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August 9, 2019

Air Force cubesat successfully deployed from Atlas 5 upper stage

On the way to its target orbit, the Atlas’ Centaur upper stage rocket released a cubesat that was riding as a secondary payload. WASHINGTON — The […]
August 8, 2019

Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun

When Israel’s privately funded Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface on April 11, at least one component may have survived relatively unscathed—an archive of human culture […]
August 7, 2019

Rodent astronauts suggest trips to Mars will make us anxious, forgetful, and afraid

Our brains might experience similar struggles in space radiation. Human bodies evolved to live on Earth, so it’s not surprising that space throws us for a […]
August 6, 2019

NASA Television to Broadcast Space Station Departure of Cygnus Cargo Ship

More than three months after delivering several tons of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, the SS Roger […]
August 4, 2019

If Aliens Are Flashing Laser Beams at Us, We Now Have a Way to Detect Them

Welcome to Project Veritas. Are aliens using super powerful flashlights to get our attention? Astronomers think there’s a chance they are. Since the invention of the […]
August 3, 2019

A Tiny Chinese Lunar Orbiter Just Crashed on the Moon’s Far Side (on Purpose)

Longjiang-2 outlived its planned one-year design life. China’s tiny lunar orbiter Longjiang-2, also known as DSLWP-B, crashed intentionally into the moon’s far side on July 31, according […]
August 2, 2019

It’s Good! Hubble Telescope Scores Big with Football-Shaped Alien Planet

WASP-121b is burning up at 4,600 degrees. Scientists scored a touchdown when they observed heavy metals escaping from the surface of a football-shaped exoplanet that’s way too hot […]
August 1, 2019

‘Snowball’ Planets Might Be Better Abodes for Life Than We Thought

Frozen worlds could still have patches of habitable land. Frozen alien worlds might be capable of supporting a greater diversity and complexity of life than previously […]
July 31, 2019

Blue Origin and SpaceX among winners of NASA technology agreements for lunar landers and launch vehicles

ATLANTA — Blue Origin and SpaceX have secured multiple agreements with NASA intended to support the development of technologies for launch vehicles and lunar landers. The […]