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Apr 22 2019

SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly,' smoke seen for miles

In a statement on Twitter , NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the anomaly happened during part of a static fire test of the Crew Dragon's SuperDraco engines at F...

Apr 16 2019

World's largest plane successfully completes maiden flight

Test pilot Evan Thomas flew the jet to speeds of about 173 mph, climbing as high as 15,000 feet before returning smoothly and safely back, after a almost two-and-a-half-h...

Apr 15 2019

Several buildings damaged, trailer homes flipped in severe storm

Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said in a statement that the children, who were in the auto with their parents during the storm, were pronounced dead on the scene....

Apr 14 2019

The gravity of the first ever image of a black hole, explained

The image reveals the black hole at the centre of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. Myth says a black hole would rip you apart, but sci...

Apr 12 2019

Israel moon mission: Spacecraft loses contact and CRASHES on the moon

A failure of the engine would obviously be a big problem, preventing Beresheet from performing a controlled descent and resulting in the spacecraft plummeting to its demi...

Apr 11 2019

Scientists to release first images of a black hole's event horizon

The second one - M87 - inhabits the center of the neighboring Virgo A galaxy, boasting a mass 3.5 billion times that of the sun and located 54 million light-years awa...

Mar 27 2019

NASA cancels all-female spacewalk because of suit availability

Others said they were sad that a milestone moment on women's space exploration had been deferred, but safety came first. Soviet cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya became t...

Mar 23 2019

Touching The Asteroid Bennu Will Be Much Harder Than NASA Expected

Scientists and engineers on the US -led OSIRIS-REx and the Japanese-led Hayabusa2 missions are having to scramble to adjust their sample acquisition plans now that the pr...

Mar 20 2019

Wednesday night's full worm moon will be the last supermoon of 2019

The phenomenon happens twice a year- once as autumn equinox in September and the other in March as spring equinox. The next super moon will not occur until February 2...

Mar 04 2019

SpaceX launches Crew Dragon's first test flight

On this occasion, we will see the crew version of Dragon approach the station at the bow and dock automatically, using a new design of connection ring. Ripley is no mere ...

Mar 04 2019

Watch SpaceX's first Crew Dragon launch to the ISS live right here

NASA and SpaceX will be carefully monitoring the capsule throughout its mission, and the dummy - named Ripley, in a reference to the Alien movie franchise - will tra...

Feb 27 2019

Sen. Dianne Feinstein Clashes With Children Over the Green New Deal

The plan also aims to slow climate change by ending the reliance on fossil fuels within 10 years; to upgrade power grids and existing buildings for maximum energy eff...

Feb 24 2019

Watch SpaceX Launch the First Private Lunar Lander Mission

Just a few minutes after Falcon 9 launched from Cape Canaveral, the first and second stages separated and the booster stage fell back to Earth, using its thrusters to slo...

Feb 23 2019

The launching of the first Israeli lunar spacecraft Beresheet

Air Force. "We thought it's about time for a change, and we want to get little Israel all the way to the moon", said Yonatan Winetraub, co-founder of Israel's SpaceI...

Feb 19 2019

A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms

It takes place when the moon's orbit brings it to the closest point to Earth while at the same time bathed in sunlight, giving the rock its bright appearance. The sun wil...

Jan 19 2019

China moon mission's next task: Getting samples back to earth

The China National Space Agency's Chang'e 4 lander is exploring the mysterious side of our lunar neighbor that faces away from Earth. China says it has grown th...

Jan 16 2019

For the First Time, Plants Have Been Grown On the Moon

The Chang'e-4 probe - named after a Chinese moon goddess - made the world's first soft landing on the moon's "dark side" on Jan 3, a major step in China's ambitions to ...

Jan 09 2019

Brazil's far-right president sends army into city to fight crime

Retired Army General Augusto Heleno, Bolsonaro's security adviser, said that the president is planning to follow the US' lead in moving the embassy to Jerusalem, but that...

Jan 05 2019

NASA's Pic Of Snowman-Shaped Ultima Thule Inspires Hilarious Memes, Jokes

NASA's New Horizons mission flew by the object early on January 1, and the maneuver's science data will reach Earth over the course of almost two months. The discovery...

Dec 31 2018

EPA says ‘not necessary’ for coal plants to comply with mercury limits

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule has been in place for years, and energy companies that own coal-fired power plants are already in compliance. Mercury ca...