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Here's why the Space Force just launched a rocket as the world fights the coronavirus pandemic
The $1.4 billion AEHF-6 military communications satellite took flight on Thursday (March 26) despite the coronavirus pandemic because it's essential to national security, U.S. military officials said.
Astronauts in space are beaming positivity to the people of Earth. (Amazing photos, too.)
Astronauts at the International Space Station are sharing positivity and stunning images of our home planet from their temporary home in orbit.
New satellite views show impact of coronavirus on emissions, China's night lights
As countries have shut down to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, satellites in orbit around Earth are noticing resulting changes to our home world.
Space Physicists Find Plasmoid in Magnetosphere of Uranus
Uranus possesses an intrinsic magnetic field that encircles the ice giant and influences the local space environment. The solar wind plasma, made up of charged particles, flows away from the Sun and interacts with Uranus’ magnetic field to form what is called a planetary magnetosphere. In a new study, a duo of space physicists at [...]
Asteroid Day and the European Space Agency connected Europe and the world with astronauts, scientists and performers bringing a message of hope and support for those facing the global Coronavirus crisis.This online programme was broadcast sequentially in Dutch, German, Italian, French and English to inspire armchair explorers everywhere.This English broadcast featured Timothy Peake, Rusty Schweickart, Nicole Stott, Tom Jones, Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu and Anousheh Ansari
Gianluca Masi, Jan Wörner, Mayim Bialik, Murad Osmann, Alison Pill, Paulina Chávez, Angélique Kidjo, Grig Richters Moderator
Are China's moon missions a threat to the US? Space experts don't think so
U.S. fears that China could set up a moon base for spying do not line up with the country's statements about its space program, according to security experts.
Pictures from space! Our image of the day
Comet C/2019 Y4 Atlas is slowly brightening in the night sky as it gets ready to swing around the sun in a couple months.
Week in images: 23-27 March 2020
Week in images: 23-27 March 2020 Discover our week through the lens
Last stop before launch: Orion passes tests and returns to Kennedy Space Center
The Orion spacecraft that will fly on the Artemis 1 mission around the Moon has returned to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, after finishing space environment tests. The spacecraft, including ESA’s European Service Module, is now at its final destination before launch.
David Biello: A Journey Into Uncharted Territory
There's so much we've yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science Curator David Biello.