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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

Scientists Discover New Strong Bacteria That Could Help Us Find Aliens On Mars: What Is Chroococcidiopsis?

Scientists revealed that a type of cyanobacteria called chroococcidiopsis absorbs low light and still produces oxygen. This organism can be used to help humans explore Mars.

Space June 15, 2018

Tech Guru Nathan Myhrvold Explains Why NASA Is Very Wrong About Asteroids In Peer-Reviewed Study

Dr. Nathan Myhrvold believes that NASA's NEOWISE project has inaccurate data about asteroids. In 2018, his work was peer-reviewed and published by scientific journal 'Icarus.'

Space June 15, 2018

The U.S. Government Criticizes NASA In Scornful Report, Hearing Regarding Overbudgeted Projects

The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee grilled some of NASA’s top leaders on Capitol Hill. Both parties discussed reasons why the space agency was behind on critical projects that often went overbudget.

Space June 15, 2018

Ridley Scott Designs ISS Patch With Saintly Female Astronaut Resembling Renaissance Art

Ridley Scott was tasked to create the mission patch that will represent all projects launching to the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory for the whole year. The final design of the emblem was revealed on June 13.

Space June 15, 2018

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

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