How astronomers work out the size of our solar system

18.07.2024 18:00, SPACE.com

The moon’s south pole is designated as the location for the future China-led International Lunar Research Station (ILRS). It is a bold move, as the US also has ambitions to establish bases at the moon’s south pole –...

Summary of the 2023 Sun – Climate Symposium

18.07.2024 17:02, NASA Breaking News

Introduction Observations of the Sun and Earth from space continue to revolutionize our view and understanding of how solar variability and other natural and anthropogenic forcings impact Earth’s atmosphere and climate. For more than four decades...

Summary of the 2023 Sun – Climate Symposium

18.07.2024 17:02, NASA Breaking News

Introduction Observations of the Sun and Earth from space continue to revolutionize our view and understanding of how solar variability and other natural and anthropogenic forcings impact Earth’s atmosphere and climate. For more than four decades...

Supermassive black holes provide 'hearts and lungs' that help galaxies live longer

18.07.2024 17:00, SPACE.com

The universe would be filled with zombie galaxies and dead stars if not for supermassive black hole-powered 'hearts and lungs' that help slow star formation....

Looking ahead to the next 25 years of private space stations

18.07.2024 16:00, SPACE.com

On Space.com's 25th anniversary, here's a look at the next 25 years of commercial space stations that are set to replace the International Space Station in low Earth orbit and beyond....

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Discovers a Surprise in a Martian Rock

18.07.2024 15:45, NASA Breaking News

Among several recent findings, the rover has found rocks made of pure sulfur — a first on the Red Planet. Scientists were stunned on May 30 when a rock that NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover drove over cracked open to reveal something never seen before...

July 2024 Transformer of the Month: Brooke Weborg

18.07.2024 15:13, NASA Breaking News

“She gets things done.”    This is how colleagues describe Brooke Weborg, machine learning data scientist and engineer at NASA. Weborg was nominated as Digital Transformer of the Month for her work on the AI/ML (artificial...

Full Buck Moon shines this weekend on Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary

18.07.2024 15:00, SPACE.com

Cosmic celebrations all around as the July Full Buck Moon coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing....

An Ancient Partnership: Co-Evolution of Earth Environments and Microbial Life

18.07.2024 14:37, NASA Breaking News

NASA-supported scientists have examined the long and intricately linked history of microbial life and the Earth’s environment. By reviewing the current state of knowledge across fields like microbiology, molecular biology, and geology, the study...

International Space Station: Live updates

18.07.2024 14:16, SPACE.com

Find out what's going on at the International Space Station.

Strange 'garden sprinkler' jets are erupting from a dead vampire star

18.07.2024 14:00, SPACE.com

Scientists have seen a cannibalistic neutron star spraying S-shaped jets like a cosmic garden sprinkler as it feeds on a companion star....

The greatest astronomical discoveries of the past 25 years

18.07.2024 12:00, SPACE.com

As we celebrate Space.com's 25th anniversary, take a look back at the greatest discoveries in astronomy in the past 25 years....

'The Ark' season 2 is 'love letter' to optimistic classic sci-fi, creators say (exclusive)

18.07.2024 00:00, SPACE.com

An interview with showrunners Dean Devlin and Jonathan Glassner for "The Ark" season 2.

NASA cancels $450 million VIPER moon rover due to budget concerns

17.07.2024 23:38, SPACE.com

NASA announced it has ended the VIPER rover project, which was intended to explore the moon in search of ice near the lunar south pole....

25 things to admire in the night sky that aren't just the moon and stars

17.07.2024 23:00, SPACE.com

We've picked out 25 skywatching targets to celebrate Space.com's 25th anniversary. Can you catch them all?

The Marshall Star for July 17, 2024

17.07.2024 22:46, NASA Breaking News

NASA Ships Moon Rocket Stage Ahead of First Crewed Artemis Flight NASA rolled out the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket’s core stage for the Artemis II test flight from its Michoud Assembly Facility on Tuesday for shipment to the agency’s...

ISS could 'drift down' for a year before SpaceX vehicle destroys it in Earth's atmosphere

17.07.2024 22:21, SPACE.com

It will take some time for the ISS to come down to Earth in the 2030s. NASA says it will take about 12 to 18 months to naturally fall back to our planet before a new SpaceX deorbit vehicle pushes it back into Earth's...

NASA Ends VIPER Project, Continues Moon Exploration

17.07.2024 21:51, NASA Breaking News

Following a comprehensive internal review, NASA announced Wednesday its intent to discontinue development of its VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) project. NASA stated cost increases, delays to the launch date, and the risks...

'Star Wars: The Acolyte' episode 8: How open-ended is the conclusion?

17.07.2024 21:00, SPACE.com

"The Acolyte" sticks the landing with a strong season 1 finale that gives closure to the main plot while offering a look at the series' future....

The James Webb Space Telescope is studying an exoplanet's eternal day — and eternal night

17.07.2024 20:00, SPACE.com

A tidally locked gas giant experiences eternal sunshine on one side, and eternal darkness on the other.