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Astronomers spot the fastest spinning magnetar ever seen

Astronomers spot the fastest spinning magnetar ever seen

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Far-off in the Milky Way galaxy, 21,000 light-years from Earth, astronomers have spotted the fastest-spinning magnetar (and possibly youngest, too) ever seen. And that's just the start of what makes this star strange.  are a unique type of , which are the collapsed cores of supergiant stars that died in supernova events. What sets magnetars apart from other neutron stars is that they possess extremely powerful magnetic fields — he most powerful ones in the known...

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India plans to build reusable rockets in the next decade (report)

India plans to build reusable rockets in the next decade (report)

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.An Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifts off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota.(Image: © IANS/ISRO)India is getting into the reusable rocket game. The (ISRO) has revealed plans to develop reusable rocket-launch technology this decade, . In a "," ISRO Chairman K. Sivan announced the agency's goals for the 2020s within the context of the growing space industry. The "space sector is facing disruption due to the entry of many private players," Sivan...

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Are secret oceans hiding on the moons of Uranus?

Are secret oceans hiding on the moons of Uranus?

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Uranus and its five major moons are depicted in this montage of images acquired by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. The moons, from largest to smallest as they appear here, are Ariel, Miranda, Titania, Oberon and Umbriel.(Image: © NASA/JPL)The moons of could be sloshing with oceans hiding just below the surface. Icy worlds speckle our solar system — from Jupiter's moon to Saturn's moon , scientists have been investigating these alien worlds, discovering subsurface oceans...

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China is opening the world's largest radio telescope up to international scientists

China is opening the world's largest radio telescope up to international scientists

Live Science is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.This photo shows the 500-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope in southwest China's Guizhou Province.(Image: © NAO/FAST)Following the collapse of the historic in Puerto Rico, China has opened the biggest radio telescope in the world up to international scientists. In Pingtang, Guizhou province stands the (FAST), the largest radio telescope in the world, surpassing the Arecibo Observatory, which stood as the largest in the world for 53 years before the construction of FAST...

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Dec 19
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Scientists think they've spotted the farthest galaxy in the universe

Scientists think they've spotted the farthest galaxy in the universe

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The galaxy GN-z11, which scientists think could be the farthest and oldest galaxy every observed, superimposed on an image from the COODS-North survey.(Image: © NASA, ESA, P. Oesch (Yale University), G. Brammer (STScI), P. van Dokkum (Yale University), and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz) )Astronomers have peered out into the vast expanse and spotted what they think is (and oldest) galaxy ever observed.The galaxy GN-z11 might not have a flashy...

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The sun fires off its biggest solar flare in more than 3 years

The sun fires off its biggest solar flare in more than 3 years

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.unleashed its most powerful solar eruption in more than three years on Sunday (Nov. 29). The , which is a sudden, bright explosion of electromagnetic energy, measured as an M4.4 on the scale astronomers use for sun storms. M-class flares are medium-sized eruptions (compared to small C-class flares and large X-class flares) and rank on a scale from 1 to 9, with larger numbers representing stronger flares. The M4.4 flare's bright burst was accompanied by a coronal mass...

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Water on the moon is more common than we thought, studies reveal

Water on the moon is more common than we thought, studies reveal

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Editor's note: You can follow NASA's announcement of water on the moon . For the first time ever, scientists have identified water on sunlit surface. They also found that water is more common on the moon than previously thought, with pockets of ice hiding in shadowy regions of "eternal darkness," some as small as a penny, new studies reveal.Scientists have been finding signs of since 2009 and, in 2018, . Now, researchers in two new studies have detected water at one...

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FAA cuts the red tape for commercial rocket launches (and landings, too)

FAA cuts the red tape for commercial rocket launches (and landings, too)

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule takes off atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Jan. 19, 2020. On Oct. 14, the FAA announced the SLR2, a new rule opening up restrictions around commercial launch and reentry procedures.(Image: © NASA/Tony Gray)Commercial space is about to become more accessible than ever before. Today (Oct. 15), the U.S. 's (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) announced that it has published a new launch and re-entry rule known as the Streamlined...

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Antares rocket launches new astronaut toilet and more to space station for NASA

Antares rocket launches new astronaut toilet and more to space station for NASA

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A robotic Cygnus spacecraft successfully blasted off from Virginia late Friday (Oct. 2) carrying nearly 4 tons of gear, including a , to the International Space Station. A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket lit up the night sky alongside a nearly full moon at 9:16 p.m. EDT (0116 GMT on Oct. 3) as it launched to the space station from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's on Wallops Island, Virginia. The craft is hauling 7,624 lbs. (3,458 kilograms) of cargo that...

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Melting ice sheets will add over 15 inches to global sea level rise by 2100

Melting ice sheets will add over 15 inches to global sea level rise by 2100

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.If humans at the current pace, global sea levels could rise more than 15 inches (38 centimeters) by 2100, scientists found in a new study. Greenhouse gases emitted by human activity, such as carbon dioxide, contribute significantly to and warming temperatures on planet Earth, studies continue to show. As things heat up, ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica melt. A new study by an international team of more than 60 ice, ocean and atmospheric scientists estimates just...

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Leading scientists team up to create an at-home Astronomy course

Leading scientists team up to create an at-home Astronomy course

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Astronomer Jackie Faherty teamed up with three other incredible scientists to put together an online astronomy course that you can take for college credits.(Image: © X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L. Townsley et al; UKIRT; JPL-Caltech)Astronomer Jackie Faherty has teamed up with some of the world's leading scientists to create that people can take from the safety of their own homes. As the persists in communities around the world, many are turning to virtual solutions for...

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Scientist calculates the 'sad, lonely' end of the universe

Scientist calculates the 'sad, lonely' end of the universe

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.will continue to explode long after the universe is cold and "dead," one scientist determined in diving down the rabbit hole to find the last that will ever happen.When the universe as we know it "dies," it will be "a bit of a sad, lonely, cold place," theoretical physicist Matt Caplan, an assistant professor of physics at Illinois State University, . In a new study, Caplan calculated how dead stars might change over time and determined when the last supernova will...

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SpaceX's next astronaut launch for NASA now targeted for Oct. 23

SpaceX's next astronaut launch for NASA now targeted for Oct. 23

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.'s next astronaut mission faces another launch delay.The target launch date for SpaceX's Crew-1 mission, its first fully operational crewed mission to space, has been pushed back from to "no earlier than Oct. 23, NASA announced today (Aug. 14). The mission, which is set to launch SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, won't lift off until at least late October "to accommodate spacecraft traffic for the upcoming Soyuz...

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The Perseid meteor shower of 2020 peaks tonight! Here's how to watch live.

The Perseid meteor shower of 2020 peaks tonight! Here's how to watch live.

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Perseids 2020Snap an amazing 2020 Perseids meteor shower photo? Let us know! Send images and comments to spacephotos@space.com.The Perseids are back! This week, you can catch the 2020 , a favorite of many skywatchers, as it peaks thanks to four different webcasts over the next two days from the Virtual Telescope Project, NASA, Lowell Observatory and the online astronomy learning platform Slooh.The Perseids meteor shower appears when Earth passes through the rubble...

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Dropped emissions during COVID-19 lockdown will do 'nothing' for climate change

Dropped emissions during COVID-19 lockdown will do 'nothing' for climate change

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A view from space of how emissions are changing in response to coronavirus.(Image: © ESA)While greenhouse gas as the world locked down in response to the pandemic, such dips will do "nothing" to slow climate change unless society moves away from fossil fuels, researchers have found. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, a pandemic, which it remains today. To slow the spread of the virus, countries around the...

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Trump says 'NASA was Closed & Dead' before he took charge. That's not true.

Trump says 'NASA was Closed & Dead' before he took charge. That's not true.

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.President Donald Trump speaks inside the Vehicle Assembly Building following the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.(Image: © NASA/Bill Ingalls)President Donald Trump took to Twitter today (Aug. 5) to announce that he brought back from being "Closed & Dead." In a...

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Russia has tested an anti-satellite weapon in space, US Space Command says

Russia has tested an anti-satellite weapon in space, US Space Command says

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The U.S. Space Command reports that Russia tested a space-based anti-satellite weapon in orbit on July 15, 2020. This image shows the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, the site of a Russian anti-satellite missile test in April 2020.(Image: © Roscosmos)The U.S. Space Command announced Thursday (July 23) that it has evidence that Russia has tested a space-based anti-satellite weapon.On July 15, Russia "injected a new object into orbit" orbit from the Cosmos 2543...

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NASA unveils new rules to protect the moon and Mars from Earth germs

NASA unveils new rules to protect the moon and Mars from Earth germs

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA has unveiled new policies to (and Earth) from contamination as human spaceflight advances. The agency released two NASA Interim Directives (NIDs) today (July 9) that detail new requirements for human and robotic missions traveling to and from the moon and Mars. These directives were enacted to protect the planetary bodies from any that could originate on Earth and ultimately interfere with scientific research (or additionally, in the case of Mars, to also prevent...

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New map of the universe unveils a stunning X-ray view of the cosmos

New map of the universe unveils a stunning X-ray view of the cosmos

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Wish you had X-ray vision? An extraordinary new map showcases the universe in striking, X-ray radiation.Scientists created this stunning X-ray map of the universe using (Extended Roentgen Survey with an Imaging Telescope Array), an instrument on the German-Russian satellite mission Spectrum-Röntgen-Gamma, or . The scientists completed a full sweep of the sky over the course of about six months, looking for sources of — a type of high-energy electromagnetic radiation....

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See a sunset on Uranus, other worlds (and a moon, too) in this NASA simulator

See a sunset on Uranus, other worlds (and a moon, too) in this NASA simulator

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.If you watched the sun set on , the sky would start off as a brilliant blue and fade into deeper blues with striking turquoise notes. So how do we know that?Geronimo Villanueva, a planetary scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, (at the 1-minute, 43-second mark in the video above), as well as on Earth, Mars, Venus and Saturn's largest moon while building a computer modeling tool for a potential future mission to Uranus. This tool is being developed with the...

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Scientists reveal atmosphere of supergiant Antares | Space

Scientists reveal atmosphere of supergiant Antares | Space

XWe need your consentWe and our partners use technology such as cookies on our site to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology across the web. Go to our for more information on how we use cookies. You can change your mind and change your consent choices at any time by returning to this site.AcceptRejectSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Astronomers have revealed the gigantic atmosphere of the red supergiant star...

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New map reveals just how enormous the supergiant star Antares really is

New map reveals just how enormous the supergiant star Antares really is

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Astronomers have revealed the gigantic atmosphere of the red supergiant star in stunning, unprecedented detail. Using the (ALMA) in Chile and the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico, an international team of researchers has created the most detailed radio map yet of Antares' . In fact, this is the most detailed radio map ever created of any star other than our sun. While Antares' diameter is about 700 times larger than the...

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The first all-female 45th Weather Squadron will watch over SpaceX's Starlink launch Saturday

The first all-female 45th Weather Squadron will watch over SpaceX's Starlink launch Saturday

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The first-ever all-female 45th Weather Squadron will be watching the weather for SpaceX's . This history-making team of six women — three military and three civilian launch weather officers — will be performing weather assessments and providing forecasts and advisory for the launch. The team, which is part of the and operates out of Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, will be making the go/no-go call for liftoff, depending on whether the weather is acceptable...

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Scientists use lasers to create miniature supernova shock waves on Earth

Scientists use lasers to create miniature supernova shock waves on Earth

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Researchers have created a miniature version of shock waves in a lab here on Earth to solve a long-standing cosmic mystery. When stars die and explode in supernovas, that emanate across the surrounding plasma. These powerful shock waves blast out cosmic rays, or highly energetic particles, out into the universe. The waves act almost like particle accelerators, pushing these particles out so fast that they approach the speed of light. However, scientists have yet to...

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NASA spacecraft swoops down low over asteroid Bennu to eye sampling site

NASA spacecraft swoops down low over asteroid Bennu to eye sampling site

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA's spacecraft has taken its closest look yet at a potential sample site on asteroid Bennu.The probe has been orbiting the asteroid since 2018 and has been preparing to , which it will bring back to Earth in 2023. OSIRIS-REx is set to take the sample from the site named Nightingale on Oct. 20, 2020, but the spacecraft took a dive toward Osprey, the backup sample collection site for the mission. OSIRIS-REx dropped down to just 820 feet (250 meters) above the site,...

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