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'Lunar Library' to Put Wikipedia (and More) On the Moon to Preserve Humanity's History

16 May, 2018 - 13:00
A private lunar lander's maiden moon mission just assumed a new dimension: helping to preserve some of humanity's precious cultural heritage.

The Largest Parachute Ever Built for Mars Aces Its First Test

16 May, 2018 - 13:00
The largest-ever parachute bound for Mars, which will land Europe's ExoMars rover on the surface of the Red Planet in 2021, passed the first in a series of tests in Sweden.

Star Wars Celebration Jumps to Chicago in 2019

16 May, 2018 - 12:44
Two weeks after C2E2.

Tiny, Mars-Bound Satellite Snaps Its First Image of Earth and the Moon

16 May, 2018 - 12:43
A tiny satellite on its way to Mars has opened its eyes and captured a view of home.

Astronauts Are Taking a Spacewalk Outside the Space Station Today: Watch Live

16 May, 2018 - 12:30
Two NASA astronauts will work in space today (May 16) outside of the International Space Station (ISS), and you can watch their 6.5-hour spacewalk live online.

Spacewalking Astronauts Replace Leaky Pump on Space Station

16 May, 2018 - 09:56
Two NASA astronauts took a 6.5-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (May 16), breezing through all of their planned work and optional "get-ahead" tasks right on time.

Astronomers Resist NASA Push to Delay Astrophysics Decadal Survey

16 May, 2018 - 09:45
With uncertainty about the future of two large space telescopes, NASA is continuing to suggest that the next decadal survey for astrophysics be postponed, a move opposed by many astronomers.

United Launch Alliance Picks Aerojet to Provide Vulcan Upper Stage Engine

16 May, 2018 - 09:20
United Launch Alliance has picked Aerojet Rocketdyne's RL10 engine to power the upper stage of its next-generation Vulcan rocket, the second such contract Aerojet has secured in as many months.

How Anti-Religious Bias Prevented Scientists from Accepting the Big Bang

16 May, 2018 - 09:17
Today, the Big Bang model of cosmology is pretty much taken for Gospel, and for good reason.

Save 'The Expanse'! Fans, Celebs (and Even an Astronaut) Rally Behind Canceled Show

16 May, 2018 - 09:02
After the show's cancellation on the Syfy channel last week, fans of the solar-system-spanning adventure "The Expanse" have rallied, encouraging Amazon and Netflix to pick up the show and garnering support from cast members and celebrities.

Stars Formed Only 250 Million Years After the Big Bang, a Step Closer to Cosmic Dawn

16 May, 2018 - 07:02
Stars in a galaxy 13.28 billion light-years away formed just 250 million years after the Big Bang, according to new observations.

Brrr! Earth-Like Alien Planets Could Experience 'Snowball States'

16 May, 2018 - 07:01
Earth-like planets with severe tilts and orbits could enter abrupt "snowball states," in which entire oceans freeze and surface life cannot survive, according to new research.

A Pioneering NASA Satellite Just Fell to Earth After 2 Decades in Space

15 May, 2018 - 18:27
After a lifetime spent probing the hazardous environments around black holes and neutron stars, NASA's Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer met its fate, burning up in Earth's atmosphere.

Watch a Student-Built Rocket Go Supersonic!

15 May, 2018 - 17:33
A student-built sounding rocket soared to an altitude of 24,127 feet (7,353 meters) while traveling faster than the speed of sound.

Electron-Shooting Carbon Nanotubes Could Improve Our Understanding of Asteroids

15 May, 2018 - 17:07
A new NASA probe will use incredibly tiny, rolled tubes of carbon to analyze rocky objects like asteroids, which may hold chemical clues about the origin of the solar system and its rocky inhabitants.

Image of the Day

15 May, 2018 - 16:02
SpaceX's first-ever "Block 5" version of the Falcon 9 rocket soars to space after lifting off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday (May 11).

Vega: Europe's Light Launcher

15 May, 2018 - 14:34
The Vega rocket is a launch vehicle for small- to medium-sized satellite payloads.

Where Is the Center of the Universe?

15 May, 2018 - 13:21
It's a trick question.

Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find

15 May, 2018 - 13:20
Could alien life be hiding in the multiverse? New studies say, "sure!"

China Preparing to Launch Chang'e-4 Relay Satellite May 21

15 May, 2018 - 13:16
China is set to launch a relay satellite to the second Earth-moon Lagrange point May 21, in a necessary precursor to the planned Chang'e 4 soft-landing on the lunar far side late in the year.