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We Now Have a 3D Map of The 525 Closest Brown Dwarfs

Zooniverse brings out the best of the internet – it leverages the skills of average people to perform scientific feats that would be impossible...

Simulating space at ESA’s Materials and Electrical Components Laboratory

While most ESA personnel work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, essential activities continue to take place on site across Agency establishments while following...

Glavkosmos to sell seats on Soyuz missions

by -- January 28, 2021 Glavkosmos aims to fly two commercial astronauts to the ISS in 2022 aboard a Soyuz capsule like the one that...

Thick lithosphere casts doubt on plate tectonics in Venus’s geologically recent past

At some point between 300 million and 1 billion years ago, a large cosmic object smashed into the planet Venus, leaving a crater more...

New concept for rocket thruster exploits the mechanism behind solar flares

A new type of rocket thruster that could take humankind to Mars and beyond has been proposed by a physicist at the U.S. Department...

Remembering Challenger and Her Crew

The year 1986 was shaping up to be the most ambitious one yet for NASA's Space Shuttle Program. The agency's plans called for up...

Astronomers find possible exoplanet-in-the-making within its own whirlpool

View of the young star HD 163296, with the newly-discovered vortex or "whirlpool" of dust and pebbles circling around it. The researchers think a...

Say goodbye to Earth’s mini-moon on February 1 and 2

Strange space object 2020 SO was discovered on September 17, 2020, on approach to Earth. On November 8, it slowly drifted into Earth's sphere...

Upcoming RS-25 Engine Test Series Will Demonstrate Lower Cost Rocket Engine Components for NASA’s Artemis Program

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Jan. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA are gearing up for a new phase of...

Low-Cost Approach to Scanning Historic Glass Plates Yields an Astronomical Surprise

A new process highlights an innovative way to get old glass plates online… and turned up a potential extra-galactic discovery over a century old. You...
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Want to Mine Ice on the Moon? Scientists Create a Map for Where to Start

The first lunar maps consisted of simply the best images of the Moon from Earth-based telescopes, which were converted to provide necessary information for...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Announce Agreement to Develop Innovative Telescopes for Nanosatellites

The four-year, $2 million CRADA will combine LLNL’s Monolithic Telescope (MonoTele) technology with Tyvak’s expertise producing high-reliability...

PredaSAR Chooses SpaceX to Launch its First Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite

BOCA RATON, FLA. – AUGUST 4, 2020 – PredaSAR Corporation, today announced that its first of 48...

Spacewalk on Tuesday will conclude space station power upgrade

Two NASA astronauts plan to conclude a power systems upgrade for the International Space Station during a spacewalk Tuesday. Bob Behnken and Chris Cassidy will...