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China's moon lander sprouted a plant, but now it's dead...
The Chang'e 4 lander's biosphere habitat hosted a short-lived cotton-growing experiment.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-16 00:17 UTC
In the 2020s, China aims to lay groundwork for a moon base — plus missions to Mars...
Flush from the success of the world's first rover mission to the moon's far side, Chinese space officials said today that they're planning robotic trips to the lunar south pole to prepare the way for a crewed moon base. The officials discussed
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-15 02:08 UTC
NASA asteroid WARNING: 460ft asteroid discovered last month headed for Earth TOMORROW...
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A MONSTER asteroid discovered by radars only one month ago will cross path's with Earth's orbit tomorrow morning, NASA has revealed.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-13 19:24 UTC
Scientists Find 13 Mysterious Deep-Space Flashes, Including 2nd Known 'Repeater'...
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Astronomers have spotted 13 more mysterious fast radio bursts, including the second repeating source of these extragalactic light flashes ever discovered.
By Anonymous Submission on 2019-01-10 08:27 UTC
Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists...
Citizen scientists unveiled a distant exoplanet that is believed to be roughly twice the size of Earth and located within its star's habitable zone.
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:07 UTC
A Wild 'Interstellar Probe' Mission Idea Is Gaining Momentum...
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The proposed "Interstellar Probe" mission would aim to reach 90 billion miles (145 billion kilometers) from the sun, pushing the limits of engineering know-how and space technology.
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:07 UTC
Chang'e-4 returns first images from lunar farside following historic landing...
China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft made the historic first ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon Wednesday in a mission aims to reveal clues to the history of the solar system and paving the way for future exploration.
By ceres on 2019-01-03 16:42 UTC
Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips into Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu...
NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe has begun circling its space-rock target, setting a new record for the smallest body ever orbited by a spacecraft.
By ceres on 2019-01-01 01:58 UTC
NASA's New Horizons Spies Elongated Target Ultima Thule Ahead of Flyby...
The latest New Horizons image of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule reveals its elongated shape. The team is expecting the images that will come down in the coming days to be far more intricate, with the most-detailed image being distributed on Thursday (Jan. 3).
By ceres on 2019-01-01 01:56 UTC
President Trump Issues Order to Create US Space Command...
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President Trump on Tuesday directed the Department of Defense to establish a U.S. Space Command as a unified combatant command.
By ceres on 2018-12-19 18:07 UTC
Just discovered! "Farout", the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System...
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Astronomers have discovered a distant body that's more than 100 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. Its provisional designation is 2018 VG18, but they've nicknamed the planet "Farout." Farout is the most distant body ever observed in
By ceres on 2018-12-18 04:23 UTC
The epoch of planet formation, times twenty...
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know about the birth of planets and the precise cosmic recipes that s
By ceres on 2018-12-12 20:54 UTC
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space...
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For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -- the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:03 UTC
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target...
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Spectral observations made by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft identified hydrated minerals across the asteroid, confirming that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is an excellent specimen for the OSIRIS-REx mission to study the co
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:02 UTC
Heard in the Milky Way "Thinking Like a Planet to Earth in 10,000 Years"...
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Today's eclectic coverage of TV programs broadcast on the state of affairs on our pale blue water planet, signaling our presence to other possible civilizations in the Milky Way. "FM signals and those of broadcast television travel out to space at
By ceres on 2018-12-06 20:14 UTC
Unknown treasure trove of planets found hiding in dust...
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"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests.
By ceres on 2018-12-06 20:11 UTC
More Than 100 New Planets Discovered In Old Kepler Data...
In early August, the Inquisitr reported on an incredible breakthrough in the analysis of Kepler data, which led to the confirmation of 44 new exoplanets. Hailed as the largest exoplanet haul for Japan, which made the discovery, the remarkable find has jus
By ceres on 2018-12-04 16:54 UTC
China Set to Launch First-ever Spacecraft to the Far Side of the Moon...
Chang'e-4 mission will test plant growth on the Moon, and listen for radio emissions normally blocked by Earth's atmosphere
By ceres on 2018-12-04 16:47 UTC
NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor...
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft has arrived at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years.
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:19 UTC
Hello, Bennu! NASA Asteroid-Sampling Probe Reaches Its Target Space Rock...
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NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe sidled up to the diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu today (Dec. 3), bringing an end to a circuitous deep-space chase that lasted 27 months.
By ceres on 2018-12-03 18:19 UTC
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