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September 29, 2018

Student Project Scans Sky for Alien Laser Beams

An ambitious, student-run hunt for intelligent aliens is underway. The Trillion Planet Survey has begun scanning the huge Andromeda galaxy, as well as our own Milky […]
September 28, 2018

China could be facing space station delay, Tiangong-2 to be deorbited

HELSINKI — China’s plan to launch and construct a space station could be hit by a test flight delay of the launcher designed to send the […]
September 27, 2018

A Japanese company has announced a long-term plan to develop the Moon

“Around 2030 we expect to begin developing propellant and sending it to spacecraft.” On Wednesday, a Japanese company called ispace announced that it has two missions […]
September 25, 2018

Matter clocked speeding toward a black hole at 30 percent the speed of light

The event provides evidence for how early supermassive black holes grew so fast. After falling past the event horizon — the point of no return — […]
September 23, 2018

They Made It! Japan’s Two Hopping Rovers Successfully Land on Asteroid Ryugu

The suspense is over: Two tiny hopping robots have successfully landed on an asteroid called Ryugu — and they’ve even sent back some wild postcards from […]
September 22, 2018

SpaceX gives us a glimpse of its Mars base vision

It shows BFR’s new design, as well. SpaceX chief Elon Musk has tweeted two photos that give us a peek into the company’s Martian dreams. One of the […]
September 21, 2018

Who’s Out There?— Us!

It’s a tough call–how do we balance our crying needs here on Earth for peace and enough water to drink with our need to enrich our human […]
September 21, 2018

Meet the Amateur Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets

Joe Barnard has spent the last three years pioneering DIY landing technologies for amateur rockets and now the aerospace industry is paying attention. To call Joe […]
September 20, 2018

Researchers discover planet Vulcan from Star Trek — sort of

‘Super-Earth’ planet is just 16 light-years from Earth Star Trek fans take note: the planet Vulcan is real. It may not be inhabited by green-blooded, pointy-eared, humanoids […]