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Oumuamua 2.0? It Looks Like There’s a New Interstellar Object Passing Through the Solar System

Astronomers with NASA and the ESA have confirmed that an object that could be interstellar in origin (like 'Oumuamua) is…

3 days ago

Mercury has Magnetic Poles that Drift Like Earth’s

Earth's magnetic poles drift over time. This is something that every airplane pilot or navigator knows. They have to account…

1 week ago

Europe and US are Going to Try and Deflect an Asteroid

The ESA and NASA are getting closer to mounting the AIDA mission, which will will test the effectiveness of asteroid…

2 weeks ago

Even Though it Hasn’t Launched Yet, JUICE Took its First Images of Jupiter and its Moons

Is there a more complicated and sophisticated technological engineering project than a spacecraft? Maybe a particle accelerator or a fusion…

3 weeks ago

ExoMars Parachute Test Fails, for the Second Time

The ExoMars 2020 mission hit another snag recently when a high-altitude parachute test resulted in damage again to one of…

4 weeks ago

Thanks to Gaia, we Now Know Exactly How Big Europa is

The ESA's Gaia mission recently allowed astronomers to catch a glimpse of Europa as it passed in front of a…

2 months ago

The Lunar Gateway Will be in a “Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit”

After months of discussion, the space agencies behind the Lunar Gateway have decided how the space station will orbit the…

2 months ago

Asteroid 2006 QV89 Now Has a 0% Chance of Hitting Earth in September

Why report on an asteroid that has no chance of hitting Earth? Because this asteroid, known as 2006 QV89, has…

2 months ago

Gaia Mission is Mapping Out the Bar at the Center of the Milky Way

The latest discovery to come from Gaia's years of observing the Milky Way is the first 3D measurements of our…

2 months ago

The ESA’s SpaceBok Robot Will Hop Its Way Around Low-Gravity Worlds

The ESA is helping a group of students from Zurich test and develop their hopping exploration robot. Called SpaceBok, the…

2 months ago