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New 'Star Trek: Discovery' Comic Book Miniseries Will Go Boldly Into Spock's Past
A new comic book miniseries from IDW Publishing will warp Spock back into the final frontier!\
Apr 25 12:00AM space.com

InSight lander detects first likely 'quake' on Mars
Sensors delivered to Mars by NASA's InSight lander have detected the first signals suggesting seismic activity on the red planet, a major discovery that extends the field of seismology to a new world beyond the Earth and the moon.
Apr 24 11:29PM Space Flight Now

You Can See the Moon Occult Saturn Thursday! Here's How.
On Thursday (April 25) the moon will make a close approach to Saturn in the predawn sky. For lucky skywatchers in part of the globe, the moon will actually pass in front of the ringed planet.
Apr 24 10:31PM space.com

NASA's InSight Probe May Have Recorded First Sounds Of Marsquake
A NASA probe called InSight is on Mars listening for marsquakes and it seems it has detected the first sounds of a quake, probably.
Apr 24 9:14PM NPR-Space

Neanderthals set fires briefly and gently
Analysis of Palaeolithic hearths finds no evidence of cooking or permanence. Andrew Masterson reports.
Apr 24 6:03PM Cosmos

Diabetes concerns over common food preservative
Trials in mice and humans prompt calls for further studies. Andrew Masterson reports.
Apr 24 6:02PM Cosmos

NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities
NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 4:22 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 30, for the launch of its next resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Apr 24 3:49PM NASA Space Shuttle

What SpaceX's latest failure means for the rest of American spaceflight
Space . The Crew Dragon's engine test anomaly this past weekend will have dramatic consequences over the next year, and beyond. SpaceX is at the forefront of the public eye, after a failed engine test at the company's landing site in Cape Canaveral, Florida likely resulted in the destruction of
Apr 24 3:00PM PopSci Outer Space

Blockchain and Space: Chains in Space
. Last week, we introduced SpaceQ readers to Blockchain technology. Blockchain uses encryption to create databases (often transaction ledgers) that have three key qualities: they're decentralized, they're transparent, and they're immutablechanges cannot be rescinded and data cannot be removed. Its most famous and best-known application is in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
Apr 24 2:15PM spaceq.ca

'Speed bumps' from auroras can slow down satellites
A rocket mission flew into the northern lights high above Earth to see how the dancing streams of light are dragging down satellites.
Apr 24 10:00AM Astronomy

French seismometer detects first likely marsquake
An ultrasensitive French seismometer carried to Mars by NASA's InSight lander has detected its first "marsquake."
Apr 24 5:18AM Astronomy Now

Photos: Antares rocket blasts off from Virginia
A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket launch April 17 from Virginia's Eastern Shore marked the start of the 11th Cygnus resupply mission to the International Space Station.
Apr 23 6:39PM Space Flight Now

NASA Social Media Efforts Win Two Webby Awards
Agency digital properties also won five People's Voice Awards.
Apr 23 5:08PM nasa.gov

NASA's InSight Lander Captures Audio of First Likely 'Quake' on Mars
NASA's Mars InSight lander has measured and recorded for the first time ever a likely marsquake.
Apr 23 2:37PM nasa.gov

Canada Takes Another Step Towards Sending a Rover to the Moon
. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) awarded another four contracts valued at $700,000 under the Flights and Fieldwork for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST) program, this time for research related to a possible future moon rover. Last week the CSA in a separate announcement said it had awarded 31 grants totalling $6.2M as part of .
Apr 23 2:04PM spaceq.ca

SOFIA captures magnetic tapestry at the core of M82
M82, a favourite target for amateur and professional astronomers alike, is the nearest starburst galaxy with a brilliant core 100 times more luminous than the Milky Way's. Astronomers have detected and mapped the galaxy's magnetic field in a dramatic composite image.
Apr 23 1:39PM Astronomy Now

Planetary tours: The backpacker's guide to the solar system
Grab a spacesuit and a few months of provisions. Were taking you on a tour of the Interplanetary Parks Service.
Apr 23 10:00AM Astronomy

Celebrate Earth day with tonight's amazing meteor shower
Space . The ancient Lyrid meteors have never failed to amaze us. One of the trustiest meteor showers will light up the night sky late on April 22 and in the wee morning hours of April 23rd.
Apr 22 10:00PM PopSci Outer Space

Former Astronaut On Watching For Life-Destroying Objects From Space
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to former astronaut Ed Lu, who co-founded a planetary defense nonprofit, about a meteor that exploded with the energy of 10 atomic bombs over the Bering Sea.
Apr 21 11:46AM NPR-Space

NASA Hosts University Students to Discuss Future of Space Exploration
NASA is giving university students an opportunity to interact with agency leadership, including NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, as well as astronauts abroad the International Space Station, during a live event 2 p.m. EDT Monday, April 29, at the agency's headquarters in Washington.
Apr 18 11:06AM NASA Space Shuttle