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Undersea anchors of ice that help prevent Antarctica's land ice from slipping into the ocean are shrinking at more than twice the rate compared with 50 years ago, research shows. More than a third of these frozen...
An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...

The longstanding mystery of Mars’ moons—and the mission that could solve it

The two small moons of Mars, Phobos (about 22km in diameter) and Deimos (about 13km in diameter), have been puzzling scientists for decades, with...

6 things to know about NASA’s asteroid-exploring Psyche mission

The first-ever mission to study a metal-rich asteroid, Psyche aims to help scientists learn more about the formation of rocky bodies in our solar...

NASA’s Lucy mission snaps its first views of Trojan asteroid targets

Some of the asteroids NASA's Lucy mission will visit are still more than 330 million miles (530 million kilometers) away from the spacecraft, which...

Why NASA’s new mission will study Earth’s water from space

Before the sun rises on Thursday, a rocket carrying the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite will blast off from Vandenberg Space Force Base...

NASA launches Lunar Flashlight; follow the mission in real time

NASA's Lunar Flashlight has communicated with mission controllers and confirmed it is healthy after launching Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2:38 a.m. EST (Saturday, Dec....

Space mission shows Earth’s water may be from asteroids

Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system, scientists said after analysing rare samples collected...

NASA explains the mission to bring samples of Mars soil, rock and atmosphere back to Earth

NASA's Mars Sample Return Mission aims to bring 30 samples of rock, soil and atmosphere now being collected by the Perseverance rover back to...

China plans to complete space station with latest mission

China is preparing to launch a new three-person mission to complete work on its permanent orbiting space station, the China Manned Space Agency said...

NASA moon mission set to break record in navigation signal test

As the Artemis missions journey to the moon and NASA plans for the long voyage to Mars, new navigation capabilities will be key to...

Our Mars rover mission was suspended because of the Ukraine war. What we’re hoping for next

Just a few months ago, we were confidently expecting to launch our rover, Rosalind Franklin, to Mars in September as part of the ExoMars...

China is building an asteroid deflection mission of its own, due for launch in 2025

There's an old joke that the dinosaurs are only extinct because they didn't develop a space agency. The implication, of course, is that unlike...

UAE to send astronaut on six-month ISS mission

The United Arab Emirates announced Friday it will send an astronaut on a six-month mission to space, as it seeks to become a major...

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