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Goodbye, Starman: Floating Tesla Roadster Now Heading Toward The Asteroid Belt

Starman has officially gone dark. The mannequin astronaut riding a Tesla Roadster through space is now heading toward the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.

Space February 8, 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Appears For Sale On Craigslist

SpaceX completed a milestone achievement yesterday with the launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket. Now one of the rockets used to launch it into space has appeared on Craigslist.

Space February 7, 2018

Success Of SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch Signals Milestone for Commercial Space Technology

After the SpaceX’s successful launch of its flagship rocket Falcon Heavy, Elon Musk is setting sights on building the Big Falcon Rocket. The BFR, as Musk claims, will take man to the moon

Space February 7, 2018

New Yorker Claims He Lost His Virginity To Busty Aliens

David Huggins, a 74-year-old from New York, has encountered life outside of Earth since he was 8 years old. Huggins also claims he lost his virginity to a busty alien named Crescent.

Space February 7, 2018

SpaceX Succeeds In First Launch Of Falcon Heavy Rocket

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, SpaceX completed its first successful test launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket. Falcon Heavy could be described as a turbocharged version of the Falcon 9 rocket.

Space February 6, 2018

Russian Cosmonauts Placed Antenna In Wrong Direction During Record-Breaking Spacewalk

Recently, a new spacewalk record was set by Russian cosmonauts on the space station. However, it occurred erroneously because an antenna was pointing in the wrong direction after being fixed.

Space February 5, 2018

Here's How You Can Watch The SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

SpaceX is all set to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Here are the best ways to watch the momentous event live.

Space February 5, 2018

Scientists Find Planets Outside Of The Milky Way Galaxy For The First Time

Astronomers used microlensing to discover planets outside the Milky Way in a galaxy 13,000 light years away from Earth. How does this method help find distant exoplanets?

Space February 4, 2018

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Just Took A Selfie And A Stunning Panorama Of The Red Planet

The Curiosity Rover just snapped a selfie on Mars, giving off some serious ‘Wall-E’ vibes. It also shared a stunning new panorama of the Red planet.

Space February 3, 2018

Russia Wants To Send Tourists To Spacewalk At The International Space Station By 2019

A space industry official revealed Russia's plan to send tourists to the International Space Station. What did the world's first space tourist do during his weeklong stay at the ISS in 2001?

Space February 2, 2018

Synchronized Dance Of Dwarf Galaxies Challenges Chaotic Dark Matter Cosmology

Astronomers assumed that only the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies are surrounded by dwarf galaxies moving in an orderly manner. Recently, they discovered a more distant neighbor that raised questions against existing cosmological theories.

Space February 2, 2018

NASA Confirms That An Amateur Astronomer Found Its IMAGE Satellite Lost In 2005

An amateur astronomer recently scanned the skies and accidentally found what seemed to be a long lost NASA satellite, missing since late 2005. NASA has now confirmed that it is indeed the IMAGE satellite it lost 12 years ago.

Space February 1, 2018

Japanese Space Agency Paying People $3,500 To Spend Two Weeks In A Simulated Space Station

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is giving individuals a chance to take part in an experiment. It is willing to pay $3,500 to people to spend two weeks in a simulated space station.

Space January 31, 2018

Earth's Magnetic Poles May Flip, And The Effects Could Be Deadly

The Earth's north and south magnetic poles are due for a reverse. The last time it shifted was some 780,000 years ago in a Laschamp event. Can human race survive this kind of pole reversal?

Space January 31, 2018

NASA Remembrance Day Honors Challenger Space Shuttle Victim Christa McAuliffe

NASA recently honored deceased teacher-turned-astronaut Christa McAuliffe who was a crew member of the Challenger Space Shuttle. Present day astronauts on the space station are going to carry out the experiments that McAuliffe had planned over three decades ago.

Space January 29, 2018

SpaceX Sets Schedule Of First Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that the Falcon Heavy will launch on Feb. 6. This giant rocket can send nearly three times as much payload into orbit for every mission.

Space January 29, 2018

Bacteria Can Convert Human Waste Into Food For Astronauts In Space

Amid plans to send humans to planet Mars, researchers have shown the possibility of using human waste to provide nutrients for astronauts on deep-space mission. The process involves use of bacteria and anaerobic digestion.

Space January 28, 2018

Lost NASA Satellite Found After A Decade By Amateur Astronomer

After over 10 years of being "lost in space," NASA's IMAGE satellite finally phoned home. It was discovered by an amateur astronomer who was looking for signals from Zuma.

Space January 28, 2018

Mexico Artifacts Prove Aliens Visited Earth Thousands Of Years Ago, If They're Real

A video uploaded by YouTube channel UFOmania featured several artifacts found in a cave in an unspecified area in Mexico. The artifacts depict aliens and spacecraft, providing proof that extraterrestrials visited Earth thousands of years ago.

Space January 29, 2018

Space Graffiti: Astronomers Say Rocket Lab's Disco Ball Satellite Is Bad For Science

Rocket Lab's Humanity Star drew backlash from the scientific community. The reflective orb will not be a permanent feature of the night sky, but why are scientists concerned about its launch?

Space January 27, 2018

Chinese Students Complete 200 Days Living On Virtual Moon Base

Four volunteers spent 200 days in a simulated space lab in China, setting a record for longest stay in a self-contained cabin. They experienced three unexpected blackouts during the experiment.

Space January 27, 2018

Dust Storms May Have Played Role On Atmosphere Loss On Planet Mars

A new study suggested that Martian dust storms play an important role in helping gas escape from the planet's atmosphere. A research team conducted the study based on observations made by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Space January 28, 2018

Here's What Could Happen If Trump Cuts NASA Funding For Space Station

NASA is letting go of the International Space Station to free up $4 billion in funding for lunar and deep space exploration. What are the implications?

Space January 28, 2018

NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts On Day Of Remembrance 2018

On Day of Remembrance 2018, NASA paid tribute to the crew members of the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia. The pilots of NASA Armstrong who died in the line of duty were honored and remembered as well.

Space January 26, 2018

Trump Administration Wants To Cut NASA Funding To The International Space Station

Keeping with the America First economic agenda, the Trump administration wants to cut NASA funding to the International Space Station. A new draft of the budget shows the way the administration is headed.

Space January 26, 2018

Chemical Imbalance In Planet's Atmosphere May Indicate Hidden Alien Life

Chemical combinations in the atmosphere may hint of biological activity on other planets. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope may detect these biosignatures and help astronomers in their quest for life outside Earth.

Space January 25, 2018

Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Proposes New Definition For Planets

The debate on planet formation is never ending. Astrophysicist Kevin Shchlaufman presents a new argument that celestial bodies with more than ten times the mass of Jupiter are not planets but brown dwarfs.

Space January 24, 2018

NASA's Parker Solar Probe To Get Closer To Sun Than Any Other Man-Made Object

This summer, the atmosphere of the sun will get a visitor from Earth. The Parker Solar Probe by NASA will set on a close solar journey to investigate the sun's mysteries.

Space January 23, 2018

Google's $20 Million Lunar Xprize For Landing On The Moon To End With No Winner

Google's Lunar Xprize competition will end on March 31 but no one will take home the coveted award. There were four contenders for the $20 million award but none of the finalists made the cut.

Space January 23, 2018

Supermoon, Blue Moon, And Lunar Eclipse Will Occur On The Same Day Next Week

Next week is set to be an interesting week for the moon. On Jan. 31, Wednesday, there will be a supermoon, blue moon, and total lunar eclipse all on the same day.

Space January 24, 2018

NASA Removes African-American Astronaut Jeanette Epps From ISS Mission

For unclear reasons, Jeanette Epps was bumped from the upcoming launch in June. She would have become the first African-American astronaut to be an ISS crew member.

Space January 22, 2018

Atlas V Launches Latest Early-Warning Infrared Surveillance Satellite For US Air Force

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V deployed another early-warning missile satellite for the U.S. military. The Atlas V rocket successfully launched SBIRS GEO Flight 4 into orbit.

Space January 22, 2018

NASA Engineers Created Space Makeup Kit For Women Astronauts

When women joined NASA in the 1970s, engineers wrongly assumed that they would want to use cosmetics in space. They invented a specialized makeup kit for female astronauts.

Space January 19, 2018

Planetary Field Researcher Finds 3 Space Rocks From Michigan Meteor

Dozens of space rock hunters flocked to Hamburg Township looking for meteorites worth thousands of dollars each. Unfortunately, not all of them know exactly where to look for extraterrestrial treasure.

Space January 19, 2018

Kilopower: NASA Testing Nuclear Power System For Future Surface Missions

Kilopower is on its way to changing the future of exploration missions in space. The nuclear power source can provide 10 kilowatts of continuous energy for 10 years or more.

Space January 19, 2018

Odd Star Unveils Lonely Black Hole Hiding In Globular Cluster

Astronomers in Chile spotted a star that was behaving unusually. It seemed like it was orbiting an invisible object with a mass more massive than the Earth’s Sun.

Space January 18, 2018

Meteor Lights Up Night Sky Over Michigan, Visible From 5 US States And Canada

A meteor caused a loud explosion and a brilliant flash of light to occur in the night skies over Michigan on Jan. 16. The meteor was so intense that its brightness was seen from across five U.S. states including Canada.

Space January 18, 2018

Potentially Hazardous Asteroid To Fly By Close To Earth Next Month

A massive asteroid NASA labeled as 'potentially hazardous' is set to fly by Earth on Feb. 4. What can happen if a space rock as big as AJ129 strikes our planet?

Space January 17, 2018

Eyes On The Moon, Mars, And Beyond: Deep Space Gateway Is NASA’s Next Big Plan

After the International Space Station retires in 2028, NASA is slated to launch a new space station that will orbit the moon. It would be located farther into deep space to also train the crew for future Mars missions.

Space January 20, 2018

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Largest And Hottest Galaxy Ever Found

In 2012, astronomers discovered a cluster of twin galaxies colliding at an unimaginable speed. It was so massive that it earned the nickname El Gordo or “the Fat One.

Space January 17, 2018

Chinese Scientists Want To Clean Up Space Junk By Blasting Them With Lasers

Space junk is a growing threat against satellites and spacecraft such as the International Space Station. To solve the problem, scientists from China suggested for the space debris to be blasted with lasers.

Space January 16, 2018

Astronomers Caught Supermassive Black Hole Burping Twice For The First Time

Astronomers caught a supermassive black hole burping twice after munching on gas. Such an act was caught for the very first time using data from a number of telescopes and observatories.

Space January 16, 2018

Here's How Large Deposits Of Ice Discovered On Planet Mars Could Benefit Mankind

Researchers found huge deposits of ice sheets just a few feet beneath the surface of Mars. The discovery can not only help scientists know more about the Red Planet but also address the issue of water availability for future manned missions.

Space January 15, 2018

NASA Commercial Flights Will Launch Later This Year, Final Stages of Spacecraft Development Underway

NASA targets August 2018 as the schedule of its first commercial crew mission. The next generation spacecrafts made by Boeing and SpaceX are in the final stages of development and evaluation.

Space January 15, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Splashes Down In Pacific Ocean After Space Station Supply Delivery

The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship successfully returned to Earth after a month-long delivery mission. This positive development came amid controversy over the missing Zuma satellite.

Space January 14, 2018

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