Tag: space

NASA Takes Radiation Shielding In Spacecraft Very Seriously: Here's How They Do It

Before a spacecraft gets launched into outer space, it goes through several testing. At the Goddard Spaceflight Center in Maryland, spacecraft are subjected to levels of radiation it will encounter throughout its mission.

Space June 13, 2019

Virgin Galactic Moves Flight Activities To New Mexico As It Prepares To Send Tourists To Space

Virgin Galactic is truly gearing up for commercial trips to space. The company announces the relocation of their spaceflight activities to Spaceport America in New Mexico, the first spaceport in the world specially built for spaceflights.

Space May 11, 2019

Peculiar Black Hole Spins Like A Top As It Warps Space Around It

Scientists were able to observe a black hole that fires rapid jets of plasma clouds in different directions. The extraordinary event made the peculiar black hole looked like a spinning top as it warps space nearby.

Space April 30, 2019

Astronauts May Need To Wear Swimming Goggles In Space: Study

Astronauts on long-duration space missions may soon have to wear swimming goggles. Researchers of a new study reveal how this can protect their eye health.

Space April 19, 2019

SpaceX Wins NASA's Anti-Asteroid DART Contract

DART will be the first-ever NASA mission to deflect an asteroid from space by using a kinetic impactor. SpaceX charged NASA $69 million, a cheaper price compared to most space contracts.

Space April 13, 2019

NASA To Install OCO-3 CO2 Monitoring Observatory On International Space Station

The OCO-3 Monitoring Observatory will launch no later than April 25 this year. It will be mounted on the International Space Station for three years.

Space April 13, 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

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

ISS Astronauts Discuss Health Issues They Face In Space

Current and former astronauts spoke about the hazards of space travel during the opening of Health in Space: Daring to Explore exhibition in Canada. The event showcased the science behind keeping astronauts healthy during missions.

Space February 11, 2019

Russian Startup StartRocket Wants To Put Ads In Space By 2021

A Russian startup wants to put ads in space using tiny satellites with reflective sails. The ads would only be visible at night but could be seen from anywhere in the world.

Space January 18, 2019

Scientists Want To Grow Beans In Space As Early As 2021

Space garden. The crew of the International Space Station will soon be eating fresh beans grown while in orbit. The experiment which will begin in 2021 will inform how food will be produced for long journeys across space.

Space January 14, 2019

NASA TESS Spacecraft Finds Host Of Strange And Bizarre Worlds

TESS, the successor of Kepler has already found hundreds of possible planets outside of the solar system and identified at least eight. Among its recent discoveries is an oddball planet that has a stretched-out orbit.

Space January 8, 2019

Scientists Want To Use Swarm Of Small Satellites To Act As Giant Telescope

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel invented a cheaper and groundbreaking satellite imaging system. Called synthetic aperture systems, this technique will change how photographs are captured on space and on Earth.

Space January 6, 2019

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 Unveils '60 Years In 60 Seconds' Video To Celebrate Its 60th Anniversary

On Monday, NASA celebrated its 60th anniversary with a video highlighting milestones such as the first man on the moon. Jim Bridenstine also addressed the future of the space agency.

Space October 3, 2018

Home & City Interactive Tool Shows People How NASA Tech Affects Everyday Lives

NASA launched a web app that showcases how space research has contributed to making the lives of the average American better. Over 130 spinoff technologies in the app were developed by the space agency or its partners.

Earth/Environment September 25, 2018

Are Space Elevators Possible? Japanese Researchers Will Look To Find Out

Space elevators, ideally, will take people to orbit through vehicles on a cable tethered to Earth and a stationary mass in space. A team of Japanese researchers will conduct the first test to see if such a thing is possible.

Space September 6, 2018

Retired Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Criticizes 'First Man' Neil Armstrong Biopic For Omitting Flag Planting Scene

Fresh from its debut at the Venice Film Festival, ‘First Man’ became a subject of controversy. The film did not include the American flag planting scene deliberately, however, the decision was defended by lead star Ryan Gosling.

Movies/TV Shows September 3, 2018

NASA Spacecraft New Horizons Beams Back First Image Of Flyby Target Ultima Thule

New Horizons took the first ever images that showed Ultima Thule. The probe is on its way to fly by the Kuiper Belt Object but will first make its way to 2014 MU69 on Jan. 1.

Space August 30, 2018

Omega Centauri Probably Doesn’t Have Any Sign Of Life, Scientists Say

Omega Centauri has been ruled out to have a possible habitable zone. According to the researchers, the rate at which its stars interact with each other would be too high to harbor any form of life.

Space August 11, 2018

Ancient Blue Crystals In Meteorites Reveal Sun’s Turbulent History

A team of scientists confirmed that the sun was once a juvenile being just like the other stars. The confirmation came after analysis of ancient blue crystals called the hibonite.

Space August 1, 2018

The Edge Of Space Just Got Closer To Earth By 12 Miles

A Harvard astrophysicist said that outer space is a little bit closer to Earth than previously believed. Mathematical modeling showed that space is just 50 miles above the surface of the Earth.

Space July 26, 2018

Scientists Spot Star Devouring A Planet For The First Time

Astronomers observed a young star swallowing a planet or two into its rotating disk. The star belongs to the Taurus-Auriga constellation and is just 450 light-years away from Earth.

Space July 19, 2018

Out Of Fuel And Nearing End Of Mission, What’s Next For Kepler Telescope?

Kepler space telescope will soon rest for good as it’s almost out of fuel and already forced into hibernation. What’s in store for the planet hunter with its remaining data and observation campaign?

July 11, 2018

Hottest Planet Ever Found Is Boiling Off Its Own Atmosphere

Scientists found that the hottest exoplanet known to man is losing 100,000 tons of its atmosphere to its host star. In 200 years, the super hot Jupiter will likely be stripped down to its rocky core, the scientists said.

Space July 11, 2018

Chris Hadfield: We Could Have Traveled To Mars Decades Ago

Astronaut Chris Hadfield thinks we could have been able to go to Mars decades ago. Now, he’s excited for us to finally go to the Red Planet, but he also highlights the potential dangers that could happen along the way.

Space July 9, 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

Albert Einstein's General Relativity Proven By Scientists By Studying A Distant Galaxy

Scientists have proven Einstein's theory of general relativity by observing a distant galaxy. This is the first time that general relativity has been proven on an astronomical scale.

Space June 21, 2018

Trump Orders Establishment Of Space Force For US Dominance In Space

U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the creation of a Space Force for 'American dominance in space.' The proposal, however, has been met with criticism, just like Trump's other space initiatives.

Space June 19, 2018

This Is What A Meteoroid Impact On Mars Looks Like

NASA’s MRO orbiter captured new images of a meteoroid impact on Mars. The pictures show a 1-kilometer-long streak of dark soil gushing from the crater, suggesting the impact caused an avalanche on a Martian hill.

Space June 19, 2018

Three Jupiter-Like Planets Orbiting An Infant Star Are Youngest Planets Ever Seen

Astronomers discovered a trio of new planets as large as Jupiter around a young star. The new planetary system is 330 light-years away from Earth.

Space June 15, 2018

World's First Commercial Space Station To Open In 2022: Here's What You Get For $55 Million

Axiom Space is on track to open the world's first commercial space station in 2022. Interested clients may book eight-day stays for $55 million, with the fee including a 15-week training program to prepare customers for space travel.

Space June 13, 2018

New Discovery About Massive Stars Could Change How We Understand The History Of The Universe

Researchers found that there are more massive stars scattered across space-time than previously thought. The new discovery could upend current notions about how stars and galaxies were formed.

Space June 12, 2018

It Takes 2 Trillion Years To Cross The Milky Way Disc On A 60 MPH Car

The Milky Way galaxy was found to be larger than previously believed. Researchers discovered that it takes 200,000 years traveling at the speed of light to cross the galactic disc.

Space June 9, 2018

SpaceX Launches SES-12 Communications Satellite For 11th Rocket Launch This Year

SpaceX launched its 11th rocket of the year, this time it was an SES-12 communications satellite. SpaceX used one of its Falcon9 Rockets to get the payload into space.

Space June 4, 2018

Harvard Physicists Say Dark Matter May Have An Electric Charge

Drawing inspiration from previous research, Harvard scientists theorized that dark matter is electric. If true, dark matter would be able to interact with ordinary matter through an electromagnetic force.

Space June 4, 2018

Here Is How It Looks Like When A Black Hole Swallows A Star

Researchers invented a new model that helps them understand how a black hole devours a star. The framework can provide new insight into black holes and their mysterious lives.

Space June 2, 2018

China Invites The World To Collaborate In Its Space Station Expected To Launch In 2022

China will be launching its own space station in 2022 called the China Space Station. It has said that all countries, no matter how small, will be able to work in the new space station.

Space May 29, 2018

NASA Creating Coldest Spot In The Universe That Is 10 Billion Times Colder Than Vacuum Of Space

NASA will be using lasers on the International Space Station to create the coldest spot in the universe. This spot will be 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space.

Space May 21, 2018

Scientists May Have Found Evidence Of Planet Nine Due To Strange Orbit Of Trans Neptunian Object

Scientists have theorized that there may be a ninth planet in the solar system due to strange orbits that many Trans Neptunian objects have. One of those objects may have just delivered evidence of a ninth planet.

Space May 17, 2018

Dutch Astronomers Discover Possible 'Toddler Planet' By Accident

Dutch astronomers and an international team of scientists accidentally discovered a toddler planet. It was found to be a small companion of the binary CS Cha that they were studying.

Space May 14, 2018

Gravity On Super Earth Planets May Be Preventing Alien Life From Visiting Earth

A new theory suggests that if life was possible on Super-Earth planets, gravity may be holding aliens back from leaving. The theory uses information that's already known about these planets to reach the conclusion.

Space May 7, 2018

Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, And More To Appear During The Spring And Summer Evening Skies

Certain planets and stars will become more visible to the eye during the spring and summer evening hours. Planets such as Venus, Saturn, and Mars will be seen during the late evening hours.

Space May 4, 2018

Australia Set To Start Space Agency With $50 Million Funding From Government

Australia is set to start its new space agency with a $50 million budget allocation from the Australian government. This is only part of the investment, most of which will be provided by private companies.

Space May 3, 2018

National Air And Space Museum Appoints First Female Director: Who Is Ellen Stofan?

Dr. Ellen Stofan has started as the new director for the National Air and Space Museum. After a long career at NASA, she will be the first woman to hold the position.

Space May 1, 2018

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