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July 22, 2016 — Scientists have revealed temperature-dependent energy conversion of molecular hydrogen on ice surfaces, suggesting the need for a reconsideration of molecular evolution ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Fifty years ago Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise began their journey into space -- the final frontier. Now, as the newest Star Trek film hits cinemas, the NASA/ESA Hubble space ... read more

July 13, 2016 — A new concept in space telescope design uses a modular structure and an assembly robot to build an extremely large telescope in space, performing tasks in which astronaut fatigue would be a ... read more

Measure Greenhouse Gases from Space

June 22, 2016 — Space agencies examine the extent of greenhouse gases in the air via prisms and gratings in satellites. New technology now makes it possible to connect both components with each other so that they ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space dominated by Earth's magnetic field, protects our planet from the harsh battering of the solar wind. Like a protective shield, the magnetosphere ... read more

Astrophysicists Release New Study of One of the First Stars

June 17, 2016 — A research team has used the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph on the Hubble Space Telescope to study key regions of the ultraviolet spectrum of a star thought to have been enriched by elements from one of ... read more

June 16, 2016 — The Mars Camera CaSSIS on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter captured its first images of the Red Planet this week. The pictures are a part of the mission’s preparations for arriving at its destination ... read more

June 7, 2016 — LISA Pathfinder mission sets record for truest free fall ever achieved with a humanmade object, and paves the way for the LISA space-based, gravitational wave ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have discovered that the universe is expanding 5-9% percent faster than expected. They made the discovery by refining the universe's current expansion rate to ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Icy objects in our solar system have large oceans under their surfaces and here life could evolve and flourish, according to recent ... read more

May 12, 2016 — A sequence of images shows Comet 252P/LINEAR as it passed by Earth. The visit was one of the closest encounters between a comet and our ... read more

World's First Wireless Satellite

May 12, 2016 — A satellite whose components are not connected through electric cables but miniaturized radio modules: This innovation has earned two computer scientists the first place in the INNOspace Masters ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble. The object, known as the Bubble Nebula, is in fact a cloud of gas and dust ... read more

Menstruation in Spaceflight: Options for Astronauts

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new article explores the options for astronauts who want to prevent menstrual bleeding during their space missions. The article reviews contraceptive devices available including those already used ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — In a discovery with implications for long-term spaceflight and future missions to Mars, researchers have found that mice flown aboard the space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth with early signs of ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — By analyzing accounts of awe that result from seeing Earth from space, psychologists delve deep into the psychology of ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — A nebula known as "the Spider" glows fluorescent green in an infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and the Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS). The Spider, officially named ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — In addition to its history-making encounter with Pluto last July, the New Horizons spacecraft also recorded significant changes in how the solar wind behaves far from the ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Solar storms trigger Jupiter's intense 'Northern Lights' by generating a new X-ray aurora that is eight times brighter than normal and hundreds of times more energetic than ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Researchers grew microbes collected from sports teams, historical monuments, museums, spacecraft, and schools and sent them to the International Space Station (ISS) for growth in space. While most of ... read more

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