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Space sex geckos at risk as Russia loses control of satellite

Moscow - Several geckos are at risk of a rude return to earth after Russia lost control of a research satellite testing the effect of weightlessness on the small lizards' sex lives.
In the Media by AFP

Astronaut takes photo of IDF & Hamas rocket warfare from space

The serenity and awe that usually accompanies photos taken in space has been replaced by horror and awe as man’s ability to capture earth from space now captures the war and conflict in the Gaza Strip.
In the Media by Brett Scruton - 1 comment

Super Moon will rise on July 12

The first of three consecutive "Super Moons" will rise above the Earth's skyline on Saturday July 12, 2014. Get your cameras ready.
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

Binary system planet first to be discovered using microlensing

Scientists with NASA have announced the rare discovery of a planet orbiting two red dwarf stars some 3,300 light-years away from earth.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

NASA — Striving to pass the smell-test

Space is weird. Someone had to say it. Objects float. Temperatures fluctuate by hundreds of degrees. Cosmic rays carry enough radiation to make Chernobyl look like a walk in the park.
In the Media by Mike Rossi

Astronauts figure out how to clean the ISS

Houston - Cleaning and controlling debris on a space station is tricky work. Microgravity can turn gasses, dust, fluids and sharp objects into a floating hazard. A science team have come up with a solution.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Mountain in Chile blasted for new telescope

The top of a 10,000 foot mountain in Chile has been blown up to make way for what will be the world's largest optical and infrared telescope.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

$61 million paid for space operations business

Astrotech Corp. is to sell Astrotech Space Operations (ASO) business to Lockheed Martin Corp., for $61 million. The sale will generate more funds for space medicine.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

What makes the coolest offices in the world?

An effective workplace design seems to be important for business success. This doesn’t mean that designs cannot be innovative or even fun. A new review considers what can be learnt from world’s coolest offices.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space

Hawthorne - A sleek, white gumdrop-shaped space capsule that aims to carry up to seven astronauts to the International Space Station and return to land anywhere on Earth was unveiled by SpaceX.
In the Media by AFP

Russian, German and U.S. astronauts dock with ISS

Moscow - A crew of Russian, German and US astronauts docked with the International Space Station Thursday as space cooperation between Moscow and the West continues despite their worst standoff since the Cold War.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Center of Milky Way might be a wormhole, say scientists

Scientists are creating a method to see if they can determine whether the center of our galaxy is a black hole or a wormhole that might lead to another universe.
In the Media by William Suphan - 2 comments

Mountains on Saturn moon are 'celestial debris'

Mountains at the equator on Iapetus, a moon of the planet Saturn, may have come from space rather than being formed on the surface of the satellite.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

NASA announces plans for a greenhouse on Mars

Wednesday, NASA announced that plants on Mars may begin growing by 2021 in isolated conditions. The next Mars rover will launch in mid-2020 and an experiment to send growing plant life with the rover to the Red Planet is in the works.
In the Media by Syra Sharif - 3 comments

Astronaut launches 'space meal' contest

British Astronaut Tim Peake has launched a competition for a 'space meal.' Major Peake has asked schoolchildren to create the ideal meal for him to eat in space.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA

Washington - The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star.
In the Media by Naomi Seck (AFP) - 1 comment

Space station science offers clues about pathogenic fungi

During an investigation dubbed "Microbe," using the environment aboard space shuttle Atlantis, researchers gained a better understanding of pathogenic fungi.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Americas to get glimpse of total lunar eclipse

Washington - A total lunar eclipse, the first since December 2011, will take place Tuesday with the Americas best placed to get a glimpse.
In the Media by AFP

'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

Tokyo - A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists in Japan after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with very surprising flowers.
In the Media by Shigemi Sato (AFP) - 1 comment

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

Moscow - A Russian cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station Thursday, bringing the crew crucial supplies and water, Russia's space agency said.
In the Media by AFP

New Israeli spy satellite enters orbit

Jerusalem - A new Israeli spy satellite entered orbit early Thursday, the defence ministry said, boosting the Jewish state's ability to monitor arch-foe Iran.
In the Media by AFP

Hidden ocean on Saturn's moon bolsters life theory

Washington - Saturn's moon Enceladus is home to an ocean of melted water beneath its surface, and could be a source for alien microbes, scientists said.
In the Media by AFP

NASA suspends Russia ties, except on space station

Washington - NASA has cut ties with Russia except for cooperation aboard the International Space Station due to the crisis in Ukraine, the US space agency said.
In the Media by AFP

Health risks of Mars mission would exceed NASA limits

Washington - Efforts to send humans to Mars would likely expose them to health risks beyond the limits of what NASA currently allows, an independent panel of medical experts said Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Scientists recreate Mars in England

To test out Europe’s first Mars rover, space technologists have attempted to re-create the Martian surface in a tiny area of England.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Space 'makes the heart grow rounder': study

Washington - Astronauts' hearts grow rounder while they are in space, suggesting that spending lots of time in microgravity could lead to heart problems, according to US research on Saturday.
In the Media by AFP

Comet lander awakes from long hibernation

Paris - European space experts said on Friday they had successfully reawakened a fridge-sized robot designed to make the first-ever spacecraft landing on a comet.
In the Media by AFP

Russian-U.S. crew docks at ISS two days late after technical glitch

Moscow - A Russian spacecraft with two Russians and a NASA astronaut aboard on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after a technical hitch caused an unprecedented two-day delay.
In the Media by AFP

Russian spacecraft brings 3-man crew to ISS after 2-day delay

Moscow - A Russian spacecraft carrying a three-man Russian and US crew on Friday docked successfully at the International Space Station after an unprecedented two-day delay caused by a technical hitch.The Soyuz TMA-12M carrying Russia's Alexander Skvortsov and ...
In the Media by AFP

Rocket with US-Russian crew misses ISS rendezvous

Baykonur - A Soyuz rocket carrying two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut failed to dock as planned early Wednesday to the International Space Station, the Russian and US space agencies said Wednesday, citing a problem on approach.The rocket, which took off wi...
In the Media by Anais Llobet (AFP)
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A solar flare with an eruptive prominence on the limb of the sun
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A solar flare with an eruptive prominence on the limb of the sun
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A NASA photo of air pollution in Beijing. At the time that this Jan. 14 image was taken by satellite...
NASA
A NASA photo of air pollution in Beijing. At the time that this Jan. 14 image was taken by satellite, ground-based sensors at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported PM2.5 measurements of 291 micrograms per cubic meter of air.
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Planetary Nebula MyCn18: An Hourglass Pattern Around a Dying Star
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Planetary Nebula MyCn18: An Hourglass Pattern Around a Dying Star
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Messier 87 Galaxy that contains a massive black hole
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Messier 87 Galaxy that contains a massive black hole
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Snow-covered deserts are rare  but that’s exactly what the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradi...
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Snow-covered deserts are rare, but that’s exactly what the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed as it passed over the Taklimakan Desert in western China on Jan. 2, 2013.
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How the sun has changed in the past nine years
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How the sun has changed in the past nine years
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This new view of spiral galaxy IC 342  also known as Caldwell 5  includes data from NASA s Nuclear S...
NASA
This new view of spiral galaxy IC 342, also known as Caldwell 5, includes data from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.
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The extreme ultraviolet light emitted by ionised helium on the sun indicates a temperature near 80 0...
NASA
The extreme ultraviolet light emitted by ionised helium on the sun indicates a temperature near 80,000 degrees Celsius
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A dwarf galaxy  a satellite of our own galaxy and one of 10 that were involved in the research  that...
ESO/Digital Sky Survey 2
A dwarf galaxy, a satellite of our own galaxy and one of 10 that were involved in the research, that was scanned for gamma-rays in the search for dark matter.
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View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon.  This is the first time t...
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View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap.
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Jupuiter s moon  Europa.
NASA
Jupuiter's moon, Europa.
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Plane Earth
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Screenshot from spaceengine
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A view of New York CIty from Central Park.
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A view of New York CIty from Central Park.
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Screenshot from spaceengine.
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image.
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Screenshot from spaceengine
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An image of the 2005 YU55 asteroid generated from data taken in April 2010 by the Arecibo Radar Tele...
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An image of the 2005 YU55 asteroid generated from data taken in April 2010 by the Arecibo Radar Telescope in Puerto Rico
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