Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can move the Earth

— Archimedes 200 BC

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SpaceX's 'Starship' Prototype Coming Together in Florida (Photos)

Space.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:58pm
Deep in the heart of the Florida Space Coast's industrial area, a Mars-colonizing spaceship is being built.
Categories: Astronomy

Uranus’ Rings are Surprisingly Bright in Thermal Emissions

Universe Today - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:38pm

New observations by ALMA and the VLT provide the most-detailed look yet at Uranus' system of rings, revealing things about their temperature and particle distribution

The post Uranus’ Rings are Surprisingly Bright in Thermal Emissions appeared first on Universe Today.

Categories: Astronomy

NASA Contractors Support Artemis Cost Estimate

Space.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:16pm
Companies involved in NASA’s exploration program agree with a recent estimate that landing humans on the moon by 2024 will require an additional $20 billion to $30 billion for the agency.
Categories: Astronomy

Fresh-Baked Cookies Will Add an Aroma of Home to the International Space Station

Space.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:07pm
A sweet, sweet orbital milestone will soon be on its way to the International Space Station.
Categories: Astronomy

Strawberry Moon over the Temple of Poseidon

APOD - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:00pm

Did you see the full moon last night?


Categories: Astronomy, NASA

Exploring the Solar System: Mission Updates

Most recent SkyandTelescope.com stories - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:48pm

Space agencies have selected two solar missions and a “comet interceptor” for development and launch.

The post Exploring the Solar System: Mission Updates appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

Categories: Astronomy

Unique chance to confirm methane spikes – and perhaps life – on Mars

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:28pm
NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a brief burp of methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because satellites were monitoring the same region
Categories: Astronomy

Unique chance to confirm methane spikes – and perhaps life – on Mars

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:28pm
NASA’s Curiosity rover has detected a brief burp of methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because satellites were monitoring the same region
Categories: Astronomy

Unique chance to confirm there is methane – and perhaps life – on Mars

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:28pm
NASA’s Curiosity Rover has detected methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because gas-measuring satellites were monitoring the same region
Categories: Astronomy

Unique chance to confirm there is methane – and perhaps life – on Mars

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:28pm
NASA’s Curiosity Rover has detected methane on Mars, and we may be able to confirm the signal because gas-measuring satellites were monitoring the same region
Categories: Astronomy

More Mars Methane: Curiosity Rover Spots Biggest Surge Yet

Space.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:09pm
NASA's Curiosity rover has sniffed out another spike of the potentially life-indicating gas methane, and this one is the biggest yet.
Categories: Astronomy

Space Station Astronauts Return to Earth Tonight: Watch It Live!

Space.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:16pm
Three Expedition 59 crewmembers are returning to Earth today (June 24) after spending more than six months at the International Space Station.
Categories: Astronomy

Mars Rover Detects "Excitingly Huge" Methane Spike

Space - SciAm - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:15pm
NASA’s Curiosity rover reports the highest-ever reading of the gas at the planet’s surface

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Categories: Astronomy

NASA's New Salmon-Colored 'Green' Fuel Is a Much Safer Propellant

Space.com - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:00pm
SpaceX's next Falcon Heavy launch will carry a satellite designed to test a new type of rocket fuel, the first ever "green" propellant in space. Only it's not so green.
Categories: Astronomy

Gut bacteria might influence how our brains develop as children

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:47am
Two-year-olds with higher abundances of two particular gut microbes have more activity in brain regions associated with attention and language acquisition
Categories: Astronomy

Gut bacteria might influence how our brains develop as children

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:47am
Two-year-olds with higher abundances of two particular gut microbes have more activity in brain regions associated with attention and language acquisition
Categories: Astronomy

Mars meteorite assault stopped 500 million years earlier than thought

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00am
The Late Heavy Bombardment may have stopped on Mars 4.48 billion years ago, allowing it to become more favourable to life earlier than previously suggested
Categories: Astronomy

Mars meteorite assault stopped 500 million years earlier than thought

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00am
The Late Heavy Bombardment may have stopped on Mars 4.48 billion years ago, allowing it to become more favourable to life earlier than previously suggested
Categories: Astronomy

Can your gut bacteria really make you a better runner?

New Scientist Space - Cosmology - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00am
A new study opens the door to probiotics that boost physical performance, but whether they will work in humans is far from proven
Categories: Astronomy

Can your gut bacteria really make you a better runner?

New Scientist Space - Space Headlines - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:00am
A new study opens the door to probiotics that boost physical performance, but whether they will work in humans is far from proven
Categories: Astronomy