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NASA’s SOFIA airborne observatory faces termination again

WASHINGTON — NASA’s fiscal year 2021 budget request proposes cancelling an airborne observatory, a move that has surprised many astronomers but is also not...

Spacewalking astronauts plug leak, finish fixing detector

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts plugged a leak in a cosmic ray detector outside the International Space Station on Saturday, completing a...

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope is retiring after 16 years of incredible...

crab nebula star death Spitzer telescope NASA/JPL-CaltechOne of NASA's most powerful space telescopes, the Spitzer Space Telescope, is retiring at the end of this...

NASA news: Beautiful Hubble snap reveals a colossal galaxy heading to...

Andromeda can be seen in exquisite detail in the NASA photograph. This is because the image is actually the result of a total of...

Asteroid shock: Asteroid which NASA plans to visit has ‘small moon’...

In 2021, NASA plans to launch its Lucy mission which will see a probe visit Trojan asteroids – a group of small space rocks...

NASA news: Hubble telescope spots a beautiful galaxy from 200 million...

US-based space agency NASA has released an image showing a famous galaxy in a new light. The bright swirling object shown in the photograph...

NASA mystery: Saturn’s flashing auroras puzzle astronomers – ‘Lot of analysis...

Mr Bader said: “Surprisingly many questions revolving around Saturn's auroras remain unanswered, even after the outstanding success of the Cassini mission.“This last set of...

Cubesats gain broader acceptance for astrophysics missions

HONOLULU — As one astronomy cubesat reaches the end of its mission, scientists and NASA officials argue that such spacecraft have demonstrated they can...

The best space images of 2019

With some blockbuster space missions underway, 2019 saw some amazing images beamed back to Earth from...

The biggest breakthroughs in space in 2019, from the farthest object...

parker solar probeNASAThis year was full of astronomical breakthroughs in space.Photos captured phenomena nobody had ever seen before. Ambitious spacecraft revealed new secrets about...

White Christmas: Snow is guaranteed to fall on these icy planets...

Snowstorms are common to planet Earth, but you may not know it snows elsewhere in the Solar System. Express.co.uk reveals the places beyond our...

NASA news: Hubble snaps ‘flying saucer’ 85 million light-years away

The latest Image of The Day from NASA shows a galaxy not too dissimilar to the Milky Way in a far flung corner of...

NASA has confirmed a new class of huge 'super-puff' planets that...

super puff planetsNASA, ESA, and L. Hustak, J. Olmsted, D. Player and F. Summers (STScI)NASA has confirmed the existence of a new class of...

‘Super-puff’ planets add a cotton candy flavor to the search for...

An illustration depicts the sunlike star Kepler 51 and three giant planets that have an extraordinarily low density. (NASA / ESA / STScI /...

NASA news: What is this 'Christmas ornament' snapped by NASA's Hubble...

NASA’S Hubble Space Telescope snapped this beautiful picture of a Christmas “ornament” floating in deep space – but what is this mysterious cosmic object? source:...

NASA proved wrong? Astronomers challenge NASA on the weight of the...

The Milky Way is home to at least 200 billion stars, although some astronomers speculate the figure could be anywhere as high as 400...

NASA news: Hubble telescope dazzles with portrait of galaxy 50 million...

Hubble’s astronomers from the European Space Agency (ESA) dubbed the image a “dazzling display”.ESA said: “The galaxy can be seen slicing across the frame...

The Interstellar Comet Has Arrived in Time for the Holidays

It came out of the Northern sky, a frozen breath of gas and dust from the genesis of some distant star, launched across the...

Man cleaning gun fatally shoots best friend in apparent accident

A man playing a video game in a mobile home in the Oklahoma City suburb of Midwest City was fatally shot Sunday, apparently in...
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