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Swirls of earliest lights offer clues to infancy of universe: Scientists

Scientists at the South Pole have discovered swirling patterns in the cosmic microwave background that may lead to new discoveries about the early universe.

Space December 16, 2013

China's Jade Rabbit sends back selfies from moon

China's Jade Rabbit rover has sent back first set of photos from the moon.

Space December 16, 2013

China third country to land on moon

China has successfully landed its Chang'e-3 probe on the moon's surface. The successful landing means that China is the third nation to successfully complete a lunar landing.

Space December 15, 2013

Juno spacecraft captures Earth and Moon in cosmic waltz (Video)

NASA's Juno spacecraft took stunning video footage while flying past the Earth before heading off to Jupiter.

Space December 11, 2013

Curiosity Rover finds ancient Martian lake once suited for life

More evidence that Mars might have once been a planet teeming with life.

Space December 10, 2013

Moon Express pulls cover off MX-1 Lunar Lander, eyeing Google Lunar XPRIZE

California-based Moon Express unveiled the MX-1 lunar lander that it aims to send to the moon, come 2015.

Space December 7, 2013

Jeff Bezos joins space race with secret rocket test fire

SpaceX and Elon Musk has a rival. Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos has joined the space race with a secret rocket test fire.

Space December 4, 2013

Comet ISON is dead...no wait, it's alive...no wait, it's dead

Comet ISON was supposed to be dead, then briefly re-appeared and is now finally dead after taking scientists on a roller-coaster ride the past few days.

Space December 3, 2013

China launches moon rover Jade Rabbit

China has successfully launched its moon rover Jade Rabbit (Yutu), which is expected to make a soft-landing on the moon's surface on December 14.

Space December 2, 2013

India's Mars spacecraft leaves Earth's orbit, heads for the Red Planet

India's Mars spacecraft has left Earth's orbit and is now on its way to Mars.

Space December 3, 2013

China set to launch lunar rover on Monday

China will launch the Chang'e-3 lunar rover on Monday.

Space December 1, 2013

Unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft delivers supplies to ISS team

Progress 53, an unmanned Russian cargo spacecraft has delivered supplies and holiday gifts to the ISS team.

Space December 1, 2013

Scientists left baffled by incredibly bright black hole

The black hole in the ULX-1 system is a lot brighter than what scientists had anticipated.

Space December 1, 2013

Did the sun just gobble up comet ISON?

No trace of the tail of the "sungrazer" comet ISON. Did the comet disintegrate?

Space November 29, 2013

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket again fails to take off

The Falcon 9 rocket from Space X has failed to take off again after being rescheduled.

Space November 29, 2013

SpaceX reschedules Falcon 9 rocket launch for Thursday following technical glitch

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has been rescheduled for a November 28 launch, following a technical glitch.

Space November 28, 2013

Why are sky gazers going gaga over Comet ISON?

Sky gazers are going gaga over the comet of the century - Comet ISON- which is a "sungrazer."

Space November 26, 2013

Monster gamma ray burst fails to create any Hulk

Scientists have spotted a powerful gamma ray burst in the near universe.

Space November 26, 2013

Scientists make breakthrough in waterproof technology

Scientists have made a breakthrough discovery in waterproof technology, which can now repel water from the surface better than before. The new technology could be deployed in aircraft engine to reduce icing or turbine blades in electric power plants to prevent water build up.

Space November 26, 2013

ISS celebrates 15th birthday: Top 10 interesting facts

Here are some things you should know about the International Space Station (ISS) as it celebrates its 15th birthday.

Space November 21, 2013

Virginia high school students launch satellite into space (with a little help from NASA)

A small satellite built by high school students from Virginia was sent to orbit on Tuesday.

Space November 21, 2013

NASA MAVEN starts historic journey to Mars

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft has begun its journey to Mars.

Space November 20, 2013

Dubai Airshow kicks off with eyes on Boeing 777X

Leaders of global aviation are set to place orders worth over $100 billion in the Dubai Airshow which kicked off on Sunday.

Space November 18, 2013

Lockheed Martin to slash 4,000 jobs, close facilities in austerity move

Lockheed Martin has announced 4,000 job cuts and closure of some of its facilities in austerity measures.

Space November 15, 2013

Elon Musk now sets sight on EV pickup truck and supersonic jet with VTOL

Tesla's Elon Musk has said the company will make an EV pickup truck and supersonic jet. A pickup jet?

Space November 16, 2013

NASA video walks us through Mars 4 bn years ago

An animation produced by NASA gives everyone a peek of what Mars could have looked like billions of years ago when it had ideal atmospheric conditions.

Space November 15, 2013

Say cheese: Cassini takes photo of Saturn and smaller siblings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft takes pictures of Saturm, Earth and more.

Space November 14, 2013

Mars Curiosity rover recovers from software glitch

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has recovered from software glitches after going into safe mode for around three days.

Space November 13, 2013

Space Ferrari chooses Atlantic Ocean as its final resting place

The GOCE satellite of the European Space Agency burned on its way back to earth. The debris of the spacecraft splashed into the waters near Falkland Islands.

Space November 12, 2013

Lady Gaga to become first entertainer in space?

Lady Gaga is going to space and you aren't. Let that sink in.

Space November 11, 2013

Meet Yves Rossy: The man who flew over Mt. Fuji with a homemade jetpack

Yves Rossy, an ex-pilot, has flown over Mt. Fuji, using his own invented jetpack.

Space November 13, 2013

Chelyabinsk-type meteors more common than you thought, warns scientists

Scientists have warned that Chelyabinsk-type meteors are more common than thought.

Space November 13, 2013

Asteroid with 6 comet tails spotted

Astronomers have spotted an object that seems to have six comet tails.

Space November 11, 2013

Don't look up now but satellite debris may crash on your head

European Space Agency's Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer is getting closer to earth's atmosphere after running out of fuel. And, it's all set to crash onto terra firma on Sunday.

Space November 10, 2013

We are not alone: Kepler telescope finds numerous Earth-like, habitable planets

Billions of habitable planets in outer space. Which one of them contains life?

Space November 7, 2013

India joins Mars mission race

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is being considered as a well thought-out and a key milestone. Former ISRO Chairman K. Kasturirangan said that it will help boost New Delhi's credentials to join future collaborative international deep-space missions.

Space November 6, 2013

Boeing 737 production to ramp up to nearly 50 planes per month in 2017

Boeing confirmed that its 737 aircraft production will reach to up to 50 per month in 2017.

Space November 3, 2013

Japan scientists successfully test asteroid-blasting cannon

Japanese scientists have successfully tested an asteroid-blasting cannon.

Space October 29, 2013

Astronauts warn UN dangers posed by NEOs and ways to protect Earth

Astronauts have warned the UN about the dangers of near-earth objects (NEOs) and ways to protect Earth from their impact.

Space October 28, 2013

NASA laser communication shot at moon sets new speed record

NASA has a new laser beam communication technology that could allow the transfer of high definition content from space.

Space October 24, 2013

Space-tourism company offers balloon ride to stratosphere for $75k

People who can spare $75,000 can fulfill their lifelong dream of reaching space,almost, thanks to World View.

Space October 24, 2013

Hit or miss? Asteroid 2013 TV135 may peck Earth in 2032

A 1,350-ft-wide asteroid will brush by Earth in 2032.

Space October 21, 2013

Scientists stumped by whacky planetary system

A recent discovery of tilted orbits in multi-planetary system has stumped scientists.

Space October 20, 2013

Saturn's glory fully captured by NASA

The Cassini-Huygens mission of NASA recently snapped a set of images of Saturn. After processing, the mosaics produced footprints of what could be some of the most amazing images of the ringed-planet.

Space October 20, 2013

Biggest star in Milky Way in death throes, say fascinated scientists

W26, the largest known star in the cosmos, is nearing its end, per scientists.

Space October 18, 2013

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