Space

Hundreds of millions of pieces of space junk orbit the Earth daily, from chips of old rocket paint, to shards of solar panels, and entire dead satellites.
by MIT
7:00am
6.22.2017
A leading astrophysicist from Queen’s University Belfast has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of time.
by Queen's University Belfast
10:53am
6.21.2017
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A $2 million grant will fund new technology to evaluate the effects of space travel on human brain cells at the ISS.
3:33pm
6.20.2017
An international team of scientists has deemed Jupiter to be the senior member of the solar system.
3:41pm
6.13.2017
This new virtual galaxy catalogue will help optimize the observational strategy of the Euclid experiment and minimize various sources of error.
by University of Zurich
1:34pm
6.9.2017
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Scientists seeking to understand the origins of life have found a new organic compound in the material from which a star like the Sun is forming.
by Queen Mary University of London
10:16am
6.8.2017
KELT-9b has a day-side temperature of more than 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit, about 2,000 degrees’ Fahrenheit cooler than the sun.
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10:30am
6.7.2017
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NASA announced its plan to send the Parker Solar Probe within 4 million miles of the sun.
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3:00pm
6.5.2017
The space agency's director said it is the heaviest rocket and satellite to be launched from India.
by Nirmala George, Associated Press
10:24am
6.5.2017
The state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp. hit a low point after a rocket exploded at its launch site in 2014 amid a deepening state deficit.
by Becky Bohrer, Associated Press
1:04pm
6.2.2017
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Water carried more oxygen at certain times, depths.
by Los Alamos National Laboratory
9:48am
6.2.2017
The signal captured by LIGO lasts less than two-tenths of a second.
by MIT
1:04pm
6.1.2017
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Enceladus – a large icy, oceanic moon of Saturn – may have flipped, the possible victim of an out-of-this-world wallop.
by Cornell University
10:25am
6.1.2017
A giant gas planet that is 50 times the mass of Jupiter and encircled by a ring of dust is likely responsible for a mysterious series of eclipses.
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3:35pm
5.31.2017
The star, which was 25 times as massive as our sun, should have exploded in a very bright supernova.
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
2:35pm
5.25.2017
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The XS-1 program envisions a fully reusable unmanned vehicle, roughly the size of a business jet.
by DARPA
12:14pm
5.25.2017
A team of astronomers have discovered a new kind of galaxy which, although extremely old, creates stars more than a hundred times faster than the Milky Way.
by Carnegie Institution for Science
10:04am
5.25.2017
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A team of astronomers observed and confirmed details of the outermost of seven exoplanets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1.
by University of Washington
10:25am
5.24.2017
There’s something new to look for in the heavens, and it’s called a “synestia,” according to planetary scientists.
by Andy Fell, UC Davis
9:10am
5.23.2017
Scientists behind XENON1T, the largest dark matter experiment of its kind ever built, are encouraged by early results.
by University of Chicago
9:37am
5.22.2017
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Astronomers have constructed the first map of the Universe based on the positions of supermassive black holes.
by University of Portsmouth
9:50am
5.19.2017
Observations suggest chemical kinship to comets in our own solar system.
by National Radio Astronomy Observatory
3:39pm
5.18.2017
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An unusual planet, discovered 320 light years from Earth, might help astronomers find habitable planets elsewhere in space.
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10:01am
5.17.2017
The finding could lead to a more efficient way to forecast space weather for institutions that need to continually model the solar wind, like NASA.
by University of New Hampshire
12:42pm
5.15.2017
Humans may find themselves in trouble with a supernova about 50 light years away.
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10:31am
5.12.2017
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Astronauts in space might have a tougher time exercising due to decreased blood vessel function.
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3:21pm
5.9.2017
Our ever-changing sun continuously shoots solar material into space.
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
12:47pm
5.9.2017
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Man-made space radiation has been produced in a research lab, which could help to make space exploration safer, more reliable and more extensive.
by University of Strathclyde
10:15am
5.8.2017
Today, scientists will launch a sounding rocket 200 miles up into the atmosphere, where in just five minutes, it will take 1,500 images of the sun.
by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
7:00am
5.5.2017
Galaxy's excessive gamma-ray glow likely comes from pulsars, the remains of collapsed ancient stars.
by Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
3:06pm
5.2.2017
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