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Vintage NASA Probe Out of Gas, But Still Alive, Private Team Says (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:29:31 EDT:)
Attempts to move a 36-year-old NASA probe closer to Earth have failed, but only because the vintage spacecraft is simply out of gas, according to the team of volunteer engineers now controlling the spacecraft.
Europe to Launch Robotic Space Plane Prototype in November (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:47 EDT:)
A new space plane prototype´s launch in November could pave the way toward the creation of a reusable cargo vehicle that would survive the blistering re-entry into Earth´s atmosphere, according to the European Space Agency.
Huge Solar Storm of 2012 Would Have Sparked Calamity on Earth (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:29:17 EDT:)
If a huge solar eruption in 2012 had hit the Earth, the effects would have been so devastating that we´d still be recovering two years later, scientists working on several new studies conclude.
Supermoon vs. Perseids Meteors - Battle in August | Video (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:11:24 EDT:)
The year´s brightest ‘Perigee Moon’ (closest point in orbit) and the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower arrive at the same time (August 11-13, 2014).
WATCH LIVE @ 7:15 pm ET: Europe to Launch Robotic Cargo Craft to Space Station (Sat, 06 Oct 2012 17:18:16 EDT:)
NASA TV will broadcast live coverage of the fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle mission to the International Space Station beginning at 7:15 p.m. EDT (2315 GMT). The mission is set to launch at 7:47 p.m. EDT (2347 GMT).
50 Years Ago: Ranger Mission ´Slammed Into Moon´ | Video (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:32:45 EDT:)
On July 31st, 1964, NASA´s Ranger became first U.S. probe to deliver up-close images of the surface of the moon, right up until the moment of impact. It returned 4300 photos during its 3 day mission.
WATCH LIVE TONIGHT: NASA´s Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Webcast (Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:52:05 EST:)
NASA will host a live webcast tonight (July 29) to showcase the peak of the annual Delta Aquarid meteor shower and you can watch it live online here.
How To Precisely Map Our Galaxy | Video (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:02:58 EDT:)
The European Space Agency´s Gaia mission will produce a 3D map of the Milky Way Galaxy. It is carrying a billion-pixel camera that will map each star it can resolve more than 70 times. There may as many as 400 Billion stars in our galaxy.
European Cargo Ship Launches on Last Space Station Delivery Tonight: Watch Live (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:29:29 EDT:)
A rocket launch from South America Tuesday evening (July 29) will mark the beginning of the end for a venerable line of European cargo spacecraft.
101 Geysers Spotted on Saturn´s Icy Moon Enceladus (Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:26:43 EDT:)
The icy Saturn moon Enceladus sports at least 101 geysers, which reach all the way down to the satellite´s subsurface ocean, new research suggests.
US Air Force Launches 3 ´Space Neighborhood Watch´ Satellites (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:12:01 EDT:)
The three spacecraft — two of which are fully operational and one of which is an experimental satellite — blasted off today (July 28) from Florida´s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, riding atop a United Launch Alliance Delta 4 rocket.
Opportunity Rover Breaks Off-World Driving Record | Video (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:55:26 EDT:)
The rover landed on the Red Planet in 2004 and has since driven a record 25.01 miles (40.02 km). The record was previously held by the Russian Lunokhod 2 which roved the lunar surface for 24.2 miles (39 km) in 1973. Full Story:
NASA´s Mars Rover Opportunity Breaks Off-World Driving Record (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:20:26 EDT:)
As of Sunday (July 27), Opportunity had traveled a total of 25.01 miles on the Red Planet, NASA officials said. The record had been held by the Soviet Union´s remote-controlled Lunokhod 2 rover, which covered 24.2 miles on the moon in 1973.
Hubble Space Telescope Exhibit Coming to NYC´s Intrepid Museum (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:29:33 EDT:)
This fall, the New York City home of NASA´s space shuttle Enterprise will focus its attention on another big piece of space history: the Hubble Space Telescope.
Saturn´s Moon Titan Sheds Light on Hazy Alien Planets (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:35:08 EDT:)
By peering into the haze of Saturn´s huge moon Titan, scientists could learn more about how the atmospheres of alien worlds behave.
Russia Restores Contact with Gecko-Filled Space Capsule (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:32:10 EDT:)
Russian space officials say they´ve re-established contact with a capsule carrying geckos on a mission to mate in orbit. The spacecraft was feared to be in trouble after it stopped responding to commands from the ground.
Delta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: How to Watch it Live Online (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:50:30 EDT:)
The Delta Aquarid meteor shower is peaking from tonight (July 28) into Tuesday, and even if you can´t catch the cosmic show in person, you can still see live views of the annual shower online tonight.
World View to Loft Experiments on Balloon Test Flights This Year (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:29:48 EDT:)
Arizona-based World View, which aims to loft passengers to the stratosphere by late 2016, will start launching research and education payloads on its unmanned test flights later this year, company officials said.
Heaviest Spacecraft Ever Launched By Europe - Final ATV Mission | Video (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:27:37 EDT:)
The final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) named the George Lemaître Mission, after the ´father of the Big Bang´, will carry double the cargo load of its predecessor to the International Space Station. It is scheduled for launch on July 29th, 2014.
Galaxy´s Huge Black Hole Puts on Spectacular Fireworks Show (Video) (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:42:57 EDT:)
The supermassive black hole at the center of a far-off galaxy is putting on a fireworks display of cosmic proportions.
Want to Colonize an Alien Planet? Send 40,000 People (Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:41:21 EDT:)
The founding population of an interstellar colony should consist of 20,000 to 40,000 people, one expert says. Such a large group would possess a great deal of genetic and demographic diversity, giving the settlement the best chance of survival.
Microbe´s Innovation May Have Started Largest Extinction Event on Earth (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:52:59 EDT:)
The environment can produce sudden shocks to the life of our planet through impacting space rocks, erupting volcanoes and other events.
Don´t Miss These Minor Meteor Showers This Summer (Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:07:34 EDT:)
Stargazers often overlook six minor meteor showers in the northern summer, but these celestial fireworks displays can be must-see events. Here´s´s guide to the minor meteor showers of Summer 2014.
Volunteers Emerge from Mock Mars Base in Hawaii (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:00:32 EDT:)
A volunteer crew of mock Mars explorers emerged from their Martian habitat Friday (July 25) after four months living inside a dome atop a Hawaiian volcano. See how the HI-SEAS 2 mock Mars mission crew lived and worked on a ´Red Planet.´
Summer Skywatching: See the Clouds of the Milky Way (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:55:18 EDT:)
One of the greatest pleasures for summer stargazers is viewing the splendor of the Milky Way. Despite the fact that we live in this vast island of billions of stars, most inhabitants of Earth have never seen the clouds of our Milky Way.
My Love Affair with the Moon (Op-Ed) (Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:42:30 EDT:)
Fix your gaze upon the moon.
Public Invited to See Shuttle ´Lift Off´ at Space Center Houston (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:44:22 EDT:)
The countdown has begun for the liftoff of a space shuttle from Houston — and you are invited to take a front row seat. On Aug. 14, Space Center Houston´s shuttle replica, the "Independence," will be hoisted by crane on top of NASA´s Shuttle Carrier Aircr
Vote Now! Best Space Stories of the Week – July 26, 2014 (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:06:49 EDT:)
What was your favorite space news story of the last week?
Best Space Photos of the Week - July 26, 2014 (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:07:42 EDT:)
From a look again at the first footprints on the moon to the ISS view of Gaza, don´t miss these amazing space images of the week for July 26, 2014.
NASA Marketing Movie 2014 | Agency Video (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:49:40 EDT:)
This NASA-produced video combines a greatest hits retrospective of past spaceflight with suggestions of humans-to-asteroid and Mars missions, plus animation of a yet unbuilt heavy lift launch vehicle.
Russian Officials Unable to Contact Animal-Carrying Spaceship (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:32:13 EDT:)
A Russian space capsule carrying a package of biological and materials research specimens, including geckos and plant seeds, has stopped responding to commands from Earth, the Russian space agency announced Thursday (July 24).
Taking Sid Meier´s ´Civilization´ Beyond Earth (Op-Ed) (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:56:31 EDT:)
When we were asked to design a new science-fiction entry in the "Sid Meier’s Civilization" series, it was one of those amazing moments when we realized we were going to have the chance to combine a love of game design with a love of science and space.
Colonize Space with ‘Civilization: Beyond Earth’ | Game Trailer (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:04:24 EDT:)
The latest installment in Sid Meier´s Civilization series takes mankind in search of a new home after the collapse of modern society on Earth. Pre-order the game here.
Hubble Space Telescope Could Become LEGO Model with Fan Votes (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:29:09 EDT:)
The Hubble Space Telescope is an amazing example of space engineering that for nearly a quarter century has been a vital research tool and public relations boon for astronomy. As such, it is due time for a LEGO model of the observatory, fan Gabriel Russo
Astronaut´s View on Israel-Gaza Conflict: No Borders Visible from Space (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:35:37 EDT:)
German astronaut Alexander Gerst reflected on the grief he felt as he saw signs of the deadly Israel-Gaza conflict from the International Space Station.
Rough Road Ahead: Rocky Mars Terrain Challenges Curiosity Rover (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:28:35 EDT:)
Curiosity has just crossed out of its landing ellipse, the 12- by 4-mile(19 by 7 kilometers) zone targeted for its August 2012 touchdown and is now moving toward an increasingly challenging landscape called the Zabriskie Plateau.
Mining the Moon? Space Property Rights Still Unclear, Experts Say (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:28:53 EDT:)
As the world celebrates the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11´s giant leap to the moon, some people are eyeing the celestial body´s bounty of resources. But it´s unclear at the moment who is allowed to extract and profit from the moon´s resources.
Alien Planet´s Size Measured Like Never Before (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:27:25 EDT:)
Using observations by NASA´s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes, researchers determined that the exoplanet Kepler-93b is 1.48 times the size of Earth, allowing scientists to conclude that the planet is very likely composed of iron and rock.
Bunnies on the Moon? 7 Lunar Myths Apollo 11 Debunked (Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:25:58 EDT:)
Is the moon made of green cheese? Is it a hollow spaceship? Apollo 11 helped put these and other ideas to rest.
See the Moon, Mercury and Venus Before Sunrise Friday (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:12:49 EDT:)
Mercury and Venus will star in an early morning meet-up with the moon Friday (July 24). Both planets can be seen low in the east-northeast roughly 45 minutes before sunrise.
Hubble Telescope Spies Off-Kilter Halo Around Distant Galaxy (Images) (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:53:43 EDT:)
The Hubble Space Telescope has created the most detailed map ever of the star-filled halo encircling Centarus A, the closest giant elliptical galaxy to our Milky Way galaxy. The map reveals a surprising amount of heavy metals along the halo´s outer edge.
On Cloudy Alien Planets, a Chance for Life (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:16:05 EDT:)
The cloudier an alien planet is, the closer it can get to its star and still remain potentially life-friendly, researchers say. See what it means for life on planets even as hellish as Venus.
Astronauts Simulate Deep-Space Mission in Underwater Lab (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:49:57 EDT:)
It´s commonplace to practice spacewalks underwater, but the latest crew living in an underwater lab plans to introduce a twist: a 10-minute communications delay with mission control.
Comet´s Tail ´Stretched and Pummeled´ By Sun During Fly-by | Video (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:14:51 EDT:)
NASA´s STEREO spacecraft captured imagery of recently discovered Comet Jacques on its nearest approach to the Sun as the object was moving at over 110,000 miles per hour. The comet can be spotted in the pre-dawn hours.
Probe Scans Comet’s True Shape | Animated Image Set (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:39:50 EDT:)
Imagery from the Rosetta mission has been used to create a visualization of periodic comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The probe insert itself into orbit around the comet in the first week of August 2014.
Rosetta Probe vs. Comet ´Cherry-Gerry´ - Size Comparison | Video (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:32:17 EDT:)
The probe is 125 times smaller than its target, comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta will come within 62 miles of the surface in the first week of August 2014.
Satellites Track Malaysian Airlines MH17 Crash Site from Space (Images) (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:21:54 EDT:)
DigitalGlobe released satellite images of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 plane that was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17.
Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 24, 1969: Return to Earth (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:28:24 EDT:)
NASA´s Apollo 11 crew returned to Earth as heroes at the end of their successful manned moon landing mission. See how Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed down in the Pacific Ocean and returned to the United States.
Apollo 11 Moon Landing 45th Anniversary: Complete Coverage (Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:27:58 EDT:)
"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." That sentence, uttered by NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong from the surface of the moon 45 years ago, signaled the dawn of a new age.
Astrophotographer Catches Star Cluster, Moon & Venus in One Amazing Photo (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:39:04 EDT:)
Astrophotographer took this image of the moon, Venus, and the Pleiades on June 24, 2014 from Tucson, Arizona.

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