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Scientists spot a strange smile-shaped wave in Venus

Astronomers spotted a strange wave over the surface of Venus yesterday with the help of Japan's Akatsuki spacecraft. The scientific community has its eyes on...
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Obama pays $500M to climate change fund, still owes $2B

The U.S. government paid $500 million to the United Nations Green Climate Fund on Tuesday. The contribution made through the State Department could be the last of...
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NASA’s passes on NEOCam telescope as asteroid threats grow

Though it may seem like a story ripped from the pages of a science fiction novel, the risk of an asteroid impact is very...
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Moon Express raises enough funds to try to mine the Moon

Moon Express, a private company that wants to mine the Moon, has just raised $20 million and achieved its funding goal to launch its...
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This Lithium-Ion battery has a built in fire extinguisher

A research team from Stanford University released a document detailing their experiments with the flame retardant triphenyl phosphate (or TPP). They plan to include...
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Japan fails to launch its SS-520 mini-rocket into orbit

Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has failed to launch an in-orbit satellite through a mini-rocket that was in development over the last few years....
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SpaceX celebrates the successful return of the Falcon 9

SpaceX successfully launched one of its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, the first endeavor of the Iridium-1 NEXT Mission delivering ten satellites for the...
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Take great photos of the Full Wolf Moon 2017

The first full moon of 2017 is upon us with January’s Wolf Moon, visible in night skies since Wednesday and reaching its most visible...
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New Energy guidelines: Politicians can’t pressure scientists

A new set of scientific integrity guidelines, announced today, wants to give researchers more leeway in their communications with the media as a way...
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The VLT gears up to look for alien planets in Alpha...

Breakthrough Initiatives and the European Southern Observatory announced on Monday an agreement to upgrade the instruments of the organization’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in...
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Scientists pinpoint the source of a Fast Radio Burst

Last Wednesday, The Cornell Chronicle reported that a group of scientists had discovered the source of a mysterious radio signal, a phenomenon known as...
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NASA releases striking images of Earth’s radical changes

NASA's official Tumblr page recently posted a group of images to showcase our planet's recent surface changes. The pictures compare current snapshots taken from...
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SpaceX news: Only mother nature could delay Falcon 9 launch

SpaceX is going to launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Monday, carrying 10  Iridium communication satellites. The spacecraft will lift off at 1:22 p.m...
NASA spots two unidentified objects heading toward the Earth

NASA spots two unidentified objects heading toward the Earth

A few months ago, the NASA released a report saying the agency had spotted two unidentified massive objects traveling in Earth's direction. The specialists said one...
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Astronauts do the mannequin challenge in zero gravity

European astronauts took the mannequin challenge to a whole new level. Big was the surprise this Thursday when European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet...
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Comet 45P will decorate the night sky on New Year’s Eve

2016 will have its own personal farewell, as a comet that travels around the solar system will be visible shortly after the sunset of...
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NASA’s Curiosity news: Mars sustained life for millions of years

Data collected from the Curiosity rover suggest Mars was capable of sustaining life in the past for periods that could span tens or hundreds of...

NASA to double data rates of the Space Network for the...

On Tuesday, NASA announced it would launch an initiative to upgrade the communications systems of the Space Network. The new Network will be able...

How are the world’s space agencies preparing for Mars Mission?

Space agencies around the world like NASA, the ESA, Roscosmos, and Mars One announced their plans to join efforts ahead of future missions to...
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SpaceX to launch a rocket carrying ten satellites into orbit

On Wednesday morning, SpaceX provided a new update on the state of its September accident, saying the company would resume launch of its rockets...

NASA launches GeoCARB Mission for the measuring of greenhouse gasses

NASA recently announced through a press release their commitment to investigate the natural forces behind climate change via a new mission that will examine...
Salto is the world's best jumping robot.

Meet Salto, the robot that jumps like a ninja

Duncan Haldane and a team of roboticists at Ron Fearing’s Biomimetic Milisystems Lab in UC Berkeley published a paper on Tuesday on Salto, the...

The Lunar Quattro, Audi’s 3D-printed rover for the Moon

Germany – Audi (NASDAQ: AUDVF) announced the company's plans to send an unmanned rover to the moon by late 2017, the Lunar Quattro. The...

NASA and Orbital ATK to develop space tech for future missions

On Tuesday, Orbital ATK announced a new partnership with NASA to develop a Commercial Infrastructure for Robotic Assembly and Services (CIRAS) project in space....