Space

The astrophysicist gave humanity its theory of how the stars of the universe work. In return, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar was honored with the National Medical...
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3:10pm
10.19.2017
A study confirms the existence of a large open lava tube in the Marius Hills region of the moon, which could be used to protect astronauts from hazardous...
by Purdue University
11:03am
10.19.2017
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Research by planetary scientists finds that periodic melting of ice sheets on a cold early Mars would have created enough water to carve the ancient valleys...
by Brown University
9:38am
10.18.2017
Any time over the next six months, a Chinese space station will plummet out of orbit to a hard landing somewhere on Earth. The Tiangong-1 (“Temple of Heaven”)...
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10:08am
10.17.2017
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...
by NASA
9:58am
10.17.2017
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First came the burst of gamma rays. Then came the detection of the gravitational waves, the ripples in space-time from a massive collision millions of light-...
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2:48pm
10.16.2017
Titan, the largest of Saturn's more than 60 moons, has surprisingly intense rainstorms, according to research by a team of UCLA planetary scientists and...
by UCLA
9:25am
10.16.2017
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The quest to discover how planets found in the far reaches of the universe are born has taken a new, crucial twist.
by University of Exeter
2:51pm
10.13.2017
A devourer of worlds lurks around 350 light-years away. According to a recent study comparing the chemical composition of a pair of sunlike stars, one of the...
by Simons Foundation
2:28pm
10.12.2017
NASA is using an asteroid’s close flyby to test Earth’s warning network for incoming space rocks. The small asteroid was on track to pass within 27,200 miles (...
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
8:59am
10.12.2017
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Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a recent study tells a different story.
by Purdue University
9:07am
10.11.2017
One of the most mysterious stellar objects may be revealing some of its secrets at last. Called KIC 8462852, also known as Boyajian's Star, or Tabby's Star,...
by NASA/JPL
2:57pm
10.6.2017
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Seated before the grounded space shuttle Discovery, a constellation of Trump administration officials used soaring rhetoric to vow to send Americans back to...
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
8:52am
10.6.2017
Scientists have long assumed that all the planets in our solar system look the same beneath the surface, but a study published in Geology yesterday tells a...
by Purdue University
9:46am
10.5.2017
An international team of astronomers has found faint traces of the chemical compound Freon-40 (CH3Cl), an organohalogen, around both an infant star and a comet...
by University of Cologne
2:23pm
10.4.2017
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Six decades after Sputnik, a refined version of the rocket that put the first artificial satellite in orbit remains the mainstay of Russia’s space program — a...
by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press
9:46am
10.4.2017
A long-running effort to build one of the world’s largest telescopes on a mountain sacred to Native Hawaiians is moving forward after a key approval Thursday,...
by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, AP
2:28pm
9.29.2017
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Building a strategic capability for advancing and sustaining human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon will require the best from NASA, interested...
by NASA
9:01am
9.29.2017
The detection of gravitational waves confirmed some of humanity’s most advanced theories about the universe early last year. Now the fourth such collision of...
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10:10am
9.28.2017
Analyzing a mixture of earth samples and meteorites, scientists from the University of Bristol have shed new light on the sequence of events that led to the...
by University of Bristol
2:25pm
9.27.2017
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An asteroid first discovered more than a decade ago by the UA's Spacewatch program turns out to actually consist of two asteroids orbiting each other and...
by University of Arizona
9:22am
9.27.2017
Australia announced on Monday it will create its own space agency to increase its share of the $330 billion space economy. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said...
by Associated Press
2:06pm
9.25.2017
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Fifty years ago, scientists discovered that the Earth is occasionally hit by cosmic rays of enormous energies. Since then, they have argued about the source of...
by University of Chicago
1:49pm
9.22.2017
A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of...
by NASA
9:05am
9.15.2017
A new study maps the trace concentrations of water implanted in the lunar soil by the solar wind, a water source that could be used as resource in future lunar...
by Brown University
2:45pm
9.14.2017
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Adapting to the microgravity environment of space changes the way your brain interprets sensory signals, decreases muscle strength and alters cardiovascular...
by NASA
9:32am
9.14.2017
NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer returned to Earth on Sept. 2 after spending months on the International Space Station as part of Expedition 50/...
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3:08pm
9.11.2017
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The farthest record of Earth and humanity is approximately 13 billion miles from our planet, traveling out of the solar system on its way toward the unknown,...
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9:54am
9.6.2017
Boron has been discovered on Mars, a clue to the potential development of both RNA and life, on the red planet. The discovery of the fifth element was made by...
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3:13pm
9.5.2017
As humanity plans to soar out among the stars into the vast distances of space, the health effects of leaving the cradle of Earth continue to show consequences...
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10:13am
8.30.2017
Armchair astronomers have helped scientists discover land forms known as "spiders" on parts of Mars where they were previously thought not to exist
by University of Oxford
9:10am
8.30.2017
A long-standing but unproven assumption about the X-ray spectra of black holes in space has been contradicted by hands-on experiments performed at Sandia...
by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories
3:13pm
8.28.2017
Just two days before Space X would successfully launch and re-land another reusable spaceflight system, CEO Elon Musk revealed a sneak peak of future astronaut...
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10:05am
8.25.2017
Dragonfly, a New Frontiers-class mission concept, would use an instrumented, radioisotope-powered, dual-quadcopter to explore potential habitable sites where...
by Johns Hopkins University
2:36pm
8.24.2017
Mark Ballora, professor of music technology at Pennsylvania State University, is changing the way researchers interpret scientific data by transforming...
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@LabEquipment
2:13pm
8.24.2017
Imagine you're on your way to Mars, and you lose a crucial tool during a spacewalk. Not to worry, you'll simply re-enter your spacecraft and use some...
by American Chemical Society
1:40pm
8.22.2017
Researchers have managed to demonstrate "diamond showers" forming in the ice giants of our solar system. Using an ultra-strong X-ray laser, they simulated the...
by Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
9:51am
8.22.2017
With yesterday's solar eclipse now in our rear view, let's take a look at some of the most stunning photos to come out of the historic event.
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9:34am
8.22.2017
When most people think of archaeology, images of bones, ancient artifacts, and dig sites come to mind. But researchers are taking a new approach to archaeology...
by Laura Panjwani, Editor, R&D Magazine
9:44am
8.17.2017
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
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
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
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