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NASA Names Top 3 Choices for Next International Space Station

NASA named the three companies it has chosen to create designs for the successor to the International Space Station. The three companies will be given funding from the space agency "to develop designs of space stations and other commercial...

NASA Says Asteroid Will Break into Earth’s Orbit Next Week

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on Wednesday that an asteroid larger than the Eiffel Tower will enter Earth's orbit next Saturday, December 11. The asteroid, called 4660 Nereus, is not expected to make an impact with Earth...

NASA Holds Preview Briefing for DART Planetary Defense Mission

NASA held a preview briefing on Thursday for its upcoming DART mission. DART, which is an acronym for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, is meant to test the space agency's ability to defend the planet from an asteroid in the...

Water Detected in Galaxy 12.8 Billion Light Years Away

Scientists working with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile announced on Wednseday that they have detected water in a distant galaxy in our Universe. The galaxy, which is known as SPT0311-58, was discovered to not only contain water...

Planet Survived its Dying Star: Lessons for the End of Our Solar System

For the first time ever, astronomers have astrophysical evidence that Jupiter and other planets in the solar system will survive the death of the Sun.  By Dimitri Veras How will the Solar System die? It’s a hugely important question that researchers...

Outer Space: The Setting of Ancient Greek Myths

Our solar system was always a source of fascination for the ancient Greeks, and outer space features prominently across the scientific, philosophical, and mythological output of ancient Greek society. Ancient Greeks referred to constellations as "katasterismoi," which translates to "placings...

Astronomers Say Unique Radiowaves Coming From Unknown Space Object

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia recently detected mysterious radiowaves from space having a completely unknown origin, expressing complete puzzlement over the nature of the energy that is being emanated. They are coming from a region in the...

NASA’s Lucy Mission Prepares to Launch to the Trojan Asteroids

NASA's announced on Thursday that its Lucy mission is ready for launch on Saturday, October 16. The mission is set to explore the Trojan asteroids that surround Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. The spacecraft will reach the...

“I Think There’s Life Out There:” Australian Scientists Search for Exoplanets

Australian scientists have recently detected radio signals from 19 red dwarf stars using Earth's strongest antenna -- the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR), located in the Netherlands. A study detailing the findings was published on Monday in Nature Astronomy. The study shows...

NASA to Test Planetary Defense Technology With DART Mission

NASA will be conducting a mission next month to test its planetary defense technology on two deep-space asteroids. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, abbreviated as the DART Mission, involves sending a spacecraft out to the two asteroids -- known as...