The Most Amazing Space Stories of the Week! -

The Pope speaks to astronauts on the International Space Station, a sun-like star might have devoured more than a dozen Earth-sized planets, and Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis crashes a website in some of this week's top stories at

Senator Opposes Bridenstine Nomination to Lead NASA -

A day after the Senate Commerce Committee announced a confirmation hearing for Rep. Jim Bridenstine’s (R-Okla.) nomination to be the next NASA administrator, one senator has announced her opposition to his bid.

Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System


A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers.

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Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission


Portal origin URL: Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science MissionPortal origin nid: 412394Published: Friday, October 27, 2017 - 09:39Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations.Portal image: Artist's rendering of the two GRACE satellites, which have providing 15 years of insights into how our planet is changingScience Categories: Earth

How Big is the Moon? -

The moon is about one-fourth as big as Earth, relatively large for a planet's satellite.


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