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China launches 2 satellites from desert launch site | Space

China launches 2 satellites from desert launch site | 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.China is continuing its with its 22nd mission of 2020.China launched a new...

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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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'It sounds like an animal': NASA astronauts describe the Crew Dragon re-entry experience

'It sounds like an animal': NASA astronauts describe the Crew Dragon re-entry experience

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft is seen as it lands with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020.(Image: © NASA/Bill Ingalls)SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft practically came alive during its dramatic (Aug. 2), its NASA crew reported.NASA astronauts and said they felt shimmies, tremors and rolls as the capsule, named Endeavour, returned to Earth Sunday to wrap...

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Happy anniversary, Curiosity! NASA rover marks 8 years on Mars

Happy anniversary, Curiosity! NASA rover marks 8 years on Mars

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover taken on June 15, 2018. A Martian dust storm had reduced sunlight and visibility at the rover's location in Gale Crater at the time.(Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech)NASA would be thrilled if its newly launched Mars rover ended up matching its predecessor's longevity.The agency's car-sized celebrates eight (Earth) years on the Red Planet today (Aug. 5), less than a week after the . The synergy in timing is appropriate;...

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On Mars, massive ice sheets — not rivers — may have carved ancient valleys

On Mars, massive ice sheets — not rivers — may have carved ancient valleys

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.An image of Reull Valles on Mars, where new research identifies characteristics consistent with meltwater channels flowing between ground and glacier.(Image: © NASA/JPL/USGS)Early may not have been quite the warm, wet paradise scientists have hoped for — not if the valleys scarring its surface work the same way as their counterparts here on Earth do.That's the conclusion of new research that tried to suss out what the Red Planet really looked like during its first...

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SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from space station to bring NASA astronauts home for 1st time

SpaceX Crew Dragon undocks from space station to bring NASA astronauts home for 1st time

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The first astronauts to fly in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft are on their way back to Earth from the International Space Station.NASA astronauts and , who spent about two months at the space station following the historic launch of the Demo-2 mission on May 30, climbed aboard their Crew Dragon spacecraft today (Aug. 1) and began their 19-hour trip home with a smooth undocking at 7:35 p.m. EDT (2335 GMT). Both craft were sailing nearly 270 miles (430 kilometers)...

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A weird long cloud on Mars has returned. It's right on schedule, scientists say.

A weird long cloud on Mars has returned. It's right on schedule, scientists say.

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A Mars Express image of Arsia Mons on Mars and its strange long cloud, taken on July 19, 2020.(Image: © ESA/GCP/UPV/EHU Bilbao)A weird long cloud has formed so many times over the same that scientists have given up and named it., or AMEC. Its long bright trail has become a familiar feature over the peak known as Arsia Mons, to the southeast of the more famous . Although the cloud comes and goes over the volcano, scientists say it isn't formed by the volcano itself....

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Why NASA's Mars rover Perseverance will use nuclear power to keep itself warm

Why NASA's Mars rover Perseverance will use nuclear power to keep itself warm

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA's Perseverance Mars rover displaying where its MMRTG would be inserted, between the panels on the right marked by gold tube, before the power system was inserted.(Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech)A spacecraft is only as strong as its power source, which is why when NASA was designing its , the agency turned to radioactive plutonium.The plutonium that will be (July 30) isn't in the same form as is used for weapons, and it's well protected in case something happens to go...

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NASA: Mars rover Perseverance in 'safe mode' after launch, but should recover

NASA: Mars rover Perseverance in 'safe mode' after launch, but should recover

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.An artist's illustration of NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover in cruise mode after launching into space. The rover launched toward Mars July 30, 2020 and will arrive on Feb. 18, 2021.(Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech)Update for July 31, 1:45 p.m. EDT: The Mars rover Perseverance is out of "safe mode" and is back to normal operations on its cruise to the Red Planet. . Original story:NASA is celebrating the launch of its most advanced rover ever today (July 30), even as...

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We could one day predict the most dangerous solar flares 24 hours in advance, study suggests

We could one day predict the most dangerous solar flares 24 hours in advance, study suggests

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Scientists may one day be able to predict dangerous just one day in advance using a new solar outburst model, a new study finds.Solar flares are the largest explosions in the solar system. These giant eruptions from the solar corona — the sun's outer atmosphere — can not only prove harmful to astronauts and satellites in orbit, but the plumes of plasma that often accompany them can trigger so-called "geomagnetic storms" that can . For example, a solar flare blacked...

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How NASA's Demo-2 astronauts will make a historic splashdown on Earth

How NASA's Demo-2 astronauts will make a historic splashdown on Earth

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.This upcoming Sunday (Aug. 2, 2020) NASA will attempt its first ocean splashdown in nearly 45 years with SpaceX's Demo-2 mission. This still from a NASA video shows an Orion spacecraft about splashing down after visiting an asteroid parked in orbit around the moon during the Asteroid Retrieval and Utilization mission.(Image: © NASA)Just over 45 years since the last American astronaut splashed down in the ocean, NASA and its partner are set to land astronauts in the...

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SpaceX, NASA watch weather for historic astronaut splashdown on Sunday

SpaceX, NASA watch weather for historic astronaut splashdown on Sunday

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 Endeavour (right) is seen docked at the International Space Station's Harmony module near Japan's HTV-9 cargo ship and the European Columbus laboratory on July 1, 2020. The capsule will return to Earth Aug. 2 with Demo-2 astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard.(Image: © NASA)is ready to return its first NASA astronaut crew to Earth, but a potential tropical cyclone brewing in the Atlantic could cause delays. The SpaceX spacecraft,...

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Rare ghostly particles produced inside the sun just detected under a mountain in Italy

Rare ghostly particles produced inside the sun just detected under a mountain in Italy

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.A snippet of the new solar time-lapse video(Image: © NASA Goddard)For the first time ever, physicists have spotted rare, ghostly particles produced by a weird kind of fusion inside the sun. The particles, called CNO-produced neutrinos, traveled from the sun to a detector buried deep beneath a mountain in Italy. This discovery brings humans one step closer to understanding the fiery nuclear reactions fueling our home star."With this outcome," physicist Gioacchino...

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NASA's Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is 'go' for launch

NASA's Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is 'go' for launch

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA's next Mars rover has been cleared for liftoff.This morning (July 27), the $2.7 billion passed its launch readiness review, the last big hurdle to clear before its planned liftoff Thursday (July 30) from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station."The launch readiness review is complete, and we are indeed go for launch," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said during a news conference today.Related: Perseverance is scheduled to lift off atop a United Launch...

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NASA's Mars rover Perseverance launches this week

NASA's Mars rover Perseverance launches this week

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover waits to be lifted onto its Atlas V launch vehicle at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 7, 2020.(Image: © NASA/KSC)NASA's next Mars rover will take flight this week, if all goes according to plan.The car-sized Perseverance rover, the centerpiece of NASA's $2.7 billion , is scheduled to launch Thursday (July 30) during a two-hour window that opens at 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT). The spacecraft will lift off atop a...

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China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.China's first fully homegrown Mars mission is on its way to the Red Planet.The launched atop a Long March 5 rocket from Hainan Island's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center this morning (July 23) at 12:41 a.m. EDT (0441 GMT).Tianwen-1 consists of an orbiter and a lander/rover duo, a combination of craft that had never before launched together toward the Red Planet. The ambition of Tianwen-1 is especially striking given that it's China's first stab at a full-on Mars...

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NASA asteroid camera spots China's Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft speeding away from Earth

NASA asteroid camera spots China's Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft speeding away from Earth

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.During routine survey operations for hazardous #asteroids for @NASA’s #PlanetaryDefense Coordination Office, the @fallingstarIfA ATLAS-MLO telescope spotted China’s Tianwen-1 on its way to #Mars. Bon Voyage Tianwen-1! pic.twitter.com/Kc5SQjljgcSpacecraft or space rock?An observatory affiliated with NASA's quest to identify potentially hazardous spotted something equally speedy but not quite as natural: a spacecraft bound for Mars.That vehicle was China's , which...

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NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before (photos)

NASA Jupiter probe images huge moon Ganymede like never before (photos)

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.NASA's has captured unprecedented views of the largest moon in the solar system.During a close flyby of Jupiter on Dec. 26, 2019, Juno mapped the north polar regions of the icy satellite in infrared light, something no other spacecraft had done before.The data, which Juno gathered using its Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument, show that Ganymede's northern reaches are very different than locales closer to the equator of the moon, which is bigger than the...

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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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Multiplanet system around sunlike star photographed for 1st time ever

Multiplanet system around sunlike star photographed for 1st time ever

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.For the first time ever, astronomers have directly imaged multiple planets orbiting a sunlike star.The European Southern Observatory's (VLT) in Chile photographed two giant planets circling TYC 8998-760-1, a very young analogue of our own sun that lies about 300 light-years from Earth, a new study reports."This discovery is a snapshot of an environment that is very similar to , but at a much earlier stage of its evolution," study lead author Alexander Bohn, a doctoral...

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Venus probably has active volcanoes right now

Venus probably has active volcanoes right now

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.This 3D rendition ashows two coronae observed on the surface of Venus. The ring-like structures are formed when hot material from deep inside the planet rises through the mantle and erupts through the crust. A new study found that at least 37 coronae on Venus represent recent geologic activity, including the one named Aramaiti, seen on the left in this image. The black line represents a gap in data.(Image: © Courtesy Laurent Montési)Venus is a geologically active...

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Watch SpaceX catch an entire rocket nose cone that fell from space for the 1st time (video)

Watch SpaceX catch an entire rocket nose cone that fell from space for the 1st time (video)

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.SpaceX just pulled off another rocket-reusability milestone — its first-ever payload fairing double catch.The company managed to pluck out of the sky both halves of a Falcon 9 rocket's falling payload fairing shortly after the from Florida yesterday (July 20), SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said."Both fairing halves caught from space by @SpaceX ships!" yesterday evening. Then today, Musk unveiled video of the epic double play.Related: Both fairing halves caught from...

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Apollo 11 'disaster' video project highlights growing danger of deepfake tech

Apollo 11 'disaster' video project highlights growing danger of deepfake tech

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission."Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on to rest in peace."So begins President Richard Nixon's televised address to the nation 51 years ago today (July 20), given just after the historic lunar touchdown attempt of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went tragically awry."In ancient days, men looked at stars and saw their heroes in . In modern times, we do much the same, but our heroes are epic men of flesh and blood,"...

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Interstellar space travel will have language complications for astronauts

Interstellar space travel will have language complications for astronauts

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.An artist's illustration depicts a future starship under construction in Earth orbit using a ring-type construction facility.(Image: © Adrian Mann)The first people to colonize a world beyond our solar system may have trouble describing their new home to the folks back on Earth.The nearest star to Earth, , lies 4.2 light-years from us — so far away that it would take tens of thousands of years to get there using current technology. And most stars, of course, are much...

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How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month

How to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky this month

TrendingSpace is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.The early reviews are in: is a hit! Those who have gotten up before sunrise to gaze into the twilight skies have been greeted by the best comet performance for Northern Hemisphere observers since the 1997 appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp. Indeed, NEOWISE (catalogued C/2020 F3), emphatically ended the nearly quarter-century lack of spectacular . Early fears of another fizzler like quickly eased during June when NEOWISE proved to be an intrinsically bright comet with a...

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