed a failed satellite launch from its new cosmodrome on a programming error, prompting an angry response from the deputy prime minister in charge of... 1 day
Suomi NPP satellite provides copious information on California's fires
PHYS.ORG The Thomas fire, the fifth largest in California's history, continues to creep towards Montecito and Santa Barbara, and is currently 234,200 acres in size. That is about 4,200 acres larger... 1 day
NASA analyzes short-lived Bay of Bengal cyclone
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA analyzed the rainfall generated by short-lived Tropical Cyclone 04B that formed and faded over a day in the Bay of Bengal. 1 day
Europe moves closer to own satnav system with latest Galileo launch
REUTERS BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe launched four more Galileo satellites on Tuesday, taking the number... 1 day
Ariane 5 Rocket Launches 4 More Satellites for Europe's GPS Network
SPACE.COM A European Ariane 5 rocket shot skyward from the small South American country of French Guiana this afternoon carrying four navigation satellites for the European Space... 1 day
NASA Seeks Proposals for Space Resources Technologies
SPACE.COM NASA is seeking proposals for studies and technology development efforts related to the use of space resources, particularly as they apply to future human missions to the moon and Mars. 1 day
Mystery of Whale and Dolphin Strandings May Hinge on NASA Data
LIVE SCIENCE Are huge balls of charged gas launched from the sun steering these marine animals off course? 1 day
SpaceX Will Launch Its Most Reused Rocket Yet on Wednesday: Watch It Live
SPACE.COM SpaceX will launch a cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday (Dec. 13) in what will be another leap forward... 1 day
NASA’s Juno Orbiter Explores Depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
SCI-NEWS.COM Data collected by Juno during its first pass over Jupiter’s mysterious, roiling storm called the Great... 1 day
SpaceX delivery delayed a day; First reused rocket for NASA
PHYS.ORG SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station for at least a day. 1 day
Don't mix business with pleasure
PHYS.ORG In working life it's now almost expected that employees answer work-related emails after hours, or take their laptops with them on holiday. But the blurring of boundaries between work and personal life can affect people's sense of well-being... 1 day
Why This Explosive, Mars-Like Volcanic Island Fascinates NASA
LIVE SCIENCE Life on Mars may have looked a lot like Tonga. 1 day
Trump's Moon Directive Earns Praise from NASA, Others
SPACE.COM President Donald Trump signed his first space policy directive for NASA, ordering a return to the moon in order to send astronauts to Mars and beyond. Here's what NASA and more have... 2 days
Trump Formally Establishes Lunar Landing Goal, But Without Details
SPACE.COM President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon, but provided no information on schedules or budgets for such an initiative. 2 days
Juno probes the depths of Jupiter's great red spot
PHYS.ORG Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds. Other revelations... 2 days
rocket lab scrubs electron launch after last second abort Rocket Lab scrubs Electron launch after last-second abort
SPACE NEWS Rocket Lab scrubbed a launch of its Electron small launch vehicle Dec. 11 after an abort just two seconds before... 2 days
Cassini may be dead, but a new era of Saturn science has just begun
PHYS.ORG NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn may have came to a fiery end in September, but observations made by the spacecraft... 2 days
president trump to sign space directive monday President Trump to sign space directive Monday
SPACE NEWS President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that... 2 days
SpaceX Delays Launch of Used Rocket for NASA Cargo Delivery Mission
SPACE.COM SpaceX has delayed the launch of its next cargo delivery mission for NASA by 24 hours to allow time for additional system checks, the company announced... 2 days
Rocket Lab Aborts Test Launch Seconds Before Liftoff
SPACE.COM The private spaceflight company Rocket Lab aborted a scheduled test launch of its small-scale Electron rocket today (Dec. 11), just 2 seconds before liftoff. 2 days
Space Shuttle: The First Reusable Spacecraft
SPACE.COM America's space shuttles were NASA's orbital workhorses. 2 days
nasa sees equivalent risk of flying reused spacex booster NASA sees “equivalent risk” of flying reused SpaceX booster
SPACE NEWS On the eve of the first launch of a reused Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 with a... 2 days
Endeavour: NASA's Youngest Shuttle
SPACE.COM Endeavour was the final addition to NASA's space shuttle fleet. 2 days
President Trump Directs NASA to Return to the Moon, Then Aim for Mars
SPACE.COM President Donald Trump signed his administration's first space policy directive today (Dec. 11), which formally directs NASA to focus on returning humans... 2 days
Cosmic Photobomb! Monster Black Holes Turn Up in New View of Andromeda Galaxy
SPACE.COM A stunning new view of the Andromeda galaxy reveals an unexpected pair of supermassive black holes that researchers say are in close... 2 days
Discovery: NASA's Busiest Shuttle
SPACE.COM The space shuttle Discovery flew 39 times into space, more than any spacecraft. 2 days
trump formally establishes lunar landing goal but without details Trump formally establishes lunar landing goal, but without details
SPACE NEWS President Donald Trump signed an order Dec. 11 formally directing NASA to send humans back to the moon,... 2 days
World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory
PHYS.ORG The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe, according to a... 2 days
cold suns warm exoplanets and methane blankets Cold Suns, Warm Exoplanets and Methane Blankets
ASTRO WATCH Somewhere in our galaxy, an exoplanet is probably orbiting a star that’s colder than our sun, but instead of freezing solid, the... 2 days
Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon
PHYS.ORG US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time in decades, a move he said would help prepare for a future Mars trip. 2 days
Want a Martian-Brewed Beer? Americans Are Up in the Air
SPACE.COM Budweiser will send barley seeds into space on a SpaceX rocket Tuesday (Dec. 12) to determine if it's possible to make beer on Mars. Yet a new poll... 2 days
president trump signs space policy directive ordering nasa to send humans to the moon President Trump signs space policy directive ordering NASA to send humans to the Moon
SPACE NEWS President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his... 2 days
SpaceX launching recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA
PHYS.ORG Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level. 2 days
Scientists unveil new satellite-based global drought severity index
PHYS.ORG Just in time for the holidays, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions are rolling out a new satellite-based drought severity index for climate watchers worldwide. 2 days
No NASA Jitters Ahead of SpaceX's Used-Rocket Launch to Space Station Tuesday
SPACE.COM SpaceX is launching a used rocked and used spacecraft tomorrow (Dec. 12) — a first for the company, and a milestone in its quest... 2 days
World-first uses satellites, ocean models to explain Antarctic seafloor biodiversity
SCIENCE DAILY In a world-first, a research team has used data collected by satellites and an ocean model to explain and predict biodiversity on the Antarctic seafloor. 2 days
NASA shows new Tongan island made of tuff stuff, likely to persist years
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In late December 2014, a submarine volcano in the South Pacific Kingdom of Tonga erupted, sending a violent stream of steam, ash... 2 days
Astrobiologist's visionary model builds on the legacy of Carl Sagan's explanation for the 'faint young Sun paradox'
PHYS.ORG Somewhere in our galaxy, an exoplanet is probably orbiting a star that's colder than... 2 days
World-first uses satellites and ocean models to explain Antarctic seafloor biodiversity
PHYS.ORG In a world-first, a research team of Australian and international scientists has used data collected by satellites and an ocean model to explain and predict biodiversity... 2 days
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ESA Discover how satellites can help us understand the role of oceans in regulating carbon dioxide – the most import human-made greenhouse gas responsible for global warming 2 days
President Trump to Sign Space Policy Directive Today
SPACE.COM President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that may formally direct NASA to send humans back to the... 3 days
In-Space Manufacturing Is About to Get a Big Test
SPACE.COM A small, privately built machine designed to make optical fiber is launching toward the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule tomorrow (Dec. 12). 3 days
New satellite imagery reveals new highest Antarctic Peninsula Mountain
PHYS.ORG Cartographers surveying Antarctica have discovered Mt Hope is the tallest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT) at 3,239 m (10,654 ft) above sea level. Until now, maps showed Mt... 3 days
Hubble frames an explosive galaxy
PHYS.ORG Don't be fooled! The cosmic swirl of stars in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image may seem tranquil and unassuming, but this spiral galaxy, known as ESO 580-49, actually displays some explosive tendencies. 3 days
NASA airborne science team surveys California fires
PHYS.ORG A team of NASA scientists is using a high-altitude aircraft and a sophisticated imaging spectrometer built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to study environmental impacts caused by the devastating Southern California... 3 days
Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight
PHYS.ORG Europe's next four Galileo navigation satellites are in place atop their Ariane 5, ready to be launched next Tuesday. 3 days
Image: The moon in 1992
PHYS.ORG The moon was a focal point for NASA in 2017, whether it was blocking out the sun during one of the most-viewed events in U.S. history, or reinvigorating the agency's human space exploration plans. But the moon has... 3 days
president to sign space policy directive monday President to sign space policy directive Monday
SPACE NEWS President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign his administration’s first space policy directive in a White House ceremony Dec. 11, one that... 3 days
Hubble Observes Galaxy Cluster Abell 2163
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking image of a rich cluster of galaxies called Abell 2163. Abell 2163 is approximately 3... 3 days
Rocket Lab to Attempt Second Test Launch: How to Watch
SPACE.COM The small-rocket startup Rocket Lab will attempt to launch its first customer payloads into orbit from its private launch facility in New Zealand. 3 days
Watch Live Now: Rocket Lab to Attempt Second Test Launch
SPACE.COM The small-rocket startup Rocket Lab will attempt to launch its first customer payloads into orbit from its private launch facility in New Zealand. 3 days
minor geomagnetic storm may hit earth on december 11 12 Minor Geomagnetic Storm May Hit Earth on December 11-12
ASTRO WATCH A G1-class (minor) geomagnetic storm may hit the Earth on Monday or Tuesday, according to National Oceanic and... 3 days
chinese long march 3b launches algeria s first telecom satellite Chinese Long March 3B launches Algeria’s first telecom satellite
SPACE NEWS China Great Wall Industry Corp. launched Algeria’s first telecommunications satellite, Alcomsat-1, aboard a Long March 3B rocket at... 3 days
china launches algerian communications satellite atop long march 3b China Launches Algerian Communications Satellite Atop Long March 3B
ASTRO WATCH China successfully launched on Sunday, December 10, a Long March 3B rocket with the first Algerian geostationary communications... 3 days
What NASA's Mock Space Missions Tell Us About the Need for Martian Law
SPACE.COM Six people recently returned from an eight-month long isolation experiment to test human endurance for long-term space missions. 4 days
NASA analyzes short-lived Bay of Bengal cyclone
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NASA shows new Tongan island made of tuff stuff, likely to persist years
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Tuesday Will Mark SpaceX's 1st Launch from Complex 40 Since Fiery Explosion
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Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday’s flight
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Can data save dolphins? How scientists are using NASA data to study link between solar storms and animal beachings
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