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NASA Chief Bridenstine Sees Moon Missions As Railroad In Space

During the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington D.C., Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s new administrator, explained to Mars mission supporters the agency’s vision of the return to the surface of the moon. Bridenstine also spoke about InSight and Mars 2020 rover missions.

Space May 10, 2018

New Mysterious Magnetic Phenomenon Discovered In Earth’s Outer Atmosphere

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission spacecraft has uncovered a new form of magnetic reconnection in a more turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere. Researchers say the discovery could lead to an understanding of the properties of the universe.

Space May 10, 2018

Jill Tarter Says Congress Wants To Give NASA $10 Million To Search For Aliens

Astronomer Jill Tarter says that Congress wants to give NASA $10 million a year to search for alien life. About 25 years ago, Congress slashed funding for similar activities.

Space May 9, 2018

Exiled Asteroid Discovered Past Neptune In Kuiper Belt: How Did It Get All The Way Out There?

Scientists have discovered the first carbon-rich asteroid found in the Kuiper Belt beyond Neptune. The asteroid has originally formed between Mars and Jupiter.

Space May 10, 2018

Scientists Say They Discovered The Energy That Sizzles The Sun's Corona To 1 Million Degrees

Researchers just discovered why the sun's corona is 1 million degrees Fahrenheit and hotter than the surface. They captured photos of the corona from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Space May 9, 2018

Giant Swirls Found On The Sun Similar To Planetary Waves That Control Earth’s Weather

Scientists were able to finally characterize the solar Rossby waves that had been the subject of debates for 40 years. The team found that these waves are similar to the Rossby waves that control weather condition on Earth.

Space May 10, 2018

World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Experiment Gets US Funding

The experiment aimed at solving the mystery surrounding dark matter received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The SuperCDMS project has been touted as the world’s most sensitive experiment in the search for the dark matter.

Space May 9, 2018

NASA Researcher Thinks Pluto Should Be A Planet Again And That Planets Should Be Redefined

Happy day for those out there who think Pluto should be promoted back to planet status. Some scientists at NASA agree. Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006.

Space May 8, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Prepares For Thursday Launch From Kennedy Space Center

Elon Musk and SpaceX are in the final stages to launch the newest incarnation of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block Five rocket is expected to carry Bangladesh’s first communications satellite.

Space May 8, 2018

Sodium In Hot Saturn WASP-96b Suggests Exoplanet Has Cloud-Free Atmosphere

A complete fingerprint of sodium in hot Saturn WASP-96b suggests that the exoplanet has a cloud-free atmosphere. What is the significance of studying clouds in atmospheres of planets?

Space May 8, 2018

Scientists Say Orbits Of Jupiter And Venus Impact Earth's Climate Every 405,000 Years

A new study has revealed that gravitational pull from Jupiter and Venus changes the Earth's orbit every 405,000 years. This impacts climate and all life on Earth.

Space May 7, 2018

Tests Show That Moon Dust Can Kill Cells And Alter DNA, Which Could Kill Chances Of Lunar Colony

A study simulated the effects of moon dust on the human body and showed that it may be hazardous for health. This could put the idea of a moon colony on hold.

Space May 9, 2018

Scientists Say The Sun Will Become A Bright Planetary Nebula When It Dies In 10 Billion Years

A new study reveals what will happen to the sun after it dies in 10 billion years from now. Researchers believe it will become a planetary nebula as bright as other stars.

Space May 7, 2018

First CubeSats Signal Radio Home On Way To Mars, NASA Says

NASA just received two radio signals from the MarCO satellites. The two small satellites will accompany the InSight lander on its journey to study Mars’ structure and its interior.

Space May 7, 2018

Triangular Shaped UFO Seen Traveling Into A Lightning Bolt: Could This Be Proof Of Alien Life?

A video was captured of a UFO traveling into a lightning bolt and was posted on YouTube. The YouTube account is known for sharing videos about aliens.

Space May 7, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Returns With 4,000 Pounds Of Cargo To Earth

SpaceX’s Dragon has returned from its resupply mission to the International Space Station, which began on April 2. The space vehicle brought back 1,800 kilograms of cargo from the ISS, which include science and technology demonstration samples.

Space May 8, 2018

National Astronaut Day Commemorates Launch Of First American In Space

Alan Shepard was the first American to go to space 57 years ago. Ten years after that mission, he was also the first man to hit a golf ball on the surface of the moon.

Space May 5, 2018

NASA InSight Mars Lander Launched: Red Planet Interior Will Be Probed And Mapped

NASA resumed its mission to probe Mars as it launched a new spacecraft that is expected to study the red planet from California. The InSight lander is expected to arrive on the planet sometime in November.

Space May 5, 2018

James Webb Space Telescope Suffers Another Mechanical Snag During Test

NASA said this is not the first time that the James Webb Space Telescope encountered mechanical problems. The American space agency assured that these events will not affect the space telescope’s launch to space in 2020.

Space May 5, 2018

Look Up: Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend

This year's Eta Aquarids are expected to be one of the finest showers of the year. The best way to see them is during early morning hours in locations far enough from city lights.

Space May 5, 2018

Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, And More To Appear During The Spring And Summer Evening Skies

Certain planets and stars will become more visible to the eye during the spring and summer evening hours. Planets such as Venus, Saturn, and Mars will be seen during the late evening hours.

Space May 4, 2018

Hubble Captures Image Of Star That Survives Supernova Explosion

The Hubble telescope managed to capture an image of a star that survived a supernova explosion. The star was part of a binary star system in which its companion exploded.

Space May 9, 2018

Researchers Say 1000-Year-Old Tapestries Might Prove The Existence Of The Mysterious 'Planet Nine'

Researchers believe that medieval tapestries might contain proof that 'Planet Nine' exists in the solar system. Scientists are still searching the skies trying to find the mysterious planet.

Space May 4, 2018

University Professor Creates Theme Song For Milky Way Galaxy: Listen Here

Dr. Mark Heyer of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst composed music to showcase how gases rotate around the Milky Way galaxy. He converted over 20 years of astronomical data into music notes.

Space May 4, 2018

Mineral Found In Meteorite From The Moon Shows It Once Had Water

A mineral found in a lunar meteorite shows that the moon once had the presence of water on its surface. This mineral only forms in the presence of water, offering clues as to the moon's history with water.

Space May 3, 2018

Australia Set To Start Space Agency With $50 Million Funding From Government

Australia is set to start its new space agency with a $50 million budget allocation from the Australian government. This is only part of the investment, most of which will be provided by private companies.

Space May 3, 2018

NASA Successfully Demonstrates Nuclear Fission Reactor Power System

NASA successfully demonstrated the new Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology or KRUSTY during a news conference on Wednesday. The agency said that KRUSTY will help astronauts during long hauled missions to Mars and to the Moon.

Space May 3, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Hunt For Alien Life Gets Big Boost With Expanded Survey Of Milky Way Stars

Stephen Hawking was part of a project that collects deep space data to find signs of alien life. A new hardware used by the Parkes Radio Telescope used by the Breakthrough Listen Initiative expands survey of the sky.

Space May 9, 2018

Published Weeks After His Death, Stephen Hawking’s Final Theory Shows A Less-Complicated Universe

The final theory on the multiverse by Stephen Hawking has just been published. It is based on string theory and explains that the universe is less complicated than it seemed.

Space May 2, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft’s Return Delayed To May 5, NASA Says

NASA and SpaceX decided to delay the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft's return from the International Space Station by four days. The space vehicle will bring a plethora of experiments back to Earth.

Space May 2, 2018

Astronomers Spotted Helium In The Atmosphere Of An Exoplanet For The First Time

Astronomers detected helium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet called WASP-107b. Scientists said this discovery is the first of its kind, and it will help them study the atmosphere of other exoplanets.

Space May 3, 2018

National Air And Space Museum Appoints First Female Director: Who Is Ellen Stofan?

Dr. Ellen Stofan has started as the new director for the National Air and Space Museum. After a long career at NASA, she will be the first woman to hold the position.

Space May 1, 2018

Boeing Throws Shade At SpaceX, Says Falcon Heavy Is ‘Too Small’ For Deep Space

Like children fighting over who’s the best, Boeing is going after SpaceX in a new website, calling the Falcon Heavy insufficient for NASA’s deep space exploration needs. It’s also making bold claims about the Space Launch System.

Space May 1, 2018

NASA Mars InSight Set To Launch: Here's Why The Mission Is So Important

After a two-year delay, NASA will finally launch the InSight Mars mission to space. The spacecraft, which will be equipped with various tools, will study not the Red Planet's surface, but rather what lies underneath.

Space May 1, 2018

European Space Agency Releases First Color Images Of Mars' Surface Showing Its Atmosphere

Trace Gas Orbiter, a space orbiter by the European Space Agency and RosCosmos, released the first color image of the Martian surface. In the photo, Mars' atmosphere can be seen.

Space May 3, 2018

Don’t Be Fooled: The ‘Warrior Woman’ Rock On Mars Isn’t Proof Of An Early Civilization

A new rock formation on Mars is being hailed as proof that an ancient civilization once existed on the planet. Don’t believe it — it’s your mind playing tricks on you.

Space April 30, 2018

Mathematical Study Shows Mercury’s Crust Is Thinner And Denser Than Previously Thought

Mercury’s crust is found to be thinner and denser than previously thought. It is also interesting that Mercury’s core is larger than its mantle and crust, although scientists have not reconciled theories to prove its cause.

Space April 30, 2018

DSTART Designing Evolving Starship Made From Hollowed-Out Asteroid

The DSTART team is designing a starship that can keep generations of crew alive as they travel through deep space for an extended period. Why should the interstellar spacecraft use an asteroid?

Space April 29, 2018

Blue Origin Moves Closer To Space Tourism With Successful New Shepard Rocket Test Flight

Blue Origin carried out a successful test flight for the New Shepard rocket and capsule. The company, founded by Amazon CEO and world's richest man Jeff Bezos, may start sending people up to space within the year.

Space April 30, 2018

April Full Moon 2018: 'Pink Moon' To Appear In The Sky On April 29, Will You Watch It?

On Sunday, April 29, a 'pink' full moon will grace the night sky according to reports. The pink moon has been associated with flowers blooming, grass sprouting, and fish swimming upstream in the spring time.

Space April 28, 2018

Why The Heck Are We Sending Cotton To Space?

Humans will send cotton to the International Space Station for experimentation. It’s part of the Cotton Sustainability Challenge, which aims to find more sustainable ways of growing cotton through efficient water management.

Space April 28, 2018

World’s Richest Man Jeff Bezos Set To Launch Blue Origin’s 8th Test Flight

All is set at Blue Origin’s test flight center in Texas as Jeff Bezos’s team is gearing up for New Shepard’s eighth launch on April 29. The New Shepard is a reusable rocket aimed to send paying passengers into space.

Space April 28, 2018

NASA Mars Mission Encounters Cracks In Its Heat Shield: Could This Set Back The 2020 Mission?

NASA announced in a statement that the heat shield for its Mars 2020 mission has a crack. This could be a major setback for the mission and could affect its schedule.

Space April 27, 2018

NASA Reportedly Cancelling Its Resource Prospector Moon Mission: What Does It Mean For A Return To The Moon?

NASA is reportedly scraping its moon mining mission, the Resource Prospector. Scientists are urging the agency to save the project for the future of missions on the moon.

Space April 27, 2018

NASA Is Expected To Pay More For Cargo Delivery To The International Space Station

The NASA Office of Inspector General conducted an audit of the agency and found that it has a spending problem. Apparently, NASA is spending too much on cargo delivery to the International Space Station.

Space April 27, 2018

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