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Bubbles Form 'Magic Islands' On Saturn Moon Titan

Disappearing 'magic islands' on Titan's sea may be streams of nitrogen bubbles that appear and disappear at random, a new study suggests. The strange phenomenon is caused by several factors.

Space April 18, 2017

Mountain-Sized Asteroid Will Zoom Past Earth On April 19: How To Watch This Potentially Dangerous Fly-By

An asteroid as huge as the of Rock of Gibraltar will be hurtling past Earth on April 19 without a broad collision threat. It will come close to Earth within a range of 1.8 million kilometers.

Space April 19, 2017

Watch NASA's First 360-Degree Live Stream Of Atlas V Rocket Launch

NASA will live stream in 360 degrees for the first time. The video will feature the launch of the Atlas V rocket, allowing viewers to experience a pad's-eye view of the event.

Space April 18, 2017

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks April 22 Through 24: How To Watch And What You Need To Know

The Lyrid meteor shower of 2017 will peak from April 21 through April 24, and can easily be seen by those in the Northern Hemisphere. The spectacular play of shooting stars enthrall stargazers every year in April.

Space April 18, 2017

Asteroid Ocean Impact Wrongly Depicted In Hollywood Movies: Study

Hollywood movies tend to show massive waves that can wipe out coastal cities when an asteroid crashes into the ocean. Simulations revealed this is not exactly what would happen when real asteroids crash into Earth.

Space April 18, 2017

Russia Trains Robot To Shoot Guns: Can Humans Prevent Rise Of Terminator-Like Killing Machines?

Russia's Fedor robot has learned to shoot guns with impressive precision. How do companies like Google, groups and individuals try to stop killer robots from taking over the world?

Space April 17, 2017

Hounded By Budget And Technical Woes, NASA’s First Mars Mission Faces Delay

The Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle will have to wait a while longer before it is finally sent to space. Technical and financial difficulties are prompting NASA to consider delaying the two scheduled exploration missions to Mars, EM-1 and EM-2.

Space April 18, 2017

NASA Announces World’s First VR-Compatible, 360-Degree Rocket Launch Video Coverage On April 18

NASA, United Launch Alliance, and Orbital ATK have announced the first-ever live video coverage of a rocket launch that is available to view in 360 degrees and in VR.

Space April 16, 2017

DeeDee Could Be Our Solar System’s Newest Dwarf Planet: Find Out More About The Icy Orb

Astronomers first spotted the distant celestial object UZ224 in 2014. After years of observation, they reveal that 'DeeDee' meets all the new requirements to be considered a dwarf planet.

Space April 16, 2017

Saturn Moon Enceladus Has Life-Supporting ‘Chemical Energy’: What Does This Mean In The Pursuit Of Earth-Like Life?

NASA has revealed that Saturn’s moon Enceladus, with its frozen ocean and liquid water, might be harboring life. According to Cassini spacecraft data, the presence of hydrogen in the plumes from the icy surface of the moon bolsters this conclusion.

Space April 15, 2017

Image Confirms Invisible Dark Matter Connects Galaxies In The Universe

A combined image of more than 23,000 galaxy pairs suggests that dark matter exists. It also confirms galaxies are connected together through a cosmic web of the invisible substance.

Space April 15, 2017

Astronomers Capture First Image Of Elusive Dark Matter

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have captured a composite image of the elusive dark matter for the first time. The mysterious matter’s image has the face of a ghost and teased out by gravitational lensing method.

Space April 14, 2017

Planets Orbiting Double Stars Could Still Be Habitable, Study Finds

A scientific study finds that an Earth-sized water world revolving around two suns could remain habitable at a certain distance — and it won’t become a desert like Tatooine!

Space April 14, 2017

Earth-Sized Telescope Just Took The First-Ever Photo Of A Black Hole: How It Will Test Theory Of Relativity

Astronomers have successfully peered inside a black hole to take an image of its event horizon. What does this new development from the Event Horizon Telescope means in testing Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity?

Space April 15, 2017

NASA Releases ‘Night Lights’ Maps, Offers Glimpse Of Human Settlement Patterns On Earth

NASA has set a new focus on Earth’s human settlements with nightlight maps of 2016. The new priority for rapid updating of night maps by NASA will deliver precise and clear images using new tools and technologies.

Space April 14, 2017

Deep Space Gateway, The Problem Of Radiation, And How NASA Intends To Send Humans To Mars

NASA announced it will be taking astronauts to Mars by the 2030s and plans to accomplish it by building a lunar space station and a deep space transporter. The SLS rocket is essential to this endeavor, the agency says.

Space April 14, 2017

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Starts Well-Deserved 5-Month Nap

NASA's New Horizons has entered hibernation. The process will last until early September and will give the crew enough time to finish developing the spacecraft's following mission.

Space April 13, 2017

NASA Funds 22 Awesome Space Exploration Ideas: Here’s A Close Look At Them

NASA has funded 22 interstellar projects that could change the face and future of space exploration. Find out which projects received funding from the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program.

Space April 13, 2017

There Will Be No Bathroom Breaks When You Take The Blue Origin Space Trip

Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said there will be no toilets installed in Blue Origin rockets. The space company plans to send people to space onboard the vessel New Shepard.

Space April 13, 2017

Jupiter Has Great Cold Spot That Rivals Gas Planet's Shrinking Red Spot

Just like planet Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the newly discovered Great Cold Spot is bigger than Earth and is technically a weather feature. What are the differences of these two massive spots?

Space April 12, 2017

NASA Detects Metal In Mars's Atmosphere: What Mysteries Will This Discovery Unlock?

NASA has confirmed that there is a permanent metal presence in the atmosphere of Mars. The discovery, made by MAVEN, will help scientists better understand mysteries held by the red planet and its comparison with Earth.

Space April 12, 2017

Astronomers Discover Second Great Spot On Jupiter Which Might Have Been There For Thousands Of Years

Astronomers have discovered another giant spot inside the giant gas planet of our solar system. It’s called the Great Cold Spot, and here are a few things you should know about it.

Space April 12, 2017

This Week, NASA Announces Fresh Discovery On Ocean Worlds In Our Solar System

NASA is holding a major press briefing this week to reveal its newest results on ocean worlds in the solar system. The mysterious event is expected to reveal information that could affect the search for life beyond Earth.

Space April 12, 2017

Near-Earth Asteroid To Safely Fly Past Earth On April 19: How Likely Are Huge And Dangerous Collisions?

The upcoming April 19 asteroid is no threat to our planet, but what would happen if a giant celestial body collided with Earth? Astronomers calculate the chances of a massive-scale catastrophic event.

Space April 11, 2017

Russia Open To Idea Of Extending ISS To 2028: Why Staying In Low Earth Orbit Matters

Russia is willing to discuss the extension of the lifespan of the International Space Station to 2028 with its international partners. But why does research on low Earth orbit count amid bigger Mars ambitions?

Space April 10, 2017

Atmosphere Detected On Earth-Like Planet GJ 1132b: How Likely Is It To Host Life?

For the first time, scientists have detected an atmosphere around an exoplanet bolstering the prospects of finding life outside the solar system. Dubbed GJ 1132b, the exoplanet orbits the dwarf star GJ 1132.

Space April 11, 2017

Homecoming: 3 Astronauts Make Their Way Back To Earth From ISS

The commander of Expedition 50, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, has returned to Earth together with two other crew members. The trio undocked from the International Space Station on Monday morning, April 10, and landed their MS Soyuz capsule in Kazakhstan.

Space April 10, 2017

American Flags Planted On Moon By Apollo 11 Astronauts Have Bleached

Six American flags planted by astronauts on the lunar surface in 1969 have become discolored, owing to bleaching. NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter first shared the image of the bleached flags in 2012.

Space April 10, 2017

Event Horizon Telescope May Help Solve Black Hole Information Paradox

Einstein's theory of relativity predicts that all information that crosses the event horizon will be lost, but quantum mechanics states information can never be lost. How can the Event Horizon Telescope help solve the black hole information paradox?

Space April 8, 2017

Citizen Scientists Find 4-Planet Solar System In Only 48 Hours

A computer animation of the newly discovered planetary system shows the four exoplanets sit much closer to their star than Mercury to our sun. Part of the Exoplanet Explorers project, this discovery could provide new insights into planet formation.

Space April 8, 2017

Jupiter At Opposition: Here’s Why The Giant Planet Shines Brighter And Bigger This Friday Night

New photos from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal breathtaking views of Jupiter. They come in days before Jupiter at opposition, or where the planet forms a straight line with Earth and the sun.

Space April 7, 2017

NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Now Halfway Between Pluto And Target Remote Asteroid

The New Horizons spacecraft has reached the halfway point between Pluto and its target Kuiper Belt object, 2014 MU69. What's in store for the probe known for its historic Pluto flyby last year?

Space April 7, 2017

Atmosphere Of Hot Steam Detected Around Earth-Like Planet GJ 1132b

Astronomers have detected for the first time an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet. Super-Earth GJ 1132b, which revolves around a very low-mass star, is potentially a water world with atmosphere of hot steam.

Space April 6, 2017

Goodbye, Cassini: Here’s Why NASA Decided To Kill The Saturn Probe

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will begin it's last journey on April 22 with an encounter with Titan. Then it will be slingshot into Saturn’s atmosphere and will meet its demise in September as it burns up in the atmosphere, ending the mission.

Space April 7, 2017

Jeff Bezos To Sell $1 Billion Of Amazon Stock A Year To Fund Space Plans

Jeff Bezos made public his plans with Blue Origin on the 33rd Space Symposium. While the investments are currently consistent, the entrepreneur hopes to make profit off his childhood dream one day.

Space April 6, 2017

SpaceX Saving Significant Costs By Reusing Falcon 9 Rockets

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell mentioned at a conference that the company saved tons of money by reusing a Falcon 9 rocket. The refurbished Falcon 9 rocket was used to lift-off a SES-10 satellite onto the Earth’s orbit.

Space April 6, 2017

Event Horizon Telescope Turns On To Take Picture Of Supermassive Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope teams started turning on their telescopes in a bid to capture the region of the Sagittarius A* black hole. This would be the first time that a picture of a black hole will be captured.

Space April 6, 2017

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Will Spend 3 Extra Months In Space

NASA and Roscosmos signed an agreement under which astronaut Peggy Whitson will stay back in the ISS for three more months. The spacewoman welcomed this decision and said that she loves being up there.

Space April 7, 2017

Microgravity Research: Scientists Recruit Volunteers To Lie In Bed For 2 Months

If you’re vacationing in Toulouse and enticed by the prospect of getting paid to spend 60 days in bed, check out the latest MEDES experiment. The institute is studying weightlessness conditions in the International Space Station.

Space April 5, 2017

International Space Station: Russia May Extend Partnership, Reveals Roscosmos

Russia could extend its partnership with the United States, Japan, Canada, and Europe for the ISS. Roscosmos previously stated that it would support the ISS mission until 2024.

Space April 5, 2017

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