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Will Rey and Kylo Ren join forces to defeat the new threat of Emperor Palpatine?... Read more
Published 2 hours ago
From: Space.com
Put a big red circle on your calendar for Thursday night (Nov. 21), for skywatchers will be out in force, anxiously waiting for and hoping to get a view of a meteor shower that almost nobody has heard of.... Read more
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From: Space.com
NASA has asked a team of scientists to figure out what they could learn from sending a major mission to Venus and how such a mission might work.... Read more
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From: Space.com
Scientists using the MeerKAT radio telescope have discovered a unique and previously-unseen flare of radio emission from a binary star in our galaxy.... Read more
Published 4 hours ago
From: phys.org
NASA's planet-hunting TESS Mission keeps giving astronomers new realities to examine and explain.... Read more
Published 6 hours ago
From: phys.org
The ESA has begun conducting experiments as part of their Analog project, which will allow human operators to control robotic rovers from orbit. The post ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano will be Controlling a Rover From Space appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more
Published 10 hours ago
From: Universe Today
By Matt Williams
Boeing is fighting back against a recent report on NASA's Commercial Crew Program from the agency's Office of Inspector General.... Read more
Published 15 hours ago
From: Space.com
What’s been long-suspected has now been confirmed: Jupiter’s moon Europa has water. As we’ve learned more about the outer Solar System in recent years, Europa has become a high-priority target in the search for life. With this discovery, NASA has just painted a big red bulls-eye on Jupiter’s smallest Galilean... Read more
Published 15 hours ago
From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
China successfully sent another two multimedia satellites into orbit, according to a state news report.... Read more
Published 16 hours ago
From: Space.com
A team of astronomers found sugar molecules — crucial to the development of life on Earth — in two different meteorites. The discovery suggests that meteor impacts may have delivered the sugars to Earth, per a NASA press release. The particular sugars, one of which was the DNA component ribose,... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: Futurism
By Dan Robitzski
Last week, scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Guelph sent a telescope to the top of the sky, almost to space itself. The trip was a moonlight-gathering mission that... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: phys.org
Thanks to an amateur tracker, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera team found the lunar impact site of China's Longjiang-2 satellite. The post The Impact Site of China’s Longjiang-2 Spacecraft has Been Found on the Moon appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more
Published 17 hours ago
From: Universe Today
By Matt Williams
The full-size Starship Mk1 vehicle "breathed" during an apparent pressure test yesterday evening (Nov. 18) at SpaceX's facilities near the South Texas village of Boca Chica.... Read more
Published 18 hours ago
From: Space.com
This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #638 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
Published 18 hours ago
From: Universe Today
By Susie Murph
A team of astronomers estimates that the LSST (which will be operational in 2020) will allow us to learn more about Earths' "transient moons". The post The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Could Find More of Earth’s Transient Moons appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more
Published 18 hours ago
From: Universe Today
By Matt Williams
There’s a disturbing lack of hibernation in our space-faring plans. In movies and books, astronauts pop in and out of hibernation—or stasis, or cryogenic sleep, or suspended animation, or something like it—on a regular basis. If we ever figure out some kind of hibernation, can we take advantage of it... Read more
Published 19 hours ago
From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
This week, the variable star Mira reaches its highest point, roughly halfway up in the southern sky at around 10 p.m. local time.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: Space.com
As scientists scramble to determine whether there is life on Mars, Ohio University Professor Emeritus William Romoser's research shows that we already have the evidence, courtesy of photographs from various Mars rovers.... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: phys.org
In 1987, a huge nearby supernova stunned astronomers. The explosion should have left behind a neutron star, but nobody has ever been able to find it until now... Read more
Published 20 hours ago
From: New Scientist
The leftovers from a spectacular supernova that revolutionised our understanding of how stars end their lives have finally been spotted by astronomers at Cardiff University.... Read more
Published 21 hours ago
From: phys.org
The South Pole-Aitken (SPA) is the largest and deepest basin on the Moon, theoretically opening a window into the lunar lower crust and likely into the upper mantle. However, compositional information of the SPA basin was mainly obtained from orbital remote sensing. Chang'E-4 landed in the SPA Basin, providing a... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: phys.org
A recent "deep learning" algorithm—despite having no innate knowledge of solar physics—could provide more accurate predictions of how the sun affects our planet than current models based on scientific understanding.... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: phys.org
Apollo 11 may have made history as the first mission to land humans on the moon, but Apollo 12 had the funniest crew.... Read more
Published 22 hours ago
From: Space.com
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/goddard/2019/sugars-in-meteorites... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: phys.org
An international team of researchers has found that people in space for long durations can experience blood flowing in the wrong direction in the jugular vein. In their paper published on JAMA Network Open, the group describes their study of blood flow in astronauts.... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: phys.org
The private spaceflight company SpaceX has become a powerhouse of reusable rockets and new crewed spaceships. See the evolution of the company's Falcon rocket family and future spaceships for astronauts in pictures here.... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: Space.com
The second batch of Starlink satellites, launched last week by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, are interfering with astronomical observations of the southern sky... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: New Scientist
Forty years ago, a Voyager spacecraft snapped the first closeup images of Europa, one of Jupiter's 79 moons. These revealed brownish cracks slicing the moon's icy surface, which give Europa the look of a veiny eyeball. Missions to the outer solar system in the decades since have amassed enough additional... Read more
Published 23 hours ago
From: phys.org
China Number One In 2018, China completed more successful orbital launches than any other nation for the first time, with its 35 flights dwarfing the United States’ 29 launches and Russia’s 20. Now, Ars Technica reports that the country is on pace to set the record again this year — yet... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Futurism
By Victor Tangermann
Astronomers have long suspected Jupiter’s moon Europa may have conditions underneath its surface that could support life. We’ve known for a long time that its surface is a shell of ice over an ocean of liquid water, but it’s been difficult to see that water directly. The ice shell is... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: syfy wire
By Phil Plait
Using the Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera and Spectrometer (COMICS) on the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have detected an unidentified infrared emission band from comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner (hereafter, comet 21P/G-Z) in addition to the thermal emissions from silicate and carbon grains. These unidentified infrared emissions are likely due to complex organic molecules, both aliphatic... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
Supermassive black holes, weighing millions or even billions of times our Sun's mass, are still only a tiny fraction of the mass of the galaxies they inhabit. But in some cases, the central black hole is the tail wagging the dog. It seems that black holes can run hot or... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
"They're out there," goes a saying about extraterrestrials. It would seem more likely to be true in light of a new study on planetary axis tilts.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
The conference kicks off in Houston this week.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
SpaceX's huge Mars-colonizing Starship vehicle could make its first extraterrestrial touchdown just three short years from now.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Data from ESA's Cluster mission has provided a recording of the eerie "song" that Earth sings when it is hit by a solar storm.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
There are no hurricanes on Mercury, but there is plenty of water ice — and observing that ice can help scientists deal with the lingering effects of a very terrestrial hurricane.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Like the famous video game superhero Pac-Man, black holes may grow by gobbling up feasts — in their case, other black holes.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Antarctica is insane. As Antarctic scientist Ted Scambos has repeatedly told me, the lofty mountains on this remote southern landmass are literally up to their necks in ice.  There's so much ice blanketing Antarctica that, if all the ice melted, sea levels would rise 200 feet. Antarctica's ice sprawls over... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Mashable
By Mark Kaufman
Titan’s methane-based hydrologic cycle makes it one of the Solar System’s most geologically diverse bodies. There are lakes of methane, methane rainfall, and even “snow” made of complex organic molecules. But all of that detail is hidden under the moon’s dense, hazy atmosphere. Now a team of scientists have used... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Universe Today
By Evan Gough
NASA has picked SpaceX, Blue Origin and three other companies to join its private moon lander project to deliver big payloads to the moon.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
The private spaceflight company Rocket Lab unveiled a new rocket-building robot designed to speed up manufacturing of Electron launch vehicles.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Not Right On Thursday, NASA’s inspector general released a report the Commercial Crew Program, an initiative through which NASA contracted both Boeing and SpaceX to develop systems to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. According to that report, Boeing’s solution will end up costing about $90 million per astronaut per... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Futurism
By Kristin Houser
LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by ESA (the European Space Agency) that included NASA contributions, successfully demonstrated technologies needed to build a future space-based gravitational wave observatory, a tool for detecting ripples in space-time produced by, among other things, merging black holes. A team of NASA scientists leveraged LISA Pathfinder's... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
A team led out of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland have detected traces of water vapor above the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. And that’s a big deal — the tiny icy space rock is one of the highest priority targets in NASA’s search for extraterrestrial life.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Futurism
By Victor Tangermann
The Jupiter moon Europa's elusive and enigmatic water-vapor plumes do indeed seem to be real.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Ed Belbruno toes the line between science and art with new pieces on display in NYC.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Using a powerful supercomputer, scientists have created a state-of-the-art simulation of our universe. While previous simulations were typically either expansive or highly detailed, the TNG50 simulation is both. Not only does it provide a big-picture view of how our universe may have formed in the 13.8 years since the Big... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Futurism
By Kristin Houser
Here are the best telescopes for the money. Our top picks include recommendations for city dwellers, hobbyists and gift -givers, as well as budget picks. Our editors have selected a few of the best options in each of five categories.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
When it comes to planets, the largest planet in the universe probably isn't the most massive. The post How Large Can A Planet Be? appeared first on Universe Today.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Universe Today
By Brian Koberlein
The first map showing the global geology of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been completed and fully reveals a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters and other terrains.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
NASA's Apollo 11 mission lands its own episode in the new season of "The Crown."... Read more
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From: Space.com
Physicists use two types of measurements to calculate the expansion rate of the universe, but their results do not coincide, which may make it necessary to update the cosmological model. "It's like trying to thread a cosmic needle," explains researcher Licia Verde of the University of Barcelona, co-author of an... Read more
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From: phys.org
It's shopping season, space fans, so here's a round-up of the best deals online for out-of-this-world telescopes, toys and more.... Read more
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From: Space.com
This Black Friday, a swarm of Jedi-worthy deals is coming to a galaxy near you!... Read more
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From: Space.com
Attention, Lego fans! For this Black Friday, we've scoured the web for the best deals on Lego sets that are space or science-themed, as well as many science-fiction-themed sets.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Inspire others to look up this Black Friday by giving the gift of a telescope or astronomy binoculars! We've rounded up some of the best deals for sale right now.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Astronomers have used data from the Cassini spacecraft to build a full map of Titan’s geological features for the first time, revealing strange belts of different terrains... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: New Scientist
Shrouded in mystery since their discovery, the phenomenon of black holes continues to be one of the most mind-boggling enigmas in our universe.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: phys.org
The Expanse’s fourth season drops on Amazon Prime in just a few weeks meaning that after months of being cryptic about what’s to become of the Roci crew on the strange, new Earth-like planet Ilus, the studio’s finally dropping the kinds of trailers that give you some solid information about... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Gizmodo
By Charles Pulliam-Moore
Here's a guide to SpaceX's launch schedule, other rocket missions, astronomical events of the next year, as well as milestones for spacecraft already in travel.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Just months after a landing anomaly, India is ready to make another try at touching down on the moon, according to a news report.... Read more
Published 1 day ago
From: Space.com
Twenty-four years ago, Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz discovered the first planet orbiting a sun-like star outside our solar system—a milestone recognised by this year's Nobel prize in physics. Today we know of thousands more 'exoplanets," and researchers are now trying to understand when and how they form.... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: phys.org
Turkish astronomers have analyzed the observational data of the transient X-ray pulsar MAXI J1409-619 to probe the properties of this source. The study provided a comprehensive timing and X-ray spectral analysis of the pulsar, shedding more light on the nature of this object. Results of the research were published November... Read more
Published 2 days ago
From: phys.org

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