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Laser Cannon On ISS? Scientists Have Plan For Fighting Space Trash

ISS Space Laser

The International Space Station (ISS) might be used to clear away some of the Earth’s growing orbital space debris. How can the station help? By blasting materials out of orbit with a laser cannon. According to CBS News, around 3,000 tons of debris exist in low-Earth orbit, which has forced the ISS to duck and… Read more »

NASA — New Photos Of Epic Solar Flare

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NASA has released pictures and a video of the eruption of an epic solar flare. On Cinco de Mayo, the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory was watching the sun and caught epic images of the sun releasing a category X-2.7 solar flare. NASA classifies solar flares with a letter according to its size and strength. From… Read more »

Astronauts Bound For Mars Could Suffer Brain Damage From Cosmic Rays

By studying the effects of radiation on mice, researchers have concluded that asronauts may become cognitively impaired during their journey.

Astronauts traveling to Mars may face more dangers than previously realized, according to a new study which contends that long-term exposure to radiation from cosmic rays could result in brain damage among space explorers. Recent experiments on mice have shed light on the potential dangers that astronauts bound for Mars could face, the LA Times… Read more »

Spacecraft Spins Out Of Control As It Plunges Down To Earth

Spacecraft Falling Back To Earth

A spacecraft carrying supplies to the International Space Station has spun out of control and is plunging down to Earth. Russians launched a Soyuz rocket carrying a spacecraft called Progress 59; however, soon after launching controllers lost control of the vessel. A person who requested to remain anonymous provided the following comment to NDTV about… Read more »

First Donut In Space Launched From Norway [Video]

Donut in Space

Two Swedish brothers wanted to go where no one has gone before. With a weather balloon and a leftover pastry, they decided to launch the first donut in space. Admittedly, Alexander and Benjamin Jönsson probably have way too much time on their hands. Last week they launched their weather balloon, along with its sweet and… Read more »

Watch NASA Astronauts’ Spectacular GoPro Footage During ISS Spacewalk [Video]

GoPro Spacewalk

During spacewalks conducted earlier this year, two NASA astronauts one-upped global GoPro thrill-seekers by offering a stunning point-of-view experience of being at the International Space Station. Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore were strapped with GoPro cameras during two separate space walks in February — and the hour-long footage provides a breathtaking first-hand view of… Read more »

NASA: Stay 70 Days In Bed And Get Paid $18,000

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NASA says it will pay $18,000 to anyone willing to take part in a three-month study that requires participants to stay in bed for 70 days under conditions that simulate the weightlessness of space flight. After 70 days, the participants will be required to engage in a series of “reconditioning” exercises to test how effectively… Read more »