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Spare parts in space: NASA to send ISS its first 3D printer
NASA is set to send the first 3D printer into space, potentially allowing astronauts to print new parts of the International Space Station (ISS) in zero-gravity conditions.

20.09.2014 12:11

NASA finds ‘monster’ black hole in tiny galaxy
The M60-UCD1, discovered by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2013, is one of the smallest known galaxies. But now the space agency has discovered that the dwarf galaxy is harboring a “monster” black hole.

18.09.2014 19:55

Hydra close-up: New Horizons probe captures Pluto’s tiny moon
Ahead of a rendezvous with Pluto in July 2015, NASA’s New Horizons space probe has imaged the dwarf planet’s tiny moon, Hydra. Pluto’s neighborhood is poorly explored and scientists want to make sure there is no space debris in the probe’s way.

17.09.2014 11:07

Boeing, Lockheed teaming up with Amazon's Bezos to replace Russian rocket engine
Boeing and Lockheed Martin will partner with Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin to develop a new rocket engine to replace Russian components. NASA, meanwhile, has tasked Boeing and SpaceX with transporting astronauts to the ISS in 2017.

16.09.2014 15:08

‘Extra funds, no progress’: NASA watchdog slams asteroid-tracking program
NASA’s internal watchdog has criticized the agency for its lackluster management of a program intended to identify and monitor asteroids that could be potentially dangerous to Earth.

16.09.2014 03:43

Mars Curiosity rover reaches final destination
The Curiosity Rover has reached its final destination at the base of a 3-mile-high Martian mountain that scientists hope will reveal the answer to the ultimate question of whether the planet once sustained life.

13.09.2014 02:43

‘Stepping into the solar system’: NASA prepares Orion human spacecraft for liftoff
NASA’s most-advanced spacecraft designed to take humans farther into space than ever before has made it to its fueling depot as its first deep-sea test flight nears. After fueling, the multipurpose Orion capsule will be one step closer to its liftoff.

11.09.2014 19:38

Polar auroras in high-definition ISS time lapse video by German astronaut
A German astronaut has captured stunning images of polar auroras as he orbited Earth on the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst’s images led to the creation of the Ultra-HD – or ‘4K’ time lapse video, running at 25 frames per second.

11.09.2014 15:26

Beam me down: NASA’s GEDI laser to 3D-map Earth’s forests
The US space agency will attempt to map the earth’s forests in 3D, turning its “Lidar” laser device earthwards to precisely measure the depth and shape of terrain from above. The project, called GEDI, will be completed in 2018.

11.09.2014 11:58

Shine on, Harvest Moon: Red supermoon lights up night sky, 3rd this summer (PHOTOS)
This night was a real pleasure for moon lovers as it marks the third in a series of supermoons this summer. On Monday stargazers were able to view one of the biggest and brightest moons in 20 years – and with a reddened shade.

09.09.2014 10:56

​Scientists discover Earth-like tectonics on Jupiter moon
Jupiter’s moon Europa could be quite Earth-like and even have traces of life, say scientists who discovered that Europa has ‘diving’ tectonic plates, the same type of surface-shifting geological activity as found on Earth.

09.09.2014 07:09

Highway in the sky: NASA building robot-controlled drone traffic network
With Google and Amazon unveiling their new drones, NASA has called for private partners to join its ambitious plan to create a low-altitude air traffic network over the US – that will be run without human traffic controllers – within 10 years.

04.09.2014 18:11

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