Playing detective on a galactic scale

Huge new dataset will solve Milky Way mysteries. An Australian-led team of “galactic archaeologists” has just…

NASA Found Water on the surface of the Moon

Using the SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy) telescope, NASA found near the Clavius crater particles…

What happens when you hit an asteroid

NASA has just released this short video of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s brief but all important contact…

NASA probe OSIRIS-REx to attempt riskiest mission yet

For almost two years, the NASA space probe OSIRIS-REx has orbited the asteroid Bennu. Now it…

Europe steps up contributions to Artemis Moon plan

Thales Alenia Space in Italy will produce Europe’s two major contributions to the Lunar Gateway, a…

Launch of Expedition 64 Crew to the ISS

The crew of Expedition 64 is scheduled to launch on October 14 in a Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft at…

Recipe is different but Saturn’s moon Titan has ingredients for life

Catherine Neish is counting the days until her space launch. While the Western planetary geologist isn’t…

Very Large Telescope spots galaxies trapped in the web of a supermassive black hole

With the help of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found six galaxies lying around…

Asteroid, meteor and meteorite differences

Asteroid (noun, “AS-tear-oyd”), Meteor (noun, “ME-tee-or”), Meteorite (noun, “ME-tee-or-ite”) These are three words for the same…

As Disasters Roil Earth, A New Sun Cycle Promises Calmer Weather — In Space

Giant flares and eruptions from the sun can cause space weather, and stormy space weather can interfere…