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Spaceflight can disrupt Mitochondrial activity leading to health issues

Astronauts living in space for an extended time are more likely to develop health issues such as sleep disruptions and cardiovascular problems. Now, thanks...

Jupiter and Saturn will appear as a double planet on the winter solstice

Winter solstice will bring another unique astronomical phenomenon with Jupiter and Saturn appearing closer together like a double planet in Earth's night sky. While such...

SpaceX engineers answering questions on Reddit about Starlink’s ‘Better than Nothing’ beta

A group of SpaceX engineers working on the Starlink satellite project will answer questions on Reddit begins at noon PT/3 PM ET Saturday about...

Solar propulsion systems might be the key to interstellar travel

Inside of an unassuming recycled shipping container in Maryland might sit the very future of interstellar travel. Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics...

Building blocks of life can predate stars

Building blocks of life can form long before stars, a new study shows. An international team of astrophysicists and astrochemical modelers, mostly based at the...

OSIRIS-REx successfully collects samples from Asteroid Bennu

The little satellite that could: NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is even more successful than the space agency anticipated. When we last left REx, he was 200 million...

A Martian Trojan could be the lost twin of our Moon

Did we find the stolen twin of our Moon?  A close observation of a trojan asteroid called (101429) 1998 VF31, trailing in the gravitational wake of...

NASA announces new launch date for SpaceX Crew-1 launch to ISS

NASA announced on Thursday that the new target for the SpaceX Crew-1 launch has been fixed for 7:49 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 14. This...

Need some extra cash? Charter a ship to an asteroid worth a cool $10,000 Quadrillion

Looking for some extra cash during the pandemic?  All you have to do is go for a 230 million mile jaunt to the asteroid belt...

The Solar System: 50 amazing facts about our home that you didn’t know

1. The solar system consists of the sun, planets, dwarf planets, moons, and numerous smaller objects such as comets and asteroids. 194 moons, 3,583 comets,...

Possibility of habitable planets around red dwarfs

How habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy?  A new study led by Kevin France from the University...

NASA successfully stowed leaking sample from asteroid Bennu

OSIRIS-Rex was able to stow the precious rock and dust sample collected from the asteroid Bennu, NASA said in a statement.  The robotic spacecraft collected...

New observation suggests Apophis asteroid might impact Earth in 2068

An astronomer from the University of Hawaii's Institute of Astronomy (IfA) has published critical new findings linked to the asteroid Apophis. Dave Tholen and...

NASA to launch delicate stowing of samples from asteroid Bennu

NASA's spacecraft OSIRIS-Rex that collected material samples from asteroid Bennu last week is leaking materials into space due to a flap that got wedged...