Space and Time

Feel the Rumble! RS-25 Engine Test on This Week @NASA – January 19, 2018
Firing the engine that will power humans to deep space, testing a potential source of power for future exploration, and practicing water recovery of the Orion spacecraft – a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week ...
Deadly solar flares may have helped seed life on Mars and beyond High-energy particles that can strip away planetary atmospheres and cause biological damage might also forge the complex organic molecules that give rise to life
Week In Images
Our week through the lens: 15-19 January 2018
Teacher Workshops
Primary and secondary school teachers from ESA Member and Associate States are invited to apply to robotics and automation workshops
Earth from Space
In this week's edition, discover Brazil’s Marajó island with Sentinel-2
NASA Announces Updated Crew Assignments for Space Station Missions
NASA is announcing an addition to the NASA lineup for upcoming launches, and making changes to some assignments for International Space Station missions in 2018.
Some exoplanets orbiting red giant stars may just be a mirage Red giant stars may be tricking us into thinking they have planets when they don’t. Instead, sunspots or atmospheric ripples might be distorting their light
NASA may finally have a new boss after a year-long wait Trump’s pick to head NASA may soon be confirmed. The US President has said he wants the space agency to focus on a mission to the moon
News story: UK-France space co-operation at Sandhurst Summit
The statement focuses on projects for climate action, Mars exploration, space applications and Europe’s space programme.
Since the signature of the Brize Norton framework arrangement on 31 January 2014, French-UK space co-operation has achieved many things, notably in the fields ...
2017 Takes Second Place for Hottest Year
Earth's surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since since 1880, when global estimates first become feasible, NASA scientists found. News release:
Global temperatures in 2017 were second only to 2016, which still holds the record for the ...
Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.
Webb Space Telescope Update on This Week @NASA – January 12, 2018
The James Webb Space Telescope’s cryogenic vacuum testing at our Johnson Space Center verified it’s ready for the cold, harsh environment of space, and its mission to uncover a part of the universe we have not seen. From distant worlds ...
Flight Through Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared Light
By combining the visible and infrared capabilities of the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, astronomers and visualization specialists from NASA’s Universe of Learning program have created a spectacular, three-dimensional, fly-through movie of the magnificent Orion nebula, a nearby stellar nursery. ...
ScienceCasts: The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
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On August 21, 2017, a continent-spanning wave of instruments from home-made pinhole cameras to the most sophisticated telescopes in operation today will be trained on the Eclipse Across America.