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A Mock Crew Just Came Out Of An 8-Month Mars Isolation Experiment Backed By NASA

A Mars mock crew has emerged from an eight-month isolation experiment that was supposed to simulate what it's like to be on Mars. It marks the fifth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation attempt.

Space September 19, 2017

The World Will End On Sept. 23 As It Collides With ‘Planet X,’ Christian Numerologist Claims: Here’s What NASA Says

The world as we know it will end on Sept. 23: Earth will collide with Planet Nibiru and cause a series of catastrophic events. Or so a Christian numerologist believes.

Space September 18, 2017

Pitch Black Exoplanet: Hot Jupiter WASP-12b Reflects No Light

Albedo measurements of the exoplanet WASP-12b suggest that the hot Jupiter, located about 1,400 light years away, appears pitch black. What causes the gas giant to reflect no light?

Space September 15, 2017

Shape-Shifting Bacteria: Behavior Of E.Coli Aboard ISS Could Pose Risk To Future Space Explorations

E.coli bacteria sent to the International Space Station were observed to change shape after being subjected with the antibiotic that kills them on Earth. What does this mean to future space explorations?

Space September 15, 2017

The Sun Is Erupting Solar Flares Like Crazy: NASA Recorded Several X-Class Flares Over The Past Week

NASA has just recorded an X8.2 class solar flare on Sept. 10, just one of the many solar flares that occurred over the past week. Is a solar flare a cause of concern, though?

Space September 13, 2017

Goodbye, Cassini: NASA Spacecraft To End 20-Year Voyage By Crashing Into Saturn

NASA's Cassini is now on course to crash into Saturn on Sept. 15. The end of the 20-year mission of the spacecraft, which has explored Saturn for the past five months, has resulted in overflowing expressions of grief.

Space September 13, 2017

Water Reservoir On The Moon? Lunar Interior Could Be Hiding Significant Amount Of Water

Data from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument suggest that the moon may have a significant amount of water in its interior. A lunar water reservoir could make colonization of the moon much easier.

Space September 12, 2017

Unusual Space Rock Turns Out To Be 2 Comet-Like Asteroids Orbiting Each Other

The binary asteroid in the asteroid belt was initially thought of as a single object. It was eventually found to be two asteroids with comet-like features orbiting each other.

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Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX’s Full Spacesuit Design In A New Photo

Elon Musk has shared yet another photo of SpaceX’s spacesuit, this time showing the full-body design. The suit is what astronauts will wear when they travel from Earth to the International Space Station.

Space September 9, 2017

Dwarf Planet Pluto Surface Features Get First Official Names

Pluto is getting the attention it deserves as the official names for 14 of its surface features were recently announced. Some of the dwarf planet's features were named after mythologies around the world.

Space September 8, 2017

Traces Of Boron On Mars Could Be Evidence Of Life

Scientists report the discovery of the presence of boron on the surface of Mars. As boron is a key ingredient in the creation of RNA, the presence of it on Mars may provide evidence of the planet's habitability.

Space September 8, 2017

Black Hole Candidate 100,000 Times More Massive Than Sun Found Near Center Of Milky Way

A potential intermediate-mass black hole, or IMBH, lurks behind gas clouds near the center of the Milky Way. Observations made using the Atacama Large Millimeter Array suggest its mass is about 100,000 times that of the sun.

Space September 6, 2017

Amazon Faces Lawsuit Over Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

A couple claimed to have suffered headaches and eye problems after using the eclipse glasses manufactured by American Paper Optics and sold by Amazon. The lawsuit claims the plaintiffs did not receive the recall notice.

Space September 5, 2017

Alien-Hunting Project Detects 15 Repeating Radio Signals From Dwarf Galaxy

Breakthrough Listen scientists detected 15 new fast radio bursts from the dwarf galaxy FRB 121102. What makes this new set of pulses stand out from other FRBs earlier observed?

Space August 31, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Launches Taiwan's Earth-Observation Satellite From California

SpaceX successfully launches FORMOSAT-5 satellite aboard its Falcon9 rocket on Aug. 24. Taiwan’s satellite will observe the Earth’s terrain and atmosphere for natural disaster management.

Space August 26, 2017

Planet Uranus Could Be Full Of Giant Diamonds

Scientists mimicked the intense atmospheric conditions of Uranus to simulate how the ice giant could form diamond rain. The laboratory experiments successfully created tiny gems.

Space August 25, 2017

Human Waste May Be Transformed Into Plastic And Nutrients In Long Space Journeys

Researchers have found a way to recycle biological waste for extended space travel. Astronauts can use their urine and breath to make 3D printer polymers.

Space August 25, 2017

Elon Musk Unveils The Official SpaceX Spacesuit That’s Seemingly Inspired By Sci-Fi

SpaceX is scheduled to send astronauts to the International Space Station sometime in the near future. Elon Musk has shared a photo of what they’re going to wear.

Space August 24, 2017

Large Near-Earth Asteroid To Safely Zoom Past The Planet On Sept. 1

NASA has confirmed that a large asteroid will have a safe flyby in September. Asteroid Florence is the largest near-Earth object to fly at a relatively close range.

Space August 19, 2017

Asteroid Expected To Skim Past Earth In October

The European Space Agency has confirmed that asteroid 2012 TC4 will fly between Earth and the moon in October. The asteroid will not hit the planet.

Space August 12, 2017

China’s Quantum Satellite Sends Hack-Proof Signals Through Space

A Chinese quantum satellite is believed to pave the way in forming an unhackable global quantum communication network. Learn more about this recent feat in quantum key distribution and its potential applications.

Space August 11, 2017

Perseid Meteor Shower 2017 Not Brightest Meteor Shower In History: NASA

The Perseid meteor shower will not light up the night sky in an incredible display in 2017. NASA debunks rumors and says the moon will be brighter.

Space August 11, 2017

Nearby Sun-Like Star Hosts 4 Earth-Sized Planet Candidates

An international team of astronomers discovered four Earth-sized exoplanets amid stellar noise. The planets are within the habitable zone and can be seen from Earth.

Space August 11, 2017

Africa Enters Space Race With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Our Planet

GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.

Space August 8, 2017

NASA’s Voyager Reaches 40th Year: Why It’s An Important Solar System Probe

Revisit the feats and accomplishments of the twin probe on the 40th anniversary of the Voyager mission. See how long they are likely to survive interstellar space and send valuable data back to Earth.

Space August 8, 2017

Five Years Of Curiosity: Fast Facts About Curiosity Rover On Its Fifth 'Birthday'

The Curiosity Mars rover has been on the red planet for five years now. Here are some facts about Curiosity in celebration of its fifth "birthday."

Space August 5, 2017

Astronomers Spot Bright And Massive Storm Near Neptune’s Equator

Astronomers from UC Berkeley visiting the Keck Observatory spotted a massive new storm system in Neptune. The strange bright storm is as wide as Earth.

Space August 5, 2017

Look Up, Sky Watchers: The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Coming

This year's Perseid meteor shower may not be as spectacular as last year's outburst, but it will still be a great sight to see. No equipment is needed to observe the sky event.

Space August 4, 2017

NASA Hiring Planetary Protection Officer To Protect Earth From Alien Matter

The Planetary Protection Officer is tasked to protect planet Earth from contamination by alien matter brought by spacecraft from missions that explored extraterrestrial worlds. The job comes with a six-figure salary.

Space August 4, 2017

Astronomers Unveil Most Accurate Map Of Dark Matter In The Universe

The Dark Energy Survey collaboration releases the largest and most accurate measure of dark matter. Astrophysicists now have a better understanding of how the universe ages.

Space August 4, 2017

Falcon Heavy Rocket Could Launch As Soon As This Fall: Elon Musk

SpaceX will aim for a November launch for its Falcon Heavy rocket, as announced by its CEO Elon Musk. Learn more about the role of this powerful reusable rocket technology in the planned Mars mission of the spaceflight firm.

Space July 31, 2017

Did Astronomers Just Discover A Neptune-Sized Exomoon Orbiting Kepler-1625b?

A team of astronomers has announced the first detection of a possible exomoon 4,000 light years away. The candidate’s status may be confirmed by October 2017.

Space July 30, 2017

Soyuz Rocket Heads To International Space Station With 3 Veteran Astronauts

The ISS expands to a crew of six after the Soyuz Rocket docked with three veterans. The new team is excited to carry out research.

Space July 29, 2017

Saturn Moon Titan Has Molecules That Can Help Form Cell Membranes

Scientists from NASA detected acrylonitrile on the atmosphere of Saturn’s biggest moon, Titan. The new discovery may help researchers understand chemical reactions that have made Earth habitable.

Space July 29, 2017

‘Burrito Of Awesomeness’: ISS Shares Captivating Photos Of Aurora

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station shared a timelapse video of the aurora borealis or northern lights last Sunday. But what is the bright light display that is an aurora and how does it form?

Space July 27, 2017

These Might Have Happened If The Apollo Space Program Continued

Since astronaut Gene Cernan stepped back into the Apollo 17 lander back in 1972, no human has set foot on the moon again. Learn what could have happened if the Apollo program continued and proceeded with its space missions.

Space July 25, 2017

Want To Be A Citizen Scientist For Total Solar Eclipse 2017? Here’s How

NASA urges the public to be citizen scientists for a day during the total solar eclipse 2017. All one needs is a smartphone, a thermometer, and to download the free GLOBE Observer app to be part of the initiative.

Space July 25, 2017

Moon Interior May Hold More Water Than Previously Thought

Satellite data suggest that the interior of the moon may hold substantial amounts of water. What are the implications of the findings on future moon missions and our understanding of the early history of Earth’s natural satellite?

Space July 25, 2017

NASA Uploads Archive Videos Of Air And Space Vehicles On YouTube

NASA releases hundreds of aircraft test flights and failure videos from its archive on YouTube. About 500 videos will be made available to the public.

Space July 24, 2017

NASA Warns Of Unsafe Eclipse Glasses: How To Tell You Have Bought One That Meets Viewing Standards

NASA warned of unsafe solar eclipse glasses, which can cause vision problems. Here are the things that people should look for when buying eclipse sunglasses for watching Aug. 21 eclipse.

Space July 23, 2017

Hubble Captures Mars Moon Phobos Orbiting Red Planet

The Hubble space telescope captured Phobos photobombing Mars during an observation in 2016. NASA finally releases the time-lapse image of the Martian satellite in orbit.

Space July 21, 2017

International Space Station Tour Now Possible With Google Street View

Taking a virtual tour of the International Space Station is now possible thanks to Google Street View. The amazing feat required collaborative efforts from both space and Earth.

Space July 21, 2017

Apollo 11 Moon Dust Bag Accidentally Sold For $995 Fetches $1.8 Million In Auction

Perfectly scheduled on the Apollo 11 mission's 48th anniversary, Sotheby's' Space Exploration Auction garnered a total of $3.8 million in earnings. The star of the auction was the Apollo 11 moon dust bag, which was sold for $1.8 million.

Space July 20, 2017

SpaceX Is Rethinking How It Will Get To Mars, But Elon Musk Still Wants A Lunar City

SpaceX's Elon Musk has said his company is having to rethink the landing systems for their Dragon spacecraft. Mars isn't out of the question, but first, he wants a base on the moon.

Space July 19, 2017

Congressman Asks NASA Scientists About Ancient Mars Civilization

Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher asked the panel of space experts at a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology hearing if there was a Mars civilization thousands of years ago. A NASA scientists answered the questions.

Space July 18, 2017

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