Space

NASA is conducting research to learn more about the long-term impact of extended human spaceflight. One experiment that just launched is contributing to this...
by NASA
9:31am
8.15.2017
A new experiment set for an Aug. 14 launch to the International Space Station will provide an unprecedented look at a rain of particles from deep space, called...
by NASA
2:15pm
8.11.2017
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When astronomers peer into the universe, what they see often exceeds the limits of human understanding. Such is the case with low-mass galaxies—galaxies a...
by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9:13am
8.11.2017
The moon’s magnetic field lasted 1 billion to 2.5 billion years longer than once thought – a finding with important implications for habitability on other...
by Rutgers University
2:09pm
8.10.2017
Theoretical astrophysicists at UCLA offer another means by which stars could have produced heavy elements: tiny black holes that came into contact with and are...
by UC San Diego
10:42am
8.7.2017
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According to one longstanding theory, our Solar System’s formation was triggered by a shock wave from an exploding supernova.
by Carnegie Science
12:17pm
8.3.2017
Top-notch engineers who have career ambition – and who are not averse to drug testing or the responsibility of top-secret security clearance – could help save...
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9:49am
8.3.2017
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The sun’s core rotates nearly four times faster than the sun’s surface, according to new findings by a team of astronomers. Scientists had assumed the core was...
by UCLA
1:39pm
8.1.2017
For the first time, NASA will use an actual space rock for an observational campaign to test NASA's network of observatories and scientists who work with...
by University of Arizona
2:09pm
7.31.2017
NASA scientists have definitively detected the chemical acrylonitrile in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan, a place that has long intrigued scientists...
by NASA
10:52am
7.31.2017
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For the first time, a team of scientists has calculated the distribution of all light energy contained within the Milky Way, which will provide new insight...
by Royal Astronomical Society
9:11am
7.31.2017
This year, on campuses around the country, more than 1,200 midshipmen enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps are learning the ancient and...
by Vanderbilt University
12:34pm
7.28.2017
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Steps forward in the search for life beyond Earth can be as simple as sending a balloon into the sky. In one of the most unique and extensive eclipse...
by NASA
9:42am
7.28.2017
Astronomers working with international teams in Chile and China have discovered 23 young galaxies, seen as they were 800 million years after the Big Bang.
by Arizona State University
1:59pm
7.27.2017
For the first time, researchers were able to detect widespread water within ancient explosive volcanic deposits on the Moon’s surface, which suggests that the...
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8:43am
7.26.2017
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We may be capable of finding microbes in space--but if we did, could we tell what they were, and that they were alive?
by CalTech
10:39am
7.21.2017
A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle. The collection bag, used by astronaut...
by Associated Press
9:07am
7.21.2017
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Research has added a new dimension to understanding life on Mars with the discovery that meteorites may be able to 'trap' evidence of Martian life.
by Monash University
9:10am
7.20.2017
Florida-based company Moon Express – one of the few participants in the Google Lunar XPrize Competition – is now setting its sights on even bigger ambitions:...
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8:30am
7.14.2017
Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot reveal a tangle of dark, veinous clouds weaving their way through a massive crimson oval. The JunoCam imager aboard NASA's...
by Jet Propulsion Laboratory
9:05am
7.13.2017
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Just like early explorers, NASA Twins Study investigators are venturing into new territory. Conducting human omics research on twin astronauts as part of the...
by NASA
10:01am
7.12.2017
The discovery of water streaks on the slopes of Mars two years ago bolstered hopes back on Earth that there could be life on Mars. But the Martian environment...
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10:00am
7.11.2017
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Rockets and spacecraft may get us to Mars, but food must nourish us on the journey. Now researchers are using the International Space Station to look at how...
by European Space Agency
1:33pm
7.7.2017
The first-ever mission to demonstrate an asteroid deflection technique for planetary defense — the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) — is moving from...
by Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
9:31am
7.7.2017
Trihydrogen, an ion discovered a century ago, makes up most of the space between the stars, and is one of the most abundant forms of matter throughout the...
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9:57am
7.6.2017
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The lakes of liquid methane on Saturn’s moon, Titan, are perfect for paddling but not for surfing. New research has found that most waves on Titan’s lakes...
by University of Texas at Austin
9:49am
7.6.2017
A group of astronomers has shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy -- which are traveling so fast that they can escape the Milky Way -- are in fact...
by University of Cambridge
1:35pm
7.5.2017
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The failure of China's Long March 5 rocket deals a rare setback to China's highly successful space program that could delay plans to bring back moon samples...
by Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press
8:58am
7.5.2017
Bromine species, and hydrogen bromide (HBr) in particular, could play an important part in the photochemistry of the lower atmosphere of Venus.
by MIPT
9:44am
6.30.2017
The online group Anonymous released a video last week in which a person behind a Guy Fawkes mask, voice distorted digitally, claims that a NASA scientist...
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2:36pm
6.27.2017
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