NASA’s Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) Independent Study Team published on September 14 its final report containing a series of recommendations for how the agency could help to move the understanding of UAP forward. Reaction to the study’s release has sparked several groups to review the findings and offer viewpoints.   Scientific openness For one, the […]

    NOTE: Late Thursday NASA re-released a UAP press release, sharing the name of the NASA UAP Director. According to the statement: “While NASA still is evaluating the report and assessing the independent study team’s findings and recommendations, the agency is committed to contributing to the federal government’s unified UAP effort by appointing Mark […]

NASA has released its Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) report completed by an independent study team the space agency commissioned in 2022. On June 9, 2022, NASA announced that the agency is commissioning a study team to examine unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAPs) – that is, observations of events in the sky that cannot be identified as […]

  A new report — Thriving in Space: Ensuring the Future of Biological and Physical Sciences Research: A Decadal Survey for 2023-2032 – underscores a major finding: Continued U.S. leadership in human and robotic space exploration will require increased government commitments to research at the frontiers of biological and physical sciences. Public trust, global cooperation […]

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover at Gale Crater is now performing Sol 3947 duties. Lauren Edgar, a planetary geologist at the USGS Astrogeology Science Center in Flagstaff, Arizona reports: “Curiosity is making good progress towards our next potential drill location in a region of alternating light and dark banding,” reports “Before we get there, we’re collecting […]

  Korea’s lunar orbiter, Danuri, has imaged the landing spot of India’s Chandrayaan-3 Moon lander/rover mission. A newly-released image of Shiv Shakti Point, the country-labeled touchdown locale of Chandrayaan-3, has been issued by the Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). To snag the shot, Korea’s robotic lunar […]

  It would seem odd that a spacecraft could seek the origin of fear and terror. But that is the objective of Japan’s Martian Moons eXploration mission, a bold undertaking set to survey two oddballs circling Mars – the moons Phobos (fear) and Deimos (panic), name tags drawn from Greek mythology. Backed by the Japan […]

China’s resupply ship – the Tianzhou-5 cargo craft – decoupled from the orbiting Tiangong space station and has re-entered the atmosphere in a controlled manner early Tuesday, September 12, Beijing Time. According to the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA), most of the spacecraft’s components burned up during the re-entry, and a small amount of its […]

  A NASA spacecraft is nearing Earth in express delivery mode. Launched way back in September 2016, NASA’s Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) is toting a collection of asteroid bits and pieces. They were plucked from asteroid Bennu, an ancient rubble pile of odds and ends from the early days of […]

  Snap, crackle and pop! That’s the prognosis from the Apollo 17 landing site according to new research. Back in the heady days of the Apollo lunar landing program, the moonwalkers deployed Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments (ALSEP) packages. Each was a little different for individual Apollo missions. In 1972, the Apollo 17 ALSEP included a […]