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Everybody's flying to the moon.

NASA/ReutersThe Trump Administration is but a few weeks old, but already a massive change is occurring in the future course of space exploration. NASA is weighing in, but a lot of the change is being driven by the private sector, some eager to be part of a return to the moon, which had been off the table during the previous ...

- Business Insider - US

Feast your eyes on NASA's stunning 'farewell to Pluto' photo.

NASA just released a new photo of everyone's favorite dwarf planet, and it's something to behold. Taken from 120,000 miles behind Pluto by NASA's New Horizons, the shot perfectly captures Pluto's blue haze. SEE ALSO: NASA may put astronauts on the first flight of its new mega-rocket The photo's the result of six ...

- Mashable! - US

NASA parallel tallying centre ruse by clear losers - DP Ruto.

BARINGO, Kenya, Mar 25 - Deputy President William Ruto has said Opposition leaders have sensed defeat and were looking for shortcuts to declare themselves winners during the August General Election. Ruto said by planning to establish a parallel tallying centre during the election was a clear indication that Opposition ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space.

Found: one enormous rogue black hole. Also, news from NASA, SpaceX and the 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. The post A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space appeared first on ExtremeTech.

- ExtremeTech - US

News24.com | Stellenbosch University and CubeSpace to launch nanosatellite.

Stellenbosch University and CubeSpace are expected to launch a nanosatellite to the International Space Station.

- News24.com - ZA

Crumbling Comet? The Great Debate About Whether Rosetta Rock 67P is Breaking Apart.

It is almost six months since the Rosetta spacecraft completed its operations at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimanko. The landing may have marked the end of data collection from the comet – but not the end of news about 67P.

- Space.com - US

Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station.

Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle maintenance chores, NASA TVshowed.

- VentureBeat - US

Prepare to go home in August, Raila tells Jubilee.

Nasa is campaigning at the Coast today and tomorrow as hunt for votes in the region heightens.

- Daily Nation - KE

'Life' is an alien horror movie that riffs on some eerily plausible science.

Warning: Some spoilers for "Life" are ahead if you haven't seen the movie. "Life" is a space horror movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, and more. The plot is about a Mars sample return mission gone terribly wrong. The film's creators worked with real scientists to make it more believable. NASA ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

NASA Sees System 91P Coming Together East of Queensland.

The area of tropical low pressure designated System 91P appears to be organizing in NASA satellite imagery on March 24. Visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that the tropical low is consolidating and strengthening in the Coral Sea, South Pacific Ocean.On March 24, 2017, the Visible Infrared Imaging ...

- ENN - US

NASA Examines Peru's Deadly Rainfall.

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM constellation of satellites provide data on precipitation rates and totals. Recently the GPM core observatory measured the heavy rainfall that caused extensive flooding and loss of life in Peru.Extreme flooding and frequent landslides that occurred in March have forced ...

- ENN - US

Astronauts carry out first of three spacewalks

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet spent six-and-a-half hours outside the space station performing maintenance and other tasks

- CBS NEWS - US

Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle maintenance chores, NASA TV showed.

- Reuters - US

NASA Selects Mission to Study Churning Chaos in our Milky Way and Beyond

NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars.

- NASA - US

Sounds of the Solar System: Podcast Eavesdrops on Planets

A new episode of the podcast series "Twenty Thousand Hertz" asked NASA scientists what it would sound like on other planets and worlds in Earth's solar system.

- Space.com - US

'Life' Imitating Life Off Earth: Space Station History 'Easter Eggs' in Sci-fi Thriller

In space, everyone can see your homages. "Life," Sony Pictures' science fiction thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds, has been described as "Alien" set on board the International Space Station.

- Space.com - US

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Space Station to Dock with Commercial Spaceships

Two astronauts wandered outside the confines of the International Space Station today , embarking on the first of three spacewalks scheduled to take place over the next few weeks.

- Space.com - US

Setting Deadlines for Outside Counsel

Einstein showed us that time is relative. For example, an astronaut on a rocketship will age slower than a pedestrian standing on Earth. Don't bother trying to figure it out, it's in the math. Attorneys show us that time also expands. For example, a lawyer takes more time without......

- FindLaw - US

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

Spacewalking astronauts have prepped the International Space Station for a new parking spot

- Yahoo! News - US

Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, March 25 — Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station yesterday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Reuters Video: Astronauts go on spacewalk outside ISS

Nasa's Shane Kimbrough and ESA's Thomas Pesquet head outside the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk. — Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Juno spacecraft set for fifth Jupiter flyby

NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March 27, at 1:52 a.m. PDT .

- PhysOrg - NL

'Life' is an alien horror movie that riffs on some eerily plausible science

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Warning: Some spoilers for "Life" are ahead if you haven't seen the movie. "Life" is a space horror movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds, Rebecca Ferguson, and more. The plot is about a Mars sample return mission gone terribly wrong. The film's creators worked with real scientists ...

- Business Insider - US

Surprises on Mars have lead to unexpectedly severe damage to Curiosity's wheels

Reuters/NASA/JPLMARCH 24, 2017 —It's not easy off-roading on an alien planet. Harsh conditions abound, and you can't call AAA if you get a flat. NASA's car-sized Curiosity rover continues to experience exactly these challenges. A routine inspection on March 19 uncovered two breaks in the raised ribs that reinforce the ...

- Business Insider - US

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk on Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.

- Stuff - NZ

New Zealand quake to inspire new hazard models

A team of NASA scientists and New Zealand researchers are using last year's 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake to improve hazard models in the nation's South Island.

- UPI - US

Spacewalk a success for French, US astronauts

A French and an American astronaut floated outside the International Space Station Friday on a successful spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting outpost for the arrival of future space crews.

- PhysOrg - NL

ISS astronauts complete hours-long spacewalk

A US and a French astronaut spent over six hours outside the International Space Station , preparing the outpost for the upcoming "space taxis." Both SpaceX and Boeing are developing the new type of spaceship.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

What can NASA do to save Curiosity's wheels?

Surprises on Mars have led to unexpectedly severe damage to Curiosity's wheels, once again forcing NASA to do more with less.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

British kid finds NASA mistake: when too many cooks don't spoil anything

Seventeen-year-old Miles thinks helping NASA fix their sensor was 'pretty cool.' Can amateurs really contribute to the advancement of science?

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Raw: Astronauts prep ISS for new parking spot

Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules.         

- USA TODAY - US

The surprising discovery of a new class of pulsating X-ray stars

A surprising new class of X-ray pulsating variable stars has been discovered by a team of American and Canadian astronomers led by Villanova University's Scott Engle and Edward Guinan. Part of the Villanova Secret Lives of Cepheids program, the new X-ray observations, obtained by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ...

- PhysOrg - NL

OSIRIS-REx asteroid search tests instruments, science team

During an almost two-week search, NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission team activated the spacecraft's MapCam imager and scanned part of the surrounding space for elusive Earth-Trojan asteroids—objects that scientists believe may exist in one of the stable regions that co-orbits the sun with Earth. Although no Earth-Trojans were ...

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA sees System 91P coming together east of Queensland

The area of tropical low pressure designated System 91P appears to be organizing in NASA satellite imagery on March 24. Visible imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed that the tropical low is consolidating and strengthening in the Coral Sea, South Pacific Ocean.

- PhysOrg - NL

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Caleb's heaviest rainfall

Tropical cyclone Caleb formed on March 23 in the South Indian Ocean southwest of the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. The GPM core observatory satellite had a fairly good view of the newly formed tropical cyclone when it flew overhead and analyzed its rainfall and found the heaviest precipitation was affected by westerly ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Nasa leaders deny divisions, demand credible poll

Claims of infighting are Jubilee propaganda, say co-principals.

- Daily Nation - KE

Jubilee, NASA trade barbs in Friday campaigns

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 - Jubilee Party and CORD leaders on Friday held political rallies in various parts of the country as they intensified the hunt for votes ahead of the August General Election. Deputy President William Ruto was in Kihoto Grounds in Naivasha where he urged residents to vote for the Jubilee ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Spacewalk astronauts prepare International Space Station for new parking spot

Astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for a new parking spot.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Alan Bean, the fourth astronaut to walk on the moon, has a theory on why aliens haven't paid us a visit

The 85-year-old astronaut resigned from Nasa in 1981 to devote his time to painting.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

A British teenager pointed out a major error in the data NASA collects from the ISS

NASAA British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space Station , earning him thanks from the US space agency. Miles Soloman, a 17-year-old student from Tapton School in Sheffield, was working on the TimPix project, which lets school students in ...

- Business Insider - US

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

Spacewalking astronauts prepped the International Space Station on Friday for a new parking spot reserved for commercial crew capsules.

- Newsday - US

Sea Ice Extent Sinks To Record Lows At Both Poles

According to NASA, Arctic sea ice appears to have reached on March 7 a record low wintertime maximum extent. On the opposite side of the planet, Antartica ice hit its lowest extent ever recorded by satellites on March 3 at the end of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Science Daily reports: Total polar sea ice covered 6.26 ...

- Slashdot - US

Image of the Day

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is taking a spacewalk with Shane Kimbrough today, will be adding lubricant to the Latching End Effector, the "hand" at the end of the Space Station Remote Manipulator System, otherwise known as Dextre.

- Space.com - US

Europe's Jupiter Explorer Mission Moves to Prototype Production

The European Space Agency completed the preliminary design review for the Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer, giving a go-ahead to prime contractor Airbus and its partners to start building a prototype spacecraft to test systems for the mission known as Juice.

- Space.com - US

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station for New Parking Spot

Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot. NASA's Shane Kimbrough and France's Thomas Pesquet emerged early from the orbiting complex, then went their separate ways to accomplish as much as possible 250 miles up. "We are ready to get to work," Mission ...

- Voice of America - US

The campaign tracker today: 24-03-2017

President Kenyatta takes Jubilee campaigns to Nakuru while the Nasa team drums up support in Nairobi.

- Daily Nation - KE

First of three station spacewalks underway

Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet are working outside the space station today to perform maintenance and inspections

- CBS NEWS - US

Why the Alien From Life Should Actually Scare You

Daniel Espinosa's highly anticipated sci-fi thriller, Life, isn't just 2017's answer to Alien—it's much scarier. Unlike most movies in the genre, Life is terrifying because it taps into legitimate concerns about contaminating Earth that even NASA, ESA, and other space agencies haven't entirely figured out—the fear…

- Gizmodo - US

Check out France as seen from space

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is doing a spacewalk on Friday. Take a look at some of his best snaps of France from his trip so far.

- The Local - INT

Spacewalking astronauts prep station for new parking spot

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. " Astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot.NASA's Shane Kimbrough and France's Thomas Pesquet floated out the hatch...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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