Tag: space

Alien Life: International Space Station Cosmonaut Claims Finding Bacteria From Outer Space

Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov claims finding bacteria clinging to the surface of the International Space Station that may have origins from outer space. What are other potential explanations for these microorganisms outside of the ISS?

Space November 29, 2017

Apollo 12 Astronaut Dick Gordon Dies At Age 88

Former NASA astronaut Richard 'Dick' Gordon passed away at the age of 88. Gordon was one of only 24 men that have flown to the moon.

November 10, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Engine Explodes During Texas Test

A SpaceX rocket engine exploded on Nov. 4 at a test facility in Texas. A 'thorough investigation' into the primary cause of the explosion is now underway, said the company in a statement.

Space November 9, 2017

Stephen Hawking Makes 1966 Doctoral Thesis Available Online

Famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking has made his original 1966 doctoral thesis available online for the first time. The thesis is freely available to anyone who is interested to learn about the theoretical physicist's earlier views concerning the universe.

Space October 23, 2017

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves From Colliding Black Holes 1.8 Billion Light-Years Away

LIGO and Virgo were able to detect gravitational waves from two black holes colliding in space, the first-ever joint-detection by the two observatories. The next observation run is planned for 2018.

Space September 28, 2017

Did Astronomers Just Discover A Neptune-Sized Exomoon Orbiting Kepler-1625b?

A team of astronomers has announced the first detection of a possible exomoon 4,000 light years away. The candidate’s status may be confirmed by October 2017.

Space July 30, 2017

SpaceX Is Rethinking How It Will Get To Mars, But Elon Musk Still Wants A Lunar City

SpaceX's Elon Musk has said his company is having to rethink the landing systems for their Dragon spacecraft. Mars isn't out of the question, but first, he wants a base on the moon.

Space July 19, 2017

The Smallest Star Ever Found Might Have Earth-Like Planets

Researchers have discovered the smallest star ever found in the universe. More interestingly, it may harbor Earth-like planets that might be capable of sustaining life.

Space July 16, 2017

First Earth-Orbit Teleportation: China Teleports Object To Space Through Quantum Entanglement

Scientists from China made historic achievement with the first ever teleportation of an object from Earth to space. The experiment involved pairs of photons, Micius satellite, and quantum entanglement.

Space July 11, 2017

NASA Moves Forward With First Asteroid Deflection Mission

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), NASA's impact spacecraft, entered its preliminary design phase. DART will collide with Didymos B to provide scientists with important information about kinetic impact as an asteroid mitigation strategy.

Space July 5, 2017

China To Send 4 More Probes Into Space Before Year 2021

China's first X-ray space telescope was launched into space last week. The country will send four more major probes before 2021 in an effort to develop space science.

Space June 18, 2017

Did The Sun Have A Twin? Scientists Say Yes And It May Have Wiped Out The Dinosaurs

Latest study has led researchers to believe that all stars are born with twins. In the sun's case, Nemesis, as it is called, may have been responsible for the end of the dinosaurs.

Space June 14, 2017

Gravitational Waves From Black Holes Detected For The Third Time

Albert Einstein’s theory endures. LIGO confirms a third detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two massive black holes 3 billion light-years away from Earth.

Space June 2, 2017

International Space Station Astronaut Participates In French Election: Here's How Astronauts Vote While In Orbit

ESA's Thomas Pesquet, who has been at the International Space Station since November 2016, was able to participate in the French presidential election this year. How do astronauts in space cast their votes?

Space May 8, 2017

Collaboration Between China And European Space Agency To Build Moon Outpost Is Now Brewing

China and the European Space Agency are bracing for collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and many other joint programs. ESA has been hard selling the 'Moon Village' as an international launching pad for deep space missions.

Space April 27, 2017

Peggy Whitson Sets Spaceflight Record: A Look At Women’s History In NASA

Peggy Whitson bagged another record in space. Learn more about the history of women working for NASA and what it took before they could fly in space.

Space April 26, 2017

SS John Glenn Soars Into Space: NASA Resupplies ISS And Pays Tribute To A National Hero

John Glenn takes off for space for the third time. Now it flies as an Orbital ATK commercial cargo ship carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Space April 19, 2017

There Will Be No Bathroom Breaks When You Take The Blue Origin Space Trip

Blue Origin founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said there will be no toilets installed in Blue Origin rockets. The space company plans to send people to space onboard the vessel New Shepard.

Space April 13, 2017

Astronomers Discover Second Great Spot On Jupiter Which Might Have Been There For Thousands Of Years

Astronomers have discovered another giant spot inside the giant gas planet of our solar system. It’s called the Great Cold Spot, and here are a few things you should know about it.

Space April 12, 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

LOOK: French Astronaut Takes Pals’ Wedding Rings To The International Space Station

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet brought his friends’ wedding rings with him to the International Space Station. Now that’s out of this world.

Space March 29, 2017

NASA Picks University Of Arizona To Lead $40 Million Milky Way Mission

NASA grants University of Arizona’s airborne observatory with $40 million Milky Way mission. What is an interstellar medium and why is it important that we know more about it?

Space March 27, 2017

Elon Musk, SpaceX Set To Re-Launch Used Falcon 9 Rocket Next Week

The refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket gets a second shot in space. What does this mean for the future of space exploration, and can this finally make Elon Musk’s dream of space tourism come true?

Space March 25, 2017

Watch 2 ISS Astronauts Take A 6.5-Hour Spacewalk To Prepare The Station For Upgrades

NASA live streams Expedition 50 astronauts as they take a spacewalk to prepare the ISS outpost for a new docking ring and apply new upgrades.

Space March 24, 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

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

Baby Supernova Sheds Light On How Stellar Explosions Happen

The discovery a nwwborn supernova can help shed light on how giant stellar explosions happen. Discovered three hours after its explosion, the cosmic baby belongs to the most common variety, Type II supernova.

Space February 19, 2017

China And India Pump Up Space Programs

China and India have enhanced their space spending. China has many space ventures in 2017 including a lunar mission while India jacked up space budget by 20 percent and put Mars and Venus missions on high priority.

Space February 15, 2017

China's Space Plans: First Chinese Cargo Spacecraft Will Lift Off In April

As part of its plans to advance the country’s space programs, China will send its first cargo spacecraft into space in April this year. The spacecraft will dock with China’s space laboratory known as the Tiangong-2.

Space February 14, 2017

Japan Launches Magnetic Tether To Clean Up Space Junk

Japan's space agency launched a magnetic tether that would clean up orbiting debris in space. About 100 million pieces of space junk pose threats to the International Space Station and satellites.

Space December 10, 2016

China's First Astronaut Reveals Hearing Mysterious Knocking Sound In Space

Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, heard a knocking sound during his maiden flight in space. Other Chinese astronauts heard it as well. What could be behind this mysterious sound?

Space December 1, 2016

Viral Facebook Live Space Videos Are Found To Be Fakes

The spacewalk videos that are making its rounds on Facebook that claim to be livestreams from space are found to be fakes.

Internet October 27, 2016

Space Travel Shrinks, Weakens Spinal Muscles Of Astronauts Causing Back Pain And Injury

Astronauts experience back pain after traveling to space. Findings of a new study attribute this to the shrinking and weakening of the spinal muscles.

Space October 25, 2016

UN Space Mission To Send Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser To Low Earth Orbit In 2021

The United Nations will send Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft to low earth orbit five years from now. What is the objective of UN's first space mission?

Space September 29, 2016

Scientists' Year-Long Isolation In Hawaii For Mars Simulation Nears End

A crew of six scientists currently on a Mars simulation in Hawaii will soon end their research. The ongoing study has lasted for a year and is the second-longest research of its kind.

Space August 21, 2016

FAA Grants Virgin Galactic License For SpaceShipTwo Craft That Will Carry Tourists To Space

The FAA granted Richard Branson's space tourism company Virgin Galactic operating license for its SpaceShipTwo craft. The license may eventually pave way for commercial flights that will bring tourists to low Earth orbit.

Space August 3, 2016

Deep Space Travelers Face Higher Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Astronauts who travel to the moon and beyond may face higher risks of dying from heart disease, a new study revealed. The report is the first to look into the long-term effects of deep space travel based on past missions.

Space July 28, 2016

Why Astronauts Cannot Play 'Pokémon GO' In Space

Imagine wearing a space suit and catching Pikachu aboard the International Space Station. While it seems like a double dream come true, NASA says you cannot play 'Pokémon GO' in space. Here's why.

Space July 12, 2016

Japan's Space Elevator Technology Will Be Put To Test Soon

Japanese scientists will soon test out their very own space elevator technology in the International Space Station. Although the project is still a prototype, it is expected to provide unique insights about how space elevators should work.

Space July 7, 2016

Celebrating A History Of Women In Space

This week marks several anniversaries for women scientists in space, including the first U.S. woman to ever travel beyond Earth. Here is a history of females in space to celebrate these women's remarkable achievements.

Life & Style June 17, 2016

Prebiotic Chiral Molecules Found In Space For The First Time

Chiral molecules, essential to the operation of life processes, have been discovered outside the solar system for the first time. What can this mean to the search for life in space?

Space June 14, 2016

Want To Live In Space? Watch This Incredible 3D Tour Of The International Space Station

Ever wondered about the layout of the International Space Station and the daily lives of astronauts? A new video released by the European Space Agency takes you on a tour aboard the habitable satellite.

Space June 6, 2016

NASA Astronaut Jeff Williams To Get Inside ISS Inflatable Space House

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams will go, for the first time, inside the inflated Bigelow Expandable Activity Module on June 6. The entry will start the two-year study and data collection inside the inflatable.

Space June 4, 2016

International Space Station Expands With New Inflatable Room

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module has been expanded in space for the first time. Why is NASA considering inflatable compartments for spaceships traveling to Mars?

Space May 29, 2016

Mixed Reality Tool By NASA And Microsoft Allows You To Wander Around Mars

Experiencing Mars is now just a matter of donning a mixed reality tool developed by Microsoft and Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists. The tool will allow guests to experience the surroundings of the Red Planet in the new exhibit 'Destination: Mars.'

Space May 26, 2016

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