Today, for the first time ever, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) has officially opened its worldwide public contest to name a selection of well-known exoplanets.
A private team is priming a 36-year-old NASA spacecraft to perform new science as it travels through interplanetary space after attempts to move the probe into a position closer to Earth failed.
A decades-old spacecraft appears to be in great health despite being abandoned in the solar system for the better part of two decades, the private team working to revive the NASA probe says.
The space station is about to get many, many new visitors onboard. These unlikely space travelers won't have their names in the history books, though they have come from somewhere near you. Maybe even from on you. Continue reading →
A new study comparing the accuracy of crater counting from thousands of volunteers with that of experts shows that crowdsourcing science works. Continue reading →
The International Astronomical Union -- the official body that governs the naming and designations of all celestial objects -- has once again spoken out against crowdfunded space naming efforts. Continue reading →
NASA on Tuesday unveiled a multipurpose initiative to find, track and potentially relocate asteroids that may be on a collision course with Earth. Continue reading →
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) -- the official body that governs the designations of all celestial bodies -- in their capacity of purveyors of all things "official" has deemed attempts at crowdsourcing names for exoplanets illegitimate. ->
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