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Two Russian Soyuz spacecraft fly over Earth's city lights with star trails overhead in this long-exposure photo taken from the International Space Station.
27/03/2017
Far Side Astronomy: Orbiting Telescope Would Use Moon as Shield
Out of darkness, there came the blazing light of the very first stars and galaxies in the universe — and the best place to look back at them might be the far side of the moon.
27/03/2017
Life on Earth is Used to Gravity — So What Happens to Our Cells in Space?
The force of gravity doesn't just keep us anchored to the ground; it influences how our bodies work on the smallest of scales.
27/03/2017
US Air Force's Newest Missile-Warning Satellite Operational and Transmitting
The Air Force's newest Space Based Infrared System missile-warning satellite is operational and has transmitted its first images, Lockheed Martin said March 21.
27/03/2017
Production of Plutonium Spacecraft Fuel Could Boom in Early 2020s
A public-private partnership led by a company called Technical Solutions Management aims to start generating usable amounts of plutonium-238 — the material that powers deep-space explorers such as NASA's Curiosity Mars rover — by 2022 or so.
27/03/2017
President Trump Hails NASA's Space Exploration Spirit in Weekly Address
President Donald Trump used his weekly address Saturday (March 25) to praise NASA's legacy of exploration and discovery in a video that also marked Trump's signing of the 2017 NASA authorization bill earlier in the week.
26/03/2017
Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope
Since first mentioned in 1783, black holes have captured the imagination of scientists, writers, filmmakers and other artists. Perhaps part of the allure is that these enigmatic objects have never actually been "seen."
26/03/2017
Chris Hadfield Hosts 'Miniverse' On Curiosity Stream - Trailer
The former Canadian Space Agency astronaut and internet sensation is bringing space “down to Earth” in a new web series on Curiosity Stream.
26/03/2017
Take a Solar System 'Road Trip' with Astronaut Chris Hadfield in 'Miniverse'
The solar system is shrunk down to the size of the continental United States in a new online movie hosted by retired astronaut Chris Hadfield. Joined by a few traveling companions, Hadfield makes his way from coast to coast, and planet to planet.
26/03/2017
The Most Amazing Space Stories of the Week!
A Dragon returns, North Korea tests a rocket engine, a wheel breaks on Mars and a spacewalk streak begins — it's Space.com's top news stories of the week.
25/03/2017
The Most Amazing Space Photos This Week!
See the best photos on Space.com this week.
25/03/2017
Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Orbital Record
The current mission of the U.S. Air Force's robotic X-37B space plane is now the longest in the clandestine program's history.
25/03/2017
Planet or Dwarf Planet: All Worlds are Worth Investigating
Pluto's status as a "dwarf planet" is once again stirring debate. This comes as some planetary scientists are trying to have Pluto reclassified as a planet – a wish that's not likely to come true.
25/03/2017
Crumbling Comet? The Great Debate About Whether Rosetta Rock 67P is Breaking Apart
It is almost six months since the Rosetta spacecraft completed its operations at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimanko. The landing may have marked the end of data collection from the comet – but not the end of news about 67P.
25/03/2017
3 Cool Ways to Protect Your Eyes During the Total Solar Eclipse
Never look directly at the sun, even during a total solar eclipse, like the one that will occur on Aug. 21. Instead, use these tips for how to safely observe the cosmic event.
25/03/2017
Planet Again? Pluto, Most Moons Count Under Proposed Definition
A group of planetary scientists is making the case for a new definition of a planet; this one would include Pluto and most moons. Here's why these researchers think the new definition is better.
25/03/2017
Figuring Out Dark Energy - An Astrophysicist Explains | Video
Astrophysicist Paul Sutter explains what the science community is doing and the tools they are using to understand dark energy in the Universe.
24/03/2017
Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Space Station to Dock with Commercial Spaceships
Two astronauts wandered outside the confines of the International Space Station today (March 24), embarking on the first of three spacewalks scheduled to take place over the next few weeks.
24/03/2017
How to Spot Leo, the King of Spring
This week, a glance high toward the south-southeast around 10 p.m. will reveal a distinctive pattern: six stars arranged in the shape of a backward question mark, better known as the Sickle, which mark the head, flowing mane and chest of Leo, the Lion.
24/03/2017
'Life' Imitating Life Off Earth: Space Station History 'Easter Eggs' in Sci-fi Thriller
In space, everyone can see your homages. "Life," Sony Pictures' science fiction thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, has been described as "Alien" set on board the International Space Station.
24/03/2017