Nasa's latest space telescope just found its first Earth-like planet

Nasa’s newest space telescope has made its first significant discovery: an Earth-sized planet in another star system. The space agency hopes the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will discover at least 50 Earth-like planets during its two-year mission. Scientists have announced its first success – a planet named HD 21749c which is about the size of the Earth and orbits […]

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The International Space Station is under attack by space bugs, Nasa warns

The International Space Station is being attacked by powerful space bugs, Nasa has revealed. A new study has revealed that the ISS is infested with bacteria and fungus, adding to previous warnings about superbugs living aboard the orbiting space base. The bacteria pose a threat to the health of astronauts, but they may also be dangerous for the ISS and […]

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Musk: In WW3 we could flee to the moon

Elon wants “a seed of human civilization somewhere else to bring civilization back”. The solution may be up there; bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk said on Sunday. Musk, the founder of rocket and spacecraft company SpaceX, […]

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Huge step toward space holidays as SpaceX proves it can run orbital taxi service

It’s a small step for a test dummy but a giant leap for ­galactic tourism as SpaceX blasts ­passenger Ripley into orbit for a visit to the International Space Station. Elon Musk’s firm launched its ­Dragon crew capsule yesterday to demonstrate its ability to run the ­orbital taxi service the US has lacked since retiring its ­shuttle fleet in 2011. […]

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SpaceX launches unmanned U.S. space capsule to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A SpaceX rocket with a newly designed unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA’s long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil later this year. SpaceX’s 16-foot-tall (4.9 meter) Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, lifted […]

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European officials reject SpaceX complaints over launch subsidies

LAMPOLDSHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) – European space officials on Tuesday rejected complaints by U.S. rocket builder SpaceX that subsidies are hampering its access to the European market, arguing the much larger U.S. market is virtually closed to Europe’s Ariane satellite launch vehicle. Daniel Neuenschwander, head of space transportation for the European Space Agency (ESA), said efforts were under way to cut […]

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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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