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ALMA Finds Double Star with Weird and Wild Planet-forming Discs

By On July 31, 2014

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around the two young stars in the binary system HK Tauri. These new ALMA observations provide the… Read More


Mars Opportunity rover passes 25 miles driven mark, setting new record

By On July 29, 2014

NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held… Read More


The space race for Mars is heating up. Russia confirms green light for super heavy lift rocket amid nuclear treaty talks.

By On July 29, 2014

It has been reported that Russia said to be on point of leaving 1987 treaty, after Obama administration said it violated the accord with tests of R-500 Federal Space Program (FSP) Roscosmos chief… Read More

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New mass map of a distant galaxy cluster is the most precise yet

By On July 28, 2014

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble’s Frontier Fields observing programme, the map shows… Read More


Tesla Model S has software security flaw allowing doors to be unlocked by remote access

By On July 19, 2014

Tesla Motors Inc’s flagship Model S electric car has numerous system vulnerabilities that could let car doors be unlocked giving remote access to various controls, researchers at security firm Qihoo 360 Technology… Read More

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Tesla Motors gets the go ahead to open dealerships in Pennsylvania

By On July 14, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett has signed legislation allowing Tesla to open five dealerships in Pennsylvania. Tesla pushed for the bill, signed last week by Corbett, because its business model… Read More

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Life On Mars? Perhaps in the Near Future

By On July 9, 2014

While there was considerable interest in (and robust government funding for) space travel in the mid 20th century, technology has evolved so rapidly over the decades that in the dawn of the… Read More

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New observations reveal how stardust forms around a supernova

By On July 9, 2014

A group of astronomers has been able to follow stardust being made in real time — during the aftermath of a supernova explosion. For the first time they show that these cosmic… Read More


NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft has officially entered interstellar space, new data confirms

By On July 8, 2014

New data has confirmed that NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft has indeed entered into interstellar space. “All is not quiet around Voyager,” said Don Gurnett of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, the… Read More

Firefly Alpha

Firefly Space has announced a reusable LEO rocket. Lowering costs by hundreds of millions of dollars.

By On July 7, 2014

FireFly Space Systems, a ground-based, small satellite launch company, has officially announced its first launch vehicle, “FireFly Alpha.” This efficient, brand new vehicle is capable of carrying 400kg into low earth orbit… Read More

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NASA study: Ocean on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, could be as salty as the Dead Sea

By On July 3, 2014

Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as the Earth’s Dead Sea. The new results come from a… Read More

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Mars One mission opens its doors to scientific community for 2018 lander. Private payloads for sale.

By On June 30, 2014

Mars One is extending a formal invitation to universities, research bodies, and companies to contribute to the payload of the 2018 unmanned Mars Lander. The best ideas will be chosen by a… Read More


Latest images from the Mars Curiosity Rover for June 23rd 2014 #marsmonday

By On June 23, 2014

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Supermassive black hole at the heart of NGC 5548
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Swiftly moving gas streamer eclipses supermassive black hole

By On June 19, 2014

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behaviour around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548. The international team of researchers detected a clumpy gas stream flowing quickly… Read More

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Astronomers discover first Thorne-Żytkow object, a bizarre type of hybrid star

By On June 5, 2014

In a discovery decades in the making, scientists have detected the first of a “theoretical” class of stars first proposed in 1975 by physicist Kip Thorne and astronomer Anna Żytkow. Thorne-Żytkow objects… Read More