Fringe

January 10, 2018

Japanese astronaut apologizes for spreading ‘fake news’ after claiming to have grown 3.5 inches while in space

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 […]
January 6, 2018

Russia pushing to partner with NASA on lunar gateway

Russia is assembling a new group of engineers who will be responsible for crafting the nation’s lunar exploration strategy. It’s another sign that a highly ambitious […]
January 3, 2018

Sorry sci-fi fans, real wars in space not the stuff of Hollywood

Non‐kinetic attacks like jamming and interference are occurring more often. They are cheaper and easier to pull off than full-on kinetic destruction of satellites. WASHINGTON — […]
December 30, 2017

NASA Is Considering Sending a “Dragonfly” Drone to an Alien World

With its vast oceans and methane-filled rivers and lakes, Titan is a prime candidate for the search for extraterrestrial life. While our knowledge of Saturn’s largest moon grew tremendously thanks to […]
December 29, 2017

Russian satellite lost after being set to launch from wrong spaceport

Deputy prime minister admits programmers gave the $45m device coordinates for Baikonur rather than Vostochny cosmodrome. Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday the […]
December 26, 2017

Where did Mars’ water go? Maybe into the planet’s interior

Lots lost to space, but Mars’ rocks might have done something Earth’s didn’t. Part of our fascination with cold-and-dry Mars is its warm-and-wet past. What was […]
December 23, 2017

Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX will send beyond Mars

Eat your heart out, Ludicrous mode Weeks after announcing that he plans to send an original Tesla Roadster to space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk has […]
December 21, 2017

Haunted Again: Skull-Faced ‘Halloween Asteroid’ Returns in 2018

Astronomers will soon get another look at the big, ghoulishly weird space rock that buzzed Earth on Halloween three years ago. The roughly 2,100-foot-wide (640 meters) Halloween […]
December 18, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Geologic Features Favoring Exolife

With high hopes for Kepler 1625b, David Kipping at Columbia University has been busy looking for moons of exoplanets (Science News, 10/14/17). He makes the case […]