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Japan Blasted a Crater on Asteroid Ryugu and Here's the Photo Proof

2 days ago from Space.com

A Japanese spacecraft successfully blasted a crater into a space rock called Ryugu, the mission confirmed April 25, releasing an animation showing how the impact changed the asteroid's surface.

SpaceX, NASA tight-lipped on cause of crew capsule incident

2 days ago from Physorg

NASA and SpaceX remained tight-lipped Thursday about what caused a mysterious but apparently serious incident last weekend during engine tests on the Crew Dragon capsule designed to carry US astronauts...

Scientists discover what powers celestial phenomenon STEVE

2 days ago from Science Daily

The celestial phenomenon known as STEVE is likely caused by a combination of heating of charged particles in the atmosphere and energetic electrons like those that power the aurora, according...

National Geographic's 'Rookie Moonshot: Budget Mission To The Moon' Airs Tonight!

2 days ago from Space.com

A new program from National Geographic delves into the Israeli Beresheet mission that attempted to land on the surface of the moon.

33-year study shows increasing ocean winds and wave heights

2 days ago from Physorg

Extreme ocean winds and wave heights are increasing around the globe, with the largest rise occurring in the Southern Ocean, University of Melbourne research shows.

NASA winner demos red berries on the red planet

2 days ago from Physorg

A team from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering that designed a greenhouse for Mars was announced the winner of the 2019 NASA BIG Idea Challenge Wednesday at Langley Research Center...

Evidence of 6 new binary black hole mergers within LVC data

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scholars recently submitted an article announcing the discovery of six new binary black hole mergers, which exceed the detection thresholds defined by the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration. Applying a unique set of...

Watch: GOT7 teases comeback in 'Spinning Top' video

2 days ago from UPI

K-pop group GOT7 shared the video "Spinning Top: Between Security & Insecurity" and the date May 20.

Next-generation NASA instrument advanced to study the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

2 days ago from Physorg

Much has changed technologically since NASA's Galileo mission dropped a probe into Jupiter's atmosphere to investigate, among other things, the heat engine driving the gas giant's atmospheric circulation.

Scientists discover what powers celestial phenomenon STEVE

2 days ago from Physorg

The celestial phenomenon known as STEVE is likely caused by a combination of heating of charged particles in the atmosphere and energetic electrons like those that power the aurora, according...

What's on the far side of the Moon?

2 days ago from Physorg

Looking up at the silvery orb of the Moon, you might recognize familiar shadows and shapes on its face from one night to the next. You see the same view...

Researchers detect evidence of six new binary black hole mergers within LVC data

2 days ago from Physorg

Scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) recently submitted a paper announcing the discovery of six new binary black hole mergers that exceed the detection thresholds defined by the...

The Giant Galaxy Around the Giant Black Hole

Shockwaves in space, created by a supermassive black hole that recently had its first close-up, are visible in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

SpaceX escape engines were test fired before mishap: panel

2 days ago from Reuters:Science

A NASA safety panel said on Thursday that Saturday's accident on a SpaceX astronaut capsule happened after eight engines were test fired, but offered scant details on what caused the...

New Hubble measurements confirm universe is expanding faster than expected

2 days ago from Science Daily

New measurements from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm that the Universe is expanding about 9% faster than expected based on its trajectory seen shortly after the big bang, astronomers say.

Extracting something from nothing: A bright glow from empty space

2 days ago from Science Daily

Particles traveling through empty space can emit bright flashes of gamma rays by interacting with the quantum vacuum, according to a new study.

High-Altitude Auroras Create 'Speed Bumps' for Satellites

2 days ago from Live Science

They help move pockets of air up where some spacecraft roam.

James Harden, Houston Rockets defeat Utah Jazz to reach second round

2 days ago from UPI

James Harden and the Houston Rockets ousted the Utah Jazz with a 100-93 win Wednesday night to clinch their first-round playoff series in five games.

The Space Age Invades Marvel's Cinematic Universe

2 days ago from Space.com

As the forces of the universe muster against the ultimate villain Thanos for "Avengers: Endgame" (2019), Space.com took a look back at how the MCU has related to outer space.

Extracting something from nothing: A bright glow from empty space

2 days ago from Physorg

Particles travelling through empty space can emit bright flashes of gamma rays by interacting with the quantum vacuum, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.

Watch: Australian barista breaks cappuccino Guinness World Record

2 days ago from UPI

An Australian barista broke a Guinness World Record when she made 420 cappuccinos in the space of a single hour.

Stunning 'Star Trek' Comic Art Sells for Nearly $14K in Recent Auction

2 days ago from Space.com

A gorgeous "Star Trek" cover art piece featuring The Original Series cast sold for $13,750 in a recent auction.

Relativity Space to Launch Thai Satellite on 3D-Printed Rocket

2 days ago from Space.com

The 3D rocket-printing company Relativity announced its second partnership ever, this time with the Thai satellite company mu Space.

Astronomers find quasars are not nailed to the sky

2 days ago from Physorg

Until recently, quasars were thought to have essentially fixed positions in the sky. While near-Earth objects move along complex trajectories, quasars are so remote that they were believed to offer...

New Hubble measurements confirm universe is expanding faster than expected

2 days ago from Physorg

New measurements from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope confirm that the Universe is expanding about 9% faster than expected based on its trajectory seen shortly after the big bang, astronomers say.

New ultra metal-poor star discovered

2 days ago from Physorg

An international team of astronomers has detected a new ultra metal-poor star with the lowest ever measured abundance of iron. Designated SMSS J160540.18−144323.1, the newly found object is the most...

Watch: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson fight aliens in new 'Men in Black: International' trailer

2 days ago from UPI

A new alien menace threatens earth in the newest trailer for "Men in Black: International" starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.

Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas to star in 'Bond 25'

2 days ago from UPI

The new James Bond movie will feature Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ana de Armas, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Jeffrey Wright, Billy Magnussen and other stars.