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Mars Orbiter goes to sleep after suffering glitch, NASA fix on way

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter put itself in hibernation mode this week, and no one is sure why it happened. But help is on the way.

Space March 16, 2014

Some galaxies matured faster in early universe

Scientists have discovered distant and ancient galaxies located at a record breaking distance of 12 billion light years from Earth. These galaxies were also surprisingly massive and mature.

Space March 13, 2014

So there you are: New cosmic map locates Milky Way hiding among 'Council of Giants'

Beyond our own Local Group of galaxies lies another family of star systems. But why are they arranged in a ring?

Space March 12, 2014

Death stars in Orion decide fate of planetary systems

Bright, massive stars can doom young planetary systems. So, how do they help give birth to new stars?

Space March 11, 2014

Help NASA save the world by hunting down dangerously close asteroids and maybe win $35,000

How can you win $35,000 and (maybe) save the Earth at the same time? Take a look into NASA's newest challenge for private scientists!

Space March 12, 2014

Koichi Wakata 'humbled' to become first Japanese to command ISS

Koichi Wakata has become the first Japanese astronaut to command the ISS. The change of command was completed with a simple ceremony that included Oleg Kotov, the commander of Expedition 38.

Space March 11, 2014

NASA to conduct first ever twin astronaut study on Mark and Scott Kelly

NASA will be conducting a novel experiment involving twins. The experiment could shed more light on the effects spaceflight on the human body.

Space March 9, 2014

NASA WISE fails to find Planet X...but finds thousands of new celestial bodies

NASA has once again failed to find evidence supporting the existence of Planet X. Even after using the advanced Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), the agency has not found any trace of the mysterious theoretical planet.

Space March 11, 2014

Magnetism explains mystery behind protoplanetary disk's infrared radiation

Developing stars give off more infrared radiation than they should, and here's why it happens!

Space March 11, 2014

Icy comets bombard exoplanet in Beta Pictoris planetary system: Origin of life?

The most violent planetary system ever seen is right next door. Comets are destroyed in a cloud of poisonous gas. How could this mean we may be witnessing the beginning of life in another star system?

Space March 8, 2014

Martian meteorites found on Earth have one unearthly origin - Mojave Crater

Scientists have pinpointed the most probable origin of Martian meteorites on Earth. These Martian rocks mostly likely came from a single crater on Mars.

Space March 9, 2014

Bus-sized asteroid third to miss hitting Earth in 48 hours: Doomsday approaching?

Three asteroids passed close to Earth this week. The third, a bus-sized asteroid, passed by the planet in a path 6 times closer than the moon. How long will it be before a catastrophe strikes?

Space March 8, 2014

Caught on Hubble camera: Mysterious disintegration of massive asteroid P/2013 R3

An asteroid discovered last year has been spotted breaking up by the Hubble Space Telescope. But, what's causing that to happen?

Space March 8, 2014

Yikes. Another day another asteroid zips past Earth

For the second day in a row an asteroid will narrowly miss Earth, however, NASA does have a plan in place that may some day give a level of protection against the massive destruction that could be caused by a direct hit..

Space March 6, 2014

Yikes. Another day another asteroid zips past Earth

For the second day in a row an asteroid will narrowly miss Earth, however, NASA does have a plan in place that may some day give a level of protection against the massive destruction that could be caused by a direct hit..

Space March 6, 2014

Jupiter's watery moon Europa beckons NASA: Will it finally find alien life?

NASA is planning an ambitious mission to the icy moon Europa by the year 2025. Europa is one of the largest moons of Jupiter and it has the potential to support life.

Space March 9, 2014

Monster black hole RX J1131-1231 spins at over half the speed of light

A massive black hole has been spotted rotating at over half the speed of light. But, what does that tell us about the life of the mysterious object?

Space March 6, 2014

Asteroid 2014 DX110 barely misses Earth: Flyby serves as warning of possible doomsday

2014 DX110 may have barely missed us, Wednesday, but the Earth is in danger from millions of similar objects, dubbed Near Earth Objects (NEOs), speeding through space.

Space March 6, 2014

NASA prepares defense against asteroids as one speeds by Earth

Mars mission Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wants to go where no person has gone before, Mars and Venus. This even though NASA is just starting to test its latest interplanetary equipment.

Space March 5, 2014

NASA prepares defense against asteroids as one speeds by Earth

Mars mission Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) wants to go where no person has gone before, Mars and Venus. This even though NASA is just starting to test its latest interplanetary equipment.

Space March 5, 2014

Horror show: Hubble witnesses spiral galaxy ESO 137-001 in its death throes

Hubble has captured a new image showing a galaxy being ripped apart. The gutted galaxy ESO 137-001 lies 200 million light years away.

Space March 5, 2014

98-ft asteroid 2014 DX110 will miss hitting Earth by a hair's breadth on Wednesday

2014 DX110, an asteroid unknown until 28 February, will pass closer to the Earth than the distance to the Moon on Wednesday. Here's how to see it live.

Space March 5, 2014

NASA 2015 budget highlights sending humans to asteroids and searching for alien life in exoplanets

NASA has announced a new $17.46 billion budget for for the coming year. Plans include sending human crews to an asteroid, as a first step toward Mars. Here's what's in - and out - in 2015.

Space March 5, 2014

Facebook drone: a potential doer of good not evil

Facebook's historical issues with its users regarding their privacy reared its ugly head again as reports have hit that the social network plans to launch thousands of solar-powered drones into the air. If the idea comes to fruition the drones would be used to create a worldwide network of communication hubs that would enable every human on Earth to have Internet access.

Space March 4, 2014

Cosmos 2.0: Neil deGrasse Tyson teams up with Ann Druyan for new space show

Cosmos is back with new episodes, and a new host - Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Space March 4, 2014

Awesome NASA photos of space a tribute to Oscar winner Gravity

NASA has released a stunning photo tribute for the smash hit “Gravity" before the Oscars awards night. The agency has brought out the big guns with a slew of beautiful images from space. NASA astronaut Cady Coleman, a crew member of Expedition 26, said she was pleased that Gravity movie showed "something that we actually do on the space station."

Space March 4, 2014

MQ1 black hole is mere 62 miles wide but boasts of 'huge jet power'

A diminutive, yet unusually powerful black hole has been found in the M83 galaxy. The super powered mini black hole is a mere 62 miles wide but packs a mean punch.

Space March 4, 2014

North Korea, where are you? Country plays hide-n-seek with ISS astronauts

North Korea is nearly hidden in the darkness in a new nighttime photo of the Korean Peninsula, taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Space March 3, 2014

Mars flyby looks less likely as NASA delays mission by 3 years, to 2021

Facing another round of delays, the target launch date for the proposed Mars mission has been set back by another three years. Instead of the planned 2018 launch date, the mission is now scheduled for 2021.

Space March 2, 2014

Amazing Northern Lights aka Aurora Borealis light up the UK night sky

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Norther Lights, treated UK residents to a rare treat. The beautiful light show appeared in the skies above certain parts of the UK.

Space March 2, 2014

Stunning ISS photo reveals the dark side of North Korea

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station have taken a stunning image of North Korea from orbit. The image shows North Korea shrouded almost in complete darkness.

Space March 1, 2014

Martian meteorite suggests presence of water...and possibly, alien life, on the Red Planet

Study of a Martian meteorite has once again reignited the debate over possibility of existence of alien life on the Red Planet.

Space March 2, 2014

NASA-JAXA satellite successful launch heralds better weather predictions

NASA and JAXA are set to ramp up their weather measuring capabilities with the launch of a new satellite. The new satellite will be able to measure both rain and snow around the world.

Space March 2, 2014

SN 2014J supernova is closest, brightest and slightly wacky

Six weeks ago, scientists found a very bright supernova in a nearby galaxy. However, the type 1a supernova had a few surprises in store for the startled astronomers.

Space March 1, 2014

For just $5, name a crater on Mars after anyone you love...or you hate

Spending $5 dollars for a chance to name a crater on Mars seems like a great deal. And that’s exactly what the space fundraising company Uwingu is offering.

Space March 1, 2014

Red but not dead: Monster black holes force galaxies to abort star formations

"Red and dead" galaxies may not be so dead after all. A new research shows star formation in the structures may be due to the presence of super-massive black holes.

Space February 28, 2014

Astronaut Luca Parmitano 'near-drowning' accident during spacewalk was preventable, NASA acknowledges

Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano nearly died in a spacewalking accident on July 16, 2013. A NASA review board now says the mishap was preventable.

Space February 27, 2014

715 new exoplanets found in one day with broken Kepler telescope

Using data from the crippled Kepler space telescope, astronomers found 715 new planets, including four much like the Earth, in just one day.

Space February 28, 2014

Sun belches X-class solar flare, most powerful of 2014

The most powerful solar flare seen this year has erupted from the surface of the Sun. But, is it headed to Earth and should we worry?

Space February 26, 2014

Water discovered on distant exoplanet but unlikely to foster alien life

Tau Boötis b has an atmosphere of carbon monoxide and water, and the giant planet revolves close to its star, making it a hot Jupiter. Although that world is not likely to be home to life, a new technique may find such worlds.

Space February 27, 2014

SpaceX set to test grasshopper-like landing legs on Falcon 9 rocket

The booster on the next supply mission to the International Space Station by SpaceX will be guided to a soft landing over the water. How could this simple test revolutionize space travel?

Space February 26, 2014

Meteorite slams into Moon, creating brilliant flash

A meteor, weighing nearly 900 pounds crashed into the Moon, creating a new crater. The blast could be seen from the Earth.

Space February 25, 2014

IRIS spies M-class solar flare: Sun spits out 'light and x-rays into space'

NASA's IRIS solar observation satellite has borne witness to the biggest solar flare it has ever recorded since its launch a year back. The majestic solar outburst was captured by the IRIS late last month.

Space February 24, 2014

GPS IIF-5 satellite successful launch to boost U.S. Air Force defense capabilities

In a blaze of fire, the U.S. Air Force has successfully launched its fifth GPS satellite - GPS IIF-5 - onboard a Delta 4 rocket, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The satellite, built by Boeing, will serve and support a variety of GPS services for both civilian and military use.

Space February 24, 2014

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