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SpaceX Intends Bringing Internet To Space: How Realistic Are Elon Musk's Plans?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk intends to bring Internet to space, allowing a possible form of communication between Mars and Earth. Musk has reportedly had several secret meetings with FCC to take forward his latest project.

Space March 18, 2017

Young Solar System 300 Light-Years Away Shows Scientists How Planets Evolve

Astronomers studying a recently discovered planet gain new insight into how solar systems are formed. Unlike other planets, this one exists outside its debris disk.

Space March 18, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse To Cross US First Time In 99 Years

Come August, the United States will be witnessing its first total solar eclipse in 99 years. The eclipse will be visible completely in some parts of the country and partially in other regions on August 21.

Space March 17, 2017

Hydrocarbon Lakes On Titan May Occasionally Erupt With Nitrogen Bubbles

Hydrocarbon lakes on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, may erupt on occassion, ejecting nitrogen bubbles in the process. A study funded by NASA has focused on how the phenomenon may occur and also its consequences.

Space March 17, 2017

Saturn's Moon Enceladus 'Tiger Stripes' Show Its Giant Ocean May Hold Alien Life

A new study has found that the southern polar region of Saturn’s ice-covered moon Enceladus is much warmer than expected. The study also states that the subsurface ocean may closer to the surface than earlier thought to be.

Space March 17, 2017

These Missions Are On The Losing End In Trump’s NASA Budget

A document containing Trump’s 2018 budget proposal is now out. NASA's earth sciences program, the Office of Education, and the ARM mission are just some on the chopping board.

Space March 16, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying EchoStar 23 Satellite

SpaceX has successfully launched the EchoStar 23 Satellite atop the Falcon 9 rocket, after a two-day delay due to bad weather. The launch took place on March 14 at 2:00 am EDT.

Space March 16, 2017

NASA Budget Focuses On Mars Missions: Earth Science, Education Funding Cut

President Donald Trump has proposed a hefty $19.1 million funding for NASA for 2018. President Trump wants the space agency to concentrate more on Mars missions rather than Earth-science and educational programs.

Space March 16, 2017

Suit Up: Russia Recruits Cosmonauts In Space Race To The Moon

Russia’s space agency has announced a recruitment drive for budding cosmonauts, expected to be part of the country's manned moon mission. Russia remains in the race against the United States and China, eyeing a moon landing by 2031.

Space March 16, 2017

Buzz Aldrin Explains Why He Thinks Elon Musk's Mars Mission Has A Problem

Elon Musk's proposed Mars colonization mission may have a few basic problems per former astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He is of the belief that Musk is focusing more on the travel rather than how humans will adapt and survive once on Mars.

Space March 16, 2017

Dark Matter Was Minor Ingredient Of Galaxies In Early Universe

Using instruments of the Very Large Telescope in Chile, astronomers found evidence that dark matter played a minor role in early galaxies. What were their observations?

Space March 16, 2017

Large Sections Of Great Barrier Reef In Australia Now Dead: Here Are The Potential Consequences

Banning fishing and reducing pollution did not prevent severe coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef. What could happen when more sections of Australia's reef experience massive coral die-offs?

Space March 16, 2017

Newly Discovered Planet System Trappist-1 Was Named After A Famous Beer Brand

TRAPPIST-1, with its seven Earth-like exoplanets, had been exciting all. Its name alone carries quite an appeal, as it is named after a popular beer brand in Belgium, the homeland of the scientists who discovered the planetary system.

Space March 16, 2017

Mars Base Camp Likely By 2028, Colonizing Mars Will Not Be Easy

Lockheed Martin will launch its mission to set up a base in Mars in the next 10 to 12 years. NASA scientists are also planning to colonize the Red Planet although the organization deems the job to be very difficult.

Space March 15, 2017

SpaceX Wins $96 Million Contract To Launch Satellites For Air Force

SpaceX has won a $96.5 million deal with the Air Force and is all set to launch the new GPS III satellites in space in 2019. The satellite will be carried to outer space in the Falcon 9 rocket.

Space March 15, 2017

Belgian Astronomers Named Newly-Found Planetary System After Their Favorite Beer

The planetary system TRAPPIST- 1 discovered by Belgium astronomers has been named after their favorite beer. Each exoplanet has received a nickname after conventional Trappist beers such as Rochefort and Westvleteren.

Space March 14, 2017

SpaceX Delays Launch Of Falcon 9 Due To Bad Weather Conditions

SpaceX has delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the EchoStar XXIII satellite due to poor weather conditions. The EchoStar XXIII is a commercial satellite, weighing around 12,500 pounds.

Space March 14, 2017

Northern Lights Mystery Gets Complex: New Study Rejects Plasma Turbulence, Mentions Unknown Mechanism

A new research has negated the theory that Northern Lights are causing outages in Global Navigation Satellite Systems or GNSS. It rejected any kind of plasma turbulence and said an unknown mechanism is causing it and a new technology is due.

Space March 14, 2017

NASA's Life-Hunting Tools For Mars Mission Tested In Atacama Desert

NASA scientists and engineers braved the heat in the Atacama desert to test tools designed to drill for samples and hunt for signs of life on planet Mars. How do these life-hunting instruments work?

Space March 14, 2017

Tightest Orbital Dance Between Black Hole And Star Witnessed By Astronomers

Astronomers reveals the existence of a white dwarf star which orbits in close proximity to a black hole. The star whips around the black hole two times in an hour and could be the tightest orbital dance witnessed by astronomers.

Space March 14, 2017

Budweiser Announces Ambitious Plan Of Brewing Beer On Mars

Budweiser has announced that it intends to brew microgravity beer on the red planet. The company has partnered with CASIS and will be conducting experiments aboard the ISS.

Space March 14, 2017

Colonizing Mars: Scientists Claim Future Colonies Will Need Superhuman Senses To Adapt To The Harsh Environment

The NASA mission to colonize Mars may be faced with many unanticipated hurdles. A study shows the training program is not enough to prepare astronauts for life on the Red Planet since it can’t replicate Martian environmental conditions.

Space March 14, 2017

Lost In Space: How New NASA Radar Technique Found India’s Chandrayaan-1 Orbiter

NASA successfully found two missing spacecraft, including India’s lunar orbiter Chandrayaan-1 that got lost in 2009. Learn more about how a new application of NASA's interplanetary radar technology made it possible.

Space March 13, 2017

NASA Moon Mission Possible Under Trump Administration, Private Firms Could Play Vital Role

The Trump administration is reportedly interested in revival of moon exploration missions once again. The moon mission was scrapped by former U.S. President Barack Obama under the pretext that it was expensive and repetitive.

Space March 13, 2017

Fast Radio Bursts Linked To Advanced Extraterrestrial Technology: Other Space Phenomena Suggesting Aliens Are Real

Harvard researchers suggest that interstellar spacecraft in faraway galaxies could be behind fast radio bursts. Here are other phenomena in space that some scientists think have alien origins.

Space March 13, 2017

‘Mission: ISS’ Offers Chance To Visit International Space Station - In Virtual Reality, That Is

Oculus has launched a VR app that lets users explore the International Space Station, and act like astronauts. Mission: ISS app works with the Oculus Rift VR headset andOculus Touch motion controllers and can be downloaded for free.

Space March 12, 2017

NASA's Cassini Captures Odd Shape Of Saturn Moon Pan As It Gears For Final Plunge Into Ringed Planet's Atmosphere

Cassini spacecraft captured an image of a ravioli-like Saturn moon Pan as it prepares for the Grand Finale of its mission. The final phase could settle questions about the planet and its rings.

Space March 12, 2017

Indian Lunar Spacecraft Missing For 8 Years Found Orbiting The Moon: How NASA, ESA Find Lost Space Probes

NASA found India's first lunar probe Chandrayaan-1 orbiting the moon about eight years after the spacecraft went missing. Here's how NASA and ESA found other probes that were lost in space.

Space March 11, 2017

Saturn's Tiny Moon Pan Looks Like A UFO, A Ravioli, An Empanada - But It's Not Weird At All In Space

The internet is in love with the latest image of Saturn's moon Pan, with people tagging it as the ravioli moon, UFO moon, and more. However, Pan is not weird at all, and here's why.

Space March 11, 2017

Venus Exploration In High Gear: BepiColombo Mission And More

Venus, known as the sister planet of Earth, is getting more attention with a slew of near-term and mid-term exploration plans. The near-term plans include a flyby of BepiColombo, the joint mission of the ESA and JAXA.

Space March 13, 2017

NASA's Europa Clipper Mission And Lander To Find Life In Icy Galilean Moon

NASA brings the search for alien life to an unfamiliar terrain by sending a flyby mission with a lander to Jupiter's icy moon. Underneath the icy-crusted Europa is a large amount of saltwater where life possibly exists.

Space March 13, 2017

Europa Clipper: Formal Name For NASA's Upcoming Mission To Jupiter Moon

Finally NASA's upcoming mission to Jupiter' moon Europa has got a formal name and it is ‘Europa Clipper’. The space agency is working on a spacecraft which is scheduled to be launched some time in 2020.

Space March 11, 2017

Potatoes May Be Grown On Mars: Here Are Other Crops That Can Be Farmed On Red Planet

Potatoes and other crops may be grown on the Red Planet. Experiments have shown it is possible that the Red Planet can be farmed for food consumption of would-be Martian colony.

Space March 10, 2017

Mysterious Radio Bursts Could Be Powering Alien Spaceship, Harvard Scientists Suggest

Fast Radio Bursts or FRBs in outer space may be coming from alien space probes navigating or trying to signal Earth. These radio bursts could be potentially powering alien spaceships per a new theory from Harvard researchers.

Space March 11, 2017

Private Space Stations Essential For Lunar Tourism: Vital For Landing And Refueling, Says Expert

Aerospace scientist Robert Bigelow said privately-owned space stations can start orbiting the moon by 2020 if the Trump administration supports private spaceflights. He said such stations are indispensable for sustaining lunar tourism in terms of landing and refueling.

Space March 10, 2017

NASA's Latest Technique Finds Lost Spacecraft In The Lunar Orbit

Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory succeeded in locating two lunar spacecrafts using the latest ground-based radar technique. They found the still active Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the defunct Chandrayaan-1, which was last contacted in 2009.

Space March 10, 2017

Astronomers Turn To Ancient Stardust For Insight On First Stars

An international team of astronomers spotted a young galaxy that is full of stardust from the early universe, offering clues on the formation of the first stars in the universe. The A2744_YD4 is the most remote galaxy ever spotted.

Space March 9, 2017

China Mulls Advanced Spacecraft Capable Of Moon Landing

China is gearing up to launch its first spacecraft that could be operated in low-Earth orbit and also capable of moon landing. This advanced spacecraft can carry three or four astronauts to the moon.

Space March 9, 2017

Congress Passes Bill Pushing NASA To Send Humans To Mars By 2033

Congress has passed a NASA authorization bill for the first time in almost six and a half years. Find out some sections within the NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017, including a call for NASA's detailed Mars mission.

Space March 9, 2017

Researchers Sound Alarm On Leukemia Risk Among Mars Explorers

Blame the combination of microgravity and deep space radiation. Researchers warn against the potential threat of leukemia in astronauts, as a result of their findings within NASA's Human Research Program.

Space March 9, 2017

Mars Can Grow Potatoes, Says Potato Research Center

Positive results from a trial from the International Potato Center in growing potatoes with Mars-like conditions have brightened the prospect of growing the tubers on the Red Planet. The NASA-guided project started in February 2016 in Lima, Peru.

Space March 9, 2017

Think You Know Jupiter? Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Giant Planet

In light of Juno's ongoing mission, here are a few things that you may want to know about Jupiter before we get more details from NASA’s spacecraft. Did you know that Jupiter has rings?

Space March 10, 2017

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