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A mission to find 10 million near-Earth asteroids every year

So far, scientists have found around 34,000 near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) that could serve as humanity's stepping stone to the stars. These balls of rock and ice hold valuable resources as we expand throughout the solar system, ...

Video: Eclipse-making double-satellite Proba-3

Proba-3 is ESA's—and the world's—first precision formation flying mission. A pair of satellites will fly together relative to the sun so that one casts a precisely-controlled shadow onto the other, to create a prolonged ...

Coming in hot: NASA's Chandra checks habitability of exoplanets

Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's (European Space Agency's) XMM-Newton, astronomers are exploring whether nearby stars could host habitable exoplanets, based on whether they emit radiation that could destroy ...

Drone test of planetary landing radar

This drone took to the sky over Finland to assess the suitability of one particular terrestrial technology for space: the radar systems found in many of today's cars, responsible for automated cruise control and other safe ...

Green light for Galileo second-generation satellite design

Production of Galileo Second Generation satellites advances at full speed after two independent Satellite Critical Design Review boards have confirmed that the satellite designs of the respective industries meet all mission ...

Landing on Pluto may only be a hop, skip and jump away

There are plenty of crazy ideas for missions in the space exploration community. Some are just better funded than others. One of the early pathways to funding the crazy ideas is NASA's Institute for Advanced Concepts. In ...

Plato camera integration begins

The activities to integrate Plato's cameras have started in OHB's Space Center & Optics facility in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. One by one the cameras are attached to Plato's optical bench, the surface that keeps all cameras ...

Euclid is finding free floating planets in Orion, too

There are likely millions of "rogue" or free-floating planets (FFPs) spread through the galaxy. These planets, which aren't big enough to become stars but also aren't beholden to a star's gravity, are some of the hardest ...

Fifty-year mystery of Mars' slow polar ice flow solved

Mars polar ice caps were one of the first Earth-like characteristics identified on Mars. Since the development of film in the 19th Century, researchers expected to see Earth-like activity, such as polar ice flow. Mars, however, ...

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Astrobiology
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Planetary Sciences
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Planetary Sciences
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Astronomy
JWST discovers large variety of carbon-rich gases that serve as ingredients for future planets around very low-mass star
Space Exploration
First detection of negative ions on the moon
Planetary Sciences
Carving into carbonates on Mars
Planetary Sciences
EarthCARE on cloud nine after smooth start to mission
Astronomy
New approach leverages planetary magnetospheres to detect high-frequency gravitational waves
Planetary Sciences
'Weird' new planet retains atmosphere despite nearby star's relentless radiation
Space Exploration
Reconnaissance of potentially habitable worlds with Webb
Planetary Sciences
Olivine experiments provide new insights into lunar basalt formation
Astronomy
Swarm satellites help aurora chasers discover Steve's long-lost twin
Planetary Sciences
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Astronomy
With Solar Cycle 25 still peaking, what sights, threats experts expect
Astronomy
Suppressing starlight: How to find other Earths
Astrobiology
What impact does ozone have on an exoplanet?
Planetary Sciences
TOI-1685 b is a hot and rocky super-Earth exoplanet, observations find
Planetary Sciences
Glimpses of a volcanic world: New telescope images of Jupiter's moon Io rival those from spacecraft
Planetary Sciences
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Earth Sciences
Study confirms the rotation of Earth's inner core has slowed
Optics & Photonics
Researchers leverage inkjet printing to make a portable multispectral 3D camera
Bio & Medicine
Nanowires create elite warriors to enhance T cell therapy
Optics & Photonics
Scientists adapt astronomy method to unblur microscopy images
Plants & Animals
Pacific coast gray whales have gotten 13% shorter in the past 20–30 years, study finds
Earth Sciences
Satellite 'megaconstellations' may jeopardize recovery of ozone hole
Plants & Animals
Research finds dolphins with elevated mercury levels in Florida and Georgia
Analytical Chemistry
Team develops predictive tool for designing complex metal alloys that can withstand extreme environments
Optics & Photonics
New theory describes how waves carry information from surroundings
Condensed Matter
New theory links quantum geometry to electron-phonon coupling
Astronomy
Astronomers discover parallel disks and jets erupting from a pair of young stars
Quantum Physics
A route to scalable Majorana qubits
Analytical Chemistry
A 'liquid battery' advance—strategies for electrocatalytic hydrogenation
Veterinary medicine
Dogs housed with a companion are less stressed and adopted faster than dogs housed alone, research finds
Materials Science
Engineer explains the science behind metamaterials and MRI enhancement
Archaeology
Analysis indicates Greek island was home to Bronze Age purple dye workshop
Earth Sciences
Earth's 'Great Oxidation Event' was spread over 200 million years, according to recent geochemical discoveries
Bio & Medicine
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Archaeology
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