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Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Set To Peak This Week: Here's How To Watch The Celestial Event

The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which takes place between April and May, is set to reach its peak on May 6. People would be able to view as many as 30 meteors per hour during the peak stage.

Space May 3, 2017

Listen To The Sound From 'The Big Empty' Between Saturn And Its Rings

The April 26 dive of NASA Cassini spacecraft in the gap between Saturn and its rings came across few particles and gave freaky sounds indicating empty space and an eerie silence.

Space May 3, 2017

How NASA’s Inflatable Greenhouse Could Nourish Astronauts On Mars, Other Planets

To attain in-situ resource utilization in space missions and become self-reliant in food production, NASA has come up with an inflatable greenhouse deployable in space. This will address the food needs of astronauts on Mars or moon missions.

Space May 2, 2017

Cassini Finds The Gap Between Saturn And Its Rings Relatively Dust-Free

The Cassini spacecraft completed its first dive between Saturn and its rings on April 26. However, scientists were astonished to discover that the region almost had no dust particles.

Space May 2, 2017

SpaceX Manages To Recover Falcon 9 First Stage Rocket Used To Launch US Spy Satellite

SpaceX managed to recover the first stage rocket of Falcon 9 after the launch of the NRO's intelligence satellite on Monday, May 1. A detailed video showcased how the landing took place.

Space May 2, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Spy Satellite And Nails Rocket Landing In 1st Mission For Defense Department

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched a mysterious spy satellite into orbit on Monday morning, then landed the rocket at a nearby landing pad. This marks SpaceX's first mission for the U.S. Department of Defense, breaking a decade-old ULA monopoly.

Space May 1, 2017

No-Bake Bricks For Future Mars Colony: Will They Actually Work On The Red Planet?

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created bricks using Mars-like soil. But will these be strong enough for human habitats on the red planet?

Space May 1, 2017

SpaceX All Set To Launch US Spy Satellite Atop Falcon 9 On Sunday

SpaceX would launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, April 30. The rocket would carry a spy satellite dubbed NROL-76 for the NRO, but no other details of the payload are known.

Space April 29, 2017

NASA's Cassini Ends Date With Saturn: Here Are Some Of The Best Images Snapped By This Spacecraft

Cassini spacecraft, now in the final phase of its mission, has made a successful dive between Saturn and its rings. It is now gearing up for the final plunge into the planet's surface in September.

Space April 30, 2017

NASA SLS Rocket First Launch Delayed To 2019 Due To Technical Problems

NASA confirmed that it would have to delay the launch of the Space Launch System rocket to 2019. The space agency has delayed the launch of the SLS rocket because of technical issues.

Space April 29, 2017

Is Time Travel Possible? Physicists Use Math To Investigate Time Travel

The concept of time travel may be a little less fictional with numbers. The aptly named TARDIS model uses math to investigate the prospects of time travel.

Space April 29, 2017

Trappist-1: Could Planets In Recently Discovered Solar System Be Seeding Each Other With Life?

Consequent to the announcement of NASA that seven exoplanets have been discovered, a new study has argued that life forms on one planet can seed life in other planets by riding on space debris to reach other planets.

Space April 30, 2017

NASA May Have Spent Too Much On Inferior Spacesuits, According To A New Audit Report

The spacesuits used by NASA astronauts, like the one worn by Peggy Whitson on her Jan. 6 spacewalk, are outdated. The agency made inefficient investments in spacesuit technology, which might challenge the upcoming Mars missions, says a NASA audit.

Space April 28, 2017

Engineers Find A Way To Make Bricks On Mars Using Martian Soil: Will It Make Human Settlement Easy On The Red Planet?

Scientists invented a new way of manufacturing bricks using Martian soil. The new process would not require the help of additives of complex machinery and technology and could potentially make human settlement on the Red Planet easy.

Space April 28, 2017

Cassini Sends Back To Earth First Images From Its Saturn Ring Dive

Cassini’s first dive between Saturn and its inner rings proved to be successful. Along with its successful dive comes new and closer-than-ever images of Saturn’s atmosphere.

Space April 27, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Beams Back Data After First Of Last 22 Orbits Around Saturn And Fatal Plunge

The Cassini spacecraft is alive and transmitting data. It successfully completed its first of 22 planned passes through the gap between Saturn and its massive ring system on April 26, before its anticipated fatal plunge in September.

Space April 27, 2017

Collaboration Between China And European Space Agency To Build Moon Outpost Is Now Brewing

China and the European Space Agency are bracing for collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and many other joint programs. ESA has been hard selling the 'Moon Village' as an international launching pad for deep space missions.

Space April 27, 2017

UFO Hunter Claims This Is A Petrified Ancient Tree Stump On Mars

An image taken by the Curiosity Rover has turned viral after a video posted by a group insisted that the image was the vestige of an ancient Martian tree on the planet as an assertion of life on Mars.

Space April 27, 2017

Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record: A Look At Women’s History In NASA

Peggy Whitson bagged another record in space. Learn more about the history of women working for NASA and what it took before they could fly in space.

Space April 26, 2017

NASA's Inflatable Greenhouse For Growing Plants On Mars And Moon Mimics Biological Systems On Earth

Astronauts may be able to grow their own plants during Mars and moon missions using a greenhouse system that NASA and University of Arizona researchers are working on. How does this system work?

Space April 25, 2017

Trump Congratulates Peggy Whitson In Call To Space Station, Says NASA Should Send Humans To Mars By His Second Term ‘At Worst’

During the White House call to the ISS on April 24, President Donald Trump told record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and crewmate Jack Fischer he would like to send people to Mars during his first term. Find out the other discussed topics.

Space April 25, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Flies By Saturn Moon Titan For The Last Time

Cassini spacecraft has made its prelude to the Grand Finale with its last flyby of Titan. The probe's last encounter with the moon changed its orbit so it will pass through the gap between Saturn and its rings.

Space April 25, 2017

Get To Know ‘Steve’: What Satellite Data Say About Strange Purple Streak Of Light In The Night Sky

The purple ribbon phenomenon called Steve has captured the attention of the scientific world. Satellites and other scientific tools are trying to find out what causes it.

Space April 25, 2017

Here's A Quick History Of NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Breaking Records In Spaceflight

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has officially spent more time in space than any other American today, and President Donald Trump is congratulating her via a call to space. Take a look at her stellar career at NASA.

Space April 24, 2017

China’s 1st Cargo Spacecraft Just Docked With Its Orbiting Space Laboratory

China’s Tianzhou-1 cargo spacecraft has successfully docked with the Tiangong-2 space station last April 22. This is considered a major step toward the nation's goal of putting up its own manned space station by 2022.

Space April 24, 2017

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft To Dive Between Saturn And Its Rings Before Fatal Plunge Into Planet's Atmosphere

NASA announces that the Cassini-Huygens Mission will conclude in a literal blaze of glory. Cassini spacecraft will perform 22 dives before burning up like a meteor.

Space April 23, 2017

ESA Calls For Sustainable Future In Space, Cites Growing Problem Of Orbital Debris

The European Space Agency (ESA) has raised concerns over the alarming rise of space debris. The junk scenario is posing a serious threat to many active satellites and other assets.

Space April 23, 2017

How Huge Asteroid Didn’t Spell Doom For Earth But Instead Offers Plenty Of New Data

NASA captured radar images of 2014 JO25’s April 19 flyby revealing the asteroid’s physical features. This data is extremely valuable in determining future chances of an asteroid collision with Earth.

Space April 22, 2017

Here's A Brief History Of The Lyrid Meteor Shower That Peaks This Weekend

The Lyrid meteor shower amazes sky watchers each year but just how much do people really know about it? Here are some facts about Lyrids to add to your knowledge.

Space April 22, 2017

NASA's Cassini Captures Image Of Earth Through Rings Of Saturn: Here's What Our Planet Looks Like From Afar

Cassini takes a photo of Earth from between Saturn’s rings before its 'grand finale' set to begin by the end of April. The photo of Earth is reminiscent of Voyager 1’s ‘Pale Blue Dot.’

Space April 22, 2017

Veggies In The Cosmos: Why Scientists Need To Grow Edible Plants In Space

NASA has intensified efforts for growing vegetables in space. The latest is the payload of supplies sent to ISS with systems for the Advanced Plant Habitat experiment.

Space April 21, 2017

In Worst Case Scenario, What Are The Most Fatal Effects Of An Asteroid Strike?

How would humanity die in a catastrophic collision with a large-sized asteroid? Researchers list the seven most deadly effects of a big asteroid impact and analyze which are more likely to wipe us out.

Space April 21, 2017

Astronomers Get Rare View Of Type Ia Supernova Magnified 50 Times

A team of astronomers captured multiple images of the gravitational lensing of supernova iPTF16geu located about 4 billion light-years away. Find out more about this extremely rare cosmic event.

Space April 21, 2017

Most Habitable Planets Likely To Be Dominated By Oceans

The exoplanets that are most likely to host alien life are worlds dominated by oceans. A statistical model suggests that 90 percent of the surface area of these planets is made up of water.

Space April 22, 2017

President Trump To Call NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson In Space This Monday

Expedition 51 Commander Peggy Whitson will be chatting live with President Donald Trump on April 24. Find out what the videoconference with the NASA astronaut will be all about and where you can watch it.

Space April 20, 2017

Soyuz Spacecraft Brings Astronaut And Cosmonaut To International Space Station

An astronaut and cosmonaut have recently blasted off to the International Space Station on the first two-crew spaceflight in 14 years. Find out more launch details and the resulting new ISS team once they arrive.

Space April 20, 2017

Search For Alien Life: Scientists Discover Massive Earth-Like Planet That Could Be Habitable

An artistic rendition of the newly found super-Earth orbiting a red dwarf star hints at the close distance between the possibly habitable exoplanet and its parent star. The Earth-like planet is the prime candidate for finding signs of alien life.

Space April 20, 2017

Space Debris Is A Growing Threat, Scientists Warn

Scientists sound the alarm on space debris and their dangers on satellites and spacecraft. Find out, for instance, how protected the International Space Station in low-Earth orbit is.

Space April 20, 2017

SS John Glenn Soars Into Space: NASA Resupplies ISS And Pays Tribute To A National Hero

John Glenn takes off for space for the third time. Now it flies as an Orbital ATK commercial cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Space April 19, 2017

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