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April 2, 2016

One-Year Astronaut Scott Kelly Retires from NASA

Record-setting NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has handed in his spacesuit. Kelly, who recently wrapped up an unprecedented yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and […]
March 31, 2016

SETI EXPANDS SEARCH FOR LIFE TO 20,000 NEW STAR SYSTEMS

The SETI Institute just expanded its Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to 20,000 new star systems, listening for radio signals produced by any intelligent life that might […]
March 31, 2016

JAXA believes still possible to recover Hitomi

WASHINGTON — A senior official with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said March 29 that he still believed it was possible to restore control of […]
March 30, 2016

Amateur Astronomer Captures Mystery Object Crashing Into Jupiter

Likely an asteroid or comet, the object was pulled into the thick atmosphere of the largest planet in our solar system. A backyard astronomer in Austria captured […]
March 29, 2016

Japanese astronomy satellite malfunctions, generates debris

WASHINGTON — The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is working to restore communications with a new astronomy satellite that malfunctioned March 26, generating debris. In a […]
March 26, 2016

Cargo ship arrives at International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The six astronauts at the International Space Station got an early Easter treat this weekend with the arrival of a supply ship […]
March 25, 2016

NASA Wants to Light a Space Fire for Science!

One of an astronaut‘s worst nightmares is having their spacecraft catch on fire. Not only would it immediately end their life, but it would also destroy […]
March 25, 2016

Rocket Lab Plans To Launch New, Affordable Rocket Engine Later This Year

A new rocket engine is ready to fly. A video posted by the Los Angeles and New Zealand-based Rocket Lab shows the company’s new Rutherford engine […]
March 24, 2016

Moon used to spin 'on different axis'

The Moon used to spin on a different axis and show a slightly different face to the Earth, a new study suggests. Using data collected by […]