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Outer space News

NASA discovers tiny galaxy some 13 billion lightyears from Earth

Pasadena - With the help of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered one of the farthest and smallest galaxies ever seen.

Space station 'same day delivery' service operational by 2016

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have their own same day delivery service, courtesy of the soon to be developed Terrestrial Return Vehicle.

Ticket to rise: How to go to outer space for $10

Once a mere fantasy, the modern marvel of space travel is opening its doors to civilians (at least those able to pay exorbitant prices). In a recent development, however, the next big dreamer may be able to make the trip for as little as $10.

China's first lunar rover to land on the moon this weekend

Beijing - China's first lunar rover, the Chang'e 3, is expected to land on the moon Saturday, December 14, less than two weeks after blasting off from Earth.

Olympic flame carried underwater in world's deepest lake

Russia has taken Olympic flame into the world's deepest body of fresh water, scenic Lake Baikal. The action was the latest dramatic action in the torch relay before the Sochi Winter Games.

Rock band 30 Seconds To Mars debuts single in space

Jared Leto's band, 30 Seconds To Mars, have debuted their latest single "Up In The Air" in outer space." The song was sent to the International Space Station for an exclusive listening and will debut on earth Tuesday.

Video: Suit Camera records Baumgartner's 'death spin'

Los Alamos - Footage from Felix Baumgartner's suit camera shows the out of control flat spin he experienced as he made his historic, 24-mile leap on Sunday.

Researchers reveal source of water on Moon

Knoxville - Scientists announced on Sunday they have found small particles of water on the earth's moon that come from an unusual source; the sun.

Op-Ed: Leading astrophysicist worries shutting down NASA is a mistake Special

The recent excitement of the "Super moon" this past May 4 is no surprise to astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. This type of enthusiasm is just what the nation needs, especially during a recession economy.

Meteorite Lands in Virginia Doctor's Office

A meteorite fell through the roof of a doctor's office in Lorton, Virginia. It was a half-pound meteorite made of chondrite.

Send Text Messages into Outer Space: ET, What’s Up?

Until August 24, those die-hards yearning to text with a new and different inter galactic touch may send via an Australian website, short mobile phone-type messages into outer space. Read on for more information, and ET, stand by.

Chinese astronaut wannabes can't have bad body odour, cavities

In addition to all the rigorous physical requirements and demands placed on those entering China’s space program, those wannabes with bad breath, body odor or runny noses have been banned from training. Read on, but hold that sneeze.

Lump of Cheese Lost in Space, Can’t Phone Home

A lump of cheese launched within a weather balloon is lost forever in a new kind of Bermuda Triangle for cheeses that dare to venture too far into outer space.

Astronauts Make Repairs on Hubble Telescope

The Shuttle Atlantis and its crew of astronauts have ended the first day of their mission in space, repairing and adjusting gears to insure that the Hubble Space Telescope can make higher resolution photographs.

China opposes militarization of outer space

Despite its anti satellite weapon test in January China has advocated for non-militarisation of outer space.
 

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Jesse Baker and Jose Gutierrez of Bookshop West Portal hold up a hard-bound copy of Neil DeGrasse Ty...
Jesse Baker and Jose Gutierrez of Bookshop West Portal hold up a hard-bound copy of Neil DeGrasse Tyson's 2012 book "Space Chronicles - Facing the Ultimate Frontier." The book can be ordered on line. Bookshop West Portal of San Francisco will be happy to order one for customers. Call 415-564-8080 for more info.