No, NASA Hasn’t Found Alien Life – Space.com

No, NASA Hasn’t Found Alien Life – Space.com

NASA is not preparing to drop an alien-life bombshell, despite what you may have heard. Last week, the hacking group Anonymous posted a video on YouTube suggesting that the space agency is about to announce the discovery of life beyond Earth. The video has made a big splash online — so big […]

SpaceX launches and lands second Falcon 9 rocket in two days – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX launches and lands second Falcon 9 rocket in two days – Spaceflight Now

The Falcon 9 rocket accelerates downrange south from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after Sunday’s liftoff with 10 Iridium Next satellites. Credit: SpaceX Two days after launching a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, SpaceX sent another mission into orbit Sunday from California’s Central Coast with 10 new satellites for Iridium’s voice and data relay […]

Something big is warping the outer solar system – Futurity: Research News

Something big is warping the outer solar system – Futurity: Research News

You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. The plane of our solar system is warped in the outer reaches of the Kuiper Belt, suggesting the presence of an unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planetary object far beyond Pluto—but much closer than Planet Nine. An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the […]

The Great Barrier Reef is literally a treasure. It’s worth $42 billion. – Washington Post

A tourist snorkels above coral in the lagoon located on Lady Elliot Island on the Great Barrier Reef, northeast of Bundaberg in Queensland, Australia. (David Gray/Reuters) Some might argue that Australia’s beloved Great Barrier Reef is a priceless natural wonder, but economists have just placed a number on its monetary value. Accounting for factors like the […]

Falcon 9 rocket launching Sunday sports fin upgrade – Spaceflight Now

Falcon 9 rocket launching Sunday sports fin upgrade – Spaceflight Now

The new grid fins, seen here in black, will aid in the recovery and reuse of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket boosters. Credit: SpaceX Redesigned titanium steering fins will fly aboard a Falcon 9 rocket launching Sunday from California, part of upgrades SpaceX says will ease the reuse of future boosters. The Falcon 9 rocket is […]

Forget Planet 9—there’s Evidence of a Tenth Planet Lurking at the Edge of the Solar System – Newsweek

Forget Planet 9—there’s Evidence of a Tenth Planet Lurking at the Edge of the Solar System – Newsweek

A Mars-sized planet appears to be lurking at the edge of the solar system, scientists have announced. The “planetary mass object” seems to be disrupting the orbits of other, smaller rocky bodies within the Kuiper Belt—a disc-shaped region of icy bodies beyond Neptune that encircles the whole solar system and extends around 2.3 billion miles. […]

SpaceX Set for Second Falcon 9 Launch in Three Days – Space.com

One day after putting Bulgaria’s first communications satellite into orbit, SpaceX is preparing for a Falcon 9 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California tomorrow (June 25). The rocket will deliver a second batch of next-generation spacecraft for the company Iridium Communications. Liftoff of SpaceX’s ninth mission this year is scheduled […]