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Elon Musk And Richard Branson: Space Flight Pioneers of the 21st Century

By On November 19, 2014

In 1923, as George Mallory toured the United States fundraising for his assault on the virgin summit of Mt. Everest, a New York reporter posed to him the question, “Why do you… Read More


Philae Lander discovers organic molecules on Comet

By On November 18, 2014

The last of the 10 instruments on board the Philae lander to be activated was the Sampling, Drilling and Distribution (SD2) subsystem, which was designed to provide soil samples for the COSAC… Read More


Planet-forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System

By On October 29, 2014

ALMA Examines Ezekiel-like “Wheel in a Wheel” of Dust and Gas A research group led by Anne Dutrey from the Laboratory of Astrophysics of Bordeaux, France and CNRS used theAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter… Read More

Science and Astronomy

Deep Space Laments Loss of First Asteroid Company Spacecraft Mission

By On October 29, 2014

Executives at Deep Space Industries lamented the loss of Planetary Resources ARKYD 3 that was destroyed during the launch of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket, which exploded six seconds after lift-off on the… Read More


Poland to Join the European Southern Observatory

By On October 28, 2014

Today Professor Lena Kolarska-Bobińska, the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education, signed an agreement that will lead to the country joining the European Southern Observatory (ESO) — the world’s most productive… Read More

Science and Astronomy

Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

By On September 30, 2014

NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn’s moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square… Read More

Science and Astronomy

Hubble Telescope finds steamy water vapour on a planet outside our Solar System

By On September 25, 2014

Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Kepler Space Telescope have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapour on a planet outside our Solar… Read More


Big Bang theory may be wrong according to new study

By On September 10, 2014

This new image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile shows a vast collection of stars, the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks very similar to… Read More

Science and Astronomy

Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching

By On September 10, 2014

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova. The discovery confirms a long-held theory that the supernova, dubbed SN 1993J, occurred inside what… Read More


NASA-UCI Study Indicates Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable

By On September 5, 2014

A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of… Read More


Small asteroid to zoom by Eearth on Sunday Sept 7th

By On September 4, 2014

A small asteroid, designated 2014 RC, will safely pass very close to Earth on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014. At the time of closest approach, based on current calculations to be about 2:18… Read More

Science and Astronomy

NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

By On August 28, 2014

NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the… Read More


NASA Completes Key Review of World’s Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey to Mars

By On August 27, 2014

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) — the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to… Read More


NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

By On August 27, 2014

Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space… Read More

Merging galaxies in the distant Universe through a gravitational
Science and Astronomy

Scientists uses Cosmic Lens to view most distant Merging Galaxies

By On August 26, 2014

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that… Read More