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Space

Martian monster? ESA may have found supervolcano on Red Planet
The European Space Agency believes it may have found a supervolcano on Mars that could have been the Red Planet’s equivalent of Yellowstone. The massive Siloe Patera crater is 40km x 30km and drops as low as 1,750 meters.

22.05.2015 07:32

Russian space agency Roscosmos misused $1.8bn – Audit Chamber
Russia's Audit Chamber has discovered $1.8 billion of financial violations in the Roscosmos space agency. According to Chamber head Tatyana Golikova, this included accounting violations, misuse of budget funds and inefficient spending on construction.

22.05.2015 11:49

300 trillion suns: NASA finds brightest galaxy to date… shining from 12.5bn years ago
NASA astronomers have discovered the most luminous galaxy in space so far which shines with the light of more than 300 trillion suns. It is also believed to have a behemoth black hole in its center, responsible for the brightness.

22.05.2015 10:47

Space 'Nasty': NASA’s Hubble telescope catches cannibal star digesting companion
Astronomers at NASA have used the Hubble Space Telescope to capture a very rare event: A star, dubbed 'Nasty 1,' cannibalizing another star nearby, and producing a giant, pancake-shaped gas disk in the process.

22.05.2015 08:27

Drone shuttle: Air Force’s X-37 goes up on a (semi-) secret mission
For the first time ever, the US Air Force’s X-37 unmanned space plane has gone into orbit on a mission not entirely classified. The USAF provided details on several civilian experiments aboard the drone shuttle, though much of the mission remains secret.

20.05.2015 16:14

​Breathtaking timelapse video shows nightlight Earth from space
The European Space Agency released a timelapse video composed of images taken by its astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the International Space Station.

17.05.2015 06:16

First views of Pluto’s tiniest moons emerge (PHOTO)
As NASA’s Pluto probe nears the planet, it managed to grab some spectacular photos of its small moons for the first time. The New Horizons spacecraft is now in position to view the entire Pluto family.

16.05.2015 10:46

SpaceX Falcon 9 certified for NASA’s ‘medium-risk’ science missions
After years of delay, NASA has finally certified SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, designating it suitable for Category 2 space mission launches which carry “medium-risk” such as satellites and some of the less costly space probes.

16.05.2015 04:14

Russian Proton rocket lost after botched Mexican satellite launch
The launch of the Russian Proton-M rocket went wrong when its telemetry seized. The rocket and its payload, a Mexican communication satellite, have burned up in the atmosphere, national space agency Roscosmos confirmed.

May 16, 2015 14:43

​Anti-matter mystery solved? Scientists say spiral magnetic fields to thank for our existence
Why does matter exist in the universe? It's not a simple question, but NASA's Fermi space telescope may be on its way to an answer. The instrument has detected gamma rays which could provide scientists with clues surrounding the mystery of matter.

15.05.2015 13:43

Dying stars’ exodus: Hubble captures 1st ever images of migrating white dwarfs
For the first time ever NASA astronomers have captured snapshots of white dwarf stars embarking on their 40-million-year epic migration from the "star-studded" center of an ancient star cluster to less populated environs.

15.05.2015 05:53

Sailing through space: Tiny satellite to use solar wind for propulsion
A small satellite powered by solar sails will be launched on May 20. If it works, the technology could lead to cheaper space travel, as it uses particles and radiation from the sun to propel itself.

14.05.2015 14:06