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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 28 May 2017

2017-05-29 01:45:06
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 28 May 2017

SpaceX Targets June 1 Launch of Space Station Cargo Delivery Mission for NASA

2017-05-28 23:58:59

SpaceX is targeting a June 1 blastoff for the firms next cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA following today?s (May 28) successful test firing of the Falcon 9 booster?s main engines on the Florida Space Coast under sunny skies.

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Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 27 May 2017

2017-05-28 14:58:07
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 27 May 2017

Curious Kids: What Plants Could Grow in the Goldilocks Zone of Space?

2017-05-28 07:00:00
Imagine a planet like the Earth, orbiting a distant star. Could that planet have life? Well, life on Earth (the only life we know) needs liquid water. So to find life on another planet, we think that that planet would have to be "just right."

Space Station Soundtrack: Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Shares His #Songs4Space

2017-05-28 06:59:00
During his first stay at the International Space Station, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet documented his life in orbit by sharing his #songs4space on Twitter.

Cassini Takes Most Dangerous Saturn Ring Dive Yet

2017-05-28 06:58:00
The Cassini spacecraft completes its sixth dive between Saturn and its rings today (May 28), and this is the most dangerous dive yet through the inner edge of Saturn's D ring.

Understanding Star Formation in the Nucleus of Galaxy IC 342

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Columbia MD (SPX) May 28, 2017
An international team of researchers used NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, to make maps of the ring of molecular clouds that encircles the nucleus of galaxy IC 342. The maps determined the proportion of hot gas surrounding young stars as well as cooler gas available for future star formation. The SOFIA maps indicate that most of the gas in the central zone of IC 34

Researchers find new way to control light with electric fields

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Raleigh NC (SPX) May 29, 2017
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields. "Our method is similar to the technique used to provide the computing capabilities of computers," says Linyou Cao, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at NC State and corresponding author of a paper on the work. "In computers, an electric field is

New NASA Mission to Study Mysterious Neutron Stars, Aid in Deep Space Navigation

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Greenbelt MD (SPX) May 29, 2017
A new NASA mission is headed for the International Space Station next month to observe one of the strangest observable objects in the universe. Launching June 1, the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) will be installed aboard the space station as the first mission dedicated to studying neutron stars, a type of collapsed star that is so dense scientists are unsure how matter

Russia thinks microorganisms may be living outside the space station

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2017
Officials with Russia's space agency, Romoscos, say their scientists have identified plankton and other microorganisms among dust samples collected from the outside of the International Space Station. "The micrometeorites and comet dust that settle on the ISS surface may contain biogenic substance of extra-terrestrial origin in its natural form," Roscosmos officials said in a news relea

The race to trace TRAPPIST-1h

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Bern, Switzerland (SPX) May 29, 2017
After 60 hours of non-stop work, researchers at the University of Bern being part of an international team reached their hoped-for goal: They were the first to measure the orbital period for the outermost planet of the famous TRAPPIST-1 system which made The race to trace TRAPPIST-1hs worldwide. The new result confirms that the seven Earth-size planets around the ultra-cool dwarf are lined up in

Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black Hole

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Baltimore MD (SPX) May 28, 2017
For the first time in history, astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) and NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star, only to find that it disappeared out of sight. It went out with a whimper instead of a bang. The star, whi

Engines of twingenuity: NASA's twin study investigators have a meeting of the minds

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Houston TX (SPX) May 28, 2017
If you took all the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in your body and strung it end-to-end, it would reach all the way to Pluto and back. The Twins Study, looking at the effects of space on the human body at the genetic level by studying identical twins Scott Kelly and Mark Kelly, investigates far more than DNA and has generated a vast amount of data. It includes researching proteins, metabolit

NOAA's newest geostationary satellite will be positioned as GOES-East this fall

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Washington DC (SPX) May 28, 2017
GOES-16, the most advanced weather satellite NOAA has ever developed, will be moved to the GOES-East position at 75 degrees west longitude, once it is declared operational in November. Top officials from NOAA announced the long-awaited decision at the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook news conference in College Park, Maryland. "As a Florida resident, I am particularly proud of the imp

Student-Made Mars Rover Concepts Lift Off

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Hampton VA (SPX) May 28, 2017
Witnessing a rocket launch is a special occasion. Watching a rocket launch with materials you made go up into the sky is priceless. That's how it felt for researchers from NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and students from Virginia Tech and the University of Central Florida as they watched a sounding rocket launch on Tuesday, May 16 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility i

Illinois Company Among Hundreds Supporting NASA Mission to Mars

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Rockford IL (VOA) May 29, 2017
Few people who live along a quiet, tree-lined stretch of Fulton Street realize that inside the buildings at the end of their neighborhood, the future of human spaceflight is taking shape. "I would doubt many people in Rockford know Ingersoll is manufacturing these components," Mike Reese, director of sales for Ingersoll Machine Tools, told VOA. But "these" aren't just any components

'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes

2017-05-28 02:24:55
London, Canada (SPX) May 29, 2017
Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from Western University and the University of Portsmouth are marrying details of that meteorite impact with technology that measures surrounding crystal fragments as a way to date other ancient meteorite strikes. The pioneering technique is helping a

First Year of BEAM Demo Offers Valuable Data on Expandable Habitats

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Houston TX (SPX) May 29, 2017
Halfway into its planned two-year demonstration attached to the International Space Station, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, is showing that soft materials can perform as well as rigid materials for habitation volumes in space. The BEAM was launched and attached to station through a partnership between NASA's Advanced Exploration Systems Division (AES) and Bigelow Aerospace, hea

MIT researchers engineer shape-shifting food

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Boston MA (SPX) May 29, 2017
"Don't play with your food" is a saying that MIT researchers are taking with a grain or two of salt. The team is finding ways to make the dining experience interactive and fun, with food that can transform its shape when water is added. The researchers, from MIT's Tangible Media Group, have concocted something akin to edible origami, in the form of flat sheets of gelatin and starch that, w

Dream Chaser Spacecraft Passes Major Milestone

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Sparks NV (SPX) May 29, 2017
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully passed the third integration milestone for the Dream Chaser program under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) program, bringing it a major step closer to providing resupply services to the International Space Station (ISS). CRS2 Integration Review #3 (IR3) confirmed SNC's Dream Chaser Cargo System design meets NASA's key requirements an

NASA's Space Launch System Engine Testing Heats Up

2017-05-28 02:24:55
Stennis Space Center MS (SPX) May 28, 2017
NASA engineers successfully conducted the second in a series of RS-25 flight controller tests on May 23, 2017, stepping closer to deep-space exploration with the world's most-powerful rocket. The test was set after a facility issue, subsequently resolved, forced rescheduling of a May 16 hot fire. The 500-second - more than eight full minutes - test on the A-1 Test Stand at NASA's Stennis S

How Far Away is Fusion? Unlocking the Power of the Sun

2017-05-27 16:32:56

The Sun uses its enormous mass to crush hydrogen into fusion, releasing enormous energy. How long will it be until we?ve got this energy source for Earth?

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Star Should Have Gone Supernova, But it Imploded Into a Black Hole Instead

2017-05-27 16:28:12

While viewing a massive star in the Fireworks Galaxy that was expected to go supernova, a team of astrophysicists instead found that it had formed a black hole.

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Curious Kids: Does Space Go on Forever?

2017-05-27 07:01:00
Space probably does go on forever, but the truth is we don't know. Not yet anyway. That's what makes this a great question, because science is all about finding answers to things we don't know yet.

The Telescope Array Project: A Photo Tour

2017-05-27 07:00:00
Take a photo tour of the Telescope Array Project, located in the remote Utah desert, where a series of detectors hunt for signs of cosmic rays.

NASA's Lunar Orbiter Survives 'Speeding Bullet' Meteoroid

2017-05-27 07:00:00
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured a photograph of the moon at the same moment that the spacecraft was struck by a meteoroid traveling faster than a bullet.

Hotspot for Cosmic Rays: Touring the Telescope Array Project in Utah

2017-05-27 07:00:00
In the Utah desert, hundreds of rusty instruments scour the sky for signs of high-energy particles from space. Space.com contributor Nola Taylor Redd took a tour of the Telescope Array facility.

European Mars Lander Crashed Due to Data Glitch, ESA Concludes

2017-05-27 07:00:00
The reason Europe's Schiaparelli Mars lander failed to touch down safely last fall is that conflicting data confused the craft's onboard computer, according to a newly completed crash investigation.

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 26 May 2017

2017-05-26 21:59:04
Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecast 26 May 2017

New Horizons Deploys Global Team for Rare Look at Next Flyby Target

2017-05-26 21:50:54
New Horizons Deploys Global Team for Rare Look at Next Flyby Target

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SpaceX Targets June 1 Launch of Space Station Cargo Delivery Mission for NASA - Universe Today

2017-05-29 00:05:11

SpaceX Targets June 1 Launch of Space Station Cargo Delivery Mission for NASA - Universe Today

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SpaceX Targets June 1 Launch of Space Station Cargo Delivery Mission for NASA - Universe Today

2017-05-29 00:05:11

SpaceX Targets June 1 Launch of Space Station Cargo Delivery Mission for NASA - Universe Today

2017-05-28 23:58:59

Bigelow Aerospace founder says commercial world will lead in space - CBS News

2017-05-28 19:41:44

Bigelow Aerospace founder says commercial world will lead in space - CBS News

2017-05-28 19:41:44

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing - Ars Technica

2017-05-28 14:57:00

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing - Ars Technica

2017-05-28 14:57:00

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing - Ars Technica

2017-05-28 14:57:00

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing - Ars Technica

2017-05-28 14:57:00

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing - Ars Technica

2017-05-28 14:57:00

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing - Ars Technica

2017-05-28 14:57:00

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing - Ars Technica

2017-05-28 14:57:00

Inflatable space habitat passes first hurdle, now onto radiation testing - Ars Technica

2017-05-28 14:57:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

NASA Photos Of Mars Show The Red Planet's Unique Beauty - International Business Times

2017-05-28 10:10:00

How the Humble CPU Launched NASA's Golden Age of Space Exploration - Motherboard

2017-05-28 10:04:35

How the Humble CPU Launched NASA's Golden Age of Space Exploration - Motherboard

2017-05-28 10:04:35

How the Humble CPU Launched NASA's Golden Age of Space Exploration - Motherboard

2017-05-28 10:04:35

NASA's Space Launch System Engine Testing Heats Up - Space Daily

2017-05-28 07:22:21

NASA's Space Launch System Engine Testing Heats Up - Space Daily

2017-05-28 07:22:21