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Building Roads Out of Moon Dust

Astronauts will face a host of obstacles when they visit the Moon again. There's powerful radiation, wild temperature swings, and…

4 months ago

Earth's Smallest Flowering Plant Can Handle 20X Earth's Gravity

Astronauts need to eat, and they need to breathe. That means, for long-duration missions, they are going to need to…

5 months ago

Euclid Recovers From a Navigation Problem and Finds its Guide Stars Again

After a bit of a hiccup with its navigation system, Euclid has found its navigation stars and is pointed the…

5 months ago

Those Impossibly Massive Early Galaxies Might Just Be Surprisingly Bright

A new series of simulations from Northwestern shows that those impossibly large galaxies were actually just very, very bright!

5 months ago

Spacecraft Could be Equipped With Tiny Thrusters That Use Water for Propellant

Engineers working with the European Space Agency have developed a new thruster design smaller than the tip of your finger.…

5 months ago

A Last-Minute Addition to the Solar Orbiter Allows it to See More Deeply into the Sun’s Atmosphere

Spacecraft instruments are highly specialized and can take years to design, build, and test. But a last-minute hack to one…

6 months ago

Crew-7 Reaches the International Space Station

SpaceX Crew-7, the next group of four astronauts, are now on board the International Space Station, and this diverse crew…

6 months ago

The Most Compelling Places to Search for Life Will Look Like “Anomalies”

A new study considers how future astrobiology studies could search for life "as we don't know it" on exoplanets.

6 months ago

Want to Find UFOs? That's a Job for Machine Learning

A new study shows how hyperspectral imaging and AI could help in the study of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP).

6 months ago

A Massive Solar Storm was Detected on Earth, Mars, and the Moon

The coronal mass ejection on October 28th, 2021, was measured by missions on Earth, the Moon, and Mars for the…

7 months ago