Space Exploration and Astronomy

Chandra Spots a Mega-Cluster of Galaxies in the Making Astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes have put together a detailed map of a rare collision between four galaxy clusters.
International Ocean Science Satellite Receives New Name With every great name, comes a great story.
And we’re teaming up with the European Space Agency to release the new name of Sentinel-6A/Jason-CS, a mission to extend long-term observations of global sea level change. Launching in 2020, this mission ...
Sentinel-6 satellite renamed in honour of renowned US scientist ESA, NASA, the European Commission, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have renamed the upcoming Sentinel-6A satellite after Earth scientist Dr Michael H. Freilich.
Paint it black: Stone Age sunscreen for Solar Orbiter How do you dress on a hot day? Knowing that Solar Orbiter will venture closer to the Sun than any previous ESA mission, it might seem odd that a spacecraft needing to endure an unprecedented level of sunlight ends up ...
Shielding Solar Orbiter from the Sun ESA’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft will venture just 42 million km from the Sun – about as close as it is possible to go and still be able to image our fiery parent star without having its instruments melt. Its cameras ...
Solar Orbiter – the Sun close-up Video:
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ESA’s mission to the Sun, Solar Orbiter, is due for launch on an Atlas V 411 from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 7 February 23:15 EST / 04:15 GMT / 05:15 CET on 8 Feb.Equipped with a suite of ...
NASA Explorers: Microgravity The International Space Station, a laboratory like no other, offers something we can’t get on our home planet: Microgravity. Come along with #NASAExplorers as we follow a team of scientists during their journey to launch their research off our planet ...
#AskNASA┃ How Will Astronauts Dig on the Moon? How will we uncover the history of the Moon? What tools and instruments will help us dig deeper? The latest episode of #AskNASA will answer these questions and more.
NASA’s Chief Exploration Scientist Jacob Bleacher demonstrates exactly how craters help ...
Spitzer Observes TRAPPIST-1 Spitzer Space Telescope, one of agency’s great observatories, one of Spitzer's great discoveries was that of the TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, which has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it.
CryoSat sheds new light on Antarctica’s biggest glacier Ice loss from Pine Island Glacier has contributed more to sea-level rise over the past four decades than any other glacier in Antarctica. However, the way this huge glacier is thinning is complex, leading to uncertainty about how it is ...
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ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano (middle) and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan (left) work on get-ahead tasks during the fourth spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).Saturday’s spacewalk, which lasted five hours and 55 minutes, was the last in a ...
Grand tour of the International Space Station with Drew and Luca | Single take ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan take you on a unique tour of the International Space Station shot in one take with two cameras strapped together. Luca and Drew take it in turns to guide you through ...
Spacewalk to Repair Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Outside International Space Station on Jan. 25, 2020 Live Spacewalk: Watch as astronauts complete the intricate process of repairing the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a dark matter and antimatter detector outside the International Space Station.
On Sat., Jan. 25 at 6:50 a.m. EST, tune in for a live ...
A Critical Test for Our Commercial Crew Program on This Week @NASA – January 25, 2020 A critical test for our Commercial Crew Program, spacewalkers focus on upgrades aboard the space station, and paying tribute to one of our Great Observatories … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
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Setting the Stage for Artemis Testing All eyes are on south Mississippi with this month’s delivery and installation of NASA’s Space Launch System.
Earth from Space: Deforestation in Bolivia The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over an area in the Santa Cruz Department of Bolivia, where part of the tropical dry forest has been cleared for agricultural use, in this week's edition of the Earth from Space programme.
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Two Moon rovers are better than one Image:
ESA has signed a deal with space engineering company COMEX in France to develop an innovative double-rover architecture for lunar surface exploration, based on a tractor and trailer concept. Read more here
Martin Luther King Day of Service at NASA Headquarters The Amidon-Bowen Elementary School choir performs at the MLK Day of Service.
Liftoff of SpaceX's In-Flight Abort Test SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 10:30 a.m. EST on Jan. 19, 2020.
Hubble Views Galaxy From Famous Catalog This bright, somewhat blob-like object — seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope — is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the Painter’s Easel), ...
Second spaceship in Virgin Galactic’s fleet completes Weight on Wheels milestone Major milestone complete – the next spaceship in our fleet is, for the first time, carrying its own weight. In this milestone, all major structural elements of the vehicle were assembled and the vehicle deployed its main landing gear.
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