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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 […]

Study reveals compound in broccoli slows breast cancer cell growth

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) and the Oregon Health & Science University suggested in a new study that sulforaphane may play a role in slowing cancer even as it has long shown evidence of value in cancer prevention growth. Sulforaphane is a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rare find: 200-Mln-year-old dinosaur remains revealed in South Africa

The remains of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur, believed to be the largest plant eating creature ever found, were revealed at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The dinosaur remains, yet to be named, were found at a border area between South Africa and Lesotho, said Dr Jonah Choineire, a […]

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 […]

Chinese rover Yutu reveals Moon’s multiple geological past

WASHINGTON, March 14 — Ground-penetrating radar measurements taken by China’s lunar rover Yutu, also known as Jade Rabbit, revealed at least nine subsurface layers beneath its moon landing site, indicating that multiple geologic processes have taken place there. Yutu is part of China’s Chang’e-3 moon mission, which delivered the rover […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Study identifies new genetic factors behind severe childhood epilepsy

A large -scale international study by researchers identified 25 new mutations on six key genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy. The study is largely funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The study, part of a project involving more than 40 international institutions, used a cutting-edge genetic […]

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Unearthed in China fossil of long-lived mammal lineage

A nearly complete skeleton that belongs to the oldest ancestor of “the most evolutionarily successful and long-lived mammal lineage” on Earth has been unearthed in northeastern China, researchers from China and the United States said Thursday. Dubbed Rugosodon eurasiaticus, the newly discovered species looked a bit like a small rat […]

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An Inspirational View of the Lunar Surface

With Introduction by David A. Kring “From the Earth to the Moon” is a brief, but vivid video and audio recording that provides an inspirational view of the lunar surface, which humans have not visited since 1972, despite being the best and most accessible place in the solar system to […]

Hollywood’s Gravity features the International Space Station

Two astronauts find themselves adrift in space and struggling for survival after their spacecraft is destroyed by debris. In the new Warner Bros. movie “Gravity,” this scenario makes for gripping Hollywood entertainment. NASA actively works to protect its astronauts and vehicles from the dangers portrayed in the movie. From protective […]

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 […]

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 […]

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