Save over $150 on the Panasonic Lumix G100 4K mirrorless camera

You can now snap up a whopping $152 off the Panasonic Lumix G100 4K mirrorless camera, which is brilliant for both image and video shooting, when you grab it on Amazon.  The $152 discount (opens in new tab) is a more than welcome one on a camera that we rate as one of the best…

Scrapped Mars 'fetch rover' may have a future on the moon

MILTON KEYNES, U.K. — The European aerospace giant Airbus has been testing its Mars Sample Fetch rover over the past few weeks in simulated Martian terrain in a quarry near London, hoping the technology, which is no longer ticketed for Mars, will get a second chance on a future moon mission. The rover was originally…

North Korea launches nuclear-capable missile into space over Japan: reports

North Korea just conducted one of its most provocative missile tests yet, according to media reports. The country sent a missile into space that flew over Japan Tuesday (Oct. 4), prompting South Korea and the United States to send fighter jets aloft in an exercise off the Korean coast, according to the The Washington Post…

After DART crash, asteroid Dimorphos sports a tail of debris thousands of miles long

A new stunning image shows that two days after NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos, the space rock had grown a tail of glowing debris extending thousands of miles.  The comet-like tail is made of dust and debris was blasted from the surface of Dimorphos, part of a double…

Hurricane Ian's Florida destruction seen from space (satellite photos)

Satellites have revealed the scale of destruction wreaked by Hurricane Ian over Florida last week, but their images also show glimpses of recovery as lights can be seen coming back on where power has already been restored after widespread outages.  Hurricane Ian rolled over Florida last week as a powerful Category 4 storm, causing severe…

Get a head start on your stargazing plans for 2023 during World Space Week

Autumn is quickly approaching, as evidentiary signs of the season appear as processions of neighbors’ overly enthusiastic fall lawn decorations and the addition of pumpkin spice to beverages at every major food chain. For stargazers and photographers, it means the coming end of another Milky Way season as the galactic center dips below the horizon…

Get a head start on your stargazing plans for 2023 during World Space Week

Autumn is quickly approaching, as evidentiary signs of the season appear as processions of neighbors’ overly enthusiastic fall lawn decorations and the addition of pumpkin spice to beverages at every major food chain. For stargazers and photographers, it means the coming end of another Milky Way season as the galactic center dips below the horizon…

Asteroid that killed the dinosaurs also triggered global tsunami

The asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago, wiping out three-quarters of the planet’s plant and animal life (most famously the dinosaurs), also triggered a worldwide tsunami with mile-high waves. A new study led by University of Michigan scientists reveals that this tsunami scoured the ocean floor and left geologic traces as far away…

Northrop Grumman names 'SS Sally Ride' cargo craft for first US woman in space

She set sail as a U.S. Navy research vessel, shipped out as postage stamp, entered circulation on the reverse of a coin and stood tall as a monument. Now, America’s first woman in space is set to return to Earth orbit as the namesake of a space station-bound cargo capsule (opens in new tab). Northrop…

Watch an Atlas V rocket launch 2 communications satellites on Tuesday

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket will launch two commercial communications satellites to orbit Tuesday (Oct. 4), and you can watch the liftoff live. A 196-foot-tall (60 meters) Atlas V topped with the SES-20 and SES-21 spacecraft is scheduled to lift off Tuesday at 5:36 p.m. EDT (2136 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Space…

IWC Schaffhausen creates wristwatches for private Polaris Dawn crew

When astronauts venture outside on the first commercial spacewalk next year, they will be able to mark the time they make history with a special set of wristwatches (opens in new tab). IWC Schaffhausen, the Swiss watch brand known for its luxury timepieces, has created and donated a series of four space-themed chronographs to support…

Blue Origin will return husband-and-wife passengers to suborbital space

The first husband-wife team to fly on Blue Origin will make a return to space. Sharon Hagle, founder of the non-profit SpaceKids Global, will fly to suborbital space alongside husband Marc during a future Blue Origin flight. (The timing for the New Shepard spacecraft flight has not been disclosed yet, amid an anomaly investigation during…

'Pale blue dot' planets like Earth may make up only 1% of potentially habitable worlds

Earth-like worlds with similar land-to-ocean ratios to our planet’s may be exceedingly rare. According to a new study, Earth-like planets with about 30% of their surface covered by exposed continental land may make up only 1% of rocky worlds in stars’ habitable zones, the areas around stars where liquid water can exist on a planet’s…

SpaceX to upgrade Cape Canaveral pad for crew and cargo missions

As SpaceX prepares to launch a new crew to the International Space Station from one pad at the Kennedy Space Center, it is starting work to upgrade another pad at Cape Canaveral as a backup. The post SpaceX to upgrade Cape Canaveral pad for crew and cargo missions appeared first on .

SpaceX still on track to launch Crew-5 astronaut mission for NASA Wednesday

SpaceX’s Crew-5 astronaut mission is still on target to launch Wednesday (Oct. 5), though there are a few caveats. NASA and SpaceX teams held a launch readiness review (LRR) today for Crew-5, which is scheduled to lift off from Pad 39A at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on Wednesday at noon EDT (1600 GMT).  That…

Redwire back on acquisition trail with deal for QinetiQ Space

British defense firm Qinetiq is selling its Belgian commercial satellite systems division to Redwire, a U.S.-based consolidator of space infrastructure. The post Redwire back on acquisition trail with deal for QinetiQ Space appeared first on .

EnerStar Solutions announces third Starlink enterprise reseller deal

Canada-based EnerStar Solutions, a rental company for the energy sector, said Oct. 3 it has reached a deal to add SpaceX’s Starlink broadband to the services it provides industrial workers. The post EnerStar Solutions announces third Starlink enterprise reseller deal appeared first on .

SpaceX rolls rocket to pad ahead of Crew-5 astronaut launch (photos)

The hardware that will fly SpaceX’s next astronaut mission for NASA is poised and ready for liftoff. The Crew-5 mission is scheduled to launch at noon EDT (1600 GMT) on Wednesday (Oct. 5) from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, and team members have been checking off boxes in the leadup.…

Watch live: SpaceX's Crew-5 readies for International Space Station launch

The next commercial crew is on its way to space, and you can watch all the action live.  A SpaceX Crew Dragon will send four people to the International Space Station (ISS), including the first Native American woman in space and the first Russian cosmonaut to take a seat on a commercial spacecraft. Crew-5 is…

Best space books for 2022

There are plenty of great books out there about space — so many, in fact, that it can feel a little overwhelming to figure out where to start, whether searching for a perfect gift or your next engrossing read. So the editors and writers at Space.com have put together a list of their favorite books…