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Searching for Far Out and Wandering Worlds

Astronomers have made great strides in discovering planets outside of our solar system, termed "exoplanets." In fact, over the past 20 years more …

Space Calendar 2018: Launches, Sky Events & More

<b>LAST UPDATED June 23:</b> These dates are subject to change, and will be updated throughout the year as firmer dates arise. <b>Please DO NOT schedule travel</b> …

How Fungus And Synthetic Biology Could Save Astronauts On Mars

Natural medicines, made to order in space<p>Clay Wang brought his kids to the California Space Center a few years ago to show them the Space Shuttle. But as he looked up at <i>Endeavour</i> and pondered human space exploration, the pharmacologist wondered, "What if a crew runs out of medicine halfway to Mars?"<p>…

Planet 9 takes shape: Newfound planet in our outer solar system simulated

Astrophysicists have modeled the evolution of the putative planet in the outer solar system. They estimate that the object has a present-day radius …

SpaceX's Dragon Is Launching a Huge Science Haul to Space Station Friday

SpaceX will attempt to launch a Dragon cargo spacecraft, carrying a bundle of awesome science experiments, toward the International Space Station …

Mars Odyssey: Record-Breaking Mission to Mars

Mars Odyssey has been circling the Red Planet since 2001. It broke a record in 2010 for being the longest-serving piece of machinery to work at Mars, …

Space

Space probe finds 72 new objects near Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you think of Earth, do you see our bright blue planet floating out in the vast darkness of space? Maybe you imagine the ring of satellites and spacecraft circling the planet.<p>But do you see the space rocks that could plunge into our planet, causing major destruction?<p>NASA does.<p>It's using …

Asteroids

SpaceX to Try Rocket Landing During Dragon Cargo Launch Friday

SpaceX will try yet again to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a robotic ship in the Atlantic Ocean Friday (April 8).<p>The landing attempt will come during …

Watch SpaceX resupply the space station for the first time since last June's rocket failure

The launch is scheduled for 4:43PM ET on Friday<p>SpaceX has its next rocket launch on Friday, and it's one that holds extra significance for the company. Its Falcon 9 vehicle is scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 4:43PM ET, lofting nearly 7,000 pounds of cargo to the International …

Space Travel

Mysterious Mars Mounds Were Liquid-Filled Craters

On Mars, formerly water-filled craters transformed to dry mile-high mounds with the help of wind.

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

These Tiny Nanobots Can Automatically Sense And Repair Broken Electronic Circuits Too Small For Us To See

The next big revolution in science may come from the world of the very small. Nanotechnology promises to continue to change the way we manipulate the …

We May Need Fusion-Powered Rockets To Stop Comets From Destroying Earth

Sometimes you just need a rocket that flies at 2 million miles per hour<p>In 1994, Glen Wurden watched several huge pieces of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 crash into Jupiter, generating an explosion big enough to see from Earth. "Had they hit Earth, we would not be standing here today," said Wurden in a …

SpaceX's Reusable Rockets Could Cut Launch Prices 30 Percent

A $43 million ride to space<p>SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is already dramatically slashing the cost of launching stuff into space. A SpaceX launch costs about $61 million, compared to $225 million for a ULA launch (ULA stands for United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between defense giants Boeing and …

Mile-High Mountains In Middle Of Mars Craters Were Built By Wind

Mystery solved, thanks to a sand box in a wind tunnel<p>The Curiosity rover has been exploring Gale Crater on Mars for more than three years now, decoding sand dunes, digging up ancient lakes, and now, figuring out how a mountain was built.<p>In a study published in <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i> this week, …

How Did the Apollo Command and Service Modules Separate?

The service module might have powered the Apollo missions, but it was never meant to return home. Instead, it was the workhorse of the Apollo mission. It gave life to the nerve centre of the mission, the command module, and was unceremoniously cast off at the end of a flight and left to burn in the …

Space Exploration

Japan's damaged x-ray satellite: Space scientists looking for clues

At a press conference in Tokyo today, officials of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said that because of the difficulty of gathering …

Space Exploration

Mars surface replica discovered in Gujarat

<i>Scientists have found unusual minerals, including jarosite, at a site in the Kachch district. The rare mineral has been reported from various parts</i> …

Mars Rover Tackles Steep Hill, Spins Wheels, Gives Up

Opportunity may be the Mars roving champion, but even champions have their limits.

Mars Rover

13 tough interview questions you may have to answer if you want to intern at SpaceX this summer

elon musk spacex youtube<p>SpaceX/YouTube<p>Elon Musk, the CEO and CTO of SpaceX.<p>Forget about fetching coffee — as an intern at SpaceX, you’ll help design, …

The Tilting Of The Moon [Infographic]

Scientists have recently discovered that the Moon’s spin axis has moved . They calculate that the Moon’s poles shifted somewhere around 3 billion years ago and haven’t moved since.<p>Information was gathered from several different NASA missions to verify that a shift had occurred. Apparently, it is …

The Crazy Russian Plan To Create The Sky's 'Brightest Star' Might Launch This Summer

Remember that somewhat audacious Russian proposal to launch a satellite that would become the “brightest star in the night sky”? Well, they’re back …

European Space Agency wants to build village on the moon

It's been nearly 50 years since astronauts first landed on the moon. Now the head of the European Space Agency wants to build a permanent …

European Space Agency

The latest picture of Rosetta’s comet is truly breathtaking

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>We started Friday with beautiful space pictures, and so shall we end it. Above, you can see comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in a whole new (gorgeous) light. The comet is famous for being the landing site of the intrepid Philae lander, …

Space

2016 April 2 - Pluto's Bladed Terrain in 3D

<b>Pluto's Bladed Terrain in 3D</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, Johns Hopkins Univ./APL, Southwest Research Institute<p><b>Explanation:</b> Get out your red/blue glasses and …

NASA rover snaps photo of a dust devil swirling on Mars

More than 4,000 Martian days after NASA's Mars rover Opportunity began exploring the surface of the red planet, the little robot caught sight some …

Infant Earth Spotted Around A Young Sun-Like Star

A team of scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have spotted an infant version of the Earth orbiting a …

Blue Origin releases video from third launch and landing of New Shepard

Remember when Blue Origin made history by vertically landing a rocket after launching it into space? Remember when they reused that same rocket and then landed it again? Well, today Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, once again, launched that very same New Shepard rocket and successfully landed it <i>for a</i> …