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Life in the Saturn System? Cassini Has Shown It's Possible

7 August, 2017 - 13:49
The European-American Cassini spacecraft has found that three of Saturn's many moons likely host subsurface oceans and may be capable of supporting life.

New 'Laser SETI' Approach Seeks Crowdfunding to Seek Out Alien Life

7 August, 2017 - 13:45
The best way to find laser flashes from an alien civilization is to look everywhere, all the time, and a new project aims to do just that.

The Great American Eclipse Is 2 Weeks Away. Are You Ready?

7 August, 2017 - 13:00
There's only two weeks left until the total solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017. Here's what you need to know before the big event!

Slooh to Webcast Partial Lunar Eclipse Today Ahead of 2017 Solar Eclipse

7 August, 2017 - 12:47
This morning (Aug. 7), watch the moon pass through the edge of Earth's shadow with telescope views from two different webcasts.

Some Alien Planets May Bypass Habitability

7 August, 2017 - 11:00
An icy world that receives more heat from its parent star may quickly become inhospitable rather than evolving into a locale fit to host life, a new study shows.

Do Other Planets Have Solar Eclipses?

7 August, 2017 - 10:32
As Earthlings, we have the privilege of ooohing and aaahing at total solar eclipses, those celestial events in which the moon blocks the sun's light from hitting our planet. But is Earth the only world in our solar system that experiences this phenomenon?

Hubble Telescope Sees Merging 'David and Goliath' Galaxy Pair (Photos, Video)

7 August, 2017 - 09:59
The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a close look at the fascinating gravitational effects caused by a diminutive dwarf galaxy as it orbits its massive neighbor. The galactic pair will eventually merge, with the dwarf being eaten.

Prelude to the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse: A Partial Lunar Eclipse Occurs Monday

6 August, 2017 - 13:30
Much of the Eastern Hemisphere will be treated to a partial eclipse of the moon Monday (Aug. 7) — a prelude to the grand spectacle that awaits North Americans exactly two weeks later.

Interstellar Spaceflight Conference Launches Monday

6 August, 2017 - 13:00
Scientists, engineers and exploration advocates will gather in central California this week to help plan out humanity's journey to the stars.

China's Tiangong-1 Space Lab to Fall to Earth by April 2018

5 August, 2017 - 13:00
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has reissued a notification by China on the future uncontrolled re-entry of the country's robotic Tiangong-1 space lab, which is expected to take place in the next eight months. Builds: Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket (Video)

5 August, 2017 - 12:38
Watch managing editor Tariq Malik and his 8-year-old daughter Zadie build the towering Saturn V moon rocket set from LEGO released in 2017.

After 5 Years on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover Is Still Making Big Discoveries

5 August, 2017 - 12:33
Five years after touching down on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover mission is still making big discoveries.

From Space Plane to Sky Crane: How Part of a Space Shuttle Landed a Rover on Mars

4 August, 2017 - 18:00
Hardware from one of NASA's retired space shuttle orbiters had a critical role in landing the Curiosity Mars rover.

Dod Meteorological Satellite Mission to End

4 August, 2017 - 17:56
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Flight 19 will soon cease transmitting weather data after nearly three and a half years of operational service, the U.S. Air Force said.

Vector Performs Second Test Flight of Smallsat Launch Vehicle

4 August, 2017 - 17:46
Vector, a company developing the Vector-R small launch vehicle, carried out what it said was a second successful low-altitude test flight of the rocket from a Georgia site Aug. 3.

Mini-satellite Named After 'God of Dawn' Will Launch This Month

4 August, 2017 - 17:45
A little satellite named after the mythological Norse god of the dawn will be sent into orbit in August and carry along six technologies — one of which is smaller than a fingernail — to collect data about the Earth's atmosphere.

Virgin Galactic Carries Out "Dry Run" for Powered SpaceShipTwo Flights

4 August, 2017 - 17:36
Virgin Galactic performed the latest glide flight of its second SpaceShipTwo suborbital spaceplane Aug. 4, calling it a "dry run" for upcoming powered test flights.

Rigel: Orion's Brightest Star

4 August, 2017 - 16:31
Rigel is the brightest star in Orion, and will eventually explode into a supernova, most astronomers say.

Notes from Mars 160: Our Home on 'Mars'

4 August, 2017 - 15:00
Mars 160 crewmember Paul Knightly is chronicling life and science on The Mars Society's Twin Desert-Arctic Analog simulation. Here's his third post from the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, in the Canadian arctic.

Solar Eclipse Glasses: Where to Buy the Best, High-Quality Eyewear

4 August, 2017 - 13:24
Whether you're looking for a new pair of eclipse glasses or you've already purchased some form of eye protection, here's what you need to know to avoid burning your eyes during the solar eclipse.