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NASA Engineers Created Space Makeup Kit For Women Astronauts

When women joined NASA in the 1970s, engineers wrongly assumed that they would want to use cosmetics in space. They invented a specialized makeup kit for female astronauts.

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Planetary Field Researcher Finds 3 Space Rocks From Michigan Meteor

Dozens of space rock hunters flocked to Hamburg Township looking for meteorites worth thousands of dollars each. Unfortunately, not all of them know exactly where to look for extraterrestrial treasure.

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Kilopower: NASA Testing Nuclear Power System For Future Surface Missions

Kilopower is on its way to changing the future of exploration missions in space. The nuclear power source can provide 10 kilowatts of continuous energy for 10 years or more.

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Odd Star Unveils Lonely Black Hole Hiding In Globular Cluster

Astronomers in Chile spotted a star that was behaving unusually. It seemed like it was orbiting an invisible object with a mass more massive than the Earth’s Sun.

Space January 18, 2018

Meteor Lights Up Night Sky Over Michigan, Visible From 5 US States And Canada

A meteor caused a loud explosion and a brilliant flash of light to occur in the night skies over Michigan on Jan. 16. The meteor was so intense that its brightness was seen from across five U.S. states including Canada.

Space January 18, 2018

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid To Fly By Close To Earth Next Month

A massive asteroid NASA labeled as 'potentially hazardous' is set to fly by Earth on Feb. 4. What can happen if a space rock as big as AJ129 strikes our planet?

Space January 17, 2018

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Largest And Hottest Galaxy Ever Found

In 2012, astronomers discovered a cluster of twin galaxies colliding at an unimaginable speed. It was so massive that it earned the nickname El Gordo or “the Fat One.

Space January 17, 2018

Chinese Scientists Want To Clean Up Space Junk By Blasting Them With Lasers

Space junk is a growing threat against satellites and spacecraft such as the International Space Station. To solve the problem, scientists from China suggested for the space debris to be blasted with lasers.

Space January 16, 2018

Astronomers Caught Supermassive Black Hole Burping Twice For The First Time

Astronomers caught a supermassive black hole burping twice after munching on gas. Such an act was caught for the very first time using data from a number of telescopes and observatories.

Space January 16, 2018

Here's How Large Deposits Of Ice Discovered On Planet Mars Could Benefit Mankind

Researchers found huge deposits of ice sheets just a few feet beneath the surface of Mars. The discovery can not only help scientists know more about the Red Planet but also address the issue of water availability for future manned missions.

Space January 15, 2018

NASA Commercial Flights Will Launch Later This Year, Final Stages of Spacecraft Development Underway

NASA targets August 2018 as the schedule of its first commercial crew mission. The next generation spacecrafts made by Boeing and SpaceX are in the final stages of development and evaluation.

Space January 15, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down In Pacific Ocean After Space Station Supply Delivery

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship successfully returned to Earth after a month-long delivery mission. This positive development came amid controversy over the missing Zuma satellite.

Space January 14, 2018

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity Spaceplane Pilots Complete Fastest Glide Test

Richard Branson has announced Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spaceplane successfully completed its fastest glide flight to date. This means Branson is well on his way to making his dreams of going to space a reality.

Space January 15, 2018

First Alien Sighting of 2018? Vertical UFO Spotted In Mexico

Did we just have the first alien sighting of 2018? An oddly-shaped object hovering in the sky was captured on video and UFO enthusiasts are abuzz.

Space January 14, 2018

Delta 4 Rocket With US Spy Satellite Makes Successful Launch From California

The United Launch Alliance successfully launched a Delta 4 rocket into orbit on Jan. 12 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The rocket is carrying a secretive spy satellite that could be used as a radar reconnaissance.

Space January 13, 2018

Thick Layers Of Ice Water Discovered Below Surface Of Mars

3D scans from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of thick sheets of underground ice below the Red Planet's surface. This discovery could mean an accessible supply of water for astronauts and future explorers.

Space January 13, 2018

Space Molecule That Smells Like Almond May Help Solve Interstellar Radiation Mystery

Researchers spotted an important molecule in space that smells like almond and could explain the puzzling glow of infrared light that persistently glows in space. Around 10 percent of all carbon in the universe is linked to these organic molecules.

Space January 12, 2018

India Successfully Launches 100th Satellite Into Space

The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launched its 100th satellite into space on Friday morning IST. The launch vehicle lifted 31 satellites into space.

Space January 12, 2018

Take A 3D Journey Through Orion Nebula With This Spectacular Video

Experience a fly-through of the Orion Nebula and see it up close with a spectacular 3D video. Watch the movie created by NASA astronomers and visualization specialists.

Space January 12, 2018

Crystals From Extraterrestrial Rocks Contain Building Blocks Of Early Life

20 years after they landed on earth, meteorite fragments studied by scientists were known to contain organic elements considered as ingredients to life. Monahans and Zag meteorites could answer questions if life existed in the early solar system.

Space January 12, 2018

Astronomers May Have Found Origin Of Mysterious Radio Signals From Space

Astronomers might have found the origin of one of the most mysterious phenomena in the cosmos: fast radio bursts. The team said the bursts could be produced by a neutron star near a black hole or in a nebula.

Space January 12, 2018

Extraterrestrial Stone Found In Egypt Contains Compounds Not Found Elsewhere In The Solar System

The Hypatia stone found in Egypt contains compounds not found elsewhere on Earth and even the Solar System. Analysis revealed it also contains minerals that appear to be older than the Sun.

Space January 10, 2018

Japanese Astronaut Claiming To Grow Over 3 Inches In Space Apologizes For Measurement Error

On Monday, JAXA astronaut Norishige Kanai announced growing 3.5 inches taller after three weeks on the ISS. After double checking his measurement, it turns out that he made an error.

Space January 13, 2018

What Happened to Zuma Satellite After SpaceX Launch?

SpaceX said suggestions that the spy satellite Zuma has been lost are categorically false. The company's future launches will proceed as scheduled, including the much-anticipated maiden flight of Falcon Heavy.

Space January 10, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Zuma Mission Failed, Rumors Say: Fate Of Mysterious Satellite Unknown

SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9, but the fate of its mysterious Zuma payload remains unknown. The space exploration company is now setting its sights on the debut launch of the Falcon Heavy.

Space January 9, 2018

NASA's Juno Captures Close-Up Image Of Jupiter's Colorful Clouds

A striking image of Jupiter's brilliant clouds was captured by the Juno probe. Unlike previous photos, it features the gas planet's northern hemisphere for the first time.

Space January 10, 2018

SpaceX Cuts Live Broadcast Of Falcon 9 Launch To Protect Zuma Mission Secret

The Zuma mission was always kept under covers, with only limited details revealed to the public. So far, its payload was only classified as restricted and was commissioned by an unknown U.S. agency.

Space January 8, 2018

Indian Observatory To Help LIGO Study Supernova And Gravitational Waves

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory wants to study supernova with the help of a new observatory in India. It is expected to be set up by 2025.

Space January 8, 2018

Remembering John Young: NASA's 'Most Experienced' Astronaut Dies At 87

John Young's career at NASA was an impressive one of many firsts. His dedication to the agency and its programs has him dubbed as NASA's most experienced astronaut.

Space January 7, 2018

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Unusual Formations On Red Planet

The Curiosity rover has spotted strange ‘stick-like’ figures on the red planet. The discovery is catching the attention of scientists as these could be indication of trace fossils.

Space January 7, 2018

NASA Ties With SpaceX, Boeing To Launch Astronauts To Space Again

The U.S. space agency has collaborated with SpaceX and Boeing to launch crewed missions to the space station. The tie-up will enable NASA to send astronauts from the United States.

Space January 7, 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Debut May Be Delayed After Falcon 9 Launch With Mysterious Zuma Payload Pushed Back Again

A drone video showcases the SpaceX Falcon Heavy as it towers over Cape Canaveral. The rocket's debut may be delayed though, as the secretive Falcon 9 Zuma mission was again pushed back.

Space January 5, 2018

Overabundance Of Massive Stars Could Explain Evolution Of The Universe

Massive stars up to 300 times larger than the Sun were proven to actually exist and more than a thousand of them were recently found along the Tarantula Nebula. With this discovery, astronomers could be one step closer to discovering the origin of the Universe.

Space January 5, 2018

Weird Dimming Of 'Alien Megastructure' Star Likely Caused By Dust

Researchers of a new study debunked the popular 'alien megastructure' theory surrounding Tabby's star. As it turns out, dust and not an alien structure may be responsible for the sporadic dimming events.

Space January 4, 2018

NASA's Asteroid-Bound Aircraft Captures Stunning Image Of Earth And Moon

Asteroid Bennu-bound OSIRIS-REx took an amazing photo of the Earth and the Moon from 5 million kilometers away. It is just one of the many stunning photos of our planet from space.

Space January 4, 2018

First Blue Moon Total Eclipse In More Than 150 Years Coming By End Of January

The night will be long for skywatchers on Jan. 31 with a Blue moon, a supermoon and total lunar eclipse happening in one night. This rare event is not to be missed so mark your calendars.

Space January 5, 2018

NASA Scientists Sequence DNA Of Microbes In Space For The First Time

Astronauts on the International Space Station have successfully sequenced microbe DNA in space for the first time. Know how the crew members were able to carry out the experiment.

Space January 4, 2018

SpaceX Starts 2018 With Falcon 9 Rocket Launch For Classified Zuma Mission

SpaceX had once again delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 for the Zuma mission. While they explained the reason for the recent postponement, the company remains silent about the mission’s details. What will the rocket carry?

Space January 3, 2018

Quadrantids To Peak This Week: When To See The First Meteor Shower Of 2018

Astronomers forecasted 2018 to open with a display of the Quadrantids, an annual meteor shower peaking this week. When and where is the best time to view this celestial event?

Space January 3, 2018

China's First Space Station Will Soon Crash To Earth, But Nobody Knows When And Where

Tiangong-1, China's first space station, is expected to crash to the Earth about mid-March, with the exact date and location unknown. Should people be worried that they may be hit by space debris falling from the sky?

Space January 3, 2018

Zoo Hypothesis: MIT Study Suggests Aliens Are Silently Studying Humans

An MIT astronomer theorized that humans are not alone in the universe. Among the 10 theories he proposed, the zoo hypothesis has spawned the most reactions, as it asserts that aliens are quietly but carefully observing mankind.

Space January 2, 2018

Astronauts Prepare To Celebrate New Year In Space

On the last work days of 2017, ISS astronauts wrapped up research work that would allow humans to stay longer in outer space. NASA’s Scott Tingle, in particular, was collecting samples of a specimen that could potentially sustain astronauts in space.

Space December 30, 2017

Celestial Events 2018: New Year Brings Lunar Eclipses, Supermoons, Meteor Showers, And Bright Planets

Next year was announced to offer numerous celestial events. Highlighted sightings include a supermoon coinciding with a lunar eclipse in January, five bright planets appearing in July, and shooting stars in August.

Space December 30, 2017

Supermoon 2018 To Light Up The Sky On New Year's Day

The supermoon 2018 is expected to occur on Jan. 1, coinciding with New Year's Day. That gives skygazers more to look forward to than just fireworks.

Space December 29, 2017

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Will Really Send Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster To Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk previously said that the Falcon Heavy rocket will carry his own Tesla Roadster to Mars. New images reveal that Musk wasn't kidding, as the electric vehicle is being prepared to hitch a ride to space.

Space December 28, 2017

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