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NASA to address concerns about Mars Sample Return mission's 'unrealistic budget'

28 September, 2023 - 21:00
NASA is forming a response team after an independent review board examined the agency’s ongoing plans and objectives for its upcoming mission to retrieve samples from Mars.

Iran launches 3rd military satellite to orbit

28 September, 2023 - 20:30
Iran sent its 3rd military satellite to orbit on Wednesday (Sept. 27), lofting the Noor 3 spacecraft atop a Qasem rocket.

Commercial spaceflight research needs a code of ethics, scientists say

28 September, 2023 - 20:00
As commercial space flights increase, experts urge clear ethical guidelines on research involving passengers in the absence of existing ethical frameworks.

Japan and India plan 2025 moon mission to hunt for water near the lunar south pole

28 September, 2023 - 19:30
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Is making progress on its rover for a joint mission with India to the south pole of the moon.

Astronomers discover thousands of active red galaxy hearts with powerful radio signals

28 September, 2023 - 17:00
The radio signals hint at an important evolutionary step in the lives of galaxies.

How fast will October's annular solar eclipse travel?

28 September, 2023 - 16:00
The moon's shadow will travel as fast as 7,000 mph on Oct. 14 and as slow as 1,700 mph. We explore what affects the speed of a solar eclipse.

NASA astronaut Jan Davis recounts career, father's POW experience in new book

28 September, 2023 - 15:00
NASA space shuttle astronaut Jan Davis first read her father's letters about being a WWII prisoner of war in 2020. The collection inspired her to write a new memoir, called "Air Born."

1st black hole imaged by humanity is confirmed to be spinning, study finds

28 September, 2023 - 00:30
New research has found the jet blasting outward from this black hole swings like a pendulum on an 11-year cycle.

Watch a 180-year-old star eruption unfold in new time-lapse movie (video)

28 September, 2023 - 00:00
Over two decades of data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory helped scientists craft a stunning new video of a historic stellar eruption.

FAA closes investigation of Blue Origin launch failure

27 September, 2023 - 23:51
The Federal Aviation Administration has finished investigating the failure suffered by Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle on Sept. 12, 2022.

Japan's 'moon sniper' probe snaps photo of Earth from orbit

27 September, 2023 - 23:00
Japan's SLIM lunar lander has sent back an eerie image of Earth as a test of the camera it will use to help it land accurately on the moon a few months from now.

Mammals may be driven to extinction by volcanic new supercontinent Pangaea Ultima

27 September, 2023 - 22:00
The next supercontinent, Pangea Ultima, is likely to get so hot so quickly that mammals cannot adapt, a new supercomputer simulation has forecast.

Private astronaut to attempt record skydive on Sept. 28

27 September, 2023 - 21:30
Ax-1's Larry Connor and the rest of the 'Alpha 5' team will try to set a new HALO formation skydiving world record on Thursday morning (Sept. 28).

'Dark universe' telescope Euclid faces some setbacks during commissioning

27 September, 2023 - 21:00
The observatory's star navigation system and sun protective devices have presented with anomalies.

What would colors look like on other planets?

27 September, 2023 - 20:00
Here's how your brain might adjust to see color on another world.

NASA picks 3 museums to display OSIRIS-REx asteroid samples

27 September, 2023 - 19:00
As NASA saw its first asteroid sample return to Earth, three museums took particular notice, knowing they had been chosen to display small examples of the space rock material.

NASA opens OSIRIS-REx's asteroid-sample canister (photos)

27 September, 2023 - 18:30
Scientists removed the outer lid of OSIRIS-REx's sample canister on Tuesday (Sept. 26). But a full reveal of the mission's asteroid sample is still two weeks away.

Antarctic sea ice hits 'record-smashing' low this year, satellite data shows

27 September, 2023 - 00:30
NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center have released some troubling data about our planet's polar regions.

New AI algorithm can detect signs of life with 90% accuracy. Scientists want to send it to Mars

27 September, 2023 - 00:00
A new AI method can distinguish between biotic and abiotic samples with 90% accuracy.

Artemis 2 moon rocket now has all 4 powerful engines on board (photo)

26 September, 2023 - 23:31
The Artemis 2 moon rocket's core stage now has all four of its RS-25 engines mounted in place. It's a big milestone for the mission as it sails toward a launch in late 2024.