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A Television Satellite Might be About to Explode

A DirecTV satellite suffered a battery failure and now has to be de-orbited. Otherwise, it could cause a collision and…

10 months ago

You’ve Got to Watch this Stunning NASA Video of Arctic Sea Ice. Now at its Lowest Levels

In the 60 years that NASA has been keeping track, the arctic seasonal sea ice is the thinnest and youngest…

2 years ago

Tiangong 1 Falls, Blue Moon Rises and Mars Takes Aim At Saturn

Skywatchers have a busy weekend ahead. The Chinese space station is expected to burn up in the atmosphere, the Moon…

3 years ago

Russia and China Are Working on Space and Counterspace Weapons

According to the Department of National Intelligence's (DNI) 2018 report, China and Russia could be developing technologies that will give…

3 years ago

What are CubeSats?

Developed near the turn of the century, CubeSat technology has made space exploration and orbital research a lot more accessible.

4 years ago

Sentinel-1A Satellite Takes A Direct Hit From Millimetre Size Particle

After reviewing data from the Sentinel-1A satellites on-board cameras, the ESA has determined that it suffered a collision with a…

4 years ago

DSCOVR Captures EPIC Views of the March 2016 Eclipse

On March 8, 2016 (March 9 local time) the Moon briefly blocked the light from the Sun in what was…

5 years ago

Russian Crowdfunded Satellite May Soon Become Brightest “Star” in the Sky

A group of Russian engineering students hope to use crowdfunding to build and launch what may be the brightest satellite…

5 years ago

This is Our Planet From a Million Miles Away

This picture of our home planet truly is EPIC – literally! The full-globe image was acquired with NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (aka…

5 years ago

What is the Moon’s Real Name?

We call it the Moon, but... what's its real name? You know, the name that scientists call the Moon. As…

6 years ago