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NASA OKs 3 New Studies On Drones And Autonomous Vehicle Technology

NASA picked three teams to research autonomous technologies for drones and unmanned aircraft. One of the projects will focus on algorithms for autonomous systems in aviation, while the other two will tackle remotely-piloted drones.

Space June 6, 2017

The Price Astronauts Have To Pay For The Mars Mission? Cancer, New Study Warns

A new study has found that the risk of cancer doubles for long-term missions outside Earth's magnetic field. Cancer and the other risks of cosmic ray exposure are among the leading concerns on the planned human Mars mission.

Space June 6, 2017

NASA All Set To ‘Touch The Sun’: Here’s What The Bold Mission Is For

NASA is gearing up for the launch of the Parker Solar Probe summer of 2018. Learn the role of solar storms and space weather in this daring mission, the first flying into the sun's atmosphere.

Space June 6, 2017

India's Mega-Rocket Launches GSAT-19 Communication Satellite Into Orbit

ISRO’s GSLV Mk III rocket, India’s most powerful rocket, launched the GSAT-19 communication satellite into orbit on Monday, June 5. What made the mission a feat for the Asian nation?

Space June 6, 2017

Scientists Discover New Planet That Is Hotter Than Some Stars

Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that is hotter than some stars. KELT-9b orbits a blue star that is 650 miles away from the Earth.

Space June 7, 2017

China Gears Up For 1st Scientific Mission Aboard The ISS

China is ready to commence its first research project on the U.S. side of the ISS. The Chinese experiment, which was launched this Saturday, June 3, aboard the refurbished SpaceX Dragon capsule, is focused on how space radiation affects gene mutation.

Space June 5, 2017

NASA Experiment To Fill Sky With Red And Green Clouds Gets Postponed

The launch of the Terrier Improved Malemute sounding rocket from NASA’s Virginia facility has been postponed Sunday morning. Find out why the launch has been delayed, and when the artificial clouds will be finally seen in the East Coast.

Space June 5, 2017

NASA Considers Using Previously Flown SpaceX Rockets For Future ISS Resupply Missions

NASA entertains the idea of using used rockets for future cargo missions as a SpaceX Dragon capsule had its first reflight on Saturday, June 3, aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Reusable spaceflight systems can slash costs of space missions.

Space June 5, 2017

NASA Experiment Expected To Produce Artificial Light Show On Sunday: Here's How To Watch It

Sky watchers in the mid-Atlantic coast could witness a cloud show along with the launch of NASA’s sounding rocket very early on Sunday morning, June 4. Even if you're not in the area, there are other ways to witness the artificial lights.

Space June 4, 2017

Ancient Lake On Gale Crater Had Varied Oxygen Levels Across Depths: What This Tells About Life On Mars

Martian lake paints a picture of environmental changes on the planet. Scientists find evidence that Mars could have supported life at many points in the past.

Space June 3, 2017

Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Lake On Mars That Could Have Supported Life

The Curiosity rover found that an ancient Martian lake may have supported life more than 3 million years ago. The lake could have been the stronghold of microbes.

Space June 2, 2017

Gravitational Waves From Black Holes Detected For The Third Time

Albert Einstein’s theory endures. LIGO confirms a third detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two massive black holes 3 billion light-years away from Earth.

Space June 2, 2017

Bigelow Aerospace CEO Believes UFOs Visit Earth: Here's His Proof Aliens Exist

Robert Bigelow, who owns the company that works with NASA to develop an expandable craft for future human spaceflights, revealed on '60 minutes' that he believes in aliens. Here's a story he shared about a close encounter with UFOs.

Space June 2, 2017

Still Undiscovered, Giant Gas Planet With 50 Times Jupiter’s Mass Could Be Causing Mysterious Eclipses

PDS 110’s mysterious eclipses could be caused by an unknown exoplanet. The gas giant orbiting the star is most likely encircled by a ring of dust, as shown in an artistic rendition of the new planet.

Space June 2, 2017

NASA Renames Sun Mission To Honor Astrophysicist Who Predicted Solar Wind

NASA's upcoming mission to the sun was renamed Parker Solar Probe in honor of 89-year old Eugene Parker. Here are some of the solar astrophysicist's important contributions to science.

Space May 31, 2017

Einstein Was Right: Black Holes Have Event Horizon Just As Predicted By General Theory Of Relativity

Analysis of Pan-STARRS data strengthened the idea that black holes are bounded by an event horizon. How did the new research strengthen Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?

Space May 31, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse Proved Einstein's General Theory Of Relativity

Albert Einstein was relatively unknown when he published his papers that introduced the theory of relativity in 1915. An experiment conducted during the May 1919 total solar eclipse changed that.

Space May 31, 2017

NASA Sounding Rocket Experiment To Produce Colorful Artificial Clouds Over Mid-Atlantic

Blue-green and red artificial clouds will be visible over the mid-Atlantic as NASA launches the Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket from Wallops Flight Facility. What is the purpose of sounding rocket experiments?

Space May 31, 2017

Are We Alone On Earth? Bigelow Aerospace Founder Convinced Of 'ET Presence' On The Planet

Bigelow Aerospace’s founder Robert Bigelow shared in an interview that alien life exists on the Earth itself. He also revealed that commercial space agencies would pave the path for human settlement in space.

Space June 1, 2017

Minimoon: How Skywatchers Can Observe June Full Moon

The June full moon, called the minimoon, can be observed in different parts of the United States and the world. What is a minimoon, what's it called in different cultures, and how does it differ from a supermoon?

Space May 30, 2017

NASA To Send Spacecraft To The Sun: Here's The Technology That Will Make Solar Probe Plus Mission Possible

NASA will send a spacecraft to the sun by 2018. Here are the technologies that will protect the Solar Probe Plus and its instruments from extreme heat and radiation.

Space May 30, 2017

Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Sparks Brush Fire Near Launchpad 39A

The static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket started a four-acre brush fire on May 28. The Falcon 9 rocket will be used to lift of the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station on Thursday, June 1.

Space May 29, 2017

ESO Begins Construction Of Telescope Big Enough To Find Alien Life

Once finished, the Extremely Large Telescope will be the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. It will be big enough to gather vital information that can help scientists find worlds that likely host alien life.

Space May 29, 2017

US Postal Service To Issue Solar Eclipse Stamp That Changes Images When Touched

For the first time, the U.S. Postal Service used thermochromic ink on a stamp so the image changes once heated by the touch of the finger. Here's how to get the Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp.

Space May 29, 2017

Construction Begins On World's Biggest Telescope: Here's What The E-ELT Could Discover

The construction of the world's biggest optical telescope is underway. With its exceptional specifications, here are some of the things that the ELT could discover.

Space May 28, 2017

Scientists Inching Closer Toward Construction Of World's First Super Telescope

The ESO and researchers from Oxford University laid down the first stone for the Extremely Large Telescope's construction. The completed ELT will sport a main mirror measuring 128 feet in diameter.

Space May 27, 2017

Solar Probe Plus: NASA To Announce Its First Mission To Fly Directly Into The Sun's Atmosphere

NASA revealed that it would announce its first mission that would fly directly to the sun's outer atmosphere. The mission is dubbed Solar Probe Plus and the probe would fly within four million miles of the sun to conduct research.

Space May 27, 2017

NASA's Sun Observatory Watches Partial Solar Eclipse From Space: See SDO's Image Of The Sun And Moon

NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captures stunning images of the moon crossing the sun’s path on May 25. Watch the animated version of the lunar transit.

Space May 27, 2017

Dying Star Gives Birth To A Black Hole

A massive star in a nearby galaxy was being reborn into a black hole without a bang. Scientists said the black hole candidate may have been formed through a process known as failed supernova.

Space May 26, 2017

Juno Mission’s First Results Are In: Here Is The Sequence Of Juno’s Approach To Jupiter In A Single Photo

Juno mission’s first flyby sent back an immense amount of significant data about Jupiter. A single photo showing the sequence of Juno's flyby shows just how majestic Jupiter truly is.

Space May 26, 2017

These 5 Earth Science Missions Of NASA Are Getting Axed

What are NASA's planned and ongoing Earth science missions on the chopping board? The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request allots $19.1 billion for NASA, a $561 million decrease over previously enacted levels.

Space May 26, 2017

Rocket Lab's Miniature Satellite Launcher Falls Short In Maiden Flight

Rocket Lab successfully launches its Electron rocket into space from their private launch site in New Zealand. Though Electron did not quite reach the desired orbit, Rocket Lab is proud of Electron’s debut test launch.

Space May 25, 2017

NASA's Psyche Mission To Arrive At Metal Asteroid Four Years Earlier Than Originally Planned

NASA's Psyche mission will arrive at its target metal asteroid in 2026, or four years earlier than initially planned. What changes were made to make this possible?

Space May 25, 2017

In First Flybys, Juno Reveals How Little We Know About Jupiter

The first round of data from NASA's Juno mission has been released and it reveals that we know very little about Jupiter. From the planet's core to water and unexpected cyclones, here's what we learned.

Space May 25, 2017

3D-Printed Bricks From Fake Lunar Soil May Help Build Human Colonies On The Moon Someday

In a new experiment done by the European Space Agency (ESA), bricks were 3D-printed out of fake lunar soil and given solar heat. Learn more about these 3D-printed moon bricks and their role in future human colony on the moon.

Space May 25, 2017

Boeing And DARPA To Build XS-1 Hypersonic Spaceplane

DARPA has chosen Boeing to design, build and test its Experimental Spaceplane, XS-1. Check out why the hypersonic spaceplane, called the Phantom Express, is so unbelievably cool and when it’s expected to launch on its first flight.

Space May 25, 2017

Schiaparelli Crash: ESA's Mars Lander Ill-Prepared For Mission

Investigations revealed the reasons why the Schiaparelli Mars lander crash-landed on the surface of the Red Planet in October last year. Here are the causes of the failed mission.

Space May 25, 2017

Have A Few Million To Spare? You Could Own The Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history? A bag containing traces of moon dust from the Apollo 11 mission is up for auction.

Space May 25, 2017

Planet Earth May Have Once Been Donut-Shaped: Study

Earth could have started out as a donut-shaped planetary object made of vaporized and molten rock, which scientists call a synestia. This is how our planet may have looked like in its early history, after it collided with Theia.

Space May 24, 2017

Acting NASA Chief Upbeat About Agency’s Proposed 2018 Budget

The 2018 NASA budget is tied at $19.1 billion, a $561 million drop from previously enacted levels. The agency's acting administrator Robert Lightfoot chooses to stay positive over the development, highlighting the agency's wins.

Space May 24, 2017

New Data Shed Light On Mysterious Alien Megastructure Star

The alien megastructure star continues to intrigue scientists. However, now they may have the beginning of an explanation.

Space May 24, 2017

Doomsday Vault In Space: Baby Mice Born On Earth With Sperm Stored On ISS

Scientists conducted a new experiment which demonstrated that mammalian reproduction is possible from space-preserved sperms. The baby mice born on Earth with the sperm stored on ISS were healthy and fertile.

Space May 24, 2017

Privately-Owned Moon Dust Could Fetch $4 Million At Auction

Nancy Carlson, the only private owner of moon dust, has decided to sell off her unique possession in an upcoming auction. The Sotheby's auction is expected to fetch around $3 million to $4million for the item.

Space May 24, 2017

New Zealand Reaches For The Stars With Space Rocket Launch

New Zealand joins the world’s space race through a first attempt to fire the commercial Electron rocket into space. Learn more about Rocket Lab, the company aspiring to achieve this feat, and prospects for it in the spaceflight industry.

Space May 22, 2017

Images Taken By Hubble Telescope Reveal Small Moon Orbiting Third-Largest Dwarf Planet

Astronomers discovered a small moon orbiting 2007 OR10 or 'Snow White,' the third-biggest dwarf planet in our solar system. The Hubble Space Telescope took the images that helped astronomers spot the dwarf planet's moon.

Space May 22, 2017

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