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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


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

Science and Astronomy

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


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


Researchers calculate that heat from volcano erupting beneath glacier created habitable zone on Mars

By On June 1, 2014

Heat from a volcano erupting beneath an immense glacier would have created large lakes of liquid water on Mars in the relatively recent past. And where there’s water, there is also the… Read More

Mars Insight Rover

Construction to begin on NASA Mars Lander, Insight, scheduled to launch from California in 2016

By On May 26, 2014

NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday. NASA’s Interior Exploration Using… Read More


SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Returns Critical NASA Science from Space Station

By On May 18, 2014

SpaceX‘s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down at 3:05 p.m. EDT Sunday, in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 300 miles west of Baja California, returning more than 3,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science… Read More


NASA Study Indicates Loss of West Antarctic Glaciers Appears Unstoppable

By On May 12, 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

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NASA has successfully created star dust at their Ames research facility

By On May 7, 2014

A team of scientists at NASA‘s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., has successfully reproduced, right here on Earth, the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star… Read More


SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket has successful vertical landing from space.

By On April 22, 2014

According to SpaceX the Falcon 9 (Grasshopper) first stage from the recent ISS mission touched down softly during a vertical landing but is not recoverable due to high seas. CEO and Chief Designer… Read More


NASA Completes LADEE Mission with Planned Impact on Moon’s Surface

By On April 20, 2014

Ground controllers at NASA‘s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA‘s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between… Read More


NASA’s Kepler Telescope Discovers First Earth-Size Planet in ‘Habitable Zone’

By On April 17, 2014

Using NASA‘s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet orbiting a star in the “habitable zone” — the range of distance from a star where liquid water might pool… Read More