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Japanese rocket suffers catastrophic failure

Japan’s ambitious plan to launch a pint-sized rocket equipped with a satellite has come to an abrupt end after the rocket suffered a communication …

This week in space: all stuff from inside the solar system, for once - ExtremeTech

By on January 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Scientists may have figured out …

Space

Consumer drones could carry more with twice the rotors, NASA experiment suggests

Want to design a quadcopter that can lift heavier DSLR cameras or actually deliver packages? Just make it an octocopter, a new experiment from NASA …

Drones

Our Young Earth May Have Had Multiple Moons That Merged Into One

Of all the moons in the solar system, ours is unique. It has surface composition similar to Earth’s, pointing to a common origin, and it’s unusually large to be orbiting such a small planet. Just how such a large moon came to orbit Earth remains a bit of a mystery. With a similar composition to …

Astronomy

Are there Really Individual Replicas of Us Somewhere in a Parallel Universe?

Is there more than one universe? Some people believe so. Some people also believe that there’s a replica of each and every one of us that can be …

NASA video recreates Huygen probe's historic landing on Titan

Before NASA's Cassini probe captured the most detailed images of Saturn we've ever seen, it dropped its companion Huygens on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The probe's historic landing took place on June 14th, 2005. Now, the space agency has taken the data and actual photos Huygens sent 12 years ago …

SpaceX returns to flight to launch Iridium satellites.

Over the weekend—on Saturday—SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 into space, successfully completing its primary mission of deploying 10 Iridium communication …

Space Exploration

As leadership departs, NASA quietly moves to buy more Soyuz seats | Ars Technica

Agency also interested in picking up extra Russian seats in 2017 and 2018.<p>NASA's commercial program holds much promise—the development of private …

Space Exploration

Unidentified 10,000km wave looming over Venus 'surprises' researchers

An enormous and ominous stationary object has been identified in Venus’ atmosphere. But Japanese geophysicists believe it can probably be explained …

Astronomy

Last man to walk on the Moon dies at age 82

Eugene Andrew Cernan was born on March 14, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois. Son of a Slovak father and a Czech mother, he graduated from Proviso East High …

Space Science