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Origin of Our Galaxy’s Most Distant Stars

<b>The most distant stars discovered in the Milky Way might have been ripped away from a companion galaxy.</b>This illustration demonstrates how small the …

Hubble Space Telescope Spots A ‘Megamaser’ In A Galaxy 370 Million Light-Years From Earth

Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have captured an image of a galaxy they believe contains a “megamaser” beaming out intense bursts of …

ESA Mars orbiter prepares for atmosphere plunge

While many people are taking it easy for the holiday season, ESA is gearing up for a very busy New Year. On January 19, the space agency will begin …

China plans to land probes on far side of moon, Mars by 2020

BEIJING (AP) — China vowed Tuesday to speed up the development of its space industry as it set out its plans to become the first country to soft land …

NASA is offering $30k to the person who solves its space poop problem

Space travel presents scientists with seemingly infinite challenges. Aside from the technological feat of getting astronauts off the planet, scientists have to figure out how to keep them healthy with no-gravity exercise, clean air, and nutrition once they’re up in space.<p>But there’s one …

Astronomers are relying on amateurs with telescopes to unlock the secrets of the cosmos

The hustle and bustle of daily life is a stark contrast to the tranquility of the night sky.<p>The stars are the same, year after year. So much so that many of the very names we use for the stars and constellations are thousands of years old. Ancient Greek and Arabic astronomers had almost exactly the …

NASA figures out where on Mars we should land

A NASA workshop scheduled for February 2017 will help scientists determine a landing site for the Mars 2020 rover. <b>One of the key goals of the mission will be to find a location that might have hosted liquid water, thereby opening up the potential that the planet once supported life.</b> NASA is also …

SpaceX just teased a photo of its highly anticipated Falcon Heavy rocket

Rocket could fly in time for Trump consideration of a lunar return mission.<p>On Wednesday afternoon, SpaceX released the first photo of actual hardware …

Here's what the the northern lights look like from 512 miles up in space: glowing swirls of diaphanous fog

Just hours after the winter sosltice this month, particles blowing in the solar wind slammed into Earth's magnetic field and kicked up quite the …

Catch the Quadrantid Meteors (If You Can)

<b> The Quadrantids, which peak on the morning of January 3rd, is one of the year's best meteor showers. But this shower isn't spread out over several</b> …

Did a Supernova Give Birth to Our Solar System?

The explosive death of a star — that may have been up to a dozen times the sun's mass — might have triggered the formation of the solar system, a new …

Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia in 'Star Wars,' Dead at 60

Carrie Fisher, the iconic actress who portrayed Princess Leia in the <i>Star Wars</i> series, died Tuesday following a massive heart attack last week. She …

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