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Cassini reveals surprises with Titan's lakes

1 week ago from Physorg

On its final flyby of Saturn's largest moon in 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft gathered radar data revealing that the small liquid lakes in Titan's northern hemisphere are surprisingly deep, perched...

Three things to know as Germany opens massive ocean wind park

1 week ago from Physorg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined by French and Norwegian ministers Tuesday to officially open a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, a key project for her country's...

On This Day, April 16: Apollo 16 lifts off on manned mission to moon

1 week ago from UPI

On April 16, 1972, Apollo 16 blasted off on an 11-day moon mission with three astronauts aboard.

TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet

1 week ago from MIT Research

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar system that TESS has identified yet. In a paper...

Interior Department opens investigation into Secretary David Bernhardt

1 week ago from UPI

The Interior Department's inspector general opened an investigation into newly confirmed Secretary David Bernhardt.

Asteroids help scientists to measure the diameters of faraway stars

1 week ago from Science Daily

Using the unique capabilities of telescopes specialized on cosmic gamma rays, scientists have measured the smallest apparent size of a star on the night sky to date. The measurements reveal...

SpaceIL's Beresheet Lunar Lander: Israel's 1st Trip to the Moon

1 week ago from Space.com

Going to the moon is hard, and Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL is one of a handful of organizations that knows exactly how hard.

On Saturn's moon Titan, plentiful lakeside views, but with liquid methane

1 week ago from Reuters:Science

Scientists on Monday provided the most comprehensive look to date at one of the solar system's most exotic features: prime lakeside property in the northern polar region of Saturn's moon...

Physicists Think You Could Be Rescued from a Black Hole — But Don't Risk It

1 week ago from Live Science

Researchers have developed a new, unspeakably dangerous, and incredibly slow method of crossing the universe. It involves wormholes linking special black holes that probably don't exist.

Asteroids help scientists measure distant stars

1 week ago from Science Daily

We gaze up at them, we wish upon them, we even sing about swinging on them. But the one thing we haven't been able to do with a star is...

Meteor strikes eject water from lunar surface

1 week ago from UPI

The small space rocks that regularly pepper the moon are squeezing water from the lunar surface, perfuming the thin lunar atmosphere with ephemeral vapors.

Science Channel Chronicles Israel's 1st Moon Mission in Documentary Tonight

1 week ago from Space.com

A new documentary April 15 from Science Channel follows SpaceIL's Beresheet mission, the Israeli moon lander that failed and crashed into the lunar surface.

Tiny fragment of a comet found inside a meteorite

1 week ago from Science Daily

Astronomers have made a surprising discovery that gives clues to how solar system formed.

TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

1 week ago from Science Daily

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world. This milestone sets the path for finding smaller...

Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way

1 week ago from Science Daily

A team of astronomers used a newly commissioned radio telescope in South Korea to make the first high-resolution observations of the molecular clouds within a star-forming region of the Milky...

Saturn's Moon Titan May Have 'Phantom Lakes' and Caves

1 week ago from Space.com

Picture a world where rain falls, gathers in lakes and ponds, seeps into the surrounding rock, and evaporates away, only to fall again. There's just one catch: the rain isn't...

Tax Day 2019 Reaches Astronauts in Space, Too

1 week ago from Space.com

For U.S. citizens, there's no escaping Tax Day — not even if you've left planet Earth.

The Moon Loses Water When Meteoroids Smack the Lunar Surface

1 week ago from Space.com

Meteoroid impacts regularly liberate puffs of water vapor from the moon, suggesting that minuscule amounts of water may lurk just under the entire lunar surface, a new study finds.

Keanu Reeves: John Wick is fighting for his 'life' and 'soul'

1 week ago from UPI

Keanu Reeves discussed John Wick's inner struggle ahead of the release of "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum."

Meteor showers dig up water on the moon

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Meteorites release water from the moon’s soil, hinting that the moon has water buried all across its surface.

NEOWISE Celebrates Five Years of Asteroid Data

The five years of data from NASA's NEOWISE mission have significantly advanced knowledge of asteroids and comets in the solar system, as well as of stars and galaxies beyond.

Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way

1 week ago from Physorg

Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming region of the outer Milky Way.

Israeli nonprofit vows new moon mission after 1st crashes

1 week ago from Physorg

The Israeli start-up behind last week's failed lunar landing has vowed to create a second mission to steer a privately funded spacecraft onto the moon.

Comet Ingredients Swallowed by an Asteroid, Found Sealed Inside a Meteorite

1 week ago from Live Science

A bit of comet material lurks inside a meteorite found in Antarctica.

Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon

1 week ago from Science Daily

Streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived water vapor, according to researchers using data from NASA's LADEE spacecraft. The findings will help scientists...

Meteoroid strikes eject precious water from moon

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, report that streams of meteoroids striking the Moon infuse the thin lunar atmosphere with a short-lived...

TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet

1 week ago from Physorg

A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world, according to a new paper from a team...