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NASA's Dawn Captures Sharper Images Of Weird Bright Spots On Dwarf Planet Ceres

Dawn captured the most detailed pictures of Ceres as it orbits from a proximity of 22 miles above the surface. The new orbit allowed the spacecraft to get a sharper image of Ceres's weird bright spots at the Occator crater.

Space July 4, 2018

Rare Carbonaceous Dust Common In Milky Way Found 11 Billion Light-Years Away

Scientists found a distant galaxy that contains the same type of rare interstellar dust as the Milky Way. The galaxy was found after experts detected a gamma-ray burst emitted by an exploding star.

Space July 4, 2018

Superstar Eta Carinae Is Shooting Cosmic Rays To Earth

Through data from NASA’s NuSTAR telescope, astronomers confirmed the superstar Eta Carinae has been shooting cosmic rays to Earth. Before this, the origin of some unique X-rays and gamma rays detected on Earth was a mystery to experts.

Space July 4, 2018

Fragments Of Meteorites Possibly Recovered Off Washington Coast

The team scouring off the coast of Washington was positive that they recovered the fragments of the meteorite that crashed on March 7. A NASA scientist said it is the largest meteorite he has seen in 21 years.

Space July 4, 2018

Asteroids Came From Ancient Minor Planets That Shattered Into Smithereens

Ancient planets that formed during the early solar system gave birth to the asteroids in the main asteroid belt. This is what scientists at the University of Florida proposed to explain the existence of these bodies between Mars and Jupiter.

Space July 3, 2018

Researchers Detect High-Speed Jet Of Light From Neutron Star Merger

The first confirmed neutron star merger produced a jet of stellar material that researchers on Earth can see with visible light. This contradicts earlier predictions that the merger would create a wide-angle flow of light instead.

Space July 3, 2018

Collision With Massive Object Twice The Size Of Earth Gave Uranus Its Odd Tilt

A young protoplanet twice the size of Earth may have hit Uranus during the formation of the solar system about 4 billion years ago. The collision can help explain the gas giant's odd tilt, as well as shed light on other characteristics of the planet.

Space July 3, 2018

Astronomers Capture The First Verified Image Of An Alien World Being Born

Scientists discovered the first images of a baby planet, PDS 70b, being born. They used the SPHERE instrument on the ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) to capture it.

Space July 2, 2018

NASA’s Supersonic Quiet Aircraft For Commercial Travel Gets A New Name

NASA announced the official name for its experimental quiet supersonic aircraft. The moniker is a combination of an official designated title from the U.S. Army and a running inside joke within the space agency.

Space July 2, 2018

Astronomers Detect The Magnetic Field Left Over By A Supernova For The First Time

The remains of a supernova just 168,000 light-years from Earth just created a magnetic field shaped like a wheel. This is the first magnetic field from an exploding star recorded in human history.

Space July 2, 2018

Bizarre Blue Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Reflects Light In A Peculiar Way

Scientists found that an unusually blue asteroid that whizzed dangerously close to Earth last year is reflecting light in a peculiar way. The light that hits Phaethon is some of the most polarized light in the solar system.

Space July 2, 2018

NASA Starts Searching For Meteorites In Pacific Ocean With Help Of The Nautilus

NASA will search the ocean floor for a meteorite that caused a bright flash of light and mysterious boom when it crashed into Earth in March. NASA will be aided by a group of marine researchers and the Nautilus.

Space July 2, 2018

110-Year Anniversary: Tunguska Impact Event Remains A Mystery After A Century

What really caused the Tunguska event 110 years ago? Scientists believe it might have been a near-surface space rock explosion or an icy asteroid impact, but the answer remains a mystery.

Space July 1, 2018

India To Launch Chandrayaan-2 Mission That Will Hunt For Nuclear Fusion Fuel On The Moon

ISRO will launch the new moon mission Chandrayaan-2 to find traces of water and helium-3 on the lunar surface. The mission will make India the first country to visit the south side of the moon.

Space June 30, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Massive Globular Cluster That Hosts 10-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Hubble's Wide-Field Camera 3 or the WFC3 instrument captured images of the massive globular cluster NGC 6139 that orbits the Milky Way galaxy. The star cluster hosts stars that formed as early as 10 billion years ago.

Space June 30, 2018

Ex-NASA Scientist Says That UFOs Are Real And The Government Covers Up Alien Life

Physics Professor Kevin Knuth, an ex-NASA scientist, claimed that there are real UFO sightings covered up by the government. He wants scientists to study aliens.

Space June 30, 2018

Dazzling Galaxy Cluster Hiding In Plain Sight In Milky Way Neighborhood

A massive galaxy cluster was found camouflaged as a quasar just 2.4 billion light-years away. Scientists think there are more of these galaxy clusters hiding in plain sight close to the Milky Way.

Space June 29, 2018

Heavy Rain Carved Complex Network Of Valleys On Mars 3.8 Billion Years Ago

The networks of deep channels carved into the ground on Mars were caused by rain pummeling through the planet’s once-dense atmosphere. However, the bigger question is: Where has all the water gone?

Space June 29, 2018

NASA Reschedules James Webb Space Telescope Launch To 2021

NASA announced that the launch of James Webb Space Telescope will happen in March 2021. What influenced the decision of the space agency to push back the observatory's launch for the second time this year?

Space June 30, 2018

SpaceX 15th ISS Resupply Mission Launches Carrying AI Robot CIMON

Scientists experimented on the use of artificial intelligence to reduce stress levels of humans in space. The goal is also to simplify tasks so astronauts at the International Space Station can focus on other science projects.

Space July 1, 2018

Here’s When To Spot Giant Vesta Asteroid So You Won’t Wait Until After 2040

Astronomers said 4 Vesta, a massive asteroid, has swung by Earth at a close distance it has never been before. The giant asteroid has gotten so close that it is now visible to the naked eye.

Space June 29, 2018

New Study Shows How Truly Earth-Like Two Exoplanets May Be Because Of Axial Tilt

Researchers believe that Kepler-186f and 62f may be truly Earth-like in that they also have relatively stable axial tilts. What does this mean for the exoplanets' probability to host life?

Space June 28, 2018

Scientists Discover That The Milky Way Is Smothered In Gross 'Space Grease'

Scientists discovered the existence of 'space grease' and the quantity of it in the Milky Way galaxy. They recreated it in the lab to see how it absorbs certain kinds of light.

Space June 28, 2018

After 3 Years, Japan Probe Reaches Ryugu Asteroid: What Now?

The Hayabusa2 mission of the Japanese space agency rendezvoused with Ryugu asteroid after launching in 2014. It then began its 18-month stay in space to bring samples back to Earth to gain insights about the solar system’s formation.

Space June 28, 2018

Life On Mars Possibly Began 100 Million Years Earlier Than Earth

A new study found that Mars’ final crust hardened rapidly than how Earth’s crust was formed. This new finding suggested that Mars may have become habitable 100 million years earlier than Earth.

Space June 28, 2018

Researchers Find Origin Of Organic Sand On Saturn’s Largest Moon

The bizarre organic sands on Saturn’s icy moon Titan could have been formed right where they are, new research suggests. The Cassini mission discovered the long stretches of sand on the moon’s equator more than a decade ago.

Space June 29, 2018

Commercial Airlines Worried: Billionaire Space Race Means Heavier Air Traffic And More Flight Delays

Commercial airlines incurred excessive costs in effect of increasing number of space launches each year. A recent report estimated that companies spend an additional $70,000 for every 10 minutes of a flight delay.

Space June 28, 2018

Ocean World On Saturn’s Moon Enceladus Could Host Life With Newly Discovered Complex Organic Molecules

Heavier organic molecules with more sophisticated compositions were discovered for the first time on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The discovery suggested that the moon can be the most promising host to other life forms beyond Earth.

Space June 28, 2018

Remember Oumuamua? The Interstellar Asteroid Turns Out To Be A Comet After All

It appears that researchers have finally solved the Oumuamua mystery. The interstellar visitor is now known to be a comet, not an asteroid, as it accelerates in its exit from the Solar System.

Space June 28, 2018

Strongest Coffee In The World Is Headed To International Space Station

Death Wish Coffee is sending what is hailed as the world's strongest coffee to astronauts at the ISS. The blend contains 200 percent more caffeine than standard coffee.

Space June 27, 2018

First Human Mission To Binary Asteroid Will Help NASA Defend Earth From Possible Collisions

The European Space Agency announced an update on its Hera spacecraft that is set to be the first human mission heading to a binary asteroid. ESA said the spacecraft has entered its next engineering design phase.

Space June 27, 2018

Humans Need to Venture Beyond Earth, Become A ‘Spacefaring Civilization’: Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, tweeted Monday the need for humans to colonize space and extend life to other planets. The call came in response to a new study dwelling on the possibility of finding alien life in the universe.

Space June 27, 2018

How Much Personal Stuff Can Astronauts Bring To Space?

NASA instructor and flight controller Robert Frost answered the mind-boggling question of what personal items astronauts can bring to space. He also talked about what's inside the care package astronauts receive.

Space June 27, 2018

European Astronaut Explains Why Training With The Chinese Space Agency Makes All The Difference

China is inviting other members of the United Nations to send their proposals for future space experiments. Approved applicants can use the facilities in the China Space Station, which will be operational in 2023.

Space June 27, 2018

Mysterious Cosmic Explosion 100 Times Brighter Than A Supernova Baffles Scientists

Astronomers found what could be one of the most enigmatic objects in space today. An enormous cataclysm more powerful than a supernova was detected just 200 million light-years away.

Space June 27, 2018

Proof That Dark Matter Exists Could Be Found In Milky Way’s Satellite Galaxies

Scientists devised a new way to test if dark matter exists. The answer, they believe, could be found in the movements of stars in dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.

Space June 27, 2018

NASA Leads New Search For Alien Life With Scientists Developing Guidebook For Finding Biosignatures

NASA announced a new project aimed at searching extraterrestrial life among the thousands of exoplanets that had already been discovered in the past. The new project sought the participation of experts coming from different scientific disciplines.

Space June 27, 2018

Ryugu ‘Firefly Stone’ Asteroid Spells Good And Bad News For Japanese Spacecraft Hayabusa2

The Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 reached its nearest distance to its target asteroid, the Ryugu. A photo taken on June 24 revealed the interesting shape of the asteroid, which scientists found to be both interesting and challenging.

Space June 26, 2018

Advanced Alien Civilizations Could Be Living In Galaxy Clusters, And Humanity Would Do Well To Follow

Harvard astronomer Abraham Loeb proposed that the search for extraterrestrial life could yield better results in galaxy clusters. He also said humans are better off migrating to these clusters.

Space June 26, 2018

China's Tiangong-2 Space Station Dives Close To Earth: Will It Crash Like Its Predecessor?

On June 13, China's Tiangong-2 space station dropped from its normal orbit of 242 miles to 183 miles. Will it also fall back to Earth like the Tiangong-1?

Space June 26, 2018

Black Astronaut Jeanette Epps Hasn't Been Given Reason For Removal From International Space Station Mission

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps still hasn't been given the reason for the cancellation of her historic mission to the International Space Station. Epps was going to be the first long-term black crew member aboard the ISS.

Space June 25, 2018

The Largest Fireball Asteroid In 2018 Exploded Over Russia, But NASA Doesn't Notice It Until After Impact

A fireball asteroid struck Russia near the city of Lipestak on June 21. Although NASA promised to track asteroids, it failed to spot this one until after it reached the Earth.

Space June 25, 2018

Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin To Start Selling Tickets To Space Tourists By Next Year

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin revealed that it will start to sell tickets to space tourists starting 2019. How much is the estimated cost of each New Shepard capsule seat?

Space June 25, 2018

Japanese Neutrino Detector Uses Super-Pure Water To Detect Exploding Stars

The Japanese built the Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector, which contains water so pure it can dissolve metal. Super-K was made to help researchers spot neutrinos and find answers to the deepest questions humans have about the Universe.

Space June 26, 2018

The Milky Way Has Swallowed A Dozen Galaxies, And It’s Eating A New One Right Now

After investigating several globular clusters at the halo of the Milky Way, researchers concluded that the galaxy has been gobbling up several large galaxies for billions of years. It’s even eating one up right now.

Space June 25, 2018

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