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Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light showA small solar storm is heading toward Earth, but don't expect a big light show. [...]

Why dangerous asteroids heading to Earth are so hard to detectEarth is often in the firing line of fragments of asteroids and comets, most of which burn up tens of kilometres above our heads. But occasionally, something larger gets through. [...]

Spacewalking astronauts swap out space station's batteries (Update)Changing batteries in orbit took some huffing and puffing and some intricate maneuvering by two spacewalkers Friday. But in the end, it went almost as smoothly as doing the chore back on Earth. [...]

Volunteers wanted to help unlock the secrets of the universeScientists are appealing for public help on one of the biggest astronomy projects of the next ten years. [...]

ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a nameThe platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing – and been given a name. [...]

Jupiter's unknown journey revealedThe giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700,000 years. Researchers found proof of this inc [...]

Matter-antimatter asymmetry in charmed quarksPhysicists have confirmed that matter and antimatter decay differently for elementary particles containing charmed quarks. The findings may also indicate new physics beyond the Standard Model, which d [...]

Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way's centerAt the center of our galaxy, where an enormous black hole blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while neighboring stars burst to life and explode. astronomers have discovered two [...]

Measuring impact of drought on groundwater resources from spaceA team of scientists has been using the latest space technology, combined with ground measurements, to assess the health of one of the nation's most important sources of underground water, a larg [...]

The rise and fall of Ziggy star formation and the rich dust from ancient starsResearchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models can't explain this m [...]

A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid’s surface. [...]

Four astronauts are preparing for their first spacewalks outside the International Space Station, scheduled for March 22, March 29 and April 8. [...]

Media accreditation now is open for the next SpaceX delivery of supplies, equipment and science investigations to the International Space Station. [...]

Three crew members have arrived safely at the International Space Station, following a successful launch and docking of their Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft Thursday. [...]

NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 1:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, March 19, to announce new science from the agency’s first mission to return to Earth an asteroid sample that may contain unaltered mate [...]