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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

Here's How NASA Plans To Explore Mars With Unmanned Drones

NASA is on course to develop a new drone for Martian research and exploration. The unmanned drone, dubbed Mars Electric Flyer, will fly in the Martian atmosphere for in-depth exploration of the planet.

Space April 4, 2017

Astronomers Confirm Mysterious Radio Bursts Come From Outer Space

A new study discovered three new Fast Radio Bursts, which were captured by the Molonglo radio telescope, located in Australia. The huge focal length of the radio telescope enabled it to search for maximum FRBs.

Space April 4, 2017

Citizen Astronomers Spot 4 Potential Planet Nine Candidates

In a citizen science project using images from the SkyMapper telescope, researchers from the Australian National University have identified four likely Planet Nine candidates. Will one of these objects end the elusive search?

Space April 4, 2017

Why Did It Take A Century For April Fools’ Comet To Be Identified?

Comet 41P has a complicated history. Until its identity was clearly established, the April Fools’ comet was initially mislabeled, then lost and eventually rediscovered in 1951.

Space April 3, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Won’t Fly SpaceX To Mars Until Elon Musk's Mom Completes Roundtrip Journey First

Would Neil deGrasse Tyson, who lauded reusable rocket technology, consider going to planet Mars via SpaceX? Yes, if Elon Musk decides to get his mom safely to Mars and back on Earth.

Space April 3, 2017

Elon Musk Aiming For Full Rocket Reusability: Wants SpaceX To Attempt Upper Stage Recovery

Elon Musk does not plan to stop at SpaceX’s latest achievement with the reuse of Falcon Heavy. He wants to bring stage 2 back on land.

Space April 2, 2017

Solar Wind, Radiation Stripped Away Most Of Mars Atmosphere: How This Transformed Red Planet's Climate And Habitability

New data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft suggest solar wind and radiation were most responsible for loss of Martian atmosphere. How did thinning of the atmosphere transformed the Red Planet's climate and ability to support life?

Space April 2, 2017

Mars Atmosphere Lost In Space: Earth Headed The Same Direction?

Mars has lost its atmosphere because of solar wind, making it uninhabitable. Earth experiences similar atmospheric losses, although to a much smaller extent.

Space April 1, 2017

Want To Watch the Closest Approach of The April Fools’ Comet? Watch It Here Now

This is not an April Fools’ Day joke. Slooh recorded the closest approach of comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák as it passed the Earth on April 1 but it’s still around.

Space April 1, 2017

LOOK: First-Ever Photos Of Blue Origin's Space Tourism Shepard Capsule Revealed

This is what Blue Origin’s astronaut experience looks like. Jeff Bezos releases first photos revealing the sleek interiors of the New Shepard crew capsule bound for space.

Space April 1, 2017

NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory Detects Mysterious Explosion From Galaxy 10.7 Billion Light Years Away

Astronomers detected an unexplained large explosion in a galaxy located in the Chandra Deep Field-South region. What hypotheses explain this mysterious phenomenon?

Space March 31, 2017

NASA Mars Probe Completes 50000th Red Planet Orbit

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has completed its 50,000th trip around the red planet. The spacecraft has been functioning for more than 11 years, providing useful data.

Space March 31, 2017

James Webb Space Telescope Getting Ready For 2018 Launch

The James Webb Space Telescope is being readied for its 2018 launch and is in its final stages of inspection. The telescope is scheduled to be lifted off from Kourou, French Guiana, in 2018.

Space April 2, 2017

NASA Astronaut Breaks Record For Most Spacewalks By A Woman

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the record of most spacewalks by a woman, logging in 53 hours and 22 minutes. The title was previously held by NASA astronaut Sunita Williams.

Space March 31, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite With Its First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX launched the recycled Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on March 30. Before the historic launch, SpaceX renovated and tested the 15-foot booster along with its nine engines.

Space March 31, 2017

NASA's MAVEN: Mars Atmosphere Lost To Space. Solar Wind Did It.

Mars is not what it used to be. The Red Planet may have all the elements that could nurture life but something catastrophic happened and transformed it into an uninhabitable place under the sun, according to a new study.

Space March 31, 2017

NASA’s $1 Billion Juno Mission Starts Unraveling Jupiter’s Secrets With Breathtaking New Images

The breathtaking new images from Juno spacecraft reveal the richness and depth of Jupiter's ancient and mysterious past that would either confirm or debunk the theories about the planet's origin and composition.

Space March 30, 2017

Why Is SpaceX's Next Rocket Launch A Huge Deal?

Elon Musk's rocket company will attempt to relaunch and recover a first stage booster that was already fired off in 2016. Should the operation succeed, flying into space would become significantly cheaper.

Space March 29, 2017

Architects Want To Hang A Skyscraper From An Asteroid: Analemma Tower Plans Unveiled

Adding to the list of unique and wonderful skyscrapers is a new type of skyscraper - the Analemma Tower that will hang from an asteroid 30,000 miles above Earth. The skyscraper will be constructed on an orbital motion in Dubai.

Space March 29, 2017

Massive Magnetic Waves Over Earth's Surface Could Exist In Sun's Atmosphere Too

Scientists have found that the magnetic Rossby waves, which occur in the Earth’s atmosphere, exist in the Sun’s atmosphere as well. This may help scientists make correct predictions of solar storms and flares in the future.

Space March 29, 2017

Saturn Moon Titan Could Have Electric Sand

Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons, is one strange, sticky world, thanks to its electrically charged sand dunes. It is, in fact, one of the weirdest things there is in space.

Space March 29, 2017

NASA Planning Lunar Orbit Gateway For Mars And Deep Space Missions

NASA is scripting big plans for deep space missions, including Mars, by dovetailing it with a lunar orbit gateway. The mini space station will support missions to Mars and other parts of the solar system including lunar surface.

Space March 29, 2017

Supermassive Black Holes Form Stars From Rapid Outflows Of Gases

A team of astronomers has discovered that supersized black holes do not only rip stars apart but also create them. The discovery could lead to better understanding how galaxies are formed.

Space March 29, 2017

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