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June 24, 2019

Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover senses methane spike

The American space agency’s Mars rover Curiosity has recorded its largest measurement yet of methane. The robot frequently “sniffs” the Red Planet for the gas but […]
June 23, 2019

The next Falcon Heavy launch is arguably the most exciting one to date

Not one, not two, but 24 payloads are going up into orbit SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy launch is set for Monday, and it will undoubtedly be […]
June 21, 2019

One legacy of Carl Sagan may take flight next week—a working solar sail

“We are carrying on a legacy that has been with us since the founders.” As early as next Monday night, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will […]
June 20, 2019

David Saint-Jacques looks forward to simple pleasures of life on Earth after he returns Monday

Canadian astronaut holds final media briefing aboard ISS after more than 6 months in space Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques said aboard the International Space Station on […]
June 18, 2019

NASA’s Getting Ready to Explore the Corpse of an Ancient Planet in the Asteroid Belt

The naked metallic core of a dead, early planet should soon get a visitor. Orbiting the sun between Mars and Jupiter, the bizarre space rock is […]
June 17, 2019

Apollo’s Moon Shot’ Series Shows History of Human Lunar Exploration

A new Smithsonian Channel series celebrates the artifacts that led to Apollo 11’s triumphant moon landing 50 years ago this July, and shares behind-the-scenes stories from the mission. […]
June 16, 2019

Who’s Out There? Anyone On Rogue Planets?

As TESS surveys a large part of our sky and tries to capture some information about other suns and their exoplanets–we might get some idea of […]
June 15, 2019

Will Apollo Nostalgia Help NASA Get Its Artemis Moon Money?

If Congress still needs some convincing, the timing may be right. NASA’s big moon push may be coming at just the right time. The space agency […]
June 14, 2019

NASA Spacecraft Spots ‘Star Trek’ Logo on Mars

It looks like Starfleet is literally embedded on the planet next door: A dune in the shape of the famous logo from “Star Trek” appears prominently […]