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Sorry, sci-fi fans: star's oddness not due to alien mega-structure

The dimming could be due to some sort of dust, though the cause remains uncertain.

04 Jan 2018 9:32 AM

Russian space experts regain control of 1st Angola satellite

The Russian-built satellite successfully entered a designated orbit after launch from the Baikonur pad in Kazakhstan.

30 Dec 2017 9:43 AM

NASA astronaut, 1st to fly untethered in space, dies at 80

He was famously photographed in 1984 flying with a hefty spacewalker's jetpack, alone in the cosmic blackness above a blue Earth.

23 Dec 2017 12:15 PM

Google crunches data to help NASA find two new planets

The data came from the Kepler telescope which NASA launched into space in 2009 as part of a planet-finding mission.

16 Dec 2017 8:45 AM

Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

Our solar system had nine planets until Pluto was demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union.

15 Dec 2017 9:39 AM


New Island offers clues about life on Mars: NASA

Scientists initially expected the island — created when vast quantities of rock and dense ash spewed — to wash away within a few months.

13 Dec 2017 2:42 PM

First Interstellar visitor from solar system dazzles scientists

New data reveal the interstellar interloper to be a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a somewhat reddish hue.

30 Nov 2017 1:43 PM

Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher

The scientists report that our solar system could be packed with 10,000 such interstellar travellers at any given time.

17 Nov 2017 4:08 PM

Close new Earth-size world, where year lasts under 10 days

At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside our solar system.

16 Nov 2017 11:54 AM

NASA seeks nickname for New Horizons next flyby target

Scientists at NASA have started a campaign inviting the public to choose an informal name for the New Horizons mission's next flyby target.

08 Nov 2017 6:23 PM


Monster planet discovery challenges formation theory

Scientists have discovered a monster planet orbitting a small, distant star.

04 Nov 2017 2:46 PM

NASA gets into 'Halloween' mood, releases spooky soundtrack playlist

NASA has shared a SoundCloud playlist of creepy space sounds to double the celebration of 'Halloween'.

30 Oct 2017 1:12 PM

Ice giant Planet Nine a reality: NASA

Konstantin Batygin says there are now five different lines of observational evidence pointing to the existence of Planet Nine.

16 Oct 2017 4:43 PM

SpaceX to transport super-computer to space for deep-space missions

The super-computer will direct astronauts on future deep-space missions.

14 Aug 2017 7:54 AM

New Horizons spacecraft may have two targets this time

Could the next flyby target for NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft actually be two targets?

08 Aug 2017 2:22 PM


Possible key ingredients of life discovered on Saturn’s Moon

NASA finds Moon of Saturn has chemical that could form ‘Membranes.’

30 Jul 2017 10:26 AM

First exomoon may have been discovered

A second, smaller dip that appears ahead of or behind the planet could reveal a moon.

28 Jul 2017 9:09 PM

Goodbye HERA, Hello Sleep: NASA’s HERA XIII crew returns home

This mission was the first of its kind to last 45 days, as well as incorporate sleep reduction for research purposes.

20 Jul 2017 10:51 AM

NASA to refrain sending commands to Mars orbiters

Data will keep coming from Mars to Earth, although loss or corruption of some bits is anticipated and the data will be retransmitted later.

18 Jul 2017 9:31 AM

Spacecraft unveiled for first Europe mission to Mercury

The craft has an unusual design, comprising a "stacked aircraft" carrying two orbiters -- one European, the other Japanese.

06 Jul 2017 6:39 PM