Mars One is dead so nobody is moving to the Red Planet

Mankind will be headed for Mars sooner or later, but planning and executing the first manned mission to another planet is obviously a complex and expensive endeavor. Mars One was one of the first and most ambitious attempts at getting a manned Mars mission off the ground. But it was terribly mismanaged, shortsighted and possibly even fraudulent in nature. It […]

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Mysterious interstellar object may just be space dust

The debate about what exactly the mysterious interstellar object known as “Oumuamua” is, continues to rage on, as some researchers believe it could be a “lightsail” sent from another civilization, while others believe it is a remnant from another solar system. NASA, which admitted it did not originally see the object, believes it is a “metallic or rocky object” approximately […]

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Israel to take time capsule to moon on historic mission

The exclusive list of countries that have landed spacecraft on the Moon could get a new addition this year. This February, Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft is set to launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Beresheet, which is the Hebrew word for “beginning,” is expected to land on the lunar surface about two months later. […]

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The mythical ‘Planet Nine’ theory has sadly been re-debunked

An as-yet-unseen planet may be lurking at the very distant edge of our solar system, or it might not exist at all. That incredibly vague and unsatisfying idea is the sum total of what scientists have been able to tell us about the mysterious “Planet Nine,” and it doesn’t look like we’re getting any closer to actually solving the riddle. […]

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Rain spotted on Saturn moon which may be home to alien life

Saturn’s moon Titan, which some scientists have theorized could be the home to extraterrestrial life due to the presence of surface liquid and dust storms, is providing another surprise to researchers — the sight of fresh rainfall. Prior to making its death plunge into the ringed planet, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was able to capture a reflective feature near the north […]

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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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