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Peggy Whitson, 57, is the oldest woman ever in space, and she will set a record for most time in orbit
Astrophysicist Paul Sutter explains what happened when the universe reversed its trajectory and started expanding again 5 billion years ago
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A gamma-ray signal emanating from the core of galaxy M31 has been detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. It “could indicate the presence of the mysterious stuff known as...
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Flash Physics: Stellar family history, extremely sensitive electron camera, full-body PET scanner planned
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
Scientists have identified a neutron star that is consuming material so fast it emits more x-rays than any other. Its extreme brightness can only be explained if the star has...
Richard TomkinsFeb. 21 (UPI) -- Orbital ATK won about $600 million in international orders in the past three months for its medium-caliber cannons and related munitions, the company announced.
Researchers are exploring next-generation spacecraft materials at the microscale using an X-ray technique that produces 3-D images. This work could help ensure future spacecraft survive the rigors of otherworldly atmospheres.
New planetary formation models indicate that there may be an undiscovered population of gas giant planets orbiting around Sun-like stars at distances similar to those of Jupiter and Saturn.
So-called "recurring slope lineae" are a tantalizing feature on the slopes of Mars, but how do we go about exploring their potential life-giving qualities without contaminating them with our robots?
Annie MartinFeb. 21 (UPI) -- "Flip or Flop" star Christina El Moussa explained her breakup in the Mar. 6 issue of People following news Tarek El Moussa filed for divorce.
Astronomers are borrowing principles applied in biology and archaeology to build a family tree of the stars in the galaxy. By studying chemical signatures found in the stars, they are...
The city of Thunder Bay, Ont., is getting a "cosmic shoutout" from the International Astronomical Union, which has accepted a proposal to name an asteroid after the city.
Wade SheridanFeb. 21 (UPI) -- The cast of "Alien: Covenant" including Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and James Franco have joined together for a group photo.
Annie MartinFeb. 21 (UPI) -- Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd announced they will compete on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 24 after welcoming son Shai in January.
NASA’s Cassini mission discovered active geysers at the south pole of Saturn’s moon and after several flybys it was determined that an ocean lies beneath its icy surface that has...
If extraterrestrial life encounters the Voyager space probes, they would be greeted by a series of Golden Records programmed by NASA in 1977 to explain the story of Earth.
Jacqueline McGlade from the UN Environment Programme and Josef Aschbacher from ESA join the Earth from Space video programme to discuss satellite observations for UNEP’s Global Environment Outlook
Sound travels more slowly than light. Then why do sounds of meteors entering earth's atmosphere precede or accompany the sight of them? Researchers believe they have an answer.
Human spaceflight image of the week: The Orion spacecraft propulsion system ready for testing
Air Force Col. Thatcher Cardon won the agency's "Space Poop Challenge," an effort to design better ways for astronauts to deal with bodily waste than the current super-absorbent diapers.
ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a pulsar – the spinning remains of a once-massive star – that is a thousand times brighter than previously thought possible.
Alex ButlerFeb. 20 (UPI) -- Free agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon has plenty of suitors this offseason and it looks like he's enjoying the attention.
Nicholas Warner, assistant professor of geology, was among planetary geologists recently presenting evidence to NASA scientists on the best Mars landing sites for the next rover mission, scheduled to launch...
By scanning pottery from the Iron Age kingdom of Judah, geoscientists detected a spike and then a decline in the planet’s magnetic field starting in the eighth century B.C.
The agency’s acting administrator offered the first hints of a notable mission that could lead to a return to the moon in the Trump era.