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On January 24, 1986, NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft flew by Uranus. See how it happened in our On This Day in Space video series!... Read more
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From: Space.com
Startup Exodus Space Corp. plans to build a space plane to ferry cargo around Earth. Eventually, that cargo could include people, if the spacecraft is deemed safe enough.... Read more
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From: Space.com
An attitude problem sidelined NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently, but the robot's handlers whipped it back into shape in short order.... Read more
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It turns out that, even in space, freshly baked chocolate-chip cookies smell incredible.... Read more
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From: Space.com
SpaceX has postponed the launch of its next Starlink satellite constellation mission by three days, with liftoff now set for Monday, Jan. 27.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Inspired by the science fiction of the spacefaring Romulans of Star Trek, astrophysicists have used XSEDE-allocated supercomputers to develop cosmological computer simulations called RomulusC, where the 'C' stands for galaxy cluster. With a focus on black hole physics, RomulusC has produced some of the highest resolution simulations ever of galaxy... Read more
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From: phys.org
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has been in orbit around Mars for almost 14 years. It carries a variety of instruments with it, including the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) instrument. That instrument has collected thousands of images of Mars. CRISM’s main purpose is to created detailed maps... Read more
Published 13 hours ago
From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
Boeing has released a highlight reel made from footage that was taken from the inside of the Starliner capsule during its recent test flight. The post Finally! We get to See a View From Inside Boeing’s Starliner During its First Flight appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By Matt Williams
Why is there so little nitrogen in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P)? That’s a question scientists asked themselves when they looked at the data from the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft. In fact, it’s a question they ask themselves every time they measure the gases in a comet’s coma. When Rosetta visited the comet... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
In 2013, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the Experimental Spaceplane (XSP) project. Its goal? Create a reusable hypersonic vehicle that could deliver small satellites into orbit for the United States military. In 2017, DARPA selected Boeing to build and test the spaceplane, but this week, the company... Read more
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From: Futurism
By Kristin Houser
While "Star Trek" fans worldwide are rejoicing at the return of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, the actor who plays him says his younger self would have been surprised to reprise the role.... Read more
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From: Space.com
An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known—a "primitive star" scientists call J0815+4729.... Read more
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From: phys.org
Boeing has withdrawn from Experimental Spaceplane, a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program designed to increase the nation's access to space.... Read more
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From: Space.com
One of the most luminous stellar explosions ever detected may now be explained. It came from the detonation of a dead star within the dense shell of matter ejected from that sun's companion star, a new study suggests.... Read more
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From: Space.com
SpaceX's Crew Dragon astronaut taxis may not always cap their missions with ocean splashdowns.... Read more
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From: Space.com
DirecTV is rushing to move one of its satellites to a higher orbit due to the likelihood it will go boom, pow, kablam, rattle-rattle-bang, Space News reported on Wednesday.Read more...... Read more
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From: Gizmodo
By Tom McKay
One technique that could help alleviate the space-junk scourge just passed a key off-Earth test.... Read more
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From: Space.com
A strange supernova that’s 100 times brighter than it should be has long been a mystery, but it may be explained by the explosion slamming into a cloud of gas... Read more
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From: New Scientist
Swedish and Japanese researchers have, after ten years, found an explanation to the peculiar emission lines seen in one of the brightest supernovae ever observed—SN 2006gy. At the same time they found an explanation for how the supernova arose.... Read more
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From: phys.org
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover just experienced a technical glitch, forcing it to stop in its tracks. “Partway through its last set of activities, Curiosity lost its orientation,” Dawn Sumner, planetary geologist and Curiosity science team member, wrote in an update. “Some knowledge of its attitude was not quite right, so... Read more
Published 21 hours ago
From: Futurism
By Victor Tangermann
This article contains spoilers for the first episode of 'Star Trek: Picard'. Star Trek: Picard, a brand-new drama that brings back fan-favorite character Jean-Luc Picard in an entirely new way, premiered yesterday on CBS All Access. The show is set...... Read more
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From: Engadget
As one window to the universe closes, another will open with an even better view. Some of the same planets, stars and galaxies we first saw through the first window will appear in even sharper detail in the one that will soon open.... Read more
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From: phys.org
Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer, and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that's not projected to happen for tens of thousands of years or so. So what's causing the dimming?... Read more
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From: phys.org
The second satellite in the European Data Relay System has reached its intended orbit and completed its in-orbit tests.... Read more
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From: phys.org
By conducting spectroscopic observations, astronomers from China and Spain have investigated physical properties of a nearby lenticular galaxy known as PGC 26218. The new study provides more hints about the origin of starbursts and star formation in this galaxy. Results of the observations were presented in a paper published January... Read more
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From: phys.org
In what is now western Australia, but 2.229 billion years ago, catastrophe struck Earth. Literally.... Read more
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From: syfy wire
By Phil Plait
Ready your away team and set phasers to flashback. Here's our essential Trek viewing guide for "Star Trek: Picard!"... Read more
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From: Space.com
A Chinese next-generation spacecraft for taking astronauts to low Earth orbit and beyond has arrived at a coastal spaceport in preparation for a test flight.... Read more
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Something is keeping "Star Trek: The Next Generation" going a generation after fans first met the characters. Here's what the actors think it is.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Trump hailed the SpaceX and Tesla CEO in an interview with CNBC's Joe Kernen at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switerland, calling the billionaire tech pioneer a "genius" who ranks up there with Thomas Edison.... Read more
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From: Space.com
The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space.... Read more
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From: phys.org
Preliminary results indicate that NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft successfully executed a 0.4-mile (620-m) flyover of site Nightingale yesterday as part of the mission's Reconnaissance B phase activities. Nightingale, OSIRIS-REx's primary sample collection site, is located within a crater high in asteroid Bennu's northern hemisphere.... Read more
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From: phys.org
DirecTV has one month to remove a satellite from geostationary orbit, so it doesn't take other satellites down with it if it ends up exploding. The AT&T-owned TV service fears that its Spaceway-1 satellite (a Boeing 702HP model) might explode due...... Read more
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From: Engadget
Which camp are you in: volcanoes? Or asteroids? When it comes to the extinction of the dinosaurs, science has whittled it down to those two possibilities. The asteroid strike has been the leading candidate for quite some time now, but those darn volcanoes refuse to stand down. A new study... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
The first African American to be selected as an astronaut is being remembered with the naming of a space station cargo capsule set to launch during Black History Month.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Before sending its first crewed mission in late 2021, India will launch a humanoid robot called Vyommitra into space, reports The Tribune. It will take flight later this year and in 2021. According to the publication, the robot's name is a combinatio...... Read more
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From: Engadget
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Allen Versfeld at his Urban Astronomer blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #647. And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space. If you’ve got a space-related blog, you should really join the... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By Susie Murph
Betelgeuse keeps getting dimmer and everyone is wondering what exactly that means. The star will go supernova at the end of its life, but that’s not projected to happen for tens of thousands of years or so. So what’s causing the dimming? Villanova University astronomers Edward Guinan and Richard Wasatonic... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Allen Versfeld (https://www.urban-astronomer.com/ / @uastronomer) Carolyn Collins Petersen (TheSpaceWriter.com / @spacewriter) Michael Rodruck (@michaelrodruck) This week we welcome Dr. Kenneth Carpenter to the Weekly Space Hangout. Ken is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Operations Project Scientist and the Ground System Scientist for WFIRST. He leads the Stellar Imager Vision... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By Susie Murph
Japan is following the United States’ lead and creating a military unit dedicated to space. On Monday, Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announced during a policy speech that Japan will establish its own space defense unit to protect its orbital assets, according to the Associated Press. Mission Control The Space Domain... Read more
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From: Futurism
By Kristin Houser
While "Star Trek" fans worldwide are rejoicing at the return of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, the actor who plays him says his younger self would have been surprised to reprise the role.... Read more
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From: Space.com
How does NASA know it's time to end a mission? For the Spitzer Space Telescope, the agency can blame it on the spacecraft's juice.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Lisa Kewley has transformed our understanding of the early years of the Universe, the development of galaxies, and what happens when they collide.... Read more
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From: phys.org
This past Sunday (Jan. 19), SpaceX's Crew Dragon took off and flew brilliantly through a high-altitude test of its launch escape system.... Read more
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From: Space.com
If you haven't signed up for the Space.com forums yet, now is a great time, as there's a ton of things to get involved in.... Read more
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From: Space.com
New astronomy research from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) suggests giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously thought.... Read more
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From: phys.org
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi may get his chance to direct a Star Wars film soon.... Read more
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From: Space.com
A Southwest Research Institute team developed a new geochemical model that reveals that carbon dioxide (CO2) from within Enceladus, an ocean-harboring moon of Saturn, may be controlled by chemical reactions at its seafloor. Studying the plume of gases and frozen sea spray released through cracks in the moon's icy surface... Read more
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From: phys.org
In January, the moon will make a close approach to several planets both before and after it enters its new phase on Jan. 24, offering some fine photo opportunities in a bright winter sky.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Never seen Neptune? It’s time you should, and this weekend offers a fine time to try, as the faintest planet in the solar system approaches the brightest in the dusk sky, for a splendid conjunction of the pair. This approach culminates as a fine conjunction of the two planets Venus... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By David Dickinson
This cosmic lightning storm is happening all around us. Somewhere in the earthly sky, there is a pulse that flashes and extinguishes in the next moment. These bursts, which must be measured with radio telescopes and last one thousandth of a second, are one of the greatest mysteries of astrophysics.... Read more
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From: phys.org
According to U.S. Senator Rand Paul, fears of climate change are overblown — but we should also venture out and drastically change the environments of other planets so humanity might settle them. Paul tweeted his bizarre stance ­on Sunday, after he attempted to roast Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her aggressive... Read more
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From: Futurism
By Dan Robitzski
Aurora, also known as the northern lights, are a sight to behold as they dance across the sky when solar winds collide with the Earth's atmosphere.... Read more
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From: phys.org
Regular readers have heard the name Mike Olbinski, oh, so many times here on the blog. But that's because he's an extraordinarily gifted photographer who takes ridiculously stunning time-lapse videos of storms.... Read more
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From: syfy wire
By Phil Plait
Echoes in gravitational wave signals suggest that the event horizon of a black hole may be more complicated than scientists currently think.... Read more
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From: phys.org
Christened for months as "The Comet of the Century," Comet Kohoutek never came remotely close to living up to expectations.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Solar Orbiter, a mission led by the European Space Agency with NASA participation, is scheduled to launch on Feb. 5 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.... Read more
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From: Space.com
China's long-lived lunar robots Chang'e-4 and Yutu-2 are once again at work on the far side of the moon, where they woke up for their 14th day on Jan. 18 and 19.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Elon Musk is determined to get humans into space (and eventually Mars) on his SpaceX rockets — and ASAP.  But, in the meantime, the space travel company CEO should look into LEGO's latest play set, the International Space Station, to satisfy his spacefaring dreams. Announced Tuesday, the LEGO set is... Read more
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From: Mashable
By Sasha Lekach
On Friday, the United States Space Force tweeted out a photo that was supposed to show off its first utility uniform nametapes, embroidered patches spelling out “U.S. Space Force” in blue thread. But what caught the attention of the Twittersphere was the uniform behind the patch, which was the exact same... Read more
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From: Futurism
By Kristin Houser
SpaceX's high-altitude test of its Crew Dragon launch escape system on Sunday morning (Jan. 19) appears to have been a "picture-perfect mission," company founder and CEO Elon Musk said.... Read more
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From: Space.com
The United States Space Force has given us a look at their new uniforms, and critics are savaging them on Twitter and elsewhere. That’s because the new uniforms are camouflage. People on Twitter are piling on, pointing out that there’s no need for camouflage in space. (Well, there is if... Read more
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From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
The European Union on Tuesday announced 200 million euros ($222 million) of funding for the Ariane 6 rocket launcher and for small and medium-sized space technology companies.... Read more
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From: phys.org
NASA has chosen nine finalists in the student naming contest for its next Mars rover, which currently goes by the bland Mars 2020.... Read more
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