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The Winning Shots From This Action Photography Contest Will Leave You In Awe

Red Bull has unveiled the winners of its international competition.<p>These breathtaking adventurous photos from this year’s Red Bull Illume Image Quest will get your blood pumping just by looking at them.<p>More than 5,600 photographers around the world participated in the company’s fourth edition of …

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Schiaparelli Lander to Touch Down on Mars

<b>The innovative Schiaparelli lander is nearing the end of its journey from the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter to the Martian surface.</b><i>Update (October …

Space

NASA: Virtual Reality Will Be a "Standard Tool" in 10 Years

NASA has always come up with clever ways to train its astronauts and engineers for outer space missions while safely down on Earth — like that …

2 New Videos Show ExoMars Mission's Arrival at the Red Planet

On October 19, the two spacecraft that comprise the ExoMars mission to the red planet will arrive at their destination, a little more than seven …

Astronauts May Face Long-Term Brain Damage as a Result of Space Travel

A Dangerous Trip<p>NASA, SpaceX, Boeing, and many other parties from all over the world are dead set on reaching the next frontier of human spaceflight: …

Private Telescope to Look for Alien Planets at Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth at just 4.37 light years away, is thought to have a pretty good chance of possessing a habitable …

How Do Supernovae Fail?

We’ve written quite a few articles on what happens when massive stars fail as supernovae. Here’s a quick recap.<p>A star with more than 8 times the mass …

Life On Mars: NASA Scientists Eager To Grow Vegetables After Obama Aims For People To Live On Red Planet

Matt Damon's character lived off of potatoes he grew by mixing Martian dirt, feces, and water while he was stuck on Mars in the 2015 film "The …

2016 October 12 - Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

<b>Penumbral Lunar Eclipse</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Robin Lee<p><b>Explanation:</b> Does this Moon look a little different to you? Although shown in spectacular …

Lunar Eclipse

Boeing delays the first crewed flights of its Starliner spacecraft — again

Operational flights won’t occur until December 2018<p>For the second time, Boeing has delayed the first crewed flight of its CST-100 Starliner spacecraft — the vehicle the company is building to transport NASA astronauts to and from the ISS, <i>Aviation Week</i> reports. Originally, the aim was for Starliner …

The Genesis Project: Sending interstellar probes to seed life on exoplanets

An artist’s depiction of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The …

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24 new isolated exoplanet star systems found that could qualify as 'hot Earths'

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers with members from NASA Ames Research Center, the SETI Institute and the University of Nevada has identified 24 "hot …

The Pluto Flyby Is Nearing Its End, But We Can Still Visit In VR

From its giant icy heart to its mountain ranges, there’s a lot to (virtually) explore on the dwarf planet.<p>I started tracking around the Sputnik Planum on the left chamber of Pluto’s icy heart. I picked up a rock bigger than myself and threw it to watch it float away in the slow motion that comes …

Solar System

X-Rays Are Coming From The Dark Side of Venus

Venus and Mercury have been observed transiting the Sun many times over the past few centuries. When these planets are seen passing between the Sun …

Astronomy

Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017 : Magnetosphere

Saturn's Magnetosphere<p>Measurements from Cassini totally changed our understanding of Saturn’s magnetosphere, yet many questions still …

Was this gully on Mars carved by water? NASA rover to investigate.

Scientists believe the gully was carved by a fluid that may have been flowing water.<p>The Martian rover Opportunity is making another historic first on …

Jet Propulsion

What Radiation-Resistant Space Fungus Can Do for Drug Discovery

On Aug. 26, the Dragon space capsule dropped into the Pacific Ocean somewhere off the coast of Baja California, Mexico. Onboard were payloads …

Scientists want to send a telescope to photograph Alpha Centauri

It used to be that if NASA didn't want to do something, it didn't get done, but we're a long way from those days. The agency doesn't believe that there's currently enough value in sending a probe to seek out new life forms and new civilizations in Alpha Centauri. But a consortium of private science …

One of Earth's Closest Alien Planets Appears to Be An "Ocean World"

The case for Proxima b<p>Proxima b’s proximity to Earth — about 4.2 light years away — makes it the nearest exoplanet that is potentially habitable and …

Astronomy

NASA to Move Ahead With Adding Private Modules, Capabilities to Space Station

NASA will move ahead with an initiative that will allow private companies to attach commercial modules and other technologies to the International …

Japan Releases Amazing HD Photos of the Moon, and the Earth Beyond

Earthrise has never looked so good.<p>Many people are familiar with the iconic Earthrise image, taken in 1968 by astronaut William Anders during Apollo 8. As President Obama wrote just this morning in an article about going to Mars for CNN: "When our Apollo astronauts looked back from space, they …

China’s $1.5b plan to launch passenger balloons into space

If you ever dreamed of going to space, you probably imagined you’d get there by a rocket. However, a Chinese company is planning to bring tourists to …

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A New Dwarf Planet Has Just Been Discovered in Our Solar System

Pluto has a friend!<p>Scientists have identified a new dwarf planet in our Solar System, and it’s lurking way out in the edges, some 13.6 billion km …

The supernova that wasn't: A tale of 3 cosmic eruptions - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

In the mid-1800s, astronomers surveying the night sky in the Southern Hemisphere noticed something strange: Over the course of a few years, a …

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How Do We Colonize Venus?

<i>Welcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at Earth’s “sister planet”, the hellish, yet strangely similar</i> …