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Look: Lightning Storm On Earth Captured By NOAA Weather Satellite

The GOES-16 lightning detector satellite is the first of its kind to capture and alert forecasters about any hazardous thunderstorms beforehand. The satellite has been developed in a joint collaboration of NASA and NOAA.

Space March 7, 2017

Jeff Bezos Unveils Images Of BE-4 Liquid Rocket Engine For New Glenn Rocket

After years of hard work, Blue Origin’s first BE-4 rocket engine is ready for photos as released by CEO Jeff Bezos. It will be used for its New Glenn rocket which is expected to ferry humans to the moon.

Space March 7, 2017

NASA Planning To Land Craft On Metal Asteroid 16 Psyche

NASA intends to send a new mission to the giant metal asteroid dubbed 16 Psyche in 2023. The space craft will study the composition of 16 Psyche to offer deeper insight into its formation

Space March 6, 2017

NASA Mulls Magnetic Shield For Mars To Make It Habitable For Humans

NASA has suggested Mars can be made habitable by installing a magnetic shield in the orbit between the Red Planet and the sun. According to a NASA scientist, the shield will thwart solar particles and restore the atmosphere.

Space March 6, 2017

SpaceX Taking 2 Passengers To Moon In 2018, Here Are The Probables

On Feb. 27 Elon Musk announced that SpaceX will be taking two private citizens on its 2018 moon mission. With several names like James Cameron, Richard Branson popping up, one has to wait for the official names to be revealed.

Space March 6, 2017

NASA Saved Maven From Colliding With Mars Moon Phobos: Why Preventing Space Collisions On Earth's Orbit Is More Difficult

NASA was able to prevent the Maven Mars orbiter from potentially colliding with the red planet's moon Phobos. Here's why similar incidents are not as easily avoided around Earth.

Space March 6, 2017

Asteroid Flew By So Close To Earth It Was Inside Satellite Ring

NASA has revealed that an asteroid flew by very close to planet Earth it was inside the ring of geosynchronous satellites. The space rock was also detected just six hours before its closest approach.

Space March 5, 2017

SpaceX Shoots For The Moon In 2018: How Feasible Is It?

In 2018, SpaceX plans to fly people around the moon using the Falcon Heavy rocket and the Dragon V2 capsule. How feasible is Elon Musk's moonshot and what does the spaceflight company's track record say about its future success?

Space March 5, 2017

Solar Storms Responsible For Removing Electrons From Our Atmosphere

Solar storms created by electrically charged particles are the reason behind the creation of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights across the Arctic, states a new study. These solar storms also affect GPS signals and cause power failure.

Space March 4, 2017

NASA Europa Mission Now In New Phase, Scientists Expect To Find Water On Jupiter's Moon

On March 2, NASA’s Europa mission passed an important phase and is now getting closer to its launch. The mission is scheduled to be launched by NASA in 2020.

Space March 3, 2017

Stunning Images Of Spiral Galaxy NGC 1055 Captured: Here's A Closer Look

A spectacular snapshot of the NGC 1055 galaxy captures a 3D view of its spiral shape. This unique perspective offers insight into the galaxy’s unusual structure.

Space March 3, 2017

Amazon Wants To Ship Packages To The Moon, But What For?

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos wants the moon to be his company’s next shipping location, according to proposals obtained recently. The notion comes at a particularly appropriate time, as NASA hints renewed interest in returning to the moon.

Space March 3, 2017

NASA's Mars Orbiter Changes Course To Avoid Collision With Phobos

Phobos and MAVEN may have faced a close collision which has been avoided by changing the course of the latter. MAVEN was given a boost of 0.4 meters per second, which NASA believes will be sufficient to avoid the collision.

Space March 3, 2017

What To Name 7 Newly Discovered Planets, NASA Asks: This Is How Netizens On Twitter Responded

NASA asks Twitter users to help think of new names for the seven planets in the recently discovered Trappist-1 system, and Twitterverse did not disappoint -- or did they?

Space March 2, 2017

Life On Mars A High Probability As Conditions Match Earliest Life On Earth

Discovery of the oldest fossil of living organism on Earth, estimated to be 4.5 billion years old, reinforces the expectation that Mars might be housing such vestiges, calling for meaningful explorations to confirm the presence of life on the planet.

Space March 7, 2017

New Dark Matter Map Offers Insight Into Cold Particles

Astronomers successfully mapped out the distribution of dark matter in three galaxy clusters, thanks to data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These dark matter maps offered scientists insight into the existence of cold dark matter particles.

Space March 2, 2017

First Evidence Of Rocky Planet Formation In Tatooine-Like Double Sun System Uncovered

For the first time, researchers have found evidence that rocky planets may exist in a double sun system located some 1,000 light-years away from Earth. SDSS 1557 resembles Tatooine, Luke Skywalker’s home planet in 'Starwars' that orbited twin suns.

Space March 1, 2017

NASA Curiosity Rover Sends Pictures Of Dust Devils On Mars

NASA's Curiosity Rover has captured footage on Mars which may reveal answers about the planet's geological features. The images show the formation of winds which blow the sand off the planet's surface.

Space March 1, 2017

Volcanic Hydrogen And Atmospheric Warming Expand Stars’ Habitable Zone By 60 Percent

Volcanic hydrogen and atmospheric warming could increase the stars' habitable zone up to 60 percent. The once-icy exoplanets can be life-sustaining as long as there are volcanoes in view.

Space March 2, 2017

SpaceX Planning To Take Passengers Around The Moon In 2018, Says Elon Musk

SpaceX is set to take two passengers for the trip around the moon. The company's CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the duo will fly with the company's Dragon spacecraft in Q2 2018.

Space February 28, 2017

Stars Are Ripped Apart By Black Holes 100 Times More Often Than Previously Thought

Supermassive black holes rip stars apart 100 times more often than previously thought in a cosmic event known as Tidal Disruptive Events (TDEs). TDEs are useful to locate supermassive black holes that will aid in the study of their strong gravity.

Space February 28, 2017

NASA Wants To Reduce Payload, Cut Cost In Manned Mission To Mars By 2030

In an effort to reduce the weight of the payload aboard the manned Mars mission, NASA is trying to research and develop ways to ensure sustainability on the planet's surface. It will promote ways to promote survival on Mars.

Space February 27, 2017

Official Name Themes For Pluto And Its Moons Get The Nod From IAU

The International Astronomical Union has approved the naming themes for features on Pluto, along with largest Pluto moon Charon and four smaller ones. Some themes continue focusing on the mythology of the underworld ruled by Roman god Pluto.

Space February 28, 2017

NASA To Send A Probe To The Sun In 2018

NASA is set to launch the Solar Probe Plus mission in 2018. The spacecraft will get within 4 million miles from the sun to gather crucial data about solar activities that can impact life on Earth.

Space February 26, 2017

Russian Progress 66 Cargo Ship Arrives At ISS With 3 Tons Of Supplies

Russian cargo ship Progress 66 has successfully reached orbiting space laboratory ISS on Feb. 24. The unmanned spacecraft is delivering 3 tons of supplies to the crew of Expedition 50.

Space February 26, 2017

James Webb Space Telescope To Help Reveal Potential Life On TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

The James Webb Space Telescope, which will be launched next year, can help reveal the presence of alien life on the exoplanets of the TRAPPIST-1 star system. The space observatory will gather clues from the components of the planets' atmospheres.

Space February 25, 2017

Ring Of Fire Solar Eclipse, All You Need To Know About The Celestial Event On Feb. 26

NASA confirmed that on Feb. 26, people in the U.S. will be able to view a rare cosmic event. On that day, a solar eclipse will take place which the scientists are calling the 'Ring Of Fire'.

Space February 25, 2017

EM-1 Could Be Next Apollo 8 As NASA Mulls Sending Astronauts Around Moon On Untested Rocket

NASA's Exploration Mission 1 could involve two astronauts flying in an Orion capsule around the moon similar to the 1968 Apollo 8 flight. A safety panel, however, said compelling reasons should justify the risk to human life.

Space February 25, 2017

Hubble Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of Supernova 1987A With Spectacular Images

Hubble is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the discovery of Supernova 1987A, a blazing stellar explosion that provided insights into the nature of supernovas. NASA released spectacular images and time-lapse videos that display the supernova’s structure.

Space February 25, 2017

Crew In SLS Mega Rocket Flight: NASA Weighing Risks

In view of the interest expressed by the Trump administration for an early manned flight, NASA is examining the option of adding astronauts to the maiden flight of Space Launch System rocket, whose unmanned flight is set for late 2018.

Space February 26, 2017

TRAPPIST-1 And Its 7 Earth-Sized Planets: Videos, Images, And Everything You Need To Know

Say hello to TRAPPIST-1, a star that's a lot younger than our sun, and the seven planets revolving around it. Here's how scientists discovered them using the Spitzer telescope, and check out what life could be like on these exoplanets.

Space February 24, 2017

Dragon Capsule Docks With Space Station After 24-Hour Delay

Following a 24-hour delay, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully delivered more than 2,000 kilograms of supply and equipment to the International Space Station on Feb. 24. Engineers quickly fixed an issue with the capsule's GPS system.

Space February 23, 2017

Columbia Goes On Tour: 11 Fast Facts On Apollo 11 Command Module

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia will leave the National Air and Space Museum and go on a four-city tour for the first time in almost 50 years. Learn 11 fast facts on this piece of lunar landing mission history.

Space February 23, 2017

Navigation Software Glitch Postpones SpaceX Dragon Capsule Cargo Delivery To ISS

SpaceX postponed its Dragon capsule cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station because of a navigation software glitch, NASA said on Feb. 22. The mission will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Space February 23, 2017

Discovery Of 7 Earth-Like Planets Near Dwarf Star Boosts Search For Alien Life

The characteristics and proximity of the seven exoplanets to their host star TRAPPIST-1 raise possibility for finding extraterrestrial life. What could hint the presence of life in these newly discovered planets?

Space February 22, 2017

Astronomers May Soon Capture First Actual Image Of A Black Hole

Using the Event Horizon Telescope, astronomers may soon capture an actual image of the Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. What does a black hole look like?

Space February 23, 2017

NASA Fermi Telescope Detects Dark Matter In Andromeda Galaxy

The Fermi telescope of NASA has detected Gamma-ray signals at the Andromeda galaxy indicating dark matter. The high-energy gamma-rays are produced by cosmic rays when they move at high speed and collide with gas clouds and starlight.

Space February 23, 2017

Discovery Of 1,000 Times Brighter Neutron Star 50 Million Light-Years Away Sets Record For XMM-Newton

XMM-Newton sets a new record after it has discovered a pulsar, 1,000 times brighter than previously thought, some 50 million light-years away. The space observatory has been a help in solving the cosmic mysteries.

Space February 27, 2017

Scientists To Launch SPECULOOS In Search For Planets Orbiting 1,000 Dwarf Stars

Scientists scramble to launch more planet-hunting projects following the discovery of the seven-planet system in the ultra-cool dwarf star named TRAPPIST-1. The team of scientists behind TRAPPIST-1 will launch SPECULOOS while NASA will have TESS mission next year.

Space February 25, 2017

Russian Cargo Ship Successfully Takes Off To ISS From Baikonur Cosmodrome

A Soyuz space craft was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome by the Roscosmos. This unmanned cargo ship Progress MS-05 will carry supplies for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Space February 22, 2017

NASA Developing New Material For Stronger Vehicles And Mars Habitats

NASA has approved the formation of two multi-disciplinary, university-led research institutes to develop carbon nanotube-based materials for making Mars habitats and transit vehicles which will be highly durable yet lightweight for long-term crew based missions.

Space February 23, 2017

Great American Total Solar Eclipse On Aug 21: NASA Plans Broad Study

The total solar eclipse in the United States on Aug 21. will be as significant as the first total eclipse since 1979. It will happen when the moon comes in front of the sun and blocks the solar disc.

Space February 23, 2017

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