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What Happens Next If We Find Proof of Space Aliens?

5 days ago from MSNBC: Science

Protocols for responding to the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence have been created, but they might not be followed.

Lockheed Martin receives $22.2 million Trident II contract

1 week ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin Space Systems has received a $22.2 million contract with the U.S. Navy's Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missile production.

TESS mission to discover new planets moves toward launch

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A NASA mission designed to explore the stars in search of planets outside of our solar system is a step closer to launch, now that its four cameras have been...

NASA Set to Launch Dellingr; CubeSat Purposely Designed to Improve Reliability of Small Satellites

2 weeks ago from Science @ NASA

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NASA selects proposals to study sun, space environment

2 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA has selected nine proposals under its Explorers Program that will return transformational science about the sun and space environment and fill science gaps between the agency's larger missions; eight...

US test-launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile

2 weeks ago from AP Science

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force successfully launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from California, the fourth such...

Senate Restores Funding for NASA Earth Science and Satellite Servicing Programs

2 weeks ago from

An appropriations bill approved by a Senate committee July 27 would restore funding for several NASA Earth science missions slated for termination by the administration as well as a satellite...

Ian McShane joins cast of upcoming 'Hellboy' reboot

2 weeks ago from UPI

Ian McShane has been cast in Lionsgate's upcoming reboot of "Hellboy" that stars "Stranger Things" alum David Harbour in the title role.

Trump signs bill toughing sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea

2 weeks ago from UPI

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill to strengthen sanctions against Russia, North Korea and Iran, a White House signing statement shows.

These Stunning 3D Images Reveal How a Massive Greenland Glacier Has Changed

2 weeks ago from Live Science

NASA scientists are keeping sharp eyes on Greenland's glaciers.

Cable giants step up piracy battle by interrogating Montreal software developer and searching his home

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

"The whole experience was horrifying," TVAddons founder Adam Lackman says of court-sanctioned search of his home.

Arianespace, Avio launch 10th Vega rocket, orbit two Israeli-made satellites

2 weeks ago from

Arianespace's smallest rocket launched two remote sensing satellites co-produced by Israeli and European teams on an Aug. 1 night mission from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Image: Nanobot's giant leap

2 weeks ago from Physorg

This highly mobile, jumping Nanobot was designed by a team of space engineers challenged to develop a Moon mission that was not only technically viable but could also make a...

Running out of gas: Gas loss puts breaks on stellar baby boom

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Understanding the history of star formation in the Universe is a central theme in modern astronomy. Various observations have shown that the star formation activity has varied through the 13.8...

Cutting-edge Adaptive Optics Facility sees first light

2 weeks ago from Physorg

The Unit Telescope 4 (Yepun) of ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has now been transformed into a fully adaptive telescope. After more than a decade of planning, construction and testing,...

Carrie Fisher to have 'amazing' send-off in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" star John Boyega said the film will say a proper farewell to Carrie Fisher's character, Princess Leia.

Chandra observations provide insights about young stellar cluster NGC 3293

2 weeks ago from Physorg

(—Observations conducted with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have uncovered a young stellar cluster designated NGC 3293. The data provided by the spacecraft reveal insights about its stellar population. The findings...

Saturn Basks in Sunlight in Spectacular Summer Solstice View (Photo)

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A spectacular sight of Saturn reveals the planet emerging from the outer shadows of the solar system as the ringed planet bathes in sunlight during its rare summer solstice.

Virgin Orbit's Rocket-Launching Plane 'Cosmic Girl' Comes Home to Long Beach

2 weeks ago from

Virgin Orbit's modified 747-400 aircraft "Cosmic Girl," is one step closer to serving as a mobile rocket-launching platform.

NASA continues to study pulsars, 50 years after their chance discovery

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

These rotating 'lighthouse' neutron stars begin their lives as stars between about seven and 20 times the mass of our sun. Some are found to spin hundreds of times per...

NASA continues to study pulsars, 50 years after their chance discovery

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A little bit of "scruff" in scientific data 50 years ago led to the discovery of pulsars—rapidly spinning dense stellar corpses that appear to pulse at Earth.

Virgo detector joins LIGO in the search for gravitational waves

2 weeks ago from

The Virgo detector near Pisa, Italy, has begun searching for subtle ripples in the fabric of spacetime.

Nicole Kidman says life at 50 is 'phenomenal': 'I'm very grateful'

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Big Little Lies" star Nicole Kidman discussed her career resurgence after celebrating her 50th birthday in June.

No simple way of predicting breathing difficulties in pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs from external features

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

As many as a half of all short-nosed dogs such as pugs, French bulldogs and bulldogs experience breathing difficulties related to their facial structure. However, research suggests that there is...

SwRI's small satellite mission moves forward

2 weeks ago from Physorg

NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to further develop the concept for a small satellite mission to image the Sun's outer corona. SwRI's "Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and...

Tricorders in Space: Not Just a 'Star Trek' Dream Anymore

2 weeks ago from

A tricorder may soon be an essential part of every voyaging astronaut's tool kit, and not just in the "Star Trek" universe.

Chicago White Sox rookie Yoan Moncada exits on stretcher after collision

2 weeks ago from UPI

White Sox rookie second baseman Yoan Moncada left Chicago's Monday night game against the Toronto Blue Jays on a stretcher after colliding with teammate Willy Garcia.

Chicago White Sox rally from 6-0 deficit, beat Toronto Blue Jays

2 weeks ago from UPI

Considering the way the month of July went for the Chicago White Sox, a little late magic can be viewed as a welcomed addition.