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February 10, 2018 9:30 PM NASA is keeping tabs on Elon Musk's Tesla roadster

Astronomers aim to keep tabs on everything up in the night sky. A NASA database includes our solar system's eight planets and their moons, more than 755,000 asteroids, 3,500 comets -- and, as of this week, one cherry red sports car that belonged to a Silicon Valley billionaire. Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, put on a stunning show Tuesday 104

February 10, 2018 8:03 PM These Photos Were Taken a Record-Breaking 3.79 Billion Miles Away from Earth

A few blurry photographs broke a long-standing NASA record — by some 40 million miles. Images released by NASA on Thursday were taken by equipment operating further away from earth than any other cameras in history, according to the agency. The first of these photos, taken by equipment aboard the New Horizons spacecraft in December, was captured some 3.79 billion 130

February 9, 2018 9:37 PM Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

(Reuters) - A recently discovered asteroid was due to zip within 39,000 thousand miles (64,000 km) of Earth on Friday, marking the second space rock to pass within the orbit of the moon this week, according to NASA scientists. Measuring between 50 and 130 feet (15 and 40 meters) across, the asteroid’s trajectory will carry it safely past the Earth with no chance 112

February 7, 2018 3:47 PM The Falcon Heavy Rocket Shot a Tesla Into Outer Space. And It Had Cameras Aboard

Elon Musk‘s private spacefaring company SpaceX had a milestone rocket launch Tuesday, making its inaugural Falcon Heavy flight with a special payload: A red Roadster made by the other transportation company Musk runs, Tesla. The Falcon Heavy is now the world’s most powerful operational rocket, a major achievement given SpaceX is a private firm rather 130

February 5, 2018 12:45 PM Lauri Love: Alleged hacker hopes extradition case 'sets a precedent'

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love, who has won his High Court appeal against extradition to the US, said he hoped the case had "set a precedent whereby this will not happen to other people in the future". Mr Love, from Stradishall, Suffolk, is suspected of hacking into FBI, US Central Bank and Nasa systems. Lawyers said the 33-year-old, who has Asperger 57

January 31, 2018 11:16 AM Lunar Showstopper: 1st super blue blood moon in 35 years

It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. Hawaii and Alaska have the best seats, along with the Canadian Yukon, Australia and Asia. The western U.S. should have good viewing, too, along with Russia. The U.S. East Coast, Europe and most of South America and Africa are out of luck for the eclipse 142

January 31, 2018 9:00 AM Watch Live as a Rare ‘Super Blue Blood Moon’ Eclipse Crosses the Sky

Skygazers are in for a triple treat early Wednesday, when a total lunar eclipse occurs during a blue moon and a supermoon. It’s a rare event that some have started to call a “super blue blood moon.” The blue moon will take place on Jan. 31. The moon will look larger, beam brighter and give off a reddish glow, hence the “blue blood moon” moniker. The last time these 118

January 30, 2018 8:36 PM What Is a Supermoon? Here's What to Know About the Lunar Phenomenon

Sky watchers will see the moon looking brighter and larger on January 31 when three lunar events — including a supermoon — coincide for the first time in 35 years. A supermoon is a full moon at its closest point to Earth during its orbit, according to Space.com. While the supermoon will look larger and give off more light on January 31 than a regular 116

January 28, 2018 5:51 PM Teacher killed in space shuttle Challenger disaster honored

New Hampshire has proclaimed a day in tribute to a local teacher who died in the NASA space shuttle Challenger disaster decades ago. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu (soo-NOO'-noo) said Sunday would be known as Christa McAuliffe Day in honor of the Concord (KAHN'-kard) woman selected to become the first educator in space out of 11,000 applicants 111

January 25, 2018 7:55 PM Trump administration budget may end support for International Space Station by 2025

Budget may end support for International Space Station by 2025 President Trump's administration is set to stop support for the International Space Station by 2025, The Verge reported Wednesday after obtaining a draft budget proposal. The move could end up grounding many astronauts, assuming there are no major advances in space travel in the next few years 73