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Ancient Blue Crystals In Meteorites Reveal Sun’s Turbulent History

A team of scientists confirmed that the sun was once a juvenile being just like the other stars. The confirmation came after analysis of ancient blue crystals called the hibonite.

Space August 1, 2018

X-Ray Technology Reveals Matter Around Black Hole For The First Time

Researchers found that light does not bend that much around the strong gravitational field of a black hole. The new study was done using a new technology called X-ray polarimetry.

Space July 30, 2018

Black Holes Are Surrounded By A Tangled Mess Of Fuzz, Not A Firewall, Says Physicist

Physicists proposed that black holes are actually giant balls of fuzzy energy, not the bringers of doom they are believed to be. The idea is based on string theory, which suggests that the universe is made of subatomic strings of energy.

Space July 27, 2018

Einstein’s Relativity Theory Proven Right Yet Again, This Time By A Supermassive Black Hole

Einstein’s theory of general relativity holds true even in the extreme gravitational force coming from a supermassive black hole, researchers found. This is the latest in a string of rigorous tests the 103-year-old theory has passed.

Space July 27, 2018

The Edge Of Space Just Got Closer To Earth By 12 Miles

A Harvard astrophysicist said that outer space is a little bit closer to Earth than previously believed. Mathematical modeling showed that space is just 50 miles above the surface of the Earth.

Space July 26, 2018

China Plans To Capture An Asteroid And Bring It Down To Earth

Researchers proposed an innovative plan to capture a small asteroid and take it with them to Earth. They said they hope to launch the plan in 2029 and compete it in 2034.

Space July 26, 2018

Chinese Cold Atomic Clock Successfully Worked Aboard Space Lab Tiangong-2

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences officially announced that they successfully operated a cold atomic clock in space. What were the challenges of deploying the device into orbit?

Space July 26, 2018

Liquid Water On Mars Detected Underneath Polar Ice Cap: Game Changer In Search For Alien Life

A team of scientists have detected a lake of liquid water underneath Mars' south pole. The anomaly was detected by MARSIS, an instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft, and it took years to validate the discovery.

Space July 26, 2018

Martian Dust Can Cover Planet Up To 39 Feet Deep, And Scientists Now Know Where It’s Coming From

Researchers pinpointed a specific geologic formation on Mars responsible for stirring up all that dust on the planet. The Red Planet can get buried up to nearly 40 feet if all that dust settled down.

Space July 25, 2018

The Moon May Have Supported Life 4 Billion Years Ago, Scientists Say

Scientists identified two periods in the distant past when the moon may have supported life. A study based on the analysis of rock and soil samples showed that the moon is not as dry as previously thought.

Space July 24, 2018

The Milky Way Totally Had A Sibling Galaxy, But Andromeda Ate It Like It’s No Big Deal

Andromeda is one terrifying galaxy, according to a new research. Apparently, the Milky Way had a sibling galaxy, but Andromeda just ate it all up, no biggie.

Space July 24, 2018

Spectacular Image Of Dust Storm Over Martian North Pole Released By ESA

ESA unveiled a stunning new photo of a Martian dust storm brewing over the northern region in May 2018. The photo shows towering clouds of dust covering the Utopia Planitia region near the north pole.

Space July 23, 2018

SpaceX Launches Telstar 19 Vantage Communications Satellite Into Space

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 22. The rocket was carrying the Telstar 19 Vantage rocket into geostationary orbit for Canadian satellite communications company Telesat.

Space July 23, 2018

Flag And Medallions Neil Armstrong Brought To The Moon During Apollo 11 Mission To Be Auctioned

Items owned by Neil Armstrong will be sold at a series of three auctions. The Armstrong Family Collection includes flags and medallions brought by the astronaut to the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.

Space July 22, 2018

The European Space Agency Will Launch A New Mars Rover, And You Can Help Name It

The European Space Agency announced a contest to help name the ExoMars rover, which is scheduled to land on the Red Planet in March 2021. Will it be named Marsy McMarsface?

Space July 22, 2018

Japan Is Trying To Develop Artificial Meteor Showers

Artificial meteor showers are coming. A Japanese startup wants to make on-demand shooting stars a thing by virtue of microsatellites that can act like meteors and burn up when they hit the atmosphere.

Space July 21, 2018

NASA’s Solar Probe To Launch This Summer: Here’s Why It Won’t Perish In The Heat Of The Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe was designed to withstand the extreme heat and temperatures of the sun. The spacecraft is set to go into orbit in the summer of 2018 and provide unprecedented detail about the corona of the sun.

Space July 20, 2018

Very Large Telescope In Chile Captures Remarkably Sharp Images Of Neptune

ESO's ground-based Very Large Telescope in Chile captured a remarkably sharp and more detailed image of the planet Neptune. Scientists used laser tomography to correct distortions caused by the Earth's atmosphere.

Space July 19, 2018

Scientists Spot Star Devouring A Planet For The First Time

Astronomers observed a young star swallowing a planet or two into its rotating disk. The star belongs to the Taurus-Auriga constellation and is just 450 light-years away from Earth.

Space July 19, 2018

The Best Times And Places To Watch The Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Of The 21st Century Next Week

The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is about to happen next week. Here are the best times and places to view this once-in-a-lifetime event from Earth.

Space July 18, 2018

Jupiter Moons Now Up To 79 After 10 More Confirmed, Including 1 That May Collide With Others

A team of astronomers discovered 12 new Jupiter moons in March 2017, and the remaining 10 have just been confirmed to bring the total Jupiter moon count to 79. However, one of the new moons, Valetudo, is different.

Space July 19, 2018

Neutrinos Spotted By IceCube Particle Detector Comply With Einstein’s Theory Of Relativity

Einstein’s relativity theory just passed one of its most rigorous tests yet. Scientists found that even neutrinos detected by the IceCube particle detector in Antarctica follow the laws of the universe suggested by Einstein.

Space July 17, 2018

Last NASA Cape Canaveral Launch Towers Demolished: Watch The Destruction Unfold

Launch Complex 17, the last two NASA launch towers at Cape Canaveral, were demolished after 62 years of service. High-profile NASA missions that were launched from the site include the Pioneer probes and the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

Space July 16, 2018

NASA Juno Spacecraft May Have Found Hidden Volcano In Jupiter Moon Io

The NASA Juno spacecraft may have spotted a hidden volcano on Io, one of the dozens of moons of Jupiter. NASA is expecting more clues on the previously undiscovered heat source from the space probe's next flyby.

Space July 15, 2018

Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study

By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.

Space July 15, 2018

South Africa's MeerKAT Radio Telescope Captures Region Surrounding Milky Way Galaxy's Central Black Hole

South Africa launched the MeerKAT, which will form part of the larger Square Kilometer Array. The radio telescope already started to make science operation, capturing the region surrounding the Milky Way's central black hole.

Space July 14, 2018

NASA Captures Images Of Crawling 'Spiders' On Mars

NASA's MRO spacecraft has captured a landscape on planet Mars that features what look like crawling spiders. Scientists call this araneiform terrain. How does it form on the Red Planet?

Space July 13, 2018

NASA Discovers Two Asteroids Hours After They Slipped Past Earth

Two asteroids safely skimmed past Earth this weekend. They were detected hours after their flyby. Why do astronomers detect near-Earth objects only after the space rocks are already close to our planet?

Space July 12, 2018

‘Ghost Particle’ Found In Antarctica Has Traveled Billions Of Light-Years Through Universe

On Sept. 22, 2017, a ghostly particle traveled across the universe, passed through all cosmic bodies, and reached Antarctica intact. The ghost particle became significant in answering more than a century-old mystery.

Space July 13, 2018

Delays In NASA Commercial Crew Program Impede Astronaut Launches To ISS: Report

Delays in NASA’s commercial crew program could impede the planned astronaut launches to the ISS from American soil, a new GAO report warned. The agency urged NASA to have a contingency plan to ensure U.S. access to the ISS.

Space July 12, 2018

Supermoon Solar Eclipse On Friday The 13th Is ‘Bad Luck’ For Most People

There will be a supermoon on Friday the 13th, the first time since 1974. The day would make most people feel that they are unlucky but not because of any superstitious belief.

Space July 12, 2018

Alien Planets Without Oxygen Could Still Be Home To Extraterrestrial Life

Scientists should not quickly rule out planets without oxygen in the quest for alien life. Researchers said these no-oxygen worlds could in fact be filled with microbial life.

Space July 12, 2018

Gravitational Waves From Black Hole-Neutron Star Collision May Yield Most Accurate Hubble Constant Yet

How fast is the universe expanding? Scientists proposed that the answer to this question could be found in gravitational waves rippling through space-time from a rare astronomical collision.

Space July 12, 2018

Ghost Dunes On Mars May Be Best Chance Of Finding Alien Life

A new study revealed the discovery of about 800 ghost dunes on Mars, which may be the best chance of finding signs of alien life. The ghost dunes are the negative spaces that were left behind by ancient sand dunes.

Space July 12, 2018

Scientists Think NASA Caused A Mars ‘Proof Of Life’ Anomaly 40 Years Ago

Scientists proposed that NASA may have initially found life on Mars 40 years ago. The spacecraft used for the mission, however, may have accidentally evaporated the organic materials that would have been the first evidence of a Martian life.

Space July 12, 2018

Astronaut Snoopy Receives New Deep Space Mission From NASA

NASA and Peanuts Worldwide announced a new partnership that will see an updated Snoopy character. Fifty years ago, Snoopy helped celebrate the Apollo missions. Today, he might also be the face for the next lunar explorations.

Space July 11, 2018

Hottest Planet Ever Found Is Boiling Off Its Own Atmosphere

Scientists found that the hottest exoplanet known to man is losing 100,000 tons of its atmosphere to its host star. In 200 years, the super hot Jupiter will likely be stripped down to its rocky core, the scientists said.

Space July 11, 2018

Saturn Sings An Eerie Cosmic Tune To Enceladus: Here’s How To Listen To It

Scientists found that Saturn sends plasma waves similar to Earth’s auroras to Enceladus. They converted these waves into a sound that Earthlings can now listen to.

Space July 11, 2018

Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year

Israel will launch its first lunar mission in December. The spacecraft will land on the moon in February 2019. What are the objectives of this moon mission?

Space July 10, 2018

Russia Achieves Fastest Trip To Space In Less Than Four Hours

The Russian spacecraft Progress 70, also called the Progress MS-09, docked into the International Space Station in the quickest time that was never achieved before. The spacecraft will remain in orbit until January 2019.

Space July 10, 2018

13 Billion-Year-Old Quasar Is Brightest Object Ever Seen In The Early Universe

Researchers discovered an extremely bright quasar dating back to 800 million years after the Big Bang. They said this is the brightest object yet discovered from the first billion years of the universe.

Space July 10, 2018

Hundreds Witness A Fireball Whooshing Across Central US

More than 200 reports about a fireball visible across the central United States were submitted to the American Meteor Society. Most of those who have reported seeing the fireball were people located in Iowa and Illinois.

Space July 10, 2018

Exploding Green Comet Illuminates Night Sky: Here Are The Best Times To See It From Earth

Astronomers discovered a bright green comet streaking through the northern hemisphere’s skies. The comet is currently surrounded by a dust cloud twice as big as Jupiter, making it easily visible to observers on Earth.

Space July 9, 2018

Chris Hadfield: We Could Have Traveled To Mars Decades Ago

Astronaut Chris Hadfield thinks we could have been able to go to Mars decades ago. Now, he’s excited for us to finally go to the Red Planet, but he also highlights the potential dangers that could happen along the way.

Space July 9, 2018

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Gets Cutting Edge Heat-Shield Before August Launch

NASA announced its final and full installation of a heat shield on its Parker Solar Probe that will fly its closest distance to the sun. The heat shield is called the Thermal Protection System.

Space July 8, 2018

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