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Competition Will Let You Name an Exoplanet

When it comes to naming all those exoplanets that astronomers keep finding, it's up to the International Astronomical Union (IAU)…

21 hours ago

Don’t Worry About Asteroid 2006QV89. There’s Only a 1 in 7000 Chance It’ll Hit the Earth in September

Whenever scientists announce an upcoming close encounter with an asteroid, certain corners of the internet light up like the synaptic…

2 weeks ago

Europe is Working On a Reusable Space Transport System: Space Rider

The ESA is developing its own spacecraft capable of re-entry into Earth's atmosphere. The reusable spacecraft is called the Space…

2 weeks ago

Here’s Where Beresheet Crashed into the Moon

The Beresheet lander came oh-so-close to touching down on the surface of the Moon, but something went wrong and it…

1 month ago

Today is the Highest Concentration of Atmospheric CO2 in Human History. 415 Parts Per Million. Last Time it Was This High, There Were Trees at the South Pole

Think about this for a minute: We humans and our emissions are helping turn back the climatological clock by 2…

1 month ago

Before We Ruin the Universe, We Should Follow Some Space Sustainability Guidelines

There are 20,000 objects orbiting Earth at this moment that are larger than 10 cm. Out of that number, only…

1 month ago

Japan’s First Private Rocket Flies to Space

Have you heard of Interstellar Technologies? They're the latest private company to launch their own rocket into space. They're a…

1 month ago

Blue Origin’s New Shepard Flies Again, a Week Before Their Mysterious Announcement

Today's breed of billionaire space entrepreneurs likes to keep us guessing, don't they? Mr. Elon Musk is famous for announcing…

2 months ago

It Looks Like LIGO/Virgo Have Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star. For the First Time Ever

A new signal detected by LIGO/Virgo may be the so-called 'holy grail' of astrophysics: the merger of a neutron star…

2 months ago

The World’s Biggest Aircraft – the Rocket-Launching Stratolaunch – Completes its First Test Flight

Stratolaunch recently conducted the first test flight of its air-carrier plane, the largest and heaviest aircraft in the world.

2 months ago