NASA's Chandra gives new insights into 1840s Great Eruption

This time-lapse sequence was created by collating frames of Eta Carinae captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.

6 Special Stargazing Events That Include October 14’s Solar Eclipse

If you want the coming solar eclipse to be part of a weekend's stargazing then consider attending one of these special eclipse-themed star parties across the U.S.

Astronaut Frank Rubio Returns Home After a Record Year-Plus in Space

The trip to space was only supposed to last six months for Frank Rubio, but technical difficulties kept his crew in orbit for over a year.

Scientists spot debris on canister containing asteroid sample

Recovery specialists opened the lid of NASA's OSIRIS-REx sample canister and discovered some extra bits of the asteroid on the avionics deck.

Record-Setting NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return from Space Mission

During his record-breaking mission, Rubio spent many hours on scientific activities aboard the space station, conducting a variety of tasks ranging from plant research to physical sciences studies.

Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse Happening In October

An annular solar eclipse, also known as a "ring of fire" eclipse, will be visible along a 125-mile-wide path from Oregon to Texas on Saturday, October 14.

Super Harvest Full Moon to shine down on DC area Thursday and Friday - WTOP News

The actual moment of the Super Harvest Full Moon will occur on Friday at 5:47 a.m. EDT, so we really could see the Harvest Moon at almost the exact time it take place.

Antimatter falls down, not up: CERN experiment confirms theory

Nature - Observing this simple phenomenon had eluded physicists for decades.

Letter: Triumph of OSIRIS-REx

We watched the reentry and recovery of the capsule on NASA-tv Sunday morning and were thrilled to see how well it went. The whole mission was an engineering triumph for

Starlink’s Starshield wins contract with US Space Force

Starlink’s Starshield offering won a contract with the United States Space Force.

Don't Miss: A “Ring of Fire” in the Sky

An annular total solar eclipse will be visible across regions from the northwestern U.S. to Brazil on October 14, 2023. This event, characterized by the Moon's "ring of fire" appearance around the Sun, occurs when the Moon is at its…

MAP: Best Oregon State Parks for 'Ring of Fire' solar eclipse

The state agency provided a map of all of the locations that are best for viewing the Ring of Fire.

SpaceX Inks First U.S. Space Force Defense Contract, Worth Up To $70 Million

The deal comes after significant scrutiny of the company’s role in the war in Ukraine.

M87 galaxy's black hole exhibits spin, latest study confirms

Scientists have recently verified the existence of spin in our neighboring radio galaxy, M87, which houses a supermassive black hole 6.5 billion times larger than the Sun.

Astronaut and cosmonauts return to Earth after getting stuck in space for more than a year

Trio had to stay longer on International Space Station after their original return capsule was hit by space junk

Oregon State Parks ready for October 14 annual eclipse

The Oregon State Parks say they are ready for the October 14 solar eclipse. Visitors to parks in the path of annularity will watch the moon partially cover the

First evidence of spinning black hole detected by scientists

Region at centre of Messier 87 galaxy captured by the Event Horizon Telescope in motion

1st black hole imaged by humanity is confirmed to be spinning, study finds

The historic 'donut' black hole M87* is, in fact, spinning.

Monitoring of radio galaxy M87 confirms black hole spin

The nearby radio galaxy M87, located 55 million light-years from the Earth and harboring a black hole 6.5 billion times more massive than the sun, exhibits an oscillating jet that swings up and down with ...

Precessing jet nozzle connecting to a spinning black hole in M87

Nature - This study analyses radio observations of the jet in galaxy M87, from which the existence of a spinning black hole that induces Lense–Thirring precession of a misaligned accretion...

SpaceX wins first Pentagon contract for Starshield, its satellite network for military use

The Pentagon is already a high-value buyer of the company's rocket launches and had shown increasing interest in its Starlink satellite internet.

NASA Releases 20-Year Video Of The Most Amazing Star We Know

Eta Carinae’s stunning explosion was possibly the most dramatic astronomical event humanity has ever witnessed and NASA has released a new time-lapse of its aftermath.

NASA's Chandra rewinds story of great eruption of the 1840s

Using snapshots taken over 20 years with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have learned important new details about an eruption from Eta Carinae witnessed on Earth in the mid-19th century.

Watch a 180-year-old star eruption unfold in new time-lapse movie (video)

More than 20 years of Chandra X-ray Observatory data reveals the evolution of a historic space explosion.

Chandra Rewinds Story of Great Eruption of the 1840s

A new time-lapse sequence shows Eta Carinae as it changes over time from 1999 to 2020.

How to watch the last supermoon of 2023

The fourth and final supermoon of 2023 will rise Sept. 28 to 29.

Oregon State Parks ready for Oct. 14 annual solar eclipse; some free eclipse glasses available - KTVZ

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — Oregon State Parks offers prime viewing spots for the Saturday, Oct. 14 annular solar eclipse. Visitors to parks within the path of annularity will watch the moon partially cover the sun, which creates a ‘ring of…

Astronaut Returns Home After an Unplanned Full Year in Space

The trip to space was only supposed to last six months for Frank Rubio, but technical difficulties kept his crew in orbit a little longer — 371 days.

Here’s where you can see both upcoming solar eclipses in Texas

There’s a prime viewing area in the Hill Country in the path of both the October and April eclipses.

Victus Nox mission highlights need for flexiblity, Space Force says

As the service seeks to operationalize a tactically responsive space capability, it may need to make its systems more nimble to respond to real-time needs.

After setting new record for responsive launch, Space Force eyes next challenge

After setting new record for responsive launch, Space Force eyes next challenge

Space Force’s speedy launch record clears way for bigger launches—faster

The “Victus Nox” mission is part of the service’s “tactically responsive space” effort to respond quickly to in-orbit threats.

The OSIRIS-REx sample canister lid is removed

Houston TX (SPX) Sep 27, 2023 - NASA scientists found black dust and debris on the avionics deck of the OSIRIS-REx science canister when the initial lid was removed today. The canister from the OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule was

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is home after a year in space

His mission was originally supposed to last six months.

Webb spots a building block of life on Jupiter’s moon Europa | CNN

The James Webb Space Telescope has detected carbon, a building block of life, on the surface of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.

James Webb spots carbon on Europa, boosting case for life

The best places in our solar system to search for life beyond Earth aren’t planets like Mars – they’re icy moons like Europa. The case for life on this watery world just got stronger, as the James Webb Space Telescope…

Europa Reveals Mysterious Source Of Life Element, Is Life On Jupiter's Moon?

Could there be life on Jupiter's moon Europa? It's seeming more and more possible. Here's what we know about it!

NASA'S James Webb Telescope Detects First Evidence Of Carbon On Jupiter's Moon

Astronomers used the data from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and identified carbon dioxide in a specific region on the icy surface of Europa.

Hera takes wing

Hera takes wing

What does spending more than a year in space do to the human body?

Nasa astronaut Frank Rubio has just returned from a record-breaking 371 days in space onboard the ISS, but the trip might have taken a toll on his health.

How to photograph the Harvest Moon

Photograph the Harvest Moon with a DSLR camera and telescope in our astophotography guide, featuring set-up and image processing tips

Soyuz lands safely in Kazakhstan to end record-breaking mission; Rubio: “It’s good to be home”

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and two Russian cosmonauts undocked from the International Space Station and plunged back to Earth early Wednesday, landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan to close out an unexpected yearlong stay in space, the longest single flight…

Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut return to Earth after an extended tour of duty aboard the International Space Station. The landing marked the end of a 370-day-21-hour-22-minute-long mission. It was the third longest human space flight in history…

Rapid response Victus Nox launch success open new possibilities for Space Force, commercial space industry

Nearly two weeks after the successful launch of a payload for the U.S. Space Force’s Space System Command, leaders from the branch along with launch provider, Firefly Aerospace, and satellite manufacturer, Millennium Space Systems, touted the importance and details of…

Two cosmonauts, NASA astronaut head for Wednesday landing after yearlong mission

Outgoing space station commander Sergei Prokopyev and his two Soyuz crewmates, co-pilot Dmitri Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, packed up Tuesday for a fiery plunge back to Earth early Wednesday to close out a yearlong stay in orbit, the…

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Starlink satellites from California

SpaceX launched its 42nd Starlink delivery mission of the year with a Falcon 9 lifting off from the West Coast carrying a batch of 21 satellites at 1:48 a.m. PDT (4:48 a.m. EDT / 0848 UTC) Monday morning.

OSIRIS-REx sample return capsule safely lands in Utah

A saucer-shaped capsule carrying asteroid fragments that may hold clues about the birth of the solar system slammed into Earth's atmosphere Sunday and descended to an on-target parachute-assisted touchdown in Utah in the final chapter of a dramatic seven-year, four-billion-mile…

Spaceflight Now's Will Robinson-Smith speaks with some of the key figures at Lockheed Martin, who helped bring the OSIRIS-REx mission to life and will continue working with both the spacecraft and the asteroid samples after the return capsule lands in…

Live coverage as a capsule lands in the U.S. Army test range in the Utah desert carrying samples from the surface of asteroid Bennu. NASA's OSIRIS-REx (short for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer) mission has been…

Another Falcon 9 hits 17-flight milestone with Starlink launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral Saturday night with a first-stage booster making its 17th flight. It was only the second to reach this milestone. Liftoff, with 22 Starlink satellites occurred at 11:38 p.m. EDT (0338 UTC Sunday).

NASA is bringing an asteroid sample back to Earth – here’s when, how and why

The sample of asteroid Bennu collected by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is set to return to Earth the morning of Sept. 24.

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