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International Space Station
International Space Station


NASA Expands Commercial Space Program

On the heels of awarding groundbreaking contracts to U.S. commercial space companies to ferry American astronauts to the International Space Station, NASA has released a request for proposals (RFP) for the next round of contracts for private-sector companies to deliver experiments and supplies to the orbiting laboratory. Under the Commercial Resupply Services 2 RFP, NASA […]

International Space Station
International Space Station


New Crew Launches To Space Station To Continue Scientific Research

Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:25 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 25 (2:25 a.m. on Sept. 26 in Baikonur). The Soyuz capsule carrying Barry “Butch” Wilmore of NASA and Soyuz Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and […]

An artist's rendition of Rosetta probe during a flyby. Credit: ESA/C.Carreau
An artist's rendition of Rosetta probe during a flyby. Credit: ESA/C.Carreau


ESA Prepares For First Ever In Situ Analysis Of A Comet

(CORDIS) — On 6 August, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ‘Rosetta’ became the first ever spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet. Since then, she has been whizzing through space alongside Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko as her team prepares to make contact. Now, the ESA has announced the site on which Rosetta’s lander, known as ‘Philae’, aims to […]

This is a life restoration of Ziapelta sanjuanensis, a new species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs that was discovered in New Mexico. Credit: Sydney Mohr
This is a life restoration of Ziapelta sanjuanensis, a new species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs that was discovered in New Mexico. Credit: Sydney Mohr


New Dinosaur From New Mexico Has Relatives In Alberta

A newly discovered armoured dinosaur from New Mexico has close ties to the dinosaurs of Alberta, say University of Alberta paleontologists involved in the research. From 76 to 66 million years ago, Alberta was home to at least five species of ankylosaurid dinosaurs, the group that includes club-tailed giants like Ankylosaurus. But fewer ankylosaurids are […]

Uranus and Neptune as seen from NASA's Voyager mission. Image credit NASA.
Uranus and Neptune as seen from NASA's Voyager mission. Image credit NASA.


Origin Of Uranus And Neptune Elucidated?

A team of French-American researchers led by the UTINAM Institute (CNRS/Université de Franche-Comté)1 has just proposed a solution to the problematic chemical composition of Uranus and Neptune, thus providing clues for understanding their formation. The researchers focused on the positioning of these two outermost planets of the Solar System, and propose a new model explaining […]