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February 11, 2013

Help Astronomers Name Pluto’s Tiniest Moons

It won’t be long before Pluto’s smallest moons, now called P4 and P5, are given names worthy of their association with the god of the underworld. […]
February 11, 2013

NASA to launch Earth-watching satellite

When NASA’s Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) launches today, it will deliver to orbit the latest and most capable Earth-observing satellite in a four-decade long project […]
February 11, 2013

The Hypersonic Spaceplanes of Yesteryear

Last month, the German Aerospace Center announced its SpaceLiner. This still-on-paper hypersonic suborbital spaceplane is theoretically capable of taking up to 50 passengers at a time to […]
February 10, 2013

A Song from Space

A lot of music has been written about space and space travel, but very few have been sung from space. And fewer still have involved a […]
February 10, 2013

Commercial Moon Flights Coming Soon?

How much would you like to see humanity travel back to the moon? Or for that matter, how much would you like to stand amongst the […]
February 8, 2013

Strange flashing star could be twins

Scientists have discovered a strange flashing star floating in space. The star system is dubbed LRLL 54361 and was discovered using the infrared Spitzer Observatory and […]
February 7, 2013

4.5 billion 'alien Earths' may populate Milky Way

Billions of Earth-like alien planets likely reside in our Milky Way galaxy, and the nearest such world may be just a stone’s throw away in the […]
February 7, 2013

Asteroid To Pass Earth In Record Near Miss

A 40m-long chunk of rock hurtling through space will pass closer to the Earth than any other near miss on record, Nasa is expected to say. […]
February 6, 2013

The view from the ISS: Astronaut posts breathtaking pictures of Earth

[doptg id=”2″] These breathtaking pictures of the Earth from space have taken Twitter by storm after they were posted by an astronaut aboard the International Space […]