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  • Scientists discover planet likely to comprise alien life

    April 20, 2017 1:25 PM 15

    Abuja – A newly discovered planet sitting in a solar system just 39 light years away has been dubbed one of the best targets for finding alien life, scientists have said. A team of scientists that discovered the exoplanet were quoted by the USA Today online news as saying that the planet LHS 1140b was believed to be a rocky “Super-Earth.” According to the scientists

  • Watch rocket launch in 360 degrees like you're on the pad

    April 18, 2017 5:17 PM 17

    The live launch can be viewed Tuesday morning on NASA Television's YouTube channel. For the first time, NASA will livestream a rocket launch in 360 degrees, giving you a view as if you were standing on the pad. The launch, which is happening in coordination with United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK, is targeted for Tuesday during a 30-minute window

  • Watch Live: NASA Broadcasts the First 360-Degree Livestream of a Rocket Launch

    April 18, 2017 2:23 AM 21

    NASA wants to put viewers in the middle of the action for its rocket launch Tuesday in a way that's never been done before: by live-streaming a 360-degree video. Viewers can watch an Atlas V rocket lift off on a supply mission to the International Space Station from the vantage point of the launch pad. If you have a virtual reality device, you can use it to feel as if you're

  • New global map of Earth at night

    April 15, 2017 2:14 AM 20

    This week (April 12, 2017), NASA scientists released the first new global map of Earth at night since 2012. The composite map – dubbed the Black Marble – depicts earthly lights at night as observed in 2016. This nighttime look at our home planet, created using satellite data, provides a unique perspective of human activities around the globe. The principal

  • NASA finds ingredients for life spewing out of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

    April 13, 2017 8:10 PM 20

    The geysers of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are gushing up food for life, scientists say. Researchers report Thursday in the journal Science that the jets of ice and gas gushing from the moon’s south pole contain molecular hydrogen, a chemical characteristic of hydrothermal activity. On Earth, hydrogen provides fuel for communities of organisms that live around

  • Giant asteroid headed toward Earth on April 19, but no chance of a collision

    April 12, 2017 4:34 AM 17

    Just for a moment, imagine how much havoc would be caused by a a 650-metre space rock smashing into the Earth. It would make the horrific Boxing Day 2004 tsunami look like a mild disaster by comparison. Fortunately, that won't be on the agenda on April 19 when a large asteroid, 2014 JO25, passes by our planet. According to NASA, it's going to miss Earth

  • US, Russian crew lands after six-month stay on space station

    April 10, 2017 4:25 PM 34

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.: A U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts made a parachute landing in Kazakhstan on Monday, wrapping up a nearly six-month mission aboard the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. The Russian Soyuz capsule, which left the station shortly before 4 a.m. EDT (0800 GMT), touched down southeast of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan

  • Jupiter at opposition: Watch LIVE stream of Jupiter in the night sky

    April 7, 2017 9:24 AM 30

    JUPITER will reach opposition tonight and shine brighter than ever before in the night. Here is a live stream of the planet in the sky. Jupiter will position itself in the Virgo constellation almost directly across from the Sun, lighting it up in the night sky. The gaseous giant will also be its closest point to Earth and will be clearly visible in the UK between

  • Dr. Peggy Whitson set to shatter another NASA record

    April 7, 2017 12:08 AM 12

    Later this month, she will have spent more time in space than any previous US astronaut. Whitson was scheduled to return to Earth when Expedition 51 ends in June, but Roscosmos is reducing their crew to only two cosmonauts for Expedition 52 so Whitson will stay on board to ensure the space station has a full crew of six through the September. "This is great

  • SpaceX launches its first recycled rocket in historic leap

    March 31, 2017 2:55 AM 28

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched and then retrieved its first recycled rocket Thursday, a historic feat and the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. It was the first time SpaceX founder Elon Musk had tried to fly a booster that had soared before on an orbital mission. He was at a loss for words after