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On first anniversary of Chelyabinsk meteorite impact, scientists ponder 'What can save us?'

In light of the first anniversary of the Chelyabinsk impact, scientists are considering using nuclear bombs to combat the threat of asteroids. Experts say that a nuclear blast can deal with an asteroid even with limited time to prepare.

Space February 17, 2014

Mars jelly doughnut mystery finally solved: It's not an alien fungus, it's a...

The mystery of Pinnacle Island has been solved. It appears Curiosity killed the rock.

Space February 16, 2014

Solar system wrapped up with giant magnetic ribbon

The entire solar system is wrapped up with a giant magnetic ribbon. This strange feature may hold the answer to a decades-old mystery in astronomy. It could also tell us exactly where Voyager 1 is right now.

Space February 17, 2014

Will robot termite 'TERMES' be used one day to build Martian colonies? Possible

Small, independent robots may one day be able to explore the bottom of the ocean, repairs nuclear reactor cores and even build the first colonies on Mars. But for now, they are building castles out of foam bricks.

Space February 15, 2014

Ganymede: Scientists make first ever global geologic map of Jupiter's biggest moon

The first ever geologic map of Ganymede ever recorded has been developed by astronomers. What can the map tell us about the history of the largest moon in the solar system? And what might be swimming under the ice?

Space February 15, 2014

Indian Mars orbiter Mangalyaan completes 100 days in space

The first deep space probe from India, Mangalyaan, is celebrating 100 days in space. What big secret of the red planet could this mission reveal?

Space February 13, 2014

Prehistoric cave painting pigment to save probe from Sun's heat

European scientists have decided to use prehistoric cave pigments to shield an upcoming Solar Orbiter from the Sun.

Space February 15, 2014

Earth to Jade Rabbit: You're awake now but can you hop?

Stricken moon rover Jade Rabbit has finally woken up. However, China scientists are still trying to determine the cause of the rover's mechanical problems.

Space February 14, 2014

ISS ejects earth-watching mini satellites into space

The International Space Station (ISS) has launched a "flock" of tiny "cubesat" satellites to keep a watch over planet Earth.

Space February 13, 2014

Galileo's planetary illusion mystery finally solved by neuroscientists

Neuroscientists have discovered that certain brains cells react to light and dark objects differently. The phenomenon may explain the mystery behind Galileo's optical illusion.

Space February 13, 2014

Did NASA just discover evidence of water on Mars? The truth is out there

NASA may have finally found evidence of flowing water on Mars. However, the space agency is not disclosing much.

Space February 12, 2014

US, France team up for 2016 Mars mission

NASA and CNES are collaborating on a new mission to Mars, which will launch in March 2016.

Space February 11, 2014

Richard Branson will send you into space as early as this year... for a price

Tickets to space are now up for sale on Virgin Galactic website, and flights will be departing before the end of the year. Who gets to sit next to Angelina Jolie?

Space February 11, 2014

NASA WASP is affordable and accurate: A godsend to platenary scientists

NASA finally has a new system for pointing balloon-based instrumentation accurately.

Space February 11, 2014

Say hello to 'oldest star' in the universe just 6,000 light years away from Earth

A research team from the Australian National University has announced the discovery of the oldest known star in the universe.

Space February 11, 2014

Red and Dead: Elliptical galaxy burnouts finally solved by Hubble Space Telescope

Scientists have used data gathered by Hubble Space Telescope to understand how elliptical galaxies burn out. And they were surprised by what they discovered.

Space February 11, 2014

Discovery of Galaxy Abell2744 Y1 on the edge of universe has made NASA giddy

The most distant galaxy ever seen has been photographed, seen as it was over 13 billion years ago. But how did astronomers use other galaxies to increase the powers of the world's most powerful space telescopes?

Space February 10, 2014

Mars rover Curiosity overcomes sand dune 'Dingo Gap': NASA can breathe again

Curiosity has finally made it over the largest sand dune it has ever tackled so far.

Space February 10, 2014

Astronauts Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross to be inducted into U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Shannon Lucid and Jerry Ross, both veteran space shuttle astronauts, have been selected for induction into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.

Space February 10, 2014

Mars Curiosity rover takes first photo of Earth from the Red Planet

The first picture of the Earth and Moon taken by the Mars Curiosity rover are inspiring millions of space enthusiasts.

Space February 9, 2014

'Billion star surveyor' Gaia finally opens its eyes, blinks and stuns us with amazing photos

ESA's Gaia has taken its first photo during the calibration tests of the spacecraft.

Space February 9, 2014

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has just spotted a fresh impact crater

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed a stunning crater, created by a meteor, recently striking the Red Planet. But what does that have to do with bringing the Internet to space?

Space February 6, 2014

Study of asteroid anatomy may help us dodge one

Scientists believe that data gathered from studying the internal composition and properties of asteroids, may hold the key to avoiding an asteroid strike in the future.

Space February 6, 2014

China should have sent Patrick Stewart to the moon instead of Jade Rabbit

Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart pays parody tribute to the Chinese Jade Rabbit rover, which may have hopped its last.

Space February 6, 2014

Russian Progress 54 resupply vehicle docks with ISS in record 6 hours

Progress 54 resupply vehicle from Russia has docked with the ISS in record time. The Russian vehicle completed the maneuver in 6 hours.

Space February 6, 2014

Ancient black holes took longer time to heat early universe

Black holes formed from the death of early stars may have taken more time to heat the universe, contrary to popular belief.

Space February 6, 2014

Saturn polar vortex revealed in all its glory by NASA Cassini spacecraft

The Cassini spacecraft has returned a new image of a strange hexagon dominating the north pole of Saturn. This is a powerful storm that holds within it a giant hurricane.

Space February 5, 2014

NASA worries turning Mars rover Curiosity into a dune buggy

NASA is in a spot of a problem. There's a meter-high sand dune blocking the way of Mars rover Curiosity and NASA engineers are concerned that the rover's metal wheels will not hold if the agency decides to transform the rover into a dune buggy.

Space February 5, 2014

James Webb Space Telescope may succeed in doing what Hubble couldn't: Find evidence of alien life

The construction of the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble, is proceeding smoothly. The new telescope may be the first to finally answer the question regarding the possibility of existence of alien life.

Space February 5, 2014

Kepler-413b: A strange wobbly planet that may boast of even stranger seasons

NASA has discovered an erratic, wobbly planet, using the Kepler Space Telescope. The wobble, the scientists said, causes wild fluctuations in the planet's seasons.

Space February 5, 2014

NASA uses nanoflow liquid chromatography to test space dust for signs of life

NASA has applied a new technique, using nanoflow liquid chromatography instrument, to examine extraterrestrial materials that are small in scale, such as interplanetary dust particles, micrometeorites, and cometary particles in its effort to find the building blocks of life.

Space February 5, 2014

Star Trek's William Shatner to NASA: What's the truth behind Mars 'jelly doughnut' rock?

William Shatner has called on NASA to disclose more information about the "jelly doughnut" rock on Mars.

Space February 4, 2014

Longest lunar transit reveals moon in multi-hue glory

NASA has captured stunning images of the recent lunar transit that could only be seen from space.

Space February 3, 2014

Apollo 15 moon landing camera now on the auction block

Hasselblad Electric Data Camera from the Apollo 15 moon mission is set to be auctioned off.

Space February 3, 2014

ISS astronauts take up farming

ISS astronauts are growing safe, edible vegetables at the Lada greenhouse in the International Space Station (ISS).

Space February 3, 2014

NASA wants to set up 'absolute zero temperature' lab inside the ISS: Why?

NASA wants to build an "absolute zero temperature" laboratory inside the International Space Station to study the behavior of matter at temperatures near absolute zero.

Space February 3, 2014

One planet, two stars: Tatooine-like planets are real, scientists claim

Scientists have just discovered a planet that orbits two stars, and explains how they may have been formed.

Space February 2, 2014

Astrobiologist Rhawn Joseph sues NASA for not telling world it found alien fungus on Mars

Could the mysterious rock on Mars be alien life? Rhawn Joseph seems to think so, and he wants NASA to admit it too.

Space January 31, 2014

Jupiter was once as close to Sun as Mars, rogue asteroids hint

New evidence from rogue asteroids provide clues to the early history of the solar system, and it is now believed that Jupiter may have once been orbiting closer to the sun billions of years ago.

Space January 31, 2014

Collisions helped early galaxies spread out and grow

Astronomers have finally solved the mystery surrounding the evolution of compact elliptical galaxies.

Space January 30, 2014

Challenger Tragedy 28th anniversary: Never Forget

Today, on Jan. 28, we remember the Challenger disaster that took place 28 years ago, and the precious lives lost.

Space January 28, 2014

China's Jade Rabbit rover may have hopped its last

Mechanical problems may spell a premature end to China's Jade Rabbit lunar rover.

Space January 28, 2014

Human body not fit for space travel

The human body faces major hurdles when it comes to deep space travel.

Space January 28, 2014

James Webb Space Telescope passes last major element-level critical design review, eyes 2018 launch

Move over Hubble. The $8.8 billion James Webb Space Telescope is up for construction and may launch in 2018.

Space January 26, 2014

Can interplanetary dust be the origin of all life in the universe?

Life on Earth may not have come from asteroids from outer space. It may have come from interplanetary dust particles.

Space January 27, 2014

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