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NASA's Asteroid-Bound Aircraft Captures Stunning Image Of Earth And Moon

Asteroid Bennu-bound OSIRIS-REx took an amazing photo of the Earth and the Moon from 5 million kilometers away. It is just one of the many stunning photos of our planet from space.

Space January 4, 2018

First Blue Moon Total Eclipse In More Than 150 Years Coming By End Of January

The night will be long for skywatchers on Jan. 31 with a Blue moon, a supermoon and total lunar eclipse happening in one night. This rare event is not to be missed so mark your calendars.

Space January 5, 2018

NASA Scientists Sequence DNA Of Microbes In Space For The First Time

Astronauts on the International Space Station have successfully sequenced microbe DNA in space for the first time. Know how the crew members were able to carry out the experiment.

Space January 4, 2018

SpaceX Starts 2018 With Falcon 9 Rocket Launch For Classified Zuma Mission

SpaceX had once again delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 for the Zuma mission. While they explained the reason for the recent postponement, the company remains silent about the mission’s details. What will the rocket carry?

Space January 3, 2018

Quadrantids To Peak This Week: When To See The First Meteor Shower Of 2018

Astronomers forecasted 2018 to open with a display of the Quadrantids, an annual meteor shower peaking this week. When and where is the best time to view this celestial event?

Space January 3, 2018

China's First Space Station Will Soon Crash To Earth, But Nobody Knows When And Where

Tiangong-1, China's first space station, is expected to crash to the Earth about mid-March, with the exact date and location unknown. Should people be worried that they may be hit by space debris falling from the sky?

Space January 3, 2018

Zoo Hypothesis: MIT Study Suggests Aliens Are Silently Studying Humans

An MIT astronomer theorized that humans are not alone in the universe. Among the 10 theories he proposed, the zoo hypothesis has spawned the most reactions, as it asserts that aliens are quietly but carefully observing mankind.

Space January 2, 2018

Astronauts Prepare To Celebrate New Year In Space

On the last work days of 2017, ISS astronauts wrapped up research work that would allow humans to stay longer in outer space. NASA’s Scott Tingle, in particular, was collecting samples of a specimen that could potentially sustain astronauts in space.

Space December 30, 2017

Celestial Events 2018: New Year Brings Lunar Eclipses, Supermoons, Meteor Showers, And Bright Planets

Next year was announced to offer numerous celestial events. Highlighted sightings include a supermoon coinciding with a lunar eclipse in January, five bright planets appearing in July, and shooting stars in August.

Space December 30, 2017

Supermoon 2018 To Light Up The Sky On New Year's Day

The supermoon 2018 is expected to occur on Jan. 1, coinciding with New Year's Day. That gives skygazers more to look forward to than just fireworks.

Space December 29, 2017

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Will Really Send Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster To Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk previously said that the Falcon Heavy rocket will carry his own Tesla Roadster to Mars. New images reveal that Musk wasn't kidding, as the electric vehicle is being prepared to hitch a ride to space.

Space December 28, 2017

Photographer Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

On the night of the SpaceX rocket launch, Jesse Watson was rolling his time-lapse cameras from a hill in Arizona. What he captured left even his fellow photographers in awe.

Space December 27, 2017

International Space Station Astronauts Celebrate Christmas With New Tree, Gifts, And 'Star Wars'

American crew members spent Christmas 2017 opening presents under an artificial tree. They also enjoyed a special holiday dinner and movie night.

Space December 26, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Launch Leaves Glowing Cloud Mistaken As Proof Of UFO

The Falcon 9 launch left a mysterious light in Southern California’s sky. It stirred panic among residents who wrongly thought it was an alien sighting.

Space December 25, 2017

Baba Vanga Predictions Suggest 2 Major Events For 2018

For 2018, Baba Vanga predicted that China will overtake the United States. The blind mystic from Bulgaria also said explorers will come home bearing news of a new energy form discovered on Venus.

Space December 26, 2017

Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Launches Iridium Next Communications Satellites

SpaceX successfully launched a pre-flown rocket into space on Dec. 22 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch is part of Iridium's plan to upgrade its existing constellation, which will provide a number of new services.

Space December 24, 2017

Russia Announces Plan To Build Luxury Hotel On International Space Station

A proposal submitted to Russia’s Roscosmos calls for a space tourism module. It included a design plan for a four-room luxury space hotel.

Space December 23, 2017

This Is What Happens When Neutron Stars Collide

Scientists found no jet around the neutron star merger detected in August 2017. Therefore, they concluded GW170817 could be produced by a neutron-rich cocoon.

Space December 23, 2017

Where Did All The Water On Mars Go? A New Study Claims To Have The Answer

Scientists believe that where was once water on Mars, with different theories on where it all went. A new study, however, claimed that the water that used to be on the surface of the planet is still there somewhere.

Space December 21, 2017

The Skull-Shaped Halloween Asteroid 2015 TB145 Is Returning In 2018

The skull-shaped asteroid that flew by Earth in Halloween 2015 is returning. Officially called 2015 TB145, the Halloween asteroid will come near Earth again in November 2018.

Space December 22, 2017

Habitable Planets May Exist Around Vicinity Of Pulsars That Blast Out Deadly Rays

Pulsars burst out deadly rays, have enormous magnetic field and accrete matter. Despite these hostile conditions, astronomers say that habitable planets may still thrive around the vicinity of these neutron stars.

Space December 21, 2017

NASA To Reveal Finalists For A Space Mission

The announcement of a shortlist for the fourth New Frontiers mission was scheduled for Dec. 20. Finalists were chosen from the 12 solar system exploration concepts submitted in May 2017.

Space December 20, 2017

NASA Plans To Send Mission To Proxima Centauri In 2069

Humans may visit solar system’s nearest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centauri, in 2069. Know how NASA is trying to make it possible.

Space December 21, 2017

New Expedition 54 Crew Members Arrive At International Space Station For 6-Month Mission

Representatives from three different countries have arrived safely at the space station, completing the 6-person crew of Expedition 54. They will remain on board until 2018 for a space mission that includes over 200 scientific investigations.

Space December 20, 2017

NASA Reinvents Schlieren Imaging To Study Shockwaves From Supersonic Flight

The U.S. space agency reinvented a technique created in the 19th century to observe shockwaves from a supersonic flight. The technique called Background-oriented Schlieren is using Celestial Objects, which is an updated version of Schlieren imaging.

Space December 20, 2017

Japanese Startup iSpace Wants To Put Billboards On The Moon: Ads In Space Coming Soon?

With funding secured, iSpace moved forward with the development of a lander that will be used for advertising on the moon. A 2019 launching was scheduled.

Space December 20, 2017

60-Million-Year Old Meteorite Impact In Scotland Contains Rare Minerals From Outer Space

Geologists found evidence of a meteorite impact that took place around 60 million years ago. The impact was believed to have brought rare minerals of extraterrestrial origins.

Space December 19, 2017

SpaceX Delivers Dragon Capsule Payload To The International Space Station: Christmas Presents, Mice, And More Fly Into Space

SpaceX has successfully sent up its reused Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, carrying a 4,800-pound payload. It brought high-tech sensors along with Christmas presents and barley seeds, which are used to brew beer.

Space December 18, 2017

NASA Finds 8th Planet Orbiting Around Distant Star

The Kepler-90 star has an eighth planet, Kepler-90i, which orbits it. Scientists found the exoplanet with the help of artificial intelligence and data from NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope.

Space December 15, 2017

Blue Origin: Mannequin Skywalker Video Gives A Glimpse Of Flight Into Space

Blue Origin shared a video featuring the passenger Mannequin Skywalker of the Crew Capsule 2.0 during the test flight with New Shepard. It also teased the opening of its 750,000-square-foot rocket facility in Florida.

Space December 15, 2017

Japan To Join US In Building Space Station That Will Orbit The Moon

Japan will be collaborating with the United States to build a new space station in the lunar orbit. The spaceport will serve as a deep space gateway.

Space December 14, 2017

Blue Origin Takes To The Skies Again With New Shepard, Crew Capsule 2.0

The test flight for the New Shepard system and Crew Capsule 2.0 was a success. This takes Blue Origin one step closer to beginning its commercial flight operations in the near future.

Space December 14, 2017

Geminids Meteor Shower 2017: Tips On How To Watch The Shooting Star Show

The Geminids meteor shower 2017 is about to occur, and it's expected to be one bright celestial display. Here are some tips to watch the shooting stars.

Space December 13, 2017

SpaceX To Make 4,800-Pound Delivery To ISS With Reused Falcon 9 Rocket, Dragon Cargo Capsule

SpaceX will make a 4,800-pound delivery to the International Space Station this December, using a reused Falcon 9 rocket and a Dragon spacecraft. This marks the first time the company will launch with a refurbished booster and capsule.

Space December 12, 2017

President Trump To NASA: I Want You Back On The Moon, Then Mars Next

Trump has officially signed Space Policy Directive 1, which sets NASA up for a lunar mission and a potential trip to Mars. However, there’s the issue of funding.

Space December 12, 2017

Astronomers To Scan Mysterious Interstellar Asteroid To Look For Signs Of Alien Technology

The cigar-shaped interstellar object called Oumuamua is characterized by unusual properties. Was this sent by an intelligent alien civilization? Astronomers want to find out.

Space December 12, 2017

Asteroid 3200 Phaethon To Fly By Close To Earth On Dec. 16: Will It Pose Any Danger?

A huge asteroid is going to fly by quite close to Earth on Dec. 17. The space rock called 3200 Phaethon has been deemed a potentially hazardous asteroid by NASA.

Space December 11, 2017

Did NASA Find Alien Life? US Space Agency To Announce Kepler Discovery On Thursday

NASA will make an announcement of a new discovery made by Kepler space telescope, the most accomplished planet-hunter in history. Is the news about evidence of life beyond Earth?

Space December 10, 2017

New Jersey Fireball Captured By Police Dash Cam Is Indeed A Meteor

A fireball streaking across the New Jersey sky was captured by a police dash cam. Now the American Meteor Society has confirmed that it's indeed a meteor.

Space December 10, 2017

The Geminids Meteor Shower Will Fill The Sky With Shooting Stars Next Week: Here's When And How To Watch

The Geminids meteor shower of 2017 will reach its peak next week, promising a better spectacle than last year when it competed with a supermoon. Here are tips on when and how to watch the dazzling show of shooting stars.

Space December 10, 2017

Black Holes Not As Powerful As Imagined

Scientists discovered that the magnetic fields of black holes are weaker than previously believed. The study was based on observable data gathered from the black V404 Cygni.

Space December 9, 2017

NASA Fails To Spot Whale-Sized Asteroid That Skimmed Past Earth

A massive asteroid flew close by Earth recently. NASA failed to spot the asteroid while it was traveling near the planet and detected it only after it passed Earth.

Space December 9, 2017

First Black Astronaut Honored On 50th Death Anniversary

Although he was unknown for 30 years after his death, Major Robert H. Lawrence Jr. is recognized as NASA's first black astronaut. After his death, other African Americans went on to become notable NASA figures.

Space December 9, 2017

The International Space Station Will Soon Get A New Tool To Protect Itself From Space Junk

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft will go on a resupply service mission next week to the International Space Station. Included in the cargo is the Space Debris Sensor, which will provide additional protection to the space station from space debris.

Space December 8, 2017

Florida Fireball Lights Up The Night Sky: It's Not A UFO, NASA Says

A fireball streaked over Florida on the evening of Dec. 5, with people thinking that it might be a UFO. NASA has tried to dispel such rumors by explaining what the people saw.

Space December 8, 2017

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