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European Astro Pi Challenge Winners Announced

23 Mar 2017 at 11:58am

ESA and its partners are happy to announce that 45 teams will soon have the unique opportunity to have their own experiments running in space after winning the first European Astro Pi Challenge.


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 22 March 2017 - Orbital ATK CRS-7 Launch P...

23 Mar 2017 at 10:08am

The astronauts took a break from spacewalk preparations today and checked out an expandable module and worked on science freezers. The crew also continued its human research program exploring space nutrition and the effects of microgravity on metabolism and the immune system.c


Surviving The Long Dark Night of the Moon

23 Mar 2017 at 9:41am

Designers of future Moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA has arrived at a low-cost way of surviving.


Ice in Ceres' Shadowed Craters Linked to Tilt History

22 Mar 2017 at 10:07pm

Dwarf planet Ceres may be hundreds of millions of miles from Jupiter, and even farther from Saturn, but the tremendous influence of gravity from these gas giants has an appreciable effect on Ceres' orientation.


Fledgling Stars Try to Prevent Neighbors from Birthing Planets

22 Mar 2017 at 8:38pm

Newly formed stars are surrounded by a disc of dense gas and dust. This is called the protoplanetary disc, as material sticks together within it to form planets.


New Study Maps Space Dust in 3-D

22 Mar 2017 at 8:35pm

Berkeley Lab-led research raises new questions about properties of dust in local and distant reaches of Milky Way


NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 21 March 2017 - Preparations Underway or F...

22 Mar 2017 at 9:16am

Three astronauts are preparing for a Friday morning spacewalk to upgrade and maintain the International Space Station's external systems. The three cosmonauts stayed focused today on their set of Russian space experiments and life support work.


Grand Canyon Viewed From Orbit

21 Mar 2017 at 10:24pm

Thomas Pesquet: The Grand Canyon, is less grand when seen from space but still very impressive!



21 Mar 2017 at 10:17pm

Thomas Pesquet: Thanks to all the children at today's UNICEF conference and all the great questions!


Futuristic Clock Prepared for Space

21 Mar 2017 at 10:04pm

No one keeps time quite like NASA. Last month, the space agency's next-generation atomic clock was joined to the spacecraft that will take it into orbit in late 2017.


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