• By Space   -   Apr 23, 2018

    DEATH DRIVES THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE ON 'ONE STRANGE ROCK'

    Life never would have evolved on Earth without death.

  • By Space   -   Apr 23, 2018

    NO WAY OUT? ALIENS ON 'SUPER-EARTH' PLANETS MAY BE TRAPPED BY GRAVITY

    Any alien civilizations born on "super-Earth" planets may be ground-bound by their home worlds' powerful gravity, a new study suggests.

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  • By Space   -   Apr 23, 2018

    TACO BELL SPACE STATION? IT'S POSSIBLE, EXPERTS SAY

    Future private space stations may be sponsored by major corporations, which prompted a spirited discussion during a panel on the future...

  • By Space   -   Apr 22, 2018

    CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH NASA'S TERRA TOOLS AND POSTERS

    To celebrate Earth Day this year, NASA invites everyone to share views of Earth with the world - and to tack up artists' perspectives...

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  • By Space   -   Apr 22, 2018

    DARPA ANNOUNCES RESPONSIVE LAUNCH PRIZE COMPETITION

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a prize competition April 18 to demonstrate the ability to rapidly launch small...

  • By Space   -   Apr 22, 2018

    STAR 'DNA' SURVEY COULD REUNITE THE SUN WITH ITS LONG-LOST SIBLINGS

    Is the sun due for a cosmic family reunion?

  • By Space   -   Apr 21, 2018

    'INTERPLANETARY SHOCK WAVE' SPAWNS ELECTRIC-BLUE AURORAS

    A moderate geomagnetic storm kicked up in Earth's skies this morning , bringing green and rare electric-blue auroras that stretched...

  • By Space   -   Apr 21, 2018

    WHY SHOULD WE BELIEVE THE BIG BANG?

    13.8 billion years ago, our entire observable universe was the size of a peach and had a temperature of over a trillion degrees.

  • By Space   -   Apr 21, 2018

    MUSHROOM CLOUDS BURST THROUGH NEUTRON STARS, AND NASA CAN WATCH IT HAPPEN

    The energetic explosions release clouds of debris similar to those launched from nuclear explosions.

  • By Space   -   Apr 21, 2018

    PROTON LAUNCHES RUSSIAN MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE

    Russia's Proton rocket launched for the first time this year April 18 with a military communications satellite for the federation's...

  • By Space   -   Apr 21, 2018

    NEW SHEPARD: ROCKET FOR SPACE TOURISM

    New Shepard is a rocket manufactured by Blue Origin for space tourism. It is designed to take up to six passengers into suborbital...

  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    NETFLIX DOC 'MERCURY 13' CHRONICLES FIRST US WOMEN TESTED FOR SPACEFLIGHT

    A famous scene from space history gets an unexpected twist in the opening moments of "Mercury 13," a new hour-long documentary from...

  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    US MILITARY'S MYSTERIOUS X-37B SPACE PLANE SPOTTED BY SATELLITE TRACKERS

    The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane has apparently been spotted by satellite watchers, about seven months after the secretive vehicle...

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  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    ELON MUSK SAYS 'HUMANS ARE UNDERRATED'

    Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk just paid a rare compliment to his own species, calling humans "underrated" on Twitter last week.

  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    EX-SPACE PLANE: INSIDE THE HANGAR AT BANKRUPT XCOR AEROSPACE

    XCOR Aerospace was developing a space plane called Lynx, but that work stopped when the company went bankrupt in 2017. Here's a look...

  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    BANKRUPT SPACEFLIGHT COMPANY'S ASSETS TO HELP YOUNG MINDS SOAR

    Before it went bankrupt last year, XCOR Aerospace aimed to fly tourists to space with the company's Lynx suborbital vehicle. But now,...

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  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    LYRID METEOR SHOWER 2018: WHEN, WHERE & HOW TO SEE IT

    In late April, skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get a view of the Lyrid meteor shower, the dusty trail of a comet with a...

  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    LYRID METEOR SHOWER 2018 PEAKS THIS WEEKEND: WHAT TO EXPECT

    For enthusiastic meteor watchers, it has been a long stretch - nearly 16 weeks - since there has been a decent opportunity to catch...

  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    LAGOON NEBULA DAZZLES IN HUBBLE TELESCOPE'S 28TH-BIRTHDAY PHOTOS

    The iconic Hubble Space Telescope is about to turn 28 years old, and a batch of gorgeous new imagery helps mark the occasion.

  • By Space   -   Apr 20, 2018

    TO SEEK OUT NEW LIFE: HOW THE TESS MISSION WILL ACCELERATE THE HUNT FOR LIVABLE ALIEN WORLDS

    The just-launched Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite could soon provide the breakthrough identification of dozens of potentially...

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