Humans have big plans for mining in space – but there are many things holding us back

There’s a lot of technological progress required before off-Earth mining operations can be considered feasible.

Dream Chaser space plane gets FAA approval to land at Alabama airport

The private spacecraft could be flying cargo missions to the space station as soon as 2023.

Watch the Humans to Mars Summit 2022: Red Planet travel and international relations take center stage

The 2022 Humans to Mars Summit kicks off on Tuesday (May 17) in Washington, D.C.

Missed Sunday's lunar eclipse? Here are 8 more sky events to check out later this year

Here are eight more astronomical events to look forward to for the rest of the year, including meteor showers and another total eclipse of the moon.

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Technology for the Freeform Printing of Satellite Antennas in Outer Space

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that the company has developed an on-orbit additive-manufacturing technology that uses ph

The science and cargo of Boeing's OFT-2 Starliner mission to the space station

Starliner is carrying more than 500 pounds of cargo on OFT-2, most of it food and other provisions.

Did a 5th Giant Planet Mess up the Orbits of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune?

The solar system’s current planetary orbits seem stable, but that’s only because the planets have settled into them over billions of years.  The early solar system was a much different place than that seen today, and for almost 20 years,…

NWS: Total eclipse begins at 9:29 p.m. for Mountain Time locations

CASPER, Wyo. — The National Weather Service assures those looking to see the lunar eclipse shortly after sunset that mostly clear skies are expected to

Footage Shows The Infamous Universe 25 Experiment That Turned Into A Mouse Apocalypse

A hidden gem published on YouTube shows the inside of the infamous Universe 25 experiment, which saw a mouse utopia turn into a mouse apocalypse. Over the

Life aboard the International Space Station

Jessica Watkins shares her experience with being aboard the International Space Station, making her dreams a reality.

Lesson of the Day: ‘Hear the Weird Sounds of a Black Hole Singing’

In this lesson, students will learn how NASA is “sonifying” the universe and how these sounds might change our understanding of the most enigmatic entity in the cosmos.

NASA Releases New Black Hole ‘Sounds’

NASA releases new images and sounds created from data collected on black holes.

Photos: Lunar eclipse thrills stargazers across the Americas

A total lunar eclipse provided a spectacular celestial show as it unfolded Sunday night into early Monday in the Americas.

Explainer: When is the Next Total Lunar Eclipse, and Will it be Visible in the Chicago Area?

A remarkable celestial show took to the skies over the Chicago area on Sunday, as a “super flower blood moon” occurred during a total lunar eclipse.

Boeing May Be Headed For Another Round of Starliner Design Changes - ExtremeTech

Boeing's Starliner may need a redesign to resolve its persistent valve issues. Boeing and its supplier blame each other for the problem.

Mecha Size Comparison Reveals Giant Robots Larger Than Known Universe

MetaBallStudios' latest size comparison video takes a look at mecha of different sizes. But which giant robots are the biggest of all?

Seeing through the fog: Pinpointing young stars and their protoplanetary disks

Imagine walking through a dense, hazy fog in the middle of the night, seeing patches of light from cars and towns shimmering in the distance. It's nearly impossible to tell if the lights are deep in the ...

Flower Blood Super Moon Tonight! 100 & Windy Monday; Cool Front Next Weekend — Your 9-Day Forecast

We have a special treat tonight: a Flower Blood Super Moon. What in the world (or out of this world) is that? When is the best time to see it? Tonight, thankfully, the skies will be clear, perfect …

Apple TV+’s ‘For All Mankind’ season three trailer drops, teasing a space race to Mars

Apple TV+ released the trailer for season three of “For All Mankind,” which returns to the service on Friday, June 10, featuring ten weekly episodes. By altering historical events, the drama imagines a global space race occurring after the 1969…

Astronaut snaps lunar eclipse photos from space station

Astronauts at the International Space Station enjoyed stunning views of the lunar eclipse on the night of May 15.

AP PHOTOS: Lunar eclipse thrills stargazers in the Americas

A total lunar eclipse provided a spectacular celestial show as it unfolded Sunday night into early Monday in the Americas. The eastern half of North America and all of Central and South America were prime locations to see the eclipse,…

A Blood Moon and Rainbow: Photos of Last Night’s Spectacular Sky Events in DC - Washingtonian

The universe treated Washingtonians to both a double rainbow and a blood moon Sunday night.

'For All Mankind' season 3 trailer sets up three-way space race to Mars

A three-way race to Mars is set to lift off with the return of the critically-acclaimed "For All Mankind." Apple TV+ released the trailer for the third season, which sees the series jump ahead nearly ten years, picking up in…

Eurovision gets a call from International Space Station astronaut

Samantha Cristoforetti said music is the perfect complement to spaceflight.

With SpaceX, Malta-Based Pianist Will Broadcast A Piano Symphony From International Space Station

Leonardo Barilaro, a pianist based in Malta will team up with SpaceX to broadcast his music directly from the ISS.

Advanced Robotics, Life Science Today; Station Boosts Orbit for New Missions

Robotics and human research were the dominant research themes aboard the International Space Station on Monday.

'For All Mankind' season 3 trailer sets up three-way space race to Mars

"We're not going to come in second place again to anyone."

Colorado astronaut Jessica Watkins shares her experience

Jessica Watkins has been at the International Space Station for about two weeks, and on Monday she’s talking with students at her alma mater about her career and experience.

Bob Marshall: The earth has 7.8 billion people. But each of us can help save the planet.

Lately some readers have asked me how they can become “mosquitoes” for Louisiana’s coast.

Actually, Boeing is probably the savior of NASA’s commercial crew program

"I think if they look back on it, they wouldn't do it again."

What diet is best for the planet? A new study suggests restaurants can help you choose

In this edition of Inverse Daily read about climate-friendly foods, why men might keep their socks on in bed, and how robots could be coming for a vital service-industry job.

Crew Preps for Starliner During Human Research and Robotics

The International Space Station is getting ready to welcome Boeing’s new Starliner crew ship due to lift off next week on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 mission.

Reflecting Sunlight Could Ensure Safety on a Warming Planet

The world should consider ways in which to increase sunlight reflection in order to curb climate change risks, write these guest authors.

Space Tourists Overworked, Disrupted Space Station Routine - AVweb

Using the most diplomatic language possible, the three billionaires who paid $55 million each for a trip to the International Space Station told a news conference they were overworked on their epic adventure. “With the value of hindsight, we were…

Amalthea: Jupiter’s unusual inner moon

The mysterious, irregularly shaped Amalthea is one of Jupiter’s five inner moons.

What Is the Multiverse? Is It Just Science Fiction, or Does It Really Exist?

Whether you need a new villain or an old Spider-Man, your sci-fi movie will sound more scientifically credible if you use the word multiverse. The Marvel multiverse puts multiple different versions of our universe “out there,” somewhere. In these films,…

The Standard Model of Particle Physics May Be Broken – A Physicist at the Large Hadron Collider Explains

As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “When are you going to find something?” Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply “Aside from the Higgs boson,…

International Space Station caught transiting Moon in incredible image; can you spot it?

The International Space Station was imaged transiting across the Moon on Wednesday at 9:53 pm (EST) [7:23 am (IST) on Thursday] from Fort Pierce in Florida.

NASA's Mars Rover Captures An Eerie Tomb-Like Doorway On The Red Planet

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover captured a photo earlier this month that could lead to some believing it found a secret entrance to an alien underground base

The Standard Model of Particle Physics May Be Broken – A Physicist at the Large Hadron Collider Explains

As a physicist working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “When are you going to find something?” Resisting the temptation to sarcastically reply “Aside from the Higgs boson,…

Seventeen Modes to Discovery: Webb Space Telescope’s Final Commissioning Activities

With the telescope optics and instruments aligned, the Webb team is now commissioning the observatory’s four powerful science instruments. There are 17 different instrument “modes” to check out on our way to getting ready for the start of science this…

Sols 3473-3475: A Different Perspective on Mirador Butte

We drove just over 30 metres in the last plan, reaching today’s location.

Have we been measuring the expansion of the universe wrong all along? | New Scientist

For decades, measurements of the universe's expansion have suggested a discrepancy known as the Hubble tension, which threatens to transform cosmology. But a new method suggests the tension may not exist after all

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 to Discuss Mission After Returning to Earth

Astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission, including crew members from NASA and ESA (European Space Agency), will answer questions about their recent mission aboard the International Space Station during a post-splashdown news conference at 11:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 11.

Geostationary comsats delivered to Florida for SpaceX launches in June

A transport ship delivered the SES 22 and Nilesat 301 geostationary communications satellites to Cape Canaveral over the weekend to prepare for two launches on SpaceX rockets in June, completing a trans-Atlantic journey from France originally planned on Russian-owned cargo…

NASA lander detects biggest ‘marsquake’ yet

NASA's InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars has detected the most powerful seismic tremor ever measured on another planet, a "marsquake" estimated at magnitude 5, strong enough to reveal new insights about the deep Martian interior.

SpaceX’s first-gen Starlink fleet halfway complete after back-to-back launches

More than half of the spacecraft SpaceX needs to fill the company's planned first-generation, 4,408-satellite Starlink network are now in orbit, following the addition of 106 new internet relay nodes launched on two Falcon 9 rockets Friday and Saturday.

Live coverage: SpaceX launches new booster with more Starlink satellites

Less than 24 hours after launching Starlink satellites from California, SpaceX lofted another 53 internet relay stations at 4:40 p.m. EDT (2040 GMT) Saturday from Cape Canaveral aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. It was SpaceX's 20th launch of the year,…

SpaceX passes 2,500 satellites launched for Starlink internet network

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Friday afternoon from California's Central Coast with another batch 53 Starlink internet satellites, pushing the total number of spacecraft launched in the network above 2,500, including testbeds and prototypes already cycled out of the…

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California at 3:07 p.m. PDT (6:07 p.m. EDT; 2207 GMT) Friday with 53 Starlink internet satellites. The booster landed on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean.

NASA safety advisors voice concerns over Boeing’s Starliner, SpaceX’s Starship

Members of NASA’s independent safety advisory panel on Thursday cautioned the space agency not to rush toward a crew test flight of Boeing’s troubled Starliner spacecraft. The safety advisors also said there are "obvious safety concerns" about SpaceX's plan to…

Chinese startup suffers third consecutive launch failure

A small satellite launcher developed by the Chinese startup iSpace failed to place its Earth observing payload into orbit Friday, the third consecutive failure for the company's Hyperbola 1 rocket.

SpaceX planning two Starlink launches Friday and Saturday, weather permitting

Weather permitting, SpaceX teams in California and Florida plan to launch two Falcon 9 rockets Friday and Saturday, each hauling 53 more Starlink satellites to join the company's global broadband network.

NOAA reveals first images from new weather satellite

NOAA released the first imagery from the new GOES-18 weather satellite that launched March 1 from Cape Canaveral, and confirmed the spacecraft's main camera doesn't suffer the same cooling system problem that caused degraded vision in an earlier satellite.

The 'twin paradox' shows us what it really means for time to be relative

What goes for moving clocks goes for everything else; physics, chemistry and biology all operate at a slower pace in moving frames of reference.

Solar flares: What are they and how do they affect Earth?

There are five different types of solar flares. Discover what solar flares are, what causes them and the effects they have on Earth in our solar flare guide.

On This Day In Space: May 17, 1974: NASA launches 1st Synchronous Meteorological satellite

On May 17, 1974, NASA launched the first Synchronous Meteorological Satellite, SMS-1. See how it happened in our On This Day In Space video series.

Watch the Humans to Mars Summit 2022: Red Planet travel and international relations take center stage

The 2022 Humans to Mars Summit kicks off on Tuesday (May 17) in Washington, D.C.

Meet the crew of Blue Origin's NS-21 space tourism launch

The six crewmembers include one person who has flown to space with Blue Origin before.

The science and cargo of Boeing's OFT-2 Starliner test flight to space station

Making sure Starliner is ready to carry astronauts involves a crucial step in the scientific process: experimentation.

Blue Origin's NS-21 space tourism launch: When to watch and what to know

The fifth crewed flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard suborbital vehicle is scheduled to lift off Friday (May 20) at 9:30 a.m. EDT (1330 GMT).

Dream Chaser space plane gets FAA approval to land at Alabama airport

Sierra Space plans to start launching resupply missions to the International Space Station as soon as 2023.

Lunar eclipse 2022 guide: When, where & how to see them

2022 will experience two total lunar eclipses. The first occurred on May 15-16 and the second will happen on November 8.

What is astronomical twilight?

Astronomical twilight is the darkest phase of twilight that a viewer sees before the last refracted sunlight leaves the horizon. It usually occurs twice a day.