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Northrop Grumman Names Spaceship for Fallen Apollo 1 AstronautNorthrop Grumman has named its next space station resupply ship after an astronaut who died in NASA's pursuit of the first moon landing.

03/25/2019

Breaking Science News | Sci-News.com

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the brilliance of an open star cluster called Messier 11 (also known as M11 or NGC 6705). Messier 11 is located approximately 6,120 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation Scutum and has an apparent magnitude of 6.3. Of the 26 open clusters included in the Messier catalog, [...]

03/25/2019

Space.com

Chemically, Earth Is Basically a Less Volatile Version of the SunThe elemental composition of Earth and sun are unexpectedly similar.

03/25/2019

Space.com

National Space Council Seeks Urgency in NASA Exploration PlansThe National Space Council will likely press NASA at its upcoming meeting to speed up its plans to return humans to the moon.

03/25/2019

Space.com

Universe Quickly Spawned Stars After Big Bang, Ancient Galaxy ShowsObservations of the most distant galaxy ever identified revealed traces of oxygen from at least one previous generation of stars, a sign that star formation got off to an early start.

03/25/2019

Astronomy News - Sky & Telescope

A unique concept could serve as an emergency power backup for future missions. The post Quaking Aspen Leaves Inspire Potential Power Source For Mars Rovers appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

03/25/2019

Space.com

Image of the DayColorful cosmic "fireworks" decorate the night sky over the La Silla observatory in Chile in this gorgeous image by the European Southern Observatory's resident astrophotographer Petr Horálek.

03/25/2019

ESA Education

Take your research to a higher level Drop Your Thesis! 2020 call for proposals  Imagine dropping your experiment from 120 metres high to the floor below. For the few seconds it takes the experiment to fall that distance, the experiment experiences weightlessness similar to the perpetual free fall of being in orbit. If the experiment can collect data quickly, then dropping it in a specialized facility is a much cheaper option than launching it into space.  Status: OPEN Deadline: OCTOBER 20, 2019, 23:59 CET

03/25/2019

Astronomy News - Sky & Telescope

Here’s everything you need to know about the first of South America's two total solar eclipses within 18 months. The post It’s Just 100 Days Until the Next Total Solar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

03/25/2019

ESA Top News

A place in the Sun Space Science Image of the Week: From its vantage point in space, the SOHO solar observatory keeps an eye on our parent star

03/25/2019