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Gravitational Waves Detected From Biggest Black Hole Collision Ever Observed

Scientists detected four black holes collision by re-analyzing data from the first two observing runs of Advanced LIGO. One of these mergers was so powerful it produced gravitational waves and resulted in the birth of a massive black hole.

Space December 5, 2018

Astronauts Aboard Soyuz Rocket Safely Reach ISS

The three new crew of the orbiting outpost lifted off without a hitch on Monday, Dec. 3, from Kazakhstan. The Soyuz capsule carrying the astronaut reached the ISS six hours later.

Space December 4, 2018

Scientists Count How Many Photons The Universe Has Produced Since The Big Bang

Scientists used data from the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope to indirectly measure photons that have been produced in the observable universe since its formation. They hope that the same method can be used to observe the Big Bang.

Space December 4, 2018

Rocosmos Says SpaceX Partly To Blame For The Space Agency's Problems

The Russian space agency submitted a report recently, highlighting the many issues it is currently facing, including the loss of revenue. NASA has been relying on the Soyuz program to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

Space December 3, 2018

High-Speed Particles Can Blast Straight Through Space Station Walls, Says Study

A team of scientists from MIT predicted how certain microparticles will affect the outer surface of the International Space Station in an event of an impact. They found that objects flying at certain speeds can melt a hole on the outpost.

Space December 3, 2018

NASA OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft To Start Studying Bennu Asteroid After Reaching Goal

NASA will provide a live broadcast of OSIRIS-REx's arrival at Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid. The probe will survey the space rock and collect samples from its surface before it voyages back to Earth.

Space December 3, 2018

Elysium Space To Send Cremated Remains Of 100 People Into Space

Memorial spaceflight company Elysium Space will send the ashes of 100 individuals into space aboard SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Monday. How much does this kind of space funeral service cost?

Space December 3, 2018

Black Holes Are Not Shaped Like Donuts And Actually Resemble Water Fountains

Computer simulations and observations using the ALMA observatory challenge the idea that matter that builds up around black holes forms a donut-like structure. The presumed donut shape of black holes actually resembles water fountain in a city park.

Space December 2, 2018

USSR Moon Rocks Sells For $855,000 At New York Auction

The USSR space rocks sold at a Sotheby's Space Exploration auction in New York fetched $855,000. It was first sold in 1993 when it was purchased for over $440,000.

Space December 1, 2018

Curiosity Rover Finds Shiny Object In Martian Soil

NASA's Curiosity found a shiny rock that scientists believe is a meteorite. The team behind the Mars rover wanted to take a closer look at the mysterious object to figure out what it is.

Space December 4, 2018

Scientists Probe Last Moments Of Dying Star In Astonishing Detail

A team of international researchers used data from Kepler and ground-based telescopes to observe the first stages of a dying star. Astronomers hope that SN 2018oh can be used to redefine the rate of the expansion of the universe.

Space December 1, 2018

Russia's Roscosmos Announces Plans To Build Moon Colony By 2040

Roscosmos spoke about plans of landing on the moon and building a lunar base by 2040. The project will have three steps, beginning with the creation of an orbiting lunar module.

Space November 30, 2018

NASA Bars SpaceX CEO Elon Musk From Smoking Pot In Public

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine revealed that he spoke to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and agreed that the tech executive will never smoke pot on camera again. This was in response to the workplace culture and safety review of SpaceX.

Space November 30, 2018

Researchers Build Super Accurate Atomic Clocks That Can Spot Spacetime Deformations

Physicists have created a pair of atomic clocks that are so precise and accurate, they would only lose a second if they lasted the age of the universe. The clocks might also be able to detect dark matter.

Space November 29, 2018

Russian Official Wants To "Verify" If Moon Landings Actually Happened

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin wanted to put the conspiracy theories surrounding the 1969 moon landing to rest. He joked that he will create a mission to verify if the United States really made it to the surface of the moon.

Space November 27, 2018

NASA Successfully Lands InSight On Martian Soil

InSight has successfully arrived in Mars. The lander reported that it has unrolled its solar panels and will continue deploying its other scientific equipment in the next couple of months.

Space November 27, 2018

Elon Musk Considers Permanently Moving To Mars

Elon Musk talked about plans of SpaceX to send humans to Mars during an interview with 'Axios' on HBO. The tech executive said he might move to the Red Planet permanently.

Space November 26, 2018

NASA Reports Live 'Infectious Organisms' Have Been Found On Space Station

In a recent study, microbiologists investigated the presence of five strains of bacteria onboard the International Space Station. While the Enterobacter strains were known to be highly resistant to antibiotics, the study assured that astronauts are not in danger.

Space November 26, 2018

Mars InSight Lander Getting Ready To Touchdown On Red Planet

InSight will attempt a successful landing on Monday, Nov. 26. The Mars lander will experience what is called "seven minutes of terror" in which it will enter the red planet's atmosphere at 12,300 miles per hour and then abruptly slow down to land.

Space November 24, 2018

LOOK: Soyuz Rocket Launch Captured On Incredible Video From ISS

The launch of Russia's Soyuz rocket was captured in an incredible time-lapse video from the ISS. The spacecraft was carrying supplies such as food, fuel, and oxygen to the ISS.

Space November 24, 2018

Striped Martian Moon Phobos Got Its Distinct Grooves From Rolling Rocks

Brown University researchers have found an explanation of Mars moon Phobos' unique grooves. After a computer simulation, they concluded that the rolling rocks from the Stickney crater may have created these grooves.

Space November 22, 2018

Startup Wants To Use Mercury In New Propulsion Systems

A company has reportedly been developing new propulsion systems that will use mercury. While NASA has experimented with mercury in the past, there have been concerns over exposing people to the toxic chemical.

Space November 22, 2018

NASA Concerned About SpaceX Safety Because Elon Musk Smoked Pot In Webshow

SpaceX is in hot water after Elon Musk's pot-smoking stunt went viral earlier this year. The private spaceflight company will be investigated to see if its policies, including drug use, adheres to NASA requirements.

Space November 21, 2018

Solar System In The Path Of Fast Moving 'Dark Matter Hurricane'

A study revealed that Earth and the solar system is smack in the middle of a stellar stream, bringing a storm of dark matter. This, however, would not have any effect or be felt on Earth.

Space November 20, 2018

Binary Star System 8,000 Light-Years Away Is About To Go Supernova

The binary star system 8,000 light-years away from Earth is the first candidate within the Milky Way Galaxy to produce a gamma-ray burst. Astronomers claimed that the orbiting Wolf-Rayet stars at its core could further fuel the explosion.

Space November 20, 2018

NASA Confirms Signal From Opportunity Rover Was False Positive

A Twitter bot reported on Thursday that Opportunity has started sending back data to Earth via the Deep Space Network. However, NASA revealed that the signal was a ghost data.

Space November 16, 2018

Scientists Find City Sized Meteorite Crate Underneath Greenland Ice

Researchers found one of the biggest impact craters ever under thick ice sheets in Greenland. According to the study, the impact crater might have been created around the end of the last ice age thousands of years ago.

Space November 16, 2018

Large Frozen Planet Found In Star Only 6 Light-Years Away

After 20 years, a team of astronomers has presented definitive evidence that an exoplanet orbits Barnard's star. The super-Earth is believed to be located close to the star system's snow line.

Space November 15, 2018

Gaia Satellite Finds Strange 'Ghost' Galaxy Right Outside Milky Way

Scientists discovered from Gaia's second data release a ghost dwarf hiding behind the far side of the disk of the Milky Way. In a new study, scientists discussed Antlia 2, a galaxy that escaped detection because of its low density.

Space November 14, 2018

NASA Announces Public Broadcast For First Mars Landing In 6 Years

NASA announced that the touch down of InSight later this month will be livestreamed on its website and social media pages. InSight is NASA's first lander to Mars in six years.

Space November 14, 2018

Hubble Spots Supermassive Black Hole Pairs In Merging Galaxies

Scientists have presented evidence that the biggest supermassive black holes across the universe were formed by galaxy collision. A team of astronomers captured nuclei of major galaxies that were only 3,000 light years apart.

Space November 12, 2018

Asteroid 2018 VX1 Will Zip By Earth Today: How And When To Watch This Celestial Event

Newly discovered asteroid 2018 VX1 will zip by Earth on Saturday, Nov. 10, at around 1 pm EST. The asteroid - the size of a small truck - poses no threat to Earth and its celestial journey can be tracked live online.

Space November 10, 2018

Harvard Scientists Say Mysterious Cigar-Shaped Object 'Oumuamua May Have Been Alien Spacecraft

A study argued that 'Oumuamua might have been a debris from an advanced alien technology or a space probe to check out the solar system. Scientists said that an artificial origin could explain why the interstellar object is so strange.

Space November 8, 2018

Scientists Want To Use Giant Lasers To Contact Aliens

Researchers from MIT proposed planetary beacons to send messages to alien astronomers across the universe. Existing technology will be used to reach nearby star systems within a couple of years.

Space November 7, 2018

Russia Officially Confirms Glitch On ISS Computer

Roscosmos officials said on Tuesday that there are currently no plans to replace the glitching computer, but they assure that the crew onboard is safe. The unit will be rebooted to prepare for the docking of the Progress spacecraft.

Space November 7, 2018

NASA To Launch New ICON Mission

NASA set the launch date of ICON, its newest spacecraft, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The mission will study the ionosphere: the point where terrestrial weather meets space weather.

Space November 7, 2018

NASA And SpaceX Unveil Helipad-Equipped Recovery Boat

The private spaceflight company had a landing and patient-loading rehearsal recently in preparation for the Crew Dragon's first manned flight next year. The project is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

Space November 6, 2018

SpaceX Tesla Roadster Now Beyond Mars Orbit

Starman reached the point past the orbit of Mars. The astronaut mannequin aboard a Tesla Roadster launched by SpaceX in February continues its voyage in space.

Space November 6, 2018

Hubble Spots 'Smiling Face' While Looking For New Stars

NASA released a photo of dozens of distant galaxy clusters taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Gravitational lensing has caused some of the light from the galaxies to look like a smiling face.

Space November 5, 2018

All Data Collected By Kepler Now Publicly Available

MAST promised to continue hosting the troves of data that Kepler has collected since its launch in 2009. The spacecraft has aided scientists in the search for Earth-like planets outside of the solar system.

Space November 3, 2018

NASA Losing Historic Artifacts Due To Bad Record Keeping Says Report

A watchdog audited NASA recently and issued a shocking report that exposes the agency's poor record-keeping system. The report named a number of missing priceless items, including a bag of moon dust from the Apollo 11.

Space November 2, 2018

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Runs Out Of Fuel After Exploring Asteroid Belt

After 11 years in deep space, Dawn ran out of fuel and has lost the ability to communicate home. It will continue to orbit around Ceres silently for decades.

Space November 2, 2018

Russian Official Finally Reveals Details About Soyuz Rocket Mishap

Roscosmos boss Sergey Krikalev revealed the results of their investigation on the Oct. 11 Soyuz mishap. He identified a failure on the sensors onboard that caused one of the booster to crash to the rocket.

Space November 1, 2018

Kepler Space Telescope Officially Retired After Running Out of Fuel

NASA has announced that the planet-hunting spacecraft, Kepler, has run out of fuel after nine years in deep space. Its replacement, TESS, was launched earlier this year and will begin a new survey of the sky to find exoplanets.

Space November 1, 2018

NASA Solar Probe Pulls Off Closest Ever Approach To Sun By Man-Made Object

On Monday, NASA announced that the Parker Solar Probe broke the record for becoming the first man-made object to make its nearest approach to the sun. It broke the record set by the Helios 2 probe in 1976.

Space October 31, 2018

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