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NASA Confirms Signal From Opportunity Rover Was False Positive

A Twitter bot reported on Thursday that Opportunity has started sending back data to Earth via the Deep Space Network. However, NASA revealed that the signal was a ghost data.

Space November 16, 2018

Scientists Find City Sized Meteorite Crate Underneath Greenland Ice

Researchers found one of the biggest impact craters ever under thick ice sheets in Greenland. According to the study, the impact crater might have been created around the end of the last ice age thousands of years ago.

Space November 16, 2018

Large Frozen Planet Found In Star Only 6 Light-Years Away

After 20 years, a team of astronomers has presented definitive evidence that an exoplanet orbits Barnard's star. The super-Earth is believed to be located close to the star system's snow line.

Space November 15, 2018

Gaia Satellite Finds Strange 'Ghost' Galaxy Right Outside Milky Way

Scientists discovered from Gaia's second data release a ghost dwarf hiding behind the far side of the disk of the Milky Way. In a new study, scientists discussed Antlia 2, a galaxy that escaped detection because of its low density.

Space November 14, 2018

NASA Announces Public Broadcast For First Mars Landing In 6 Years

NASA announced that the touch down of InSight later this month will be livestreamed on its website and social media pages. InSight is NASA's first lander to Mars in six years.

Space November 14, 2018

Hubble Spots Supermassive Black Hole Pairs In Merging Galaxies

Scientists have presented evidence that the biggest supermassive black holes across the universe were formed by galaxy collision. A team of astronomers captured nuclei of major galaxies that were only 3,000 light years apart.

Space November 12, 2018

Asteroid 2018 VX1 Will Zip By Earth Today: How And When To Watch This Celestial Event

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 VX1 will zip by Earth on Saturday, Nov. 10, at around 1 pm EST. The asteroid - the size of a small truck - poses no threat to Earth and its celestial journey can be tracked live online.

Space November 10, 2018

Harvard Scientists Say Mysterious Cigar-Shaped Object 'Oumuamua May Have Been Alien Spacecraft

A study argued that 'Oumuamua might have been a debris from an advanced alien technology or a space probe to check out the solar system. Scientists said that an artificial origin could explain why the interstellar object is so strange.

Space November 8, 2018

Scientists Want To Use Giant Lasers To Contact Aliens

Researchers from MIT proposed planetary beacons to send messages to alien astronomers across the universe. Existing technology will be used to reach nearby star systems within a couple of years.

Space November 7, 2018

Russia Officially Confirms Glitch On ISS Computer

Roscosmos officials said on Tuesday that there are currently no plans to replace the glitching computer, but they assure that the crew onboard is safe. The unit will be rebooted to prepare for the docking of the Progress spacecraft.

Space November 7, 2018

NASA To Launch New ICON Mission

NASA set the launch date of ICON, its newest spacecraft, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The mission will study the ionosphere: the point where terrestrial weather meets space weather.

Space November 7, 2018

NASA And SpaceX Unveil Helipad-Equipped Recovery Boat

The private spaceflight company had a landing and patient-loading rehearsal recently in preparation for the Crew Dragon's first manned flight next year. The project is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Space November 6, 2018

SpaceX Tesla Roadster Now Beyond Mars Orbit

Starman reached the point past the orbit of Mars. The astronaut mannequin aboard a Tesla Roadster launched by SpaceX in February continues its voyage in space.

Space November 6, 2018

Hubble Spots 'Smiling Face' While Looking For New Stars

NASA released a photo of dozens of distant galaxy clusters taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Gravitational lensing has caused some of the light from the galaxies to look like a smiling face.

Space November 5, 2018

All Data Collected By Kepler Now Publicly Available

MAST promised to continue hosting the troves of data that Kepler has collected since its launch in 2009. The spacecraft has aided scientists in the search for Earth-like planets outside of the solar system.

Space November 3, 2018

NASA Losing Historic Artifacts Due To Bad Record Keeping Says Report

A watchdog audited NASA recently and issued a shocking report that exposes the agency's poor record-keeping system. The report named a number of missing priceless items, including a bag of moon dust from the Apollo 11.

Space November 2, 2018

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Runs Out Of Fuel After Exploring Asteroid Belt

After 11 years in deep space, Dawn ran out of fuel and has lost the ability to communicate home. It will continue to orbit around Ceres silently for decades.

Space November 2, 2018

Russian Official Finally Reveals Details About Soyuz Rocket Mishap

Roscosmos boss Sergey Krikalev revealed the results of their investigation on the Oct. 11 Soyuz mishap. He identified a failure on the sensors onboard that caused one of the booster to crash to the rocket.

Space November 1, 2018

Kepler Space Telescope Officially Retired After Running Out of Fuel

NASA has announced that the planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler, has run out of fuel after nine years in deep space. Its replacement, TESS, was launched earlier this year and will begin a new survey of the sky to find exoplanets.

Space November 1, 2018

NASA Solar Probe Pulls Off Closest Ever Approach To Sun By Man-Made Object

On Monday, NASA announced that the Parker Solar Probe broke the record for becoming the first man-made object to make its nearest approach to the sun. It broke the record set by the Helios 2 probe in 1976.

Space October 31, 2018

NASA Engineers Create Creepy Tech-Inspired Halloween Pumpkin Masterpieces

NASA engineers took a time off from developing spacecrafts and rovers and, instead, spent their energy making out-of-this-world pumpkin creations. This has been a yearly tradition at the NASA HQ.

Space October 31, 2018

Hubble Telescope Operating Normally Following Failed Gyro Incident

NASA has reported that the Hubble Space Telescope has completed its first observation two weeks after it went into safe mode. The space observatory looked at and observed a distant star-forming galaxy.

Space October 29, 2018

Scientists Confirm Existence Of Dust 'Moon' Floating Around Earth

A team of astronomers has just proven the existence of Kordylewski clouds decades after it was proposed by Kazimierz Kordylewski. In a study, they confirmed that the dust clouds are located within the L5 between the Earth and the Moon.

Space October 27, 2018

Scientists Explain Strange Cloud On Mars

The European Space Agency's Mars Express captured a photo of the cloud that hangs over the Arsia Mons, one of Mars' biggest volcanoes. However, scientists explained that the cloud is not coming from the volcano.

Space October 27, 2018

NASA Successfully Tests Parachute That Could Be Used On Future Mars Mission

The ASPIRE parachute has been given a greenlight as it passes testing earlier this year. The parachute will be used to drop a still-unnamed Mars rover by 2020.

Space October 27, 2018

Russia Pulls Off First Succesful Soyuz Launch After Oct. 11 Mishap

On Thursday, Russia's Roscosmos sent a satellite in orbit in a Soyuz rocket. The event took place two weeks after a manned Soyuz launch had to make an emergency landing due to a malfunction.

Space October 26, 2018

Scientists Record Evidence Of Merging Supermassive Black Holes

Astronomers found a significant number of supermassive binary black holes which are the precursors of their merging. A new study followed the direction in which the powerful jets flow to demonstrate the presence of supermassive black holes.

Space October 25, 2018

How Do You Fix The Multibillion-Dollar Hubble Space Telescope? By Turning It Off And On Again

NASA said that after two weeks, the malfunctioning gyroscope of the Hubble Space Telescope has returned to normal. The team of experts at ground control was able to fix the issue by turning the instrument on and off.

Space October 24, 2018

Martian Brine May Have Enough Oxygen To Support Microbes

A new study found that the salty water detected by radar scans might hold enough oxygen to sustain microbial or even basic animal life on Mars. The salty liquid water, however, can only be found under the surface of the red planet.

Space October 23, 2018

BepiColombo Takes First Selfie As It Starts Long Journey To Mercury

The BepiColombo Mercury Transfer Module took a photo from its first day in its seven-year journey to Mercury. The spacecraft was launched on Friday night and is expected to arrive at its destination by 2025.

Space October 22, 2018

NASA Is Looking For Tech And Science Payloads To Go On Commercial Lunar Landers

NASA has officially announced its formal solicitation for small lunar payloads ahead of planned robotic and manned missions on the surface of the Moon. The first round of proposals will be accepted until November.

Space October 20, 2018

Asteroid Ryugu Landscape Filled With Rocks And Boulders

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency found that the surface of the asteroid Ryugu is rockier than expected with little flat areas to land. It has delayed the planned touchdown of Hayabusa2 to next year.

Space October 15, 2018

Another NASA Telescope In Safe Mode: Chandra Goes To Sleep

Two of NASA's Great Observatories have gone into safe mode in the past week. After Hubble's gyroscope malfunction, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory has reportedly transitioned to safe mode for unknown reasons.

Space October 15, 2018

The Last Paper Stephen Hawking Worked On Released By Colleagues

Stephen Hawking final paper on the information paradox has been revealed by his colleagues. The study proposed that some information from matter that gets pulled into a black hole can be retrieved from photons that escape from the event horizon.

Space October 12, 2018

Astronauts Forced To Make Emergency Landing After Soyuz Rocket Malfunctions

The Russian space agency Roscosmos has launched an investigation following a Soyuz rocket malfunction on Oct. 11. The two astronauts onboard the capsule made an emergency ballistic landing but were otherwise safe.

Space October 12, 2018

Meteorite From The Moon Auctioned, Could Fetch $500,000

A meteorite called 'The Moon Puzzle' is up for auction at RR Auction and it is expected to rake in $500,000. What are lunar meteorites?

Space October 12, 2018

Moonception: Study Shows Bigger Moons Can Have Moons Of Their Own

The moon has the right conditions to have its own moon. According to a new study, while it has not been observed in the Solar System, moons can have their own submoons or moonmoons.

Space October 11, 2018

Scientists Unveil Their New Strategy To Find Alien Life

Astrobiologists have submitted a report detailing recent discoveries that became the basis of a new guideline in the grand search for life outside of Earth. This should inform future missions on what and where to look for aliens.

Space October 11, 2018

Jupiter's Moon Europa Covered By Giant 'Ice Spikes' Says Study

A new study suggested that the surface of Europa might have sharp ice spikes that will make landing a rover a challenge. Jupiter's icy moon is a prime candidate in the search for alien life.

Space October 10, 2018

Gyroscope Malfunction Forces NASA To Put Hubble Into 'Safe Mode'

NASA confirmed on Monday that the Hubble Space Telescope has been in safe mode for the past weekend. One of the six gyroscopes onboard the almost 30-year-old spacecraft failed on Friday night.

Space October 10, 2018

Draconid Meteor Shower Lights Up The Skies This October

Once again, the Draconid meteor shower brightened the October night sky. This phenomenon happens when the Earth passes through the orbit of the comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner.

Space October 9, 2018

New Horizons Spacecraft To Do A New Year's Flyby Of Kuiper Belt Object Ultima Thule

New Horizons will flyby object 2014 MU69, also referred to as Ultima Thule, on Jan. 1, 2019 at 12:33 a.m. It will be the first time that a spacecraft has explored the region which is made up of trillions of celestial objects.

Space October 7, 2018

Voyager 2 On The Verge Of Entering Interstellar Space Says NASA

NASA revealed that the instruments onboard Voyager 2 have picked up an increase of cosmic rays. The spacecraft is 11 billion miles away from Earth and about to reach the edge of the Solar System.

Space October 7, 2018

Rock Used As Doorstop For Decades Turns Out To Be Meteorite Worth $100,000

Analysis of a rock doorstop revealed that it was actually a meteorite worth $100,000. The owner has promised to donate 10 percent of the profits for students of CMU's earth and atmospheric sciences.

Space October 6, 2018

Mostly Sunny With A Chance Of Sonic Booms: USAF Warns California Residents To Expect SpaceX Rocket Landing

The U.S. Air Force issued an advisory to warn the public about the launch and landing of the SpaceX Falcon 9 at the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Residents might hear sonic booms which are completely normal and safe.

Space October 7, 2018

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