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June 7, 2016

WE MAY SOON CAPTURE THE FIRST REAL IMAGE OF A BLACK HOLE

Humans have never actually seen a black hole with our eyes. A new computer algorithm, created by MIT graduate student Katie Bouman and her team, will […]
June 6, 2016

Luxembourg Is the Asteroid Mining Capital of the World

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made a splash at the Code Conference last week when he told reporters that he thinks we need to start manufacturing in space in […]
June 4, 2016

WHAT WAS THE MIR SPACE STATION?

On February 20, 1986, a Proton rose off its launchpad in Kazakstan bound for low Earth orbit. Its payload was a module designated 17KS, known better […]
June 3, 2016

THIS YEAR, WE'LL SEQUENCE DNA IN SPACE FOR THE FIRST TIME

The International Space Station will play host to the first-ever sequencing of DNA in space. Astronaut Kate Rubins, a virologist who’s heading up to the ISS […]
June 2, 2016

This Was How NASA Envisioned a Mars Trip in the 1950s

In the 1950s, NASA was just getting its footing. It became a new agency in 1958, launching its first satellite, Pioneer 1, later that year. But […]
June 1, 2016

ASTEROIDS, NOT COMETS, BROUGHT BULK OF MOON'S WATER

About 80 percent of the moon’s inner water may stem from asteroid collisions more than 4 billion years ago. Comets may not have played as big […]
May 31, 2016

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Could Study Planet 9

NASA ’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — arguably one of the most anticipated and talked about pieces of space hardware ever conceived — will certainly make […]
May 30, 2016

Incredible US military robotic space plane will make 'aircraft-like' daily flights into orbit to deliver defence satellites

A next-generation military space plane which can launch satellites into orbit every day is a step closer. The US military plans to build a reusable space […]
May 29, 2016

BEAM module fully expanded on space station

WASHINGTON — An expandable module on the International Space Station finally deployed to its full size May 28 after a day’s worth of work, overcoming earlier […]