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NASA's Juno Discovers That Jupiter's Magnetic Field Is Changing

New readings made by the Juno spacecraft revealed small but distinct changes in the magnetic field of Jupiter. NASA scientists explained that the shifts are caused by the planet's atmospheric winds in the deep atmosphere.

Space May 21, 2019

First Humans On Mars Will Evolve Into An Entirely New Species Quickly, Says Evolutionary Biologist

Humans to Mars appears inevitable, but evolutionary biologist Scott Solomon is interested in what happens to the species once we get there. Among the changes he expects in Martian humans include near-sightedness, stronger bones, and loss of the immune system.

Space May 21, 2019

Pluto Hides A Liquid Ocean Under Its Frozen Surface

It doesn't seem possible for liquid water to exist in frigid Pluto, yet hidden ocean is believed to exist within the dwarf planet. New research suggests an insulating layer of gas could be keeping water from freezing beneath the surface.

Space May 21, 2019

SpaceX To Launch 60 Starlink Internet Service Satellites

After failing to launch Starlink satellites on Wednesday, SpaceX is looking to have another crack at sending its internet satellites into space this week. The spaceflight will be broadcast via the space company's website and YouTube.

Space May 21, 2019

Scientists Find Telltale Signs Of Water On Ultima Thule

New Horizons mission scientists found traces of water ice, methanol, and organic materials on the surface of Ultima Thule. The Kuiper Belt object is the farthest ever explored by the spacecraft.

Space May 21, 2019

ISS Flies Over North America, How To Spot The ISS From Where You Are

The ISS is flying over North America this weekend, giving many an opportunity to spot it in the night sky. How can one have the chance to have a look at it the next time it flies over the area?

Space May 19, 2019

NASA Picks SpaceX, Blue Origin, And 9 Other Firms For $45.5 Million Moon Lander Study

A total of 11 private American companies have been chosen to work on NASA's next moon lander project. The space agency's partners will research and develop technologies that will help transport astronauts back to the surface of the moon.

Space May 18, 2019

LOOK: Hubble Captures Stunning Aftermath Of 2 Galaxies Colliding

Hubble takes a look at a violent clash between two galaxies millions of light-years from Earth. In an image shared by ESA, one of the galaxies is shown warped beyond recognition.

Space May 18, 2019

NASA Takes A Peek At Crater Made By Beresheet Spacecraft On Moon

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured the impact site of Israel's Beresheet spacecraft. The image shows a black smudge where the first privately built spacecraft on the Moon crash-landed a month ago.

Space May 18, 2019

China's Lunar Rover Sends Back Interesting Data On History Of Lunar Mantle

Chinese scientists reported that the Chang'e-4 mission found rocks on the lunar surface that might have been blasted from the mantle billions of years ago. The discovery could provide clues about the evolution of the moon.

Space May 16, 2019

NASA Working On Solutions To Fix Limitations Of The Human Body During Spaceflight

Astronauts who will venture to the Moon and Mars will be subjected to cosmic radiation, lack of gravity, and other potential health risks. NASA is figuring out ways to protect future spacefarers from the harmful conditions of space.

Space May 16, 2019

Giant Hole In Mars Atmosphere Responsible For Loss Of Water On Red Planet

A team of researchers found two atmospheric processes that allow water vapor on Mars to reach the upper atmosphere where ultraviolet radiation splits it into hydrogen and oxygen. To this day, the Red Planet is still leaking hydrogen into space.

Space May 14, 2019

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Unveils Plans For Establishing Human Space Colony

Earth is the best planet in the solar system, says Jeff Bezos. The only way to save it is to start living beyond it and establish human colonies on free-floating artificial worlds in space.

Space May 14, 2019

Moon Shrinking Like A Raisin, Creating Strong Quakes: Study

The moon is shrinking, generating quakes and wrinkling the surface. With data from the Apollo missions, scientists take a closer look on the moon's mysterious seismic activity.

Space May 14, 2019

Very Early Galaxies Shone Much Brighter Than Previous Expectations Says Researchers

Observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that some of the first galaxies in the universe are much brighter than newer galaxies. Researchers believe that this might provide clues about the Epoch of Reionization during the early universe.

Space May 14, 2019

Researchers Say Life On Mars Still Possible But May Still Be Hidden

During the Breakthrough Discuss conference at UC Berkeley last month, a researcher argued that life of some form continues to exist on Mars. However, he suggested that they might be in hiding.

Space May 14, 2019

Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin Lunar Craft Is Comprised Of Several Multipurpose Modules

Jeff Bezos said that Blue Origin's Blue Moon can carry up to 14,000 pounds of the scientific payload, including multiple rovers, to the lunar surface. A crewed version is also in development.

Space May 14, 2019

NASA Wants You To Record And Share Your Memories Of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

NASA has called on the public to share their memories and recollection about the historic moon landing. The Apollo Stories project will collate recordings that will be featured in NASA's commemorative audio series and social media accounts.

Space May 13, 2019

Scientists Call For Space Mining Laws To Protect, Preserve Solar System’s Wilderness

As corporations set their sights on space, scientists call for laws to prevent human exploitation of the solar system's resources. After all, just one-eighth of the asteroid belt could provide more iron for humanity than the Earth could provide.

Space May 13, 2019

Image Of Mars' Phobos In Full Moon Looks Like Rainbow-Colored Candy

Odyssey’s thermal imaging camera THEMIS observed Martian moon Phobos while in full moon. This new information would help scientists further study Phobos’ composition and determine its origin.

Space May 13, 2019

Meteor Streaking Through Chicago Caught On Camera

A meteor streaked through Chicago skies just before midnight last friday. Security cameras in several homes were able to capture the moment that the meteor flew past the suburbs.

Space May 11, 2019

Astronomers Spot An Alien Star Lingering In The Milky Way

There’s a star in the Big Dipper that doesn’t quite belong in the Milky Way. Instead, it’s an interloper that drifted in from another galaxy.

Space May 11, 2019

Virgin Galactic Moves Flight Activities To New Mexico As It Prepares To Send Tourists To Space

Virgin Galactic is truly gearing up for commercial trips to space. The company announces the relocation of their spaceflight activities to Spaceport America in New Mexico, the first spaceport in the world specially built for spaceflights.

Space May 11, 2019

NASA Declares AI SpaceFactory Winner Of 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge

The winner for NASA's 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge has been announced. Years after the competition opened, AI SpaceFactory takes the top prize for their design, Marsha.

Space May 10, 2019

Tunneling Experts Excited At Prospect Or Boring Tunnels On Lunar Surface

NASA is ramping up plans to return humans back to the lunar surface. Meanwhile, engineers on Earth have started discussing and developing technologies to be used to colonize the Moon.

Space May 11, 2019

Elon Musk Takes Humorous Shot At Jeff Bezos's Moon Lander

On Twitter, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk trolled Jeff Bezos by posting an altered photo of the new Blue Moon lunar lander. Over the years, the two billionaires have clashed because of their contrasting space ambitions.

Space May 11, 2019

Rare ‘Collapsar’ Stars Gave Birth To Gold In The Universe

Most of the gold in the universe, as well as other heavy metals, are generated from collapsing stars. A new study takes a peek at the process.

Space May 10, 2019

First Stars In The Universe Were Short-Lived And Ejecting Giant Jets Of Matter

The first stars in the Universe exploded asymmetrically, spreading the seeds that would create new stars in neighboring galaxies. Astrophysicists from MIT presented observational evidence of aspherical supernovae from studying a nearby ancient star.

Space May 9, 2019

Japan's First Private Rocket Successfully Launches Into Space

After several failed attempts, private Japanese aerospace company Interstellar Technologies Inc. have successfully launched its MOMO F3 rocket into a test flight in space. This event is crucial for the future of Japanese private space industry.

Space May 10, 2019

Mars InSight Lander Is Covered In Orange Dust But Scientists Say It's A Good Thing

NASA's Mars InSight recently had a brief encounter with one of the planet's infamous dust devils. The encounter lifted some of the dust that accumulated on its solar panels and allowed it to study Martian winds.

Space May 9, 2019

Earth's Core Shares Odd Similarity With Salad Dressing: Study

For the first time, researchers have offered proof of the immiscibility of molten metal alloys at extreme temperatures. The experiment offers an insight into the inner processes that take place within Earth and the evolution of the magnetic field.

Space May 7, 2019

ESA's Gaia Spacecraft Accidentally Discovers 3 Asteroids While Gazing At Stars

While scanning the skies for stellar objects, the Gaia spacecraft made an entirely different discovery. Three asteroids popped up that used to be unknown to astronomers.

Space May 7, 2019

Astronomers Reveal Secrets Of Blue Supergiant Stars

Blue supergiant stars are elusive and rare, which makes them difficult to study. For the first time ever, astronomers have uncovered the secrets of blue supergiant stars thanks to highly advanced equipment.

Space May 7, 2019

Mars’ Monster Dust Storms May Have Blown Away The Red Planet’s Last Traces Of Water

Where did all the water in Mars go? Scientists say that monstrous dust storms that enveloped the entire planet may be partly to blame for the Red Planet's absence of water.

Space May 6, 2019

Asteroid Annihilates New York City In Planetary Defense Simulation

If an asteroid comes speeding toward New York, will humanity be able to stop it from laying waste to the Big Apple? According to a new simulation, the answer is no.

Space May 6, 2019

Scientists Detected A Black Hole Swallowing A Neutron Star For The First Time

Gravitational wave detectors on Earth were able to pick up something big that happened in space — an unusual smash-up between a black hole and a neutron star. This discovery will help the scientific community understand the invisible universe.

Space May 6, 2019

Eta Aquarids Shower To Light Up The Sky This Weekend: Here's How To Watch It

Halley's comet passed by Earth a long time ago but it left remnants – the annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower that will peak this weekend. Sky watchers are in for a great cosmic show.

Space May 4, 2019

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Spacecraft In July For Historic Moon Mission

Dates are finally set for the launch of India’s Chandrayaan-2 for their moon mission. Will India be the next nation to send a spacecraft to the moon?

Space May 4, 2019

Group Of Researchers Stresses Importance Of Dynamics That Make Planets Habitable

Researchers from the Carnegie Institution for Science said that the inner composition of a planet is equally important in determining the potential for life. They explained that the processes that take place underneath can also affect conditions on the surface.

Space May 4, 2019

Buzz Aldrin Just Called For A 'Great' Human Migration To The Red Planet

Buzz Aldrin is urging the United States to send humans to Mars to set up base permanently. He said that expanding the presence of humans in the universe is necessary to ensure the continuation of the species.

Space May 4, 2019

Gravitational Wave Detectors Spot 5 Extraordinary Ripples In Space-Time In A Single Month

LIGO and Virgo combined to detect multiple ripples in the fabric of space and time to find potential titanic collisions in the sky—and it's only the beginning. What does this mean?

Space May 4, 2019

Astronomers Stitch Together Years Of Hubble Data To Create Wide View Of The Distant Universe

The Hubble Image Field offered a view of the farthest and faintest galaxies that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever seen. In this single image, 265,000 galaxies from up to 500 million years after the Big Bang can be seen.

Space May 3, 2019

SpaceX Confirms Crew Dragon Capsule Exploded In Ground Test

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule exploded in a ground test, making the company's goal of launching astronauts this year more elusive. The company started investigations, but a clear reason behind the failure has not yet been identified.

Space May 3, 2019

InSight Takes Snapshot Of The Sunrise And Sunset On Mars

NASA’s InSight just followed the tradition set by its predecessors and colleagues: it took images of the sunrise and sunset in Mars. It also captured the movement of clouds as the sun set on the Red Planet.

Space May 3, 2019

Researchers Find Neutron Star Collision That Could Have Birthed Plutonium On Earth

Scientists claimed that a neutron star collision near the early Solar System triggered the process that created plutonium and other heavy elements on Earth. In a study, they detailed how the event shaped the composition of the solar system.

Space May 2, 2019

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