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Exploration of Mysterious Fireball in Vegas Valley Sky is On

A brief, but stunning, light show was spotted in the Vegas valley sky on Wednesday night, and the West is still buzzing about it. Nevadans had a clear view of a puzzling fireball that blazed across the skies over three states. Many people captured it on cell phone cameras.

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Giant Asteroid to Zip Past Earth on Christmas, Astronomers say ‘Don’t Worry’

Earthlings will have an opportunity to see two amazing celestial events on this Christmas: a full moon and an asteroid zooming past the home planet. Astronomers said that an asteroid, named Asteroid 2003 SD220, is heading towards earth on Christmas Eve, but will pass at a distance of about 6.8... read more

A beautiful image displaying a shimmering 14-story rocket, in a cloud of fire and smoke, touching down at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1 gently just minutes after payload delivery into space, could one day prove iconic.

The smooth landing resulted into bouts of delirium at Elon Musk's... read more

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers make 50 grams of Plutonium: DOE

For deep-space exploration, Plutonium-238 is the apt fuel choice. However, for about 30 years, its production in the United States was nil. Everything changed on Tuesday. The Department of Energy (DOE) made an announcement that researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn... read more

Chinese first mission to softly land on moon’s surface discovers new kind of volcanic moon rock

The first Chinese mission that has made a soft landing on the moon’s surface has found a new type of volcanic moon rock. The discovery has marked the first time in nearly 4 decades that a new finding has got confirmation from the surface of the moon.

As per Washington University in St.... read more

Giant comets lying within outer planetary region of Solar System pose much greater hazard than asteroids

A group of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham have reported that the discovery of hundreds of huge comets in the outer planetary system during past 20 years are the indicators that these objects pose a quite bigger threat to life as compared to asteroids.

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Scientists Produce Golf Ball-Sized Plutonium-238 to Fuel NASA Mars Rovers

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on Tuesday announced that it has successfully produced Plutonium-238, the isotope which American space agency NASA was running out to fuel its Mars rovers.

The Department of Energy (DOE) said that it is for the first time that scientists have... read more

NASA calls off planned March 2016 launch of Mars lander

The US space agency NASA has cancelled the planned launch of a Mars lander in March 2016. The agency said one of the key instruments of the spacecraft can’t be fixed in time for liftoff.

The Red Planet and Earth align favorably only once in every 26 months, due to which now, NASA's... read more

SpaceX Attempts to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket on Sunday with Successful Landing on Ground

Finally, the patience of all those people who have been waiting since long time to see the launch of Falcon 9 rocket by SpaceX, has come to an end. According to sources, SpaceX is going to launch its Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, completely six months after the failure of SpaceX’s first orbital... read more

Big Win for NASA: Curiosity Rover finds Piles of Silica and Tridymite on Martian Surface

NASA said its Curiosity rover has found something surprising, but amazing on Mars. The rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2012, has found piles of silica a very rare mineral on the planet’s surface.

The silica has been found in high concentrations. Adding to that, Curiosity has... read more

Black holes at heart of galaxies could swell up to 50 billion times the mass of the sun

A latest study has suggested that stars, having masses more than nearly 20 times our Sun’s mass could produce black holes when their lives come to an end and these matter-sucking monsters may get really huge.

The University of Leicester research said that at the heart of galaxies, black... read more

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Captures Extraordinary View of Earth

American space agency NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) recently caught a stunning image of earth from the craft’s vantage point in orbit around the moon.

Noah Petro, Deputy Project Scientist for LRO at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland said in a statement... read more

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