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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:54:00 +0100
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago. The mayhem happened 4 billion light-years away, inside an immense collection of nearly 500 galaxies nicknamed “Pandora’s Cluster,” also known as Abell 2744. The scattered stars are no longer bound to any one galaxy, and drift freely between galaxies in the cluster. By observing the light from th...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:36:00 +0100
NASA and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft. The spacecraft will remain inside NASA’s Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center until it rolls to launch pad 37 in November. “An empty shell of a spacecraft arrived to Kennedy Space Center two years ago, and now we have a fully assembled Orion standing 72 feet tall,” said Michael Hawes Lockheed Martin Orion program manager. “We’re ready to lau...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:05:00 +0100
Improved collision warnings for its Earth observation missions means ESA controllers can now take more efficient evasive action when satellites are threatened by space junk. ESA signed an agreement today with the US Strategic Command to improve data exchange between the organisations for supporting missions. The tie-up will see ESA receiving higher quality and more timely space information tailored to its needs in exchange for sharing more accurate positional information of its satellites....
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:43:00 +0100
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today celebrated a growing aerospace presence in Colorado by cutting the ribbon for the company’s Commercial Space headquarters and announcing an economic incentive program designed to bring jobs to the state. “The aerospace technology created in Colorado – from GPS to communications and scientific exploration – improves our lives every day, and the economic incentives announced today encourage job growth in this extremely high-t...
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:58:00 +0100
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-8 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 1:21 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. This is ULA's 12 th launch in 2014, and the 89 th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006 . "ULA is honored to work with this world-class U.S. government and contractor mission team, and we are very proud to have delivered  the GPS IIF-8 satellite to orbit today on the ...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:13:06 EDT
We have moved from a space race between nations to becoming a race that relies on space for many of its everyday activities. Perhaps this is why the explosion on take-off of the unmanned Antares launch vehicle has received such wide publicity.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:38:28 EDT
Mars colonization moves forward, pushed by visionaries and pragmatists alike.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:39:27 EDT
The commercial SpaceShipTwo spacecraft built by Virgin Galactic crashed in Mojave, California Friday (Oct. 31) during a failed test flight that killed one pilot and injured another. See the latest news here.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:03:33 EDT
Solar system exploration cannot succeed with a fading NASA planetary science budget.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:10:01 EDT
SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft, experienced an 'anomaly' during its fourth rocket-powered test flight on Friday, Oct. 31. See the latest details here.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:21:22 EDT
The private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. is starting to piece together the timeline of events leading up to the explosion of its Antares rocket just after launch on Tuesday evening (Oct. 28).
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:13:07 EDT
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:59:18 EDT
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:44:41 EDT
After a century-long hiatus, astrostatistics is bringing astronomy and statistics back together to answer some of the most challenging problems in science.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:01:29 EDT
NASA is adding a cosmic twist to Halloween with an unexpected find by the Hubble Space Telescope: eerie 'ghost light' from the remains of a multi-galaxy massacre. See the photo here.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:00:21 EDT
This week is one of the rare opportunities when Mercury is relatively easy to spot. It will mean getting up before the sun, but once spotted, you will be able to follow Mercury until it is drowned out by daylight.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:07:38 EDT
Forty-five years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong added his autograph to an envelope for one purpose: that it be sold to provide for his family in the event he did not make it back from the moon. Now, that iconic autograph is up for auction.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:20:12 EDT
Scientists have found evidence of water in our inner solar system 135 million years earlier than previously thought.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:53:20 EDT
Find out where to find Mars, Jupiter and Mercury this month. Pisces and Aries constellations along with the Triangulum galaxy are great targets as well. Lastly, Earth travels through Comet Tempel-Tuttle's dust trail.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:17:22 EDT
NASA and the private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp. have started surveying the damage left behind after a rocket explosion on Tuesday evening (Oct. 28).
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:37:22 EDT
The ISS Progress 57 cargo craft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 29th, 2014. It docked to the International Space Station's Pirs Docking Compartment a few hours later.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:54:08 EDT
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:22:25 EDT
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