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August 19, 2019

Who’s Out There–Anyone Nearby?

I have to admit I’m not eager to take a space trip. I’d rather settle down with my large book featuring full color photographs of our […]
August 18, 2019

Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down […]
August 17, 2019

Elon Musk Floats ‘Nuke Mars’ Idea Again (He Has T-Shirts)

“Nuke Mars!” Musk tweeted Thursday (Aug. 15). “T-shirt soon.” Nuking Mars is still on Elon Musk’s wish list, it would seem. Four years ago, the SpaceX founder and […]
August 16, 2019

Virgin Galactic declares Spaceport America ready for SpaceShipTwo

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M. — As Virgin Galactic prepares to finish the test program for its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle, the company says the New Mexico spaceport it […]
August 15, 2019

Scientists worry about long-term future of NASA’s Mars exploration program

WASHINGTON — As NASA gears up a decade-long effort to return samples from Mars, some scientists are worried that the campaign may not leave any funding […]
August 13, 2019

NASA Mission Selects Final Four Site Candidates for Asteroid Sample Return

After months grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu’s surface, the team leading NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission has selected four potential sites for […]
August 12, 2019

Watch the Gantry Europe’s New Ariane 6 Rocket Take Its 1st Test Drive

It weighs more than the the Eiffel Tower. A new timelapse video shows the rocket gantry for Europe’s newest booster, the Ariane 6, take its first test […]
August 11, 2019

This seagull-shaped nebula is a hangout for baby stars

It spans 100 light-years from wingtip to wingtip. In a distant arm of the Milky Way—3,700 light-years from Earth, to be exact—a massive, glowing plume of […]
August 10, 2019

Mysterious, Ancient Radio Signals Keep Pelting Earth. Astronomers Designed an AI to Hunt Them Down.

Sudden shrieks of radio waves from deep space keep slamming into radio telescopes on Earth, spattering those instruments’ detectors with confusing data. And now, astronomers are […]