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SpaceX resumes work on Starship launch pad at Kennedy Space Center

3 hours 2 min ago
“Construction of Starship orbital launch pad at the Cape has begun,” Musk tweeted Friday. The Starship launch site will be located just southeast of the launch mount location for SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy ...

NASA says SpaceX is only provider so far able to provide astronaut taxi rides

3 hours 49 min ago
The company received three more mission orders for Crew Dragon as Boeing Starliner works to get off the ground. The Crew Dragon capsule Endeavour with four astronauts aboard is departing the International Space Station against a backdrop of Pacific ...

NASA's TESS Mission Discovers an Exoplanet of Molten Iron

4 hours 2 min ago
Astronomers have discovered well over 4,000 exoplanets with the help of instruments like the dearly departed Kepler Space Telescope and the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). That latter mission just detected yet another planet, ...

Solar cells may help the development of green energy technology

4 hours 23 min ago
Researchers are searching for better materials to harness solar energy, but an explanation for the efficiency of one promising substance, perovskites, has proven elusive. However, thanks to new research from Cambridge University, scientists are no ...

Chinese Rover Spots Weird 'Cube' on the Moon, Plans to Take a Closer Look

4 hours 36 min ago
China's Yutu-2 moon rover has spotted a weird cube-shaped object on the moon, and observers are stumped. The finding was reported on Friday last week by Our Space, a Chinese social media channel associated with the China National Space Administration, ...

You could see a newly discovered comet this week. It'll be the brightest of the year

4 hours 39 min ago
Comet Leonard, known to scientists as Comet C/2021 A1, was discovered in January near Tucson, Arizona, NASA Ambassador Tony Rice said in WRAL. Experts hoped the comet would be visible in December.

Xenobots – US Scientists Create Tiny Living Robots That Can Reproduce

5 hours 1 min ago
In early 2020, a team of scientists from the University of Vermont, Tufts University and Harvard University took stem cells from African clawed frog embryos and turned them into tiny living robots. As if that isn't amazing enough, then something ...

Two new satellites mark further enlargement of Galileo

5 hours 13 min ago
Europe's largest satellite constellation has grown even bigger, following the launch of two more Galileo navigation satellites by Soyuz launcher from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on 5 December. Galileo satellites 27–28 add to an existing ...

Astronomers find a galaxy with no dark matter

5 hours 22 min ago
But now a new study by an international team of astronomers could be about to turn the situation on its head, as a 40 hour examination with state-of-the-art telescopes of AGC 114905, an ultra-diffuse dwarf galaxy about 250 million light-years away, has ...

Astra will launch a rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida for the first time in January

5 hours 39 min ago
Astra is set to expand its launch footprint, after exclusively flying its first few rockets from Kodiak, Alaska. The startup will fly a mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida for client NASA in January 2022, it announced on Monday morning.

After a “thorough review,” NASA awards additional astronaut flights to SpaceX

5 hours 53 min ago
NASA has announced that it will purchase three additional flights for its astronauts to the International Space Station on SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle. The announcement, posted on the space agency's website late on Friday afternoon, follows a "request ...

How to see the best comet of the year as it nears Earth

7 hours 32 min ago
Spotting Comet Leonard is a once in a lifetime event for those of us on Earth. That's because it will be ejected from our solar system after it passes the sun, Gianluca Masi, an astrophysicist and founder of the Virtual Telescope Project, ...

Military interest in the moon is ramping up

7 hours 34 min ago
"Cislunar space has recently become prominent in the space community and warrants attention," a recent Air Force Research Laboratory document states. The near side of the moon, as seen by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.

Giant black hole discovered near Milky Way galaxy

7 hours 43 min ago
The research was conducted by the astronomers at the McDonald Observatory at The University of Texas, Austin. The recent discovery may compel researchers to revisit the manner in which destruction of material inside the galaxies are calculated ...

Tail or Sword? Bizzare Fossil from Chile Reveals Dinosaur Species With Tail Like Aztec Sword

7 hours 52 min ago
The fossils obtained from across the globe have introduced us to countless types of creatures that once lived on the planet—from the giant birds of Antarctica to the largest dinosaurs of the Americas. Whenever palaeontologists dig out such remarkable ...

Astronomers decode why our Solar System is shaped like a croissant

8 hours 50 min ago
Hydrogen particles slamming into the Solar System from outside could be playing a crucial role in determining the shape of the protective bubble around our Sun and its planets, according to a new study. Astronomers say this bubble, ...

Living robots evolve to procreate in "astounding" scientific breakthrough

8 hours 51 min ago
Scientists behind the world's first living robots have learned that these xenobots can reproduce and generate offspring, in a discovery that they say could help to explain the origin of life on Earth. The programmable organisms were originally created ...

Six asteroids to zoom past Earth today, fastest one to fly at a speed of 44388 kmph

8 hours 57 min ago
Weeks after Nasa launched the first mission to hit an asteroid, six Near Earth Objects (NEO) will fly past Earth on Monday as Nasa observes their movement and tracks their orbit. Asteroids 2021 VX7, 2021 WE1, 2021 WM2, 2021 XT1, 2021 WL2, ...

Astronomers found dark-matter free galaxies

9 hours 3 min ago
Recently, a team of astronomers discovered evidence for dark-matter free galaxies. The team, led by scientists from the Netherlands, found no trace of dark matter in the galaxy AGC 114905. AGC 114905 ...

SpaceX fires up rocket for second NASA spacecraft launch in two weeks

10 hours 6 min ago
On November 24th, SpaceX successfully launched the small Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, marking Falcon 9's first direct interplanetary launch and the rocket's first flight-proven mission for NASA's Launch Service Program (LSP).