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Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Possible Moon Outside Our Solar System

Using NASA’s Hubble and Kepler space telescopes, astronomers have uncovered tantalizing evidence of what could be the first discovery of a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. This moon candidate, which is 8,000 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation, orbits a gas-giant planet that, in turn, orbits a star called Kepler-1625. Researchers caution that the moon […]

NASA’s Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole

NASA’s Fermi Traces Source of Cosmic Neutrino to Monster Black Hole

For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This neutrino traveled 3.7 billion years at almost the speed of light before being detected on Earth. This is farther than any other neutrino whose origin scientists can identify.  High-energy neutrinos […]

NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3 by President Trump

NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3 by President Trump

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine speaks during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. Chaired by the Vice President, the council’s […]

The Future of Space Travel

The Future of Space Travel

It has been just short of 50 years since the first man on the moon in 1969 and since then it is safe to say we have come a long way in space travel.  With the space race to Mars in full steam ahead between the likes of NASA, Mars One and SpaceX, what can […]

Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond.  NASA announced the results of the demonstration, called the Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY) experiment,during a news conference Wednesday at its Glenn Research […]

NASA’s New Space ‘Botanist’ Arrives at Launch Site

NASA’s New Space ‘Botanist’ Arrives at Launch Site

ECOSTRESS arrives at Kennedy Space Center in preparation for launch to the space station this summer. Image credit: NASA › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> A new instrument that will provide a unique, space-based measurement of how plants respond to changes in water availability has arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center […]

‘Marsquakes’ Could Shake Up Planetary Science

‘Marsquakes’ Could Shake Up Planetary Science

Artist’s rendition showing the inner structure of Mars. The topmost layer is known as the crust, underneath it is the mantle, which rests on an inner core. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Full image and caption › Full image and caption”/> Starting next year, scientists will get their first look deep below the surface of Mars.

Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars

Kepler Beyond Planets: Finding Exploding Stars

A new study describes the most extreme known example of a “fast-evolving luminous transient” (FELT) supernova.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech › Larger view › Larger view”/> Fast Facts: › The Kepler space telescope, famous for finding exoplanets, has also been valuable in tracking exploding stars known as supernovae › Supernovae forge heavy elements — materials that make up […]

Our closest neighboring star system sounds like a terrible place to live

Our closest neighboring star system sounds like a terrible place to live

Instead of hosting planet-friendly dust, Proxima Centauri spews radiation. An artist’s illustration of Proxima b NRAO/AUI/NSF; D. Berry There’s a planet just over 4 light-years away orbiting a star at just the right distance—not too close, not too far—that it could support liquid water on its surface.

Meanwhile in space: Jupiter looks great and Mars is a dust heap

Meanwhile in space: Jupiter looks great and Mars is a dust heap

Here’s the most gorgeous space news you need to catch up on. A time lapse sequence at Jupiter’s South Pole. Gerald Eichstädt/JunoCam Travel Pictures Quick, what were you doing on February 7, between 10:21 a.m. and 11:01 a.m.

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