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Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

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NASA cuts live feed as "UFOs" spotted leaving earth

The footage was reportedly captured from NASA's ISS live cam feed, and shows two small objects rising out from behind the Earth's horizon.<p>NASA then …

UFOs

Saturn's Newest Ring Is Mind-Bogglingly Big

A giant ring around Saturn is even larger than thought, spanning an area of space nearly 7,000 times larger than Saturn itself, researchers say.<p>"We …

Milwaukee Brewers' Will Smith ejected for foreign substance on arm

No one caught him with an emery board in his pocket, but it was hard to imagine that Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith's shiny new arm would escape Major League Baseball scrutiny for very long.<p>Smith was suspended eight games by baseball on Friday after he was ejected Thursday for having a …

NASA Spacecraft Now Closer to Moon Than Ever

A NASA probe has dipped closer to the moon than ever before, perhaps setting the stage for a new round of discoveries about Earth's nearest …

We bet you’ve never seen the Moon like this before

This incredible photo shows the moon as it’s never been seen before.<p>But it wasn’t taken by a NASA scientist behind a state-of-the-art telescope …

Clearest Photo Ever Of Ceres' Bright Spots Still Doesn't Answer Mystery

See spots. See spots shine. See shining spots puzzle scientists.<p>The mystery surrounding a cluster of glowing spots on the surface of Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, was highlighted Wednesday when NASA released the highest-resolution photo of the spots ever taken:<p>…

Elon Musk created his own grade school for the children of SpaceX employees

Evidently relying on the old adage "If you want something done right, do it yourself," Elon Musk is now a school founder. In a recent interview on Beijing Television, the Tesla founder revealed that he opened a school, called Ad Astra, last year for his five children. In his view, regular school …

NASA spacecraft finds the brightest galaxy in known universe

A NASA spacecraft has just discovered the brightest galaxy in the known universe.<p>NASA's WISE (short for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) found …

Universe

The Air Force's Secret Space Plane Will Launch Tomorrow

And it’s testing out its new Darth Vader-style engines<p>Tomorrow, the Air Force is scheduled to send its secret space plane back into orbit for undisclosed purposes. The two X-37Bs--unmanned, shuttle-like craft--have already spent over three and a half years in orbit. The Air Force, despite “air” in …

A conversation with astronomer Dimitri Mawet

A: Twenty years ago, people were surprised to discover hot Jupiters, which are huge, gaseous planets that orbit extremely close to their stars—as …

SpaceX gets the all-clear to launch most NASA science missions

After three long years, SpaceX finally has approval to launch most of the US' scientific missions. NASA tells <i>Spaceflight Now</i> that it recently greenlit the use of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for "medium-risk" payloads, which covers all but the most valuable cargo. That rules it out of launching …

Space Exploration

NASA greenlights SpaceX’s Falcon 9 for less risky missions

It may have so far failed at the promise of a reusable space rocket, but things are still looking good for SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket. While it won’t …

Retro Mars posters prove Elon Musk's SpaceX is really cool

Let’s face it, we all want to go to Mars once it heats up a little and you can grow crops, plug in a microwave and receive decent Wi-Fi. Well …

Life on Mars: How likely is space colonisation? - Factor

When renowned British gerontologist Aubrey de Grey said a decade ago that there were people on earth today who would live to be 1,000 years old, he …