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White dwarf has Napoleon Complex, destroys passing planet
Perhaps the former planet dared give a white dwarf the raspberry. Perhaps the white dwarf was auditioning for the new Star Wars film by doing its best Death Star impression. Either way, the white dwarf obliterated a whole planet that ventured nearby.

17.04.2015 22:26

Crash and burn: Mercury probe to end mission with planetary collision
A probe orbiting the solar system’s innermost planet is set to end its mission with a bang, leaving a mark on the surface of Mercury to be used by follow-up missions. The MESSENGER spacecraft should collide with the planet at the end of April.

16.04.2015 23:04

Thermal anomaly: 2 bright spots on ‘dwarf planet’ Ceres puzzle scientists
Ceres is puzzling astronomers with giant bright-white spots behaving very differently from each other in infrared light. As the enigma around the anomaly grows, NASA now says their origins and properties are very different.

14.04.2015 11:05

NASA’s Curiosity finds liquid water below Mars’ surface
New measurements of Martian weather and soil conditions suggest the soil is damp with liquid brine, which can remain liquid when temperatures drop below freezing. The finding contradicts theories that it’s too arid and cold for water on the Red Planet.

13.04.2015 22:53

NASA offering $18,000 for human lab rats to stay in bed
NASA will pay $18,000 to anyone prepared to stay in bed for 10 weeks and submit to a gruelling regime of tests for more than three months. The only criteria are the candidates have to be healthy and American citizens.

12.04.2015 20:02

Breathtaking: NASA astronauts take you on a spacewalk with GoPro camera (VIDEO)
NASA has released two hours of a head-spinning GoPro video featuring two spacewalking astronauts on a maintenance mission at the International Space Station, as well as some stunning views of Earth floating by.

12.04.2015 06:26

‘Go to Mars’ and drop the asteroid mission, NASA advisors say
The NASA Advisory Council is advising the space agency that its Solar Electric Propulsion project will be best demonstrated collecting geological samples from one of Mars’ moons instead of landing on an asteroid.

11.04.2015 00:20

Mars’ vast glacier belts could cover planet with 1 meter of ice – study
Mars has been known to host water. Now, for the first time, scientists have measured the territory of its glaciers, which crisscross the planet, hiding beneath layers of dust. It’s enough to cover the whole of the Red Planet in a meter of ice.

08.04.2015 11:36

NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025
We are on the cusp of discovering alien civilizations, NASA’s top scientists have said. They predict we’re one generation away from finding something in our Milky Way neighborhood, which is bustling with environments conducive to life.

08.04.2015 06:29

Out of this world: NASA spaceman posts stunning pics on his 1yr ISS mission
American veteran astronaut Scott Kelly, who is on a one-year mission on the International Space Station (ISS), tweets mesmerizing images of Earth from his vantage point in space.

05.04.2015 15:04

Hubble captures green ‘quasar ghosts’ from past radiation blast (PHOTOS)
Hubble Space Telescope has discovered manifestations from the remote past, bright streams of gas, which look like immense looped objects glowing green, once ionized by quasars that no longer exist.

04.04.2015 08:34

‘Blood Moon’ rises: Total lunar eclipse over the US
The moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow and turn blood-red in the early hours of the morning on Saturday, in a brief total eclipse best visible from the western part of the US.

03.04.2015 17:32