House of Commons E-Petition to Support Space Exploration ...
A House of Commons e-petition in support of Canada’s space sector has gained enough signatures that the government will have to respond to it. The e-pe...
How best to talk to your science-denying relatives this C...
Trying to change someone's mind is no easy task, but researchers have studied the various pitfalls when it comes to correcting scientific myths
Snake-oil sellers must no longer be able to hide behind c...
UK regulators are cracking down on charities that promote bogus treatments. But will it be enough, asks Tom Chivers
Elf on a (Really High) Shelf! Astronaut Brings Christmas ...
While NASA astronaut Anne McClain can't take her son to space with her, she's spreading Christmas cheer for all kids watching her cosmic Elf on the Shelf cam...
Swift As the Moon's Shadow: Special Solar Eclipse Flight ...
For the next total eclipse of the sun, set for July of next year, an aircraft will fly into the shadow of the moon. And this journey is special.
NASA Looks to Private Companies for Help Building Reusabl...
NASA has serious plans to send astronauts back to the moon by 2028, and the agency is looking for help from U.S. companies to develop technology to accomplis...
Here Comes The Space Force (Update: Its called "Space Com...
Trump to launch Space Command this week as Pence promotes space efforts, CNN "President Donald Trump will order in the coming days the establishment of a new...
Trilobites: It’s the Solar System’s Most Distant Object. ...
Orbiting 11 billion miles from the sun, this tiny world offers additional clues in the search for the proposed Planet Nine.
It's cold inside
Human and robotic exploration image of the week: Space Station freezer features in a holiday tradition
SpaceX and Blue Origin Just Scrubbed Near-Simultaneous Ro...
With no less than FOUR rocket launches by four different companies, today promised to be an epic one for space fans. But by mid-morning, two of the most anti...
Earth from Space: Mount Triglav, Slovenia
The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over Mount Triglav in Slovenia. At 2800 m above sea level, the mountain is the highest in the country and a sig...
NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 14 December 2018 - Glo...
Today - Molecular Muscle: Crewmembers removed the Molecular Muscle samples from the Kubik-5 facility and inserted the samples into the MELFI-3 (Minus Eighty-...
NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 13 December 2018 - Thr...
Half of the Expedition 57 crew is getting ready to depart International Space Station while the other half is getting used to life on orbit. Amidst those pre...
Fake plastic atoms
Our world is made of atoms and molecules, but even with the most powerful microscopes we can only see snapshots, never how they move and interact with each o...
Space Calendar 2018: Launches, Sky Events & More
Here's a guide to the major astronomical events of the next year, as well as space launches and milestones for spacecrafts already in travel.
Image of the Day
A new photo from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory reveals a supernova remnant that looks like a piece of fruity breakfast cereal floating in the Small Magell...
Blue Origin Delays New Shepard Launch Due to Ground Issue
Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Jeff Bezos, will launch experiments for NASA on a suborbital rocket ride today (Dec. 18) using a New ...
Dolphins have best friends but also shun those outside th...
In a group of dolphins in the Adriatic sea, long-term friendships blossomed, but so did exclusive cliques where some dolphins shun each other
Back home for Christmas
Watch ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst return to Earth
Watch Blue Origin Launch Its New Shepard Spaceship Today!...
Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by Jeff Bezos, will launch experiments for NASA on a suborbital rocket ride today (Dec. 18) using a New ...
NASA Sends CubeSats to Space on First Dedicated Launch wi...
Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand (SPX) Dec 16, 2018 A series of new CubeSats now are in space, conducting a variety of scientific investigations and technology d...
A method to monitor indoor crop health no matter what pla...
Washington DC (SPX) Dec 18, 2018 As the world urbanizes and technologies such as LED grow lights bring down costs, indoor farming is becoming an increasingly...
ALBus hopes to increase power availability for CubeSats
Cleveland OH (SPX) Dec 18, 2018 A new CubeSat, launched Sunday, December 16, will test high power electric systems and the use of unique shape memory alloy (...
Russian Progress freighter to fly to ISS under short sche...
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 17, 2018 The Russian Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft will for the second time fly to the International Space Station (ISS) under the thr...
Static test qualifies crew safety launch abort motor for ...
Promontory UT (SPX) Dec 17, 2018 Northrop Grumman along with NASA and Lockheed Martin performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA's Orion spac...
Largest piece of SLS rocket test hardware moved for testing
New Orleans LA (SPX) Dec 17, 2018 Technicians at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, moved the largest piece of structural test hardware for Ame...
AFSPC assumes COMSATCOM procurement responsibility for DoD
Peterson AFB, Colo. (AFNS) Dec 14, 2018 The Air Force Space Command commander assumed responsibility for procurement of commercial satellite communications s...
New models sense human trust in smart machines
West Lafayette IN (SPX) Dec 17, 2018 New "classification models" sense how well humans trust intelligent machines they collaborate with, a step toward improv...
No drill traces detected on photos of damaged Soyuz prote...
Moscow (Sputnik) Dec 14, 2018 Earlier, cosmonauts sent to earth photos of the meteoroid protection plates which were cut off from the holed Soyuz spacecraft ...
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo reaches space for first time
Los Angeles (AFP) Dec 14, 2018 Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo flew higher than it ever has before, surpassing what the US Air Force considers the boundary of...
Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space in historic flight
Washington (UPI) Dec 13, 2018 Virgin Galactic made history Thursday by flying to the edge of Earth's atmosphere, taking its boldest step yet in space tourism...
Four NASA-sponsored experiments set to launch on Virgin G...
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Dec 13, 2018 A winged spacecraft will soon take off with four NASA-supported technology experiments onboard. Virgin Galactic's SpaceShip...
China's Chang'e-4 probe enters lunar orbit
Beijing (XNA) Dec 13, 2018 China's Chang'e-4 probe decelerated and entered the lunar orbit Wednesday, completing a vital step on its way to make the first-ev...
Taming turbulence to make complex simulations a breeze
Madison WI (SPX) Dec 12, 2018 For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy of ...
Developing new materials for the fusion reactor
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 12, 2018 In the future fusion reactor, plasma is confined by using the magnetic field inside the doughnut-shaped vacuum vessel. The bl...
Opportunity team performs more frequent communication att...
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 17, 2018 Mars atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site remains at a storm-free range around 1.0. No signal from Opportunity has be...
Planetary scientists assist in capturing image of Insight...
London, Canada (SPX) Dec 14, 2018 Houston, there is no problem here. Eric Pilles assisted in capturing - for the first-time ever - extraordinary and highly s...
NASA's InSight takes its first selfie
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 12, 2018 NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie - a mosaic ma...
NASA's InSight lander 'hears' wind on Mars
Tampa (AFP) Dec 7, 2018 Humans can now hear the haunting, low rumble of wind on Mars for the first time, after NASA's InSight lander captured vibrations from...
NASA's Mars InSight Flexes Its Arm
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 07, 2018 New images from NASA's Mars InSight lander show its robotic arm is ready to do some lifting. With a reach of nearly 6 feet (2 ...
InSight's robotic arm ready for some lifting on Mars
Washington (UPI) Dec 7, 2018 NASA's newest Mars lander InSight is slowly readying itself for its scientific mission. The newest images captured by the lander...
Mars 2020 rover mission camera system 'Mastcam-Z' testing...
Tempe AZ (SPX) Dec 06, 2018 Arizona State University research technician and Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z calibration engineer Andy Winhold waited patiently on the lo...
Over Five Months Without Word From Opportunity
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 03, 2018 Mars atmospheric opacity (tau) over the rover site remains at a storm-free level of 0.8. Since loss of signal on Sol 5111 (Jun...
Life at home on Mars in a Big Sandbox
Pasadena CA (JPL) Dec 03, 2018 With InSight safely on the surface of Mars, the mission team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is b...
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