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07/19/2019

NASA Coverage of Vice President’s Visit to Kennedy Space Center on Moon Landing Anniversary NASA will provide television, still image, and social media coverage of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Flo...
18:16, 07/19/2019

Man on the moon? Why we said Apollo 11 was an empty, obsessional quest New Scientist was opposed to the Apollo missions from the start, and complained for decades that the money to send people into space was being wasted...
15:00, 07/19/2019

Chinese space station Tiangong-2 is about to fall from space The Chinese space agency is getting ready to bring its small space station, Tiangong-2, down from orbit to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on 19 Jul...
23:16, 07/18/2019

France Nudges Europe Into Space Race, Where It Lags Behind Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, a new French plan for a space command must overcome the reluctance of its European allies to weaponize space...
20:32, 07/18/2019

Apollo 11 space mission: Diabolically hard practice got us to the moon Before anyone had been to space, NASA simulated everything that could go possibly wrong – efforts that averted catastrophe as the Apollo 11 crew were...
15:48, 07/18/2019

Internet joke plan to 'raid' Area 51 gets stern reply from US military What has driven millions of people to sign up to "storm" Area 51, the US government's military base? It's clearly just a bit of fun by internet jokes...
21:16, 07/17/2019

NASA Adds Events to Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing ​NASA is offering new opportunities, in addition to those announced July 2, for America to celebrate with the agency the 50th anniversary of the hist...
21:32, 07/16/2019

Martin Parr's Laika and Soviet space dog kitsch collection - in photos Laika, the Soviet space dog, paved the way for the race to the moon with her heroic flight. Now she’s acquired cult status, as Martin Parr's new book...
20:00, 07/16/2019

Terraforming Mars with strange silica blanket could let plants thrive Mars’s surface is not suitable for life because of its low temperatures and constant radiation bombardment, but just a few centimetres of aerogel cou...
19:00, 07/15/2019

NASA to Broadcast Launch, Arrival of Astronaut Andrew Morgan at Space Station A multinational crew of space travelers, including NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, is scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station on Saturda...
01:48, 07/13/2019

NASA Funds Demo of 3D-Printed Spacecraft Parts Made, Assembled in Orbit NASA has awarded a $73.7 million contract to Made In Space, Inc. of Mountain View, California, to demonstrate the ability of a small spacecraft, call...
01:48, 07/13/2019

NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure Support Services NASA has awarded eight contracts for architect-engineering services in support of the Facilities Infrastructure Division at NASA’s Glenn Research Cen...
01:48, 07/13/2019

NASA Administrator to Talk Moon Landing Anniversary, Moon to Mars Plans Just days before the 50th anniversary of one of humanity’s greatest achievements – astronauts first walking on the Moon – NASA Administrator Jim Brid...
17:32, 07/12/2019

India is about to launch a lander and rover to the moon’s south pole India is launching its second mission to the moon, called Chandrayaan 2, on 14 July. It will land near the lunar south pole, a promising site for hum...
22:32, 07/11/2019

Something is seriously wrong with our understanding of the cosmos Our two ways of measuring the universe’s expansion disagree, and a third method is intensifying that clash - which may mean big changes in how we vie...
22:32, 07/11/2019

NASA, NOAA Invite Media to Preview Study of Fires’ Impact on US Air Quality Media are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of a joint field campaign led by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to...
01:32, 07/10/2019

7 bizarre objects from the festival's worth of trash left on the moon The Apollo 11 lunar lander and other moon missions left behind some weird stuff, including cannons, bags of poop, golf balls and the secrets to top m...
17:32, 07/09/2019

Future moon missions probably won't carry astronauts - here's why Unlike the Apollo missions, the new era of moon exploration might be about mining, tourism or art. The reason we pick to return will define the moon'...
14:00, 07/09/2019

Moon rocks can tell us where life could thrive beyond the solar system Moon rocks collected by the Apollo missions contain a pristine record of Earth's history. Reading it can teach us where best to look for habitable ex...
07:16, 07/09/2019

Media Invited to News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, along with crewmates Oleg Skripochka of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab ...
01:00, 07/09/2019

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Groundbreaking Astrophysics Mission NASA has selected SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, whi...
01:00, 07/09/2019

Apollo 11 only made it to the moon through diabolically hard practice Before anyone had been to space, NASA simulated everything that could go possibly wrong – efforts that averted catastrophe as the Apollo 11 crew were...
14:32, 07/08/2019

Mickey Kapp, Who Made Mixtapes for Astronauts, Dies at 88 Mr. Kapp, a record producer, became the unofficial music provider to the space-bound after forging an unlikely connection with members of the Mercury...
02:00, 07/06/2019

Exomoons that run away from their planets could become 'ploonets' We haven’t found any moons around exoplanets, which may be because they are flung away and turn into “ploonets” - a fate that could one day befall ou...
10:00, 07/04/2019

NASA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing with Live TV Broadcast, Events NASA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future of exploration on the Moon and Mars with a liv...
04:00, 07/03/2019

Successful Orion Test Brings NASA Closer to Moon, Mars Missions NASA successfully demonstrated Tuesday the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort system can outrun a speeding rocket and pull astronauts to safety during a...
18:00, 07/02/2019

NASA Selects 12 New Lunar Science, Technology Investigations NASA has selected 12 new science and technology payloads that will help us study the Moon and explore more of its surface as part of the agency’s Art...
08:16, 07/02/2019

NASA Awards Contract for WFIRST Science Operations Center NASA has awarded a contract to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimor...
08:16, 07/02/2019

NASA Awards Contract for Acquisition of Nitrogen, Oxygen NASA has awarded eight contracts under the NASA-wide Acquisition for Nitrogen and Oxygen 3 (NANO 3) solicitation to eight U.S. companies to supply ni...
08:16, 07/02/2019

NASA Selects Teams to Study Our Moon, Mars’ Moons, and More NASA has selected eight new research teams to collaborate on research into the intersection of space science and human space exploration as part of t...
00:00, 06/29/2019

NASA Awards Contract for Telescope Facility Management, Operations NASA has awarded a contract to University of Hawaii Systems in Honolulu for management and operational support of the agency’s Infrared Telescope Fac...
00:00, 06/29/2019

Planet in triple-star system may be our best chance to find alien life An exoplanet 22.5 light years away that orbits in a system with three stars has the perfect conditions for us to search its atmosphere for signs of a...
17:16, 06/28/2019

NASA's Dragonfly Will Fly Around Titan Looking for Origins, Signs of Life NASA has announced that our next destination in the solar system is the unique, richly organic world Titan. Advancing our search for the building blo...
11:48, 06/28/2019

NASA to Livestream South America Total Solar Eclipse NASA has partnered with the Exploratorium in San Francisco to bring live views to people across the world of a total solar eclipse, occurring Tuesday...
11:48, 06/28/2019

NASA is sending a drone to fly around Titan looking for signs of life The Dragonfly mission, a quadcopter that will flit around Saturn’s hazy moon Titan to look for evidence of life, has been selected by NASA to launch ...
23:32, 06/27/2019

NASA Highlights Science on 18th SpaceX Resupply Mission to Space Station NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 9, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commercial...
22:16, 06/27/2019

NASA to Announce New Solar System Mission, Hold Media Teleconference NASA will announce a major new science mission to explore our solar system during a broadcast of NASA Science Live at 4 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 27. T...
00:48, 06/27/2019

NASA Awards Contract for Second Mobile Launcher at Kennedy Space Center NASA has selected Bechtel National, Inc., of Reston, Virginia, to design and build a second mobile launch platform, known as Mobile Launcher 2 or ML2...
03:00, 06/26/2019

Coverage Set for NASA Test of Orion Abort System for Moon to Mars Missions NASA Television will broadcast launch and prelaunch activities for the Ascent Abort-2 flight test of the launch abort system for NASA’s Orion spacecr...
03:00, 06/26/2019

How ‘The Twilight Zone’ First Saw Man on the Moon The 1959 pilot episode, airing a decade before the first moon landing, bore what would become the series’ hallmark: narrating Cold War anxieties thro...
23:32, 06/25/2019

Unique chance to confirm methane spikes – and perhaps life – on Mars NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a brief burp of methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because satellites were monitoring the ...
19:00, 06/25/2019

NASA Technology Missions Launch on SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA technology demonstrations, which one day could help the agency get astronauts to Mars, and science missions, which will look at the space enviro...
18:48, 06/25/2019

NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, Crewmates Return from Space Station Mission NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two of her Expedition 59 crewmates returned to Earth from the International Space Station Monday, landing safely in K...
05:32, 06/25/2019

How NASA Sold the Science and Glamour of Space Travel At the time of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, some Americans had reservations about the wisdom of reaching for the stars when troubles swelled ...
03:32, 06/24/2019

NASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony for West Virginia Facility Media are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 2, celebrating the renaming of NASA’s Katherine Johnson Independent Verif...
01:32, 06/22/2019

Media Invited to See Progress on NASA’s Space Launch System for Its First Moon Mission Media are invited to NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at 9:30 a.m. CDT Friday, June 28, to view progress on the rocket core stage for ...
01:32, 06/22/2019

NASA Television to Cover Departure, Landing of Astronaut Anne McClain and Space Station Crew NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two crewmates on the International Space Station are scheduled to conclude their stay aboard the orbiting laboratory ...
02:00, 06/21/2019

NASA Invites Media to Opening of Newly-Restored Apollo Mission Control Center Fifty years ago, an unparalleled team of experts in a mission control center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston landed the first humans on the...
02:00, 06/21/2019

Coverage Set for NASA Tech Missions Launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy NASA Television coverage is scheduled for an upcoming prelaunch activity and first nighttime launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, which will be ca...
16:00, 06/20/2019

Japan wants to launch the first ever rover to visit a Martian moon In 2024, Japan wants to send a rover to one of Mars’s moons, Phobos and Deimos. Samples taken there could help us sort out how they formed and whethe...
13:48, 06/20/2019

How Mercury and Venus can guide our hunt for alien life on exoplanets Earth's nearest neighbours have turned into uninhabitable hellholes. Understanding their transformation will teach us which rocky exoplanets might be...
13:48, 06/20/2019

NASA Awards Environmental Test, Integration Services Contract NASA has awarded the Environmental Test and Integration Services III contract to Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems’ Technical Services Division (TS...
23:48, 06/19/2019

ESA plans triple spacecraft to lurk in wait for a speedy comet After the success of Rosetta, the European Space Agency plans to launch three spacecraft to wait in space until a speedy comet from the edge of the s...
20:00, 06/19/2019

Media Invited to Final Roll of Mobile Launcher Before Artemis 1 Moon Mission Media are invited to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida from 6 to 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 27, to view the agency’s mobile launcher as it makes...
18:16, 06/19/2019

NASA Invests $45M in US Small Businesses for Space Tech Development American small businesses will help NASA land astronauts on the Moon in five years and establish a sustainable presence there, as part of the agency’...
03:32, 06/19/2019

NASA Awards Contract for Near-Earth Mission Services NASA has awarded the Space Exploration Network Services and Evolution (SENSE) contract to Peraton, Inc. in Herndon, Virginia, to perform telemetry, t...
03:32, 06/19/2019

NASA Astronaut Available for Interviews Before First Space Mission NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will be available from 7 to 8:15 a.m. EDT Monday, July 1, for live satellite interviews from Star City, Russia, before l...
19:00, 06/18/2019

Urban Air Mobility, Alternate Propulsion Among NASA Research at Aviation Forum NASA’s cutting-edge aeronautics research will be the focus of agency discussions and demonstrations at this year’s American Institute of Aeronautics ...
13:48, 06/18/2019

NASA Administrator Available to Speak with Media at Paris Air Show NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be available to speak with media during the International Paris Air Show on Tuesday, June 18, in Le Bourget, ...
18:32, 06/14/2019

Mission to Mars: The complete guide to getting to the Red Planet Humanity's first Mars mission will need a big rocket, lots of free time, reliable team mates and lots of NASA cash. Here's our 5-step plan to get peo...
18:00, 06/13/2019

Europa’s salty surface may indicate an ocean that’s good for life Jupiter’s moon Europa has an ocean buried beneath its icy shell which may be full of regular table salt. That’s a good sign for the possibility of li...
20:48, 06/12/2019

NASA Invests in Tech Concepts Aimed at Exploring Lunar Craters, Mining Asteroids Robotically surveying lunar craters in record time and mining resources in space could help NASA establish a sustained human presence at the Moon – p...
19:48, 06/11/2019

NASA Invites Media to Renaming Ceremony Honoring Hidden Figures NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will be joined at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday, June 12, by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mende...
19:48, 06/11/2019

NASA Opens International Space Station to New Commercial Opportunities, Private Astronauts NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercia...
17:16, 06/07/2019

NASA Awards Launch Range Operations Contract for Wallops Flight Facility NASA has awarded a contract to KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC of Columbia, Maryland, to provide launch range operations support at the agency’s Wal...
23:00, 06/05/2019

We've seen signs of a mirror-image universe that is touching our own New experiments are revealing hints of a world and a reality that are complete reflections of ours. This mirrorverse may be able to solve the mystery...
17:16, 06/05/2019

NASA Invites Media to 18th SpaceX Cargo Launch to Space Station Media accreditation is open for the launch of the next SpaceX delivery of NASA supplies, equipment and science investigations to the International Sp...
19:48, 06/04/2019

Tana Joseph: The Hubble Space Telescope hooked me on science Astronomer Tana Joseph found her calling as a kid. She talks cosmic beauty, binary black holes and how even unlikely people can achieve something awe...
13:32, 06/04/2019

Astronomy group calls for urgent action on SpaceX Starlink satellites One of the most important organisations in astronomy has waded into the row about SpaceX's global internet Starlink satellites ruining observations o...
21:32, 06/03/2019

Media Briefing Highlights NASA Tech on Next SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch NASA is sending four technology missions that will help improve future spacecraft design and performance into space on the next SpaceX Falcon Heavy r...
21:00, 06/03/2019

Don't miss: X-Men antics, hunting dark matter and taking on Glorkon Watch as X-Men's Jean Grey turns supermutant, visit a dark matter show that wrestles with reality and play a comedy-action game against dog-destroyer...
18:48, 06/01/2019

NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program NASA has selected three commercial Moon landing service providers that will deliver science and technology payloads under Commercial Lunar Payload Se...
02:16, 06/01/2019

NASA to Announce Commercial Opportunities at International Space Station NASA will announce the agency’s plans to open the International Space Station to expanded commercial activities at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, June 7, at Nas...
02:16, 06/01/2019

NASA has selected three lunar landers to bring science to the moon Three companies - Orbit Beyond, Astrobotic and Intuitive Machines - have been awarded contracts by NASA to send landers to the moon’s surface in 2020...
21:16, 05/31/2019

Pennsylvania Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on International Space Station Students from Pennsylvania will have an opportunity to speak live with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station at 1:40 p.m. EDT Monda...
11:48, 05/31/2019

NASA to Announce Selection of Science Commercial Moon Landing Services, Hold Media Teleconference NASA will announce the next major step in the Artemis program’s lunar surface exploration plans during a NASA Science Live broadcast at 1 p.m. EDT Fr...
11:48, 05/31/2019

NASA TV Set to Air US Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station Filled with more than 4,200 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is set to return to Earth fro...
18:32, 05/30/2019

NASA is running a competition to figure out how to settle the galaxy You have 80 million years, a fleet of starships, and a galaxy to colonise: Go! That’s the problem astrophysicists face in a NASA challenge to settle ...
21:32, 05/29/2019

Pluto is coloured red by ammonia spewing from underneath its surface NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has found signatures of ammonia on Pluto, which probably spurted from under the surface in fountains relatively recent...
21:32, 05/29/2019

Celebrate the moon with the best films, books and festivals The 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing is coming. In honour of that, here is the cream of the cultural highlights celebrating all things lun...
12:48, 05/26/2019

Murray Gell-Mann, Who Peered at Particles and Saw the Universe, Dies at 89 A Nobel winner, he found hidden patterns in the subatomic matter that forms the universe, evoking James Joyce in calling one kind of particle “quarks...
23:32, 05/24/2019

NASA Television to Air Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station Two veteran Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk Wednesday, May 29, to retrieve science experiment...
22:48, 05/24/2019

Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same. NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through spa...
01:48, 05/24/2019

Why Apollo 10 Stopped Just 47,000 Feet From the Moon In a year when we’ll celebrate Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, it’s worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical ...
01:48, 05/24/2019

NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Lunar Gateway Power, Propulsion In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on Thursday the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly S...
22:00, 05/23/2019

By Jupiter! How the solar system’s giant made Earth ripe for life An audacious mission circling Jupiter’s poles is probing the planet’s deepest mysteries - including how it shaped our solar system and paved the way ...
18:32, 05/23/2019

NASA to Land in Mars, Pennsylvania to Celebrate Red Planet with STEAM NASA returns to Mars, Pennsylvania Friday, May 31 to celebrate Mars exploration and share the agency’s excitement about landing astronauts on the Moo...
17:16, 05/23/2019

NASA Administrator to Make Artemis Moon Program Announcement, Media Teleconference Set NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will make a significant announcement about the Artemis program’s lunar exploration plans at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday, M...
03:00, 05/23/2019

High Life’s sex and black holes sci-fi intrigues without satisfying High Life, a sci-fi tale of black holes, redemption and sex, intrigues while leaving big questions unanswered – like who does the disembodied hand be...
22:00, 05/22/2019

The young sun spun slowly, which could explain why we are here The makeup of the moon shows that the young sun rotated slower than other similar stars, leaving the early solar system relatively calm so life could...
11:16, 05/22/2019

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — etched on microchi...
22:16, 05/21/2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX or a superpower: Who'll win the new space race? Nations from the US to China and companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are vying to leave Earth again. But why – and are we ready for a second space a...
15:48, 05/17/2019

Elon Musk, SpaceX or a superpower: Who'll win the new space race? Nations from the US to China and companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are vying to leave Earth again. But why – and are we ready for a second space a...
13:16, 05/17/2019

NASA Invites Media to Watch Drone Traffic Management Testing NASA is entering the final stage of testing its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform and invites media to learn more and watch...
22:32, 05/16/2019

We need to rediscover the wonder of space exploration to save Earth Going into space invites us to consider our position as the dominant species on a fragile planet, and how hard we must fight for it, says Richard Web...
20:16, 05/15/2019

China's rover peeks under the crust of the far side of the moon China's Yutu 2 rover on the far side of the moon has found material from deep under the satellite's crust, which we have never been able to study bef...
20:16, 05/15/2019

Inside the new space race: Who’ll be the first back to the moon? Nations from the US to China and companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX are vying to leave Earth again. But why – and are we ready for a second space a...
13:32, 05/15/2019

NASA Awards $106 Million to US Small Businesses for Technology Development Managing pilotless aircraft and solar panels that could help humans live on the Moon and Mars are among the technologies NASA is looking to develop w...
03:16, 05/15/2019

Why 'Martian' Tanya Harrison loves everything about the Red Planet Tanya Harrison has been fascinated by space since she was 5 and now works on rocks and robots on Mars. But her hobby is about as far from space as yo...
21:00, 05/14/2019

NASA Moon 2024 Budget Amendment Available, Media Teleconference Today NASA leaders, including Administrator Jim Bridenstine, will host a media teleconference today, Monday, May 13 to discuss how a new budget amendment f...
07:32, 05/14/2019

NASA Highlights Moon 2024 Mission with FY 2020 Budget Amendment NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sent a video message to agency employees Monday about the president’s fiscal year 2020 budget amendment, which wil...
07:32, 05/14/2019

Titan’s seas may be coated in organic goop that stops waves forming Saturn’s moon Titan has liquid methane seas that are remarkably calm, which may be because a layer of organic “snow” fallen from the atmosphere kills...
13:48, 05/13/2019

Kansas Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station Students from Kansas will have an opportunity this week to speak with a NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station who also hails from the...
21:00, 05/08/2019

SpaceX Dragon Heads to Space Station with NASA Science, Cargo After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT Saturday, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with approximately 5,500...
16:16, 05/04/2019

NASA Investigation Uncovers Cause of Two Science Mission Launch Failures NASA Launch Services Program (LSP) investigators have determined the technical root cause for the Taurus XL launch failures of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon...
02:00, 05/01/2019

LIGO may have just spotted a black hole devouring a neutron star In a cosmic clash of the titans, we may have just spotted a black hole eat a neutron star - the first collision seen between a mixed pair of these ma...
18:00, 04/30/2019

First exomoon might not actually exist as astronomers reach stalemate What appeared to be the first moon ever discovered around planet circling another star may not really exist, but it seems like we’ll never know for s...
14:48, 04/30/2019

Matter: Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Orbit. His Body Is Not Quite the Same. NASA scientists compared the astronaut to his earthbound twin, Mark. The results hint at what humans will have to endure on long journeys through spa...
13:32, 04/29/2019

Video shows the moment China's Chang'e 4 landed on moon's far side The China National Space Administration has released footage from its Chang'e 4 lander showing the moment it landed on the moon's far side on 3 Janua...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Weird star system has double binary stars and wonky planetary nursery A planet-forming disc of dust and gas is orbiting a pair of binary stars at an odd angle, and a second set of binary stars circle the whole system to...
20:16, 04/28/2019

A black hole the size of Jupiter is just wandering around the galaxy Black holes are usually the mass of one star or the mass of millions, but we may have found one wandering through our galaxy that’s right in the midd...
20:16, 04/28/2019

First moon plants sprout in China's Chang'e 4 biosphere experiment China's space agency has released images of cotton plants sprouting inside the Chang'e 4 moon lander's mini biosphere, the first plant to germinate o...
20:16, 04/28/2019

China's moon garden is dead as the craft is plunged into lunar night Cotton seeds growing on China's Chang'e 4 probe on the far side of the moon have been plunged into darkness, marking the end of the first lunar biosp...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Thousands of Elite Dangerous players embark on epic space voyage What exciting discoveries await the Elite Dangerous mission to the Milky Way’s outer edges? It’s not run by NASA but the epic sciencey game feels lik...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Saturn’s rings formed in a smash-up less than 100 million years ago Some of the Cassini spacecraft’s final measurements of Saturn’s gravitational field show that its rings are younger than we thought, and its winds ru...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Moon craters reveal surprise rise in asteroid shrapnel pelting Earth Craters on the moon show that it and Earth faced a massive increase in large meteorite strikes about 290 million years ago, which could have endanger...
20:16, 04/28/2019

10 year challenge: How science and the world have changed The last 10 years have seen amazing advances in science and technology – and stark damage to the world we live in. Like a lot of people on social med...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Our galaxy’s supermassive black hole may be spewing matter right at us The best image yet of the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way shows that if it has a powerful jet like others do, it may be pointi...
20:16, 04/28/2019

A meteorite hit the moon during Monday's total lunar eclipse People watching the total lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday morning noticed a brief flash of light, which has now been confirmed as a meteor...
20:16, 04/28/2019

The moon’s violent birth may have given Earth the ingredients of life We think the moon formed when a Mars-sized object crashed into the young Earth. The same object could also have brought the carbon and other elements...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Black holes eat negative energy and vomit out huge powerful jets Many black holes shoot out powerful jets of plasma and radiation, and they may be partially powered by strange particles that appear to have negative...
20:16, 04/28/2019

We’ve hacked the Curiosity rover to learn how mountains form on Mars Hacking the Curiosity rover let researchers measure the density of the rocks it was driving over, revealing that Martian mountains may not form how w...
20:16, 04/28/2019

The Milky Way may be slowly devouring a hidden neighbouring galaxy There is a huge stream of gas orbiting with our galactic neighbours, and it may come from a nearby unseen dwarf galaxy that is being consumed by the ...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Don't miss: Space thrills, wooden guts and the rise of esports Enjoy space thrills and spills from your armchair, visit some wooden human innards – and discover the surprise spectator sport that's second only to ...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Distant Ultima Thule is a weirdly flat snowman that defies explanation Images from the New Horizons spacecraft show that the distant space rock Ultima Thule is flatter than we thought, and we don’t know why it’s so stran...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Interstellar ‘Oumuamua might be a fractal snowflake not an alien probe The interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua might be an alien spaceship, at least according to one prominent researcher, but now there is a much more reasona...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Signal of first known exomoon may actually be from Jupiter-like planet There have been several hints of a moon orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, but now researchers say these signals might actually point to a Jupiter-...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Japan's Hayabusa 2 may finally kick-start the asteroid mining era The turn of the decade saw a huge surge of interest in asteroid mining, but now this would-be industry has flopped. Can a tiny Japanese probe revive ...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Neptune’s smallest moon keeps getting smashed up and resurrected again A tiny moon of Neptune called Hippocamp, first spotted in 2013, has probably been smashed up and reassembled around nine times in the last 4 billion ...
20:16, 04/28/2019

First private mission to the moon is launched on SpaceX rocket The moon has only ever been visited by government superpowers, but a small Israeli non-profit called SpaceIL is about to change that with its lunar l...
20:16, 04/28/2019

The Wandering Earth review: Epic Chinese sci-fi film heralds a new era The Wandering Earth, an adaptation of Cixin Liu's story of humans struggling to move Earth to a new home, is coming to Netflix. Our review: Despite a...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Virgin Galactic reaches space again - this time with a passenger The first test passenger has gone to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s Unity space plane, a key milestone in the firm’s quest to send paying...
20:16, 04/28/2019

SpaceX is about to launch a dummy astronaut called Ripley to the ISS SpaceX plans an uncrewed test flight of the Dragon spacecraft on 2 March, which will carry cargo and an astronaut dummy to the International Space St...
20:16, 04/28/2019

Asteroids hitting Mars could have made hot rain fall for decades Asteroids hitting the surface of Mars billions of years ago would have produced enough energy to vaporise ice, creating clouds of hot rain that took ...
20:16, 04/28/2019

SpaceX ready to take humans to the ISS after a successful dummy run The Crew Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station on Sunday with a dummy on board, paving the way for human passengers to make the ...
20:16, 04/28/2019

At last, US dream of resuming human space launches are within reach For nearly a decade the US has relied on Russia to get its astronauts into space. With the test of SpaceX's crew capsule, it looks set to bring launc...
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Jupiter could be cracking its moon Europa with powerful magnetic force Jupiter’s colossal magnetic field may create a jet stream in Europa’s subsurface ocean, which could explain cracks in its surface and help nourish li...
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Black holes and lasers could let us cheat at interstellar travel Firing a laser at a pair of black holes can produce more energy than you start with, letting you travel the galaxy without needing a large amount of ...
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Earth may be partly made of rocks from elsewhere in the galaxy We’ve only seen one interstellar object, a rock called ‘Oumuamua that passed by in 2017, but they may be crucial to speeding up the planet-building p...
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Distant space rock Ultima Thule formed in a slow and gentle collision New images of the most distant space rock we have ever visited show that it has mysterious bright spots and stripes, and that it probably formed in a...
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Asteroid Ryugu is so dry we may have to rethink how Earth got water The first results from Japan’s Hayabusa-2 mission show that the asteroid Ryugu is surprisingly dry, which may have implications for how life began on...
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Asteroid Bennu is spewing out dust and rocks to create its own moons NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft has found that Bennu is an active asteroid and is covered in large rocks that will make grabbing a sample more difficult...
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Stunning picture shows dead star racing away from a massive explosion A speedy pulsar moving 1100 kilometres per second is racing away from the supernova explosion that created it in this image taken by the Very Large A...
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NASA’s InSight lander is using magnetism to search for water on Mars Measuring magnetic fields on Mars could help us figure out how much water it has, and NASA’s InSight lander has taken the first ever measurements fro...
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We’ve found 4000 exoplanets but almost zero are right for life The chemical reactions that give rise to life need enough liquid water and not too much ultraviolet light, which seems to be a rare combination in th...
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NASA cancels first all-women spacewalk due to spacesuit size issue NASA scheduled the first ever spacewalk with only female astronauts this week, but it has been cancelled because there isn't enough time to configure...
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The US wants to send astronauts to the moon’s south pole in 2024 Vice president Mike Pence has announced that NASA’s newest goal is to land astronauts on the south pole of the moon by 2024, in an effort to beat Rus...
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There’s so much junk in space that our satellites will soon be at risk We have been leaving debris in space for 60 years. Our continuing exploration of the cosmos may rely on a bizarre array of nets, lasers and gecko-lik...
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Water on Mars is probably too cold and salty for life as we know it Even if there is water on Mars’s surface it may be too cold and salty for life as we know it to survive there – so there is no risk of contaminating ...
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Venus may have had a climate suitable for life billions of years ago Nowadays, Venus is sweltering with no liquid water on its surface. But billions of years ago it may have had an ocean and a relatively pleasant clima...
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Cliffs on comet 67P wander across the landscape in summer When the Rosetta spacecraft orbited the comet 67P, it spotted cliffs that wandered around the ground, completely remaking its surface features every ...
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Our most pressing space mission is to clear decades of orbiting junk Sixty years ago, the focus was on getting more objects into orbit. Today, the top priority is working out how technology can bring them back down aga...
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Curiosity is entering what may be the best area to find life on Mars Clay on the Martian surface may be able to sustain and nourish microbes, and the Curiosity rover has just rolled into an area on Mars that’s chock fu...
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The weird and wonderful inner moons of Saturn revealed by Cassini Saturn has a smorgasbord of little moons. The final few orbits the Cassini spacecraft made before it disintegrated in the planet’s atmosphere allowed...
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Sorry, but NASA probably isn't sending astronauts to the moon in 2024 The Trump administration has set NASA an ambitious goal of returning to the moon, but the agency doesn't have enough money or the right spacecraft to...
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A dead planet is orbiting a dead sun in a distant dead solar system A piece of a planet that survived the death of its star has been spotted orbiting the stellar corpse. Planets in our solar system may look similar wh...
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Prepare to jump to light speed: Inside the mission to go interstellar Proxima Centauri is 4 light years away. Ambitious space mission Breakthrough Starshot is developing a way to push spacecraft there at a fifth of the ...
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Scott Kelly Spent a Year Taking Photos in Space. They’re Beautiful. In orbit aboard the International Space Station, the astronaut wasn’t just gathering data for NASA’s Twins Study. He also produced some, well, stella...
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That First Black Hole Seen in an Image Is Now Called Pōwehi, at Least in Hawaii The word, which means “adorned fathomless dark creation,” is derived from the Kumulipo, a centuries-old Hawaiian creation chant, said a professor who...
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Profiles in Science: How Do You Find an Alien Ocean? Margaret Kivelson Figured It Out For forty years, the physicist at U.C.L.A. has been uncovering the outer solar system’s secrets. Few scientists know more about the mysteries of Jupi...
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What Is a Black Hole? Here’s Our Guide for Earthlings Welcome to the place of no return — a region in space where the gravitational pull is so strong that not even light can escape it. This is a black ho...
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Moon Landing by Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Ends in Crash The spacecraft’s orbit of the moon was a first for a private effort, but the landing failure highlighted the risks of fast and cheap approaches to sp...
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Should That Minor Planet Be Named Gonggong? Astronomers Want the Public’s Help Astronomers discovered the minor planet 2007 OR10 more than a decade ago. Now they’re asking the public to vote on what to submit as its official nam...
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NASA Highlights Science on 17th SpaceX Resupply Mission to International Space Station NASA will host a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EDT Monday, April 22, to discuss select science investigations launching on the next SpaceX commerci...
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NASA Announces First Flight, Record-Setting Mission NASA and its International Space Station partners have set a new schedule and new crew assignments that will include the first flight of NASA astrona...
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NASA, Blue Origin Agreement Signals Rocketing Growth of Commercial Space Officials from NASA and the private space company Blue Origin have signed an agreement that grants the company use of a historic test stand as the ag...
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Northrop Grumman Heads to Space Station with New NASA Science, Cargo Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,600 pounds of science investigations and cargo aft...
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NASA Hosts University Students to Discuss Future of Space Exploration NASA is giving university students an opportunity to interact with agency leadership, including NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, as well as astron...
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events ar...
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NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 3:59 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 1, for the launch of its next resupply mission to the...
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NASA Invites Media to Learn More About Near-Earth Asteroids, Comets Media are invited to hear experts from around the world discuss the latest research on near-Earth objects (NEOs) at the International Academy of Astr...
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