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Parentage of moon confirmed: Earth and Theia, say scientists

The moon was born out of an intense collision between Earth and Theia, confirms a new study. But other scientists are not convinced and impressed by the recent findings.

Space June 8, 2014

Asteroid 'The Beast' is on its way; arriving near Earth come Sunday

Asteroid the size of a football stadium to make close fly-by of Earth on Sunday. Planet group has classified it as "potentially hazardous."

Space June 6, 2014

Moon was born when Earth and Theia smooched 4.5 billion years ago

Apollo rocks show a slightly different composition to similar objects on Earth. Lending an evidence of an impact 4.5 billion years ago between the Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia.

Space June 6, 2014

Mars mission vital but not viable, scientists say

Mars should be the next goal of human space mission, based on a new study conducted for NASA. The report also recommends partnering with China to reach Mars.

Space June 4, 2014

BBSO telescope helps scientists understand mysterious sunspots

Sunspots have been seen by humans for 300 years. Now, we may finally understand what keeps these structures stable.

Space June 5, 2014

New planets discovered near very old star

Planet orbiting 'next door' to our sun may be habitable with liquid water on its surface, astronomers say. The planet and its sun are 'extragalactic' visitors, they say.

Space June 14, 2014

Google's high-tech Loon Balloon doesn't stay high enough, crashes into power lines

The crash has damaged a power pole and cut off electricity to homes near the site of the incident. The balloon was launched from Nevada, where Google is carrying out its tests for Project Loon.

Space June 4, 2014

Hubble spies candy-colored universe, benefits boffins

A newly updated image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Universe in one of the most colorful pictures the telescope has ever produced.

Space June 4, 2014

Laser-based broadband connection will let you watch Earth-based TV shows on the moon

A new Internet connection for spacecraft can download more than 100 songs a second.

Space June 4, 2014

What is NASA up to on the International Space Station?

A little agriculture and a planned 'room extension' are keeping astronauts busy on the International Space Station. Lettuce is ready for harvesting, while an "add-a-room" module is being readied for testing.

Space June 3, 2014

What is NASA up to on the International Space Station?

A little agriculture and a planned 'room extension' are keeping astronauts busy on the International Space Station. Lettuce is ready for harvesting, while an "add-a-room" module is being readied for testing.

Space June 3, 2014

Is the moon the next Wi-Fi hotspot for Earth?

NASA, MIT successfully test broadband connections between the Earth and the moon. The data rate achieved with lasers beats any Wi-Fi on Earth.

Space June 3, 2014

Is the moon the next Wi-Fi hotspot for Earth?

NASA, MIT successfully test broadband connections between the Earth and the moon. The data rate achieved with lasers beats any Wi-Fi on Earth.

Space June 3, 2014

Mega-Earth planet discovered by scientists

New 'mega-Earth' planet detected orbiting star 500 light years away. Much more massive than Earth, it has implications for life on other planets.

Space June 3, 2014

FAA mulls allowing drones, unmanned aircraft for filming and photography

Film and television production companies want to take aerial shots of their productions using unmanned aircraft systems. The FAA may just grant them exactly what they want.

Space June 3, 2014

Big Brother creator will launch reality TV show in search of Mars One crew

Big Brother creator Endemol has teamed up with Mars One in order to document the Mars One astronaut selection process. A new reality TV show on the subject is now in the works.

Space June 4, 2014

Kepler-10c is 'Godfather Earth'. Is this rocky planet home to alien life?

Astronomers discovered what could be a new class of exoplanet known as a "Mega-Earth." This new rocky exoplanet is 17 times more massive than the Earth.

Space June 4, 2014

Kepler spies 'Mega-Earth': This 'godfather' exoplanet is 17 times heavier than Earth but are there aliens?

Kepler-10c, a world many times more massive than Earth, has been recognized as a member of a new class of planet. What does that mean for the chance of alien life there?

Space June 3, 2014

NASA to test flying saucer-type Mars spacecraft in Hawaii

The scheduled tests today of NASA's flying saucer heading to Mars have been cancelled. Pictured here, the LDSD being prepared for supersonic tests off the coast of Hawaii.

Space June 3, 2014

Google makes a $1B bet on web-beam satellites

Google is continuing its push into the skies. The company reportedly will spend more than $1 billion to launch satellites to deliver Internet service to underserved areas on Earth.

Space June 2, 2014

Vintage photos of Apollo astronauts training in Hawaii for moon mission released

Photos of Apollo astronauts, training in Hawaii more than four decades ago, have been rediscovered and released to the public. The lava flows stood in for the moon's surface as astronauts practiced in rocky landscapes to learn how to collect samples and operate the lunar vehicles.

Space June 3, 2014

NASA launching Mars parachute test off Kauai

NASA is to test a new, larger parachute vehicle. The goal is to use it to deliver heavier loads to Mars in the near future.

Space June 2, 2014

NASA's IRIS films rare gigantic solar flare [Video]

The Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), NASA's latest solar observatory, has captured its very first coronal mass ejection (CME). It seems the first time's' the charm for the IRIS as the first ever CME it has recorded may be one for the record books.

Space June 3, 2014

Alien over Hawaii? No. It's NASA's Mars flying saucer testing it's parachute

NASA is finally getting ready to test their Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD). The flying saucer shaped decelerator will be put through its first high altitude test in the skies above Hawaii this June 3.

Space June 3, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson thinks aliens found no intelligent life on Earth

Astrophysicist and Cosmos host Neil DeGrasse Tyson said aliens may have already visited Earth but could not make contact with humans who found their messages unintelligible. He said we could also be sending messages to aliens via radio waves in the solar system.

Space June 3, 2014

Swedish artist intends to put a little red house on the moon but needs $15M to make it happen

Mikael Genberg is envisioning a Swedish cottage about 6 and half feet by 10 feet. It isn't being built to actually house a human, it's more of an artistic creation.

Space June 1, 2014

NASA IRIS spies monster coronal mass eruption: Solar flare was a doozy

A coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun erupted at over a million miles an hour, and was the first recorded by NASA's newest solar observatory.

Space June 2, 2014

NASA high-tech ForceShoe ensures astronauts get their exercise: Here's how

Astronauts aboard the space station do get some fancy footwear to monitor the effectiveness of exercise regime. "Space sandals" with built-in computers will measure their activity.

Space June 1, 2014

Citizen scientists make first contact, wakes up abandoned NASA ISEE-3

The ISEE-3 spacecraft, launched in 1978, is now under the control of a private group of amateur enthusiasts.

Space May 31, 2014

Earth gravity makes Moon bulge and jiggle

Tidal forces from the Earth on our moon has a profound effect on the lunar surface.

Space June 1, 2014

SpaceX Dragon V2 reusable spacecraft eyes 2017 launch: Who needs Russia when we have Elon Musk?

The Dragon V2 spacecraft from SpaceX has been unveiled. This is what the new vehicle could mean to the future of space travel.

Space May 30, 2014

SpaceX launches Dragon V2 astronaut spacecraft

SpaceX unveils 'space taxi' to take astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Company founder Elon Musk says Dragon V2 will lower the cost of space travel.

Space May 31, 2014

Sunsets on Saturn's moon Titan offer clue of atmosphere of alien exoplanets

Titan is the only satellite in the known solar system with a dense atmosphere. Studies of sunsets seen through haze led the way to a new technique to study alien worlds.

Space May 29, 2014

Report of gamma ray burst was blown out of proportion: Actually, it was a false alarm

Stories of a gamma ray burst in the Andromeda Galaxy have been popular on the internet, but the reports are greatly exaggerated, as per the scientists behind the finding that started the confusion.

Space May 30, 2014

Unusual NASA experiment will offer insight into how space travel affects twins

NASA will study the effects of space travel on the human body by studying a pair of twins. One will travel into space to the ISS for a year, America's longest space mission so far, while the other remains on Earth..

Space May 29, 2014

NASA screams 'fake' to viral CNN report that giant asteroid will collide with Earth

The Earth is safe from a non-existent asteroid, despite a report carried on CNN.

Space May 29, 2014

Camelopardalid meteor shower in May was more fizzle than sizzle

Sky watchers hoping for a "meteor storm" express some disappointment. Camelopardalid meteor shower couldn't quite deliver as hoped, astronomers admit.

Space May 27, 2014

Black hole 'doughnut theory' being doubted: What are they really?

Theory of why black holes show themselves differently to astronomers may have holes in it. "Doughnut" theory of gas and dust obscuring them doesn't match new observations.

Space May 27, 2014

ISS rats will get high-tech NASA-developed habitat

NASA's rats and other rodents are living the life as the space agency is creating new housing quarters aboard the International Space Station.

Space May 26, 2014

Chelyabinsk asteroid was result of massive collision of two space rocks, scientists say

The asteroid that exploded over Russia in 2013 injuring more than a 1,000 people, may have been involved in a collision long ago, say researchers.

Space May 25, 2014

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