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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Firefly Aerospace is behind Florida rocket project: sources

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Firefly Aerospace Inc, a resurgent rocket company founded by a former SpaceX engineer, plans to build a factory and launch site at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Spaceport in a $52 million deal, people familiar with the project said on Wednesday. The Firefly project is strategically important for the Cedar Park, Texas-based startup as it competes with […]

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China broadcasts photos from ‘dark’ side of the moon

BEIJING — China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the moon’s far side, in what its space program hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaking mission to the less-understood sector of the lunar surface. The pictures on state broadcaster CCTV showed the Jade Rabbit 2 rover and the Chang’e 4 spacecraft that transported it on […]

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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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U.S. OneWeb satellite service has not offered stake to Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The U.S. satellite startup OneWeb, which plans to create a worldwide internet network using satellites, said on Friday that it had not offered the Russian government a stake in the project. Sources had earlier told Reuters that OneWeb had offered to sell a 12.5 percent stake to Russia, a move it hoped would allay Moscow’s concerns about […]

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This theory may explain why 95% of the universe is missing

Scientists may have finally cracked a decades-long mystery surrounding the fabric of the cosmos. As much as 95 percent of the known universe is “missing,” meaning it cannot be explained by scientists and a newly discovered “dark fluid” could solve the conundrum. The material, which scientists say possesses negative mass, brings together dark energy and dark matter into a single […]

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