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ESO Begins Construction Of Telescope Big Enough To Find Alien Life

Once finished, the Extremely Large Telescope will be the world's largest optical and infrared telescope. It will be big enough to gather vital information that can help scientists find worlds that likely host alien life.

Space May 29, 2017

US Postal Service To Issue Solar Eclipse Stamp That Changes Images When Touched

For the first time, the U.S. Postal Service used thermochromic ink on a stamp so the image changes once heated by the touch of the finger. Here's how to get the Total Eclipse of the Sun stamp.

Space May 29, 2017

Construction Begins On World's Biggest Telescope: Here's What The E-ELT Could Discover

The construction of the world's biggest optical telescope is underway. With its exceptional specifications, here are some of the things that the ELT could discover.

Space May 28, 2017

Scientists Inching Closer Toward Construction Of World's First Super Telescope

The ESO and researchers from Oxford University laid down the first stone for the Extremely Large Telescope's construction. The completed ELT will sport a main mirror measuring 128 feet in diameter.

Space May 27, 2017

Solar Probe Plus: NASA To Announce Its First Mission To Fly Directly Into The Sun's Atmosphere

NASA revealed that it would announce its first mission that would fly directly to the sun's outer atmosphere. The mission is dubbed Solar Probe Plus and the probe would fly within four million miles of the sun to conduct research.

Space May 27, 2017

NASA's Sun Observatory Watches Partial Solar Eclipse From Space: See SDO's Image Of The Sun And Moon

NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captures stunning images of the moon crossing the sun’s path on May 25. Watch the animated version of the lunar transit.

Space May 27, 2017

Dying Star Gives Birth To A Black Hole

A massive star in a nearby galaxy was being reborn into a black hole without a bang. Scientists said the black hole candidate may have been formed through a process known as failed supernova.

Space May 26, 2017

Juno Mission’s First Results Are In: Here Is The Sequence Of Juno’s Approach To Jupiter In A Single Photo

Juno mission’s first flyby sent back an immense amount of significant data about Jupiter. A single photo showing the sequence of Juno's flyby shows just how majestic Jupiter truly is.

Space May 26, 2017

These 5 Earth Science Missions Of NASA Are Getting Axed

What are NASA's planned and ongoing Earth science missions on the chopping board? The Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request allots $19.1 billion for NASA, a $561 million decrease over previously enacted levels.

Space May 26, 2017

Rocket Lab's Miniature Satellite Launcher Falls Short In Maiden Flight

Rocket Lab successfully launches its Electron rocket into space from their private launch site in New Zealand. Though Electron did not quite reach the desired orbit, Rocket Lab is proud of Electron’s debut test launch.

Space May 25, 2017

NASA's Psyche Mission To Arrive At Metal Asteroid Four Years Earlier Than Originally Planned

NASA's Psyche mission will arrive at its target metal asteroid in 2026, or four years earlier than initially planned. What changes were made to make this possible?

Space May 25, 2017

In First Flybys, Juno Reveals How Little We Know About Jupiter

The first round of data from NASA's Juno mission has been released and it reveals that we know very little about Jupiter. From the planet's core to water and unexpected cyclones, here's what we learned.

Space May 25, 2017

3D-Printed Bricks From Fake Lunar Soil May Help Build Human Colonies On The Moon Someday

In a new experiment done by the European Space Agency (ESA), bricks were 3D-printed out of fake lunar soil and given solar heat. Learn more about these 3D-printed moon bricks and their role in future human colony on the moon.

Space May 25, 2017

Boeing And DARPA To Build XS-1 Hypersonic Spaceplane

DARPA has chosen Boeing to design, build and test its Experimental Spaceplane, XS-1. Check out why the hypersonic spaceplane, called the Phantom Express, is so unbelievably cool and when it’s expected to launch on its first flight.

Space May 25, 2017

Schiaparelli Crash: ESA's Mars Lander Ill-Prepared For Mission

Investigations revealed the reasons why the Schiaparelli Mars lander crash-landed on the surface of the Red Planet in October last year. Here are the causes of the failed mission.

Space May 25, 2017

Have A Few Million To Spare? You Could Own The Apollo 11 Moon Rock Bag

Have you ever wanted to own a piece of history? A bag containing traces of moon dust from the Apollo 11 mission is up for auction.

Space May 25, 2017

Planet Earth May Have Once Been Donut-Shaped: Study

Earth could have started out as a donut-shaped planetary object made of vaporized and molten rock, which scientists call a synestia. This is how our planet may have looked like in its early history, after it collided with Theia.

Space May 24, 2017

Acting NASA Chief Upbeat About Agency’s Proposed 2018 Budget

The 2018 NASA budget is tied at $19.1 billion, a $561 million drop from previously enacted levels. The agency's acting administrator Robert Lightfoot chooses to stay positive over the development, highlighting the agency's wins.

Space May 24, 2017

New Data Shed Light On Mysterious Alien Megastructure Star

The alien megastructure star continues to intrigue scientists. However, now they may have the beginning of an explanation.

Space May 24, 2017

Doomsday Vault In Space: Baby Mice Born On Earth With Sperm Stored On ISS

Scientists conducted a new experiment which demonstrated that mammalian reproduction is possible from space-preserved sperms. The baby mice born on Earth with the sperm stored on ISS were healthy and fertile.

Space May 24, 2017

Privately-Owned Moon Dust Could Fetch $4 Million At Auction

Nancy Carlson, the only private owner of moon dust, has decided to sell off her unique possession in an upcoming auction. The Sotheby's auction is expected to fetch around $3 million to $4million for the item.

Space May 24, 2017

New Zealand Reaches For The Stars With Space Rocket Launch

New Zealand joins the world’s space race through a first attempt to fire the commercial Electron rocket into space. Learn more about Rocket Lab, the company aspiring to achieve this feat, and prospects for it in the spaceflight industry.

Space May 22, 2017

Images Taken By Hubble Telescope Reveal Small Moon Orbiting Third-Largest Dwarf Planet

Astronomers discovered a small moon orbiting 2007 OR10 or 'Snow White,' the third-biggest dwarf planet in our solar system. The Hubble Space Telescope took the images that helped astronomers spot the dwarf planet's moon.

Space May 22, 2017

Will The Billionaires Beat NASA To Planet Mars?

The Trump administration refocused NASA’s budget to the Mars mission but it may not be enough to succeed. An expert believes Musk and Bezos will get there first.

Space May 21, 2017

Alien Megastructure Star: The Strange Dimming Is Back Again

The mysterious celestial body known as Boyajian's Star has long perplexed scientists and amateur astronomers alike. Well, now they have another chance to study the strange object as it has begun dimming once again.

Space May 20, 2017

NASA Releases An Image Showing How The Earth Looked From Space 48 Years Ago

NASA on Thursday, May 18, released an aerial image of Earth taken from space. In 1969, the crew of Apollo 10 lunar orbital space mission captured the image from a distance of 36,000 nautical miles.

Space May 21, 2017

NASA Asks Scientists To Help Pick Instruments For Europa Lander

NASA is calling on the scientific community to think of the best instruments for the Europa Lander mission. Each proposal must be compatible with the lander’s science objectives.

Space May 20, 2017

Humanity Has Accidentally Created A 'Bubble' Around Earth That Is Protecting The Planet From Radiation [video]

For once, humanity's impact on the environment might actually be helping the planet. NASA has discovered that very low-frequency transmissions have created a barrier around Earth, protecting it from harmful radiation.

Space May 19, 2017

Elysium Space Seeks To Send Your Loved One’s Cremated Remains Into Space Via SpaceX Rocket

Space enthusiasts can now opt for a celestial memorial service. Elysium Space confirms that their Star II memorial spacecraft is set to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9.

Space May 19, 2017

Scientists Say 'Cold Spot' In Space Could Be Evidence Of The Multiverse

New research suggests that parallel universes - long held to be the province of comic books and science fiction - might exist. Scientists are hoping their studies of the cosmic microwave background - and a 'Cold Spot' in space - might prove the existence of the multiverse.

Space May 18, 2017

Meet KalamSat: World's Smallest Satellite Designed By A Teen

An 18-year old teen from India created the smallest and lightest satellite ever dubbed KalamSat. The science genius used 3D-printed reinforced carbon fiber to create the satellite, which will be launched by NASA in June.

Space May 18, 2017

Mysterious Light Flashes Caught By NASA Camera 1 Million Miles Away From Earth

What could be causing the mysterious flashes of light captured by the EPIC camera of the DSCOVR satellite? Here's a quick clue that scientists used: ice crystals up in the atmosphere.

Space May 16, 2017

SpaceX Launches Largest Ever Payload Atop Falcon 9: Here Are The Details

On Monday, May 15, SpaceX launched the Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The satellite was the heaviest ever to have been flown to orbit by the Falcon 9.

Space May 17, 2017

Is The Climate On Exoplanet Proxima B Suitable To Sustain Life?

A new study took tentative steps toward exploring the climate of newly-discovered exoplanet Proxima B. The exoplanet is believed to boast an environment that is conducive to support life.

Space May 17, 2017

How The Moon Could Propel Humanity To Mars And Beyond

NASA is planning on returning to the moon before making the trip to Mars. Here's how that will affect future space missions including the trip to Mars.

Space May 15, 2017

Trump Aims For First Crewed Mars Mission By 2024, But NASA Not Keen On It

Despite President Trump’s statement during the Earth-to-space videoconference on April 24, when he hinted NASA should expedite its Mars mission, the space agency will be proceeding as originally scheduled. The plan remains to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.

Space May 15, 2017

Stephen Hawking, 32 Other Scientists Pen Angry Letter About Origin Of Universe Theory

Stephen Hawking and 32 other scientists penned a letter contesting alternative theory of the origins of the universe. How is the big bounce theory different from inflation theory?

Space May 15, 2017

Neptune-Sized Exoplanet Reveals How Planets Form Around Stars

The metallicity of planets can help scientists determine how and where they formed around their host star. What is metallicity and what does it tell about the warm Neptune exoplanet HAT-P-26b?

Space May 13, 2017

No Astronaut On First Orion-SLS Flight Around Moon: NASA

Although NASA is capable to turning EM-1 into a manned mission, they have decided to keep the test flight unmanned. The SLS-Orion launch will follow its original plan.

Space May 13, 2017

NASA Denies Plans Of Joint Lander Mission To Jupiter Moon Europa

NASA and the European Space Agency are not yet officially pursuing a lander mission together to explore Jupiter moon Europa. The joint Europa lander mission was brought up weeks ago by a scientist at a geosciences summit.

Space May 12, 2017

Not Just Radiation: Other Ways Planet Mars Could Kill Human Explorers

A Mars mission in the 2030s won't come easy and risk-free for NASA. Here are some ways human explorers to the Red Planet could die, including the problem of space radiation.

Space May 12, 2017

China Moon Mission: 8 Postgraduate Students Move Into Lunar Palace Cabin That Simulates Lunar-Like Environment

China steps up its efforts for its planned permanent lunar laboratory. Eight postgraduate students begin simulated space cabin trials at the Lunar Palace 1 until 2018.

Space May 11, 2017

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