Space

A 79-foot Asteroid Just Skimmed Past Earth On Its Closest-ever Approach

Earlier today, Earth was buzzed by a 79-foot asteroid on what astronomers described as its closest-ever approach to our planet. The space rock was only discovered less than a month ago, at the end of January, but it has been regularly visiting Earth...
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Remembering Mars Rover, 'opportunity'

Space scientists pay tribute to the Mars rover, Opportunity, which died this week after 14 years sending data back to Earth. The rover was expected to last only three months.
Related topics: Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars

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China Plans To Build Solar Power Station In Space

Submitted by OilPrice China is taking its renewable energy push to new heights, literally, after the country's scientists revealed plans to build and launch in orbit a space solar station that could capture the Sun’s rays 24/7, Chinese media...
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Insight Has Placed Its Heat Probe, Will Dig 16 Feet Beneath The Surface Of Mars

New images from NASA's InSight mission to Mars have confirmed that the lander succeeded in setting the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package instrument onto the surface, from where a self-hammering spike will burrow downwards. The post InSight...
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White Spots On Ceres Are Evidence Of Ancient Ice Volcanoes Erupting

Scientists are pouring over data collected by NASA's Dawn mission to learn about the dwarf planet Ceres and the bright white spots observed at the bottom of impact craters. They believe that these spots are evidence of ice volcanoes. The post White...
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Quick As You Can: Nasa Promotes Speedy Creation Of New Us Lunar Program

With the stated goal to get humanity back to the lunar surface by 2028, NASA has asked the aerospace community to brainstorm ideas for landers and habitats for astronauts living and working on the moon.
Related topics: NASA, Astronaut, Moon

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This $5.5 Million ‘livable Yacht’ Lets You Ride Out Climate Change

A NASA report released earlier this month announced 2018 as fourth warmest year on record, part of a long-term global warming trend. But the impacts of this warming are already being felt — from […] The post This $5.5 Million ‘Livable...
Related topics: NASA, Global Warming

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A River Of Stars One Billion Years Old Flows Across The Southern Sky

Astronomers have identified a river of stars flowing across our galaxy and covering most of the southern sky. The estimated 4000 stars that comprise the stream were born together and have been moving together for the last one billion years. The post...
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Descending At An Angle Could Be Key To Landing Heavier Craft On Mars

Landing on Mars is a challenge: The heavier the craft, the more difficult a safe landing becomes. Scientists propose using retropropulsion engines and angling the craft to create a pressure differential to land heavier crafts in the future. The post...
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Elon Musk Says Spacex Is Developing A 'bleeding' Heavy-metal Rocket Ship. Making It Work May Be 100...

SpaceX is developing a giant, fully reusable launch system called Starship to ferry people to and from Mars. Elon Musk, the aerospace company's founder, said he recently made "radical" changes to the spacecraft's design. One change gives Starship a...
Related topics: SpaceX, NASA, Mars, Spacecrafts

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There's A Cavity Underneath Antarctica That's Two Thirds The Size Of Manhattan — A Sign Ice...

NASA has found a 1,000-foot-tall cavity that's two-thirds the size of Manhattan under the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. The cavity is thought to have held 14 billion tons of ice that melted over the last three years.  The melting...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), NASA

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Seeking The Big Picture Of Our Planet? Check Out Satellite Images On Noaa’s Site.

The agency draws on its data and presents them in a variety of formats, each packed with fascinating views of our planet from space.
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The February Full ‘snow Moon,’ The Largest Supermoon Of 2019, Rises Next Week

Stargazers have a wonderful celestial show to look forward to next week. The February full moon is about to rise in just a few short days and will grace the sky with a dazzling appearance right at the beginning of the week. Also known as the...
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Cardi B Finds Perfect Meme To Describe New Bruno Mars Banger: “please Me Will Have You Like”

New York rapper Cardi B is putting her all into pushing a new must-hear “Please Me” single. The hip-hop diva went to social media to hype up the Bruno Mars collaboration. Cardi jumped on Instagram Saturday (February 16) with a hilarious...
Related topics: Mars, Social Media, Instagram

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Cnc Tellurion Lets You See The Earth And Moon Dance

Kids – they’re such a treasure. One minute you’re having a nice chat, the next minutes they’re testing your knowledge of the natural world with a question like, “Why can we see the Moon during the day?” And before...
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Nasa To Buy Seats On Russian Soyuz Through 2020 For Iss Trips

NASA has been using the Russian Soyuz vehicle for trips to the International Space Station since 2011, but it’s working to change that with its commercial crew program. Despite progress, a safety panel published a report last year pointing...
Related topics: NASA, International Space Station

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Amazing Nasa Satellite Photos Show China's New Lunar Lander And Rover On The Far Side Of The Moon

China recently landed the first-ever robotic mission on the far side (not "dark side") of the moon, called Chang'e 4. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a moon satellite, photographed the Chinese spacecraft on January 30. NASA published the first...
Related topics: NASA, Satellites, Science Photos, Moon, Robots, Spacecrafts

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Land Heavier Payloads On Mars. Aim For The Ground And Then Pull Up At The Last Moment

A team of researchers has devised a new strategy for landing heavier craft on Mars, which could allow for crewed missions to the Red Planet. The post Land Heavier Payloads on Mars. Aim for the Ground and Then Pull up at the Last Moment appeared...
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Nasa’s Maven Orbiter Has A New Job As A Communication Relay For Mars 2020

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) orbiter has been collecting atmospheric readings but now is taking on a new job as a data relay satellite for the Mars 2020 mission that launches next year. The post NASA’s MAVEN orbiter...
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Underground Volcanoes Could Explain Possible Liquid Water On Mars

Last year scientists discovered there could be liquid water on Mars. Now a research team argues that for there to be liquid water, there must be an underground source of heat -- and they believe underground volcanoes could be responsible. The post...
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