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Water Found In Asteroid Itokawa Suggests Space Rocks Brought Up To Half Of Earth's Oceans

Terrestrial samples collected by the Japanese prober Hayabusa from asteroid Itokawa were unexpectedly rich in water. This discovery would help scientists further study the origin of water on Earth and other planets.

Space May 2, 2019

'God Of Chaos' Asteroid To Fly By Earth On Friday The 13th In 2029

Ten years from now, on Friday the 13th, a gigantic asteroid will approach Earth and venture as close as some of the current orbiting spacecraft. It's a momentous event that will allow scientist an intimate look at a space rock like they've never had before.

Space May 1, 2019

Faulty Aluminum Materials Caused To Failed Satellite Launches, Says NASA

NASA's LSP investigators have discovered that the technical root cause of the failures of the OCO and Glory missions was due to the faulty materials provided by Sapa Profiles, Inc. The company is now suspended for acquiring government contracts.

Space May 3, 2019

Major Power Shortage Hits International Space Station Due To Malfunctions

A malfunction at the ISS knocked out two of the station's power channels, leaving the robot arm outside crippled. As a result, a scheduled supply run has been postponed.

Space May 1, 2019

Oxford Lecturer's Strange Theory: Invisible Aliens Breed With Humans To Save Our Species

Young-hae Chi, a Korean lecturer at Oxford, wrote a book about the invisible aliens that walk on the surface of Earth. He said that the alien race is here to save humanity from extinction caused by climate change.

Space April 30, 2019

Saturn Moon Titan Features Unexpected Belt Of Ice

Using a nonconventional method of analyzing spectral images, scientists uncovered a large swathe of icy bedrock on Saturn's moon, Titan. This discovery will help further study Titan’s surface and hazy atmosphere.

Space April 30, 2019

Moon Formed When Mars-Size Rock Collided With Young Earth Still Covered With Magma Ocean, Theory Suggests

Researchers propose a new theory on how the moon formed. They propose that the moon formed after the giant rock Theia collided with Earth when our planet was still covered in ocean magma.

Space April 30, 2019

Dust From Dying Star Found In Antarctica May Offer Clues To How Life Started On Earth

Beating all odds, alien dust hitched a ride on a meteor to make its way to Earth. Here's what a single grain of stardust can tell us about the origins of life.

Space April 30, 2019

'Deep Learning' Technique Maps Out Saturn's Turbulent Storms

Scientists use the new 'deep learning' algorithm PlanetNet to analyze the turbulent storms in Saturn. This new technique can usher in a deeper, more thorough understanding of planetary atmospheres.

Space April 29, 2019

ISS Mission Of NASA Astronaut Christina Koch To Help Understand Long-Term Effects Of Spaceflight On Women

NASA engineer Christina Koch's 328-day stay on the ISS will provide researchers with data on the health effects of spaceflight on the female body. This will help astronauts better prepare for the rigors of long-term space travel in the future.

Space April 30, 2019

Peculiar Black Hole Spins Like A Top As It Warps Space Around It

Scientists were able to observe a black hole that fires rapid jets of plasma clouds in different directions. The extraordinary event made the peculiar black hole looked like a spinning top as it warps space nearby.

Space April 30, 2019

Doomsday Theory Says Planet X Will Flip Earth's Poles Causing Apocalypse In The Process

Another conspiracy theorist has claimed that the world is about to end with the surprise appearance of Planet X or Nibiru. He claimed that the large planet will cause global destruction and wipe out life on Earth.

Space April 29, 2019

Dark Matter Detector Spots Interesting Neutrino Phenomenon But Still No Sign Of Dark Matter

For the first time ever, scientists observed the decay of xenon-124. They calculated that the half-life of the particle is 1.8 x 10 to the power 22 years or a trillion times longer than the age of the universe.

Space April 29, 2019

Pluto’s Atmosphere Could Collapse, Disappear By 2030

Pluto's atmosphere is only years away from an atmospheric collapse due to seasonal changes and freezing conditions. By 2030, scientists predict the dwarf planet's atmosphere to have completely collapsed into frost.

Space April 29, 2019

US Navy Drafts New Guidelines For Reporting UFO Sightings

Reports of UFO sightings from military personnel will now be subject to strict guidelines from the U.S. Navy. This is in response to a growing number of sailors allegedly witnessing unexplained aerial phenomena in American territories.

Space April 28, 2019

Scientists Develop Software That Simulates Sound Of Stars

What do stars sound like? A team of scientists in Wisconsin have successfully developed a software that can simulate the sound of stars.

Space April 28, 2019

Blue Origin Posts Mysterious Tweet With Image Of Antarctic Exploration Ship Endurance

Many speculated that Blue Origin is set to make an important announcement at the Satellite Conference in Washington DC this week. The space company's recent tweet suggested a possible lunar expedition.

Space April 29, 2019

FCC Gives Thumbs-Up To SpaceX Low Orbit Starlink Satellite Project

SpaceX claimed that by lowering the orbit of its satellites, a safer space environment would be ensured. The company submitted its request in November last year.

Space April 29, 2019

Startup Wants To Launch Dead Cat Into Space

With Celestis Pets, pet owners can now send their deceased pets' remains in space for a whopping price tag. Celestis Pets offers the world's first pet memorial spaceflight service.

Space April 29, 2019

Astronomers Debunk Stephen Hawking's Theory That Dark Matter Is Made Up Of Primordial Black Holes

The brilliant Stephen Hawking theorized that dark matter may be made up of ultra-tiny black holes created soon after the Big Bang. New research gives this theory a huge blow.

Space April 26, 2019

Astrophotographer Grant Petersen Used His Smartphone To Capture Image Of Saturn 'Touching' The Moon

A photographer was able to capture stunning images of the Saturn-moon conjunction with the use of his smartphone. The planet Saturn can be seen 'touching' the moon in the images.

Space April 27, 2019

Top Asteroid Experts To Practice Fake Asteroid Impact Scenario At 2019 Planetary Defense Conference

Top asteroid experts are coming together for the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference. In it, they will discuss defensive actions for a potentially hazardous asteroid impact through a simulation.

Space April 26, 2019

Japan's Hayabusa2 Creates First Ever Man-Made Crater On Asteroid

Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency released photos of the man-made crater blasted by its lander Hayabusa2 on the asteroid Ryugu. This historic feat will help JAXA's ongoing study on the primitive asteroid.

Space April 27, 2019

Life May Have Started In The Solar System Before Rocky Planets Like Earth Formed

Could life have preceded the planets? Scientists say yes, adding that primitive cosmic objects may have even seeded Earth with life in its early years.

Space April 26, 2019

Scientists Figure Out What Causes Sky-Glow 'STEVE'

What really causes the mysterious sky-glow dubbed STEVE? It has previously been discovered to not be an aurora, and now scientists know what causes them.

Space April 26, 2019

Hubble Measurements Show The Universe Is Expanding 9 Percent Faster Than Expected

The universe is expanding a lot faster than previously predicted. Now, astronomers are hunting for new possibilities and theories to explain the changing cosmic expansion.

Space April 25, 2019

Young Stars Can Often Destroy Atmospheres Of Earth-Like Planets

Researchers found that exoplanets orbiting M-dwarf stars would lose their Earth-like atmosphere within less than 1 million years. The new findings suggest that Earth-like planets around M-dwarfs are less likely to harbor extraterrestrial life.

Space April 25, 2019

China Wants To Build A Moon Base In The Lunar South Pole

China is setting its sights on the Moon. After the successful landing of its rover in the lunar far side this year, China announced that it will construct a scientific research station in the Moon's south pole.

Space April 25, 2019

China Releases New Images Of Dark Side Of The Moon

China is serious about its lunar and deep space exploration. The rover and lander tandem Chang’e-4 and Yutu-2 sent back fresh images showing the far side of the moon.

Space April 24, 2019

Marsquake: NASA'S InSight Lander Detects First Tremor In Planet Mars

Scientists were able to detect the first Marsquake via NASA's InSight lander. The recorded tremor was faint but was the kind that scientists have been waiting for for months.

Space April 24, 2019

NASA Is Building A Space Camera Watchdog That Will Seek Out Asteroid Threats

NEOCam had been proposed over 14 years ago, but it's still lacking funding to gain approval to launch. The last time the project received funding was in 2017.

Space April 24, 2019

NASA Reports Giant 'Jellyfish' Galaxy With 260,000-Light-Year Gas Tail

The James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to study the phenomenon behind the "jellyfish" galaxy upon its launch in 2021. ESO 137-001 is called a "jellyfish" galaxy because of the way blue stars formed within its tail.

Space April 23, 2019

NASA Gives Go Ahead For Dragon Cargo Launch Following Accident

SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft's resupply mission will proceed next week, according to a spokesperson from NASA. The confirmation came a few days after SpaceX's Crew Dragon had experienced an "anomaly" while performing static fire tests of its abort engines.

Space April 23, 2019

New 2020 Mars Rover Already Assembled In Preparation Of Testing For Next Year's Launch

NASA announced it’s on track in launching its Mars Rover in July 2020. In its clean room, the team had already assembled the parts using a method called stacking. It is now undergoing more tests, simulations, and checks.

Space April 22, 2019

ISS Crew Gets Special Easter Feast Delivered By Rocket

The current crew of the International Space Station got to celebrate Easter with a special meal that was included in last week's shipment. Like everyone on Earth, the astronauts in low-orbit also celebrate special holidays onboard the laboratory.

Space April 22, 2019

New Research Shows Mercury Could Have Solid Metal Core Just Like Earth

NASA scientists revealed that like Earth, Mercury has a liquid outer core and a solid inner core. The team used data from the previous MESSENGER mission to figure out the secrets underneath the smallest planet in the solar system.

Space April 20, 2019

Astronauts May Need To Wear Swimming Goggles In Space: Study

Astronauts on long-duration space missions may soon have to wear swimming goggles. Researchers of a new study reveal how this can protect their eye health.

Space April 19, 2019

Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit To Be Displayed 50 Years After Historic Moon Landing

The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has lined up several commemorative and educational activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. These will include a display featuring Neil Armstrong's spacesuit.

Space April 20, 2019

Hubble Captures Stunning Image Of Southern Crab Nebula For Its 29th Anniversary

To celebrate the 29th anniversary of the launch of Hubble Space Telescope, NASA and ESA released a stunning photo taken by the space telescope. Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 1990.

Space April 20, 2019

Pilot Legend And First Female Astronaut Candidate Jerrie Cobb Passes Away At 88

Jerrie Cobb, a gifted pilot who made history by becoming the first female astronaut candidate, passed away last month. She was one of the Mercury 13 women who passed the astronaut screening process but never made it to space.

Space April 19, 2019

NASA Releases Photo Of UK Taken From Space

The United Kingdom looked stunning from the International Space Station. NASA released an image of the British Isles and Ireland from low-Earth orbit, showing lush greenery and blue seas.

Space April 19, 2019

Massive Green Fireball Seen From Vermont To South Carolina

The East Coast night sky was illuminated by a massive green fireball last Tuesday evening. The light was so intense that the lightning detector on a satellite detected it.

Space April 18, 2019

Image Of Moon Surface Is The Last Photo Beresheet Took Before Crashing

SpaceIL shared the last photo that Beresheet took before it crash-landed on the lunar surface. The SpaceIL team continues to move forward as they prepare for Beresheet 2.0.

Space April 18, 2019

China Opens Desert Facility For Teens To Simulate Living In Mars

A simulated Mars base camp welcomed 100 students on Wednesday, April 17, for the first time. The facility allows visitors to experience what it would be like to live on the surface of the Red Planet.

Space April 18, 2019

Antares Rocket Blasts Off To Deliver Cygnus Cargo Ship To The ISS

Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft successfully lifted off on top of the Antares rocket for its 11th resupply mission to the ISS. The spacecraft will deliver scientific equipment and supplies that will support ongoing experiments onboard the orbiting laboratory.

Space April 18, 2019

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