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LOOK: The Hubble Space Telescope Just Captured An ‘Einstein Ring’

When a cluster of galaxies create a massive gravitational pull against each another, it often results in what’s called gravitational lensing. The Hubble Space Telescope just captured one.

Space April 9, 2018

Jupiter Shines Bright In April Night Sky For Stargazers: Here's How To See The 'Jupiter Triangle'

Jupiter, which will be shining bright in the night sky starting this April, is part of a new celestial formation named the 'Jupiter Triangle.' Here's how to see it, according to astronomer Joe Rao.

Space April 9, 2018

NASA Will Soon Launch TESS: The Kepler Successor Will Look For Earth 2.0 And Alien Life

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, will launch on April 16. The TESS mission is the next attempt of NASA to search for exoplanets, continuing the work of the Kepler space telescope.

Space April 9, 2018

NASA MRO Image Features Stunning Dune Gullies At Matara Crater On Mars

The HiRISE instrument onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured image of gullies that formed on the sand dunes of Matara Crater on the Red Planet. How did these gullies form?

Space April 8, 2018

NASA's First Mission To Sun Arrives In Florida To Start Final Preparations For July Launch

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, humanity's first mission to the sun, is now at the Sunshine State to prepare for its launch. Here's what the solar probe would go through over the next several months.

Space April 8, 2018

Gene Therapy Could Be Key To Survival Of Astronauts In Deep Space Mission To Mars

High-dose radiation in space could be deadly for astronauts on a mission to planet Mars. What are ways through which gene therapy can increase their odds for survival?

Space April 8, 2018

First Luxury Space Hotel To Offer 'Astronaut In Training' Experience For $9.5 Million

Aurora Station guests can enjoy out-of-this-world comfort with a spacious facility while completing their 12-day basic spaceflight training. By the end of the orbital vacation, they are coming home with an astronaut certification from Orion Span.

Space April 7, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Video Cut Short Due To Obscure 1992 Law

SpaceX had to cut short its recent Falcon 9 launch video due to an obscure law that was passed in 1992. The law is said to be protecting national security, but it is unclear how exactly it does that.

Space April 8, 2018

ALMA Observations Show Dark Matter Does Not Interact With Itself

An earlier study of the galaxy cluster Abell 3827 deduced that dark matter can interact with other forces other than gravity. New observations made with Atacama Large Millimeter Array challenged the findings.

Space April 6, 2018

So NASA Just Sent Sperm To The International Space Station

Right now, in the International Space Station, astronauts are recording video of sperm cells — for science. NASA wants to study how human reproduction works in microgravity.

Space April 6, 2018

Aurora Station, The First Ever Luxury Space Hotel, Will Open Its Doors In 2022

Aurora Station, the first-ever luxury space hotel, will look to make space tourism relatively cheaper. The modular space station will launch in late 2021 and open its doors in 2022 for guests who will be able to afford it.

Space April 6, 2018

Astronomers Spot 72 Mysterious Cosmic Flashes While Searching For Dark Energy

Astronomers think a series of 72 cosmic flashes may have been supernovae, though it’s possible they belong to another category altogether. They’re just as bright as supernovae, but only visible for far shorter periods.

Space April 6, 2018

Lunar XPRIZE Relaunches Moon Mission This Time Without A Cash Incentive or Google

XPRIZE announced the relaunch of its proprietary moon mission, the Lunar XPRIZE. This time, the participating teams will not receive cash prizes, although the experience should be enough to advance their space exploration capabilities.

Space April 7, 2018

CERN Scientists Take Most Precise Measurement Of Antimatter

Physicists can now measure antimatter more precisely at a difference of a few parts of a trillion. However, this new finding further mystifies the formation of the universe and why antimatter does not exist.

Space April 6, 2018

Animated Maps Of Mars Reveal Where Humans Can Build First Martian Colony

To build a human colony on Mars, a suitable location must first be determined. Using existing data from NASA and ASU, researchers from the Netherlands have identified several locations where crops can grow and sustain communities.

Space April 5, 2018

Substantial Lack Of Phosphorus In The Universe Makes Finding Alien Life Unlikely

The cosmos substantially lacks phosphorus, which is why scientists have yet to confirm the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations. What caused Earth to have high amounts of the life-giving element?

Space April 5, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Is Letting Scientists Classify Planets And Predict The Probability Of The Existence Of Life

Scientists are using a new AI program to determine which newly discovered planets have the ability to sustain life. This could allow those worlds to be classified in a way to identify which ones deserve further study.

Space April 5, 2018

India Loses Contact With Brand New Satellite: Will It Crash Like The Tiangong-1?

The Indian Space Research Organisation lost contact with the GSAT 6A satellite, which was just launched several days ago. Will the GSAT 6A crash back to Earth just like the Chinese space station Tiangong-1?

Space April 4, 2018

Scientists Find Evidence Of 10,000 Black Holes Surrounding The Center Of The Milky Way Galaxy

There is already a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Now scientists have found many smaller ones. Scientists found thousands of smaller black holes surrounding it.

Space April 6, 2018

The Milky Way Is Still Growing, And It Is Growing Faster Than The Speed Of Sound

Researchers find that the Milky Way galaxy hasn't stopped growing and is growing at an extremely rapid rate. The Milky Way is growing faster than the speed of sound.

Space April 4, 2018

NASA Starts Development Of Supersonic Speed Plane That Only Gets As Loud As A ‘Car Door Closing’

NASA is in the early stages of developing a supersonic plane with Lockheed Martin. The project aims to address the loud sonic booms produced by such planes, which could potentially bring them back to the commercial flight industry.

Space April 4, 2018

Astronomers Discover Formation Of 4,000 Infant Galaxies In Distant Stars

Galaxies have become a trivial phenomenon of the past and the future. Using space telescopes, astronomers discovered infant galaxies that are 30 times younger than the Milky Way and are expected to grow over time.

Space April 5, 2018

Debris Collector Launched Inside Falcon 9 May Help Solve Space Junk Problem

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is delivering more than just supplies and scientific equipment. It contains a revolutionary RemoveDebris collector that may be the ultimate solution to the Earth’s space junk problem.

Space April 5, 2018

Researchers Insist NASA Used Robot Bees To Explore The Surface Of Mars Instead Of Bulky Rovers

A team of researchers is proposing an alternative to the expensive rovers that NASA keeps sending to Mars. This new plan involves sending robot bees to the red planet.

Space April 4, 2018

Hubble Telescope Able To See Most Distant Star Due To Rare Cosmic Alignment

The Hubble Space Telescope was able to capture the most distant star with the help from a rare cosmic alignment. Scientists have named the newly discovered star Icarus.

Space April 2, 2018

Experts Theorize That Universe Will End When It Collides With A Bubble Of Negative Energy

There is a new theory that the Universe will end when it collides with a bubble of negative energy. Scientists warn that this process may have already begun to take place.

Space April 2, 2018

NASA Invests In Visionary Space Technologies Including Meteoroid Impact Detection, Shapeshifters

NASA is investing up to $500,000 to 25 technologies designed to improve space explorations. The U.S. space agency said projects will undergo first and second phases to give innovators the opportunity to improve their technologies and ensure its technical feasibility.

Space April 3, 2018

The Tiangong-1 Space Station Just Missed Point Nemo, The Spacecraft Graveyard In The Pacific Ocean

The Tiangong-1 has finally fallen to Earth on Easter Sunday, without causing any damage to populated areas. The Chinese space station just missed Point Nemo, which is also known as the 'spacecraft graveyard.'

Space April 2, 2018

Tiangong-1 Space Station Finally Falls To Earth, But Not Really Because It Mostly Burned Up

The Tiangong-1 space station burned up as it entered Earth again after launching in 2011. China is reportedly preparing for a more permanent space station in the next decade.

Space April 2, 2018

SpaceX Gets The Green Light For Falcon 9 Launch In Cape Canaveral

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is now ready to take off, April 2, from Cape Canaveral in Florida as it receives 80 percent clearance from the Air Force. Launch window will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Space April 2, 2018

Tupperware Helps NASA Astronauts Grow Healthier Vegetables In Space

Plasticware company Tupperware helped design the new plant growing system PONDS for use at the ISS. How is this better than Veggie system when it comes to growing plants in space?

Space March 30, 2018

Comet Sheds Light Into The Origins Of The Solar System, Providing Clues About Its Earliest History

Samples taken from a comet may shed light on just how the solar system formed. The dust particles date from the time of the formation of the solar system and could give clues to the possible origin.

Space March 30, 2018

The FCC Gave SpaceX Permission To Build High-Speed Satellite Internet Service, Starlink

SpaceX was authorized by the FCC to build its broadband satellite service. This will give SpaceX the ability to give huge swaths of the U.S. internet access.

Space March 30, 2018

Used SpaceX Falcon 9 Rockets Used To Launch 10 Iridium Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets have shown their worth by being reused to launch 10 Iridium Communications satellites into space. It was the first anniversary of the first launch of the Falcon 9 rockets.

Space March 30, 2018

Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Thriving In The Clouds Of Planet Venus

Could the clouds of Venus actually host extraterrestrial life? Researchers of a new study said that the dark patches in the clouds of the planet could be comparable to algae blooms.

Space March 31, 2018

Blue Moon Rising This Easter Weekend Will Be The Last Until 2020

The parade of planets shone brightly at the start of March but now, it is time for the blue moon to rise and shine. Take time to watch the blue moon this Easter weekend because the next one won't be rising until 2020.

Space March 30, 2018

The Falling Chinese Space Station Will Crash To Earth On Easter Sunday: Here's Where Debris May Land

Tiangong-1, the falling Chinese space station, will crash back to Earth on Easter Sunday. Here's where the debris is predicted to land and what you should do if you see some of the space station's pieces.

Space March 30, 2018

A Closer Look At DF2, The Mysterious Dark Matter-Deficient Galaxy That Is Bending The Rules Of Space

Experts can't still fully explain the science behind the mysterious galaxy NGC 1052-DF2. Scientists are determined to find other dark matter-deficient galaxies that reverse everything that is known about how galaxies are formed.

Space March 30, 2018

Turns Out Mars One Mission To Send Humans To Mars Is A Scam, Says Report

In one of those too good to be true situations, an in-depth report reveals that the Mars One company who planned to send people to Mars is a scam. It paints a picture of a dysfunctional project that isn't ready to fulfill any of its promises.

Space March 29, 2018

With The Launch Of TESS, NASA Heads Into 'New Era Of Exoplanet Research'

NASA hopes to find even more Earth-sized exoplanets with its forthcoming TESS mission. The new satellite will continue the work of the Kepler Space Telescope, which is expected to run out of fuel soon.

Space March 29, 2018

Young Earth Likely Had Water Even Before Giant Collision That Formed Moon

A new research suggests that proto-Earth had water even before the collision that led to the Moon’s formation. This fresh theory contradicts common proposition that Earth’s water came after the meshing of elements with Theia.

Space March 29, 2018

Scientists Discover Galaxy With No Dark Matter, Which Ironically Proves That Dark Matter Is Real

Scientists have discovered a faraway galaxy without dark matter, a mysterious material that is believed to be present throughout the universe. Ironically, the absence of dark matter may prove that it exists.

Space March 29, 2018

Newly Discovered Earth-Sized Metallic Exoplanet Is Just As Dense As Mercury

A new exoplanet has been discovered that could shed some light on the formation of Mercury. What scientists found was that it was just as dense as Mercury and is the size of Earth.

Space March 28, 2018

Gas Giant's Gravitational Tug May Have Caused Cigar-Like Shape Of Interstellar Asteroid 'Oumuamua

'Oumuamua’s appearance is different from what scientists predicted an interstellar asteroid would look like. Researchers now think that gravitational stretching could be behind the space rock’s cigar-like shape.

Space March 28, 2018

China's Space Station Actually Had A Productive Lifetime Despite Devastating Fate

Although it's crashing back to Earth in an uncontrolled reentry, the Tiangong-1 has achieved impressive feats throughout its lifetime. For instance, it has helped in providing emergency control during two major global disasters.

Space March 29, 2018

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