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Volcanoes on Venus Erupted Recently, New Study Suggests

PASADENA, Calif. –Volcanic activity on Venus took place in the recent past, geologically speaking, and may still be happening on the planet today. …

Geology

European Probe to Attempt Daring Mars Landing Wednesday: What to Expect

Europe is on track to achieve an epic Mars landing on Wednesday (Oct. 19) — that is, as long as its spacecraft can survive supersonic speeds, …

Knowledge Management

Three Astronauts Are Heading to the ISS Tomorrow Morning

The astronauts will spend two days in orbit testing new systems before docking with the ISS on Friday.<p>Three astronauts are blasting off in a Soyuz rocket tomorrow morning and will spend two days orbiting the Earth before docking with the International Space Station on Friday. The rocket is …

China Launches Taikonauts For Month-Long Stay On The Tiangong-2 Space Station

The country's longest manned mission is part of their plan for a permanent orbital outpost<p>On October 17, 2016, the Shenzhou 11 mission blasted off from Jinquan, China. Born into space by a Long March 2F rocket, Taikonauts Jing Haipeng (a veteran of Shenzhou 7 and 9) and Chen Dong will rendezvous …

See Mars' frigid south pole in new orbiter image

Mars is known for its reddish hue, but not everything on the planet falls into line with that color scheme. The European Space Agency released a new look at Mars on Monday that shows the planet's startlingly white south pole contrasting with its dusky red landscape.<p>The photo comes from the ESA's …

Galaxies Found Close Together Show Signs Of Impending Doom

The ‘compact galaxy groups’ of the Universe won’t be around for long!<p><i>“They most likely form as subsystems within looser associations and evolve by</i> …

Galileo Fought Dirty With His Fellow Scientists

The Italian astronomer had critics inside and outside the Church.<p>In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being discovered telescopically: moons circling Jupiter, moon-like phases of Venus, spots on …

Astronomy

You May Be Able to Watch a Rocket Launch From Your Backyard Tonight

Tonight, millions of East Coasters have a rare opportunity to see a rocket zip off to the International Space Station—right from their …

VideoFromSpace

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China Launches Shenzhou-11 Astronauts to Tiangong-2 Space Lab

WASHINGTON — China successfully launched its first human spaceflight mission in more than three years Oct. 16, placing into orbit a spacecraft …

Something Went Wrong With the Juno Spacecraft's Engine

A critical moment in NASA’S Juno mission has been postponed while engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory attempt to sort out a mysterious engine …

Private Space Stations May Take Flight in 2020

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — 2020 may be the year a private space station gets off the ground.<p>Two companies — Bigelow Aerospace and Axiom Space — plan to …

The Universe May Contain 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought

Where have they been hiding?<p>The universe just got a lot bigger. Thanks to some new data from Hubble, scientists have calculated that there must be at least 2 trillion galaxies in the universe--a massive population spike from the previous estimates of a measly 100-200 billion galaxies. We haven't …

This Week, Europe Will Try to Successfully Land on Mars for the First Time

If the ExoMars lander is successful, the risky touchdown procedure could become the strategy of choice for landing a new rover on the Red Planet.<p>There has been a lot of talk about colonizing Mars lately, from Elon Musk's speech titled "Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species," to President Obama's …

NASA Artifacts, Historic Facilities Damaged by Hurricane Matthew: Photos

Hurricane Matthew blew the top off of a historic rocket, tore part of the roof off a house used by astronauts and toppled a space shuttle-era gantry …

10 Exoplanets That Could Host Alien Life

Photo Credit: PHL @ UPR Arecibo, ESA/Hubble, NASA<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Introduction<p>As of April 2014, the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog lists 21 planets that …

Colonising Mars could put astronauts at 'risk of chronic dementia'

Astronauts travelling to Mars and beyond could be at risk from chronic dementia according to research from the University of California, Irvine (UCI).<p>…

Feast your eyes on this new batch of spectacular photos of Mars

Check out the fruit of Lakdawalla's work below, and look out for a few appearances from Mars’ crazy moon Phobos.

China's "Heavenly Palace" Space Station Will Go Down in Flames

Artist's depiction of China's future "Heavenly Palace" national space station. Image source: Penyulap, via Wikimedia Commons.<p>"Beijing, we have a problem."<p>Since it first went up in 1998, the International Space Station has played host to astronauts from more than a dozen countries -- but not one of …

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Orbital ATK's Rocket Set To Finally Fly Again After 2014 Explosion [Updated]

Ready to blast off with brand new engines<p>SpaceX isn't the only company with rocket problems. Orbital ATK hasn't flown since its Antares rocket blew up seconds after liftoff in October 2014, burning up thousands of pounds of supplies bound for the International Space Station. Now, finally, the …

Where To Watch Blue Origin's Launch Tomorrow

It just might explode, on purpose<p>Blue Origin will try out an emergency escape system during a potentially explosive test launch, in a broadcast that will start on Wednesday at 10:45am Eastern.<p>The company, founded by Amazon's Jeff Bezos, has successfully launched and landed its rocket booster four …

Record-Breaking 2-Star System Spotted in Nearby Galaxy

For the first time ever, scientists have seen a double-star system in another galaxy emitting gamma-rays, the most energetic form of light.<p>The …

In Images: Rosetta Spacecraft's Last Comet Photos During Crash-Landing

Rosetta Spacecraft Crash Lands on a Comet<p>Credit: ESA<p>The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft crash-landed on its target Comet 67P, shown in …

'Golden Record Remastered' Will Reboot Voyager's Soundtrack of Earth

NEW YORK — In 1977, NASA sent two Voyager spacecraft off in different directions, each carrying a golden record with the sounds, greetings and music …

Rare Black Moon Rises Today, But Don't Expect to See It!

Even though it will be nearly invisible to skywatchers, a rare Black Moon will be in North American skies today (Sept. 30).<p>A Black Moon is a newer …

A Look Back At Rosetta’s Best Moments

The spacecraft has orbited a duck-shaped comet since 2014, but now its mission is drawing to a close<p>The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has had an eventful 12 years. A decade after launching in 2004, Rosetta made history as the first spacecraft to land a probe on a comet (although not …

This Is Elon Musk's Plan to Send Humans to Mars

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk just unveiled his plan to send humans to Mars using technology from his space company SpaceX.<p>In advance of an …

Breathtaking Video Shows How SpaceX Will Send People to Mars

<b>Update for 8 pm ET:</b> Read our full story on Elon Musk's Mars Interplanetary Transport ship announcement today here: SpaceX's Elon Musk Unveils …