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Astronomers Discover The Farthest Supermassive Black Hole, 800 Million Times The Size Of The Sun: Now What?

Astronomers have discovered the oldest and farthest supermassive black hole known to science. The black hole, which is 800 million times the size of the sun, formed just 690 million years following the Big Bang.

Space December 7, 2017

The International Space Station Is Teeming With Germs, But That's A Good Thing

The International Space station is filled with germs, but it's possibly a good sign of a healthy spacecraft. Still, it's important to identify these microbes, especially now that humanity has a renewed interest in further space exploration.

Space December 7, 2017

'Take Me Home Button' May Help Rescue Astronauts Lost In Space

A new technology may help lost astronauts find their way back to the space station. Called the ‘Take Me Home Button’, the system can help to automatically propel an astronaut to safety.

Space December 6, 2017

Giant Super Earth May Possibly Host Alien Life

Scientists identified an exoplanet that may have the right conditions to support life. The alien planet K2-18b is located in the habitable zone of its parent star.

Space December 6, 2017

Physicists Win ‘Oscars Of Science’ For Baby Universe Photo

A team of researchers won the Breakthrough Prize for mapping the early cosmos. The project was a part of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe, which captured a photo of the baby universe.

Space December 5, 2017

NASA James Webb Space Telescope Out Of Cryogenic Testing Chamber

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is ready to undergo the next round of testing. It recently completed a hundred day test in a vacuum chamber at the Johnson Space Center.

Space December 5, 2017

Mars Cannonball Evidence Of Ancient Alien War And Shattered Civilization, UFO Hunter Says

Prolific UFO hunter Scott C. Waring claimed that a mysterious object spotted on the surface of Mars is a cannonball, proof of an ancient alien war that destroyed the planet's civilization. Is there another explanation for the Mars cannonball?

Space December 5, 2017

Death Planet: Astronomers Find Exoplanet Almost Made Up Of Carbon Monoxide And Has No Water

Data from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes suggest that the hot Jupiter WASP-18b has an overabundance of carbon monoxide and little water vapor. The exoplanet may have formed different from other gas giants.

Space December 3, 2017

International Space Station Astronauts Just Made Pizza In Zero Gravity

You can make pizza in zero gravity. Just watch these astronauts aboard the International Space Station create their own pizza in space because one of them missed it so much.

Space December 4, 2017

Liquid Oceans In Icy Bodies Expand Potential Worlds In The Solar System To Find Alien Life

Ice worlds beyond the orbit of Neptune known as Trans-Neptunian Objects may have liquid oceans beneath their icy surface, a NASA study suggested. If correct, this could impact our search for potentially habitable worlds in the Solar System.

Space December 3, 2017

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket To Launch Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster To Mars Orbit

American aerospace company SpaceX is going to launch the Falcon Heavy in January. CEO Elon Musk said that he will send personal Tesla Roadster as the payload.

Space December 3, 2017

Voyager 1: NASA Fires Up Dormant Space Probe Thrusters For The First Time Since 1980

NASA fired up Voyager 1 thrusters for the first time in 37 years. The spacecraft is currently traveling in interstellar space.

Space December 3, 2017

This Photo Of Jupiter Clouds Looks Like A Vincent van Gogh Painting

A photo taken recently by NASA’s Juno spacecraft shows Jupiter’s clouds in their otherworldly beauty. It serves as one of the many reminders that the universe is a mysterious and majestic place.

Space December 2, 2017

Why Two Black Holes Just Photobombed The Andromeda Galaxy

Two supermassive black holes just photobombed a picture of the Andromeda galaxy. Scientists have known about the object for a long time but were not able to properly classify it until now.

Space December 2, 2017

NASA To Study Tiny Space Debris Using New Sensor On ISS

The U.S. space agency is sending the Space Debris Sensor to the ISS to study dust-sized debris. The SDS will observe space junk that is smaller than a millimeter.

Space December 2, 2017

SpaceX Mars-colonization Rocket May Help Chase Interstellar Asteroid

The Initiative for Interstellar Studies announced the Project Lyra mission to study the interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua’. The research team suggested SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket as one of the options that can be used to reach the asteroid.

Space November 29, 2017

Supermoon 2017: Here’s When You’ll See The Brightest Moon Of The Year

The only visible supermoon in 2017 will appear up the night sky this December. Supermoons don’t occur frequently, so for those who are planning to watch the event, here are important dates to remember.

Space November 29, 2017

Alien Life: International Space Station Cosmonaut Claims Finding Bacteria From Outer Space

Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov claims finding bacteria clinging to the surface of the International Space Station that may have origins from outer space. What are other potential explanations for these microorganisms outside of the ISS?

Space November 29, 2017

Earthworms Can Reproduce In Mars-Like Soil: Study

Two young earthworms were found in Mars soil simulant NASA provided for researchers conducting studies on growing crops on the Red Planet. This is how worms can benefit a future Mars colony:

Space November 28, 2017

Australian University Launches Its First Miniature Satellite In Space

An Australian university is leading the nation's push to enter the space race. Last week, it launched its first miniature cube satellite into orbit and recently, opened up Australia's first space mission design facility.

Space November 28, 2017

NASA E.Coli Experiment In Microgravity May Offer Clues On How To Treat Infections In Space

How do E.coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections respond to antibiotic treatments in space? NASA's EcAMSat small satellite experiment may reveal how to more effectively fight bacteria in microgravity.

Space November 27, 2017

Self-Taught Rocket Scientist Cancels First Phase Of Flat Earth Space Program

Mike Hughes was not able to push through with his plan to launch himself 1,800 feet high in a rocket made in his garage. What made him cancel the supposed first phase of a flat-Earth space program?

Space November 27, 2017

Martian City: MIT Team Wins Design Contest For Future Mars Colony

An interdisciplinary team from MIT won the 2017 Mars City Design competition. The winning team's nature-inspired dome design mimics a forest in both structure and function.

Space November 26, 2017

This Is How ISS Astronauts Celebrated Thanksgiving In Space

The astronauts on the International Space Station may be miles away from planet Earth, but that does not mean they missed out on a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Find out what they ate to celebrate the day.

Space November 25, 2017

LOOK: NASA's New 'Superelastic Tire' Is Reinventing The Wheel

NASA Glenn Reseach Center's 'Superelastic Tire' is so durable that it can handle significant strain without deformation. The chainmail-looking wheel also has possible practical applications.

Space November 25, 2017

3200 Phaethon To Brush Past Earth In December: Why The Giant Is Asteroid Still A Mystery

Technically an asteroid, 3200 Phaethon will make close contact with Earth in December just before the Geminids meteor shower. Experts still aren't sure what exactly 3200 Phaethon is.

Space November 25, 2017

Budweiser On Mars: The Challenges Of Making Beer In Space

Budweiser has taken the first concrete steps in their mission to become the first beer on Mars. What are the challenges that surround making beer in space?

Space November 24, 2017

Beermaker Budweiser To Send Barley Seeds To International Space Station

Budweiser confirmed its plans to send 20 barley seeds to the International Space Station on Dec. 4. The company will use the seeds in two experiments that will study how they would react in a microgravity environment.

Space November 22, 2017

Flowing Water On Mars Could Actually Be Sand: NASA

NASA has recently said that the dark streaks on Mars could actually be only sand. Researchers had initially thought that the streaks, known as recurring slope lineae, indicated flowing water.

Space November 21, 2017

Solar System’s First Interstellar Visitor Is A Cigar-Shaped Asteroid

Astronomers witnessed a historic moment last month by detecting the solar system’s first interstellar visitor. The object has now been identified as a most bizarre-shaped asteroid and named Oumuamua.

Space November 21, 2017

NASA Tests Supersonic Parachute For 2020 Mars Mission

The U.S. space agency successfully tested the supersonic parachute for the Mars 2020 mission. It will help in slowing down the descent of the rover through the red planet’s atmosphere.

Space November 21, 2017

NASA Timelapse Reveals How Earth Changed Over The Past 20 Years

NASA released a time-lapse animation showing how Earth changed in a span of 20 years. The remarkable collection of images shows that Earth is indeed a unique living planet.

Space November 19, 2017

Astronaut Captures Video Of Fireball Falling To Earth

ESA astronaut shared a time-lapse video of a fireball as it enters the Earth's atmosphere. Could it be a fireball or a leftover space debris?

Space November 19, 2017

NASA Solves Mystery Of Eerie Whistling Sound In Space

A team of researchers from NASA has solved the puzzle of the whistler mode chorus. The phenomenon produces an eerie whistling noise in space.

Space November 17, 2017

Arecibo Observatory, Home To World’s Second-Largest Radio Telescope, Will Remain Functional But With Lower Funding

The 54-year-old Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico will continue its operations after the NSF announced its decision that it will only reduce the observatory's funding. The world's second-largest radio telescope suffered minimal damage from Hurricane Maria last September.

Space November 17, 2017

SpaceX Set To Launch Mysterious Zuma Mission: How To Watch

SpaceX is scheduled to launch the Falcon 9 and Zuma from Cape Canaveral after several delays. What do we know about the secretive Zuma mission?

Space November 16, 2017

Scientists Just Sent Messages To A Nearby Exoplanet: What Is METI?

A team of scientists and artists sent math tutorials and musical compositions on exoplanet GJ 273 in hopes of communicating with intelligent alien life. Are there possible repercussions to METI's interstellar communication?

Space November 17, 2017

Ross 128 B: Scientists Discover New Exoplanet Close To Earth That Could Host Life

Ross 128 b possibly lies in the habitable zone, the spot where the temperature is right to allow liquid water to pool on the planet's surface. It orbits one of the quietest stars in the cosmic neighborhood.

Space November 17, 2017

Is This Proof Of Aliens And UFOs? Bright Meteor Light Seen Across Phoenix Sky

A fireball was seen streaking across the sky of Phoenix on Tuesday night, fueling conspiracy theories that this could be evidence of aliens and UFOs. What do astronomers say?

Space November 16, 2017

UAE Wants To Grow Date Palms And Strawberries On Planet Mars

The UAE Space Agency is funding research to grow palm trees, strawberries, and tomatoes on Mars. Here's why the Arabic country wants to grow date palm trees on the Red Planet.

Space November 15, 2017

Dream Chaser Inches Closer To Space Station Cargo Runs With Successful Glide Test

Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser completed a successful glide test at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. The reusable spacecraft now advances its mission of delivering cargo to the ISS.

Space November 15, 2017

Gravitational Waves Generated By Collision Of Two Supermassive Black Holes To Be Detected Within 10 Years

Researchers said collision of two supermassive black holes will produce powerful gravitational waves. Within the next ten years, it is possible for pulsar stars to record rhythmic changes suggesting the presence of cosmic ripples.

Space November 14, 2017

Antares Rocket Launches Cygnus Cargo Ship To Space Station With Pizza And Ice Cream

Orbital ATK launched a Cygnus cargo ship on its Antares rocket on Sunday. The cargo ship, which is headed to the ISS, is carrying delectable treats like ice cream and pizza for the crew members.

Space November 13, 2017

Asgardia: World's First Space Nation Set For Saturday Launch

The virtual nation, dubbed as the first space nation, will launch on Saturday aboard the Cygnus spacecraft. The space kingdom contained in a cubesat contains several of Asgardia's data.

Space November 11, 2017

Is There Life On Mars? Man Claims Of Past Life On Red Planet

A man claimed to be a Martian in his past life. A new paper revealed microorganisms can live for several millions of years underneath Mars' surface. Suggesting the presence of extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet seems to support his statements.

Space November 10, 2017

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