Articles about space science


Found! Fastest-Orbiting Asteroid Zips Around Sun in Just 165 Days

Last updated: 02/14/2019

Astronomers have just found an asteroid that zips around the sun every 165 Earth days. That's the shortest year for any asteroid known to humankind, discovery team members...

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ESA's fleet of Solar System explorers

Last updated: 02/12/2019

ESA's science missions have been exploring our planetary neighbourhood to tackle the big questions that help to put Earth in context, to understand a planet's interaction with...

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Press Releases - Retreating Snow Line Reveals Organic Molecules around Young Star - ALMA

Last updated: 02/09/2019

The research team led by Jeong-Eun Lee (Kyung Hee University, Korea) used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to detect complex organic molecules including...

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Encroaching Shadow | Solar System Exploration: NASA Science

Last updated: 02/07/2019

This Cassini narrow-angle camera image -- one of those acquired in the survey conducted by the Cassini imaging science team of the geyser basin at the south pole of Enceladus --...

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How much would you pay for coffee roasted in space?

Last updated: 02/02/2019

A company called Space Roasters says it plans to use the considerable heat of reentry from space through Earth's atmosphere to roast coffee beans. It will then sell them for the...

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Solar System Exploration: NASA Science

Last updated: 02/02/2019

A selfie taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on sol 2291 (Jan.15, 2019) at the "Rock Hall" drill site, located on Vera Rubin Ridge. This was Curiosity's 19th drill site. The...

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Scientific Domain Knowledge Improves Exoplanet Transit Classification with Deep Learning

Last updated: 01/20/2019

Space-based missions such as Kepler, and soon the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), provide large data sets that must be analyzed efficiently and systematically....

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Holy Cow! Mysterious Blast Studied with NASA Telescopes

Last updated: 01/17/2019

A brief and unusual flash spotted in the night sky on June 16, 2018, puzzled astronomers and astrophysicists across the globe. The event - called AT2018cow and nicknamed "the...

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A Midterm Assessment of Implementation of the Decadal Survey on Life and Physical Sciences Research at NASA

Last updated: 01/16/2019

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Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond | Caltech

Last updated: 01/15/2019

In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have analyzed pulses of radio waves coming from a magnetar—a rotating, dense, dead...

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