Wide range of applications for ESA’s astronaut selection
Aspiring astronauts from across Europe are awaiting the next step in ESA’s astronaut selection, following the 18 June closure of the Agency’s first application period in 11 years.
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of June 7, 2021
The week of June 7, crew members conducted scientific investigations aboard the ISS that included studies of kidney stone formation, how gravity affects oral bacteria, and accelerated aging in space.
Space Station Science Highlights: Week of June 14, 2021
Scientific investigations conducted aboard the International Space Station the week of June 14 included studies of plant gene expression, protein crystal production, and additive manufacturing in space.
About Half of Sun-Like Stars Could Host Rocky, Potentially Habitable Planets
According to new research using data from NASA’s retired planet-hunting mission, the Kepler space telescope, about half the stars similar in temperature to our Sun could have a rocky planet capable of supporting liquid water on its surface.
The Give and Take of Mega-Flares From Stars
These two images contain some of the thousands of stars from a new survey by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory.