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Here’s the Weird Science Launching to the Space Station This Weekend

This weekend, a cargo delivery to the International Space Station will…

Tiangong-1 reenters over South Pacific

WASHINGTON — China’s Tiangong-1 module, whose…

How to follow along as China’s doomed space station falls to Earth

This weekend, a derelict Chinese space station will plummet to Earth. While the station — named Tiangong-1 — will mostly…

Information Systems & Data Recovery in Space

Have you ever wondered about the intersection of data recovery, information systems, and data science in astronomy…

Why Is China’s Space Station Falling to Earth in the First Place?

Space trackers are watching the skies closely this week for the end of China’s Tiangong-1 space lab, which will…

These Are the New Experiments Heading to the International Space Station

NASA announced which new experiments will be sent to the space station aboard an upcoming

NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on Thursday, landing…

His Very Own Asteroid: Space Rock Named for Italian Astronaut

A European astronaut now has a permanent presence in space. Luca Parmitano — who flew on the

NASA issues study contracts for Deep Space Gateway element

WASHINGTON — NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine…

Canadian astronomer spots ‘visitor’ from beyond our solar system

‘Astronomers have been looking for this for more than a century,’ professor…

Scientists Just Found the Perfect Spot to Build an Underground Colony on the Moon

For years, scientists have wondered if dark, crater-like features on the

Meltwater From Glaciers May Have Flowed on Ancient Mars

A study suggests that past temperatures on Mars could…

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If an astronaut gets hurt on the moon, this is how we’ll rescue them

In the event of a lunar emergency, use pulleys. Looks like we’re going back to the moon. Last week,…

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What Did It Take to Build the International Space Station?

The International Space Station, also known as the ISS, was a…

Space Station Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live

Two NASA astronauts will head outside of the

Water Ice Mystery Found at Martian Equator

A new examination of old data suggests that there might be ice hiding in

NASA honors ‘Hidden Figures’ inspiration with a new research facility

More than 50 years after Katherine Johnson first helped send astronauts into space, the once “hidden figure” is hidden…

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Craft Splashes Down in Pacific Ocean

A SpaceX Dragon cargo ship returned to Earth yesterday (Sept. 17) after a nine-month stay at the

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander…

Cassini: Saturn probe to set up death plunge

The international Cassini probe at Saturn will execute the course correction on…

SpaceX lands another one of its Falcon 9 rockets on solid ground

The six rockets that have attempted land landings have all touched down just fine

Did Life on Earth Come From Outer Space?

A look at the scientific evidence for panspermia. Where did life come from? It remains one the biggest…

1st Private Space Station Will Become an Off-Earth Manufacturing Hub

The first-ever commercial space station will become a manufacturing…

Butterfly Craters on Mars, Mercury, Moon Reveal Similarities and Differences

  Unusual butterfly-shaped craters on Mars, Mercury and the moon may provide…

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

The Cassini spacecraft completes its sixth dive between Saturn and its rings…

Astronauts to replace faulty electronics unit in unscheduled ISS spacewalk

WASHINGTON — NASA astronauts…

Cosmic rays suggest dark matter is a self-annihilating WIMP

Two papers analyze new precision data from the AMS-02 instrument on the ISS.

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy?

Hello again. Last time out, we took a brief look at three of the main hurdles we…

A spacecraft just flew between Saturn and its rings for the first time ever

NASA’s Cassini is approaching its final days NASA’s 20-year Cassini mission is finally coming to…

Mysteries of Crown-like Structures on Venus’ Surface Unveiled in New Study

On Venus, plumes of superheated rock from near the planet’s core may rise up intermittently, destroy patches of the…

Cassini probe heads towards Saturn ‘grand finale’

Cassini has used a gravitational slingshot around

Astronaut Loses Space Blanket During Historic Spacewalk

While setting a record for the most spacewalks by a woman, American Peggy…

IF EARTH’S ORBIT IS SO CROWDED, WHY DON’T WE SEE SPACE JUNK IN PHOTOS OF THE EARTH?

Sometimes, when we post a cool picture of the Earth taken from space,

Private Space Station Coming Soon? Company Aiming for 2020 Launch

Work is underway to establish the world’s first private, international commercial space station, a complex that would serve a…

BOEING’S NEW SPACESUITS LOOK LIKE A BIG UPGRADE FROM NASA’

MORE COMFORTABLE, LESS UGLY, AND (HOPEFULLY) JUST AS FUNCTIONAL Some day soon, private companies are expected to take over the…

Tiny Spacecraft Sees Water at Rosetta’s Comet While Stranded in Earth Orbit

The Japanese PROCYON spacecraft may have gotten stuck in…

THIS CG MODEL OF THE USS DISCOVERY IS PRETTY MUCH ALL THERE IS TO SEE ABOUT CBS’S NEWEST TREK

A new event dedicated to space exploration is coming to the…

Kepler’s ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Just Got Weirder

“Tabby’s Star” has dramatically dimmed and we don’t know why. You’re probably all too familiar with the story of KIC…

SCIENTISTS IN THE DARK OVER YEARS-LONG DIMMING OF ‘ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE STAR’

THIS STAR IS BREAKING ALL THE RULES The star KIC 8463853 has a…

Farewell Philae: Lander tweets its heartbreaking goodbyes

The Electrical Support System Processor Unit on Rosetta is being switched off After almost two years of extreme highs and…

Europe’s space agency will beam your message to Polaris

The interstellar message in a bottle will travel 434 light-years away.

New Crater On Mars

A new crater was discovered on the surface of

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? New Moon Rising?

Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors conducive to life, and in doing so, found out…

HUBBLE FINDS A FIREWORKS-FILLED TADPOLE ROCKETING THROUGH SPACE

A “tadpole galaxy” has wiggled into view of the

UK astronaut Tim Peake returns to Earth

UK astronaut Tim Peake is…

UK astronaut Tim Peake prepares for return to Earth

UK astronaut Tim Peake is…

NASA Wants to Light a Space Fire for Science!

One of an astronaut‘s worst nightmares is having their spacecraft catch on fire. Not…

See Ceres’s Spots Shine In Extraordinary Detail

Our best view yet of the dwarf planet‘s mysterious bright splotches The

A Doctor is spending a year in Antarctica to Research the Isolation of Space

One thousand kilometres from the Antarctic coast, a 12-strong crew is overwintering at…

Soyuz space capsule docks with International Space Station

MOSCOW – A Soyuz space capsule carrying two Russians and an American…

Three Astronauts launch to The Space Station Today

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka are scheduled to blast off from Kazakhstan…

European Space Agency’s ExoMars successfully starts its journey to the red planet

The first phase of ExoMars, an uncrewed Mars mission from the…

ExoMars Mission Launches On Monday To Search For Signs Of Life On Mars

European Space Agency’s long-awaited astrobiology project is set to take off Could…

Outer space is the ‘next resource frontier,’ says CEO of asteroid mining firm

TORONTO — When humans set out to colonize other planets, they’re going to…

After nearly a year in space, Scott Kelly prepares for his return

On March 1, 2016, NASA astronaut

Upon Closer Look, NASA’s Exploration Systems are Game-Changers

Rocket launch from Tanegashima Space Centre in Japan

Japan has launched a rocket from the

Ground control bids farewell to Philae comet lander

Ground controllers say it is time to give up hope of ever hearing again from the

Watch Lightning Strike Earth in This Video Shot from the ISS

Tim Peake, the European Space Agency’s first British astronaut, just posted an incredible timelapse video of lightning striking the…

Russian cosmonauts ready for ISS spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts are preparing for a spacewalk to install experiments on the outside of the International Space…

Luxembourg to support space mining

The Luxembourg government has signalled its intention to get behind the mining of asteroids in space. It is going…

‘Data superhighway’ satellite blasts off from Kazakhstan

The European Space Agency has launched a

Europe settles on design for Ariane 6 rocket

The design for Europe’s new

watch spacex test its parachutes for the crew dragon

 SpaceX is one of two companies vying to…

A Space Station, With Surveillance Cameras for Hire

LONDON — The two cameras sit on the Russian part of the

Goodbye, Philae

Philae, the European Space Agency’s comet…

The 5 Most Interesting Things We Learned From Astronaut Scott Kelly’s AMA

astronaut Scott Kelly on Saturday hosted a Reddit “Ask…

NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Did an AMA From Space

Astronaut Scott Kelly has been aboard the

Can there really be a planet in our solar system that we don’t know about?

How skeptical should we be, and how will we find out if this mystery

As mission winds down, Scott Kelly sounds eager to return to Houston

You’ve almost made it, Astronaut Kelly. Local spacefarer

Astronauts just made flowers bloom in space – but they’re not actually the first

NASA is celebrating a space plant victory: Over…

Spacewalk Terminated To Save Astronaut From Possibility of Drowning

Astronauts Tim Kopra (NASA) and

Tim Peake tweets spacewalk selfie

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Moon village is best way to replace International Space Station: ESA head

FRANKFURT – Think a village on the moon sounds like science fiction? – It…

European Space Agency’s comet lander fails to communicate, running out of time

The clock is running out on a spacecraft that made history by landing on a

How to deal with a medical emergency on the Space Station

A major medical emergency has never occurred on the

NASA Astronaut to Highlight Space Station History from Orbit

HOUSTON — NASA’s next astronaut to launch to the

NASA’s Fermi Satellite Completes Map Of The Sky; Finds Mysterious, Unknown Monster

For a long time, astronomy was limited to the light we could see. Telescopes were huge improvements over the…

Event horizon snapshot due in 2017

A network of nine radio telescopes, dotted around the globe, is set to take the first ever picture…

Tim Peake set for first spacewalk by British astronaut

Tim Peake is to carry out the first ever spacewalk by a…

Time Travel

How funny would it be to watch Cleopatra sing “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy?  Or how remarkable…

Behold: “The Screams of a Star Being Ripped Apart”

There is more to the violence of a black hole than the cataclysmic…

Europe to build Moon town by 2030 in bid to discover alien life

A MANNED base on the moon should become reality by 2030, according to the

Aliens, bunny-killing rovers, and a Moon base: What all is NASA “hiding”?

Spend any time around NASA public affairs specialists, as I do, and you’ll…

Congress wants nasa to create a deep space habitat by 2018

NASA may dream of sending humans to

‘Best piece of UFO evidence in years’ filmed by NASA as Tim Peake docked with ISS

THIS footage of the International Space Station apparently surrounded by Unidentifed Flying Objects (

Nasa sent the International Space Station Ridley Scott’s The Martian and Alien to watch over Christmas

220 miles away, orbiting the earth, floats the International Space Station (ISS),…

Astronauts “go” for spacewalk outside ISS today

A pair of NASA astronauts on Monday morning plan…

Two NASA astronauts will perform an unscheduled spacewalk next week

NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and

Astronaut Tim Peake: Life in space is ‘absolutely spectacular’

UK astronaut Tim Peake says…

Star Wars-style lightsaber spotted in space by Nasa

Nasa has spotted a huge lightsaber cutting through space, in an area of space clouds where new stars are…

NASA’s Tech Was Repurposed in Some Strange Ways This Year

NASA has a long history of seeing its technology turned around after…

Three More Astronauts To The International Space Station

Three new crewmembers will launch to the International SpaceStation aboard a Soyuz spacecraft early Tuesday (Dec. 15), and you can…

Tim Peake: a man on a (space) mission

The area cleared around the Soyuz rocket at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan…

Three International Space Station astronauts return safely to Earth

MOSCOW — A three-person crew from the International Space Station landed safely…

esa astronaut will run the london marathon from space

In April, while runners wait eagerly at the starting line for the

NASA invests further in ‘humanoid robots’ with MIT

NASA is known for their futuristic technology and they haven’t failed scifi fans with this one. The

Space junk WT1190F is hitting Earth Today: How you can see the collision live

A mysterious piece of space junk that could possibly be a remnant of…

Inside Russia’s Star City as British astronaut prepares to blast off into space

For most of its 50 years, the nondescript settlement of concrete buildings an hour’s drive into the forest south-west…

Meet Timothy Peake, the astronaut boldly going where no Brit has gone before

Timothy Peake is 43-years-old, a former army major, and now he is set…

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