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Designers of future moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA has arrived at a low-cost way of…
03.24 / 10:05
phys.org
The Milky Way's close neighbor, Andromeda, features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was mysterious until now. As reported in a new study, NASA's NuSTAR (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array) mission has pinpointed an object responsible for this high-energy…
03.24 / 10:05
phys.org
Some daily sky events among the ever-changing Moon, planets, stars and constellations, from Sky & Telescope magazine, the essential guide to astronomy. The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 24 – April 1 appeared first on Sky & T…
03.24 / 10:05
skyandtelescope.com
A regional dust storm currently swelling on Mars follows unusually closely on one that blossomed less than two weeks earlier and is now dissipating, as seen in daily global weather monitoring by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance…
03.24 / 09:31
spaceref.com
Satellite radar scans of last year’s earthquake in New Zealand are changing the way we are thinking about earthquake hazards in regions where our planet’s tectonic plates mee…
03.24 / 07:56
www.esa.int
Our Earth observing satellites are constantly returning data of all types to us. The ARIA project, a wonderful collaboration shows us changes in surface displacements along two axis and it is quite amazing. Mother Earth is powerful! The press release was timely because I was “told” just the other day the solar wind was causing…
03.24 / 04:43
nineplanets.org
The U.S. conducted hundreds of atmospheric nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962 — and filmed them. A project to digitize those films has changed the analysis of the nuclear explosions t…
03.24 / 04:43
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The Milky Way's closest neighbor, Andromeda, features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was mysterious until…
03.24 / 04:14
spaceref.com
Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of a distant galaxy by what could be the awesome power of gravitational…
03.24 / 04:14
spaceref.com
One of our planet's few exposed lava lakes is changing, and artificial intelligence is helping NASA understand…
03.24 / 04:14
spaceref.com
Study ties fertilizers, animal waste, changes to atmospheric chemistry and climate change to increased ammonia over the United States, Europe, China and…
03.24 / 03:07
spaceref.com
The launch an Ariane 5 rocket with Brazilian and Korean communications satellites that was set for this week has been postponed indefinitely after protesters blocked access to the French Guiana…
03.23 / 23:08
spaceflightnow.com
A shuttle-era RS-25 rocket engine was fired at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi on Thursday in the first test of a new engine control computer that will launch on the first flight of the agency's Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket as soon as late next…
03.23 / 23:08
spaceflightnow.com
President Donald Trump signed a new NASA authorization bill Tuesday, the first such space policy framework since early in the Obama administration, that largely continues the space agency's efforts to foster a commercial economy in Earth orbit and explore deep space, with an eventual goal of landing humans on…
03.23 / 23:08
spaceflightnow.com
NASA is gearing up for an intense few weeks of work aboard the International Space Station, staging three spacewalks, moving a docking port from one module to another to support commercial crew ferry ships and capturing an Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo ship carrying nearly 4 tons of equipment and…
03.23 / 23:08
spaceflightnow.com
Watch NASA's news conference to preview three spacewalks outside the International Space Station planned for late March and early April to prepare for the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft and upgrade station…
03.23 / 23:08
spaceflightnow.com
The release of IASI Level 2 PPF Version 6.3 is planned for mid-June…
03.23 / 23:08
www.eumetsat.int
The new LSA SAF Reference Evapotranspiration (METREF) product will be available on EUMETCast from 6…
03.23 / 23:08
www.eumetsat.int
The Milky Way's closest neighbor, Andromeda, features a dominant source of high-energy X-ray emission, but its identity was mysterious until…
03.23 / 23:08
www.jpl.nasa.gov
Images presented at the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference this week showed the first indication of gravity waves around the Martian equator. The post Curiosity Captures Gravity Wave Shaped Clouds On Mars appeared first on Universe…
03.23 / 23:02
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