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NASA And SpaceX Postpone Launch Of Exoplanet-Hunting TESS

SpaceX announced that it needed to perform further analysis on TESS, thereby postponing its launch to April 18. NASA assured that the spacecraft remains ready for takeoff on its new scheduled date.

Space April 17, 2018

An Asteroid The Size Of A Football Field Just Sailed Past Earth And No One Noticed Until After It Passed By

Earth was caught by surprise after a football-field-sized asteroid skimmed the planet. It was not detected until hours after it had passed by Earth.

Space April 17, 2018

NASA Wants To Develop A Galactic Positioning System So That Astronauts Don't Get Lost Navigating Space

To avoid astronauts and ships getting lost in space NASA wants to develop a galactic positioning system. This would also allow space probes to be maneuvered from Earth.

Space April 17, 2018

The Most Likely Places In Space That Might Have Alien Life

Although we have not found alien life yet, there are planets and moons that could sustain life outside Earth. Here are 20 places in space where there could likely be extraterrestrial life.

Space April 25, 2018

Expert Predicts Space War Looms And Will Start With Space Satellites Attack

A space war expert envisioned a conflict happening in space in the immediate future. He said it had become a possibility because of the advanced technology available to men at present.

Space April 16, 2018

Jeff Bezos-Owned Blue Origin To Receive Funding From US Military

Blue Origin is expanding its space tourism plans to accommodate military missions. Along with SpaceX, United Launch Alliance, and Orbital ATK, it’s one of the companies on track to receive Air Force funding.

Space April 16, 2018

Lyrids To Light Up April Skies, How To View The Oldest Meteor Shower?

Lyrids meteor shower, the oldest known meteor shower, has been around for 2,700 years. Between April 16 and 25, it will pass by the Earth and streak the sky with bright shooting stars.

Space April 15, 2018

Venus To Be Visible In The Night Sky Throughout April: Here’s How To Watch

Venus will shine brighter than usual all throughout this month. Make sure your binoculars are ready — check out this nightwatch guide to know when to get spectacular views.

Space April 16, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 To Launch NASA's New Planet-Hunting Spacecraft TESS

SpaceX and NASA announced the details of the April 16 launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The TESS will be on a two-year mission to scan the skies and find planets outside the Earth's solar system.

Space April 14, 2018

Space Agriculture: Dwarf Wheat Grows At The ISS With Advanced Plant Habitat

NASA showed a time lapse video of how crops thrive at the International Space Station. The Advanced Plant Habitat, the largest growth chamber aboard the orbiting space laboratory, is growing various crops to know which ones will survive in space.

Space April 14, 2018

Nobody Is Sure What This Feature On Mars Could Be: Is It A Crater Or A Supervolcano?

New images of the geological feature on Mars called Ismenia Patera have been released, which added mystery to the origin of the feature. Scientists are trying to figure out how it came to be.

Space April 13, 2018

HP Envy ISS Printer Becomes First Model To Be Launched To Space

Two HP Envy ISS printers were included in cargo sent to space on April 2 aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The model is the first of its kind designed to meet the challenge of a zero-gravity environment.

Space April 13, 2018

Russia Also Planning To Send Humans To The Moon

Russia confirms it plans to send humans to the moon and subsequently build a lunar space station there. The space race for the modern era, with heavyweight players the likes of SpaceX, seems to be in high gear.

Space April 14, 2018

Boeing CEO: We Might Bring Back Elon Musk’s Tesla, And Also Go To Mars Within A Decade

The CEO of Boeing hopes to get to Mars first before SpaceX does, and claims that will be achieved within a decade. The space race for the new era is on.

Space April 13, 2018

Remembering Columbia: How The Space Shuttle Shaped The Future Of Space Travel

Space shuttle Columbia was the first reusable spacecraft launched by NASA 37 years ago. It had registered many firsts in terms of NASA's manned space program and completed 28 missions before its tragic end on its STS-107 flight.

Space April 13, 2018

Planet X To Appear In The Sky On April 23 According To Numerologist, But What Does Science Say?

A now-viral report posed the possibility of Planet X finally being seen on April 23. The planet, also known as Nibiru and Planet 9, would supposedly become visible with other astronomical bodies, signaling the end of times.

Space April 13, 2018

Watch Jupiter's Massive North Pole Storms In Infrared Video By NASA

NASA released video of the massive storms found in Jupiter's north pole. The video provides a 3D flyover of the storms that were captured using infrared imaging.

Space April 13, 2018

Pluto's Moon Charon Gets Its Most Distinctive Features Named, Now Has A Mountain Called Kubrick

Pluto's largest moon, Charon, has finally received names for its most distinguishing features. The names came so late after discovery because until 2015 the public didn't have clear images of the distant moon.

Space April 12, 2018

Massive Holes On The Sun Trigger Solar Storm, But There’s No Need To Worry

Even if you read sensationalist reports about the coronal holes on the sun, don’t panic. These are actually fairly common and pose no great risks, other than some slight disturbances and pretty magnificent auroras.

Space April 12, 2018

Dark Matter Could Be A Sign Of Intelligent Alien Civilization

The cosmic gorilla effect study implied that a structured mind is hardwired to ignore what it is actually looking for. Could it be that the unexplained dark matter in the Universe is actually a cosmic signal of a more advanced alien civilization?

Space April 12, 2018

NASA Gives Glimpse Of The Lunar Surface With Astonishing 4K Video Tour Of The Moon

NASA released a new video, giving people a 4K of the moon. This new video provides unprecedented images of the lunar surface that most people will never get to see.

Space April 12, 2018

SPHERE Releases Stunning New Images Of Dust Rings Around Young Stars

An international team of astronomers published new images of dust rings that were found to be surrounding young stars. These dust rings can show scientists how systems are formed around stars.

Space April 11, 2018

Cosmic Gorilla Effect Could Make Humans Blind To Aliens In Unknown Dark Matter

Something similar to the invisible gorilla effect may happen when humans search for alien life. Researchers said that other intelligent beings may manifest in dimensions that escape our perception.

Space April 11, 2018

Proxima Centauri Unleashes Major Solar Flare That May Have Destroyed Chances Of Life On Nearest Exoplanet

Yes, modern technology hasn’t advanced to a point where we’re able to build space colonies. But the best candidate for our next Earth, Proxima B, may have just been fried by Proxima Centauri’s solar flare.

Space April 12, 2018

Can Humans Procreate In Space? ISS Experiment To Study Effect Of Microgravity On Sperm

Scientists believe that reproduction in space flights is a dangerous and unchartered territory in human health. NASA sent human sperm cells in ISS to study its behavior and determine if fertilization and conception are possible in a microgravity environment.

Space April 11, 2018

Viral News Report On Buzz Aldrin Passing Lie Detector Test Gains Negative Reaction

An exclusive report received negative reactions online. Many condemned the publication for twisting Buzz Aldrin’s words regarding seeing aliens while aboard a mission.

Space April 12, 2018

Who's To Blame For Lost Zuma Satellite? Not SpaceX, Investigation Says

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Zuma mission in January was reportedly a failure as the U.S. spy satellite vanished shortly after launch. Investigations, however, revealed that SpaceX should not be blamed for the loss of the $3.5 billion satellite.

Space April 10, 2018

Star Clusters Can Unveil Nature Of Dark Matter At The Center Of Dwarf Galaxies

Researchers developed a new method to measure the amount of dark matter at the center of tiny dwarf galaxies using star clusters. Their work may eventually unveil the nature of dark matter.

Space April 9, 2018

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

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