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WATCH LIVE: NASA sends 7,600 pounds supply to Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is sending 7,600 pounds of research, supplies and hardware to the crew members living and working on the International Space Station. The space launch by Northrop Grumman Corporation wull be using its Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft. The company named it in […]

If space is a vacuum why these eerie sounds?

The premise is that if the outer space, the space outside our planet Earth, and beyond the limitless Universe is almost a vacuum, then there would not be any sound. So that space explorers will hear nothing, except the eerie, deafening sound of ….. silence. Totally. And following the same […]

Live: NASA and Space X launches 10th resupply mission to the ISS

This is the live coverage of the second attempt of NASA at launching the Space-X 10th mission to the International Space Station. Yesterday’s launch was scrubbed because of the thrust vector control system issue that developed late in countdown. We are up to see another successful launch, hopefully, of NASA […]

This is the live webcast of SpaceX resupply mission to ISS

We are up to see another successful launch, hopefully, of NASA contractor Space Exploration 10th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station. The Dragon spacecraft will lift-off from launch complex 39A of Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the first for a SpaceX mission. Lauch complex 39A was previously used […]

NASA astronaut, last man on the moon dies

He was known as the last man on the moon. Properly, the last US astronaut to have landed and walked on the moon’s surface. Former NASA astronaut, naval aviator and fighter pilot, Eugene Andrew “Gene” Cernan, the last moon walker died Monday, Jan. 16, at age 82 following ongoing health […]

This NASA parody of a South Korean K-Pop song is timeless

The entertainment value of this NASA video is timeless. And it is not easy to beat even while already much dated. Of course it was a parody of a song and dance number made famous by musical artist Psy (Park Jae-sang) released on July 15, 2012 by South Korean labels […]

Why NASA adds leap second to master clock on end of year 2016

NASA explains why on end-of-year of December 31, 2016, the official clocks around the world has added a leap second just before midnight on coordinated Universal Time. The adjustment was equivalent to 6:59:59 p.m. EST, it disclosed. The agency has been very particular of the exact time, making sure that […]

Watch a massive black hole devour, snacks on a passing star

MOSCOW — What was thought to be a record-setting supernova, was actually a black hole violently eating a star. Yes, not really a supernova much earlier theorized but a lurking black hole tearing apart, snacking on a passing star. The result was a violent fireworks in the very far reaches […]

Plenty of time to catch spectacular November Supermoon tonight

Tonight is the night. One can have plenty of time (minutes) to catch the one spectacular sight above. The upcoming supermoon tonight, November 14th will be specially super because it’s the closest full moon seen from the Earth since 1958. The nextt episode of another supermoon of the same magnitude […]

Hubble Telescope snaps photo of deep space bubble Wolf-Rayet nebula

Sparkling at the center of this beautiful image is a star located about 30,000 light-years away. The distinctive blue… Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, February 26, 2016 Located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), the sparkle in the center of […]

Proud astronaut tweets bloom of Orange Zinnia on board ISS

The International Space Station has another living thing on board. Not an alien or extraterrestial. In fact it came from the earth in the first place. We are referring to the familiar garden plant of zinnia, to be more particular, the orange zinnia. It is US Astronaut Scott Kelly posting […]

8 Most popular NASA images shared in Instagram in 2015

Here is a round-up of the 8 most popular images shared by NASA in social sharing site Instagram for the past year of 2015. 1. Pluto The dwarf planet sent a love note back to Earth via the New Horizons spacecraft, which traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion […]

NASA ‘snaps’ stunning image of earth rising over moon

A montage of the earth rising over its natural satellite, the moon, was released by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The beautiful new high-resolution photo of the Earth as seen from the moon is simply stunning. The picture which is a montage using images from two cameras on […]

NASA readies Dec. 3 launch of Orbital ATK resupply mission to ISS

NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK has set Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. EST. NASA confirmed the launch date at the conclusion of Tuesday’s launch readiness […]

Australian researchers say Universe is slowly dying

Researchers from the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia have measured the energy generated across 200,000 galaxies more precisely than ever before, discovering it is only half of what it was 2 billion years ago and is continually fading. Professor Simon Driver from ICRAR said on […]

Dwarf Planet Ceres captures NASA’s Dawn in its orbit

A new feat for space exploration was achieved with NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. The mission attained orbit around the dwarf planet when captured by gravity of Ceres approximately 38,000 miles (61,000 kilometers) at about 4:39 a.m. PST (7:39 a.m. EST) Friday. In addition to being the first spacecraft to visit a […]

Despite helmet scare ISS astronauts complete successful spacewalk

WASHINGTON, March 2 — Despite helmet scare ISS astronauts complete successful spacewalk. The pair of U.S. astronauts successfully completed their third and final spacewalk in eight days Sunday to update the International Space Station (ISS), under the shadow of a water buildup in a spacesuit helmet at the end of […]

Watch the other side of the moon

A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. NASA has released […]

ISS crew celebrate new year’s eve 16 times!

The Expedition 42 crew orbiting Earth on the International Space Station gets the opportunity to celebrate New Year’s Eve a whopping 16 times as it circles the globe at 17,500 miles an hour. Commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore and his crew, which includes NASA’s Terry Virts, Russian cosmonauts Elena Serova, Alexander […]

Rosetta to harpoon Philae lander on a comet

The scientific world is closely monitoring one exciting event that should happen very soon. We are referring to the final hours before Rosetta’s Philae lander is released to attempt a first-ever landing on a comet. Early tomorrow morning (by Western Hemisphere time), the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will deploy […]

ISS Expedition 41 lands safely in Kazakhstan

Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EST. The trio arrived at the International Space Station on May 29, and spent […]

Failure: NASA’s Antares Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

The first launch failure for NASA’s commercial space companies happened with an explosion. Seconds after liftoff, Orbital Science’s Antares rocket exploded as it rose from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. The explosion appeared to come at the base of the rocket. The entire assembly then fell back […]

Watch: NASA’s Orion spacecraft on trial by fire

As the flight test of United States’ NASA Orion spacecraft nears, a new video — called “Trial By Fire” — details the spacecraft’s test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. Orion is in the final stages of preparation for the unmanned (uncrewed) flight test […]

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launches at Cape Canaveral with 3D printer

An eruption of fire and smoke sent a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft skyward laden with 5,000 pounds of scientific equipment and supplies destined for use by the crew of the International Space Station. Lifting off at 1:52:03 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 21, from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force […]

Astronomers find smallest galaxy containing a monster black hole

Data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation paved the way for discovery by astronomers in finding a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. […]

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool for space launch system is the Vertical Assembly Center. A 16mm fisheye lens was used to show a wide angle view of the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept 12. The VAC is part […]

New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune orbit en route to Pluto

NASA’s Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015. The piano-sized spacecraft launched in January 2006, reached Neptune’s orbit, nearly 2.75 billion miles […]

Brightest yet of 2014 supermoon this weekend

This year’s brightest supermoon will light up the night sky on August 10, while the Perseid meteor shower will reach its peak next Tuesday. This month’s supermoon is expected to be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than usual, according to the US Naval Observatory. The scientific term for […]

NASA’s Kepler Mission announces find of 715 new planets

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 — U.S. space agenecy NASA said Wednesday its Kepler spacecraft has verified the existence of 715 more planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. The latest discovery brings the confirmed count of planets beyond the solar system to nearly 1,700, Jack Lissauer, a planetary scientist at NASA’s […]

Sochi Olympic torch completes longest relay in history

With the XXII Winter Olympic Games formally open in Sochi, Russia, the athletes who compete must turn their eyes to the sky to see how far the torch that is lighting the Olympic flame has traveled. This torch, which has journeyed farther than any torch in Olympic relay history, arrived […]

Rosetta wakes up for comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

NASA is participating in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, whose goal is to observe one comet space-bound icy dirt ball from up close — for months on end. The spacecraft, festooned with 25 instruments between its lander and orbiter (including three from NASA), is programmed to “wake up” from […]

Nightwatcher becomes us with beautiful Quadrantid showers

The 2014 Quadrantids, a little-known sky spectacle of meteor showers named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. Peaking in the wee morning hours between January 3 and 4, the Quadrantids have a maximum rate […]

Comet ISON Fizzles as it rounds the Sun – NASA

Comet ISON went around the sun on Nov. 28, 2013. Several solar observatories watched the comet throughout this closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion. While the fate of the comet is not yet established, it is likely that it did not survive the trip. The comet grew faint […]

Watch: NASA sees cosmic blast of light from a dying star

Watch this. Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the cosmos. Astronomers think most occur when the core of a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel, collapses under its own weight, and forms a black hole. The black hole then drives jets of particles that drill all the […]

NASA Damage Map Helps in Typhoon Disaster Response

A new, space-based map generated by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency to assist in disaster response efforts shows the regions in the Philippines hit hardest by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon tore a wide swath of devastation across the island […]

First Pinoy in space trains at the Apollo Global Space Camp USA

The first Flipino ever to go to space could be one of three participants to the international Axe Apollo Global Space Camp in the U.S. scheduled this December in Orlando, Florida, USA. The three lucky Pinoys (from left) Chino Roque, Ramil Santos, and Evan Rey Datuin, a hotel and restaurant […]

Cygnus spacecraft arrival at International Space Station sked on Sunday

NASA and its International Space Station partners have approved a Sunday, Sept. 29, target arrival of Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft on its demonstration cargo resupply mission to the space station. NASA Television coverage of the rendezvous will begin at 4:30 a.m. EDT (Sunday, 4:30 p.m. Philippine time) and will continue […]

NASA says Cygnus rendezvous delayed for 48 hours

The Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus commercial cargo craft lifts off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Launch Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia on its way to rendezvous with the space station. The spacecraft will deliver about 1,300 pounds (589 kilograms) of cargo, including food and clothing, to […]

NASA reports Voyager 1 first man-made object to reach interstellar space

NASA reports Voyager 1 first man-made object to reach interstellar space. United States space agency NASA notes that its Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun. New and unexpected […]

NASA prepares Wallops Island launch of LADEE for the Moon

NASA prepares Wallops Island launch of LADEE for the Moon. In an attempt to answer prevailing questions about our moon, NASA is making final preparations to launch a probe at 11:27 p.m. EDT Friday, Sept. 6, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. The small car-sized Lunar Atmosphere […]

ISS Time-lapse Photography of Illuminated Earth

From high above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique vantage point to view our home planet. Stunning time-lapse photography of cities, aurora, lightning and other sights are seen from orbit. Famed astronomer Galileo imagined these views from space and now through the technological marvel of the […]

Astonishing One Half Million Mile Solar Filament

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captures a very long, whip-like solar filament extending over half a million miles in a long arc above the sun’s surface. Filaments are cooler clouds of solar material that are tethered above the sun’s surface by unstable magnetic forces. The image and video, which covers […]

The Amazing Quest of Curiosity Bound for Planet Mars

We are posting here several video clips courtesy of NASA following the incredible journey of a rover designed to gather more scientific information about Mars and can withstand the hostile Martian environment. Enjoy and be informed. It must be recalled that a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space […]

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First Pinoy in space trains at the Apollo Global Space Camp USA

The first Flipino ever to go to space could be one of three participants to the international Axe Apollo Global Space Camp in the U.S. scheduled this December in Orlando, Florida, USA. The three lucky Pinoys (from left) Chino Roque, Ramil Santos, and Evan Rey Datuin, a hotel and restaurant […]

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Dwarf Planet Ceres captures NASA’s Dawn in its orbit

A new feat for space exploration was achieved with NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. The mission attained orbit around the dwarf planet when captured by gravity of Ceres approximately 38,000 miles (61,000 kilometers) at about 4:39 a.m. PST (7:39 a.m. EST) Friday. In addition to being the first spacecraft to visit a […]

ISS Expedition 41 lands safely in Kazakhstan

Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EST. The trio arrived at the International Space Station on May 29, and spent […]

ISS Time-lapse Photography of Illuminated Earth

From high above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique vantage point to view our home planet. Stunning time-lapse photography of cities, aurora, lightning and other sights are seen from orbit. Famed astronomer Galileo imagined these views from space and now through the technological marvel of the […]

Live: NASA and Space X launches 10th resupply mission to the ISS

This is the live coverage of the second attempt of NASA at launching the Space-X 10th mission to the International Space Station. Yesterday’s launch was scrubbed because of the thrust vector control system issue that developed late in countdown. We are up to see another successful launch, hopefully, of NASA […]

WATCH LIVE: NASA sends 7,600 pounds supply to Space Station

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is sending 7,600 pounds of research, supplies and hardware to the crew members living and working on the International Space Station. The space launch by Northrop Grumman Corporation wull be using its Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft. The company named it in […]

Sochi Olympic torch completes longest relay in history

With the XXII Winter Olympic Games formally open in Sochi, Russia, the athletes who compete must turn their eyes to the sky to see how far the torch that is lighting the Olympic flame has traveled. This torch, which has journeyed farther than any torch in Olympic relay history, arrived […]

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launches at Cape Canaveral with 3D printer

An eruption of fire and smoke sent a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft skyward laden with 5,000 pounds of scientific equipment and supplies destined for use by the crew of the International Space Station. Lifting off at 1:52:03 a.m. EDT on Sunday, Sept. 21, from Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force […]

Australian researchers say Universe is slowly dying

Researchers from the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia have measured the energy generated across 200,000 galaxies more precisely than ever before, discovering it is only half of what it was 2 billion years ago and is continually fading. Professor Simon Driver from ICRAR said on […]

Watch: NASA sees cosmic blast of light from a dying star

Watch this. Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the cosmos. Astronomers think most occur when the core of a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel, collapses under its own weight, and forms a black hole. The black hole then drives jets of particles that drill all the […]

NASA’s Kepler Mission announces find of 715 new planets

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 — U.S. space agenecy NASA said Wednesday its Kepler spacecraft has verified the existence of 715 more planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. The latest discovery brings the confirmed count of planets beyond the solar system to nearly 1,700, Jack Lissauer, a planetary scientist at NASA’s […]

Rosetta wakes up for comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

NASA is participating in the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission, whose goal is to observe one comet space-bound icy dirt ball from up close — for months on end. The spacecraft, festooned with 25 instruments between its lander and orbiter (including three from NASA), is programmed to “wake up” from […]

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Astronomers find smallest galaxy containing a monster black hole

Data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and ground observation paved the way for discovery by astronomers in finding a monster black hole lurking inside one of the tiniest galaxies ever known. The black hole is five times the mass of the one at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. […]

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Watch: NASA sees cosmic blast of light from a dying star

Watch this. Gamma-ray bursts are the most luminous explosions in the cosmos. Astronomers think most occur when the core of a massive star runs out of nuclear fuel, collapses under its own weight, and forms a black hole. The black hole then drives jets of particles that drill all the […]

Watch: NASA’s Orion spacecraft on trial by fire

As the flight test of United States’ NASA Orion spacecraft nears, a new video — called “Trial By Fire” — details the spacecraft’s test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. Orion is in the final stages of preparation for the unmanned (uncrewed) flight test […]

8 Most popular NASA images shared in Instagram in 2015

Here is a round-up of the 8 most popular images shared by NASA in social sharing site Instagram for the past year of 2015. 1. Pluto The dwarf planet sent a love note back to Earth via the New Horizons spacecraft, which traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion […]

Plenty of time to catch spectacular November Supermoon tonight

Tonight is the night. One can have plenty of time (minutes) to catch the one spectacular sight above. The upcoming supermoon tonight, November 14th will be specially super because it’s the closest full moon seen from the Earth since 1958. The nextt episode of another supermoon of the same magnitude […]

Comet ISON Fizzles as it rounds the Sun – NASA

Comet ISON went around the sun on Nov. 28, 2013. Several solar observatories watched the comet throughout this closest approach to the sun, known as perihelion. While the fate of the comet is not yet established, it is likely that it did not survive the trip. The comet grew faint […]

Failure: NASA’s Antares Rocket Explodes at Liftoff

The first launch failure for NASA’s commercial space companies happened with an explosion. Seconds after liftoff, Orbital Science’s Antares rocket exploded as it rose from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia. The explosion appeared to come at the base of the rocket. The entire assembly then fell back […]