october 20 landing

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Will Land on Asteroid Bennu Next Month

After a long waiting, NASA's robotic probe OSIRIS-REx will land on asteroid Bennu's boulder-strewn ground on October 20. The probe will touch down only for a few seconds to collect dust and rock samples. Scientists really hope the mission will...
ISS NEW to avoid space debris

The ISS Successfully Avoided Space Debris: Find Out How

The astronauts on the ISS had to make a so-called "avoidance maneuver" yesterday (September 22) to ensure they would not be knocked by space debris. The news was released by NASA, urging better management of objects in our planet's orbit....
Glorious New Hubble Photo Showcases Jupiter's Stormy Side

Jupiter’s Stormy Events Captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope

Glorious Jupiter, our Solar System's bold big brother, is putting up a show. An incredible new shot from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows the majestic planet's aggressive, ever-evolving weather, unveiling long- and short-term changes. In the northern hemisphere, reckless clouds...
A warm Jupiter orbiting a cool star

How Could a Jupiter-sized Planet Orbit a Cool Star: New Observations Emerge

A planet spotted getting in front of or transiting a low-mass star has been determined to be around Jupiter's size. Hundreds of Jupiter-sized bodies have been observed so far, orbiting bigger Sun-like stars. It is so rare to spot these...

NASA Pays Private Companies to Normalize Collecting and Selling Lunar Material

NASA has recently announced it plans to pay private companies to collect samples from the Moon. The American space agency has already booked robotic trips to the lunar surface on commercial vehicles, and also plans to proceed this way with...
Hubble Discovery Hints at a Serious Problem With Our Understanding of Dark Matter

Huge Concentrations of Dark Matter Discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope

New data from the Hubble Space Telescope unveils much higher concentrations of dark matter than previously believed in some galaxies, by over an order of magnitude. It would be, let's say, very optimistic to claim that we have a good...
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The Nancy Roman Space Telescope’s Main Mirror is Now Complete

NASA recently announced that the Nancy Roman Space Telescope's main mirror is now complete.  The mirror is 2.4 meters and needed less time to develop than other mirrors because it wasn't done from scratch. It's actually a re-surfaced and re-shaped...
martian ground examined

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Captures Intriguing Dust Devil On Mars

Even if the Red Planet has a thin atmosphere, its features are quite daring and intriguing. The water ice, for instance, can rise high in the sky to create thin clouds. The fierce winds can also whip up into uncontrolled...

Astronaut Jeanette Epps to Become the First Black Woman to Live on ISS

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps was selected to fly into Earth's orbit and become the first Black astronaut to live at the International Space Station. At the last minute, Epps was removed from the mission with no explanation whatsoever. Even though...

NASA Brings Fresh News about The ‘Election Day’ Asteroid – Are We in Trouble?

Many scientists believe that it's only a matter of time until a Chicxulub 2.0 asteroid will pay us an unwanted visit like it happened when the dinosaurs were wiped out long ago. Recent news about an asteroid getting dangerously close...