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United States Navy Unveils Plan to Beam Solar Power from Space to Earth

The United States Navy Research Laboratory has unveiled two modules they are testing to capture solar energy from space and divert its power to …

Spacewatch: Sentinel 1A ready for launch

As the Sun edges northwards, its angle below Britain's N horizon in the middle of the night decreases and the Earth's shadow above our heads becomes more shallow. The result is that satellites that were eclipsed in shadow for most of the night during the winter are now illuminated for much longer …

Simple, like a neutron star: How neutron stars are like (and unlike) black holes

For astrophysicists neutron stars are extremely complex astronomical objects. Research has demonstrated that in certain respects these stars can …

Space Photos: 45-Year-Old Footprints, and More

Neil Armstrong’s footprints outlived Neil Armstrong. He was aware that would be the case, of course, long before he became the first human being to …

Check Out The Document That Created NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 started it all. Happy birfday, NASA!<p>This document is the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, which created NASA. It was signed into law by President Eisenhower 55 years ago yesterday. The document outlines NASA's policies, guidelines, …

NASA's Curiosity Rover Marks One Year on Mars Tuesday on NASA TV

What It'd Be Like To Drown In Space

Water doesn't fill a helmet so much as attempt to choke the life out of you. The horrifying behind-the-scenes, below.<p>Two weeks ago, we were impressed by how calm ground control stayed when Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet sprung a water leak. Now, after watching this video of astronaut …

Jupiter's swirling gases make for a beautiful earthly delight

It may call for some creative liberties, but culinary recreations of celestial objects are arguably among the more readily enjoyable ways to learn a little astronomy. With the aim of adding a little flavor to a lesson plan, <i>Cakecrumbs</i> has put together baked interpretations of Jupiter and the earth, …

Watch NASA's Hangout with Chris Hadfield and other astronauts

NASA has been on a roll with Google+ lately, hosting several video Hangouts with astronauts live from outer space. But today, things will be coming back down to Earth for a change, and <i>The Verge</i> will be in attendance. Join us here Thursday, May 23 starting just before 3 PM Eastern for a special …

Rare, massive merging of two faraway galaxies

A massive and rare merging of two galaxies has been spotted in images taken by the Herschel space observatory.<p>Follow-up studies by several telescopes …

Universe

The Night of the Aurora

Huge PhotoWalk in San Francisco Tonight!<p>Hope to see you there! See the event info here! 🙂 We’ll be giving away Google Glass, so good luck to all of …

Pizza printouts? NASA funds project to make space meals with 3-D printer

NASA won't be printing out pizzas on Mars anytime soon, but the space agency is paying out $125,000 to study the use of 3-D printing technology for food preparation in space.<p>"We will be building the components for a prototype" over the grant's six-month period, David Irwin, principal investigator …

Suni's Shoutout for NASA-TV

UK astronaut Tim Peake 'thrilled' at space opportunity

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/979000/979879_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524711701_ff3d6f2658a0fc16b6f566dd22878c92<p><b>Tim Peake says he is thrilled to have been given the opportunity to go to the International Space Station (ISS).</b><p>The UK astronaut told BBC News it was a …

Space Science

Briton picked for five-month mission on International Space Station in 2015

Britain's first official astronaut, Major Tim Peake, has been selected to fly on a five-month mission on the International Space Station in 2015, it …

1.7 Mile Wide Asteroid 1998 QE2 to Pass Within 3.6 Million Miles of Earth on May 31, 2013

1998 QE2, a 1.7-mile-wide (2.7 km) asteroid, will pass within 3.6 million miles of the Earth on May 31, 2013. The image above shows the orbit of …

Arc to Arcturus, spike to Spica

Tonight, look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: <i>follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike (or speed</i> …

Astronomy

Inside the private push for consumer space travel

Since the 1960s and PanAm's ill-fated Moon Flights Club, commercial passenger flights to space have been a tantalizing dream, one that's expected to finally come to fruition within the next year. For its cover story this week, <i>New York Magazine</i> takes an in-depth look at the industry, including …

ScienceCasts: Bright Explosion on the Moon

NASA Flight Controller Talks Space with Students

International Space Station leaking power system coolant, NASA says everyone is safe

The International Space Station is leaking the chilled ammonia coolant it uses to cool its power systems into space, but there’s no danger to the crew, NASA announced on Thursday. The four solar arrays that provide power to the station are each cooled independently with their own thermal control …

Watch Live: Annular Solar Eclipse Turns Sun Into Spectacular ‘Ring of Fire’

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 5:09 pm. 5:09 pm<p>Fire up the Johnny Cash and watch as the moon …

'Dirty' stars hint at Sun's future

<b>Scientists have studied two dead stars that give us a glimpse, they say, of what our Solar System might look like a few billion years from now.</b><p>Our Sun will expand outwards when its nuclear fuel runs low and will ultimately blow off its outer layers.<p>Some of the inner planets will be consumed in the …

Universe

Traces of water in moon came from Earth, study finds

Traces of water inside the moon were inherited from ancient Earth, according to a fresh analysis of lunar rocks brought home by US astronauts.<p>The …