Latest Space News Stories

Latest Space News Stories Page 2

This is page 2 of the latest Space news stories and essential articles written by Pat Prescott and other journalists for NewsOXY. Today is Thursday, November 10, 2011.

Earth-Like Planet With Two Suns Found By NASA

NASA scientists have found a planet with two stars about 200 light-years away from Earth. The suns are orange and red dwarfs called “binary,” located in the Kepler-16 system. It was once thought of as a George Lucas fantasy in the movie Star Wars on Luke Skywalker’s home planet. “This is really a stunning measurement [...]

La Silla Observatory Discovers 16 Super-Earths

Astronomers say that 16 new super Earth’s were found and believe one has water flowing with the possibility of supporting life. There’s been a discovery of 50 planets using the High Accuracy Radial telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is operated by the European Southern Observatory. The super Earth’s, also known as [...]

Astronauts Trash On NASA Apollo Moon Photos

NASA has released new photos on the moon showing where the Apollo astronauts landed and the trash they left behind from 1969 to 1972 during the lunar missions. The images were taken by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter that shows the sharpest photos ever taken that unveil the paths left by the astronauts and the moon [...]

Report Urges NASA To Clean Up Space Junk

A report released on Thursday says that it is time for NASA to clean up all the space junk that’s been accumulated over the years, according to the National Research Council. The committee issuing the report said we are at a “flipping point.” The junk needs to be cleaned up to help satellites and spacecraft [...]

Space Station Could Be Empty and Abandoned By November

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station could leave and abandon the ship in November despite a delivery of important logistics by the final shuttle mission in July. Recent failures by Russia’s mainstay cargo rocket is likely to keep three astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) more than a month longer than planned, forcing them [...]

Planet Made Of Diamond Found Floating Around Small Star

Astronomers have found a planet they believe to be made of diamond floating around a small star, and it appears to be far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon on the planet must be crystalline, so a large part of [...]

A New Timeline Established Of Moon Formation

Due to developments in scientific concepts, a new timeline has been established of the Moon’s formation, and it is believed that it was created when a Mars like object collided with Earth. However, research shows that the timeline of that creation may not be as long ago as first thought. On the Moon, a group [...]

Earthbound Asteroids: Can A Detection System Help?

Scientists are asking if a new Earthbound detection system to spot asteroids will help us deflect a deadly impact while others are suggesting that it will only prepare us for a catastrophic event. The Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) project is a cooperative project between the United States Air Force, NASA, and MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory [...]

NASA Set To Launch Jupiter Probe

NASA is set to launch a spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter on Friday. An unmanned Atlas 5 rocket will carry a satellite into space directed on a new mission. The robotic probe called Juno is scheduled to spend one year cycling inside the planet’s deadly radiation belts. The satellite will travel 400 million miles [...]

Shuttle Part Found In Texas

A part from the space shuttle Columbia was found in Texas. The recent historic drought caused Lake Nacogdoches to recede back and expose the missing part of the shuttle. NASA says it is a tank that provides power and water for shuttle missions. “It’s one of ours,” said Lisa Malone, a spokeswoman for the agency. [...]

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