Space Exploration News


Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere—some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Close encounters: Comet siding spring seen next to mars

(Phys.org) —This composite NASA Hubble Space Telescope Image captures the positions of comet Siding Spring and Mars in a never-before-seen close passage of a comet by the Red Planet, which happened ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Who owns space?

The golden age of planetary exploration had voyagers navigating new sea routes to uncharted territory. These territories were then claimed in the name of the monarchs who had financed the expeditions. ...

17 hours ago from Phys.org

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Super-Black Nanotube Coating Could Reveal Space Obscured by the Sun's Glare

Nanotube coating is poised to enable a compact coronagraph that could aid astronomers and weather satellites

8 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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China launches first mission to moon and back

China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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Organic molecules in Titan's atmosphere are intriguingly skewed

(Phys.org) —While studying the atmosphere on Saturn's moon Titan, scientists discovered intriguing zones of organic molecules unexpectedly shifted away from its north and south poles. These ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Craters mark double asteroid impact on early Earth

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Some 458 million years ago, Earth was whacked in a double asteroid strike, leaving craters visible in Sweden today, say scientists.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from ABC Science

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NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP Satellite team ward off recent space debris threat

While space debris was the uncontrolled adversary in the award-winning space thriller film "Gravity," space debris, also known as "space junk," is an ongoing real-life concern for teams managing ...

Wed 22 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Oculus Rift users to see Moon live through robot

A group from Carnegie Mellon wants to send a robot to the Moon to beam live pictures of the Moon to Oculus Rift headset users, reported technology reporter Jane Wakefield of the BBC. Andy the ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Intelligent materials that work in space

ARQUIMEA, a company that began in the Business Incubator in the Science Park of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, will be testing technology it has developed in the International Space Station. ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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