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NASA Tron-like Z-2 spacesuit wins public vote

Asked to choose appearance of next-generation NASA astronaut suit, public goes for glowing "Tron" look. Suit will be built and ready for testing in November.

Space May 4, 2014

NASA Tron-like Z-2 spacesuit wins public vote

Asked to choose appearance of next-generation NASA astronaut suit, public goes for glowing "Tron" look. Suit will be built and ready for testing in November.

Space May 4, 2014

Kazakhstan launches first satellite, courtesy of Europe

The KazEOSat-1 spacecraft is Kazakhstan's first satellite. Here's what it is doing up there.

Space May 5, 2014

NASA astronauts will wear a 'Tron' Z2 spacesuit to Mars

Few weeks ago, NASA has called for the public's help in choosing which concept would suit best in the Z-2 Suit, the newest version of NASA's Z-spacesuits. Now, the public has spoken.

Space May 2, 2014

SpaceX 1, Lockheed-Boeing 0. Court issues injunction blocking Air Force from buying Russian rockets

SpaceX has been granted an injunction in their case against Lockheed-Boeing. The injunction marks the first victory in the company's campaign to open up US defense launches to more competition.

Space May 1, 2014

Jupiter-like Beta Pictoris b spins at 62,000 mph, completes a day in 8 hours

For the first time in history, astronomers have finally measured the length of an exoplanet's day. The observations were made by a team of astronomers stationed at the Very Large Telescope in Chile.

Space May 1, 2014

Dizzy rotation of exoplanet clocked for first time, scientists claim eight-hour day

The length of a day on an exoplanet was measured for the first time, and it has the fastest rotation of any planet known. This is why it moves so fast.

Space April 30, 2014

Galaxy casts out entire star cluster, which is now heading towards Earth at over two million mph

Distant galaxy winds up to throw cosmic fastball, ejecting an entire cluster of stars. Cluster is headed our way, but will likely ended up a permanent wanderer in empty space.

Space May 1, 2014

Go, jump on a trampoline: Russian deputy PM tells American astronauts following U.S. sanctions

The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia has suggested a new way for the United States to reach orbit - and it involves a trampoline.

Space May 1, 2014

California spares private aerospace companies from property taxes

No more property tax to space flight companies in California for the next ten years. Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), who authored the bill, said that this move is “one giant leap forward” not only for the aerospace industries but for California as well.

Space April 30, 2014

Want an office space at the ISS? NASA opens Space Station for commercial opportunities

The International Space Station (ISS) as we know it is taking its chances in the commercial sector, opening its doors for companies interested in using microgravity to develop a strong commercial market as well as assisting the agency with its future space explorations.

Space May 1, 2014

Mars Curiosity Rover starts drilling at Windjana

After the past two drilling since its arrival on Mars in 2012, National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Curiosity Mars rover is off to another drilling escapade. Its next target? A slab of sandstone in the Gale Crater.

Space April 30, 2014

Young galaxy behaves with surprising maturity, startles astronomers

Relatively young galaxy surprises astronomers by not "acting its age." Its calm demeanor is much more like a settled, mature galaxy like our Milky Way, they say.

Space May 4, 2014

First solar eclipse of 2014 was amazing but could be enjoyed only by Australians and penguins [Video]

Total solar eclipse with "ring of fire" only completely visible in remote area of Antarctica. Australia gets a view, but only as a partial eclipse

Space April 30, 2014

SpaceX founder Elon Musk wants ULA monopoly to end, sues to save U.S. Govt. $1 bn

Elon Musk and SpaceX have filed suit against the Air Force, claiming they were blocked from military launches. What could this mean for the future of Air Force satellites?

Space April 30, 2014

UFO visits North London? Witness posts images on Facebook

Reports surfaced that UFOs were lately seen hovering on British skies? The sightings were caught on tape like many other previous sightings all over the world. But are UFOs for real or for reel? Read what former UFO investigators have to say.

Space April 30, 2014

NASA presents public service award to William Shatner for a better reason than being Captain Kirk

NASA has awarded William Shatner a medal for inspiring several generations of youths to study science and math. The agency bestowed the veteran actor with the highest award it could give to an individual unaffiliated with the US government.

Space April 29, 2014

Tuesday solar eclipse will be amazing but not everybody will get to enjoy

Dramatic solar eclipse creating a "ring of fire" early Tuesday morning. You'll get a great view only if you're a penguin; Antarctica is the only place this can be seen.

Space April 28, 2014

Cosmos by Neil deGrasse Tyson episode 8 'Sisters of the Sun' pays tribute to women astronomers

Women astronomers get long-overdue attention in "Cosmos: 'Sisters of the Sun.'" Episode has highlighted works of pioneers in the study of stars.

Space April 29, 2014

Mars rover Curiosity drills into Windjana

Windjana, a sandstone outcrop on Mars, is the latest rock examined by the Curiosity rover. But why drill there?

Space April 30, 2014

SpaceX can save U.S. government $1 billion annually, wants to end rocket launch monopoly

SpaceX takes action to end the US Government's monopoly on national security space launches. The company says that the government can save up to $1 billion by opening up space launches to competition from private companies.

Space April 28, 2014

NASA's Curiosity rover inspects Windjana rock on Mars, prepares for drilling

The Curiosity rover will be investigating a Martian rock as a possible target for drilling. The rock, which has been named Windjana, will be inspected by the rover's on-board tools this coming weekend.

Space April 28, 2014

Asteroids, as seen from Mars (Thank you, Curiosity)

Two asteroids are photographed by Curiosity rover on Mars. Both of them are giants, bigger than either of Mars' moons Phobos and Deimos.

Space April 29, 2014

Discovery of coldest 'brown dwarf' in sun's neighborhood leaves astronomers stone cold

The coldest star ever found is also one of the closest. Here is the story of a cold star with a long name, WISE J085510.83-071442.5.

Space April 28, 2014

Elon Musk sees red as SpaceX vows to break Lockheed-Boeing monopoly over US military satellite launches

SpaceX founder to sue for chance to compete for Pentagon satellite launches. Elon Musk says his company can save the government on launch costs.

Space April 26, 2014

X-class solar flare hits Earth, causes major disruption of communications

Strong solar flare temporarily knocks out some radio communications on Earth. Flare was an X-class event, strongest category.

Space April 26, 2014

NASA telescopes spy Sun's frosty neighbor: The coldest 'brown dwarf' seen to date

Brown dwarf found as cold as Earth's North Pole. A close neighbor, the cosmic object is just 7.2 light years away.

Space April 27, 2014

Mars rover Curiosity captures amazing photo of asteroids

Ceres and Vesta have just been photographed by the Mars rover Curiosity. Here is the story of the picture!

Space April 26, 2014

Hubble Space Telescope turns 24: The journey so far

The Hubble Space Telescope just turned 24-years-old -- Here's the tale of Hubble's journey.

Space April 28, 2014

All eyes on B31 iceberg: NASA monitors stowaway from Antarctica with satellite, GPS trackers

NASA has spotted a monstrous iceberg escaping into open waters in Antarctica. The giant chunk of frozen water is estimated to be around 240 square miles in size.

Space April 25, 2014

Happy 24th birthday Hubble Telescope! What's the cosmic eye been busy with?

The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 24th birthday with a yet another magnificent shot of the infinitesimal portion of space, reinforcing Hubble's prowess in capturing more than what meets the eye.

Space April 25, 2014

Massive supernova not so bright after all

An "ordinary" Type 1a supernova was seen, apparently giving off the same amount of energy as 100 billion suns. How did nature dupe astronomers?

Space April 28, 2014

This selfie by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio is out of this world... literally

Astronaut Rick Mastracchio took a selfie while outside the International Space Station. This is the latest step in a long history of amateur photography in space.

Space April 25, 2014

NASA, littleBits partner to launch Lego-like space kits for kids

Kit of snap-together modules helps kids learn space science in fun way. NASA scientists and engineers helped in the design.

Space April 25, 2014

Earth is no stanger to asteroids exploding like atomic bombs

Latest statistics on asteroid impacts show that Earth has been hit by a total of 26 asteroids during the past 14 years. The statistics were obtained from readings taken by sensors designed to measure nuclear detonations, which is a testament to the force of an asteroid impact.

Space April 24, 2014

Pair of supermassive black holes spotted in cosmic tango by European astronomers

Scientists from Europe have discovered two supermassive black holes orbiting around each other. This is the first time that astronomers have found a pair of supermassive black holes co-existing in an ordinary galaxy.

Space April 24, 2014

Lyrid meteor shower: Last chance to watch it this year

Lyrid meteor shower passes its peak, but skywatchers might still get a glimpse, experts say. Bright moon might make it a bit harder, though.

Space April 24, 2014

Nuclear explosion-level asteroid impacts more common than previously thought: Is Earth in danger?

Earth may face greater threat of catastrophic asteroid impact than previously believed. Video visualization shows many latest impacts.

Space April 24, 2014

Mantis shrimp pincers inspire new airplane material design

A tiny shrimp with a powerful punch is the inspiration of a new material design stronger than that used in aircraft standards.

Space April 24, 2014

ISS astronauts successfully perform spacewalk to replace dead computer

Astronauts successfully performed a spacewalk to replace a faulty computer outside the International Space Station. What else is the crew of the ISS doing?

Space April 24, 2014

NASA chief defends Mars mission, colonization of Red Planet necessary for human survival

The head of NASA has come forward to defend the agency's plans of sending humans to the Red Planet in the future. The agency's chief added that human colonization of other planets is a necessity for survival.

Space April 24, 2014

Swedish cosmetic company wants to brighten the moon: Science or just a marketing event?

In a bid to bring down electricity costs and the carbon footprint caused by maintaining streetlights, a Swedish company has proposed a strange and otherworldly solution. The company says the Moon should be brightened.

Space April 24, 2014

Asteroids explode like nuclear blasts in the sky...and that's quite common [VIDEO]

Explosions happen high in the sky more often than most people believed. How powerful were these blasts?

Space April 24, 2014

KOI-3278, a bizarre 'self-lensing' binary star system, discovered in Lyra

A binary star system, resembling an upside-down planet, has been discovered in data from the Kepler Spacecraft.

Space April 23, 2014

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