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Southern Lights Delight At Antarctica: First Chartered Flight Flies Through Aurora Australis

The first ever chartered flight through Southern Lights from New Zealand to the Antarctic Circle has returned with 134 passengers. The eight-hour flight was organized by Otago Museum Director and astronomer Ian Griffin who is planning more.

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Elon Musk, SpaceX Set To Re-Launch Used Falcon 9 Rocket Next Week

The refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket gets a second shot in space. What does this mean for the future of space exploration, and can this finally make Elon Musk’s dream of space tourism come true?

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk: Trump’s New NASA Bill ‘Does Nothing For Mars Mission’

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk is not too pleased about President Donald Trump’s recently signed NASA bill, despite it making human exploration to Mars a law. Here’s why.

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Watch 2 ISS Astronauts Take A 6.5-Hour Spacewalk To Prepare The Station For Upgrades

NASA live streams Expedition 50 astronauts as they take a spacewalk to prepare the ISS outpost for a new docking ring and apply new upgrades.

Space March 24, 2017

British School Kid Corrects NASA Data Figures For The ISS

A British boy from Sheffield was in one of the physics class when he noted a negative value for energy recordings on the ISS. He emailed NASA about the mistake, becoming famous in the process.

Space March 25, 2017

NASA Found Monster Black Hole Kicked Out Of Galactic Core

NASA's Hubble Telescope has detected a monster black hole hurtling away from the central hub of its parent galaxy. It is the first supermassive black hole discovered to have been evicted from its home.

Space March 24, 2017

NASA Shifts Focus To Mars Mission: What Will Happen To The International Space Station Beyond 2024?

As NASA shifts its focus on being able to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, the future of the International Space Station is now being discussed. What will happen to the ISS beyond 2024?

Space March 23, 2017

NASA Testing Origami-Inspired Robot Scout For Exploring Mars

NASA started testing a robot scout device which was inspired from origami. This device is well equipped with latest technologies and could play a pivotal role in the next expedition to Mars.

Space March 23, 2017

Trump Signs NASA Bill Authorizing $19.5 Billion Funding: Crewed Mars Mission Plan In Pipeline

For the first time in seven years, NASA has received its own bill. On March 21, President Donald Trump signed a bill which authorized funding of $19.5 billion to NASA, with the goal of sending humans to Mars by 2030s.

Space March 23, 2017

Rosetta Captures Landslide On Comet 67P For First Time Ever

Rosetta, the spacecraft meant to study the comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko, captured a landslide on the comet. The images captured were the first ever evidence of landslides occurring on a comet surface.

Space March 22, 2017

Mars Volcano And Dinosaurs On Earth Died At The Same Time

Arsia Mons, a volcano on planet Mars, became dormant about the same time the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event that killed the dinosaurs occurred. Why do scientists study volcanic activities on the Red Planet?

Space March 22, 2017

Mars Had Saturn-Like Rings, One Big Moon: Study

In a new insight on Mar’s moons, a study by Purdue University said Mars had rings in the past, and its two moons were actually the splintered parts of a big moon and that the planet may earn the rings again.

Space March 22, 2017

SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Ship Brings To Earth Science Experiments From Space Station

The Dragon spacecraft brought back to Earth science experiments and devices that were tested on the International Space Station. What are the potential applications of these studies and equipment?

Space March 21, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse In US: Here's Why Nebraska Is Getting Popular With Tourists

Nebraska is set to become a tourist hotspot, as it could host several thousand people for the Great American Eclipse. Preparations for the event are in full swing in the state so as to accommodate the deluge of visitors.

Space March 21, 2017

Private Mission To Moon: PTScientists Mull To Launch 2 Lunar Rovers Atop SpaceX Falcon 9 In 2018

PTScientists could become the first group to launch a private mission to the moon. The group has claimed that space rovers and the module which it has developed, may be launched aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket by 2018.

Space March 21, 2017

Stephen Hawking Gets Opportunity Of Space Travel From Sir Richard Branson

Stephen Hawking intended to travel to space with Virgin Galactic thanks to Sir Richard Branson. Hawking opened up about the proposed plan and shared his perspective on politics in an interview.

Space March 20, 2017

Privately Funded Space Team Looking To Brew Beer On Moon In Global Competition

TeamIndus, a privately sponsored space team from India, is looking forward to participate in an exciting experiment. This experiment is part of a global competition, which has proposed brewing beer with yeast on the moon.

Space March 20, 2017

Astronaut Tweets Image Of Ireland From Space: Wishes Everyone Happy St. Patrick's Day

Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, as a sign of celebration, shared an image of Dublin on St. Patrick's Day, which was taken from space. He posted the image taken from space on Twitter.

Space March 20, 2017

Delta IV Successfully Launches WGS-9 Satellite Into Orbit: Why This Is Crucial To US Military Defense

The successful launching of the WGS-9 satellite into orbit was crucial to U.S. military defense. The addition of WGS-9 to the constellation makes it the only military communications systems capable of X-band and Ka-band communications.

Space March 20, 2017

NASA May Cancel Europa Lander Mission As Space Agency Faces Budget Cuts

NASA budget cuts would scrap a proposed mission to one of Jupiter's moon. The Europa lander mission would supposedly drill through ice into the moon’s subterranean ocean to find signs of life.

Space March 20, 2017

Dragon Spacecraft Returns To Earth With 5400 Pounds Of Space Station Cargo

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth on March 19 and splashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. The capsule has brought back 5,400 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station.

Space March 20, 2017

Solar System Could Have More Than 100 Planets

A group of scientists is proposing a new definition that would classify celestial objects as planets. If the new criteria get adopted, the Solar System could be home of more than 100 planets, which would include the Earth's moon.

Space March 19, 2017

After Moon, Buzz Aldrin Takes You To Mars Via Virtual Reality

Shaking the moon dust off, legendary Apollo 11 astronaut, Buzz Aldrin wants to go to Mars. Thanks to technology, you, too, can tag along via virtual reality.

Space March 19, 2017

Haunted By Ghosts? Photo Shows Phantom-Like Figures Around NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

Ghost-like figures can be seen around an image of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center. NASA photographer Chris Gunn, who took the photo, explained what these spooky figures are.

Space March 19, 2017

WATCH: Delta IV Rocket Carrying Advanced WGS-9 US Military Communications Satellite Takes Off For Space

Delta IV rocket launched the ninth Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-9) space mission for the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, March 18. See the launch highlights here.

Space March 19, 2017

Hot Jupiter KELT-16b Spirals To Death As It Orbits Extremely Close To Parent Star

KELT-16b may only have 550,000 years left before it gets destroyed by tidal forces as it orbits very close to its parent star. A red dwarf star is suspected to be behind the hot Jupiter's death spiral into its host star.

Space March 18, 2017

Mars Human Colony Mission: Early Colonizers Could Take Heavy Psychological Toll

Colonization of Mars may soon become a reality, however, scientists wonder about the psychological toll on the first colonizers. Research is being conducted by NASA to find out the long-term effects of such isolation.

Space March 18, 2017

SpaceX Intends Bringing Internet To Space: How Realistic Are Elon Musk's Plans?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk intends to bring Internet to space, allowing a possible form of communication between Mars and Earth. Musk has reportedly had several secret meetings with FCC to take forward his latest project.

Space March 18, 2017

Young Solar System 300 Light-Years Away Shows Scientists How Planets Evolve

Astronomers studying a recently discovered planet gain new insight into how solar systems are formed. Unlike other planets, this one exists outside its debris disk.

Space March 18, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse To Cross US First Time In 99 Years

Come August, the United States will be witnessing its first total solar eclipse in 99 years. The eclipse will be visible completely in some parts of the country and partially in other regions on August 21.

Space March 17, 2017

Hydrocarbon Lakes On Titan May Occasionally Erupt With Nitrogen Bubbles

Hydrocarbon lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, may erupt on occassion, ejecting nitrogen bubbles in the process. A study funded by NASA has focused on how the phenomenon may occur and also its consequences.

Space March 17, 2017

Saturn's Moon Enceladus 'Tiger Stripes' Show Its Giant Ocean May Hold Alien Life

A new study has found that the southern polar region of Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus is much warmer than expected. The study also states that the subsurface ocean may closer to the surface than earlier thought to be.

Space March 17, 2017

These Missions Are On The Losing End In Trump’s NASA Budget

A document containing Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is now out. NASA's earth sciences program, the Office of Education, and the ARM mission are just some on the chopping board.

Space March 16, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying EchoStar 23 Satellite

SpaceX has successfully launched the EchoStar 23 Satellite atop the Falcon 9 rocket, after a two-day delay due to bad weather. The launch took place on March 14 at 2:00 am EDT.

Space March 16, 2017

NASA Budget Focuses On Mars Missions: Earth Science, Education Funding Cut

President Donald Trump has proposed a hefty $19.1 million funding for NASA for 2018. President Trump wants the space agency to concentrate more on Mars missions rather than Earth-science and educational programs.

Space March 16, 2017

Suit Up: Russia Recruits Cosmonauts In Space Race To The Moon

Russia’s space agency has announced a recruitment drive for budding cosmonauts, expected to be part of the country's manned moon mission. Russia remains in the race against the United States and China, eyeing a moon landing by 2031.

Space March 16, 2017

Buzz Aldrin Explains Why He Thinks Elon Musk's Mars Mission Has A Problem

Elon Musk's proposed Mars colonization mission may have a few basic problems per former astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He is of the belief that Musk is focusing more on the travel rather than how humans will adapt and survive once on Mars.

Space March 16, 2017

Dark Matter Was Minor Ingredient Of Galaxies In Early Universe

Using instruments of the Very Large Telescope in Chile, astronomers found evidence that dark matter played a minor role in early galaxies. What were their observations?

Space March 16, 2017

Large Sections Of Great Barrier Reef In Australia Now Dead: Here Are The Potential Consequences

Banning fishing and reducing pollution did not prevent severe coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef. What could happen when more sections of Australia's reef experience massive coral die-offs?

Space March 16, 2017

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