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Mar 19, 2019 2:03 AM CDT
Astronauts' Newest Health Concern: Herpes
Study finds dormant viruses can reactivate in individuals who've endured stresses of space travel
- Astronauts who "boldly go where no man has gone before," as William Shatner's Captain Kirk once put it , likely anticipate their body will undergo certain changes while in space. But how many have guessed they might see a herpes flare-up? New research from NASA shows that the...
China Just Made
History on the Moon
Jan 3, 2019 2:26 AM CST
China Just Made History on the Moon
Craft lands on the far side of the moon, the first to do so
- A Chinese spacecraft on Thursday made the first-ever landing on the far side of the moon, state media said. The lunar explorer Chang'e 4 touched down at 10:26am, China Central Television said during its noon broadcast. The far side of the moon faces away from Earth and is...
New Year, New NASA
Dec 31, 2018 2:30 PM CST
New Year, New NASA Milestone
A spacecraft is set to swing by the most distant celestial body ever
- A NASA spacecraft is set to make a New Year's Day rendezvous with a tiny, icy world a billion miles farther than Pluto, in what would make it the most distant cosmic body ever explored by humankind. New Horizons was on course to fly past the mysterious, primitive object...
Humans to Mars? 'Stupid'
Idea, Says Apollo Astronaut
Dec 24, 2018 7:37 AM CST
Humans to Mars? 'Stupid' Idea, Says Apollo Astronaut
Bill Anders, now 85, thinks the idea is 'almost ridiculous'
- NASA aims to send humans to Mars in the not-too-distant future. One of its more famous former employees thinks it's a dumb idea. "Stupid" is actually the word used by astronaut Bill Anders in an interview with the BBC . The 85-year-old, who went up with Apollo 8 in...
Voyager 2 Cracks Big
Boundary in Deep Space
Dec 10, 2018 10:00 AM CST
Voyager 2 Cracks Big Boundary in Deep Space
Spacecraft becomes 2nd man-made craft to enter interstellar space
- NASA is now two for two in regard to a huge achievement in space. Voyager 2 has become only the second man-made object to enter interstellar space, or the "space between the stars," as a release from the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory puts it. The first was...
Rovers Send Back
First Photos of
Sep 28, 2018 12:21 AM CDT
Rovers Send Back First Photos of Asteroid Surface
'Jumping' robots are now on Ryugu
- New photos taken on the surface of an asteroid show that it is (drum roll, please) ... rocky. It may be no surprise, but Japanese space agency scientists and engineers are thrilled by the images being sent to Earth by two jumping robotic rovers that they dropped onto an asteroid about...
Newly Detected Particle
Is Huge for Astronomy
Jul 12, 2018 12:20 PM CDT
Newly Detected Particle Is Huge for Astronomy
Scientists detected a subatomic neutrino and traced it back to its origins
- Astronomers are jazzed about a major milestone being reported in
: Researchers for the first time have detected the source of a high-energy "ghost particle" known as a neutrino. If that doesn't mean much to you, this from the
might help put it in context: The...
Lightning Strikes on Jupiter
Differ From Ours in One Way
Jun 7, 2018 8:33 AM CDT
Lightning Strikes on Jupiter Differ From Ours in One Way
Strikes can occur at same rate and in the same frequency, but the where isn't the same
- Astronomers have been intrigued at the notion of lightning strikes on Jupiter since Voyager 1 detected flashes nearly four decades ago, notes Space.com . Now the Juno orbiter has revealed a surprise: Those strikes are more similar to lightning strikes on Earth than previously thought. For one thing, Jupiter's...
NASA Will Soon Get
Unprecedented Look at Mars
May 5, 2018 9:02 AM CDT
NASA Will Soon Get Unprecedented Look at Mars
InSight lander will explore the planet's interior
- NASA launched another spacecraft toward Mars on Saturday, and this one is designed to provide an unprecedented look at the planet's interior. You can watch the liftoff the InSight lander, a 790-pound probe, here . The spacecraft won't reach Mars until November, but when it does, it will fill...
Uranus Discovery Fulfills
Apr 24, 2018 7:43 AM CDT
Uranus Discovery Fulfills Cosmic Punchline
Clouds smell like rotten eggs thanks to smelly gas hydrogen sulfide
- Scientists using the huge telescope on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano have discovered the world's most obvious space joke. "Uranus smells like farts" is an actual, and correct, headline making the rounds, as here and here . But as the BBC explains, it's no joke. It seems the...
It's a Bird, It's a
Plane, It's a ... Giant
Disco Ball in the Sky?
Jan 26, 2018 10:37 AM CST
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a ... Giant Disco Ball in the Sky?
Rocket Lab says its 'Humanity Star' will shine in the sky for next 9 months
- What's being described as a "giant disco ball" was launched into space last week from a New Zealand sheep and cattle farm, and astronomers are miffed, the
reports. Rocket Lab, the space exploration startup responsible for hurling the "Humanity Star" skyward, says the 3-foot-wide carbon-fiber orb...
Behold, a 'New Era
in Astronomy' Is Born
Oct 16, 2017 12:15 PM CDT
Behold, a 'New Era in Astronomy' Is Born
Researchers witness collision of 2 neutron stars, and the result is monumental
- It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created, per the AP . What astronomers witnessed in August and revealed Monday was the long-ago collision of two neutron...
Russia and US Are
Building a Moon Base
Sep 27, 2017 4:24 PM CDT
Russia and US Are Building a Moon Base
The Deep Space Gateway will orbit the moon
- Two words: Moon base. AFP reports the US and Russia will work together on a NASA program to build the Deep Space Gateway, a space station in orbit around the moon. NASA and Russia's Roscosmos signed an agreement to cooperate on the station—which will be "an invaluable...
Mission Complete: Cassini
Burns Up Over Saturn
Sep 15, 2017 7:10 AM CDT
Mission Complete: Cassini Burns Up Over Saturn
Spacecraft vaporizes after 20-year journey exploring planet
- Cassini is no more. NASA, and the world, are saying goodbye to the Cassini spacecraft Friday morning after it burned up over Saturn as planned. Cassini plunged through the planet's atmosphere and vaporized like a meteor, ending a remarkable journey of 20 years, per the AP . "Our @CassiniSaturn...
Scientists Just Found
Smallest Possible Star
Jul 12, 2017 2:45 PM CDT
Scientists Just Found Smallest Possible Star
Thousands of times dimmer than our own sun
- Introducing EBLM J0555-57Ab, which now has the distinction of being the smallest star ever discovered. In fact, scientists at the University of Cambridge say stars cannot possibly get much smaller and still function as stars, per a release at Phys.org . This one is 600 light-years away from Earth and...
'We Are Probably
Jun 20, 2017 7:00 AM CDT
NASA's Kepler Takeaway: 'We Are Probably Not Alone'
Telescope finds 10 more planets that could have life
- NASA's planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially support life, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone, per the AP . After four years of searching, the Kepler telescope has detected a total of 49...
'We Will Finally Touch the Sun'
May 31, 2017 1:08 PM CDT
'We Will Finally Touch the Sun'
NASA explains next year's mission to the star's atmosphere
- NASA is going to the sun. More specifically, it's launching an unmanned probe next year that will travel closer to the star than any spacecraft has done previously. "It's a spacecraft loaded with technological breakthroughs that will solve many of the largest mysteries about our star,"...
Delivers Good News
Future in Space
May 23, 2017 12:07 AM CDT
Mouse Sperm Delivers Good News for Humanity's Future in Space
Experiment yielded healthy offspring
- After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists say. The freeze-dried sperm samples were launched in 2013 to the International Space Station and returned to Earth in 2014. The intense radiation of space caused slight DNA damage to the sperm. Yet, following in vitro fertilization...
Flashes Spotted by Carl Sagan
Are Finally Explained
in case you missed it
May 20, 2017 5:22 PM CDT
Flashes Spotted by Carl Sagan Are Finally Explained
They're caused by floating ice crystals, says a new NASA study
- About 25 years ago, astronomer Carl Sagan and his team noticed something a little odd about images coming back from the Galileo spacecraft: They showed glints of light seemingly coming from Earth. Now, a NASA study appears to have cracked the source of the mystery: floating ice crystals. In a...
Daring Mission Snaps
Closest Ever Images of Saturn
Apr 27, 2017 12:58 PM CDT
Daring Mission Snaps Closest Ever Images of Saturn
Cassini probe dives between Saturn's rings
- The view of a planet that’s 746 million miles away just got a little clearer, thanks to a historic first by NASA's Cassini probe. The spacecraft completed a dive between Saturn and its rings, capturing data and images of the planet never seen before. The first photos began...
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