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  • newMars InSight mission passes TVAC testing ahead of 2018 launch
    NASA’s “Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight)” mission has received another boost ahead of launch, as the spacecraft passed its Thermal vacuum (TVAC) milestone...Related posts:InSight Mars La…
    - 21 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 12:59am -
  • Long March 6 launches Jilin-1 trio
    China launched three commercial remote sensing satellites to be used for high definition video in what is known as the Jilin-1 constellation. The launch took place at 04:50...Related posts:Long March 3B successfully returns with dual Beidou-3 miss…
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 17, 9:58am -
  • Orion spacecraft enjoying calmer seas ahead of All-Hands review
    Preparations involving the Exploration Mission -1 (EM-1) Orion are enjoying a relatively trouble-free processing flow at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Milestones are being reached on all of...Related posts:Space Industry press forward with explo…
    - 3 days ago 20 Nov 17, 8:02pm -
  • Delta II launches on penultimate mission with JPSS-1
    United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched – at the third attempt – the penultimate Delta II mission on Saturday, carrying the JPSS-1 weather satellite on its path to orbit...Related posts:ULA Atlas V launches Landsat DCM spacecraft ULA Atlas V fi…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 17, 5:01am -
  • SpaceX stands down Falcon launch of clandestine Zuma satellite
    Just one month after the mission became public – and just seven months after its needed launch date was communicated to SpaceX – the commercial space juggernaut will...Related posts:SpaceX, Air Force assess more landing pads, Dragon processing…
    - 7 days ago 16 Nov 17, 6:11pm -
  • Long March 4C launches Fengyun-3D and HEAD-1 co-passenger
    China launched its latest Fengyun-3 polar orbiting meteorological satellite on Tuesday via a Long March 4C rocket. Launch – which included the HEAD-1 satellite as a co-passenger – took...No related posts.
    - 9 days ago 14 Nov 17, 7:05pm -
  • OA-8 Cygnus arrives and berths at the ISS
    Orbital ATK’s Cygnus resupply ship has completed its rendezvous at the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday morning. Cygnus launched to orbit on Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket from Wallops...Related posts:Cygnus delays ISS berthing foll…
    - 10 days ago 14 Nov 17, 12:18am -
  • Antares launches with OA-8 Cygnus en route to the ISS
    Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket has launched a Cygnus spacecraft on Sunday, beginning the company’s CRS-8 Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. Liftoff, from Launch Pad...Related posts:Cygnus delays ISS berthing…
    - 12 days ago 12 Nov 17, 6:13am -
  • Dream Chaser completes major Approach & Landing Test milestone
    Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser has successfully completed the second attempt at its all-important Approach and Landing Test when it was dropped into a free-flight from a helicopter and...No related posts.
    - 12 days ago 11 Nov 17, 9:00pm -
  • SpaceX static fires Zuma Falcon 9; engine test anomaly no issue for manifest
    SpaceX has conducted the important static fire of the Falcon 9 rocket that will be tasked with lofting the secretive Zuma payload to Low Earth Orbit next Wednesday....No related posts.
    - 12 days ago 11 Nov 17, 5:27pm -

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  • 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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  • First Known Interstellar Visitor Is an "Oddball"
    In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our solar system from interstellar space....
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 17, 5:22am -
  • Visualizing Integral's Orbits
    ESA's Integral space observatory has been orbiting Earth for 15 years, observing the ever-changing, powerful and violent cosmos in gamma rays, X-rays and visible light....
    - 3 days ago 21 Nov 17, 3:13am -
  • Recurring Martian Streaks: Flowing Sand, Not Water?
    Dark features on Mars previously considered evidence for subsurface flowing of water are interpreted by new research as granular flows, where grains of sand and dust slip downhill to make dark streaks, rather than the ground being darkened by seeping…
    - 3 days ago 20 Nov 17, 5:02pm -
  • First Interstellar Asteroid `Oumuamua is Like Nothing Seen Before
    For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space....
    - 3 days ago 20 Nov 17, 4:09pm -
  • Cargo Droid Approaches ISS During An Orbital Sunrise
    The Orbital ATK Cygnus resupply ship with its cymbal-ike UltraFlex solar arrays approaches the International Space Station s robotic arm Canadarm2 as both spacecraft fly into an orbital sunrise....
    - 4 days ago 20 Nov 17, 3:23am -
  • Orbital View Of Scorpion Reef
    About 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Progresso, Mexico, five small islands stand amidst the largest coral structure in the southern Gulf of Mexico....
    - 5 days ago 18 Nov 17, 5:03pm -
  • New NASA Insights into the Secret Lives of Plants
    From rainforests to croplands, boreal forests to mangroves, NASA will take a new look at terrestrial vegetation across our living planet over the next two years with several unique instruments in space, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Labora…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 17, 1:37am -
  • NASA ISS Weekly Space to Ground Report - November 17, 2017
    NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station....
    - 6 days ago 17 Nov 17, 10:18pm -
  • NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 16 November 2017 - Toilet Maintenance
    Expedition 53 checked out a specialized microscope and worked on the International Space Station's toilet today. More supplies and hardware are also being offloaded from the newly-arrived Cygnus cargo craft....
    - 6 days ago 17 Nov 17, 10:04pm -
  • Earth from Space: Salar de Atacama, Chile
    From the Salar de Atacama salt flat in the east to the Cordillera Domeyko mountains in the west, Sentinel-2 takes us over part of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile....
    - 6 days ago 17 Nov 17, 9:41pm -

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  • newMIT team design $100 handheld muon detector
    Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017At any given moment, the Earth's atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that have been blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far beyond the Solar System. When cosmic rays collide with th…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newDriverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
    London (AFP) Nov 23, 2017 A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure. As more and more…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newNASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun's power over ozone
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017High in the atmosphere, above weather systems, is a layer of ozone gas. Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen, absorbing the Sun's most harmful ultraviolet radiation and protecting living things below. But ozone is vuln…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newDrone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence
    Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 23, 2017Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes - but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newMeasuring neutron star sizes by using thermonuclear explosion models
    Turku, Finland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017Neutron stars are made out of cold ultra-dense matter. How this matter behaves is one of the biggest mysteries in modern nuclear physics. Researchers developed a new method for measuring the radius of neutron stars…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newGlobal light pollution increasing at a rate of two percent per year
    Tucson AZ (SPX) Nov 23, 2017Five years of advanced satellite images show that there is more artificial light at night across the globe, and that light at night is getting brighter. The rate of growth is approximately two percent each year in both…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newDark matter and dark energy: do they really exist?
    Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017A University of Geneva researcher has recently shown that the accelerating expansion of the universe and the movement of the stars in the galaxies can be explained without drawing on the concepts of dark matte…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newIceCube finds Earth can block high-energy particles from nuclear reactions
    University Park PA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017For the first time, a science experiment has measured Earth's ability to absorb neutrinos - the smaller-than-an-atom particles that zoom throughout space and through us by the trillions every second at nearly t…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newHow can you define nature
    Seattle WA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017Think, for a moment, about the last time you were out in nature. Were you in a city park? At a campground? On the beach? In the mountains? Now consider: What was this place like in your parents' time? Your grandpar…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newFirst known interstellar visitor is an 'oddball'
    Honolulu HI (SPX) Nov 23, 2017In October astronomers were surprised by a visitor that came racing into our Solar System from interstellar space. Now, researchers using the Gemini Observatory have determined that the first known object to graze our…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • new'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers
    Paris (AFP) Nov 23, 2017 It's November 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her two children a kiss goodbye before buckling them into the driverless car that will bring them to school. Sarah doesn't have a car and has no plans to buy one. L…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newNASA telescope studies quirky comet 45P
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017When comet 45P zipped past Earth early in 2017, researchers observing from NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, or IRTF, in Hawai'i gave the long-time trekker a thorough astronomical checkup. The results help fill in…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newForty years of Meteosat
    Paris (ESA) Nov 23, 2017ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundatio…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newHydrogen cars for the masses one step closer to reality
    Los Angeles CA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017UCLA researchers have designed a device that can use solar energy to inexpensively and efficiently create and store energy, which could be used to power electronic devices, and to create hydrogen fuel for eco-frien…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newTaking a Spin on Plasma Space Tornadoes with NASA Observations
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017Interplanetary space is hardly tranquil. High-energy charged particles from the Sun, as well as from beyond our solar system, constantly whizz by. These can damage satellites and endanger astronaut health - though, l…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -

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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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  • Today’s Tidbits: November 22, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for November 22, 2017:  Senate Appropriations Committee releases FY2018 defense bill; that evidence of flowing water on Mars — never mind; and have a Happy Thanksgiving!  Be sure to check our website for feature stories and f…
    - 1 day ago 22 Nov 17, 11:25am -
  • What’s Happening in Space Policy November 19-24, 2017
    Here is our list of space policy events for the week of November 19-24, 2017 and any insight we can offer about them.  The House and Senate are in recess this week (except for pro forma sessions). During the Week Thursday is Thanksgiving in the Unit…
    - 4 days ago 19 Nov 17, 4:14pm -
  • Perfect Countdown and Liftoff for JPSS-1
    NOAA’s new Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) spacecraft is finally in orbit.  This morning’s countdown and launch on a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket went perfectly, proving once more that the third time is the charm.   The…
    - 5 days ago 18 Nov 17, 11:14am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: November 17, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for November 17, 2017:  China’s space transportation roadmap; new IADC guidelines for LEO constellations; Arecibo gets good news. Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow us on Twitter (@SpcPlcyOnline) for…
    - 6 days ago 18 Nov 17, 3:33am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: November 16, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for November 16, 2017:  JPSS-1 now set for Saturday; Zuma not set at all; Senate passes final FY2018 NDAA; Virgin Orbit gets first DOD contract, creates VOX Space subsidiary.   Be sure to check our website for feature storie…
    - 7 days ago 17 Nov 17, 4:07am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: November 15, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for November 15, 2017:  another JPSS-1 launch delay; an amazing visualization of aerosols spread around the globe by this year’s hurricanes; two 2017 Pecora Award winners; House SS&T committee approves STEM bills.  Be sure t…
    - 8 days ago 15 Nov 17, 11:11pm -
  • Companies Agree FAA Best Agency to Regulate Non-Traditional Space Activities
    Representatives of four major companies agreed yesterday that the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) is the best federal agency to be placed in charge of regulating non-traditional space activities to ensure compliance with t…
    - 8 days ago 15 Nov 17, 12:14pm -
  • Today’s Tidbits: November 14, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for November 14, 2017:  House passes final version of FY2018 NDAA; Speaker Ryan floats idea of another CR; great video from Mars 2020 parachute deploy test; national security space expert Jeff Richelson dies. Be sure to check o…
    - 9 days ago 15 Nov 17, 3:47am -
  • Today’s Tidbits: November 13, 2017
    Here are our tidbits for November 13, 2017: Barry Myers doesn’t mention satellites in his statement for the Senate Commerce Committee; Scott Kelly reveals Russian spacewalk mishap.  Be sure to check our website for feature stories and follow us…
    - 10 days ago 14 Nov 17, 4:30am -
  • SNC’s Dream Chaser Takes Step Forward to Commercial Cargo
    Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) conducted a successful free flight of its Dream Chaser spacecraft this weekend.  Resembling a very small space shuttle, SNC plans to use it to take cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS) beginning as…
    - 10 days ago 14 Nov 17, 2:12am -

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NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Early Science Observations Revealed
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Early Science Observations Revealed
- 10 days ago 13 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
Hubble Movie Shows Movement of Light Echo Around Exploded Star
Hubble Movie Shows Movement of Light Echo Around Exploded Star
- 14 days ago 9 Nov 17, 6:00pm -
Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies
Hubble Sees Nearby Asteroids Photobombing Distant Galaxies
- 21 days ago 2 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
Hubble Observes Exoplanet that Snows Sunscreen
Hubble Observes Exoplanet that Snows Sunscreen
- 28 days ago 26 Oct 17, 5:00pm -
NASA Missions Catch First Light From a Gravitational-Wave Event
NASA Missions Catch First Light From a Gravitational-Wave Event
- 38 days ago 16 Oct 17, 2:00pm -
NASA's Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen
NASA's Hubble Observes the Farthest Active Inbound Comet Yet Seen
- 56 days ago 28 Sep 17, 5:00pm -

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The Scientific Quest to Explain Kepler’s Most Enigmatic Find
The Scientific Quest to Explain Kepler’s Most Enigmatic Find
- 50 days ago 4 Oct 17, 7:32pm -
What Does Kepler Have Its Eye On?
What Does Kepler Have Its Eye On?
- 84 days ago 31 Aug 17, 3:31pm -
Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
Scientists Improve Brown Dwarf Weather Forecasts
- 98 days ago 17 Aug 17, 5:36pm -
An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations
An Eclipse by Any Other Name: Doing Science with Transits and Occultations
- 98 days ago 17 Aug 17, 1:48pm -
Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller
Hidden Stars May Make Planets Appear Smaller
- 11 Jul 17, 4:25pm -
Geert Barentsen Talks About Bringing People Together To Contribute to Exoplanet Science
Geert Barentsen Talks About Bringing People Together To Contribute to Exoplanet Science
- 23 Jun 17, 5:08pm -

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  • newNASA Drone Race Pits Man Against Machine (Video)
    To showcase NASA's accomplishments on artificially intelligent navigation, the agency invited professional drone racer Ken Loo to go toe-to-toe with their software.
    - 9 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • newThanksgiving in Space Means Turkey, Work and Football for Astronauts
    Astronauts may not be able to raise turkeys in the International Space Station (ISS), but that doesn't stop the spacefarers from having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner!
    - 10 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • newTeresa Maria Zalewska has signed out. Teresa Maria Zalewska

    - 10 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 11:57am -
  • newThanksgiving 2017
      Wishing all our readers a very happy Thanksgiving in what has been quite a memorable and busy year. Be safe, have fun, and enjoy the leftovers. DID offers thanks to all of our readers, and to all American and allied soldiers in uniform. We will r…
    - 14 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • newNASA's TSIS-1 keeps an eye on Sun's power over ozone
    Greenbelt MD (SPX) Nov 23, 2017High in the atmosphere, above weather systems, is a layer of ozone gas. Ozone is Earth's natural sunscreen, absorbing the Sun's most harmful ultraviolet radiation and protecting living things below. But ozone is vuln…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newMassive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash
    Tokyo (AFP) Nov 23, 2017 Eight warships joined a US aircraft carrier and scores of helicopters and planes Thursday to search for three American sailors who went missing after their plane crashed in the Philippine Sea. The families of the missing…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newDrone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence
    Pasadena CA (JPL) Nov 23, 2017Drone racing is a high-speed sport demanding instinctive reflexes - but humans won't be the only competitors for long. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, put their work to the…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newDriverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars
    London (AFP) Nov 23, 2017 A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure. As more and more…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newN. Korea calls US terror listing a 'serious provocation'
    Seoul (AFP) Nov 22, 2017 North Korea condemned its US terror listing as a "serious provocation" on Wednesday, warning that sanctions would never force it to abandon its nuclear weapons programme. The response came shortly after China, the North'…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newSkype joins list of apps on China blacklist
    Shanghai (AFP) Nov 22, 2017 Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet tools on China's blacklist, disappearing from download stores with Apple saying Wednesday it was ordered by the government to remove certain apps. Skype is n…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newBooming life for 'PUBG' death-match computer game
    Oakland, United States (AFP) Nov 22, 2017 Scores of virtual warriors faced off in a Hunger Games-style death match in a massive, real-world eSports matchup of upstart shooter game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds." The computer game's rise has been…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newChina slams 'wrong' US sanctions on N. Korea-tied traders
    Beijing (AFP) Nov 22, 2017 China on Wednesday rejected new United States sanctions targeting Chinese traders doing business with North Korea as "wrong", stressing that it has enforced UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear provocations. The Chine…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newMeasuring neutron star sizes by using thermonuclear explosion models
    Turku, Finland (SPX) Nov 23, 2017Neutron stars are made out of cold ultra-dense matter. How this matter behaves is one of the biggest mysteries in modern nuclear physics. Researchers developed a new method for measuring the radius of neutron stars…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newMIT team design $100 handheld muon detector
    Boston MA (SPX) Nov 23, 2017At any given moment, the Earth's atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that have been blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far beyond the Solar System. When cosmic rays collide with th…
    - 16 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 6:37am -
  • newNew Reforestation Project Aims to Plant 73 Million Trees in Amazon Rainforest
    Image Source: www.inhabitat.com Good news has come for the Amazon rainforest, as a new and promising project aimed at reforestation has been laid out to help restore this natural wonder back to its original glorious state. Conservation Internationa…
    - 19 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 3:53am -
  • newOperation IceCube --"Will Antarctica's Ice Reveal a New Physics of the Universe?" (WATCH Video)
    "Understanding how neutrinos interact is key to the operation of IceCube," explained Francis Halzen, principal investigator for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory and a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of physics. "We were of course hoping for…
    - 19 hours ago 23 Nov 17, 3:15am -
  • newNASA to test Mars spacecraft with mission to Moon
    NASA is planning to again bring humans to the Moon since the last mission back in 1972. The new Orion spacecraft will be used for this mission which has been intentionally built to explore the moon, Mars, and deeper into space. However, before it ca…
    - 23 hours ago 22 Nov 17, 11:37pm -
  • Out There: An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien
    Astronomers offer new details about Oumuamua, a probable asteroid arriving from beyond the solar system and leaving in a big hurry.
    - 1 day ago 22 Nov 17, 8:02pm -
  • These Streaks on Mars Could be Flowing Sand, not Water
    When robotic missions first began to land on the surface of Mars in the 1970s, they revealed a harsh, cold and desiccated landscape. This effectively put an end generations of speculation about “Martian canals” and the possibility of life on Mar…
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  • Galactic Panspermia: Interstellar Dust Could Transport Life from Star to Star
    The theory of Panspermia states that life exists through the cosmos, and is distributed between planets, stars and even galaxies by asteroids, comets, meteors and planetoids. In this respect, life began on Earth about 4 billion years ago after micro…
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  • Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 22, 2017: Andy Weir and ARTEMIS
    Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg ChartYourWorld.org) Special…
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  • ESO/NASA Video --Alien Interstellar Object "Unlike Anything We've Ever Seen" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)
    For the first time ever, astronomers have studied a 400-meter-long "monolith-like" asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world sh…
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  • WFIRST Report Released
    WFIRST Independent External Technical/Management/Cost Review (WIETR), NASA "This report responds to the questions asked in the Terms of Reference (TOR) that established the WIETR and includes recommendations and options for NASA to consider. This rep…
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  • "It Appears that Dark Energy May Not Actually Exist" --A New Assault on the Very Existence of this Unknown Phenomena
    Researchers have hypothesized that the universe contains "dark matter." They have also posited the existence of "dark energy." These two hypotheses account for the movement of stars in galaxies and for the accelerating expansion of the universe. But…
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  • Tech We’re Using: How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone
    Space shuttle launches were Earth-rattling when seen in person. Now rocket launches can be covered through an iPhone, says Kenneth Chang, who covers space for The Times.
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  • The LIGO Spacetime Event --"First Giant Galaxy We Observed had a New Source of Light Popping Right Out at Us" (WATCH Video)
    "We've shown that the heaviest elements in the periodic table, whose origin was shrouded in mystery until today are made in the mergers of neutron stars,” said Edo Berger with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "Each merger can produc…
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  • Space Jelly: Alien Message or Ghostly Ectoplasm?
    Space jelly, star jelly, star rot, star snot or (my personal favourite) moon poo is a squidgy white goo that can be found on grassland and on the lower branches of trees, usually appearing after a meteor shower. People who’ve seen it report that i…
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  • New method to measure neutron star size uses modeling based on thermonuclear explosions
    (University of Turku) Neutron stars are made out of cold ultra-dense matter. How this matter behaves is one of the biggest mysteries in modern nuclear physics. Researchers developed a new method for measuring the radius of neutron stars which helps t…
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  • Lightning, with a chance of antimatter
    (Kyoto University) Researchers find that lightning strikes causes photonuclear reactions in the atmosphere, creating antimatter.
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  • This week from AGU: Scientists counter threat of flooding on coral reef coasts
    (American Geophysical Union) This week from AGU: Scientists counter threat of flooding on coral reef coasts, and more.
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  • Five Brookhaven Lab scientists named 2017 American Physical Society Fellows
    (DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Anatoly Frenkel, Morgan May, Rachid Nouicer, Eric Stach, and Peter Steinberg were recognized for their outstanding contributions to astrophysics, materials physics, and nuclear physics.
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  • NASA views severe rain storms over western Saudi Arabia
    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) As intense rain storms moved into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 21, NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Mission or GPM core satellite analyzed the severe storms.
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  • KC-390 touches down in Florida ahead of tests | E-6B Mercury to get comms upgrade | Philippines arms MPACs with Spike missiles
    Americas Rockwell Collins has been awarded a $12.7 million contract modification to carry out upgrade work on the communication systems of US Navy E-6B Mercury aircraft. Under the award, the Navy will exercise an option for the installation of Block…
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  • The USA’s E-6 Fleet: Take Charge, And Move Out!
    E-6B TACAMO (click to view full) The USA’s E-6 Mercury (aka. TACAMO, as in TAke Charge And Move Out) “survivable airborne communication system” airplanes support their Navy’s SSBN ballistic missile submarine force and overall strategic forces…
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  • Embraer’s Multinational KC-390 Tactical Air Transport Program
    KC-390 refuels AMXs (click to view full) Global competition in the 20-ton air transport segment continues to intensify, with Brazil’s launch of its KC-390 program. Embraer figures reportedly place the global C-130 replacement market at around 700 a…
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  • AW101 Flies off With Norway’s SAR Helicopter Competition
    NH90 NFH: Out (click to view full) In September 2001, the NH90 medium helicopter was chosen as the common helicopter for the Nordic Standard Helicopter Programme, serving the navies of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Norway’s share was up to 24 machine…
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  • Ball of light seen mysteriously glowing in the night in Siberia
    Image Source: Alexey Yakovlev via www.siberiantimes.com A mysterious ball of light that appeared amidst the night sky was reportedly seen by locals across northern stretches of Russia just recently. Those who’ve seen the orb of light took to soci…
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  • Waiting For Bridenstine
    Is Trump's NASA Nominee Ready to Tackle Climate Change?, Wired "[Tony] Busalacchi, who has twice testified before Bridenstine's House Subcommittee on Space, says he's had two phone calls with Bridenstine since his nomination became public September 1…
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  • Rendezvous With `Oumuamua
    Keith's note: Larger image. Objects are to scale. But the way that this thing rotates might dictate a more prudent station keeping distance. First Interstellar Asteroid `Oumuamua is Like Nothing Seen Before, ESO "Observations from ESO's Very Large Te…
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  • Budweiser barley bound for orbit
    Looking towards the day when astronauts enjoy "Bud on Mars," Anheuser-Busch on Tuesday (Nov 21) revealed it will send 20 Budweiser barley seeds on a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station. The seeds will be the focus of two ex…
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  • Huge Seal Lounges Around On Alaska Airport And Causes Flight Delays
    Some passengers at the Will Rogers Memorial Airport in Utqiagvik, northern Alaska had their flights delayed as a big seal was found lounging around on the airport’s runway! The 450-pound seal appeared to be comfortably sunbathing on the runway, wh…
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  • NASA Is Dark In Some Places (Update)
    Keith's 4:40 pm Update: They fixed it....
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  • Facebook, Airbus team up on high-altitude UAVs
    Facebook and Airbus have teamed up to lobby the International Telecommunication Union allocate more capacity on the spectrum of radio signals for high-altitude pseudo-satelliltes (HAPS) and work together on development.
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  • SpaceX Resuming Launches from Damaged Pad 40 on Dec. 4 with Station Resupply Flight for NASA; Covert Zuma Remains on Hold
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – After postponing last week’s liftoff of the covert ‘Zuma’ spy satellite due to last minute concerns about the reliability of the payload fairing encapsulating it while poised for liftoff at KSC pad 39, SpaceX is s…
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  • Tropical Cyclone Information System Updated to Include New Satellite Data Sets
    Technology DevelopmentThe Tropical Cyclone Information System (TCIS) is a tool that fuses hurricane models and observations within a web-based system to improve forecasting capabilities. TCIS provides scientists with the capability to ov…
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  • 20 Years of Global Biosphere
    By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is growing.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 07:00
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  • Visualization of the 2017 Hurricane Season
    This visualization follows sea salt, dust, and smoke from July 31 to November 1, 2017 to reveal how these particles are transported across the map.News Article Type: Homepage ArticlesPublished: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 -…
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  • Cheaper biofuel production now possible because of a synthetic biology breakthrough
    It has been known that the process of biofuel production is quite expensive. However, it can now become cheaper and more efficient when the efforts of a US Laboratory and start-up are realized. This comes after the development of a trailblazing clon…
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  • Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists
    Astronomers recently scrambled to observe an intriguing asteroid that zipped through the solar system on a steep trajectory from interstellar space—the first confirmed object from another star. News Article Type: Homepage Art…
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  • International cooperation and competition in space (part 1)
    When should countries, including the United States, work together with other countries on space projects, and when should they compete against one another? In the first of a two-part examination, Cody Knipfer looks at some of the key factors affectin…
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