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NASA Completes Vital Space Communications Network with Spectacular Launch of Final TDRS Science Relay Satellite


NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M), which is the third and final in a series of next generation science communications satellites, was successfully launched Aug.

Large Near-Earth Asteroid Will Pass Earth by This September


Within Earth’s orbit, there are literally thousands of what are known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), more than fourteen thousands of which are asteroids that periodically pass close to Earth.

Another Nearby Red Dwarf Star System, Another Possible Exoplanet Discovered!


In the past few years, there has been no shortages of extra-solar planets discoveries which orbit red dwarf stars.

NASA’s Tracking Data Relay Satellite-M Vital for Science Relay Poised for Liftoff Aug. 18 – Watch Live


The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite-M (TDRS-M) stands on the launch pad at Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station poised for liftoff on Aug.

NASA Plans to Send CubeSat To Venus to Unlock Atmospheric Mystery


From space, Venus looks like a big, opaque ball. Thanks to its extremely dense atmosphere, which is primarily composed of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, it is impossible to view the surface using conventional methods.

Gravitational Lensing Provides Rare Glimpse Into Interiors of Black Holes


The observable Universe is an extremely big place, measuring an estimated 91 billion light-years in diameter.

Prelude to Totality: A Final Look at the Total Solar Eclipse


Totality! The view during the November 2012 total solar eclipse. Image credit and copyright: Sharin Ahmad (@Shahgazer) It’s hard to believe: we’re now just one short weekend away from the big ticket astronomical event for 2017, as a total solar eclipse is set to cross over the contiguous United States on Monday, August 21st.

Can Astronauts See Stars From the Space Station?


I’ve often been asked the question, “Can the astronauts on the Space Station see the stars?” Astronaut Jack Fischer provides an unequivocal answer of “yes!

Station Crew Grapples SpaceX Dragon Delivering Tons of Science After Thunderous Liftoff: Launch & Landing Gallery


The SpaceX Dragon CRS-12 cargo craft is now attached to the International Space Station after arriving on Aug.

The Most Distant Galaxy Observed to Date Provides Insight into the Early Universe


In their pursuit of learning how our Universe came to be, scientists have probed very deep into space (and hence, very far back in time).

Carnival of Space #522

This week’s Carnival of Space is hosted by Brian Wang at his Next Big Future blog. Click here to read Carnival of Space #522 And if you’re interested in looking back, here’s an archive to all the past Carnivals of Space.

Potentially Habitable, Tidally-Locked Exoplanets May be Very Common, say New Study


Studies of low-mass, ultra-cool and ultra-dim red dwarf stars have turned up a wealth of extra-solar planets lately.

Stunning SpaceX Space Station Cargo Blastoff and Cape Landing Kicks Off Sunshine State Liftoff Trio


SpaceX launched its 12th resupply mission to the International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:31 p.m.

Scientists Discover TRAPPIST-1 is Older Than Our Solar System


In February of 2017, a team of European astronomers announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting the nearby star TRAPPIST-1.

Science Laden SpaceX Dragon Set for Aug. 14 ISS Launch, Testfire Inaugurates Triad of August Florida Liftoffs: Watch Live


SpaceX conducts successful static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket on Aug. 10, 2017 at Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Fl as seen from Playalinda causeway.

NASA Reignites Program for Nuclear Thermal Rockets


In its pursuit of missions that will take us back to the Moon, to Mars, and beyond, NASA has been exploring a number of next-generation propulsion concepts.

Cosmic Census Says There Could be 100 Million Black Holes in our Galaxy Alone


In February of 2016, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made history when they announced the first-ever detection of gravitational waves.

Stars Orbiting Supermassive Black Hole Show Einstein was Right Again!


At the center of our galaxy, roughly 26,000 light years from Earth, lies the Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A*.

“Eclipse Across America:” Could This Event Bring Us All Together?


If you are looking forward to the August 21 solar eclipse as much as we are, you’ll want to check out a new series on CuriosityStream called “Eclipse Across America.” The four-part series takes an inside preview at this highly anticipated event.

Star Ark: A Living, Self-Sustaining Spaceship


Think of the ease. With a simple command of “Make it so” humans travelled from one star to the next in less time than for drinking a cup of coffee.


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