Category: Space

Astronomy Student Silhouetted by Milky Way, Jupiter in Stunning Photo

An astrophotography student stands before the Milky Way galaxy and the bright planet Jupiter during an astrophotography workshop in Campinho, Portugal, on May 5, 2019.  Miguel Claro is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night sky. As a European Southern Observatory photo ambassador, a member of The […]

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US Is Leading World in Space, VP Mike Pence Says

WASHINGTON — The United States is leading the world in space exploration once more but is still willing to work with “like-minded” countries to expand humanity’s reach throughout the cosmos, Vice President Mike Pence told an international crowd today (Oct. 21).  Speaking at the 70th International Astronautical Congress here, Pence said NASA’s push to send […]

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VP Pence Speech Met by Protests at IAC 2019 Space Conference

WASHINGTON. — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence spoke today (Oct. 21) to kick off a prestigious international space conference, but not everyone in attendance was pleased to see him. Attendees concerned about his presence drafted an open letter calling on conference organizers to disinvite Pence because of his political and social views. More than 200 […]

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The Space.com Community Is Back!

Hey, space fans! After 10 long years, we’re excited to reopen our hailing frequencies to say this: The Space.com Forums are back! We’ve been in cryosleep for a while, so do excuse our space dust. But we’re excited to relaunch our forums as a meeting place where you can discuss the latest discoveries and missions […]

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Space Companies Are Investing Big in 5G Technology

Space companies worldwide want to bring more data to your devices, faster than ever before. Entities ranging from SpaceX to Amazon are launching (or may launch soon) huge numbers of new satellites that can carry the extra bandwidth. And cellular network providers around the world are upgrading their equipment on the ground to meet the […]

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The 15 Weirdest Galaxies in Our Universe

The universe contains somewhere in the ballpark of 100 billion and 200 billion galaxies. With numbers that large, you can bet that there are some real weirdos out there. Out beyond our Milky Way, there are galaxies shaped like jellyfish, galaxies that consume other galaxies, and galaxies that seem to lack the dark matter that […]

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