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Mysterious Light In Northern California Skies Was Likely Caused By A Meteor

What caused the mysterious light that baffled many residents of Northern California? Experts believe the likely answer is a meteor that caused a noctilucent cloud.

Space December 20, 2018

Scientists Measure Supermassive Black Hole Coronae For The First Time

Scientists from Japan used data from the ALMA radio observatory in Chile to probe the environment surrounding two supermassive black holes, particularly their coronae. They measured the magnetic fields to confirm if, like the Sun, they power the coronae.

Space December 20, 2018

Pink Dwarf Planet Farout Is Most Distant Object In The Solar System

The pink dwarf planet Farout is three and a half times more distant from the sun than Pluto. It also moves so slowly astronomers think it might need more than 1,000 years to orbit the sun.

Space December 19, 2018

NASA Wants To Use 'Tunnelbot' To Look For Aliens In Jovian Moon

Scientists and researchers proposed to send a nuclear-powered robot to Europa in search of extra-terrestrial life. Planetary scientists believe that this probe of Jupiter’s Jovian moon can be used to solve the mystery of the solar system.

Space December 18, 2018

Planets That Contain Oxygen Don't Necessarily Support Life

Scientists simulated the different atmosphere of exoplanets that are common within the Milky Way Galaxy to prove that oxygen is not a telltale sign that life also existed there. Some planets might have oxygen, but no life.

Space December 18, 2018

Israeli Scientists Add Final Touches To Lunar Spacecraft

SpaceX moved the launch on Israel's first moon lander from December to February. The company did not provide an explanation, but officials of SpaceIL on Monday added a time capsule to the spacecraft.

Space December 18, 2018

Ringless Saturn Could Happen A Lot Sooner Than Expected, Scientists Say

NASA researchers recently said that Saturn's rings may disappear earlier than previously thought. This was after the Cassini mission revealed that the unique features may only live up to 100 million years.

Space December 18, 2018

Breathing In Lunar Dust Can Be Very Bad For Humans Says Study

Inhaling moon dust can be dangerous to health. Researchers found that, when it interacts with human cells, moon dust can create chemicals that have been linked to lung cancer.

Space December 17, 2018

Astronomers Discover A Young Star Forming Like A Planet

Instead of a planet forming in the rotating disc of gas and dust around the young massive star MM 1a, astronomers discovered another star. Here's why a star, and not a planet, was born.

Space December 17, 2018

Neptune-Like Exoplanet Evaporates 100 Times Faster Into The Universe’s Dark Graveyard

Exoplanets with lower atmospheric densities are more likely to lose a great portion of its mass. When planets like this evaporate, they could turn into a rocky and more massive version of the Earth.

Space December 14, 2018

NASA Solar Probe Takes Photo From Within Sun's Atmosphere

NASA's daring spacecraft flew closer to the sun from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11 and reached the outer atmosphere of the star. The Parker Solar Probe will continue making close encounters with the sun until its mission ends in 2024.

Space December 13, 2018

Traces Of Water Found On Asteroid Bennu Open Up New Exploration Possibilities

Latest images from OSIRIS-REx spectrometers confirmed preliminary projections of Bennu’s size, rotation rate, and shape. Traces of hydroxyls were also found on the asteroid’s surface, suggesting that it might have landed on water.

Space December 13, 2018

Astronomers Find Ancient Galaxy Rich With Dark Matter

Astronomers proved that ancient galaxies have as much amount of dark matter as present-day galaxies. This refutes few recent studies suggesting that some galaxies have a little amount of dark matter during their birth.

Space December 13, 2018

Geminid Meteor Shower To Light Up Sky This Week: When, Where, And How To See The Shooting Star Show

Experts revealed that this year's Geminid meteor shower will be more visible as the moon sets at midnight. They further discussed best viewing time and place for spectators.

Space December 12, 2018

Russian Cosmonauts Conduct ISS Spacewalk To Find Out Cause Of Mysterious Soyuz Hole

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Sergei Prokopyev spent seven hours and 45 minutes on a spacewalk. Samples from the hole's surface may reveal who or what caused the hole in the Soyuz spacecraft.

Space December 12, 2018

Astronomers Find WASP-69b Exoplanet With Comet-Like Tail

Astronomers observed an exoplanet orbiting a small star 163 light-years away using a ground telescope. They found that WASP-69b has a comet-like tail made up of helium escaping from its atmosphere.

Space December 11, 2018

Is ‘Oumuamua An Alien Spacecraft? SETI Finds No Artificial Signal From Interstellar Object

SETI scientists who were looking for signals that could prove the ‘Oumuamua incorporates some technology came up empty-handed. This isn't the first time researchers tried to eavesdrop on the interstellar rock for signals that could suggest of alien origin.

Space December 9, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship Delivers Christmas Treats To Space Station: Here's What Astronauts Get This Holiday

SpaceX's cargo ship brought 5,600 pounds of equipment and supplies to the International Space Station. These include fresh fruits and holidays treats for astronauts who will celebrate Christmas and New Year onboard the ISS.

Space December 9, 2018

NASA Scientist Thinks Aliens May Not Be Carbon-Based And May Have Already Visited Our Planet

Have aliens visited Earth? A NASA scientist recommended that the scientific community reconsiders currently held assumptions about extraterrestrial life, including the idea that they are carbon-based and that they have never visited Earth.

Space December 10, 2018

NASA InSight Lander Sends Back Audio Of Martian Winds

NASA's InSight lander detected vibrations from the winds blowing on the surface of Mars. The U.S. space agency raised the pitch of the audio sampling to be perceptible by human ears.

Space December 8, 2018

China Preparing For Mission To Far Side Of The Moon

China's Chang'e 4 mission is scheduled for liftoff on Friday. The goal of the lander-rover duo is to explore the far side of the moon, specifically the oldest impact basin on the lunar surface.

Space December 7, 2018

Video Shows ISS Robot CIMON Going Rogue At The International Space Station

CIMON initially answered Alexander Gerst's questions and followed his instructions. Later, however, the ISS robot refused to follow the astronaut's command and even asked Gerst to be nice.

Space December 5, 2018

New Scientific Model Describing 'Dark Fluid With Negative Mass' Could Make Up Most Of The Universe

A theory that could explain the continuous expansion of the universe has been published by an astrophysicist from Oxford University. Dr. Jamie Farnes believe that dark fluid of negative masses is the answer to some of astronomy's most enduring mysteries.

Space December 6, 2018

Russia Suspected Of Launching Secret Space Weapon Into Orbit

A rocket Russia launched on Nov. 30 was supposed to leave four objects in orbit. The U.S. military, however, noticed that the rocket left five orbital objects, one of which may have the ability to destroy satellites in orbit.

Space December 5, 2018

Gravitational Waves Detected From Biggest Black Hole Collision Ever Observed

Scientists detected four black holes collision by re-analyzing data from the first two observing runs of Advanced LIGO. One of these mergers was so powerful it produced gravitational waves and resulted in the birth of a massive black hole.

Space December 5, 2018

Astronauts Aboard Soyuz Rocket Safely Reach ISS

The three new crew of the orbiting outpost lifted off without a hitch on Monday, Dec. 3, from Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule carrying the astronaut reached the ISS six hours later.

Space December 4, 2018

Scientists Count How Many Photons The Universe Has Produced Since The Big Bang

Scientists used data from the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope to indirectly measure photons that have been produced in the observable universe since its formation. They hope that the same method can be used to observe the Big Bang.

Space December 4, 2018

Rocosmos Says SpaceX Partly To Blame For The Space Agency's Problems

The Russian space agency submitted a report recently, highlighting the many issues it is currently facing, including the loss of revenue. NASA has been relying on the Soyuz program to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Space December 3, 2018

High-Speed Particles Can Blast Straight Through Space Station Walls, Says Study

A team of scientists from MIT predicted how certain microparticles will affect the outer surface of the International Space Station in an event of an impact. They found that objects flying at certain speeds can melt a hole on the outpost.

Space December 3, 2018

NASA OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft To Start Studying Bennu Asteroid After Reaching Goal

NASA will provide a live broadcast of OSIRIS-REx's arrival at Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid. The probe will survey the space rock and collect samples from its surface before it voyages back to Earth.

Space December 3, 2018

Elysium Space To Send Cremated Remains Of 100 People Into Space

Memorial spaceflight company Elysium Space will send the ashes of 100 individuals into space aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Monday. How much does this kind of space funeral service cost?

Space December 3, 2018

Black Holes Are Not Shaped Like Donuts And Actually Resemble Water Fountains

Computer simulations and observations using the ALMA observatory challenge the idea that matter that builds up around black holes forms a donut-like structure. The presumed donut shape of black holes actually resembles water fountain in a city park.

Space December 2, 2018

USSR Moon Rocks Sells For $855,000 At New York Auction

The USSR space rocks sold at a Sotheby's Space Exploration auction in New York fetched $855,000. It was first sold in 1993 when it was purchased for over $440,000.

Space December 1, 2018

Curiosity Rover Finds Shiny Object In Martian Soil

NASA's Curiosity found a shiny rock that scientists believe is a meteorite. The team behind the Mars rover wanted to take a closer look at the mysterious object to figure out what it is.

Space December 4, 2018

Scientists Probe Last Moments Of Dying Star In Astonishing Detail

A team of international researchers used data from Kepler and ground-based telescopes to observe the first stages of a dying star. Astronomers hope that SN 2018oh can be used to redefine the rate of the expansion of the universe.

Space December 1, 2018

Russia's Roscosmos Announces Plans To Build Moon Colony By 2040

Roscosmos spoke about plans of landing on the moon and building a lunar base by 2040. The project will have three steps, beginning with the creation of an orbiting lunar module.

Space November 30, 2018

NASA Bars SpaceX CEO Elon Musk From Smoking Pot In Public

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine revealed that he spoke to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and agreed that the tech executive will never smoke pot on camera again. This was in response to the workplace culture and safety review of SpaceX.

Space November 30, 2018

Researchers Build Super Accurate Atomic Clocks That Can Spot Spacetime Deformations

Physicists have created a pair of atomic clocks that are so precise and accurate, they would only lose a second if they lasted the age of the universe. The clocks might also be able to detect dark matter.

Space November 29, 2018

Russian Official Wants To "Verify" If Moon Landings Actually Happened

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin wanted to put the conspiracy theories surrounding the 1969 moon landing to rest. He joked that he will create a mission to verify if the United States really made it to the surface of the moon.

Space November 27, 2018

NASA Successfully Lands InSight On Martian Soil

InSight has successfully arrived in Mars. The lander reported that it has unrolled its solar panels and will continue deploying its other scientific equipment in the next couple of months.

Space November 27, 2018

Elon Musk Considers Permanently Moving To Mars

Elon Musk talked about plans of SpaceX to send humans to Mars during an interview with 'Axios' on HBO. The tech executive said he might move to the Red Planet permanently.

Space November 26, 2018

NASA Reports Live 'Infectious Organisms' Have Been Found On Space Station

In a recent study, microbiologists investigated the presence of five strains of bacteria onboard the International Space Station. While the Enterobacter strains were known to be highly resistant to antibiotics, the study assured that astronauts are not in danger.

Space November 26, 2018

Mars InSight Lander Getting Ready To Touchdown On Red Planet

InSight will attempt a successful landing on Monday, Nov. 26. The Mars lander will experience what is called "seven minutes of terror" in which it will enter the red planet's atmosphere at 12,300 miles per hour and then abruptly slow down to land.

Space November 24, 2018

LOOK: Soyuz Rocket Launch Captured On Incredible Video From ISS

The launch of Russia's Soyuz rocket was captured in an incredible time-lapse video from the ISS. The spacecraft was carrying supplies such as food, fuel, and oxygen to the ISS.

Space November 24, 2018

Striped Martian Moon Phobos Got Its Distinct Grooves From Rolling Rocks

Brown University researchers have found an explanation of Mars moon Phobos' unique grooves. After a computer simulation, they concluded that the rolling rocks from the Stickney crater may have created these grooves.

Space November 22, 2018

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