Nasa finds first molecule formed after the universe began with the Big Bang

Nasa has detected a type of molecule believed to be the first that ever formed in the universe. After the Big Bang, space was filled with nothing but the basic atoms helium and hydrogen. It’s thought these two elements then came together to form the first molecule (a group of atoms bonded together) called helium hydride about 100,000 years after […]

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NASA twins study shows astronauts returned to normal after space toll

WASHINGTON — From his eyes to his immune system, astronaut Scott Kelly’s body sometimes reacted strangely to nearly a year in orbit, at least compared to his Earth-bound identical twin — but newly published research shows nothing that would cancel even longer space treks, like to Mars. The good news: Kelly largely bounced back after returning home, say scientists who […]

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Nasa calls India's anti-satellite missile a threat to the ISS

Nasa has slammed the latest efforts from India’s space program and criticised the country for putting lives at stake. The US space agency says that a recent anti-satellite missile test could endanger astronauts currently on board the orbiting International Space Station. On March 27, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced that the country had managed to shoot down one of […]

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Nasa shows off 'Mars-copter' designed to hover over the alien Martian landscape

Nasa has successfully tested a ‘Mars-copter’ designed to soar through the thin Martian atmosphere. So far, all the vehicles sent to Mars have been rovers which travel slowly along the ground and can only inspect the immediate area around them. But the Mars-copter will be able to zoom high into the Martian skies and travel much greater distances than the […]

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Nasa cancels first all-female spacewalk due to problems with astronaut's outfit

The moment when two female astronauts stepped into the void together was supposed to be a victorious moment in feminist history. But the first all-female spacewalk has been cancelled because Nasa didn’t give one of the explorers a spacesuit in the right size. On Friday, March 29, Anne McClain and Christina Koch were due to leave the International Space Station […]

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NASA still can’t explain these mysteries about the moon

The moon may be Earth’s closest neighbor, but there are still countless mysteries surrounding the rocky world. NASA has spent decades researching the moon — even landing 12 of its astronauts there — but some answers still elude its top space scientists. Here are four things we still don’t understand about the moon. The origin of the moon Exactly how […]

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NASA spacecraft sets record orbit around asteroid

LAUREL, Md. — A NASA spacecraft has gone into orbit around an ancient asteroid, setting a pair of records. The Osiris-Rex spacecraft entered orbit Monday around the asteroid Bennu, 70 million miles from Earth. It’s the smallest celestial body ever to be orbited by a spacecraft. Bennu is just 1,600 feet across. The spacecraft’s laps are barely a mile above […]

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