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May 16, 2017

Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

Two papers analyze new precision data from the AMS-02 instrument on the ISS. What happens when two dark matter particles collide? We don’t know the answer […]
May 15, 2017

SpaceX Will Launch Its 1st Flight for Inmarsat Tonight: Watch It Live

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a hefty communications satellite into orbit tonight (May 15) for London-based Inmarsat, a new customer for […]
May 14, 2017

Risky Business: At Mars Conference, Experts Discuss Threats to Space Travelers

Space will never be a risk-free environment, but there are ways to reduce the risk for crew who travel on future deep-space missions, experts noted at […]
May 13, 2017

Mars May Have Been Born in the Asteroid Belt

Research suggests that gravitational interactions forced Mars out of the asteroid belt and toward the sun about 120 million years after the birth of the solar […]
May 12, 2017

Watch two NASA astronauts complete the 200th spacewalk outside the ISS

A landmark spacewalk to carry out some necessary repairs Today, NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer will perform the 200th spacewalk outside the International Space […]
May 11, 2017

The Moon Is Hot and Mars Is Not (At Least in Recent Sci-Fi)

Andy Weir’s new novel ‘Artemis’ is set on the lunar surface, but it’s hardly the only recent novel to focus on the moon over Mars. The […]
May 10, 2017

NASA TV Coverage Set for 200th Spacewalk at International Space Station

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer Jack Fischer will perform a landmark 200th spacewalk at the International Space Station Friday, May 12. Live coverage will […]
May 9, 2017

The Air Force wants you to know about its secret robotic spacecraft, the X-37B

AS FOR WHAT IT DOES? THAT’S STILL UNSPECIFIED. The Air Force has a secret space robot called the X-37B. We know this because the Air Force […]
May 8, 2017

Going Back to Pluto? Scientists to Push for Orbiter Mission

Humanity’s first up-close look at Pluto was so intriguing that some researchers want to go back and spend a lot more time studying the icy world. […]