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NASA detects enormous 'coronal hole' on Sun’s South Pole (PHOTO)
A giant dark hole has appeared on the sun’s flaming surface, a recently-taken NASA picture has revealed. So far, scientists are stumped by why this spectacular phenomenon, known as a “coronal hole,” occurs.

04.01.2015 09:48

NASA's inflatable Mars heat shield inspired by kids' toy
We kid you not: Solutions for the ambitious project to send humans to Mars have been inspired by the design of a child’s toy. NASA is testing an inflatable heat shield based on the idea of a stacking ring of donuts.

04.01.2015 07:24

Quadrantid meteor shower lights up the skies (PHOTOS)
The annual Quadrantid meteor shower is peaking this weekend over the night of January 3 – 4, during which avid space enthusiasts could spot up to 80 shooting stars per hour.

03.01.2015 19:32

NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity suffering from ‘amnesia,’ fix planned
NASA’s Opportunity rover has been exploring Mars for more than 10 years now, but the space agency says the robot is experiencing memory and data loss which they hope an upcoming hack will solve.

03.01.2015 01:11

Spectacular space: The most stunning, mind-boggling photos & videos of 2014!
It was a year of amazing discoveries and historic missions; selfies on Mars, looking into the eye of a typhoon, and the first Vines made from space. But it was also a year of sadness, as the war in Gaza reached the skies – while some rockets did not.

28.12.2014 20:48

​Researchers open hunt for ‘stretched out’, deformed exoplanets
A team of researchers says that extremely hot exoplanet orbiting red dwarf star could be bent out of shape and stretched out by the extreme tidal forces, and that such world could be discovered by new telescopes currently in the pipeline.

31.12.2014 02:55

Staring at the Sun: NASA takes incredible solar portrait
A NASA telescope designed to probe black holes and the vast expanses of the cosmos has set its sights on the burning heart of our own solar system, capturing the sun in all its high-energy x-ray glory.

23.12.2014 12:47

Cloud castles: NASA wants to deploy manned solar-powered airships to Venus
Despite its hellish surface, Venus turns out to be quite an attractive planet for exploration. NASA scientists are developing a project of conquering its upper atmosphere – a fleet of solar-powered aircraft may build up a whole cloud city in the future.

20.12.2014 11:25

Vertigo-inducing NASA video shows Orion hurtling through Earth’s atmosphere
A new NASA video gives a glance of what an astronaut could see from a spacecraft while rushing down through our planet’s atmosphere. The recording presents the last 10 minutes of the Orion’s test flight – before the final splash into the Pacific Ocean.

20.12.2014 07:59

NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory discovers its first exoplanet
NASA’s Kepler Space Observatory has discovered its first planet since it was repurposed for a new mission, this one two times the diameter of Earth.

20.12.2014 03:47

MOST illuminating: Canadian ‘pay-per-view’ microsatellite verifies existence of exoplanet
A briefcase-sized Canadian microsatellite has made a major contribution to mapping a promising waterworld. First spotted by NASA’s Kepler, the decade-old MOST telescope abandoned by Canada’s space agency has verified the discovery of another super-Earth.

19.12.2014 07:43

Galaxies spiral into each other, create spectacular light show (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Two colliding galaxies in the Canis Major constellation put on an impressive light display that was captured in a composite image using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

18.12.2014 21:08