Space News 2018 – Latest Space and Astronomy News


  • Here's What Earth Looks Like When You're Heading to the Sun

    Here’s What Earth Looks Like When You’re Heading to the Sun

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will never return to Earth — but it can still look back on where it came from.

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  • Best Space Books and Sci-Fi for the 2018 Holiday Season

    Best Space Books and Sci-Fi for the 2018 Holiday Season

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    Space.com’s editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.

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  • NASA's Chandra Space Telescope Is Back in Action After Gyroscope Fix

    NASA’s Chandra Space Telescope Is Back in Action After Gyroscope Fix

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has bounced back from the glitch that knocked it offline two weeks ago.

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  • Picture Purrrrrfect! NASA Snaps Incredible Photo of Cat's Paw Nebula

    Picture Purrrrrfect! NASA Snaps Incredible Photo of Cat’s Paw Nebula

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    We all “knead” more space photos in our lives, so here’s a stunning one from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope of a region of the Milky Way that scientists call the Cat’s Paw Nebula.

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  • Ask a Spaceman: The Quirks of Quark Star Physics

    Ask a Spaceman: The Quirks of Quark Star Physics

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    Can a quark star exist? It’s an open question in the astronomy community, but there appears to be an argument for quark stars if we examine the physics of dying stars in more detail, argues astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter.

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  • This Incredible Blinking Star Is the Youngest Pulsar We've Ever Seen

    This Incredible Blinking Star Is the Youngest Pulsar We’ve Ever Seen

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    More than 2 million mph (1 million meters per second) — that’s how incredibly fast some stuff in space is moving, according to new research using the Chandra X-Ray Observatory.

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  • NASA's Ailing Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Is Offline Again

    NASA’s Ailing Planet-Hunting Kepler Telescope Is Offline Again

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    NASA’s long-suffering Kepler Space Telescope returned to sleep mode just a few days after its most recent observing campaign began, the agency said in a statement released yesterday (Oct. 23).

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  • 2018 Full Moon Calendar

    2018 Full Moon Calendar

    October 24, 2018 | Reference

    The full moon happens once a month. Find out when.

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  • Want to See Uranus? A Full Moon Lights the Way

    Want to See Uranus? A Full Moon Lights the Way

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    Uranus reached opposition on Oct. 23, and if you want to observe the frigid planet this week, look toward the full moon.

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  • 'Gene Kranz Day' Honors Flight Director, Funds Mission Control Revival

    ‘Gene Kranz Day’ Honors Flight Director, Funds Mission Control Revival

    October 24, 2018 | Article

    A NASA legend who led the team that landed humans on the moon was saluted in Houston for his current role preserving the site where the Apollo 11 mission was managed.

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