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Orbital Finally Launches Cargo Ship For ISS

Orbital ATX was finally able to launch its Cygnus cargo ship on Sunday from the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral. The spacecraft contains 7,400 pounds of space station cargo that will be supplied to the ISS. The anticipated arrival of the cargo ship on the orbiting station is later during... read more

1A-Latest X Prize Challenge Pushes to Map Earth’s Oceans and win Lots of Money

X Prize is giving an opportunity to sea-loving explorers to map ocean floor and win lots of money. Peter Diamandis founded non-profit organization announced the new challenge Monday at the annual American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

Chief executive officer of X... read more

EPIC Shows How Earth Looks From About 1 Million Miles Away In Space

NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) has sent back home some amazing pictures of earth showing how earth actually look from a distance of about 1 million miles in space.

According to NASA experts EPIC is placed aboard agency’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), which... read more

Heart-Shaped Region on Pluto Is Covered With Pits

The dwarf planet Pluto has kept on puzzling scientists, although New Horizons keeps on gathering data about the tiny planet but it does not mean that it’s every mystery is unfolded. Recently images sent by the craft shocked scientists when they saw that the heart-shaped region on Pluto is... read more

Astronomers Find Tiny Star with Gigantic, Cloudy Storm

A team of astronomers recently discovered a small star which has huge storm. The storm is as big as Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, said researchers who detected the tiny star using NASA’s Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes.

John Gizis of the University of Delaware, Newark, said the star they... read more

ISS gets its first US shipment after several months

On Wednesday, the International Space Station (ISS) received its first US shipments after several months. The Orbital ATK's Cygnus cargo ship carried along with it more than 7,000 pounds (3,000 kilograms) of water, food and supplies for global astronauts.

NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren... read more

Sun Capable of Spewing Huge Superflare and Affecting Life on Earth

A superflare detected on a binary star similar to the sun has led astronomers think that the star at the center of the solar system could produce an enormous solar flare that could be disastrous for earth.

The superflare was observed on KIC9655129 by NASA's Kepler space telescope. As per... read more

Supreme Court of Hawaii rescinds building permit for hotly contested Thirty Meter Telescope project

On Wednesday, in a quite expected ruling, the Supreme Court of Hawaii cancelled the construction permit for the fiercely contested Thirty Meter Telescope project. The court has ruled out in a 58-page written opinion that the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources has made a mistake in giving... read more

Researcher discovers how water ions escape from Saturn’s environment

A researcher has finally found how water ions leave Saturn’s environment. Daniel Reisenfeld, a professor at University of Montana, is a member of the Cassini research team. Cassini is a probe managed by NASA and studies Saturn. The probe has been in orbit continuously gathering data since 2004... read more

SpaceX to Attempt Landing of Discarded Rocket on Dry Land

SpaceX, the American Aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company for the first time will be attempting to safely land a discarded rocket on earth. The landing will take place on dry land, said company experts.

The company owned by Tesla CEO Elon Musk previously aimed to... read more

Planetary Resources Welcomes US Space Act with Open Arms

Planetary Resources applauded US President BarackObama for signing US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, or the US Space Act. The company is very happy with passing of this legislation because it will be the one that will be benefitted the most.

Founded in 2010, Planetary... read more

Earth likely to have Long Filaments of Dark Matter: Study

Astrophysical Journal published a study which suggested that our home planet may have hairy dark matter. It also said that apart from earth, some other planets could also have these long filaments of dark matter.

According to the Prézeau, the solar system contains hairy dark matter and... read more

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