All together now: A lesson from Space Station 'ant-stronauts'
A recent study on the International Space Station brings to mind Aesop's fable of the Ant and the Grasshopper, and it is pretty amazing what we can learn from these industrious insects. The activities of ...
Webb telescope microshutters journey into NASA clean room
(Phys.org) —NASA's James Webb Space Telescope microshutters have taken a short jaunt in preparation of its million mile journey in four years. The microshutters were moved into a NASA Goddard cleanroom ...
Robot valet to park cars at German airport
Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking?
Organic conundrum in Large Magellanic Cloud
(Phys.org) —A group of organic chemicals that are considered carcinogens and pollutants today on Earth, but are also thought to be the building blocks for the origins of life, may hold clues to how carbon-rich ...
Time to think big: A call for a giant space telescope
(Phys.org) —In the nearly 25 years since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers and the public alike have enjoyed ground-breaking views of the cosmos and the suite of scientific discoveries ...
Jupiter's moons remain slightly illuminated, even in eclipse
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope have found that Jupiter's Galilean satellites (Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto) remain slightly bright (up to one millionth of their normal ...
Rock that whizzed by Earth may be grabbed by NASA
NASA is zeroing in on the asteroids it wants to capture, haul near the moon and have astronauts visit.
Spacewalkers complete tiring work at space station (Update)
A pair of spacewalking astronauts managed to install a new antenna and complete other work Thursday outside the International Space Station, despite stubborn equipment.
Cosmic impacts may help create suitable habitat for life
Cosmic impacts are known to trigger mass extinctions on Earth. However, a new study adds to evidence that asteroid and cometary bombardment can also shelter life by generating pores in rocks that shelter ...
Russia to get first private satellite constellation
A Russian startup said Wednesday it will launch several satellites in the coming weeks, the country's first private satellite constellation, to offer maritime monitoring services.
Hubble to begin search beyond Pluto for a New Horizons mission target
(Phys.org) —After careful consideration and analysis, the Hubble Space Telescope Time Allocation Committee has recommended using Hubble to search for an object the Pluto-bound NASA New Horizons mission ...
Italians to send ISSpresso machine to ISS
Airbus, Safran do launcher deal to compete with SpaceX
Aerospace giant Airbus Group and French engine maker Safran announced a joint venture Monday on space launchers, as Europe looks to compete with rising US rival SpaceX.
Experts cast doubt on Big Bang bolstering discovery
Astrophysicists are casting doubt on what just recently was deemed a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born: the observation of gravitational waves that apparently rippled through space right ...