New Year's science in space for a healthier life

Another year passes, and our muscles, bones, eyes and ears deteriorate as we ageā€”even more so in space. Reactions in ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer's body after barely two months on the International Space Station are giving ...

Cooling radio waves to their quantum ground state

Researchers at Delft University of Technology have found a new way to cool radio waves all the way down to their quantum ground state. To do so, they used circuits that employ an analog of the so-called laser cooling technique ...

China to launch first crew to new space station on Thursday

Astronauts blasting off on Thursday for China's first crewed mission to its new space station will have a choice of 120 different types of food and "space treadmills" for exercise, China's space agency said.

Queqiao: The bridge between Earth and the far side of the moon

China's Chang'e-4 probe marked the first soft-landing of a spacecraft on the far side of the Moon, which always faces away from Earth. To communicate with ground stations, Chang'e-4 relies on Queqiao, a relay communication ...

Keeping track of spacecraft as Earth's water alters its spin

Mass is constantly being redistributed around our planet, as Earth's atmosphere, oceans and other bodies of water on and under the surface melt, shift and stir. This mass redistribution alters Earth's center of gravity, which ...

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