Tag: space

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Getting Taller While It Is Shrinking, It Is Also Changing Colors To Orange

Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been shrinking. As it is, the storm is getting taller on the planet. A recent change to the Great Red Spot is that it is also slowly changing colors.

Space March 16, 2018

Scott Kelly Says China's Space Program Could Surpass The US If They're Allowed To

Astronaut Scott Kelly voiced his concerns about the U.S. falling behind in their space program. China is rapidly making advances in its space technology and Kelly fears it could surpass the U.S. if the country doesn't advance rapidly.

Space March 16, 2018

Space Radiation Is Getting Worse, Placing Future Astronauts In Danger

Researchers from the University of New Hampshire discovered that space radiation is increasing at a much faster pace than expected. This places future astronauts in danger of experiencing the negative health effects of space radiation exposure.

Space March 16, 2018

Airbus Constructing Gigantic 'Space Harpoon' To Remove Rogue Satellites And Some 20,000 Junk Items

With rogue satellites and other junk floating in space, European firm Airbus is developing a harpoon to remove most of it. Airbus is currently testing the capabilities of the harpoon inside the company’s facility.

Space March 15, 2018

NASA Confirms Scott Kelly's Genes Have Been Altered By Space Travel

NASA revealed preliminary findings that confirm recent stories that Scott Kelly's genes have changed after being in space for a year. Scott Kelly's identical twin brother now has different genes than him.

Space March 15, 2018

Trump Wants To Create 'Space Force' To Fight Wars In Space

President Donald Trump is now throwing around the idea of creating a new branch of the military called the Space Force. A previous proposal saw a similar idea fail last year.

Space March 14, 2018

Mysterious Signal In The Center Of The Milky Way Comes From Old Stars, Not Dark Matter

Researchers have been able to locate the source of a mysterious signal at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. They've concluded that this signal comes from very old stars.

Space March 14, 2018

Space Junk Theory Suggests Alien Life Could Be Found By Looking At Advanced Satellites

A theory by astrophysicist Hector Socas-Navarro suggests that satellites could be used to find extraterrestrial life and to gauge their technological achievements. Humans would need about 10 billion to 1 trillion satellites before aliens could spot them.

Space March 7, 2018

China's Tiangong-1 Space Station Could Crash Down To Earth As Early As March 24

China lost control of a space station last year. Now people know when the space station will crash to Earth. Tiangong-1 will come crashing down to Earth before April 19.

Space March 6, 2018

Researchers Working On 'Happy Suit' For Astronauts To Make Space Life Easier

Researchers from Florida Polytechnic University are working on a so-called happy suit that will make living in space easier for astronauts. The suits will be powered by new technology named Smart Sensory Skin, which will address physical and emotional deficiencies.

Space February 23, 2018

Solar Storm Headed Towards Earth Expected To Reach Planet Today, Feb. 16

The sun reportedly unleashed a solar flare on Sunday, Feb. 11, causing a solar storm. The Earth is expected to be affected by the storm today, Feb. 16.

Space February 16, 2018

Trump Administration Wants To Turn Over The International Space Station To The Private Sector

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to turn over the International Space Station to the private sector after the White House cuts funding by 2025. Will this move really push through?

Space February 12, 2018

TRAPPIST-1 Planets Are Rocky And May Have Water

A new study shows that the planets found in the TRAPPIST-1 system are more Earth-like than previously thought. The planets were found to possibly have as much as 250 times more water than Earth.

Space February 8, 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

First Blue Moon Total Eclipse In More Than 150 Years Coming By End Of January

The night will be long for skywatchers on Jan. 31 with a Blue moon, a supermoon and total lunar eclipse happening in one night. This rare event is not to be missed so mark your calendars.

Space January 5, 2018

Zoo Hypothesis: MIT Study Suggests Aliens Are Silently Studying Humans

An MIT astronomer theorized that humans are not alone in the universe. Among the 10 theories he proposed, the zoo hypothesis has spawned the most reactions, as it asserts that aliens are quietly but carefully observing mankind.

Space January 2, 2018

Astronauts Prepare To Celebrate New Year In Space

On the last work days of 2017, ISS astronauts wrapped up research work that would allow humans to stay longer in outer space. NASA’s Scott Tingle, in particular, was collecting samples of a specimen that could potentially sustain astronauts in space.

Space December 30, 2017

Photographer Captures Amazing Time-Lapse Of SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

On the night of the SpaceX rocket launch, Jesse Watson was rolling his time-lapse cameras from a hill in Arizona. What he captured left even his fellow photographers in awe.

Space December 27, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Launch Leaves Glowing Cloud Mistaken As Proof Of UFO

The Falcon 9 launch left a mysterious light in Southern California’s sky. It stirred panic among residents who wrongly thought it was an alien sighting.

Space December 25, 2017

Russia Announces Plan To Build Luxury Hotel On International Space Station

A proposal submitted to Russia’s Roscosmos calls for a space tourism module. It included a design plan for a four-room luxury space hotel.

Space December 23, 2017

NASA To Reveal Finalists For A Space Mission

The announcement of a shortlist for the fourth New Frontiers mission was scheduled for Dec. 20. Finalists were chosen from the 12 solar system exploration concepts submitted in May 2017.

Space December 20, 2017

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

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