Space

Say Hello to Sagittarius A*, the Black Hole at the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy

On May 12, 2022, astronomers on the Event Horizon Telescope team released an image of a black hole called Sagittarius A* that lies at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Chris Impey, an astronomer at the University of Arizona, explains how the team got this image and why it is such a big deal.

U.S. Space Systems See 'Dramatic' Spike in Risks Amid Global Competition

Officials from the Defense Intelligence Agency said there's been a steep increase in the pace and scope of operations since 2019 primarily from China and Russia.

DIA Warns China’s Space Tech Seeks to Block U.S. Radars, Jam Munitions

Beijing’s rapid acquisition of counter-space capabilities is most worrisome, says a new 80-page Defense Intelligence Agency report.

The Ukraine War Is Giving Commercial Space an ‘Internet Moment’

Improvements spurred by Russia’s invasion will help the industry long after the fighting ends.

Artemis Will Soon Take Flight

The project’s launch marks the first step in what could be a new era of true space travel.

International Space Station Launches AI Program to Test Astronaut Gloves

Spaceborne Computer-2 is providing insights in real-time, just months after it was delivered to the ISS, Nextgov confirmed.

Why Biden's Proposed Investment in Space Object Surveillance is a Big Deal

Space policy and technology experts weighed in on the nearly 800% increase for the Office of Space Commerce included in the FY2023 budget request.

Lettuce in Space Could Protect Astronauts' Bones

Genetically modified lettuce could be the answer to astronauts losing bone density during extended spaceflight.

Space Force Gets Roughly 40% Increase in Biden Request

A constellation of satellites will track ground vehicles, improve launch trajectories, and better nuclear command-and-control.

Astronomy’s 10-year Wish List: Big money, Bigger Telescopes and the Biggest Questions in Science

The world's top astronomers have sent the federal government their priority wish list.

A Planned Mars Rover Is the Latest Victim of Russia’s War on Ukraine

The European Space Agency and Roscosmos have put their ExoMars mission on hold.

CISA, FBI Warn of Russian Threat to Satellite Networks

Organizations are asked to report incidents they might ordinarily consider inconsequential to the government.

Space Agency Could Get Missile-Tracking Satellites Earlier than Anticipated

A budget increase accelerates the original timeline, a senior defense official said.

If Russia Hacks a U.S. Satellite, Then What?

A Russian official warned that impacting their satellites would be considered a declaration of war, but the U.S. stance is more circumspect.

Fastest GPS Routes May Have Higher Crash Risks

The shortest route may not be the best one, a study suggests.