A supernova that exploded close to our newly forming sun could have destroyed what became our solar system — if it weren’t for a shield of molecular gas.
Astronomers will be able to figure out what kind of stars interstellar objects such as ‘Oumuamua come from, and therefore something about their compositions, based on their velocity as they enter our solar system, new research suggests.
WASHINGTON — True Anomaly, a startup based in Denver, opened a manufacturing facility where it plans to produce small satellites designed for surveillance and reconnaissance of objects in space.
WASHINGTON — A Japanese company developing a constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging satellites is the latest to turn to Rocket Lab after the bankruptcy of rival launch company Virgin Orbit.
WASHINGTON — Poland has become the second European Space Agency member state to reach an agreement to fly an astronaut on a private mission to the International Space Station.
WASHINGTON — Sierra Space and Redwire are partnering on a biotech experiment platform that will be installed on a Sierra Space commercial space station module in what the companies call a first-of-its-kind arrangement.
James Webb Space Telescope reveals active supermassive black holes were surprisingly rare in early universe
Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers discovered that when our 13.8-billion-year-old universe was between 4 billion and 6 billion years old, it housed fewer feeding supermassive black holes than previously suspected.
New research suggests that a settlement on Mars could get up and running with far fewer settlers than previously predicted. The study also looked at what personality types are best adapted to long-term stays on the Red Planet.
DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is seeking rapid develop of technologies to support the foundation for an integrated lunar infrastructure.
In a recent interview with the CNBC Manifest Space podcast, Jared Isaacman said preparations were continuing for Polaris Dawn, the first of three missions of his Polaris program announced in early 2022. That mission will fly Isaacman and three others on a Crew Dragon spacecraft that will spend several days in low Earth orbit.
The European Space Agency said Aug. 22 that it was informed 12 days earlier by the U.S. Space Force’s 18th Space Defense Squadron, responsible for space domain awareness activities, that it had identified several pieces of debris in the vicinity of a larger payload adapter called Vespa that has been in low Earth orbit since a Vega launch a decade ago.
The Chandrayaan-3 mission lander touched in the vicinity of the lunar South Pole region at 8:32 a.m. Eastern (1232 UTC) Aug. 23 after a 19-minute powered descent from lunar orbit.
CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA — Getting a peek inside their ride to the moon was a profound moment for the astronauts of NASA’s Artemis 2 mission.