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New Type Of Photosynthesis Could Help Humans Colonize Space One Day

A newly uncovered type of photosynthesis that occurs in blue-green algae could one day help humans create colonies in space. The researchers said their discovery could revolutionize photosynthesis as humans know it.

Space June 15, 2018

NASA Astronauts Complete Successful Spacewalk To Set Up HD Cameras For Incoming Spacecraft

Two NASA astronauts successfully installed high-definition TV cameras during a spacewalk performed on June 14. The cameras were set up to provide excellent views of commercial crew ships approaching the International Space Station.

Space June 15, 2018

Astronomers Discover Black Hole 20 Million Times Larger Than The Sun Eating A Star

For the first time ever, astronomers witnessed a black hole devouring a star. They used the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to track this tidal disruption event (TDE).

Space June 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking’s Voice To Boldly Go Into A Black Hole In Space

Celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking’s ashes will be interred at Westminster Abbey at a Service of Thanksgiving that commemorates his life. One part of the ceremony will include broadcasting a message from Hawking into outer space.

Space June 14, 2018

Neutron Stars Merging Into Each Other Cause Short Gamma-Ray Bursts

The collision of neutron stars observed in November 2017 generated short gamma-ray bursts along with gravitational waves. The findings were exactly what a team of astrophysicists had predicted.

Space June 14, 2018

Three Jupiter-Like Planets Orbiting An Infant Star Are Youngest Planets Ever Seen

Astronomers discovered a trio of new planets as large as Jupiter around a young star. The new planetary system is 330 light-years away from Earth.

Space June 15, 2018

Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Substantially More Organic Material Than Previously Thought

Astronomers studying Ceres found out that there is a surprisingly high amount of organic material on the dwarf planet than they thought. Scientists first found organic materials on the icy, rocky world in 2017.

Space June 14, 2018

Is NASA's Mars Opportunity Dead? Rover Silent Amid Massive Dust Storm On Red Planet

Mission engineers failed to make contact with NASA's Mars Opportunity rover, which is now on low power fault mode after failing to recharge its batteries sufficiently. Can Opportunity survive the intense Mars dust storm?

Space June 14, 2018

Scientists Discover 3 Baby Planets Around A New Star That Is 1,000 Times Younger Than The Sun

Researchers found a trio of new baby planets around a young star. The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile was used to find the new planets and star.

Space June 13, 2018

Colliding Wormholes, Not Black Holes, Could Be Sending Gravitational Waves Rippling Through Space-Time

Do black holes really exist? Physicists presented a new model that could explain how rotating wormholes, not black holes, collide to create gravitational waves through space-time.

Space June 13, 2018

Remnants Of Merging Galaxies Discovered Within Milky Way

Scientists identified the relics of five star clusters that merged with small galaxies to form the Milky Way. They also found a large 'blob' of stars that could be a larger galaxy colliding to become part of the Milky Way.

Space June 13, 2018

World's First Commercial Space Station To Open In 2022: Here's What You Get For $55 Million

Axiom Space is on track to open the world's first commercial space station in 2022. Interested clients may book eight-day stays for $55 million, with the fee including a 15-week training program to prepare customers for space travel.

Space June 13, 2018

Russia Constructing Powerful 'Space Laser' To Remove Some 500,000 Junk Items Orbiting The Earth

Russian scientists with Roscosmos are working on a laser cannon that will shoot down space debris. There are over 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting the Earth.

Space June 12, 2018

Scientists Find First Relic Galaxy Which Has Been Unchanged Since The Universe Formed

Scientists have found the first relic galaxy that has gone unchanged since the formation of the universe. This helps scientists figure out what the universe was like during those early years.

Space June 12, 2018

New Discovery About Massive Stars Could Change How We Understand The History Of The Universe

Researchers found that there are more massive stars scattered across space-time than previously thought. The new discovery could upend current notions about how stars and galaxies were formed.

Space June 12, 2018

Mysterious Moon Warming Caused By NASA's Apollo Astronauts: Here's How Space Missions Can Affect Planet Mars

The warming of the moon in the 1970s is caused by NASA's Apollo astronauts who disrupted the regolith on the lunar surface. How can space missions affect planet Mars and potential Martian life?

Space June 11, 2018

Scientists Collect Ancient Interstellar Dust Remnants From Prehistoric Solar System Formation

Scientists were able to analyze ancient interstellar dust that could have existed before the formation of the solar system. The team collected them from Earth’s upper atmosphere, probably brought along each time comets pass near the sun.

Space June 12, 2018

Diamonds In Space Explain Mysterious Glow In Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have identified diamonds as the reason for anomalous microwave emission, a mysterious cosmic glow coming from newborn stars across the Milky Way galaxy. The findings also have implications on the studies of the Big Bang.

Space June 12, 2018

Woman Sues NASA To Keep Out-Of-This-World Gift: A Vial Of Moon Dust From Neil Armstrong

A woman from Tennessee filed a preemptive lawsuit in Kansas against NASA to keep an extraordinary gift. The gift, which came from astronaut Neil Armstrong, is a vial of moon dust.

Space June 11, 2018

Kepler Space Telescope Detects New Solar System Twins: 1 Hosts 3 Earth-Sized Exoplanets

One of the newly discovered Solar System twins hosts three rocky planets that are similar to Earth’s size. Scientists said the temperatures in these exoplanets could be dozens higher than Earth due to the strong radiation of their stars.

Space June 11, 2018

Planets Orbiting Alpha Centauri Stars Not Bombarded By X-Ray Radiation Hazardous To Life

Any planets orbiting two of the stars of Alpha Centauri are not likely bombarded by hazardous x-ray radiation. Planets located in Alpha Centauri A's habitable zone would receive a lower dose of x-rays than similar solar system planets orbiting the sun.

Space June 11, 2018

Newly Discovered Sub-Saturn Planet Has Only 19.5 Days In A Year

A team of scientists announced the discovery of a new planet. The newly identified body was found too close to its sun-like star, making its orbit faster and days of a year far less than Earth.

Space June 11, 2018

NASA Shuts Down Opportunity Rover Due To Mars Dust Storm Bigger Than North America

NASA suspended the operations of the Opportunity rover in Mars as it was engulfed by a massive dust storm. Will the rover, which reached a milestone of spending 5,000 Martian days in February, make it through the ordeal?

Space June 11, 2018

Magnetic Fields Detected In 'Pillars Of Creation' Shed Light On How Stars Form

Subtle magnetic fields were discovered in the Pillars of Creation, a structure of cosmic dust and gas that form part of the Eagle Nebula. What does the discovery tell about star formation?

Space June 10, 2018

Recovered Moon Landing Data From Apollo Missions Solve 40-Year-Old Mystery

The Apollo 15 and 17 missions in 1971 and 1972 had created a mystery that baffled scientists for almost 40 years. Finally, the analysis of the recovered tapes from the mission had the answer.

Space June 9, 2018

Want To Join SpaceX? Elon Musk Is Hiring More Than 500 People Who Have These Qualifications

SpaceX is hiring more than 500 people to fulfill engineering, operations, and design positions. Elon Musk is pooling human resources to work on his most ambitious project so far – the Falcon Heavy Rocket.

Space June 10, 2018

Dark Energy May Have Caused The Universe To Expand Rapidly After The Big Bang

Physicists proposed a new model that uses dark energy to explain the rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang. They also said gravitational waves from the beginnings of the universe should be detectable using the new model.

Space June 9, 2018

It Takes 2 Trillion Years To Cross The Milky Way Disc On A 60 MPH Car

The Milky Way galaxy was found to be larger than previously believed. Researchers discovered that it takes 200,000 years traveling at the speed of light to cross the galactic disc.

Space June 9, 2018

Mysterious Objects Seen Lurking Close To Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way Center

Scientists found three strange objects circling dangerously close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The mysterious objects look like clouds but behave mysteriously like massive stars

Space June 8, 2018

NASA’s Flyby Juno Survives Jupiter’s Radioactive Field And Gets Another 3 Years Of Probe

The Juno mission is set out to explore Jupiter’s structure, mass, core, and origin. After two years of orbit, Juno remained operationally healthy, extending its mission to another three years.

Space June 8, 2018

Russia May Lack Funds To Compete With SpaceX

Anonymous sources revealed that Roscosmos, the agency responsible for cosmonautics program for Russia, might undergo budget cuts within the next three years. The looming shortage may happen amid SpaceX’s continued advancement in its future Mars mission.

Space June 9, 2018

NASA's New Horizons Wakes Up To Explore Primitive World Beyond Pluto: What Is Ultima Thule?

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is now headed for a new mission to explore a primitive Kuiper Belt object located a billion miles beyond dwarf planet Pluto. What do scientists currently know about the flyby target Ultima Thule?

Space June 9, 2018

NASA Curiosity Rover Found Ancient Organic Matter On Mars: Does That Mean Aliens?

The NASA Curiosity rover on Mars found ancient organic matter in soil samples and methane in the atmosphere, which were described as 'breakthroughs in astrobiology.' Does this mean that there are aliens on Mars?

Space June 8, 2018

Persistent Bacteria On Spacecraft May Complicate Search For Alien Life

A group of chemists discovered that bacteria lurking in the recesses of spacecraft are resistant to NASA’s stringent cleaning measures. If left unchecked, the microbes could invade other worlds and confound humanity’s search for extraterrestrial life.

Space June 7, 2018

Americans Want NASA To Focus On Saving The Earth, Not Space Exploration

NASA is currently focused on missions that will send humans to the Moon and Mars. A survey, however, revealed that Americans think NASA should instead focus on studying climate change and monitoring asteroids that may crash into Earth.

Space June 7, 2018

Lightning On Jupiter Is Surprisingly Similar To Lightning On Earth With Some Key Differences

Jupiter is known for the storms that are raging on the planet's surface, including the Great Red Spot. These storms feature lightning, and scientists have figured out that this is very similar to that of Earth's.

Space June 6, 2018

Georg Von Tiesenhausen, Last Surviving Member Of German Rocket Team, Dies At 104

Georg von Tiesenhausen left Germany in 1953 to become a leading rocket scientist for NASA. He passed away on June 3 at the age of 104 in Alabama.

Space June 6, 2018

NASA Uses Gold To Direct Heat Away From Science Instruments Of James Webb Telescope

NASA engineers are installing the gold baffles that can direct heat away from the sensitive instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope. Here's why the baffles and the mirrors of the Hubble Space Telescope successor have gold.

Space June 7, 2018

Saturn’s Magnetic Poles Have Auroras That Show Up At High Noon

Scientists found Saturn’s poles displays noontime auroras. The ringed planet’s fast spin rate could cause differences in the way Saturn’s magnetic fields interact with electrically charged particles, creating spectacular light shows during the day.

Space June 6, 2018

New Horizons Probe Wakes Up From 6 Month Hibernation For New Year's Mission

After six months of electronic hibernation, the New Horizons probe woke up. Its next mission will be a flyby of Ultima Thule, a distant frozen place at the edge of the solar system.

Space June 6, 2018

Existence Of Sterile Neutrinos May Still Not Exist, Ghost Particle May Be Background Events

A new study recently offered proof for the existence of a ghost particle called a sterile neutrino but its existence may have been exaggerated. The sterile neutrino may not even exist.

Space June 5, 2018

NASA Boss Speaks To Anonymous Private Companies About Taking Over The International Space Station By 2025

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine is reportedly speaking to companies about privatizing the International Space Station. The Trump administration plans to cut funding to ISS by 2025.

Space June 5, 2018

NASA Will Reveal Secret Mars Curiosity Rover Findings On June 7

NASA will reveal the findings of the Mars Curiosity rover on Thursday, June 7 in a live panel. NASA is holding the results of the findings for a couple of days.

Space June 5, 2018

New Theory About Trans-Neptunian Objects Fails To Completely Debunk Planet Nine

A new theory suggests gravity of smaller space debris could explain the strange orbits of Sedna and other trans-Neptunian objects. Here's why it failed to debunk the existence of Planet Nine.

Space June 7, 2018

Earth Days Getting Longer, Thanks To The Moon

Days on Earth are getting longer due to the moon's effects on how to Earth spins on its axis. However, it will take some time before days are recalculated to 25 hours.

Space June 5, 2018

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