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Scientists Found the Remains of a Water-Covered Earth-Like Planet

David Smothers October 10, 2013

A team of astrophysicists have made an exciting however complex discovery a mere 170 light years away. In their own words, it’s “the first evidence of a water-rich rocky planetary body” outside of our own solar system to have evidence of water. It’s the “rocky” bit that makes it Earth-like. Hey, that’s pretty exciting! An… Continue Reading »

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ISS Crew “Flew Blind” on Their Way Back to Earth

David Smothers September 13, 2013

While exciting in some ways—homecoming, yay!—the trip home from the International Space Station is a scary enough journey even when everything goes right. Now imagine doing it with no height sensors to tell you how far from the ground you are and when to brace for impact. That’s exactly what happened earlier week. Two Russian… Continue Reading »

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ISS Astronauts Are Spacewalking Now and You Can Watch It Here Live

David Smothers July 9, 2013

NASA’s Chris Cassidy and his colleague from the European Space Agency Luca Parmitano are currently in the middle of a six-hour spacewalk. This is the first of two spacewalks the Cassidy-Parmitano duo will make this month as they prepare the ISS for a Russian laboratory module that will be installed at the end of the… Continue Reading »

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The Other Firsts No One’s Talking About For The Proposed 2018 Mars Flyby Mission

David Smothers March 1, 2013

Remember Dennis Tito? He’s the millionaire who became the first space tourist back in 2001, who bought himself a ticket on a Soyuz heading to the International Space Station. Now he’s got some big new space plans: he wants to send two people on a Mars flyby mission in 2018. If he can pull it off, there’s lots… Continue Reading »

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Computer Swap on Curiosity Rover

David Smothers February 28, 2013

PASADENA, Calif. – The ground team for NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active. The intentional swap at about 2:30 a.m. PST today (Thursday, Feb. 28) put the rover, as anticipated, into a minimal-activity precautionary status… Continue Reading »

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This Black Hole Spins at (Almost) the Speed of Light

David Smothers February 28, 2013

NASA and the ESA have teamed up to measure how fast a black hole, that weighs 2 million times more than our sun, spins—and the result’s mind boggling. Using two X-ray space observatories, the space agencies have measured the spin of the black hole which lies at the center of a galaxy called NGC 1365…. Continue Reading »

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What the Hell Is This Weird Shiny Object on Mars?

David Smothers February 9, 2013

The Mars Curiosity Rover has been busy snapping photos (selfies too) of Mars and found something… strange. A small, shiny, metal-looking “protuberance” sticking out from the red planet. Is it some secret lever to open up a world where Martians exist? Or some random space junk? We don’t know. You can see it in the… Continue Reading »

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Bubble baron treats Space Station crew to blowup model

David Smothers January 14, 2013

Bigelow to build $17.8m tent for SCIENCE NASA has enlisted Bigelow Aerospace to build an inflatable module for the International Space Station. Bigelow Aerospace (BA), founded by space baron Robert Bigelow in 1999, will get $17.8m to put together the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module – a blowup space habitat. The prototype bubble home will be… Continue Reading »

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UFO Sightings At International Space Station On The Rise (And You Can Help Find Them) (VIDEO)

David Smothers January 14, 2013

As 2012 ended and 2013 began, numerous UFOs were reported around the country — nothing earthshattering there — but what about alleged unidentified objects seen in space near the International Space Station (or ISS), a couple of hundred miles above Earth? Videos have cropped up on YouTube showing images taken by NASA cameras of objects of different… Continue Reading »

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