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SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
2:45pm
12.15.2017
A 60-year-old mystery about the source of energetic, potentially damaging particles in Earth's radiation belts has been solved using data from a shoebox-sized...
by NSF
9:08am
12.15.2017
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The cosmos are so vast the human eye has come to rely on an increasingly diverse toolbox of telescopes and spacecraft and computers to look farther out into...
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2:17pm
12.14.2017
The total eclipse that blocked the sun’s direct light for more than two minutes in a narrow swath across the United States was anticipated to have temporary...
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9:56am
12.13.2017
When a meteor comes hurtling toward Earth, the high-pressure air in front of it seeps into its pores and cracks, pushing the body of the meteor apart and...
by Purdue University
1:14pm
12.12.2017
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President Trump signed a policy directed Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to “refocus America’s space program on human...
by Associated Press
1:09pm
12.12.2017
Black holes are famous for their muscle: an intense gravitational pull known to gobble up entire stars and launch streams of matter into space at almost the...
by University of Florida
9:00am
12.12.2017
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A supermassive black hole, with the staggering mass of 800 million of our suns, is a new discovery described in the latest issue of Nature. The quasar J1342+...
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3:02pm
12.6.2017
ESPRESSO has achieved first light on ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in northern Chile. This new, third-generation echelle spectrograph...
by European Southern Observatory
9:47am
12.6.2017
If you tried to start a car that's been sitting in a garage for decades, you might not expect the engine to respond. But a set of thrusters aboard the Voyager...
by NASA
2:18pm
12.5.2017
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Jupiter’s moon Europa could have subduction zones, a new study shows, which could supply chemical food for life to a subsurface ocean.
by Brown University
1:56pm
12.4.2017
Nonprofit research and development company Draper has created a system that could be incorporated into astronauts’ space suits to help guide them back to a...
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12:02pm
12.4.2017
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The detection of gravitational waves has given astronomers a new way of looking at the universe, and a new study shows how these ripples in the fabric of...
by Brown University
9:16am
12.1.2017
In just a few years, NASA's next Mars rover mission will be flying to the Red Planet. At a glance, it looks a lot like its predecessor, the Curiosity Mars...
by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
9:30am
11.29.2017
Living bacteria have been on the outer surface of the International Space Station, a Russian cosmonaut has reportedly claimed to Russian state media. NASA...
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10:01am
11.28.2017
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Budweiser has announced it will send thousands of its barley seeds aboard the SpaceX CRS-13 rocket on Dec. 4, with the intention of testing how they grow in...
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10:37am
11.27.2017
A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand — not water. Monday’s news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated that lines...
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
8:57am
11.21.2017
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Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside our solar system with surface temperatures potentially similar to ours.
by Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
9:13am
11.16.2017
A team of scientists say that an indirect way of measuring the ripples in the very fabric of the universe, by looking at the fluctuations from radio pulses...
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3:10pm
11.14.2017
Homo sapiens, like all of Earth’s species, evolved with a defined set of planetary rules, including the constant pull of gravity downward on the body. It now...
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9:53am
11.6.2017
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A giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star. Its existence challenges theories of...
by Royal Astronomical Society
2:30pm
11.1.2017
When NASA's Mars Pathfinder touched down in 1997, it had five cameras: two on a mast that popped up from the lander, and three on NASA's first rover, Sojourner...
by Jet Propulsion Laboratory
9:42am
11.1.2017
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Sometimes nature itself can be eerier than anything the human imagination can conjure. NASA is out to prove it again this Halloween, with a newly-curated...
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9:31am
10.31.2017
On March 17, 2002, the twin satellites of the NASA/German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) were launched in order to make precise measurements...
by GFZ Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
2:23pm
10.27.2017
Scientists from MIT and other institutions, working closely with amateur astronomers, have spotted the dusty tails of six exocomets — comets outside our solar...
by MIT
9:44am
10.27.2017
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Researchers based millions of kilometers from Mars have unveiled new evidence for how contemporary features are formed on the Red Planet.
by Trinity College Dublin
9:30am
10.27.2017
Paul J. Weitz, Skylab pilot and first commander of the Challenger space shuttle, died this week in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was 85-years-old.
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9:46am
10.25.2017
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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