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October 29, 2018 7:26 PM NASA’s Parker Solar Probe breaks record, becomes closest spacecraft to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has clinched the record for closest approach to the Sun by a man-made object, the space agency confirmed Monday. Scientists calculated that the spacecraft surpassed the current record of 26.55 million miles from the Sun's surface at about 1:04 p.m. EDT Monday. The previous record was set in April 1976 by the Helios 2 spacecraft 132

October 26, 2018 3:10 PM NASA snaps incredible photo of cat's paw nebula

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope captured this view of the Cat's Paw Nebula within the Milky Way. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) We all "knead" more space photos in our lives, so here's a stunning one from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope of a region of the Milky Way that scientists call the Cat's Paw Nebula. Spitzer sees the world in infrared light, which lets it cut through 102

October 25, 2018 8:26 PM Mysterious cloud over Mars puzzles onlookers, invites conspiracy theories

Since 13 September 2018, the Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) on board ESA’s Mars Express has been observing the evolution of a curious cloud formation that appears regularly in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet’s equator. (Credit: ESA/GCP/UPV/EHU Bilbao, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO) Although Mars' atmosphere is comprised of vastly 105

October 24, 2018 8:34 PM NASA’s Parker Solar Probe snaps Earth pic as its speeds to the Sun

NASA has released an image of the Earth captured by the Parker Solar Probe on its historic journey to the Sun. The picture was captured on Sept. 25 by Parker’s Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe (WISPR) instrument. When the image of the Earth was taken, Parker Solar Probe was about 27 million miles from Earth. The average distance between the Sun and Earth 252

October 22, 2018 7:57 PM NASA’s historic Apollo 7 mission splashed down 50 years ago today

50 years ago today, NASA’s historic Apollo 7 mission splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean after spending almost 11 days in space. Apollo 7 was the first crewed Apollo mission in space and helped lay the foundations for subsequent lunar missions. Astronauts Walter Schirra, Donn Eisele and Walter Cunningham lifted off atop a Saturn 1B rocket from Cape Canaveral’s 107

October 22, 2018 11:20 AM Watch: NASA releases 450,000 gallons of water in one minute

NASA tests the Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center. As a test of its "Ignition Overpressure Protection and Sound Suppression water deluge system," NASA on Oct. 15 released a deluge of water -- 450,000 gallons to be precise -- in just over one minute. The system is used to reduce 255

October 17, 2018 4:03 PM Airman who claimed he saw top secret NASA photos of alien structures on the moon dies in bike crash

A FAMOUS UFO whistle-blower who claimed he saw top secret Nasa photos showing "alien structures" on the moon has died in a horror bike accident. Former US Air Force Sergeant Karl Wolfe, 74, was cycling in Lansing, New York, when he was hit by a tractor trailer. He was rushed to nearby Cayuga Medical Centre but later died from his injuries. Former US Air Force 91

October 11, 2018 5:59 PM Rocket Headed for International Space Station Aborts After Booster Failure

NASA astronaut and Russian counterpart return to earth and are reported safe A Russian rocket carrying an American astronaut and his Russian counterpart to the international space station aborted the flight shortly after launch because of a booster failure. Staff monitoring the launch said the crew—NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey 55

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM US, Russia space crew aborts mission after booster failure

An American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut returned safely to Earth on Thursday after a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station failed shortly after launch. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexey Ovchinin were in good condition after making an emergency landing in Kazakhstan, NASA officials said. The pair lifted 185

October 8, 2018 7:18 PM Hubble space telescope goes into 'safe mode' over faulty gyroscope

NASA, we have a problem: one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s gyroscopes – devices which are needed to keep the telescope in the right direction during observations – is not working. “On Friday, the Hubble Space Telescope went into safe mode due to a failed gyro – used to keep the telescope precisely pointed for long periods,” NASA explained in a tweet 103