China mulls using lunar satellites to probe the cosmic dark ages

Space News - 7 August, 2022 - 13:00
Chinese scientists want to use satellites orbiting the moon to help get an unprecedented look at the early, dark days of our universe.

New Indian rocket hits a snag on debut launch

Space News - 7 August, 2022 - 09:04
India's Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) lifted off for the first time Saturday night (Aug. 6), and it's still too early to tell how the new rocket did.

Perseverance Mars rover photographs its own landing debris

Space News - 6 August, 2022 - 19:02
As the Mars rover traverses the planet, it's come across pieces of its entry, landing, and descent hardware.

The dark matter hypothesis isn't perfect, but the alternatives are worse

Space News - 6 August, 2022 - 19:01
It's true that the dark matter hypothesis has its shortcomings — and, of course, we haven't found any dark matter particles yet. But the truth is that the alternatives are much worse.

This Week In Space podcast: Episode 23 — Space Sci-Fi and Reality

Space News - 6 August, 2022 - 13:59
Rod Pyle and Geoffrey Notkin discuss the intersection of science fiction and reality in space exploration.

Watch India's new rocket launch for the 1st time Saturday night

Space News - 6 August, 2022 - 12:00
India's new SSLV rocket is scheduled to launch for the first time on Saturday night (Aug. 6), and you can watch the debut live.

Artificial light at night can change the behavior of all animals, not just humans

Space News - 6 August, 2022 - 12:00
Nocturnal behaviors have been evolved to take advantage of the darkness of night. Yet today, they are under an increasing threat from the presence of artificial lighting.

New mapping method could aid exploration of moon, Mars and beyond

Space News - 6 August, 2022 - 12:00
Researchers have discovered a method for making high-resolution maps of planetary surfaces like the moon's by combining available imagery and topography data.

NASA's Artemis 1 moon rocket to roll out Aug. 18 for lunar launch

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 23:17
All systems are go so far to roll out the Artemis 1 rocket to the launch pad for a planned liftoff on Aug. 29.

Perseverance Mars rover bags 12th Red Planet rock sample

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 22:38
NASA's car-sized Perseverance Mars rover drilled out and sealed up its 12th rock sample on Wednesday (Aug. 3), its fourth such operation in less than a month.

Florida braces for crowds for NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission launch

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 20:55
Tourism officials in Florida's Space Coast are expecting a massive influx of tourists for the upcoming Artemis 1 moon mission, the first launch for NASA's Space Launch System rocket.

Space debris is coming down more frequently. What are the chances it could hit someone or damage property?

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 20:01
As the space industry grows, it's safe to say incidents of space debris hurtling back to Earth will only become more frequent – and they could pose a risk. But how much of a risk, exactly?

Astra cancels Rocket 3 line after multiple launch failures

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 19:27
Astra will cancel production of its current rocket line following multiple launch failures, including one in June that resulted in the loss of two hurricane-tracking NASA cubesats.

SpaceX will launch solar wind mission with space telescope in 2025

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 19:00
Two NASA missions will be launching on a single SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, using a 'carpool' arrangement to overcome supply chain issues affecting PUNCH.

Virgin Galactic pushes 1st commercial passenger flight to spring 2023

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 18:57
Suborbital space tourism provider Virgin Galactic will delay its first commercial flight by about three months due to issues with upgrades to its mothership fleet, which carries spaceships aloft.

The Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for 10 years. Here's what we've learned.

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 12:00
Curiosity landed on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012, with one main goal: to determine whether the planet was once habitable. In 10 years, it has answered that question and many others.

SpaceX team headed to Australia to investigate Dragon space junk crash

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 12:00
Officials with SpaceX are going to Australia to examine a crash site possibly associated with space debris generated from the Crew-1 Dragon spacecraft.

Astronomers catch a super-energetic collision of dead stars

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 12:00
A distant neutron-star merger unleashed one of the most powerful short gamma-ray bursts (GRB) ever seen.

Damage control for the Perseids: Dark sky opportunities

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 12:00
Because of the brightness of the moon, the best times to see the Perseid meteor shower this year will be during the predawn hours several mornings before the night of full moon.

Best tripods: For astrophotography, landscape, and more

Space News - 5 August, 2022 - 11:00
Here's our round-up of the best tripods on the market, and we think every astrophotographer should have one.


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