Monday, February 27, 2017
Space & Astronomy

Space & Astronomy

News on Space, Discoveries, Planetary Sciences, Images, Videos and more.

India Hopes to Set a New Space Record

India hopes to make history by launching a record 104 satellites into orbit on Wednesday, as it looks to cement its position as the...

Astronomers discover 60 new planets

A team of astronomers have discovered 60 new planets orbiting stars close to Earth’s solar system. At least one of those planets could be similar...

A Close Look at Jupiter’s Little Red Spot

NASA's Juno spacecraft snapped this shot of Jupiter's giant storm known as the Little Red Spot (lower left). Like Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the little spot...
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NASA Video Shows Pluto Approach

NASA released video of the view from the New Horizons spacecraft as it approached Pluto. Starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest...

Incredible X-ray image of Supernova SN 2014C in NGC 7331

This visible-light image from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey shows spiral galaxy NGC 7331, center, where astronomers observed the unusual supernova SN 2014C. NGC 7331 is about...

Japan launches first military communications satellite

Japan has launched its first military communications satellite to boost the broadband capacity of its Self Defence Forces. The satellite is designed to upgrade Japan's network in...

China To Launch Moon-Sampling Mission

China will launch a mission to bring lunar samples back to Earth later this year. The probe will be launched in November from the Wenchang...
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Atlas V rocket launch with missile warning satellite

United Launch Alliance is launching its first mission of the year with the launch of its Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The vehicle...

NASA is planning a mission to an asteroid worth $10000 quadrillion

NASA is planning to launch a new robotic mission to explore a giant metal asteroid, one of the most intriguing targets in the main...

Cosmic Wonderland of NGC 6357

Located in our galaxy about 5,500 light years from Earth, NGC 6357 is a diffuse nebula in the constellation Scorpius. The nebula contains many proto-stars...

Possible Mud Cracks Preserved in Martian Rock

NASA Scientists have been using the Curiosity Mars rover to examine slabs of rock that have shallow ridges that likely originated as cracks in...

Stellar explosion in 2022, say astronomers

A star created 1,800 years ago after the collision of two distant stars is set to appear in the night sky for the first...
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Video: Space Station Crew Members Conduct a Spacewalk

Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA floated outside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station for a...

Saturn’s moon Pandora up close

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of the highest-resolution views ever taken of Saturn's moon Pandora. Pandora (52 miles, 84 kilometers) across, is...
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Video: Japanese Cargo Ship Arrives at the International Space Station

A Japanese cargo ship loaded with nearly four tons of supplies and equipment Loaded has arrived at the International Space Station on Dec. 13...

Saturn’s Amazing Hexagon

NASA's Cassini spacecraft beamed back some amazing photos of Saturn this week. The images show Saturn’s northern hemisphere, including the planet’s hexagon. Each side of the hexagon is about...

The Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

The Geminid meteor shower peaks tonight (December 13) through the morning of December 14. The shower is thought to be intensifying every year and recent...

Russian Cargo Spacecraft Burns Up in Atmosphere

An unmanned Russian spacecraft meant to resupply the International Space Station has been lost and burned up in the atmosphere after falling back to Earth. "As a result...

Sunlit cliffs tower on Ceres

This image of Ceres, taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, shows sunlit cliffs towering above the Yalode Crater. At 152 miles (260 kilometers) in diameter,...

America led the world in 2016 rocket launches

The United States leads the world for most space rocket launches in 2016 for the first time since the 1990s. The US will finish with...

Hubble spots Galaxy NGC 3274

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope took this incredible image of Spiral galaxy NGC 3274. Spiral galaxy NGC 3274 is a relatively faint galaxy discovered by Wilhelm Herschel...

Huge lake of frozen water found on Mars

Scientists with NASA have discovered a huge deposit of water ice just under the surface of Mars. The ice deposits have been found in the...
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Video: Expedition 50-51 Launches to International Space Station

Expedition 50-51 Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Flight Engineers Peggy Whitson of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency launched...

3 New Ceres Images from the Dawn Spacecraft

Launched in September 2007 with the mission of studying two of the three known protoplanets of the asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres, the Dawn Spacecraft is...

10 Striking Supermoon Pictures From Around the World

Incredible images of the ‘supermoon’— the closest full moon since January 26, 1948.

Saturn’s north polar displays its beautiful swirls

Saturn's north polar region displays its beautiful swirls, in this image taken by the Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 5, 2016. Each band represents air flowing at different...

Newly released Hubble image of Galaxy NGC 1222

This newly released image of galaxy NGC 1222 was captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 1222 is located 100 milion light-years away. The galaxy...

SuperMoon set to light up on the Sky on Monday

A beautiful supermoon will grace our skies on Monday November, 14 2016 during sunset. The supermoon is going to be to 14% bigger and 30%...

Cassini captures clouds of methane moving across Titan

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured clouds of methane moving across the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. In the time-lapse video, you can see clouds...

Awesome view from above Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has beamed back an awesome view of Saturn from high above the planet. In the image, Saturn appears as a serene globe,...