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Astronomers for First Time Study Inner Region of Stars

We usually hear about astronomers and scientists who study stars but so far no one ever attempted to study the inner region of a star. Now a team of astronomers for the first time ever have studied the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, and found that the region is... read more

Astronaut Scott Kelly sets new record for maximum time spent by an American in space

The commander of the International Space Station's (ISS) Expedition 45 crew, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, has set a new record for the maximum time spent by an American in space. He has set the record while being part of a yearlong stay on the ISS along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko as... read more

NASA's Cassini spacecraft begins its final tour around Saturn's large, icy moons

Early Wednesday, NASA's Cassini spacecraft started its final tour around Saturn's huge icy moons. It has made the first of several encounters with Enceladus. The spacecraft has reached a height of 1,142 miles above the surface of the moon.

The nearest approach Enceladus occurred around 6... read more

Astronomers create 'Habitability index' that will make hunt for alien life easy

University of Washington's virtual planetary laboratory astronomers have come up with a way to compare and rank exoplanets to help in prioritizing which of the thousands found warrant close inspection to seek life beyond Earth.

The latest metric, known as ‘habitability index for... read more

NASA Releases Images of Regions, Including Acidalia Planitia, on Mars

American space agency NASA has released some stunning images of regions on the Red Planet. The images include Acidalia Planitia, a location associated with the best-selling novel and Hollywood movie, ‘The Martian’.

The region is marked as landing site of the ‘Ares 3’ mission in the movie... read more

Moon Express signs 5-Launch Deal with Rocket Lab

The spaceflight company Moon Express has signed a deal with Rocket lab of approximately $30 million. The deal is for five launches with the first beginning in 2017. The new deal might make Moon Express first company to land a probe on the moon.

The 5-launch deal with Rocket Lab was... read more

NASA announces five science investigations for further study

On Wednesday, NASA made an announcement of 5 science investigations, 2 mission teams, including UCF professors, for contributing funding to and refine under the Discovery Program. The Space agency will award $3 million to each team for the creation of concept designs and additional analysis for... read more

China Plans for Lunar Probe Landing on the Moon’s Far Side

A leading engineer with China’s ambitious space program said that the nation is planning to make the first-ever attempt of landing of a lunar probe on the moon’s far side. Zou Yongliao, from the moon exploration department at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, told state broadcaster CCTV that the... read more

Researchers Identify Gas Responsible for Eruptions on Moon

Researchers have identified the volatile gas that has been behind the volcanic eruptions on the moon.

The remarkable findings by researchers from Brown University have opened avenues for further research on the subject. They established that the fire fountains are regulated by volatiles... read more

Composition of dark energy still a mystery

Dark matter has confused scientists since long. It is an unexplained force that is speeding up the expansion of the universe and separating galaxies. In the face of the information that approximately 70% of the universe is dark energy, it is unknown that what it is composed of.

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New Details on Pluto by New Horizons Spark Argument between ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Star Trek’ Fans

The American space agency NASA's New Horizons spacecraft's recent fly by with Pluto has left world surprised. But the latest data on the dwarf planet has unintentionally sparked a heated argument between the 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' Fans.

Now the new argument has started after NASA's... read more

Comet 67P and Rosetta spacecraft approach their rendezvous with the Sun

Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko will reach its closest point to the Sun on Thursday, August 13, and thanks to Rosetta, researchers will be able to get a “ringside view” of the heavenly body.

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft reached comet 67P in August 2014, ten years after... read more

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