My formal 2024 solar eclipse apology

Space News - 12 April, 2024 - 00:00
I used to be an eclipse hater, and now I'm not. That's the story.

Achoo! Baby star 'sneezes' tell astronomers a lot about their development

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 23:00
Achoo! Baby stars "sneeze" to rid themselves of excess energy during their formation process, astronomers using the ALMA telescope array have found.

A NASA spacecraft spotted something weird orbiting the moon. It was just a lunar neighbor (photos)

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 21:00
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) snapped a perfectly timed photo as it crossed paths with another spacecraft orbiting the moon.

Monster star gains magnetic personality following stellar merger

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 20:26
A rare massive star possessing a magnetic field could have produced its dynamo after merging with another star.

Car-sized asteroid gives Earth a super-close shave with flyby closer than some satellites

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 19:29
A newly discovered space rock will harmlessly pass by Earth today. Still, at less than a tenth the distance to the moon, asteroid 2024 GJ2 will miss the planet by the skin of its teeth.

'Star Wars: Tales of the Empire' sets surprise May the 4th debut on Disney Plus (video)

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 19:00
A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Before The Acolyte, Star Wars animation will return to our screens with Tales of the Empire, a brand-new anthology series.

Gravitational waves reveal 1st-of-its-kind merger between neutron star and mystery object

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 18:33
The mystery object, which falls right within the mass-gap range, sheds light on a long-sought, murky realm.

Trains, planes and a total solar eclipse! Watching the moon block the sun was a transportation adventure (exclusive)

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 18:00
My family has been in transportation for generations, in planes and trains. I finally got my two ancestral lines to meet, eclipse-style, at a Canadian rail station near an airport.

Soviet-era cosmonaut Vladimir Aksyonov, who flew into space twice, dies at 89

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 18:00
Soviet-era cosmonaut Vladimir Aksyonov, who flew into space twice, has died at the age of 89. Aksyonov logged almost 12 days in space and orbited Earth 189 times.

Space weather can make it hard to predict satellite trajectories. Here's why that's a problem

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 16:00
Satellites in low Earth orbit can be hundreds of miles off their expected trajectories when bad space weather hits.

Why Peter Higgs leaves a massive legacy in the field of physics

Space News - 11 April, 2024 - 00:00
On April 8, 2024, Peter Higgs passed away. Pioneering the discovery of the Higgs boson, the mark the theoretical physicist has left on physics is immense.

See Jupiter close to a crescent moon (Mars near Saturn, too) in the 'View a Planet Day' night sky

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 22:58
Jupiter and a slim crescent moon are the stand-out night sky sight in the evening sky right now.

What happened when the moon 'turned itself inside out' billions of years ago?

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 22:00
The moon underwent a reversal around 4.2 billion years ago, flipping itself "inside out" after a giant impact to create the picture of the faithful lunar companion that we see today.

Could these big expandable habitats help humanity settle the moon and Mars?

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 21:00
Max Space is building habitat modules that could expand to enormous sizes in space, giving humanity plenty of room to live in orbit as well as on the moon and Mars.

US needs new space tech or it 'will lose,' Space Force chief says

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 20:00
Space Force's Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman stressed the need for the U.S. to partner with industry to develop and field new space technologies in order to avoid losing a future conflict.

What it was like to chase totality in South Texas

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 19:42
Chasing eclipses in South Texas meant dealing with lots of hurdles, yes, but also lots of gratitude.

Prime Video's 'Fallout' launches into the post-apocalyptic TV frontier (video)

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 18:51
Grab your Vault suit and a Nuka Cola for a sci-fi romp through the wasteland in "Fallout," Amazon Prime Video's latest sci-fi gaming adventure for TV.

China moving at 'breathtaking speed' in final frontier, Space Force says

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 17:14
China is ratcheting up its space capabilities at an impressive clip, with an eye toward potentially ending the United States’ long-held space supremacy, U.S. officials say.

Astronauts' photos capture April 8 solar eclipse from Earth orbit

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 17:00
As bucket list items go, seeing a total solar eclipse from space might seem like a tall order. But on Monday (April 8), Michael Barratt saw an eclipse from off the planet.

Thousands of hidden meteorites could be lost forever as they sink in Antarctic ice, taking their cosmic secrets with them

Space News - 10 April, 2024 - 16:00
A new study warns that 5,000 meteorites could be sinking beneath Antarctica's icy surface every year as a result of climate change, depriving scientists of vital information about our solar system.

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