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SpaceX's Ax-2 mission for Axiom Space in photos (gallery)

19 May, 2023 - 12:00
A new crew of four people is bound for orbit on the Ax-2 mission, which will fly to the International Space Station using SpaceX hardware. See photos of the Ax-2 mission here.

SpaceX aborts launch of Falcon 9 rocket carrying OneWeb, Iridium satellites (update)

19 May, 2023 - 08:49
SpaceX plans to launch its second mission in a span of seven hours on Friday morning (May 19), and you can watch the action live.

Senate Republicans criticize NASA for its climate change and diversity efforts

18 May, 2023 - 23:00
Following recent diversity and climate change initiatives by NASA, two Senate republicans accused the space agency of straying from its core space exploration mission.

SpaceX rolls rocket to pad for Sunday's Ax-2 private astronaut launch (photos)

18 May, 2023 - 22:00
SpaceX rolled its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule out to the launch pad on Thursday (May 18) ahead of Sunday's (May 21) planned Ax-2 private astronaut launch.

100 black hole jets aimed at Earth unleash controversial physics theory

18 May, 2023 - 21:00
A flavor of black hole known as a blazar often exhibits behavior that defies explanation. A new study of 106 supermassive black holes may shed some light.

Watch SpaceX launch 22 next-gen Starlink satellites to orbit early Friday

18 May, 2023 - 16:00
SpaceX plans to launch another batch of its Starlink broadband satellites to orbit early Friday morning (May 19), and you can watch the action live.

China launches BeiDou navigation satellite to orbit (video)

18 May, 2023 - 15:00
China launched a satellite for its BeiDou navigation system system on Tuesday night (May 16), the first time it had done so in nearly three years.

Don't mess with Mars. It has a crust made of 'heavy armor,' scientists say

18 May, 2023 - 14:00
NASA's InSight mission spotted a marsquake that probed the thick Mars crust and confirmed why the north and south of the Red Planet are so different.

What happened to the missing stars at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy?

18 May, 2023 - 12:00
The stellar companions of more than a dozen stars orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy have gone missing — and astronomers want to know why.

Can NASA's Artemis moon missions count on using lunar water ice?

18 May, 2023 - 12:00
While many missions aim to explore permanently shadowed regions on the moon for water ice, it must be asked how realistic it is to expect to find enough ice on the moon to support human habitation.

Record-breaking amateur rocket soars higher than Mt. Everest

17 May, 2023 - 23:00
College students shattered a category record in amateur rocketry last month, sending their Deneb vehicle far higher than the tallest mountain on Earth.

Take a sneak peek at new 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Echoes' comic series out May 17 (exclusive)

17 May, 2023 - 22:30
Get a sneak peek at IDW's new comic series "Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Echoes" with this exclusive interview with screenwriter/producer Marc Guggenheim.

Artemis 2 crew begins 1st moon mission training in 50 years

17 May, 2023 - 22:00
Newly divulged details about the Artemis 2 moon crew's include mission milestones and a simulated docking exercise planned in Earth orbit before flying to the moon.

Zombie white dwarf fed on neighbor star until exploding in a thermonuclear blast

17 May, 2023 - 21:00
Astronomers have made the first detection of a supernova in radio waves, finding that an exploding white dwarf star was feeding from a companion star like a cosmic vampire before it blew.

Volcanoes may carpet surface of newfound Earth-size exoplanet

17 May, 2023 - 20:00
A newfound exoplanet that lies 90 light-years from Earth may be studded with active volcanoes, whose emissions could sustain an atmosphere.

'Crater' is an old-fashioned kids' sci-fi flick with out-of-this-world charm (review)

17 May, 2023 - 17:00
A review of Disney Plus's enjoyable new Young Adult sci-fi adventure movie, "Crater."

Could the floating islands in 'The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom' exist?

17 May, 2023 - 16:00
The latest entry in the Zelda series features floating islands high above the lands of Hyrule. But can we find these features on Earth, or alien planets?

Powerful solar flare erupts from hidden sunspot sparking widespread radio blackouts (video)

17 May, 2023 - 15:38
The explosive solar flare erupted from a hidden sunspot on May 16 at 12:43 pm EDT (1643 GMT) triggering widespread radio blackouts.

Building telescopes on the moon could transform astronomy – and it's becoming an achievable goal

17 May, 2023 - 15:00
Lunar exploration is undergoing a renaissance. Dozens of missions, organized by multiple space agencies – and increasingly by commercial companies – are set to visit the moon by the end of this decade.

Radiation belt seen beyond our solar system for the 1st time

17 May, 2023 - 13:42
The radiation belt around the ultracool dwarf star, located around 19 light-years from Earth, is doubled-lobed like the radiation belts around Jupiter — but it's 10 million times brighter.