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NASA May Send a Smallsat Mission to the Giant Asteroid Pallas

4 days ago from Space.com

NASA is considering funding a mission that would send a satellite the size of a mini-fridge to the asteroid belt to examine an unexplored world: a massive asteroid scientists call...

Video: Heroines of the periodic table

4 days ago from Physorg

In 1871, Dimitri Mendeleev presented his periodic table to the world. Many of the current 118 elements were missing, and he left placeholders for those yet to be discovered. Each...

Water for life

4 days ago from European Space Agency

UN SDG6 targets ‘Water for all by 2030’. For World Water Day we take a look at ways that space can help this global challenge.

Michigan could enter the satellite launch business by 2022

4 days ago from Physorg

Michigan was a major force in the early Space Age, when Chrysler made rockets that carried astronauts and General Motors built the electric buggies they used to explore the moon.

Testing the value of artificial gravity for astronaut health

4 days ago from European Space Agency

Test subjects in Cologne, Germany will take to their beds for 60 days from 25 March as part of a groundbreaking study, funded by European Space Agency ESA and US...

ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name

4 days ago from European Space Agency

The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a...

Astronomers discover a companion of the nearby star HD 118475

4 days ago from Physorg

Using radial velocity method and direct imaging, astronomers have found a compact companion of a nearby star known as HD 118475. The finding is detailed in a paper published March...

The incredible challenge of landing heavy payloads on Mars

4 days ago from Physorg

It's too bad Mars is such an interesting place, because it's actually one of the most difficult places to visit in the solar system, especially if you want to bring...

Giant X-ray ‘chimneys’ are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way’s center

4 days ago from Science Blog

The center of our galaxy is a frenzy of activity. A behemoth black hole — 4 million times as massive as the sun — blasts out energy as it chows...

Land-cover dynamics unveiled

4 days ago from European Space Agency

Billions of image pixels recorded by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission have been used to generate a high-resolution map of land-cover dynamics across Earth’s landmasses. This map also depicts the month...

Watch: Amy Schumer on husband's autism diagnosis: 'Totally positive'

4 days ago from UPI

Amy Schumer detailed on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" how her husband Chris Fischer's autism diagnosis has affected their marriage in a positive way.

Megapixels: Asteroid Bennu is ...exploding?

4 days ago from PopSci

Space New images reveal peculiar behavior from the celestial object Ever since the NASA spacecraft OSIRIS-REx reached the asteroid known as Bennu in December...

Why This Poisonous Gas Could Be a Sign of Alien Life

4 days ago from Space.com

Scientists hunting for signs of alien life shouldn't be so quick to dismiss carbon monoxide, a new study suggests.

NASA's Chandra Space Telescope Captures the Tempest in a Cosmic 'Teacup'

4 days ago from Space.com

A powerful quasar has caused a raging storm in a distant cosmic structure known as the "Teacup."

Engineers Still Studying Problem with InSight Heat Flow Probe

4 days ago from Space.com

Engineers are still trying to understand why one of the main instruments on NASA's InSight Mars lander is stuck just below the Martian surface.

Image: Magnetometer boom built for ESA's mission to Jupiter

4 days ago from Physorg

A test version of the 10.5-m long magnetometer boom built for ESA's mission to Jupiter, developed by SENER in Spain, seen being tested at ESA's Test Centre in the Netherlands,...

New York Jets sign former Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian

4 days ago from UPI

The New York Jets signed former Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian, the team announced Wednesday.

Boeing delays by months test flights for U.S. human space program: sources

4 days ago from Reuters:Science

Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November,...

Boeing delays flight test to International Space Station: sources

4 days ago from Reuters:Science

Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November,...

Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way's center

5 days ago from Science Daily

At the center of our galaxy, where an enormous black hole blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while neighboring stars burst to life and explode. astronomers...

A decade on, smartphone-like software finally heads to space

5 days ago from Physorg

Once a traditional satellite is launched into space, its physical hardware and computer software stay mostly immutable for the rest of its existence as it orbits the Earth, even as...

As if by magic: Program lights up cancer-causing mutations

5 days ago from Science Daily

By conjuring the spell 'Lumos!' wizards in the mythical world of Harry Potter could light up the tip of their magic wands and illuminate their surroundings. So, too, does LumosVar,...

NASA tracks Tropical Cyclone Trevor approaching Australia's Cape York Peninsula

5 days ago from Physorg

Tropical Cyclone Trevor appeared to have a cloud-filled eye in visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite.

Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way's center

5 days ago from Physorg

The center of our galaxy is a frenzy of activity. A behemoth black hole—4 million times as massive as the sun—blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus...

Watch: Rockets' Chris Paul brings boy to tears with court-side meeting

5 days ago from UPI

NBA star Chris Paul made a little boy's night by meeting him and giving him basketball gear after the Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta.

Rule changes coming to Major League Baseball

5 days ago from UPI

Major League Baseball and the league's Players Association have announced rule changes that begin at the start of the 2019 season.

'Apollo 11' Featurette Explores Technological Leaps of Filmmakers

5 days ago from Space.com

A new documentary, "Apollo 11," includes a trove of unseen film footage of the July 1969 launch that brought two humans to the surface of the moon.