Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

— Arthur C. Clarke's Third Law

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A Mercury Transit Music Video from SDO

APOD - 23 min 51 sec ago

What's that small black dot moving across the Sun?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Pluto at Night

APOD - 23 min 51 sec ago

The night side of Pluto spans


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

All Female Spacewalk Repairs Space Station

APOD - 23 min 51 sec ago

The failed unit was beyond the reach of the robotic


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Interstellar Interloper 2I/Borisov

APOD - 23 min 51 sec ago

After the 2017 detecton of 1I/'Oumuamua,


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Moons of Saturn

APOD - 23 min 51 sec ago

On July 29, 2011 the Cassini spacecraft's


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

BHB2007: A Baby Binary Star in Formation

APOD - 23 min 51 sec ago

How do binary stars form?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Night Sky Reflections from the Worlds Largest Mirror

APOD - 23 min 51 sec ago

What's being reflected in the world's largest mirror?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

The Black Knight Satellite: A Hodgepodge of Alien Conspiracy Theories

Space.com - 2 hours 13 min ago
Some think it could be an extraterrestrial spacecraft — but is it?
Categories: Astronomy

Virgin Galactic Powers Up New SpaceShipTwo Vehicle (Video)

Space.com - 5 hours 6 min ago
The Spaceship Co., Virgin Galactic's manufacturing subsidiary, recently wrapped up a landmark "Power On" test of the third SpaceShipTwo vehicle, which is being assembled in Mojave, California.
Categories: Astronomy

Meet NASA's New Leader of Human Spaceflight Operations

Space.com - 6 hours 6 min ago
Agency chief Jim Bridenstine announced last week that Douglas Loverro has been named the agency’s new associate administrator for its Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
Categories: Astronomy

We Could Go to Venus with Today's Technology, Scientists Say

Space.com - 6 hours 23 min ago
We could go to Venus tomorrow with the technology we have today, urged a NASA scientific advisory group, and the group's members would like to get a mission off the ground as soon as possible.
Categories: Astronomy

'Whoa, It Worked': Elon Musk Tweets Via SpaceX's Starlink Satellites

Space.com - 7 hours 9 min ago
SpaceX's Starlink internet-satellite constellation is already providing some service, according to Elon Musk.
Categories: Astronomy

NASA Scientists Eye Long-Standing Moon Mysteries in Lunar Return

Space.com - 7 hours 51 min ago
NASA's scientists are thrilled by the prospect of getting back to the moon, where they hope to solve a host of mysteries about Earth, our closest companion and the rest of the solar system.
Categories: Astronomy

IBM says Google may not have reached quantum supremacy after all

A leaked paper from Google claimed to have made a quantum computing breakthrough, but new research from IBM says those claims don’t seem to hold up
Categories: Astronomy

IBM says Google may not have reached quantum supremacy after all

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - 8 hours 18 min ago
A leaked paper from Google claimed to have made a quantum computing breakthrough, but new research from IBM says those claims don’t seem to hold up
Categories: Astronomy

Here's How to Become a Space Archaeologist

Space.com - 8 hours 23 min ago
In her new book, "Dr Space Junk vs the Universe," Alice Gorman explores an archaeological perspective on spaceflight. But how does one become a space archaeologist in the first place?
Categories: Astronomy

Where Do Satellites Go to Die? Dr Space Junk Explains It All.

Space.com - 8 hours 23 min ago
One person's space trash is another's space treasure — and that's definitely true for Alice Gorman, an archaeologist specializing in the detritus of spaceflight.
Categories: Astronomy

Going fully organic would raise greenhouse gas emissions

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - 9 hours 23 min ago
Food yields would nearly halve if all farms in England and Wales went organic, meaning more land would have to be turned over to agriculture elsewhere
Categories: Astronomy

Going fully organic would raise greenhouse gas emissions

Food yields would nearly halve if all farms in England and Wales went organic, meaning more land would have to be turned over to agriculture elsewhere
Categories: Astronomy

Blue Origin assembles space industry dream team to build moon lander

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - 10 hours 4 min ago
Jeff Bezos’ space flight company Blue Origin has announced three established companies from the space industry as partners for its 2024 lunar lander Blue Moon
Categories: Astronomy