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June 11, 2019

The Search for Habitable Alien Worlds in Earth’s Backyard Heats Up

The NEAR instrument has been hunting for planets in the Alpha Centauri system. The hunt for nearby exoplanets has just heated up considerably. A new instrument designed to […]
June 10, 2019

This Asteroid Has a 1-in-7,000 Chance of Hitting Earth This Fall

This fall, Earth has about a 1-in-7,000 chance of getting an uninvited extraterrestrial visitor: asteroid 2006 QV89. The space rock is expected to whiz by our […]
June 8, 2019

NASA will allow private astronauts on the ISS for $11,250-$22,500 a day

The space agency wants to create a sustainable economy in low Earth orbit. On Thursday morning, NASA held a press conference to announce that the International […]
June 7, 2019

NASA’s Mars Helicopter Whirls Through Tests on Way to 2020 Launch

The little chopper is designed to show that aerial exploration is possible on Mars. NASA’s first Mars helicopter is getting close to final approval for launch […]
June 6, 2019

Nasa chooses first astronauts to ride spacex’s dragon spacecraft

Dibs! SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule exploded during a test last month. But the Elon Musk spacetech company and NASA are going ahead with choosing the lucky astronauts who will be […]
June 5, 2019

NASA Astronaut Captures The Entirety Of Earth In Incredible 60-Second Timelapse

Traveling around the globe in a matter of minutes is still a pipe dream for most people, unless of course, you inhabit the International Space Station […]
June 4, 2019

Stratolaunch, Builder of World’s Largest Airplane for Rocket Launches, May Be Closing

Billionaire Paul Allen founded the company in 2011. The world’s largest airplane may be grounded after just one flight. Stratolaunch Systems Corp., which built a huge rocket-toting […]
June 3, 2019

SpaceX beginning to tackle some of the big challenges for a Mars journey

To survive on Mars, and return, SpaceX would gladly allow others to assist. Earlier this month, the principal Mars “development engineer” for SpaceX, Paul Wooster, provided […]
June 2, 2019

This distant Neptune-like planet really shouldn’t exist

A ‘Forbidden planet’ defies odds and thrives under inhospitable conditions. It’s time for us to get acquainted with the “Forbidden Planet.” No, not the 1956 sci-fi […]