'Marble Planet' Photo Of Jupiter Showcases Stunning Power Of Jovian Storms

Jupiter Marble, a reference to the classic Earth photo dubbed Blue Marble, shows the swirling clouds and storms of the gas giant. The photo was captured by the Juno spacecraft which has been studying Jupiter since 2016.

Space March 24, 2019

Japanese Scientists Figure Out Where Asteroid Ryugu Might Be From

Where exactly did the mysterious Ryugu asteroid come from? Japanese scientists think they now know the space rocks that could be its possible source parents.

Space March 23, 2019

CERN's Large Hadron Collider Experiment Unravels Why There Is More Matter Than Antimatter In The Universe

If matter and antimatter existed in equal parts after the Big Bang, they would have annihilated each other into energy. The LHCb experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider is starting to shed light on this mystery.

Space March 22, 2019

Queen Guitarist Brian May Shares Movie Of New Horizons Ultima Thule Flyby

Queen's guitarist and astrophysicist Dr. Brian May made a cool music video featuring the celestial object Ultima Thule. According to May, the video is packed with real science and astro technological achievements.

Space March 22, 2019

Scientists Put Mars 2020 Rover Through Its Paces

NASA engineers have been simulating the entry and landing of the Mars 2020 rover on the Red Planet in preparation for next year's launch. The rover will study the planet's habitability, including whether it harbored microbial life in the past.

Space March 21, 2019

Boeing Pushes Back Test Flights For NASA Human Spaceflight Program Till Later This Year

Boeing CST-100 Starliner's first uncrewed flight was moved to a later date, according to industry insiders. Instead of an April launch, the spacecraft's orbital flight test has been delayed for at least three months.

Space March 21, 2019

OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Detects Mysterious Plume Of Particles From Bennu Asteroid

OSIRIS-REx was in for some surprises as it orbited the asteroid Bennu. The small heavenly body doesn’t only have a more rugged terrain than anticipated, it is also throwing particle plumes.

Space March 20, 2019

Super Worm Moon: What Is It And What Time Should You Look Up To See It

A Super Worm Moon will take place on Wednesday, where the moon will be slightly bigger and brighter than ordinary nights. Skywatchers should check the skies right after local sunsets on Wednesday and Thursday.

Space March 20, 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Completes Final Maneuver Before Moon Landing Bid

Israel’s Beresheet lander made its final maneuver to the moon before its scheduled landing on April 11. It will enter the moon’s orbit on April 4 and will arrive at the Sea of Serenity.

Space March 20, 2019

SpaceX Ready To Test Heat Shields That Will Protect Interplanetary Starship During Re-Entry

Starship, SpaceX's interplanetary hopper, tested its new Raptor engine and heat shields. Test hops are underway for the space vehicle that aims to transport humans to Mars.

Space March 20, 2019

Carbon Monoxide In Planet's Atmosphere May Signal Existence Of Alien Life

Computer models show that ancient inhabited Earth have high levels of carbon monoxide. Planets around sun-like stars teeming with life and rich in oxygen may also have high amounts of carbon monoxide.

Space March 19, 2019

Scientists Detect 'Mini-Tremors' On Mars

NASA's InSight lander has detected microseisms, or continuous and ubiquitous tremors, on Mars. The faint humming was discovered in February, a few months after the lander had arrived on the Red Planet.

Space March 19, 2019

Superbugs On Space Station Helped Scientists Test Bug Killing Self-Regenerating Surface Coating

A coating called AGXX has been proven effective at killing bacteria in the International Space Station. Researchers said that the coating can be used in future missions to protect astronauts from infection while they journey into deep space.

Space March 19, 2019

NASA Detects Asteroid Explosion 10 Times More Powerful Than Hiroshima Bomb

The third most powerful fireball in modern history exploded in Russia last December. This ball of fire unleashed energy that is 10 times greater than the "Little Boy".

Space March 20, 2019

NASA Scientists Create Exoplanet Atmosphere In Lab

Exoplanets are planets that orbit another star. To further understand how the atmospheres of exoplanets known as hot Jupiters are formed, NASA combined chemicals and heated them in a furnace, inside a lab.

Space March 19, 2019

Spaceflight Can Reactivate Dormant Viruses In Astronauts, NASA Study Reveals

Urine, blood, and saliva samples taken from astronauts show immune cells that eliminate and suppress viruses are less effective during spaceflight and even 60 days after that. Stress hormones also increase during spaceflight.

Space March 17, 2019

NASA's Pathfinder Mission May Have Landed Near Ancient Mars Sea In 1997

The Mars Pathfinder mission ended 22 years ago but brought back new information about the red planet. Who would’ve known that the Pathfinder rover landed near an ancient inland sea on Mars?

Space March 16, 2019

Space Orbiter Captures Image Of 'Hairy Blue Spider' On Planet Mars

Incredible new images from the ExoMars mission show the surface of Mars. One of the photos appear to show 'hairy spiders' that are actually the result of dust devil activity.

Space March 16, 2019

New Calculations Reveal Venus Is Not The Closest Planet To Earth

Scientists found that contrary to popular belief, the Earth's closest neighbor is not Venus. The formula used to measure distances between planets were not as accurate as people thought it was.

Space March 16, 2019

NASA Is Considering Flying Commercial Space Flights Signaling Shift In Space Industry

NASA might have to change the way it conducts its deep space mission to make next year's Orion uncrewed flight around the Moon possible. The space agency might use a commercial rocket to launch the spacecraft.

Space March 16, 2019

Astronauts Who Survived 2018 Failed Soyuz Launch Blast Off To International Space Station

Five months after they were forced to make an emergency landing following a malfunction on the Soyuz, two astronauts complete a successful journey to the ISS on the very same spacecraft.

Space March 15, 2019

UK Royal Mint Celebrates Stephen Hawking With Commemorative Coin That Features A Black Hole

To mark the first anniversary of Stephen Hawking’s death, the Royal Mint of the United Kingdom has issued a fancy new coin to honor the late physicist. The special coins are all sold out.

Space March 16, 2019

The Pentagon Reportedly Needs $14.1 Billion For A Space Force

The U.S. Department of Defense is requesting $14.1 billion to develop the country’s space force. The main goal of the Space Force is to protect U.S. and allied interests in space.

Space March 14, 2019

SpaceX May Be Likeliest Contender To Win Moon Rocket Contract

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said that the space agency is considering the use of a commercial rocket to launch the Orion crew capsule next year. He told a Senate committee that the SLS will not be ready by June 2020.

Space March 14, 2019

NASA Unveils Opportunity Rover's Last Set Of Photos

Mars Opportunity might have perished in a planet-wide dust storm in June, but it continues to provide data about the Red Planet to NASA. The space agency published one of the final photos they received from the 15-year-old rover.

Space March 13, 2019

NASA Boss Jim Bridenstine Says First Person To Step On Mars Likely To Be A Woman

The head of NASA reveals that the first human to visit Mars is likely to be a woman. Future missions to the moon will also include women, which will be the first time in history.

Space March 13, 2019

NASA Wants To Open 50-Year-Old Moon Samples From Apollo Missions

NASA is opening lunar samples for the first time since the Apollo program ended nearly 50 years ago. Two teams of scientists were granted permission to study the samples in preparation for the space agency's planned return to the moon.

Space March 13, 2019

Astronomers Find Dust Ring Floating Around Mercury's Orbit

A pair of solar scientists found Mercury's dust ring while searching for the dust-free region around the sun. The study could aid scientists to understand how planets formed in the solar system billions of years ago.

Space March 13, 2019

Toyota Is Building Japan's Fuel Cell-Powered Moon Rover

Toyota sets its sights on the moon as it partners with JAXA for a self-driving vehicle that will keep astronauts impressively mobile on the moon.

Space March 12, 2019

'Earthie' Plushie Toy Sold Out After Making Waves Onboard The ISS

SpaceX's 'super high tech zero-g indicator' plushie has sold out, according to its maker Celestial Buddies. The company promised that the famous toy will go back in stock in April.

Space March 12, 2019

Greenland Ice Cores Reveal Massive Solar Storm Hit Earth 2,700 Years Ago

Analysis of ice cores from Greenland showed a massive solar storm known as solar proton event hit Earth in 660 BC. How strong was it and what could happen if it occurs today?

Space March 12, 2019

New White House Budget May Further Delay Launch Of NASA's Space Launch System Rocket

The newly released budget request for NASA's 2020 fiscal year spells plenty of delays and terminations, but NASA assures the slashed budget is a win for the space agency. One of the projects that is halted is the upgraded Space Launch System.

Space March 11, 2019

WATCH: Optical Illusion Video Shows The Moon Yo-Yo Across The Sun

NASA captured strange images of the moon moving back and forth across the surface of the sun. This event called retrograde motion also happens when outer planets that move slower into their orbits are observed from Earth.

Space March 12, 2019

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Spots Water Molecules Around The Moon

Scientists working on the NASA-commissioned research Lyman Alpha Mapping Project have successfully observed water molecules sparsely scattered on the surface of the moon. This new research can shed light on the lunar water movement.

Space March 12, 2019

Elon Musk And Roscosmos Head Rogozin Have Friendly Exchange On Twitter

The Russian space agency chief took to Twitter to congratulate SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Earlier this week, Musk also praised Russia for its excellent rocket engineering and its best engine currently flying, referring to the RD-180 liquid-fueled engine.

Space March 10, 2019

NASA's New Horizons Team Releases 3D Images Of Ultima Thule

It's time to bring out the 3D glasses or practice crossing the eyes. NASA released new images of Ultima Thule, showing the KBO in 3D.

Space March 9, 2019

Moon Coloration Could Be Sunburn Scars On Lunar Surface

A report from NASA explained how the moon can get what seems like sunburn scars. The harsh particles and radiation emitted by the sun showed that it can cause moon coloration, thus affecting the lunar surface's appearance.

Space March 9, 2019

LOOK: Hubble Image Shows 2 Galaxies Colliding

A new image from NASA and ESA's Hubble Space Telescope shows two galaxies colliding. The two galaxies were initially thought to be a single, irregularly shaped galaxy.

Space March 9, 2019

Russia's Roscosmos May Have Concerns About Success Of SpaceX Dragon Tests

The Russian space corporation Roscosmos has issued congratulatory messages to its colleagues at NASA after the Crew Dragon's launch and docking. However, the Russians do not seem ecstatic for the mission's success.

Space March 9, 2019

Israel Lunar Mission Beresheet Completes Another Maneuver On Its Way To The Moon

Israel’s Beresheet lander successfully made another maneuver to the moon after a computer glitch on Feb. 25. If successful, the spacecraft will be the first privately-funded mission to land on the lunar surface.

Space March 9, 2019

Blowing Up Large Earth-Killing Asteroids Not A Solution, Research Says

Recent findings showed destroying killer asteroids is a lot more difficult than previously thought. Scientists observed in a new asteroid collision model that even though a killer asteroid is bigger, it does not necessarily mean it is weaker.

Space March 9, 2019

Alien Life Possible In Planets Around Binary Stars In 'Goldilocks Zones'

New research claimed that planets which are part of a binary system might support life. The conditions near two orbiting stars can support the existence of water and might be suitable for complex molecules to jump-start life.

Space March 9, 2019

Astronomers Estimate Weight Of Milky Way Using Data From Hubble And Gaia Space Telescopes

How much does the Milky Way really weigh? With the combination of data from Gaia and Hubble, scientists finally find the answer after years of uncertainty about the galaxy's mass.

Space March 8, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set To Return To Earth From Inaugural Mission

The Crew Dragon is set to return to Earth after five days of being docked to the International Space Station. It now has to prove that it can safely return home in one piece.

Space March 8, 2019

Another Dimming EPIC Star Is Likely An Alien Planet, Astronomers Say

Scientists observed irregular light patterns from a newly discovered red dwarf star called EPIC 204376071. The material that passes in front of it dimmed the star for up to 80 percent.

Space March 8, 2019

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