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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.

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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

The Hidden Oceans Of Jupiter’s Moon Europa Found Containing Basic Table Salt

Table salt has been unearthed in an alien landscape. Scientists found that sodium chloride is present on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, suggesting that the moon's oceans could be very similar to Earth's.

Space June 14, 2019

NASA Takes Radiation Shielding In Spacecraft Very Seriously: Here's How They Do It

Before a spacecraft gets launched into outer space, it goes through several testing. At the Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland, spacecraft are subjected to levels of radiation it will encounter throughout its mission.

Space June 13, 2019

New Study Can Help Scientists Narrow Down Their Search For Complex Alien Life

In a new study, researchers narrowed down the number of exoplanets that can potentially be home to complex alien life. They found that some stars do not have a habitable zone at all.

Space June 11, 2019

Anomalies On Moon's South Pole Could Be Caused By Metal Asteroid Impact

Researchers found an anomaly underneath the South Pole-Aitken basin on the far side of the moon. According to their calculations, the anomaly might have been caused by the remains of the asteroid that created the impact 4 billion years ago.

Space June 11, 2019

New Research Explains Why Lightning Is Very Rare On Mars

Scientists have detected evidence of lightning occurring during a dust storm in Mars. However, new research found the low air pressure on the Red Planet makes lightning weak and rare.

Space June 11, 2019

1.2-Billion-Year-Old Crater Of Biggest Meteorite Collision In UK History Discovered Hidden In Scottish Coast

The site of the biggest meteorite crash in the United Kingdom has finally been found. It occurred 1.2 billion years ago, but scientists said the crater is remarkably well-preserved under the seabed.

Space June 10, 2019

Human Settlements On Mars Might Look More Like Caves Than Glassy Domes

The harsh conditions on the surface of Mars would require the construction of structures that can protect astronauts from radiation and other potential hazards. Future living and working habitats might look like caves.

Space June 10, 2019

Football Field-Sized Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth In September, Has Low Chance Of Hitting

Experts are expecting an asteroid to have a close encounter with Earth this coming September. There is no need to worry about it, as the chances of it hitting Earth are very low.

Space June 8, 2019

NASA Planning To Open ISS To Commercial Business, Private Astronauts

International Space Station has been accepting more and more commercial projects. Soon, the agency will be letting private citizens visit the space station as well, but it will come at a price.

Space June 8, 2019

Strange Radio Bridge 10 Million Light-Years Long Discovered To Connect Colliding Galaxy Clusters

Two galaxy clusters slowly crashing into each other are linked with a long thread of plasma. New research revealed that these invisible threads could have a magnetic field that emit radio waves.

Space June 8, 2019

Jupiter Will Be So Close To Earth This Month, Its Moons Can Be Seen With Binoculars

Sky watchers should get ready, because Jupiter is showing up this June. The planet will be so close to the Earth that it and its moons can be seen even just using binoculars.

Space June 7, 2019

Scientists Solved Bizarre Mystery Of 'The Galaxy Without Dark Matter'

The NGC1052-DF2 ultra-diffuse galaxy was first discovered and presented as the ‘galaxy without dark matter’. Astronomers from Spain found new evidence disputing the previous estimates of the galaxy’s mass and distance.

Space June 6, 2019

Mars 2020 Rover Getting High-Def Camera Kits Installed

The Mars 2020 rover received two high-definition cameras that will aid in its mission to find evidence of habitable conditions and past life on the surface of the Red Planet. The robotic explorer is scheduled to launch in July 2020.

Space June 5, 2019

Parker Solar Probe Could Find Answers To Mystery Behind The Sun's Superheating

The outer atmosphere of the Sun is far hotter than the surface, a phenomenon that scientists can't explain yet until now. The Parker Solar Probe will be able to solve the mystery in two years' time.

Space June 5, 2019

Scientists Concerned Musk's Starlink Satellites Might Ruin View Of Night Sky

After photos and videos of the Starlink satellite constellations had been shared on social media, astronomers expressed concerns that the bright string of lights might interfere with scientific observations. SpaceX will send thousands of satellites into orbit.

Space June 4, 2019

A Rare, Beautiful Galaxy Is Inching Closer To The Milky Way

The stunning Messier 90 is located 60 million light-years away but it's a distance that's dropping over time. Unlike most galaxies in the universe, this spiral galaxy is moving toward the Milky Way.

Space June 3, 2019

A Solar Storm Of Similar Magnitude To 1859 Carrington Event Could Cause Trillions Worth Of Damage

A Harvard professor warned that another solar storm similar to the Carrington event in 1859 is imminent. He said that when it happens, it will cause damages worth up to $3 trillion in infrastructure damage.

Space June 3, 2019

Frigid Ice Volcano Spews Liquid Water Over Pluto Surface

Scientists found ammonia on the icy crust of the distant dwarf planet. They claimed that ammonia found its way to the surface through a recent eruption of a volcano that spewed liquid water from a subsurface ocean.

Space June 3, 2019

NASA Selects 3 Companies To Deliver Science Payloads To Lunar Surface For Moon Missions

NASA is shooting for a return to the moon by 2024, but who's coming along for the ride? The space agency announced three commercial landing service providers that will be carrying lunar payloads for them.

Space June 3, 2019

Strange 'Flashes' Of Light Reported To Appear On Lunar Surface

Several times a week, brief flashes of light appear on the surface of the Moon. A team of researchers from Germany proposed that the mysterious phenomena might be related to the recent discovery of seismic activity in the natural satellite.

Space June 2, 2019

NASA's NICER Shows What Universe Looks Like If Humans Could See X-Rays

NASA stitched together an image of the sky using X-ray data from the first 22 months of the NICER onboard the International Space Station. The observatory watches the sky to help scientists determine the size of neutron stars and pulsars.

Space June 1, 2019

LOOK: Stunning Time-Lapse Video Of Earth Captured By Astronaut Aboard The ISS

Have a look at the time-lapse video showing the stunning beauty of Earth viewed from the International Space Station. One can see the cloudy sky over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Space May 31, 2019

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