This tiny space rock might be the 1st physical evidence of a rare supernova

A space rock discovered more than two decades ago may be the first physical evidence of a rare type of powerful stellar explosion called a Type Ia supernova, according to a new study. In 1996, a researcher working in the Egyptian desert found a small pebble that scientists later determined was likely extraterrestrial in origin,…

Artificial gravity: Definition, future tech and research

Artificial gravity is the creation of an inertial force in a spacecraft, in order to emulate the force of gravity. This concept is often seen in but is not limited to science-fiction shows like “Star Trek”, and researchers are currently working on methods to create artificial gravity in space.  Not only would the creation of…

'Out There: Oceans of Time': Win a Sky-Watcher Cassegrain Telescope in this giveaway!

“Out There: Oceans of Time” is a space exploration game that puts you at the helm of an interstellar mission of discovery spanning a vast and vibrant cosmos.  To celebrate it’s launch on May 26, Space.com have teamed up with Modern Wolf to give away the telescope of your dreams. You’ll have to enter before…

'Night Sky' revealed: Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons on his strange sci-fi series on Prime Video (exclusive)

Ever dream of having your own private portal to a distant planet where you could kick back and watch shooting stars dance across an alien sunset? Amazon Prime Video‘s new sci-fi thriller, “Night Sky” delivers just such a fantastic destination in their latest puzzle-box offering that enters our orbit starting today (May 20) to join…

Why have aliens never visited Earth? Scientists have a disturbing answer

Why has humanity never been visited by aliens (that we know of)? The question has confounded scientists for decades, but two researchers have come up with a possible — and disturbing — explanation: Advanced civilizations could be doomed to either stagnate or die before they get the chance. The new hypothesis suggests that, as space-faring…

The 'doorway' seen on Mars is not for aliens. Here's how it really formed.

No, this is NOT a doorway for Martians. Although the internet erupted on Thursday after a photograph from NASA’s Curiosity rover appeared to show an “alien door,” experts are pretty sure it’s just a natural feature of the Martian landscape. “This is a very curious image,” British geologist Neil Hodgson, who has studied the geology…

On National Security | Drawing lessons from the first ‘commercial space war’

Throughout Russia’s invasion and offensive in Ukraine, some of the most compelling images of the war have come from satellites in space operated by private companies. The post On National Security | Drawing lessons from the first ‘commercial space war’ appeared first on .

Space Perspective raises $17 million

Space Perspective has raised an additional $17 million to further development of its stratospheric passenger balloon system that simulates one aspect of spaceflight. The post Space Perspective raises $17 million appeared first on .

Wild Apophis asteroid spacecraft concept would loft tiny, laser-driven probes for 2029 flyby

An early-stage mission concept could see laser-driven light-sail probes visit a notorious asteroid. The space rock Apophis, which poses no threat to Earth whatsoever for at least 100 years, will make a harmless but very close flyby of our Earth in 2029. Scientists have already figured out a way to visit Apophis after the flyby:  NASA’s…

Best drone deals: Top discounts from DJI, Parrot, Skydio and others

If you’re looking for the best drone deals on the market, you’ve come to the right place as we’ve rounded up all the best discounts and put them in this handy guide. Whether you’re looking for something cool to entertain the kids or you’re chasing a high-end bit of kit, we’ve included something to suit…

Boeing's Starliner to dock with space station Friday evening: Watch it live

Boeing’s Starliner capsule is scheduled to dock with the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time ever on Friday evening (May 20), and you can watch the milestone moment live. Starliner lifted off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Thursday evening (May 19), kicking off a crucial uncrewed mission to the ISS…

Watch SpinLaunch sling a payload high into the sky in epic test flight video

A new video gives us a dramatic look at the space startup SpinLaunch’s unique liftoff strategy. SpinLaunch plans to accelerate rockets to tremendous speeds on terra firma using a rotating arm and then fling them high into the sky, where they’ll light up their engines and power their way to orbit. This novel methodology will…

Encalife Atmosphere Smart Galaxy Star Projector review

Specifications Size: 16 x 7 x 16cm Bulb Type: LED and laser Rotation: Yes Sleep timer: Yes Speaker: No Projection Surface: Not specified  While there are many star projectors featured in our best star projectors buying guide, the Encalife Atmosphere Smart Galaxy Star Projector is one of the only models we’ve reviewed that has some…

NASA, Boeing hail Starliner launch success despite thruster glitch

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is officially on its way to the International Space Station (ISS) after 2.5 years of delays.  A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Thursday (May 19) at 6:54 p.m. EDT (2254 GMT), carrying Starliner aloft on an uncrewed mission called Orbital…

Chinese launch startup Orienspace raises $59.9 million in Series A round

Chinese launch vehicle developer Orienspace has raised $59.9 million in a Series A funding round, which the company says it will use for a first rocket launch and new engine development. The post Chinese launch startup Orienspace raises $59.9 million in Series A round appeared first on .

In photos: Boeing's Starliner OFT-2 test flight for NASA

Boeing Starliner capsule launches on critical NASA test flight to space station

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is finally on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). Starliner lifted off today (May 19) atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket. The duo rose off a pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station as planned at 6:54 p.m. EDT (2254 GMT), kicking off the crucial Orbital…

Atlas 5 launches Starliner on second uncrewed test flight

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station on a critical, long-delayed uncrewed test flight of the commercial crew vehicle. The post Atlas 5 launches Starliner on second uncrewed test flight appeared first on .

Telesat tests LEO broadband prototype in India

Telesat said May 18 it demonstrated high-speed connectivity in India last month using a four-year-old prototype satellite The post Telesat tests LEO broadband prototype in India appeared first on .

Inmarsat uses ships as stepping stones in mesh network trial

Inmarsat said May 19 it has successfully tested a mesh network that enables ships to switch from satellite to terrestrial connectivity by using other vessels as stepping stones to land-based signal towers. The post Inmarsat uses ships as stepping stones in mesh network trial appeared first on .