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NASA Selects Proposals to Study Stellar Explosions, Galaxies, Stars

18 Aug 2022 at 7:36pm
NASA has selected four mission proposals submitted to the agency’s Explorers Program for further study. Read more...

Food crops made 20% more efficient at harnessing sunlight

18 Aug 2022 at 6:05pm
Researchers say a genetic modification that boosts plant growth could help alleviate global food shortages. Read more...

Two Asteroids May Have Wiped Out The Dinosaurs

18 Aug 2022 at 5:30pm
The newly-discovered Nadir Cater in West Africa may hold proof that two asteroids caused the end of the Cretaceous Period. Read more...

Introducing Huginn

18 Aug 2022 at 5:00pm

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen of Denmark is set to return to the International Space Station for his first long-duration Station mission. With only one year left before his launch in mid-2023, a name for the mission has been chosen: Huginn.


La NASA ofrece una sesión informativa y entrevistas con el astronauta Frank R...

18 Aug 2022 at 4:11pm
El astronauta de la NASA Frank Rubio discutirá su inminente misión a la Estación Espacial Internacional durante una conferencia de prensa y entrevistas de seguimiento. Read more...

NASA Hosts Astronaut Frank Rubio’s Prelaunch News Briefing, Interviews

18 Aug 2022 at 3:12pm
NASA astronaut Frank Rubio will virtually discuss his upcoming mission to the International Space Station during a news conference and follow-on interviews. Read more...

A special Moon snap

18 Aug 2022 at 1:55pm
A special Moon snap Image: A special Moon snap Read more...

Art for Artemis exhibition opening soon

18 Aug 2022 at 1:05pm
Art for Artemis – Selma and Linn

See all 22 artworks submitted for the Art for Artemis project on display at the Waterfront in Bremen, Germany. The formal opening of the exhibition is on 22 August at 17:00 CEST with ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter and will be open to the public throughout the Artemis I mission to the Moon and back.


First Native American woman to travel to space

18 Aug 2022 at 12:53pm
Nasa astronaut Nicole Aunapu Mann will travel to the International Space Station in September. Read more...

Webb’s largest image of galaxies yet

18 Aug 2022 at 12:00pm

Webb has taken the largest image of galaxies yet. The newest release covers 8 times as much space as its original deep-field image. See the new images here.

The post Webb’s largest image of galaxies yet first appeared on EarthSky.


The Mini Missions Aboard the Artemis Rocket Pack a Big Punch

18 Aug 2022 at 12:00pm
Ten tiny satellites will be hitching a ride en route to the moon, each with scientific objectives of their own. Read more...

Battery power problem cuts short Russian spacewalk, Nasa says

18 Aug 2022 at 11:49am
A cosmonaut was rushed back to the International Space Station on Wednesday, the US space agency says. Read more...

Mars and the moon, August 19 and 20 mornings

18 Aug 2022 at 11:42am

Mars and the moon are close together in the sky on August 19 and 20, 2022. The moon reaches 3rd quarter phase at 04:36 UTC on August 19.

The post Mars and the moon, August 19 and 20 mornings first appeared on EarthSky.


Sols 3562-3563: Adventures Over Sand

18 Aug 2022 at 11:00am
Pasadena CA (JPL) Aug 18, 2022
Curiosity is continuing the journey through Paraitepuy Pass. The image above shows why it is going to take some time to traverse through this area. Here the navigation cameras snapped a photo of Curiosity's wheel tracks over a sand ripple. The rover was designed ... Read more...

Researchers propose plasma-based method of extracting oxygen on Mars

18 Aug 2022 at 11:00am
Washington DC (UPI) Aug 16, 2021
A group of scientists have developed a plasma-based method of producing and separating oxygen on Mars, according to a study published Thursday. The team of researchers from the University of Lisbon, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sorbonne Universi... Read more...

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