NASA's DART Successfully Completes First Planetary Defense Test; Images of the Spacecraft's Asteroid Crash Revealed

(Photo : JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images) A placard hangs on the wall during the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Technology Media Workshop Telecon Briefing and tours at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, on September ...

Chinese engineer convicted in US of aiding spy agency

A Chinese man who entered the United States to study electrical engineering was found guilty of secretly providing information on possible recruitment targets to a Chinese espionage unit, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Ji Chaoqun, 31, was convicted Monday ...

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Typhoon Noru tore roofs from homes and caused power outages across central Vietnam Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of people taking refuge after the storm claimed at least 10 lives in the Philippines. In Danang, Vietnam’s third-largest city, high-rise ...

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Earth’s climate is changing so quickly that humanity is running out of chances to fix it, primatologist Jane Goodall has warned in an interview. Goodall, a grandee of environmentalism whose activism has spanned decades, said time was rapidly shortening ...

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Powerful Hurricane Ian left a trail of destruction and caused a widespread blackout in Cuba on Tuesday, while Florida residents braced for a direct hit from the “extremely dangerous” storm that is already pummeling the US state with high ...

As Hurricane Ian Bears Down on Florida, NASA Decides to Roll Artemis 1 Back to the Assembly Building

As a result of the latest weather predictions regarding Hurricane Ian, NASA managers met on the morning of September 26 and made the decision to roll Artemis 1 back into the Vehicle Assembly Building to protect the rocket from ...

Chinese teenagers win award at top astrophotography contest in UK

The photo, Andromeda Galaxy: The Neighbour, is taken by Yang Hanwen and Zhou Zezhen in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, February 21, 2021. /Royal Museums Greenwich With a stunning image of the Andromeda Galaxy, two Chinese teenagers won the Young ...

Why the Moon’s two faces are so different

The Moon, by far, is the brightest object and largest object that’s visible to human eyes in Earth’s night sky. Compared to Venus, the next brightest object that appears, the Moon is thirty times the diameter, takes up almost ...

NASA says Artemis launch before November will be 'difficult'

It will be “difficult” for NASA to make a new attempt to launch its massive Moon rocket in October, an official from the US space agency said Tuesday, with a lift-off in November looking more likely. The SLS rocket, ...

First images released of NASA’s successful DART asteroid impact

DART collided with Dimorphos at 15,000 miles per hour on Monday around 7:15 p.m. via Reuters Stunning images showing NASA’s DART spacecraft’s intentional collision with an asteroid were released Tuesday. The Italian Space Agency shared the first images snapped ...

NASA takes a closer look at DART’s final images before asteroid crash

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft crashed into a distant asteroid on Monday in a mission designed to see if the force of such an impact can shift a space rock’s direction of travel. If it worked — and ...

NASA Scrubs Artemis 1 Space Launch System Rocket Launch Yet Again Due to Hurricane Ian

NASA pulled out the 322-foot-tall Artemis 1’s Space Launch System rocket after postponing this week’s eagerly anticipated launch of the Artemis I. The agency won’t try again to launch the spacecraft until at least mid-October as a strong hurricane ...

Humans ‘Leave’ More Than 7,000 Kilograms of Trash in Mars [Report]

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Alice, an all-electric airplane designed and built by Eviation, takes off for its first flight at Moses Lake, Washington, U.S., September 27, 2022. /AP A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington State, the ...

Elon Musk’s deposition by Twitter postponed until October

Elon Musk’s deposition by Twitter is rescheduled for October 6-7, which might be better for the media company. Musk’s deposition was initially scheduled for this week. Earlier this week, news broke that Musk and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal were ...

Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX’s next NASA astronaut launch

SpaceX and NASA have decided to delay Crew Dragon’s next astronaut launch from October 3rd to October 4th as Hurricane Ian rapidly approaches Florida’s west coast. While the hurricane will land on the side of Florida opposite NASA’s Kennedy ...

Upcoming Missions Could Search for Ancient Alien Technology Within the Solar System

Over sixty years ago, the first search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), known as Project Ozma, was conducted. This campaign was led by legendary astronomer Frank Drake, which relied on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West ...

NASA to assess SLS work and next launch opportunities after rollback

KAHULUI, Hawaii — With the Space Launch System now safely back inside the Vehicle Assembly Building ahead of Hurricane Ian, NASA is now studying what work to do on the rocket to prepare for a next launch attempt unlikely ...

NASA DART: First Images from LICIACube Shows Asteroid Crash Site—Did It Change Trajectory?

NASA’s DART Mission confirmed an “impact success” status for its recent kamikaze venture towards the Dimorphos asteroid which aims to test if any collision would change trajectory even a tiny bit. However, while that is still under investigation from NASA ...

Astronaut captures spectral ‘space angel’ image while orbiting Earth

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Hurricane Ian delays SpaceX's Crew-5 astronaut launch to Oct. 4

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Scientists Detect a Neighboring Galaxy Filled With Dark Matter

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NASA moon rocket back in hangar, launch unlikely until Nov.

The NASA moon rocket, right, slated for the Artemis mission to the moon rolls back to the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch of the rocket was ...

Hurricane Ian approaching Florida as powerful Category 3 storm, satellite images show

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As Hurricane Ian closes in, NASA weighs options for Artemis 1 moon rocket launch

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Small fire breaks out at Artemis 1 moon rocket's hurricane shelter

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Another Ghostly Spiral Galaxy Revealed by JWST

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This massive moon hotel could head to Dubai

A moon landing may be within reach to travelers heading to certain parts of the world. Looking for a trip that isn’t just fun, but out of this world? Canada-based Moon World Resorts now aims to build a series ...

Climate Change is Making the Skies Worse for Astronomy

Light pollution. Satellite trains and radio frequency interference. Encroaching civilization. These all pose threats to ground-based astronomy. But, did anyone ever think that global climate change might wreak havoc on observatories? It turns out the answer is “yes.” We’re ...

Startup Vast Space wants takes artificial gravity station concept for a spin

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Even your hands betray your emotions

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TESS Finds a Super-Earth and two Mini-Neptunes in a Single System

The field of extrasolar planet studies continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Currently, 5,090 exoplanets have been confirmed in 3,816 systems, and another 8,933 candidates are awaiting confirmation. The majority of these have been Neptune-like gas giants (1,779), ...

China launches three more satellites after recent rocket doubleheader

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This is the Last Thing DART saw as it Smashed Into its Asteroid Target

The first-ever planetary defense technology demonstration mission successfully conducted its mission, slamming into the surface of a distant asteroid and going out in a blaze of glory. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft acted as a kinetic impactor, ...

Stanford engineers warn that electric car charging could crash a grid powered by renewable energy

Renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs) are key to decarbonizing the U.S. and combating climate change, but the technologies could have a hard time co-existing when it comes to charging, particularly out West, a new analysis finds. A looming ...

Synthetic lava in lab aids exoplanet exploration

In this illustration, exoplanet CoRoT-7b, which is likely five times the mass of Earth, may well be full of lava landscapes and boiling oceans. Credit: European Southern Observatory / L. Calçada The exploration era for the new James Webb ...

Listen live today as NASA discusses Artemis 1 moon rocket's hurricane rollback

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