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Martian Crater Named After Lunar Module That Carried Apollo 16 Moon Mission Astronauts

The young Martian crater that Opportunity rover passed by in April has been named after the Apollo 16 mission. Discover the interesting connections between the two.

Space June 17, 2017

Orbital ATK Test-Fires Rocket Motor For NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

Orbital ATK has test-fired a rocket motor that's part of the Orion spacecraft's Launch Abort System. This will hurl the crew capsule back to safety once something goes wrong with the primary rocket.

Space June 17, 2017

China Quantum Satellite Beams Entangled Photons From Space

A team from the University of Science and Technology of China has successfully beamed entangled photons from the Micius satellite to two separate locations without losing its state of entanglement. This achievement illustrates the possibility of future quantum communications.

Space June 16, 2017

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Details Plans To Create Self-Sustaining City On Mars

Elon Musk shares his plans on how to make humans a multi-planetary species. If things go according to his plans, he believes that a Mars colonization could begin within a 10-year time frame.

Space June 16, 2017

All Stars Including The Solar System's Sun Likely Born With Twin

New analysis strengthens the "born together" hypothesis, which posits that stars are born with companions. Models even back up the idea that the solar system’s sun has a twin.

Space June 16, 2017

Saturn's Rings Won't Look Like This For 15 Years: Here's How To See Them

Tonight, Saturn will be at its most bright and visible point in the night's sky, but that's not the only reason to break out the telescopes. Saturn's rings will be striking a pose that won't be seen again for 15 years.

Space June 15, 2017

Did The Sun Have A Twin? Scientists Say Yes And It May Have Wiped Out The Dinosaurs

Latest study has led researchers to believe that all stars are born with twins. In the sun's case, Nemesis, as it is called, may have been responsible for the end of the dinosaurs.

Space June 14, 2017

Russia Launches Progress MS-06 Cargo Ship To International Space Station

Roscosmos launched the Progress MS-06 for a two-day flight to the International Space Station, where it will dock until December this year. What did the cargo ship carry to the laboratory in orbit?

Space June 14, 2017

Evidence Points To Jupiter Being The Oldest Planet In The Solar System

What is the oldest planet in the solar system? New evidence suggests Jupiter is older than previously thought and predates other planets.

Space June 14, 2017

Jupiter Adds Two More Moons To Its Collection: Here's What We Know

Jupiter has more moons than any other planet in the solar system, and we keep finding more. Scientists have discovered two more moons in orbit around the gas giant.

Space June 13, 2017

What's Baking? Crumb-Free Bread Could Soon Be Made Fresh On The International Space Station

Astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) could soon wake up to the smell of crumb-free bread on the ISS. Learn more about Bake In Space and its ambitions for freshly baked bread in space.

Space June 13, 2017

Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence Of Different Environments On Mars

A wide variety of mineral deposits were found in layers of sedimentary rocks collected from the base of Mount Sharp. The different minerals point toward presence of diverse environment in Mars’ early days.

Space June 13, 2017

NASA Once Again Attempts To Fill The Sky With Red And Blue Clouds: Here's How To Watch It

NASA's fifth attempt to launch a rocket that will produce multicolored clouds will take place tonight. Here's how to watch it and where you'll need to be

Space June 13, 2017

ULA Wasn't Given The Opportunity To Bid Against SpaceX For Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane's Upcoming Launch

ULA has claimed that it was not given a fair chance to bid for the launch contract of U.S. Air Force’s X-37B miniature space plane. The contract was awarded to Elon Musk owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX.

Space June 10, 2017

SpaceX Could Launch Falcon Heavy In Four Months

SpaceX is keeping Falcon Heavy on schedule for its maiden flight. Elon Musk reveals that the megarocket could be ready to launch by the end of summer.

Space June 10, 2017

Here's How NASA Selected Its 12 New Astronauts

On June 7, NASA gained 12 new recruits as they announced the 2017 astronaut candidates. The chosen candidates were the ones that surpassed the necessary requirements for application.

Space June 9, 2017

Mars Colony May Lead To Evolution Of New Human Species

The environment on Mars may cause human colonists to go through evolutionary changes that can lead to the creation of new human species. How will the future generations of Mars colonists look like?

Space June 8, 2017

Cost Of NASA’s Dark Energy Mission Swells: What’s In Store For The Next Big Space Observatory?

It looks like NASA’s much-anticipated WFIRST infrared telescope may go over budget. The agency could be forced to reconsider the design plans for its future big space observatory or even push back its launch date because of financial concerns.

Space June 8, 2017

SpaceX To Launch X-37B Space Plane For U.S. Air Force

SpaceX bagged the contract to launch the unmanned X-37B, its fifth mission to the outer space. United Launch Alliance launched the X-37B space plane for U.S. Air Force.

Space June 8, 2017

Deep Hole Found On Mars' Surface: What Could It Be?

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured images of a deep dark spot on the Red Planet's surface. Researchers opined that the picture belonged to an underground cave, which could support life if it was deep.

Space June 8, 2017

Einstein's Theory Of Relativity Used To Measure A Star's Mass

Using a century old experiment, first discussed by Albert Einstein, scientists were able to determine the mass of a distant star. This experiment also offers new proof for the theory of relativity.

Space June 7, 2017

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

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