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Canada to Join First Mission to the Moon, Signs New ‘Gateway’ Treaty with NASA
Canadian astronauts will join the first space mission to the Moon in 2023. “I am proud to announce another first: Canada will join the U.S. on the first crewed mission ...
December 17, 2020
We Need to Make Sure Americans Don’t Undermine the Space Race With China
Commentary At a recent online seminar, former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin warned that if the United States doesn't make some changes, China ...
October 30, 2020
A Big Look at a Little Planetary Neighbor
The little planet that’s had so little attention will finally get a little more acknowledgement—in seven years. A ...
November 16, 2018
A Bold Vision for Mars and the Moon Will Yield Big Technology Advancements
Commentary The Trump administration wants the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to focus on deep space exploration, ...
November 6, 2018
A Black Hole Has Been Found Devouring a Star For 10 Years (Video)
Astronomers have observed a large black hole consuming the remains of a destroyed star for an unusually long ...
February 7, 2017
China on Schedule for Launch This Year of 2nd Space Station
China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its ...
June 26, 2016
The Associated Press
Aging Stars Could Host Earth-Like Planets in Outer Regions
The "habitable zone" is the region around a star in which water on a planet's surface is liquid ...
May 18, 2016
5 Human Spaceflight Missions to Look Forward to in the Next Decade
From astronauts breaking records for the longest amount of time spent in space to experiments growing food and ...
April 26, 2016
Interstellar Travel, Galactic Cannibalism, and Martian Beer
This week though I had no doubts that I wouldn’t be the only one excited as I discussed ...
April 19, 2016
All of Humanity Should Share in the Space Mining Boom
One solitary asteroid might be worth trillions of dollars in platinum and other metals. Exploiting these resources could ...
April 18, 2016
How the ExoMars Mission Could Sniff Out Life on Mars—and What to Do Next
It (could be) life Jim, but (perhaps) not as we know it.
March 14, 2016
Seeing Earth From Space Changes You—And You Don’t Even Have to Leave the Planet
People who have seen Earth from space report a “cognitive shift in awareness.”
January 20, 2016
5 Things That Happen to Your Body in Space
Space travel leads to many changes in the human body. But if you're planning an out-of-this-world trip, here ...
January 18, 2016
Star Wars Inspired Me to Become an Astrophysicist—And I Wasn’t Disappointed
For nearly 40 years, the phrase "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" has resonated ...
December 31, 2015
Darkness Is Disappearing and That’s Bad News for Astronomy
Astronomers have much to celebrate in the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL). Until the 1930s, ...
December 14, 2015
New Horizons Space Probe Brings First Set of High-Resolution Images of Pluto
NASA's New Horizons space probe has sent back the first set of high-resolution images of Pluto ever seen.
December 5, 2015
The Five Most Earth-Like Exoplanets (So Far)
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read that the “first Earth-like exoplanet” has been discovered.
November 19, 2015
Pluto Revisited: The Case for Reinstating Its Planetary Status
The New Horizons space probe voyage to Pluto has helped to create new interest in learning about our ...
November 16, 2015
Congress Passes Landmark Space Mining Rights Bill
The bill, expected to be signed into law by the president, will give companies the right to minerals ...
November 11, 2015
Hopkins Telescope to Examine Origins of the Universe
A journey to the beginning of the universe lurched forward Monday with a trek over just a few ...
November 7, 2015
The Associated Press
Space Station Marks 15 Years of Nonstop Human Presence
Humankind marked an off-the-planet pinnacle Monday: the 15th anniversary of continuous residency at the International Space Station.
November 2, 2015
The Associated Press
Gravitational Waves Hunting Spacecraft to Launch Later This Year
Gravitational waves have long been a fascination among physicists. First posited by Albert Einstein in 1915, gravitational waves ...
September 7, 2015
Canadian Company Has Patented 9-Mile Tall Space Tower
Last month, the blueprint for such a tower was finally patented by Thoth, a Canadian tech company. The ...
August 21, 2015
Pluto and Its Collision-Course Place in Our Solar System
Pluto, a celestial oddball, could tell us a lot about the formation of the Solar System. A probe ...
July 14, 2015
New Horizons Is an Old Spacecraft—but It Will Transform Our Knowledge of Pluto
New Horizons is more than a decade old. Is it up for it's grand mission?
July 13, 2015
NASA’s Reliance on Outsourcing Launches Causes a Dilemma for the Space Agency
The spectacular failure of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket last week underscores a growing problem for NASA: its ...
July 5, 2015
US Space Exploration Left in the Cold by Lack of Vision and Money
Space exploration has taken a small step forward with a new mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
April 1, 2015
Leaked Documents Reveal Chinese Government’s Corruption, Bureaucrats’ Incompetence
Trump Hasn’t Decided on Who Will Represent Him in Impeachment Trial: Spokesman
Black Lives Matter Utah Leader Disavows Activist Charged in Capitol Breach
Census Bureau: Citizenship Data Won’t be Released Until After Trump Leaves Office
Woman Who Allegedly Posed With Pelosi’s Nameplate During Capitol Storming Is Charged
Biden to Push Through Executive Orders, Pursue New Legislation in First 10 Days of Office
Virginia Man Arrested at DC Checkpoint With Unregistered Firearm, Says It Was ‘Honest Mistake’
Washington Highly Militarized Ahead of Biden’s Inauguration
Video: A New Leninism Is Gripping America—James Lindsay
Benjamin de Rothschild, Owner of Edmond de Rothschild Group, Dies of Heart Attack