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Tiangong-1 Spacecraft: Out-Of-Control Chinese Space Station May Slam Into European Countries Next Year

China's Tiangong-1 spacecraft is expected to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere in the coming months and hit several European countries. The European Space Agency will be hosting a test campaign to increase prediction accuracies for the crash.

Space November 10, 2017

Fireball Apocalypse: Stephen Hawking Predicts Earth Will Glow Red Hot By 2600

Cosmologist Stephen Hawking has predicted that the Earth will become a fireball in the next 600 years. The only way humans can survive extinction is by becoming an interplanetary species.

Space November 10, 2017

Zombie Star: Astronomers Find Supernova That Did Not Die Even After Exploding

The supernova PTF14hls, which managed to survive an explosion in 1954, exploded again and continued to survive. What are the characteristics of this zombie star that defy astronomers' understanding of stellar death?

Space November 9, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Engine Explodes During Texas Test

A SpaceX rocket engine exploded on Nov. 4 at a test facility in Texas. A 'thorough investigation' into the primary cause of the explosion is now underway, said the company in a statement.

Space November 9, 2017

Giant Planet Or Failed Star? Planetary Object With 13 Jupiter Masses Hides At Center Of Milky Way Galaxy

A planetary object was detected hiding at the center of the Milky Way galaxy during a microlensing event. It could either be a giant planet that formed out of the stellar disk or a failed star, based on its mass.

Space November 8, 2017

Planets May Be Orbiting Earth's Neighboring Star Proxima Centauri

Astronomers from the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia in Spain, using the ALMA network of telescopes, discovered a dust belt material surrounding Proxima Centauri. This proposes that exoplanet Proxima B is not the lone alien planet near the sun.

Space November 8, 2017

Next Flyby Target Of NASA's New Horizons Needs A Name

Would you like to name a celestial object? New Horizons is heading to a Kuiper Belt object called 2014 MU69 for its next flyby target, but NASA wants the public to give it a better name.

Space November 8, 2017

Saturn Moon Enceladus Has Warm Ocean Old Enough To Have Evolved Life

Is there alien life on Enceladus? A new study suggests its vast sub-ocean may have a heat source enough to sustain it for billions of years: a long time for possible life-forms to thrive.

Space November 7, 2017

Long Spaceflights Shrink Astronauts' Brain: Here Are Other Side Effects Of Spending Time In Space

Space travel takes a toll on the health of astronauts, according to various studies conducted by NASA. The health afflictions can vary from blurry visions to gene alteration.

Space November 9, 2017

NASA's Juno Phones Home After Eighth Jupiter Flyby

NASA’s Juno has successfully completed its flyby of Jupiter, but it took a while for Earth to receive the data. The probe needed to maintain its silence to protect its information from the effects of solar conjunction.

Space November 6, 2017

LEGO's 'Women Of NASA' Is Now Amazon's Best-Selling Toy

LEGO's Women of NASA kit is certainly breaking boundaries, especially in sales. The collection of four female space pioneers in brick form is currently Amazon's one of the best-selling toys.

Space November 5, 2017

Most Ancient Spiral Galaxy May Shed Light On Evolution Of Milky Way

Gravitational lensing helped confirm the nature of the spiral galaxy A1689B11, which existed 2.6 billion years after the Big Bang. What makes A1689B11 different from other ancient galaxies?

Space November 5, 2017

Rare Metal In Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid May Kill Cancer Cells

Iridium, a rare metal on Earth but abundant in rocks from space, may be used to treat cancerous cells. What makes the promising cancer treatment better than current therapies?

Space November 4, 2017

Beaver Moon Illuminates Early November Night Skies

Be dazzled by the glorious Beaver moon this weekend, as it shines brightly. Know the best time to view it, as well as get a quick refresher about the many names of the moon.

Space November 4, 2017

Aliens Could Look More Like Humans Than We Think

Astrobiology researchers often make predictions about alien life with respect to Earth's composition. Using the evolutionary theory, researchers of a new study provide unique insight into what aliens might look like.

Space November 3, 2017

NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes' To Provide Dramatic View Of Red Planet

The next rover, scheduled to arrive at Mars in 2021, will have 23 cameras. The added 'eyes' will help the Mars 2020 mission achieve its goal optimally.

Space November 2, 2017

Jupiter's Northern And Southern Auroras Individually Pulse At Independent And Erratic Frequencies

Scientists have found out that the two poles of Jupiter pulse at different and erratic frequencies. The observations were made with the help of data collected by NASA and ESA's telescopes.

Space November 1, 2017

Kepler Telescope Finds 20 Earth-Like Planets Potentially Capable Of Hosting Life

A new analysis of data from the Kepler mission has revealed 20 exoplanets that could support life. A tool called Robovetter was used to create the new catalog.

Space November 1, 2017

Halloween Playlist: NASA Releases Playlist Of Spooky Space Sounds In The Universe

NASA has released a playlist containing tracks that feature the sounds of space. The musical piece has been curated especially to celebrate Halloween.

Space October 31, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Lands Another Rocket After Launching Korean Communication Satellite

SpaceX has successfully launched the Koreasat-5A satellite on a Falcon 9 rocket. The first stage of the rocket saw it landing on a drone ship, and the second stage saw it launching the satellite into geostationary orbit.

Space October 31, 2017

Boiling Water May Cause Sands To Levitate On Planet Mars

Boiling water under low pressure causes sand and sediments on the surface of Mars to levitate. What are the factors that cause liquid water on the Red Planet to boil?

Space October 29, 2017

Look Up! It's 'International Observe The Moon Night'

Since 2010, every person on the planet has been invited to participate in International Observe the Moon Night, usually celebrated in the fall. Experts say the best views of the moon will be at the 'terminator.'

Space October 29, 2017

NASA Twins Study: Space Travel Alters Gene Expression 'Like Fireworks'

Preliminary results of NASA's Twins Study showed that space travel results in an explosion of alterations in gene expression. Identical twin brothers and astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly are at the forefront of this first-of-its-kind study.

Space October 29, 2017

Sunscreen Snow Falling On Exoplanet Detected By Hubble Space Telescope

Titanium dioxide, an ingredient used by sunscreens, 'snows' in the hot planet Kepler-13Ab. Astronomers also found that the atmosphere of the exoplanet has a characteristic that is different from other hot Jupiters.

Space October 28, 2017

Astronomers Spot First Interstellar Visitor From Outside The Solar System

Researchers have spotted the first interstellar object that could be detected from Earth. The astronomers are trying to determine whether the object, referred to as A/2017 U1, is an asteroid or a comet.

Space October 29, 2017

Pope Francis Discusses Life's Biggest Question With Space Station Astronauts

The Vatican placed a call to the ISS, which was broadcasted live. Pope Francis is the second pope, after Pope Benedict XVI, to chat with space station crew members.

Space October 29, 2017

Aliens May Be Living In Depths Of Icy Ocean World: Scientist

A new theory suggests that mankind has not been able to pick up communication signals from aliens because their habitat in subsurface oceans lies under layers of ice. The explanation could reportedly also address the 'Fermi Paradox.'

Space October 26, 2017

Universe Should Not Actually Exist: Big Bang Produced Equal Amounts Of Matter And Antimatter

Measurements made at the CERN revealed there is no significant discrepancy between proton and antiproton. The universe should not have existed because of the equal amounts of matter and antimatter produced during the Big Bang.

Space October 25, 2017

Solar Wind Can Create Electric Charge On Mars Moon Phobos

NASA's probable plan of sending a human mission to Phobos in preparation for a robotic mission to Mars could be hazardous. New research has shown that solar wind can create risky static electricity for both astronauts and equipment stationed on the Martian moon.

Space October 24, 2017

New VR Experiment Allows You To Walk On Planet Mars

New NASA and Google virtual reality (VR) experiment allows users to visit planet Mars and experience it from the comfort of their homes. 'Access Mars' can work on most VR headsets available in the market.

Space October 24, 2017

Stephen Hawking Makes 1966 Doctoral Thesis Available Online

Famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking has made his original 1966 doctoral thesis available online for the first time. The thesis is freely available to anyone who is interested to learn about the theoretical physicist's earlier views concerning the universe.

Space October 23, 2017

Astronaut Completes Spacewalk Outside Space Station Despite Frayed Tether, Bad Jetpack

An astronaut successfully completed a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station on Oct. 20. Astronaut Joe Acaba managed to replace a 'blurry camera' outside of the space station, despite having a frayed tether and a bad jetpack.

Space October 22, 2017

NASA's Maven Mission Finds Planet Mars Has Magnetic Tail

New research from NASA's Maven spacecraft discovers Mars's 'invisible magnetic tail.' The research indicates that the tail is 'twisted' as a result of an interaction with the solar wind.

Space October 20, 2017

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend: Here's What To Expect

The Orionid Meteor Shower will be at its peak from Oct. 20 to 22. Know how skywatchers can easily spot the Orionids with their naked eye.

Space October 20, 2017

New Discovery Takes Us One Step Closer To Living On The Moon

NASA and JAXA scientists have confirmed that there are underground caves on the Moon, left behind by flowing lava. The discovery brings the human race one step closer to living on the Moon.

Space October 19, 2017

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves From Merger Of Two Neutron Stars

Scientists have detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from colliding binary neutron stars. The detection could open a new chapter in the area of space exploration.

Space October 18, 2017

Atlas V Rocket Launches Classified NROL-52 Satellite Mission

On Oct. 15, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) launched the classified NROL-52 satellite mission to space on behalf of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The launch has been delayed due to unpredicted weather and a technical glitch.

Space October 18, 2017

Astronaut Scott Kelly Chronicles Year In Space In New Book 'Endurance'

A new book about the life of former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is expected to be launched on Oct. 17. Called 'Endurance,' the book tells the true life story of an astronaut's courageous journey into space.

Space October 17, 2017

Chinese Space Station Will Fall To Earth Within Months

Chinese officials confirmed that they had lost control of the Tiangong-1 and it would probably crash to Earth within few months. Tiangong-1 was utilized as both manned laboratory and an experimental testbed to demonstrate orbital rendezvous and docking capacities.

Space October 17, 2017

Mysterious Planet Nine Exists: NASA Close To Finding It, Reassures Us It Won't Hit The Earth

NASA is getting close to finally finding the mysterious Planet Nine, as Caltech researchers have presented new evidence for its existence. NASA also reiterated that Planet Nine, Nibiru, or whatever people want to call it, will not collide with Earth.

Space October 16, 2017

Asteroid That Came Close To Earth This Week May Be Real Threat In 2079

Asteroid 2012 TC4, which came close to Earth earlier this week, will return again in the future. One of these visits may possibly result in a collision with Earth.

Space October 14, 2017

Egg-Shaped Dwarf Planet Haumea Discovered To Have A Ring, The Only One Of Its Kind

Astronomers have discovered the first-ever dwarf planet in the Solar System to be surrounded by a ring. But the question is, how did it even form one of its own?

Space October 12, 2017

Cosmic Microwave Background From Big Bang Helps Resolve Missing Baryon Problem

Two groups of scientists have found the missing baryons in hot filaments of gas that link galaxies together. Here's how they found these by taking advantage of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.

Space October 11, 2017

Ancient Volcanoes Caused The Moon To Have An Atmosphere For 70 Million Years: Study

A new study from the Lunar and Planetary Institute suggests the moon once had an atmosphere that lasted for 70 million years. It was apparently caused by gases from volcanic eruptions.

Space October 9, 2017

Dust Cloud, Not ET, Likely Behind Mysterious Dimming Of Alien Megastructure Star

An alien megastructure could not be the reason behind the mysterious dimming of Tabby's Star. Here's the evidence astronomers found that suggests the star's strange behavior could be explained by dust cloud.

Space October 8, 2017

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