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How Much Personal Stuff Can Astronauts Bring To Space?

NASA instructor and flight controller Robert Frost answered the mind-boggling question of what personal items astronauts can bring to space. He also talked about what's inside the care package astronauts receive.

Space June 27, 2018

European Astronaut Explains Why Training With The Chinese Space Agency Makes All The Difference

China is inviting other members of the United Nations to send their proposals for future space experiments. Approved applicants can use the facilities in the China Space Station, which will be operational in 2023.

Space June 27, 2018

Mysterious Cosmic Explosion 100 Times Brighter Than A Supernova Baffles Scientists

Astronomers found what could be one of the most enigmatic objects in space today. An enormous cataclysm more powerful than a supernova was detected just 200 million light-years away.

Space June 27, 2018

Proof That Dark Matter Exists Could Be Found In Milky Way’s Satellite Galaxies

Scientists devised a new way to test if dark matter exists. The answer, they believe, could be found in the movements of stars in dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.

Space June 27, 2018

NASA Leads New Search For Alien Life With Scientists Developing Guidebook For Finding Biosignatures

NASA announced a new project aimed at searching extraterrestrial life among the thousands of exoplanets that had already been discovered in the past. The new project sought the participation of experts coming from different scientific disciplines.

Space June 27, 2018

Ryugu ‘Firefly Stone’ Asteroid Spells Good And Bad News For Japanese Spacecraft Hayabusa2

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 reached its nearest distance to its target asteroid, the Ryugu. A photo taken on June 24 revealed the interesting shape of the asteroid, which scientists found to be both interesting and challenging.

Space June 26, 2018

Advanced Alien Civilizations Could Be Living In Galaxy Clusters, And Humanity Would Do Well To Follow

Harvard astronomer Abraham Loeb proposed that the search for extraterrestrial life could yield better results in galaxy clusters. He also said humans are better off migrating to these clusters.

Space June 26, 2018

China's Tiangong-2 Space Station Dives Close To Earth: Will It Crash Like Its Predecessor?

On June 13, China's Tiangong-2 space station dropped from its normal orbit of 242 miles to 183 miles. Will it also fall back to Earth like the Tiangong-1?

Space June 26, 2018

Black Astronaut Jeanette Epps Hasn't Been Given Reason For Removal From International Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps still hasn't been given the reason for the cancellation of her historic mission to the International Space Station. Epps was going to be the first long-term black crew member aboard the ISS.

Space June 25, 2018

The Largest Fireball Asteroid In 2018 Exploded Over Russia, But NASA Doesn't Notice It Until After Impact

A fireball asteroid struck Russia near the city of Lipestak on June 21. Although NASA promised to track asteroids, it failed to spot this one until after it reached the Earth.

Space June 25, 2018

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin To Start Selling Tickets To Space Tourists By Next Year

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin revealed that it will start to sell tickets to space tourists starting 2019. How much is the estimated cost of each New Shepard capsule seat?

Space June 25, 2018

Japanese Neutrino Detector Uses Super-Pure Water To Detect Exploding Stars

The Japanese built the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector, which contains water so pure it can dissolve metal. Super-K was made to help researchers spot neutrinos and find answers to the deepest questions humans have about the Universe.

Space June 26, 2018

The Milky Way Has Swallowed A Dozen Galaxies, And It’s Eating A New One Right Now

After investigating several globular clusters at the halo of the Milky Way, researchers concluded that the galaxy has been gobbling up several large galaxies for billions of years. It’s even eating one up right now.

Space June 25, 2018

Is This A Van Gogh Painting? Chaotic Clouds Of Jupiter Appear Like Stunning Oil Painting In Color-Enhanced Image

Citizen scientists used data from Junocam imager to create a color-enhanced image of the clouds of Jupiter. The image was captured during the 13th close flyby of the Juno spacecraft.

Space June 25, 2018

Fermi Paradox Reassessed: Humans Likely The Only Intelligent Species In Observable Universe

Three scholars reevaluated the Fermi Paradox and concluded that humans are most likely the only intelligent life in the observable universe. The experts applied the Drake equation to perform their reassessment.

Space June 25, 2018

International Space Station Launches First Spacecraft To Clean Up Space Junk

The International Space Station launched RemoveDebris, created by Airbus and sent to the ISS by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The first spacecraft to attempt cleaning up space junk will carry out three experiments over the next several months.

Space June 25, 2018

Astronomer Says That The 'Blood Moon' Total Lunar Eclipse On July 27-28 Will Be The Longest This Century

A 'blood moon' total lunar eclipse in July 2018 is projected to be the longest this century. It will be long because there is both a full moon and a moon apogee happening simultaneously.

Space June 23, 2018

Experiment To Create Coldest Spot In The Universe May Pave Way For Powerful Quantum Computers

Scientists will create the coldest spot in the universe using the Cold Atom Laboratory device at the International Space Station. Results of the experiment may speed up development of quantum computers and improve the precision of instruments.

Space June 23, 2018

Buzz Aldrin Would Like To Remind You That He Was The First To Take A Selfie In Space

There’s simply no way your selfie will ever be as cool as Buzz Aldrin’s. In 1966, during the Gemini 12 mission, he was going for a spacewalk and suddenly thought outer space was a good place for a selfie.

Space June 23, 2018

There Could Be Thousands Of Unconfirmed Near-Earth Objects According To Scientists

Scientists estimated that there could be thousands of near-Earth objects that are left unconfirmed. The team called for concerned agencies to devise a method that could ensure timely detection of NEOs that could potentially hit Earth.

Space June 23, 2018

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Captures Image Of Blue Dune On Red Planet

The HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an image of a blue dune on Mars' Lyot Crater region. The image was enhanced to provide a better look at the surface features of the Red Planet.

Space June 23, 2018

Air Force Certifies SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket, Awards $130 Million Contract

The Department of Defense certified SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to be at the helm of an important national security space project. The military also awarded SpaceX a launch service contract amounting to $130 million.

Space June 22, 2018

Supermassive Stars May Have Been Born Amid Globular Clusters

Supermassive stars could have polluted stars in ancient globular clusters, scientists proposed. The new research could open new insight into how the early Universe evolved.

Space June 22, 2018

Red Nuggets Show Glimpse Into How Supermassive Black Holes Grow So Big

Supermassive black holes could possibly eat up the interstellar gas at the center of galaxies, killing off new stars before they are born and growing to their enormous size. The theory was proposed by astronomers working at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Space June 22, 2018

Albert Einstein's General Relativity Proven By Scientists By Studying A Distant Galaxy

Scientists have proven Einstein's theory of general relativity by observing a distant galaxy. This is the first time that general relativity has been proven on an astronomical scale.

Space June 21, 2018

NASA Prepares For Robot Lunar Exploration In An Attempt To Send Humans Back To The Moon

NASA said they are now focusing on partnerships with public and private enterprises to bring humans back to the moon. The first set of lander missions is expected to launch in 2022.

Space June 22, 2018

Thickening Haze In Mars Is Now A ‘Planet-Encircling’ Global Dust Storm

The dust storm in Mars has engulfed almost the entire planet as haze levels reach the highest in history. The Curiosity rover is not affected by the lack of sunlight as it is powered by nuclear energy.

Space June 21, 2018

Scientists Detect Possible Missing 'Piece' Of Universe Created By The Big Bang

Aside from dark matter and the dark energy that comprised the universe, there remained to be 5 percent of what was called the 'ordinary matter.' About two-thirds of this ordinary matter was left unaccounted for until now.

Space June 21, 2018

Here's What NASA Will Do To Stop Asteroids From Hitting Earth

An 18-page document released by the White House outlined five goals in protecting the Earth from asteroid crashes. One of the things that NASA will do is to enhance the asteroid detection and tracking capabilities of the United States.

Space June 21, 2018

Scientist Says That Aliens Might Hijack Stars For Energy In Order To Survive In 100 Billion Years

An astrophysicist says that aliens might try to hoard stars for energy as the universe expands. Humans could catch the aliens doing this if missing stars are located.

Space June 20, 2018

NASA Curiosity Rover Shows Mars Surface In Stunning Selfie During The ‘Worst’ Dust Storm

Curiosity rover took a series of selfies during the worst dust storm in Mars. Meanwhile, the Opportunity rover went offline as it is running out of power due to lack of sunlight.

Space June 20, 2018

Globular Clusters Not As Ancient As Previously Thought: These Star Clusters Formed About 4 Billion Years After Big Bang

Researchers used BPASS models to study binary star systems believed to be as old as their host clusters. Findings showed globular clusters could be 4 billion years younger than previously thought.

Space June 20, 2018

Neutron Star Experiment May Test Hypothetical Fifth Force Between Normal Matter And Dark Matter

A fifth force may pull or push standard matter away from dark matter. Astronomers from Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy said that binary pulsars provide a new way of testing this hypothetical force.

Space June 19, 2018

Scientists Identify Source Of Mysterious Mars Rock Formation

A recent study had pinpointed what could have spawned the formation of the mysterious Medusae Fossae Formation. The insights from the new study could contribute answers to questions on whether life is possible in Mars.

Space June 19, 2018

Astronomers Find Best Evidence Of Elusive Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

Astronomers detected a flare of radiation in a distant galaxy that was emitted as a star is being devoured by a black hole. The intermediate-mass black hole candidate has a mass about 50,000 times that of the sun.

Space June 19, 2018

Fast Winds And Atmospheric Fluctuations On Venus Could Change The Length Of A Day By 2 Minutes

A new study revealed that the length of a day on Venus could change by two minutes. This is due to the interactions between the bulges in Venus's mountains and the atmosphere.

Space June 18, 2018

Visual Artist Creates Video Simulating A Flyby On Mars Using Real Data

A visual artist used data captured with a camera on Mars then turned it into a video. The video shows what it would be like to fly over the Martian surface.

Space June 18, 2018

Trump Orders Establishment Of Space Force For US Dominance In Space

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of a Space Force for 'American dominance in space.' The proposal, however, has been met with criticism, just like Trump's other space initiatives.

Space June 19, 2018

Retired Astronaut Believes That NASA, SpaceX And Blue Origin Rockets Could Not Transport Humans To Mars

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield mentioned that he is not comfortable with the idea of NASA and aerospace firms Blue Origin and SpaceX transporting people to Mars. He believed that there are too many risk factors.

Space June 18, 2018

This Species Of Bacteria May Help Humans Breathe On Planet Mars

A species of low-light adapted cyanobacteria can be sent to Mars to produce oxygen for colonists. These organisms can thrive in harsh environments and could make the Red Planet breathable to humans.

Space June 18, 2018

This Is What A Meteoroid Impact On Mars Looks Like

NASA’s MRO orbiter captured new images of a meteoroid impact on Mars. The pictures show a 1-kilometer-long streak of dark soil gushing from the crater, suggesting the impact caused an avalanche on a Martian hill.

Space June 19, 2018

Mars Will Appear Brighter In The Night Sky Than It Has Been In 15 Years

Mars and Earth will get closer to each other than they have been in the past 15 years. The event will take place throughout the month of July as a result of a unique phenomenon known as a 'perihelic opposition.'

Space June 18, 2018

Did NASA Curiosity Rover See An Alien On Mars? Blurred Figure In Photo Stirs Controversy

The NASA Curiosity rover, which recently discovered ancient organic matter on Mars, may have taken pictures of life on the Red Planet. Controversial YouTube channel Secureteam10 claimed that the blurred object on the photos is evidence of aliens.

Space June 18, 2018

Celebrated NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Retires From The Space Agency

Celebrated astronaut Dr. Peggy Whitson announced her retirement from NASA. She spent over 32 years with the space agency and broke numerous records during her time as a space explorer.

Space June 16, 2018

Chinese People Online Defend Einstein's Racist Observations During The 1920s

Einstein's personal journals were found to contain racist attitudes during his travels. He criticized China while he was traveling there in the 1920s, now some Chinese people are defending his portrayal.

Space June 15, 2018

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