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Scientists reconstruct ancient impact event bigger than 'dinosaur killer' blast

Ancient asteroid's impact on Earth dwarfed the better-known 'dinosaur-killer' event, scientists say. The asteroid was as big across as Rhode Island and may have carved out a crater in the Earth's crust around 300 miles wide.

Space April 10, 2014

Crater on Mars once held a 'here today, gone tomorrow' lake of water, scientists say

A crater on Mars could once have held a lake of water, analysis shows, and it may have done so more than once.

Space April 12, 2014

Will you marry me? Cosmic diamond engagement ring stuns scientists

Abell 33, a planetary nebula located 2,500 light years from Earth, is shown as a diamond ring in space.

Space April 10, 2014

Blood Moon: U.S. gets VIP seats for 78-minute total lunar eclipse on April 15

The U.S. is gearing up for the upcoming lunar eclipse and experts say that America will be treated to a VIP show. The eclipse will happen this coming April 15 and will last for around 78 minutes.

Space April 9, 2014

USAF's X-37B orbits earth for 500 days and still going: Testing technology or spying?

The USAF’s secretive X-37B space plane has broken its past endurance record spending almost 500 days orbiting the planet. However, the details of the plane’s mission remains a secret.

Space April 9, 2014

USAF's X-37B orbits earth for 500 days and still going: Testing technology or spying?

The USAF’s secretive X-37B space plane has broken its past endurance record spending almost 500 days orbiting the planet. However, the details of the plane’s mission remains a secret.

Space April 9, 2014

First Instagram from space is of Colorado astronaut

The first Instagram photo from space was taken by Steve Swanson - what else is going on aboard the International Space Station?

Space April 9, 2014

Curiosity arrives at next destination on Mars - what's that strange light?

"The Kimberley" is being explored by the Mars rover Curiosity. Images show what may be a strange light coming up from the surface. Could it be a sign of alien life?

Space April 8, 2014

Expansion of universe measured with best precision ever, using BOSS quasar study

Using data collected from 140,000 quasars, astronomers have the most accurate measurement yet of the expansion rate of the universe.

Space April 9, 2014

Stunning solar flare erupts from sun [VIDEO]

A video of a stunning flare erupting from the surface of the sun has been released by NASA. Here's how to see it!

Space April 8, 2014

Volcano swallows island near Japan

Niijima, a small volcanic island born just months ago, is swallowing it's larger companion island

Space April 8, 2014

Want some moon dust? Space auction in NYC features Neil Armstrong, Apollo Mission memorabilia

More than 300 items related to space travel will be auctioned off in New York this week. The items are part of 'The Space History Sale' by Bonhams, a British auction house.

Space April 7, 2014

NASA releases solar flare video, adds classical music to space drama

NASA has released a stunning video showing an M6.5 solar flare in action. The agency said that the brilliant flare may have an effect on Earth.

Space April 7, 2014

Fermi Gamma-ray Telescope may show evidence of dark matter in Milky Way

Gamma rays coming from the galactic core may provide the best evidence yet that dark matter makes up most of the matter in the universe.

Space April 6, 2014

Mars viewing best in years - here's how to see it!

The red planet is at opposition, giving amateur astronomers their best chance in years to see Mars. Here's how to take a look!

Space April 7, 2014

North Korea rips off NASA's logo but 'NADA' to worry about

Could there really be NADA into this North Korea space agency's choice of acronym and logo, said to be a rip-off of the logo of their opponent NASA? See what their government has to say.

Space April 5, 2014

ESA launches Sentinel spacecraft from French Guinea

The Sentinel-1A satellite lifted off of French Guinea as part of the Copernicus Program. So, what is it doing up there and what's so special about the observatory?

Space April 7, 2014

LADEE coming in for hard landing on moon - after one more crazy move

The LADEE spacecraft is nearly out out of fuel and will soon crash on the moon. Before that happens, mission engineers have one more risky move planned.

Space April 5, 2014

Scientists eagerly await chance to watch a black hole in a feeding frenzy

Astronomers watch avidly as cloud begins 'death spiral' into the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.

Space April 7, 2014

Science Channel, Discovery Channel turn Google Lunar Xprize mission to moon into a reality TV show

Google's Lunar Xprize contest will be getting its own TV show. The Science Channel and Discovery Channel have announced the $30 million race to the moon will now have the whole world as its audience.

Space April 4, 2014

Hubble finds ancient El Gordo galaxy cluster 'fatter' than once thought

Hubble has determined that the largest galactic cluster ever found is even bigger than previous estimates. The cluster is referred to as El Gordo, which means “the fact one” in Spanish.

Space April 6, 2014

Space telescope yields tantalizing new clues to existence of dark matter in our Milky Way Galaxy

Mysterious dark matter could be lurking at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and data from a space telescope may have revealed its footprint.

Space April 4, 2014

Cassini finds ocean on Saturn's moon Enceladus

An ocean of liquid water detected on Saturn's moon Enceladus may make that body the most likely place to find alien life

Space April 4, 2014

NASA stops collaboration with Russia due to Ukraine crisis, ISS operation unaffected

NASA has announced that they will stop their collaboration with the Russian Federation due to the current crisis in Ukraine. However, the agency has stated that the current operations onboard the ISS will not be affected.

Space April 3, 2014

Giant galaxy with black hole heart gobbles up neighbor galaxy, shows violent past

Astronomers in Chile have found what may well be the galactic version of the serial killer. The predatory galaxy shows signs of its past kills.

Space April 3, 2014

Climate change watcher: ESA prepares to launch Sentinel-1A satellite

The EU will soon start its largest civil Earth-observation program in history. The ESA will begin the program with the launch of the Sentinel-1A that will serve as its eye on climate change

Space April 3, 2014

Evidence of explosive volcanic activity on Mercury a surprise, may shed light on how the planet formed

Photos of Mercury from NASA space probe show surprising evidence of significant volcanic activity scientists say they didn't expect to find.

Space April 6, 2014

One never asks a lady her age, but scientists have put a new figure on the birth date of our moon

Computer simulations and study of the Earth's interior puts birth of our moon at around 100 million years after solar system began forming.

Space April 3, 2014

Moon is drier than previously thought: Mineral apatite misleads scientists

Apatite may not be reliable evidence of water on the Moon. So, how did this material form?

Space April 3, 2014

Take that, NASA: Kim Jong Un names North Korea space agency NADA... nothing?

After one year, North Korea's National Aerospace Development Administration has accomplished... NADA.

Space April 3, 2014

Mini space robot may perform life-saving surgeries for astronauts in the future

NASA is exploring the use new type of miniature robot that could eventually be used to perform surgery in space. The new robot could be an invaluable tool in long term space missions in the future.

Space April 2, 2014

Mineral used to estimate amount of water on moon 'can't be trusted,' scientists say

Mineral evidence of water content of moon may be misleading scientists' estimate of how "wet" the moon is.

Space April 2, 2014

Sea Launch delays Telsat launch

A communications satellite scheduled for a launch to space on 15 April will have to wait. But, what happened?

Space April 2, 2014

Solar flare unleashes geomagnetic storm - Did you feel it?

A powerful solar flare struck the Earth on 29 March and three more are on the way. Here's what happened and what you can expect from the coming space storm.

Space April 1, 2014

Cosmos: Neil deGrasse uses 'Sky Full of Ghosts' episode to debunk creationism

Neil deGrasse butt heads with creationists once again with the latest episode of Cosmos. deGrasse presented evidence to disprove one of the core concepts of creationism.

Space April 1, 2014

'Cosmic barometer' of heat, pressure could reveal universe's violent past

Particles arriving on Earth in meteorites could reveal clues to violent events in our universe over billions of years.

Space April 1, 2014

Martian rover Opportunity gets spring cleaning, snaps a 'selfie' of its shadow

If Mars rover Opportunity had a voice, it would probably be singing "Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy." The NASA rover has taken a selfie even as wind and sun pat its back.

Space April 2, 2014

Supermassive black holes have been that way since they were seeds

Black holes in the hearts of galaxies have been large since the early days of stellar families. So, why did the answer to the big mystery of development come from the smallest galaxies?

Space April 1, 2014

Pink dwarf planet named after Joe Biden, proves we know very little about our solar system

Discovery of the pink dwarf planet 2012 VP113 is raising more questions than it is answering.

Space March 30, 2014

Mars Yard tests new rover for 2018 mission

A prototype Mars rover is tested at the Mars Yard, a simulator resembling a giant sand box.

Space March 30, 2014

Russian Soyuz spacecraft docks at ISS amid US-Russia tension

The Soyuz spacecraft docked at the International Space Station after a two-day delay. Astronauts are getting along fine, despite tensions between the United States and Russia.

Space March 30, 2014

In space, no one can see your heart become spherical

Human hearts become more of a sphere in space. What does this mean for a future human mission to Mars?

Space March 31, 2014

Rosetta - After a long sleep, what's next for the mission to the comet?

The Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander are due for the first meeting ever between the human race and a comet. New photos show the target is in sight.

Space March 31, 2014

Comet-chaser Rosetta wakes up instruments, sends back images of icy and rocky 67P/Churumov-Gerasimenko

After waking up from a two and a half year deep-space hibernation period, the Rosetta has sent back two images of its final destination. The spacecraft will now prepare for the final leg of its journey towards its target comet.

Space March 30, 2014

Four lunar eclipses are coming this year, starting in April - Here's how to see the Moon disappear!

A lunar eclipse tetrad is due to take place, treating viewer across North America to four lunar eclipses in a little over a year.

Space March 30, 2014

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