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UFO Crash In China Explained: It Really Did Come From Space

A crashed UFO was found in a forest in China by a pair of power plant employees while on their way to work. The discovery prompted an immediate investigation, determining that the mysterious metallic object really did come from space.

Space May 30, 2018

NASA Astronaut Explains What It's Like To Poop In A $19,000 Toilet In Space

After returning to Earth from 665 days in space, a NASA astronaut described the toilet on the International Space Station. She explained the difficulties with defecation in space.

Space May 29, 2018

China Invites The World To Collaborate In Its Space Station Expected To Launch In 2022

China will be launching its own space station in 2022 called the China Space Station. It has said that all countries, no matter how small, will be able to work in the new space station.

Space May 29, 2018

Scientists Find 840 Icy Little Planets Beyond Neptune, Say There Could Be Hundreds Of Thousands More

A five-year survey of the outer reaches of the solar system has led scientists to discover as many as 840 previously unknown small planets. They believe there could be as many as 90,000 little icy worlds more.

Space May 29, 2018

US Startup Rocket Lab Gears Up On Upcoming Launch Of First Commercial Spaceflight

Rocket Lab is sending its Electron rocket into space sometime between June 23 and July 6. Unlike SpaceX’s Falcon 9, the Pasadena-based company is a dedicated launcher of smaller satellites into the planet’s orbit.

Space May 29, 2018

Mars Rocks In Ancient Lakes May Hold Proof Of Life

Mars rocks found near the sites of ancient lakes may hold proof that microbes on Mars once existed. Researchers have mapped out a field guide for future Mars missions, showing where to look for the fossils.

Space May 28, 2018

Alan Bean, Apollo 12 Astronaut And Fourth Man On The Moon, Dies At Age 86

Astronaut Alan Bean passed away at the age of 86 in Houston. He was the fourth person to ever walk on the moon during the Apollo 12 mission in 1969.

Space May 26, 2018

Astronaut Ordered Pizza While On Space Shuttle So It Could Be 'Hot And Ready' When He Landed

An astronaut decided to order pizza while his space shuttle is on its descent to earth. The astronaut recalled the story after the screening of the National Geographic documentary, "One Strange Rock".

Space May 30, 2018

NASA's Physics-Defying Rocket Propulsion Engine EmDrive Does Not Work, New Experiment Reveals

NASA researchers who tested the EmDrive reported that they were able to measure some thrust. The new experiment, however, suggests the thrust may have come from a secondary source.

Space May 26, 2018

Donald Trump Signs Directive To Modernize US Commercial Space Travel Policy

President Donald Trump signed the Space Policy Directive-2 to allow flexibility for private companies that are developing technologies for future commercial space travels. The White House said Trump wants American companies to be globally competitive in the industry.

Space May 26, 2018

Scientists Trying To Take First Picture Of Black Hole Still Haven't Released Image But Provided Data From The Project

Astrophysicists behind the Event Horizon Telescope and the first to photograph a black hole have released the initial data from the project. Scientists are still working on releasing the first image of a black hole.

Space May 29, 2018

U.S. Postal Service Honors Space Pioneer Sally Ride With A Forever Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service released a Forever stamp that commemorates Dr. Sally Ride. The former NASA astronaut and physics professor inspired generations of students to learn more about space.

Space May 24, 2018

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover Successfully Drills Duluth Rock After More Than A Year Of Drilling Hiatus

Mars Curiosity rover has been on a drilling hiatus since late 2016 after its drill broke down but a new drilling method overcame the mechanical problem. How does feed extended drilling work?

Space May 24, 2018

Dwarf Planet Pluto Could Be A Giant Comet

Building on data from New Horizons and Rosetta mission on comet 67P, scientists presented ‘the giant comet cosmochemical model of Pluto formation.’ The team floated the idea that Pluto could actually be a giant comet after all.

Space May 24, 2018

New NOAA Weather Satellite Suffers Cooling System Malfunction: How Will This Affect GOES-17?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is investigating a cooling system malfunction with the Advanced Baseline Imager of GOES-17. The issue is preventing the new NOAA weather satellite from taking infrared images for 12 hours each day.

Space May 24, 2018

Astronauts To Mars May Protect Themselves From Cosmic Radiation Effects Like Memory Loss By Taking Drug

Astronauts in deep space missions may suffer from memory loss due to their exposure to cosmic radiation. Scientists, however, have identified a drug that will prevent the astronauts from experiencing impaired memory functions.

Space May 23, 2018

Computer Simulations Reveal That Saturn's Inner Moons Got Their Odd Shapes From Collisions And Mergers

Scientists have long wondered why Saturn's inner moons are oddly shaped. A new study reveals that the moons' shapes are due to collisions and mergers.

Space May 22, 2018

China Launches Satellite For Moon Mission: What Is ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’?

China took what it described as a major step toward being the first in the world to set up a communication satellite from the ‘dark side of the moon.’ The country launched a relay satellite named Queqiao or Magpie Bridge on May 21.

Space May 22, 2018

NASA Launches GRACE-FO Mission Satellites Into Orbit

NASA has launched two new satellites atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on May 22 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellites, called GRACE-FO, will be used to keep an eye on the changes and movement of water on Earth.

Space May 23, 2018

Elon Musk Leaks Image Of An Exclusive Sneak Peak Of The SpaceX Crew Dragon

Elon Musk shared a photo to social media of the SpaceX Crew Dragon in May 2018. The spacecraft is currently being tested to handle up to seven passengers in space.

Space May 21, 2018

NASA Creating Coldest Spot In The Universe That Is 10 Billion Times Colder Than Vacuum Of Space

NASA will be using lasers on the International Space Station to create the coldest spot in the universe. This spot will be 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space.

Space May 21, 2018

Interstellar Immigrant Has Been Caught In Jupiter's Orbit For 4.5 Billion Years: Where Did This Asteroid Come From?

Scientists just found this solar system's first interstellar immigrant, an object from outside that has now been in Jupiter's orbit for 4.5 billion years. Where did this interstellar object come from?

Space May 21, 2018

The First Private Rocket Launch In China Reaches 127,000 Feet: Following The Footsteps Of SpaceX

OneSpace Technologies became the first among private space companies in China to launch a rocket, after the successful maiden flight of the OS-X. OneSpace is following the footsteps of SpaceX, which is behind the Falcon 9 rocket.

Space May 20, 2018

NASA Exoplanet Hunter TESS Takes Test Image As It Gets Gravity Boost From The Moon

NASA's exoplanet hunting spacecraft TESS snapped a photograph as it made its way pay the moon, thanks to a gravity assist. TESS will be hunting for exoplanets and is expected to find thousands.

Space May 18, 2018

China Launching Satellite To Study Far Side Of The Moon On May 21

China is getting ready to launch its satellite that will study the far side of the Moon, which is tidally locked and perpetually facing away from Earth. The satellite is a preparation for a rover China will send in the future.

Space May 18, 2018

NASA Will Test A New Method To Fix Mars Curiosity Rover's Drill On May 19

NASA is testing a new technique that might allow the Mars Curiosity rover to drill again. In 2016, a mechanical failure with the brake caused the drill to stop working.

Space May 18, 2018

Scientists May Have Found Evidence Of Planet Nine Due To Strange Orbit Of Trans Neptunian Object

Scientists have theorized that there may be a ninth planet in the solar system due to strange orbits that many Trans Neptunian objects have. One of those objects may have just delivered evidence of a ninth planet.

Space May 17, 2018

International Space Station Privatization By 2025 Will Likely Not Happen, NASA Says

The Trump administration proposed to hand over the International Space Station to the private sector by 2025. A NASA inspector general, however, said that ISS privatization will likely not happen.

Space May 17, 2018

Stars Found To Have Formed Only 250 Million Years After The Big Bang

Astronomers have found stars that formed just 250 million years after the Big Bang. This is the first time that astronomers have detected stars that are that old.

Space May 16, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Final Book 'Brief Answers to the Big Question' Will Be Released In October 2018

UK publisher John Murray announced it is releasing Stephen Hawking's final book in October 2018. The book will cover artificial intelligence, black holes, and alien intelligence.

Space May 16, 2018

NASA Astronauts Make Improvements To International Space Station During Spacewalk

NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold performed a spacewalk to fix items outside of the International Space Station. They worked on the space station’s cooling system, a communications receiver, and installed communications equipment.

Space May 16, 2018

‘Lost’ And Found Asteroid Safely Sweeps Past Earth On May 15

Asteroid 2010 WC9, an Apollo-type space rock, made a safe flyby close to Earth on May 15. NASA said it is the closest distance it can get for at least two centuries.

Space May 16, 2018

On The Way To Mars, NASA Satellite Snaps A Photo Of Earth And Moon

The MarCO CubeSats accompanying the InSight lander headed to Mars wanted to check if the journey is going well, so it snapped a photo of its antenna. But there were a couple of photobombers.

Space May 16, 2018

Nonprofit Company Plans To Print All 25 Million English Wikipedia Pages And Send Them To The Moon

A nonprofit company revealed its plan to print out all of the pages in the English archive of Wikipedia on metal sheets and send them to the moon. The sheets will be thinner than human hair.

Space May 16, 2018

Scientists Say Earth's Acidic Streams Suggest 12,000 Olympic-Sized Pools Of Evidence Of Life On Mars

Scientists believe that there is a connection between the acidic streams on Earth and potential life on Mars. They studied acidic streams in Dorset, an area in the United Kingdom.

Space May 15, 2018

Laser Blasts From Ant Nebula Signal ‘Dramatic’ Death Of A Twin Star System

Unusual laser beams were detected in the core of Ant Nebula as shown in the data by the Herschel Space Observatory. Astronomers said this phenomenon could mean the presence of a two-star system.

Space May 21, 2018

SkyMapper Telescope Detects Fastest Growing Black Hole In The Universe

Astronomers found the fastest growing black hole outside the Milky Way. They reported that the size of the supermassive black hole is comparable to 20 billion stars combined with a growth rate of 1 percent per 1 million years.

Space May 15, 2018

NASA Finds Evidence That Spacecraft Flew Through Water Plume On Jupiter's Moon Europa Back In 1997

Old data from the Jupiter probe Galileo shows that it flew through a water plume on the moon of Europa. Although the data has been available for more than 20 years, scientists were just able to see this now.

Space May 15, 2018

Universes In The Multiverse Are Potentially Hospitable To Life: Study

Computer simulations of the cosmos revealed that higher amount of dark energy would still allow life to exist in other universes if they exist. Why does it pose a problem to the multiverse theory?

Space May 14, 2018

Earth To Have Close Encounter With 'Lost' Asteroid This Week: Is There Reason To Worry?

The May 15 pass will be Earth's closest encounter for an asteroid the size of 2010 WC9, a space rock larger than the Chelyabinsk meteor that injured 1,600 in 2013. Does this 'lost' asteroid pose significant threat?

Space May 14, 2018

The Sun Will Turn Into A Luminous Gas When It Dies: What Is A Planetary Nebula?

The sun will turn into a luminous planetary nebula when it dies in approximately 5 billion years. As the sun ages, its temperature will reach up to 30,000 degrees Celsius, eventually engulfing Mercury and Venus.

Space May 14, 2018

Asteroid Possibly Longer Than Football Field Will Soon Have Near-Earth Encounter

An asteroid that may be longer than a football field will zoom past Earth on May 15. According to NASA, it will be the closest flyby for an asteroid of its size in almost 300 years.

Space May 13, 2018

NASA Astronaut Receives Honorary Degree From Purdue University Aboard The International Space Station

Purdue University connected live to the International Space Station to award NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel an honorary Doctor of Science degree. Feustel is a veteran spacewalker despite having a mild fear of heights.

Space May 12, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 Launch And Landing Successful: Here's What This Means For Space Travel

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket launched and landed successfully in its first flight. The milestone is a big deal for space travel, as it progresses the goal of developing reusable rockets and spacecraft.

Space May 12, 2018

NASA Will Send An Autonomous Helicopter To Mars During The 2020 Mission To Take Photos

NASA announced that an autonomous helicopter will join a rover for the Mars 2020 mission. The helicopter will fly around Mars and take bird's-eye view photos of the planet.

Space May 11, 2018

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