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  • newDemocrats Plan To Subpoena White House On #SpaceForce
    According to a report on @MSNBC the Democrat's upcoming "subpoena canon" will include subpoena's fired at the White House over the whole #SpaceForce thing.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) November 12, 2018.…
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  • newHumans Do Learn From Their Mistakes
    We need to change the way we talk about space exploration, National Geographic "When discussing space exploration, people often invoke stories about the exploration of our own planet, like the European conquest and colonization of the Americas, or th…
    - 10 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 3:03pm -
  • Here's Some #SpaceForce FOIA Goodness To Dig Through
    289-page pdf of "any emails, memos, letters, or communications sent or received by NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, that reference 'Space Force'" up at muckrock now //— Matthew Phelan U+1F339 (@CBMDP) November 9, 2018…
    - 3 days ago 9 Nov 18, 6:48pm -
  • Staff Departure at the National Space Council
    Sources report that Jared Stout, Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National Space Council, will be leaving soon for a job in the private sector.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) November 9, 2018...
    - 3 days ago 9 Nov 18, 6:46pm -
  • NASA's Moon Plans Are Missing Something Important
    What's the one important thing missing from this @NASA chart about a "Path To The Moon"?Answer: A lander.— NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) November 9, 2018...
    - 4 days ago 9 Nov 18, 12:26am -
  • Elections Can Have Consequences Billions Of Miles Away
    Culberson's ouster could spell big problems for NASA's Orion program, experts say, Houston Chronicle "NASA programs -- especially Orion, which is focused on putting humans back on the moon -- could be in trouble after Republican U.S. Rep. John Culber…
    - 5 days ago 8 Nov 18, 2:02am -
  • Rogozin Wants To Fix Roscosmos
    Russian space leader issues decree against trash, "sloppy" work attitudes, Ars Technica "Dmitry Rogozin is not having the best year. Earlier, he was essentially demoted from his position as deputy prime minister over defense and space to a position m…
    - 5 days ago 7 Nov 18, 11:16pm -
  • SpaceX Will Launch A Mini-BFR On A Falcon 9
    Mod to SpaceX tech tree build: Falcon 9 second stage will be upgraded to be like a mini-BFR Ship— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 7, 2018...
    - 5 days ago 7 Nov 18, 7:32pm -
  • Election Snapshot
    Keith's note: Sen. Bill Nelson D-FL and Rep. John Culberson R-TX have been defeated. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX is seeking to become the chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Keith's update: Dana Rohrabacher R-CA...
    - 5 days ago 7 Nov 18, 2:45pm -
  • NASA CIO Can't Even Find Their Own Directives Online
    Keith's note: If you go to this NASA CIO page "Security Requirements & Policies" you will see that they list all of their directives and memos but you cannot download any of them since there are no links. Lets...
    - 6 days ago 6 Nov 18, 7:05pm -
  • NASA's Inspector General Is Auditing SLS Yet Again
    OIG announces an audit to assess NASA's efforts to manage the Space Launch System program costs and contracts.— NASA OIG (@NASAOIG) November 5, 2018...
    - 7 days ago 5 Nov 18, 7:43pm -
  • Google And NASA Ames Seek "Quantum Supremacy"
    Google has enlisted NASA to help it prove quantum supremacy within months, Technology Review "Quantum supremacy is the idea, so far undemonstrated, that a sufficiently powerful quantum computer will be able to complete certain mathematical calculatio…
    - 7 days ago 5 Nov 18, 6:10pm -
  • Yet Another Stealth Space Policy Meeting
    Keith's note: If you search for "Space Entrepreneurship Conference USC Marshall" you get this link but if you go there, it says "404 - Page Not Found". If you go to the events page at USC Marshall there is...
    - 8 days ago 5 Nov 18, 12:08am -
  • NASA's Astrobiology Programs Ignore One Another
    NASA Awards Grant for New Life Detection Project, NASA GSFC "NASA has awarded funding for a new interdisciplinary project called the Laboratory for Agnostic Biosignatures (LAB). The award, totaling nearly $7 million dollars, will be used to develop n…
    - 8 days ago 4 Nov 18, 11:21pm -
  • Quick Turn Around For Soyuz Launcher
    Пуск ракеты-носителя «Союз-ФГ» с пилотируемым кораблем #СоюзМС10. Видео с бортовых камер— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) November 1, 2018 U.S.-R…
    - 10 days ago 3 Nov 18, 12:32am -


  • newLanding Site Selected for UK ExoMars Rover
    A group of scientists and engineers in Leicester has recommended Oxia Planum as the best landing site for the British-built Mars rover....
    - 12 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 1:13pm -
  • newThe Science Of Space Weather
    Space weather is no abstract concept - it may happen in space, but its effects on Earth can be significant....
    - 12 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 12:52pm -
  • newGOCE Satellite Data Reveas Ancient Continents Under Antarctica
    It was five years ago this month that ESA's GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure - giving a new view of the remnants of lost continents hidden deep under the...
    - 12 hours ago 12 Nov 18, 12:42pm -
  • Earth from Space: Madagascar
    The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission takes us over Madagascar. This huge island nation, located off the east coast of Africa and seen in the left of the image, has a population of around 25 million....
    - 2 days ago 10 Nov 18, 2:55pm -
  • Himalayas in Pakistan As Seen From Orbit
    The International Space Station was orbiting 253 miles above northern Pakistan when this photograph was taken of a portion of the Himalayan mountain range....
    - 4 days ago 9 Nov 18, 3:19am -
  • Laboratory Experiments Probe The Formation of Stars and Planets
    The cosmos is a void dotted with stars and an ever-increasing number of newly-observed planets beyond our solar system. Yet, how these stars and planets formed out of clouds of interstellar dust and gas remains mysterious....
    - 4 days ago 9 Nov 18, 3:12am -
  • Borexino Sheds Light on Solar Neutrinos
    For more than ten years, the Borexino detector located 1,400 meters below surface of the Italian Gran Sasso massif has been exploring the interior of our Sun....
    - 4 days ago 9 Nov 18, 3:10am -
  • Parker Solar Probe OK After Close Solar Approach
    Parker Solar Probe is alive and well after skimming by the Sun at just 15 million miles from our star's surface....
    - 4 days ago 9 Nov 18, 3:03am -
  • Viewing A "Glory" From Orbit
    Despite humankind's scientific prowess there are still many phenomena that defy explanation or a common agreement on why something happens....
    - 5 days ago 8 Nov 18, 12:27am -
  • Animation: OSIRIS-REx Sees Bennu from All Sides
    This set of images shows the asteroid Bennu rotating for one full revolution....
    - 5 days ago 8 Nov 18, 12:25am -
  • Proba-V Images Impact Site On Yucatán Peninsula
    ESA's Proba-V minisatellite images the verdant Yucatán peninsula, once home to the Maya civilization and the site of the impact believed to have doomed the dinosaurs....
    - 5 days ago 8 Nov 18, 12:14am -
  • Astronomers Unveil Growing Black Holes in Colliding Galaxies
    Peering through thick walls of gas and dust surrounding the messy cores of merging galaxies, astronomers are getting their best view yet of close pairs of supermassive black holes as they march toward coalescence into mega black holes....
    - 5 days ago 8 Nov 18, 12:02am -
  • Orbital View Of Earth's Airglow
    On October 7, 2018, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) shot this photograph while orbiting at an altitude of more than 250 miles over Australia....
    - 6 days ago 7 Nov 18, 2:52am -
  • Orion Service Module Arrives
    The powerhouse that will help NASA's Orion spacecraft venture beyond the Moon is stateside....
    - 6 days ago 7 Nov 18, 2:50am -
  • Europe's MetOp-C Launched
    The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit....
    - 6 days ago 7 Nov 18, 2:48am -

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Lagoon Nebula is Stars, Gas, and Dust
The Lagoon Nebula is Stars, Gas, and Dust
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Astronaut Exploring: An Apollo 15 Panorama
Astronaut Exploring: An Apollo 15 Panorama
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The Old Moon in the Young Moon s Arms
The Old Moon in the Young Moon s Arms
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Little Planet Lookout
Little Planet Lookout
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Mars in the Loop
Mars in the Loop
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NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara
NGC 6188: The Dragons of Ara
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