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Space news from NASA, ESA, and the rest of outer space.

Take A Trip To TRAPPIST-1 With These Space Travel Posters

In honor of the TRAPPIST-1 discovery, NASA has added to its series of space themed travel posters. They've been released on the NASA website and are available for free download in all of their glory. Originally created by Amanda Smith commissioned by NASA these posters give us a vintage/retro look into the 39 light-year trip.

SpaceX Cargo Ship Reaches Space Station After GPS Glitch

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Thursday, delivering science experiments, food and supplies to astronauts a day later than planned due to a GPS data glitch. A NASA television broadcast showed the Dragon ship, filled with nearly 5,500 pounds (2,500 kg) of cargo, flying itself to [...]

NASA To Host News Conference On Discovery Beyond Our Solar System

NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 22, to present new findings on planets that orbit stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website. NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star Details of [...]

NASA’s Fermi Finds Possible Dark Matter Ties in Andromeda Galaxy

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has found a signal at the center of the neighboring Andromeda galaxy that could indicate the presence of the mysterious stuff known as dark matter. The gamma-ray signal is similar to one seen by Fermi at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. Gamma rays are the highest-energy form [...]

Building Blocks of Life’s Building Blocks Come From Starlight

Life exists in a myriad of wondrous forms, but if you break any organism down to its most basic parts, it's all the same stuff: carbon atoms connected to hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and other elements. But how these fundamental substances are created in space has been a longstanding mystery. Now, astronomers better understand how molecules [...]

Hubble Detects Giant ‘Cannonball’ Shooting From Star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as massive as the planet Mars, being ejected near a dying star. The plasma balls are zooming so fast through space it would take only 30 minutes for them to travel from Earth to the moon. This stellar "cannon fire" has continued once [...]

SpaceX Launches Rocket From NASA Pad In Florida, Completes Relanding

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a historic NASA launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, then succeeded in landing itself back on the ground nine minutes later. The rocket, which launched at 9:39 a.m. EST, carried a cargo ship with about 5,500 pounds (2,500 [...]

Launch Of SpaceX Flacon Rocket Aborted Seconds Before Takeoff

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX called off the planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from a historic launchpad in Florida seconds before liftoff on Saturday to investigate a potential problem with the steering system in the upper stage of the booster. The flight, the first for the company from a launchpad at the [...]