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  • newFrom the Farside --"Supermassive Black Holes May Harbor Advanced Civilizations"
    "We hypothesize that the advanced civilizations may live safely inside the supermassive black holes in the galactic nuclei being invisible from the outside," said Russian cosmologist Vyacheslav Vyacheslav Dokuchaev at Moscow's Institute for Nuclear R…
    - 37 mins ago 24 Apr 18, 1:30pm -
  • newToday's Top Science Headline --"There is No Past or Future" (WATCH Video)
    The smooth “flow” of time is an illusion, that “The events of the world do not form an orderly queue like the English, they crowd around chaotically like the Italians,” says Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist who wants to...  …
    - 20 hours ago 23 Apr 18, 5:46pm -
  • newThe Milky Way --"Still Growing at 13-Billion Years"
    "Our Milky Way is more than 13 billion years old, so it is not young anymore, but the galaxy still has both a central bulge of old stars and spiral arms of young stars," said Matthew Colless from Australia National...       
    - 22 hours ago 23 Apr 18, 4:29pm -
  • newTotally Different DNA Structure Identified --"It's DNA, But Not as We Know It"
    "When most of us think of DNA, we think of the double helix," says Associate Professor Daniel Christ (Head, Antibody Therapeutics Lab, Garvan) who co-led the research. "This new research reminds us that totally different DNA structures exist - and...…
    - 23 hours ago 23 Apr 18, 3:34pm -
  • newLast Week's Top 5 Space & Science Headlines
    "We'll Find Planets of a Kind Never Seen Before" 100,000-year-Old Hashtag: "The First Human Symbol?" "We Truly Don't Know What It Is" --Mystery Milky-Way Spectrum of Light Observed It's About Expanding Earth! Over the Next 10 Years, Space Will Become…
    - 24 hours ago 23 Apr 18, 2:15pm -

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  • Statements on Jim Bridenstine’s Senate Confirmation as NASA Administrator
    The following are statements from Rep. Jim Bridenstine and acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot on Thursday’s U.S. Senate confirmation of Bridenstine as the 13th Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration:
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 18, 6:33pm -
  • NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit
    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.
    - 6 days ago 19 Apr 18, 12:09am -
  • NASA to Discuss Demonstration of New Space Exploration Power System
    Media are invited to attend a news conference at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 2, to discuss a recent experiment to demonstrate a new nuclear reactor power system designed for space.
    - 6 days ago 18 Apr 18, 5:38pm -
  • NASA TV Updates Launch Coverage for Planet-Hunting Mission TESS
    NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) now is scheduled for launch today at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 18, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
    - 6 days ago 18 Apr 18, 3:07pm -
  • NASA Celebrates Earth Day with #NASA4Earth Tools, Events
    This Earth Day, NASA invites you to create your own shareable views of our home planet, help combat mosquito-transmitted diseases, and watch our fleet of Earth-observing spacecraft as they circle the globe.
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 18, 5:30pm -

Space Politics Blog

  • A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial space, and related topi…
    - 2 Sep 14, 3:24pm -
  • House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion programs. In…
    - 28 Aug 14, 4:28pm -
  • With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced Wednesday that…
    - 28 Aug 14, 12:18am -
  • Air Force starts search for an RD-180 replacement
    Although the supply of Russian-built RD-180 engines that power the first stage of the Atlas V do not appear to be in the same level of jeopardy as feared earlier this year—United Launch Alliance took delivery of two of those engines last week—the…
    - 26 Aug 14, 4:12pm -
  • House gearing up for CR to last until December
    With no sign of progress on appropriations bills stalled in the Senate, the House is making plans to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that will keep the government running at least into December, a top House member said this week. In an inte…
    - 22 Aug 14, 1:23pm -
  • As China tests ASAT, US pushes multilateral space security efforts
    In a speech at a US Strategic Command symposium last week, a top State Department official made the case again for various multilateral efforts to improve space security, even as China appeared to perform another test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) wea…
    - 21 Aug 14, 2:58pm -
  • Buzz Aldrin endorses candidate in Alaska Senate race
    Republicans in Alaska are going to the polls today to select a candidate to run against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich (D) in the November general election. One of those candidates is hoping that a last-minute endorsement from a famous former astronaut w…
    - 19 Aug 14, 3:21pm -
  • The curious case of a deleted Forbes.com commentary on SpaceX
    SpaceX is no stranger to both strong support and harsh criticism of its activities, particularly in political circles. Last month, for example, three members of the House of Representatives asked NASA for details on an “epidemic of anomalies” the…
    - 19 Aug 14, 2:19pm -
  • Improving SOFIA
    Although a final resolution may not come until late this year, when Congress finally approves a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill, it appears that NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) program has survived its near-deat…
    - 14 Aug 14, 3:57pm -
  • Orion manager warns he’s “challenged” to make December 2017 launch
    In two separate public appearances last week, the manager of NASA’s Orion spacecraft warned that he is “challenged” to keep Orion on track for the first Space Launch System (SLS) mission in late 2017. Mark Geyer spoke at the Mars Society’s a…
    - 13 Aug 14, 3:13pm -

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  • newThe Composition of Uranus' Atmosphere
    Hydrogen sulfide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odor, permeates the upper atmosphere of the planet Uranus - as has been long debated, but never definitively proven....
    - 60 mins ago 24 Apr 18, 1:08pm -
  • newVice President Pence Swears in New NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
    Jim Bridenstine officially took office as the 13th administrator of NASA Monday after he was given the oath of office by Vice President Mike Pence at the agency's headquarters in Washington....
    - 14 hours ago 23 Apr 18, 11:55pm -
  • newAristarchus Plateau As Seen From Lunar Orbit
    The Aristarchus plateau is an area of the Moon ripe for future exploration due to the diversity of its impact and volcanic materials....
    - 17 hours ago 23 Apr 18, 8:43pm -
  • newCape Verde Seen From Orbit
    A trio of islands that are part of the volcanic ten-island nation of Cape Verde is pictured off the northwestern coast of Africa as the International Space Station orbited over the Atlantic Ocean....
    - 17 hours ago 23 Apr 18, 8:38pm -
  • newOrbital View Of Prescribed Fires In Tasmania
    The Tasmania Fire Service webpage shows that all fires captured in this Aqua image from April 20, 2018 are, in fact, fires deliberately set for land management....
    - 18 hours ago 23 Apr 18, 8:33pm -

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Space Daily

  • newNanoRacks space station airlock "Bishop" completes CDR, moves to fab stage
    Webster TX (SPX) Apr 24, 2018The NanoRacks Space Station Airlock Module "Bishop" met another major milestone with completion of the Critical Design Review (CDR) on March 20 and 21, 2018 in Houston, Texas. This milestone begins the transition from…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newAerospace offers new solutions for Space Traffic Management
    Colorado Springs CO (SPX) Apr 24, 2018The Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) released two new policy papers that examine major implications for space traffic management due to the proliferation of small, hard-to-tr…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newEuropean Solar Telescope will help us to crack mysteries of Sun
    Belfast UK (SPX) Apr 19, 2018A group of international scientists have met at Queen's University Belfast to finalise plans for a next generation telescope which will help to crack the mysteries of the Sun. The revolutionary four-metre telescope…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newVostochny Cosmodrome preps for first tourist visit
    Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia (Sputnik) Apr 24, 2018Foreign tourists interested in checking out the inner workings of Russia's brand new spaceport, or making a selfie against the backdrop of a rocket as it blasts off into space will soon get their…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newGalaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age
    Sydney, Australia (SPX) Apr 24, 2018A new international study involving The Australian National University (ANU) and The University of Sydney has found that galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age. Co-researcher Professor Matthew Colless…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newStudents help NASA researchers decide what plants to grow in space
    Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Apr 24, 2018NASA scientists with advanced degrees aren't the only ones deciding what crops should be grown in space. Students, including a special group from Columbus, Ohio, are also taking a bite out of this tasty ca…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newFace recognition for galaxies: Artificial intelligence brings new tools to astronomy
    Santa Cruz CA (SPX) Apr 24, 2018A machine learning method called "deep learning," which has been widely used in face recognition and other image- and speech-recognition applications, has shown promise in helping astronomers analyze images of galax…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newChina to name relay satellite for Chang'e-4 lunar probe
    Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2018China will give a name to the relay satellite for the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, which is expected to land softly on the far side of the Moon in late 2018. The name will be announced on China's Space Day on April 24, mark…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newFirst China Aerospace Conference to be held on April 24
    Beijing (XNA) Apr 23, 2018As part of the events that mark China's Space Day, the first China Aerospace Conference will be held in Harbin in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on April 24, according to an official from China National Space Adm…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newWhat do Uranus's cloud tops have in common with rotten eggs?
    Washington DC (SPX) Apr 24, 2018Hydrogen sulfide, the gas that gives rotten eggs their distinctive odor, permeates the upper atmosphere of the planet Uranus - as has been long debated, but never definitively proven. Based on sensitive spectroscopi…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newAtomic Lego guides light below one nanometer
    Barcelona, Spain (SPX) Apr 20, 2018All electronic devices in our daily lives - computers, smartphones etc. - consist of billions of transistors, the key building block invented in Bell Labs in the late 1940s. The transistor started out being as big…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newNew camera tech reveals underwater ecosystems from above
    Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2018Scuba divers and snorkelers spend vacations visiting exotic coastal locations to see vibrant coral ecosystems. Researchers also don their gear to dive beneath the surface, not for the stunning views, but to study…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newGPS sensor web helps forecasters warn of monsoon flash floods
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 24, 2018In the American Southwest and in northwestern Mexico, more than half the annual rainfall often comes in the form of the torrential and unpredictable downpours of the North American monsoon. As in monsoon seasons acro…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newGiant group of octopus moms discovered in the deep sea
    Chicago IL (SPX) Apr 19, 2018We know more about the surface of the moon that we do about the bottom of the ocean. The sea floor is an alien landscape, with crushing pressure, near-total darkness, and fluids wafting from cracks in the Earth's crust…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -
  • newSatellite imagery sheds light on agricultural water use
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Apr 24, 2018Earth may be the "Blue Planet," with more than 70 percent of its surface covered in water, but it is still a thirsty planet, with freshwater in heavy demand. The most significant draw on the water supply is crop irri…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 2:31am -

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  • CBS News Space Page is Moving!
    By WILLIAM HARWOODCBS NewsEDITOR’S NOTE: We are in the process of moving stories on this page to the CBS News Sci-Tech page. This site will be taken down in the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience!
    - 30 Jul 15, 3:32am -
  • Cause of Russian Progress failure still TBD
    Four weeks after a Progress space station supply ship spun out of control in a launch mishap, Russian engineers have not yet revealed what might have gone wrong, casting a cloud of uncertainty over downstream flights of unpiloted cargo ships as well…
    - 28 May 15, 2:51am -
  • NASA selects instruments for Europa mission
    Taking a major step toward an eventual robotic mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, NASA has selected nine sophisticated instruments for a solar-powered spacecraft designed to find out whether the hidden realm could support life of some sort, agency o…
    - 26 May 15, 8:45pm -
  • SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth
    A SpaceX cargo capsule loaded with 3,100 pounds of research samples, no-longer-needed equipment and trash returned to Earth Thursday after a month-long stay at the International Space Station.
    - 21 May 15, 6:25pm -
  • X-37B spaceplane launched on secret mission
    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket thundered away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, boosting an unpiloted military spaceplane into orbit for a secret mission.
    - 21 May 15, 2:13am -
  • Air Force set to launch spaceplane on mostly secret mission
    An Air Force X-37B spaceplane, a mini shuttle making the program's fourth flight, is poised for launch Wednesday on a mostly classified mission featuring an unusual hitchhiker: a small publicly-funded satellite built to test the feasibility of using…
    - 19 May 15, 5:35pm -
  • Brightman steps down from station flight
    Soprano and would-be space tourist Sarah Brightman, who was in training for a flight to the International Space Station this fall aboard a Russian Soyuz ferry craft, will not be chasing her dream aloft after all, the singer's website and Facebook pag…
    - 13 May 15, 7:45pm -
  • Russia delays upcoming ISS flights in wake of Progress failure
    Russia is delaying the return to Earth of three space station crew members by about a month in the wake of the April 18 failure of a Russian Progress supply ship. Launch of three fresh crew members also will be delayed, from May 26 to late July.
    - 12 May 15, 8:33pm -
  • SpaceX stages emergency escape system test
    Simulating a launch pad emergency, an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule was blasted away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, shooting to an altitude of several thousand feet before arcing over for an offshore splashdown in a dramatic emergency escape system…
    - 6 May 15, 2:15pm -
  • SpaceX gears up for pad abort test
    SpaceX is readying an unmanned Dragon capsule for a simulated launch pad abort Wednesday, a short, high-speed flight to demonstrate an innovative rocket-powered escape system designed to quickly pull a crew to safety in the event of an impending boos…
    - 5 May 15, 4:24pm -
  • Messenger probe, out of gas, crashes into Mercury
    NASA's hardy Messenger spacecraft, out of fuel at the end of a remarkably successful 11-year mission, ended its life with a bang Thursday, smashing into the hellish surface of Mercury at some 8,750 miles per hour and blasting out a new crater in the…
    - 30 Apr 15, 9:01pm -
  • Blue Origin launches sub-orbital New Shepard test flight
    Blue Origin, a rocket engine and spacecraft development company owned by Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, carried out an unpiloted maiden test flight of the company's New Shepard sub-orbital launch vehicle Wednesday, the company revealed early Thursday.
    - 30 Apr 15, 7:19am -
  • New Horizons detects possible polar cap on Pluto
    New photos and animations of Pluto and its large moon Charon taken by the fast-approaching New Horizons probe are revealing distinct surface features for the first time, including a bright area that could be a snowy polar cap, mission managers said W…
    - 29 Apr 15, 9:30pm -
  • Russian abandon efforts to salvage wayward cargo ship
    Russian flight controllers have given up attempting to salvage a Progress cargo ship loaded with 3 tons of supplies and equipment intended for the International Space Station. Instead, the spacecraft likely will re-enter the atmosphere and burn up wi…
    - 29 Apr 15, 4:04pm -
  • Progress cargo ship spins out of control after launch
    A Russian Progress supply ship loaded with more than 3 tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station apparently spun out of control shortly after reaching orbit Tuesday, putting the resupply mission in jeopardy.
    - 28 Apr 15, 2:34pm -

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Space Politicy Online

  • newThe Bridenstine Era Begins
    Former Congressman Jim Bridenstine took the oath of office today becoming NASA’s 13th Administrator.  Vice President Mike Pence presided over the ceremony at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC bringing greetings from President Trump, “a great c…
    - 11 hours ago 24 Apr 18, 3:15am -
  • What’s Happening in Space Policy April 22-28, 2018
    Here is SpacePolicyOnline.com’s list of space policy events for the week of April 22-28, 2018 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in session this week. During the Week Happy Earth Day!  The Earth Day Network has cho…
    - 2 days ago 22 Apr 18, 5:08pm -
  • Bridenstine to be Sworn In As NASA Administrator April 23
    Jim Bridenstine will be sworn into office as NASA Administrator on Monday, April 23, 2018.  Vice President Mike Pence, who chairs the White House National Space Council, will officiate.  The ceremony will be webcast. Bridenstine was confirmed by th…
    - 3 days ago 21 Apr 18, 11:19am -
  • Bridenstine Confirmed as NASA Administrator On Party-Line Vote
    Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) was confirmed by the Senate this afternoon to be the next Administrator of NASA.  The vote was along party lines: 50-49.   Bridenstine is taking over the agency as Robert Lightfoot retires.  A career NASA civil s…
    - 5 days ago 19 Apr 18, 8:28pm -
  • Bridenstine Nomination Squeaks Through Cloture After Flake Changes His Vote – UPDATE
    The Senate narrowly voted to proceed with consideration of Rep. Jim Bridenstine’s (R-Oklahoma) nomination to be NASA Administrator this afternoon.  The 50-48 vote came only after Arizona Republican Jeff Flake changed his vote from no to yes, resol…
    - 6 days ago 18 Apr 18, 8:33pm -
  • NASA Authorization Bill Clears Committee with Bipartisan Support After Last Minute Negotiations
    The House Science, Space, and Technology (SS&T) Committee approved a FY2018-2019 NASA authorization bill (H.R. 5503) on a 26-7 bipartisan vote today.  Winning the support of committee Democrats involved last minute negotiations while the markup was…
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 18, 9:21pm -
  • Today’s Tidbits: April 16, 2018
    Here are SpacePolicyOnline.com’s tidbits for April 16, 2018: new CSIS Space Threat Assessment report, an update on Europa Clipper, and the cause of the Long March 5 failure last year.  Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow…
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 18, 3:44am -
  • Bridenstine Nomination Finally Headed to the Senate Floor
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a procedural step this afternoon to bring to a vote the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) to be the next NASA Administrator.  NASA has been operating without a presidentially-appointed Senate…
    - 7 days ago 17 Apr 18, 2:51am -
  • Pence Promises New Space Traffic Management Policy Soon
    Vice President Mike Pence announced today that the National Space Council will soon present to the President a new policy on Space Traffic Management.  The need to manage the growing congestion in Earth orbit has been discussed for years.  Many exp…
    - 8 days ago 17 Apr 18, 1:17am -
  • Draft NASA Authorization Bill — Wait and See on ISS Transition, WFIRST
    The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will mark up a FY2018-2019 NASA authorization bill, H.R. 5503, on Tuesday.  The bill addresses the future of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRS…
    - 8 days ago 16 Apr 18, 3:29am -

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Hubble 28th Anniversary Image Captures Roiling Heart of Vast Stellar Nursery
Hubble 28th Anniversary Image Captures Roiling Heart of Vast Stellar Nursery
- 5 days ago 19 Apr 18, 2:00pm -
Hubble Makes the First Precise Distance Measurement to an Ancient Globular Star Cluster
Hubble Makes the First Precise Distance Measurement to an Ancient Globular Star Cluster
- 20 days ago 4 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
NASA Awards Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships
NASA Awards Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships
- 21 days ago 3 Apr 18, 5:00pm -
Hubble Uncovers the Farthest Star Ever Seen
Hubble Uncovers the Farthest Star Ever Seen
- 22 days ago 2 Apr 18, 3:00pm -
Dark Matter Goes Missing in Oddball Galaxy
Dark Matter Goes Missing in Oddball Galaxy
- 27 days ago 28 Mar 18, 5:00pm -
Kepler Solves Mystery of Fast and Furious Explosions
Kepler Solves Mystery of Fast and Furious Explosions
- 29 days ago 26 Mar 18, 3:00pm -

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Doug Caldwell Talks About the Data Pipeline for the TESS Mission
Doug Caldwell Talks About the Data Pipeline for the TESS Mission
- 11 days ago 13 Apr 18, 2:52pm -
What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’
What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’
- 12 days ago 12 Apr 18, 2:21pm -
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars
Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars
- 29 days ago 26 Mar 18, 1:50pm -
Jessie Dotson and Geert Barentsen, Kepler’s Contributions to Astronomy
Jessie Dotson and Geert Barentsen, Kepler’s Contributions to Astronomy
- 32 days ago 23 Mar 18, 6:29pm -
Charlie Sobeck Talks About Kepler’s Upcoming End of Flight
Charlie Sobeck Talks About Kepler’s Upcoming End of Flight
- 40 days ago 15 Mar 18, 6:30pm -
NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Nearing the End as Fuel Runs Low
NASA’s Kepler Spacecraft Nearing the End as Fuel Runs Low
- 41 days ago 14 Mar 18, 2:00pm -

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