Latest science news in Astronomy & Space

Space station is taking up birdwatching with a newly installed antenna

Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Wednesday to fling tiny satellites into orbit and install an antenna for tracking birds on Earth. Soon after leaving the International Space Station, Sergey Prokopyev...

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques begins final training for ISS mission

Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques is in Russia to prepare for his mission to the International Space Station in December. flies his first mission to the International Space Station in November,...

Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week.

Bad feelings between Canada and Russia don't matter in space, says astronaut David Saint-Jacques

Space exploration may not quite be the final frontier of co-operation between Canada and Russia — but it's close, writes Chris Brown.

Iran to unveil new fighter jet

3 hours ago from UPI

Tehran announced it will unveil a new fighter jet next week, while development of the Iran's missile capacity will remain the country's top military priority

Putin, Merkel meet for talks on pipeline, other hot topics

3 hours ago from UPI

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Saturday in Germany to discuss a Russian-German gas pipeline and other heated topics.

Jonas Armstrong, Morven Christie to star in new series 'The Bay'

6 hours ago from UPI

"Ordeal by Innocence" actress Morven Christie and "Robin Hood" actor Jonas Armstrong are to star in ITV's upcoming detective drama "The Bay."

Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water

7 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth....

Chicago Cubs' Tyler Chatwood waits his turn, gets start against Pittsburgh Pirates

10 hours ago from UPI

Tyler Chatwood took the high road when he was demoted from the Chicago Cubs' rotation in late July.

Colorado Rockies' rotation rocks on with Antonio Senzatela starting vs. Atlanta Braves

11 hours ago from UPI

Colorado's Antonio Senzatela will come off the disabled list and face the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night at SunTrust Park.

Watch: Fan helps San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer hit homer with beer-assist

11 hours ago from UPI

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer got a little help from a fan -- and his beer -- during a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

'Foreign Object' on Mars Spotted by Curiosity Rover Is Just a Rock

12 hours ago from Live Science

Curiosity photographed an odd, flat object that mission team members initially thought might have fallen off the car-size robot. But the "debris" turned out to be a Red Planet rock.

Exos Aerospace Reschedules First Suborbital Launch

13 hours ago from Space.com

Exos Aerospace, a Texas company developing a reusable suborbital rocket, now plans to carry out a first flight of its vehicle in late August as it sets its sights on...

Get an Up-Close Look at Boeing's New CST-100 Starliner Spaceship (Photos)

13 hours ago from Space.com

Boeing recently gave journalists a behind-the-scenes look at the company's new Starliner capsule, which could start carrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station as early as next year.

'Foreign Object' on Mars Spotted by Curiosity Rover Is Just a Rock (Photo)

14 hours ago from Space.com

On Monday (Aug. 13), Curiosity photographed an odd, flat object that mission team members initially thought might have fallen off the car-size robot. But the "debris" turned out to be...

Photo Tour: Inside Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Hangar for Commercial Spaceship Flights

14 hours ago from Space.com

Take a look inside the CST-100 Starliner hangar, where Boeing is building the private space capsules that will fly NASA astronauts and more into space!

New NASA Images Show California's Largest Wildfire from Space. Canadian Blazes, Too

14 hours ago from Live Science

The Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest blaze in California's history, releases clouds of smoke in new photos from NASA, and fires blazing over Canada are visible from a million miles...

Intensifying Hurricane Lane examined by GPM satellite

17 hours ago from Physorg

Heavy rainfall and towering cloud heights were the findings when Hurricane Lane was scanned by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core observatory satellite on Aug. 17. Lane strengthened...

Bad feelings between Canada and Russia don't matter in space, says astronaut David Saint-Jacques

17 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Space exploration may not quite be the final frontier of cooperation between Canada and Russia — but it's close, writes Chris Brown.

Water on Mars: Exploration & Evidence

22 hours ago from Space.com

Mars has water trapped in the polar ice caps. More water may lie just beneath the surface. A new study suggests that water also flows on the surface.

T-38 Talon crashes in Oklahoma; pilot safely ejects

1 day ago from UPI

A U.S. military jet trainer crashed Friday near Enid, Okla., injuring the pilot, who safely ejected, officials at Vance Air Force Base said.

NASA Solar Probe Hits 1st Deep-Space Milestones On Its Way to the Sun

1 day ago from Space.com

The Parker Solar Probe, which launched early Sunday morning (Aug. 12) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, is notching flight milestones according to plan, NASA officials said today (Aug....

A Field Covered in Dead, Headless Reindeer and Poop Is Teaching Us About the Circle of Life

1 day ago from Live Science

Scavengers are helping transform a grim landscape in Norway

Smoke from raging B.C. fires seen from space by NASA satellite

The fires raging in British Columbia aren't just confined to the province: a NASA satellite captured the smoke as it blanketed the skies over Alberta and Saskatchewan earlier this week.

Water-worlds are common: Exoplanets may contain vast amounts of water

1 day ago from Physorg

Scientists have shown that water is likely to be a major component of those exoplanets (planets orbiting other stars) which are between two to four times the size of Earth....

Stunning NASA Image Lets You Watch the Sun Explode in Real Time

1 day ago from Live Science

The surface of the sun is a roiling tangle of magnetism, heat and light, stunning new images reveal.

Astronomers observe cosmic steam jets and molecules galore

1 day ago from Science Daily

A team of scientists using the highest-frequency capabilities of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has uncovered jets of warm water vapor streaming away from a newly forming star. The...

NASA analyzes Typhoon Soulik's water vapor

1 day ago from Physorg

NASA's Terra satellite looked at water vapor and cloud top temperatures when it passed over the recently strengthened Typhoon Soulik in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.