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3 New Astronauts Arrive At The International Space Station

NASA's Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency, and Roscosmos' Alexander Skvortsov joined the Expedition 60 crew of the International Space Station. The three astronauts were launched atop a Soyuz rocket on the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.

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Google Honors Apollo 11 Software Developer Margaret Hamilton With Moonlight Portrait Bigger Than Central Park

At the Mojave Desert in California on Thursday, over 107,000 solar mirrors reflected the moonlight to create a portrait of Margaret Hamilton. She led the team that developed the onboard flight software of Apollo 11.

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Battle Over Hawaii's Mauna Kea Heats Up As Indigenous Locals Protest Giant Telescope On Sacred Mountain

The Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea is expected to give astronomers an unparalleled view of the cosmos. Native Hawaiians argue that it comes at the cost of their sacred site and culture.

Space July 20, 2019

Moon Memories: Earth Celebrates 50th Year Of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

NASA's Apollo 11 mission 50th anniversary is happening this weekend. July 20, 1969, will be marked forever as the first day that humans stepped on the moon.

Space July 20, 2019

China Reveals Ambitious Plans Of Lunar Exploration, Including Building A Robotic Outpost

Many countries are eyeing the moon for their space missions in the next few decades. Among these countries is China, who is planning a robotic research station at the moon's south pole.

Space July 19, 2019

Red Wine Antioxidant Resveratrol Could Prevent Muscle Loss In Mars Mission Astronauts

Resveratrol, which is found in grapes and blueberries, has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The same ingredient could benefit astronauts with an extended stay in space.

Space July 19, 2019

Gold Nugget Found In Australia Turns Out To Be A 4.6 Billion-Year-Old Meteorite

Dave Hole could not pry open the heavy and reddish rock he found in Maryborough Regional Park. Gemologist eventually realized the object is a 4.6 billion-year-old meteorite.

Space July 19, 2019

'Half-Blood Moon' Partial Lunar Eclipse Coincides With 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Liftoff

Skywatchers saw the moon in varying colors of red during a rare lunar event dubbed as half-blood moon partial eclipse. This celestial phenomenon was visible in most parts of the world on July 16.

Space July 17, 2019

SpaceX, NASA Identify Problem That Caused Crew Dragon Spacecraft Explosion During April Engine Test

A propellant leak turned out to be the cause of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft explosion last April. SpaceX and NASA revealed all the details about the unexpected accident.

Space July 17, 2019

NASA Satellite Provides First-Of-Its-Kind Supernova Observation

Ohio State University scientists successfully used NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite to observe a white dwarf supernova. The spacecraft allowed the team to measure traces of hydrogen in the aftermath of the explosion.

Space July 17, 2019

NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine Says Americans Would Have Gone To Mars Had There Been No Political Risks

It's not just technological limitations that are holding NASA back from getting to Mars and the moon. In a recent interview, NASA head Jim Bridenstine said that political risks in the past kept the space agency from reaching Mars.

Space July 16, 2019

Russia Launches Spektr-RG Space Telescope That Could Help Locate 3 Million Supermassive Black Holes In The Universe

The Spektr-RG observatory launched from Kazakhstan aboard a Proton-M rocket on Saturday. The X-ray telescope could shed light on the formation of black holes, evolution of the universe, and the nature of dark energy.

Space July 16, 2019

NASA Reveals First Fruit To Be Grown On The International Space Station

NASA announced plans to make the Chile peppers the first fruiting plant onboard the International Space Station. The Espanola pepper plant from New Mexico can withstand space conditions, and provide vitamins and minerals for astronauts.

Space July 16, 2019

Silica Aerogel Could Melt Ice On Mars And Make Red Planet Habitable

Another day, another step has been made to make Mars more habitable to humans. Now, scientists discovered a material that could simply be spread over Mars' surface and produce liquid water from the frozen ice below.

Space July 16, 2019

India Cancels Chandrayaan-2 Moon Mission Launch Minutes Before Takeoff

India's Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission launch that will probe the south side of the moon was postponed due to technical problems. The Indian Space Research Organization will announce a reschedule date for the liftoff.

Space July 15, 2019

Hubble's Eta Carinae Image Gives Special Ultraviolet View Of The Double Star System

Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of Eta Carinae is its highest resolution image of the double star system yet. The stunning image shows the ongoing 'Great Eruption.'

Space July 5, 2019

Mysterious Fast Radio Burst Traced To Its Origins In A Faraway Galaxy

Scientists discover the source of a fast radio burst to a galaxy 7.9 billion light-years away. While these radio signals remain a mystery, identifying their origins are a significant step to finding out what causes these strange radio bursts.

Space July 2, 2019

Moonshot No More: Beresheet 2 No Longer Going To The Moon

It is a moonshot no more as SpaceIL cancels Beresheet 2. The team will be pursuing new challenges, as another moon mission is 'not challenging enough' for the team.

Space June 28, 2019

NASA's Next Mission Takes Dragonfly Drone To Saturn's Moon, Titan

NASA announced its next mission in the solar system. The next destination will be the icy world of Saturn's moon, Titan, with the Dragonfly set to launch in 2026.

Space June 28, 2019

First Ever AI Simulation Of The Universe Is So Smart That Even Scientists Are Baffled

How does the universe work? It appears that a new AI could help find the answer as it was able to work well beyond the parameters set by its developers.

Space June 26, 2019

Tiny Electric ‘Soccer Balls’ Floating In Space Shed Light On Interstellar Mystery

For decades, astronomers have been trying to find out what compounds make up the interstellar medium or the space between star systems. For the first time ever, electrically charged buckyballs are spotted in this mysterious space.

Space June 26, 2019

Curiosity Rover Finds High Levels Of Methane On Mars

Last week, Curiosity rover detected unusually high levels of methane, a gas generated by microbes and other living organisms, in Gale Crater. NASA recently released the results from the rover's follow-up observations.

Space June 27, 2019

Soyuz Spacecraft Lands Back On Earth After Spending Over 200 Days Docked On The ISS

Three crew members of the International Space Station returned to Earth on Monday. The Russian Soyuz MS-11 delivered the NASA, CSA astronauts, and Roscosmos cosmonaut safely back to the ground after their 204-day mission in low orbit.

Space June 27, 2019

Battery Problem Delays Atlas 5 Launch Till Next Month

The next Atlas 5 mission, which was originally scheduled to launch on Thursday, has been moved to a later date. The rocket is now set to deploy a communication satellite into low orbit on or after July 9.

Space June 25, 2019

Huge Mass Of What Could Be Iron On Moon Could Jumpstart Investment In Space Mining

A mysterious mass underneath the lunar surface could provide a wealthy source of valuable metals to be mined. If researchers were right, iron that can be used to construct facilities outside of Earth can be mined from the Moon.

Space June 24, 2019

Next-Gen Comet Interceptor Mission Wants To Target 'Pristine' Comet

The ESA will send a spacecraft with three modules to study a pristine comet that is making its way toward the inner solar system for the first time. The Comet Interceptor will follow previous missions Giotto and Rosetta.

Space June 22, 2019

ESA Testing New Device That Could Save Lives In Future Moon Missions

The ESA has begun testing the new prototype of Lunar Evacuation System Assembly, or LESA, during the NEEMO 23 mission at the Atlantic Ocean. The technology will one day be used to rescue injured astronauts on the moon.

Space June 22, 2019

NASA's New Rover Gets Shiny New Set Of Wheels And Legs

NASA's Mars 2020 rover is starting to look like an actual rover. This month, engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California installed the vehicle's legs and wheels in preparation for the July 2020 launch.

Space June 21, 2019

LOOK: Astronomers Capture The 'Glow' Of Uranus's Rings

The new images of Uranus taken using large telescopes show the rings' 'warm glow.' It is also the first time that the rings' temperature is measured.

Space June 21, 2019

Poll Reveals Americans Are More Interested In Monitoring Asteroids Than Going To Mars

Evidently, Americans are quite concerned about asteroids. It was revealed in a poll that Americans prefer to focus on monitoring asteroids and comets than going back to the moon or going to Mars.

Space June 21, 2019

Massive Alien Hunt Finds No Sign Of Extraterrestrial Life In 1,300 Stars Closest To Earth

Breakthrough Listen searched the stars nearest Earth for any sign of alien life, but the $100 million project came up short of any evidence. Are we alone after all?

Space June 20, 2019

First Female Astronaut In Space Sally Ride Made Historic Trip 36 Years Ago

On July 18, 1983, 32-year-old Ride became the first American woman to go into space as part of the Challenger's STS-7 mission. During her first flight, she operated the robotic arm that deployed satellites into low orbit.

Space June 19, 2019

2 Very Earthlike Exoplanets Spotted Just 12.5 Light-Years From Our Solar System

Teegarden b and Teegarden c both sit within the habitable zone of their host star. According to scientists, the newly discovered exoplanets in orbit around a nearby dwarf star might have the right conditions to support life.

Space June 19, 2019

Astronomers Look Back 13 Billion Years To See Earliest Example Of Galaxies Merging

Around 13 billion years ago, two galaxies came together in an epic collision and created something entirely new to the universe. Scientists just witnessed this event.

Space June 19, 2019

Former Astronaut Michael Collins Posts Previously Unreleased Photo Of Apollo 11 Crew

Fifty years after the historic Moon landing, NASA astronaut Michael Collins shared a photo of the Apollo 11 crew that the public has never seen before. The photo showed Collins holding a replica of the moon.

Space June 18, 2019

NASA Finds Newly Made Impact Crater On Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spotted a new crater near the equator of Mars. Scientists said that the feature might have been created when a small space rock crashed into the Red Planet.

Space June 18, 2019

NASA's OSIRIS-REx Moves Closer Than Ever To Bennu Asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-REx performed a maneuver that brought it closer to the surface of the asteroid Bennu. For the next couple of weeks, it will collect look for sites where it can safely retrieve a sample.

Space June 17, 2019

Atomic Clock Will Keep Mars Mission On Schedule

The Deep Space Atomic Clock will enable future spacecraft to be autonomous as they explore worlds far away from Earth. The technology will be launched into orbit next week onboard the Falcon Heavy for its first trial in space.

Space June 18, 2019

NASA Puts Out Open Call To Private Companies On Supplying Lunar Station

NASA's Lunar Gateway is part of the United States' goal to maintain a presence on the Moon. The space station will serve as an outpost for astronauts who will explore the lunar surface and other destinations across the solar system.

Space June 15, 2019

William Shatner Takes Playful Jab At 'Star Wars' Over 'Starfleet' Symbol Found On Mars

An old rivalry between the 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' fandom was ignited thanks to a photo captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The photo featured a mark that looks eerily like the symbol of the Starfleet.

Space June 15, 2019

Cassini Mission Dives Deep Into Inner Workings Of Saturn's Rings

In a new study, scientists analyzed data from Cassini's close encounters with Saturn's rings. They found textures and patterns, as well as understood the composition of the planet's famous feature.

Space June 14, 2019

NASA Admin Estimates New Moon Landing Mission Will Cost Up To $30 Billion

The Artemis program will place two American astronauts on the surface of the moon in 2024. It will cost up to $30 billion, which exceeds NASA's current annual budget.

Space June 14, 2019

Star Trek's Starfleet Insignia Spotted On Mars Again

What is Star Trek's Starfleet insignia doing on Mars? This is not the first time that the iconic insignia was spotted on the Red Planet.

Space June 14, 2019

NASA Now Working On Giving Recognition To Hidden Figures Who Helped Make Space History

In honor of the African American women whose calculations helped bring the first Americans into space, NASA renamed a street 'Hidden Figures Way' in Washington, D.C. On Wednesday, June 12, an event was held to make the designation official.

Space June 13, 2019

Sun Could Still Unleash Dangerous Superflares: What Would Happen To Earth Then?

Superflares are often linked to younger, more volatile stars, but new research showed that it can also occur in mature stars like the sun. If this happens, it could have grave consequences for Earth.

Space June 13, 2019

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