Space Timeline

Buzz Aldrin Saw UFO During Moon Trip

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Buzz Aldrin has revealed that he saw an unidentified flying object during Apollo 11′s 1969 trip through space that culminated in him walking on the moon. The 84-year-old astronaut made the revelation during a Reddit “ask me anything” question and answer session last month, which also saw him reveal that the first human beings who… Read more »

Thigh Bone On Mars: Life Form Found Or A Hoax?

Thigh Bone On Mars Spotted In New Photo

NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars sparked controversy this week when it beamed back pictures from the Red Planet of what appeared to be a thigh bone, setting the internet alight with rumors and theories. Pictures of the alleged thigh bone on Mars first appeared in a UFO blog, but was quickly picked up on by… Read more »

Super Moon And Meteor Shower To Light Sunday Sky

Super Moon and Meteor Shower

The annual Perseid meteor shower is due to arrive on Sunday, August 10. The shower is most visible at its peak, between Sunday August 10 and Wednesday August 13, and it will remain visible for a week after its peak. The light show, which could normally bring as many as 100 shooting stars per hour,… Read more »

Rosetta Space Probe In Orbit Around Comet 67P

Rosetta Has Traveled 4 Billion Miles To Reach Comet

Early this morning, after traveling for more than a decade, the Rosetta spacecraft reached orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after crossing a distance of four billion miles (6.4 billion km). It is the first probe to meet a comet on its journey around the sun. According to the ESA (European Space Agency), it has taken a… Read more »

Another Successful Launch, Is SpaceX Clearing The Path For Humans On Mars?

Journey To Mars, What is SpaceX Role

SpaceX launched the latest AsiaSat satellite this morning, proving itself again as a likely NASA partner for the trip to Mars, but the launch was missing an important feature: re-usability. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched at 4 am Tuesday morning. The Falcon 9 delivered the AsiaSat 8 satellite into orbit for the Asia Satellite… Read more »

EmDrive: NASA’s New Starship Engine Breaks The Laws Of Physics

The EmDrive engine utilizes no propellant to create thrust in the vacuum of space

An experimental engine that is gaining acceptance among NASA scientists may power a future generation of starships, and it only has to break the known laws of physics to do so. The EmDrive is a new type of engine that may represent a huge advancement for NASA’s space program. The engine doesn’t require propellant, according… Read more »

Russia Loses Control Of Gecko Sex Satellite

Russian scientists launched five geckos into orbit to study their mating habits in zero gravity, but have lost control of the satellite

A Russian satellite filled with geckos who were shot into space to have sex in zero gravity has gone rogue, as controllers on the ground have lost their ability to direct the wayward spacecraft. The reptilian satellite of love was launched this past Friday, July 18, Gizmodo reports, carrying a payload of five geckos, several… Read more »

First Contact? Mysterious Radio Signal From Deep Space Baffles Astronomers

The fast radio signals originated somewhere outside of the Milky Way galaxy, according to astronomers

A mysterious radio signal detected by the Arecibo telescope has excited and baffled astronomers, who have been able to determine that it originated from a source in deep space, beyond the borders of the Milky Way. The signal detected at Arecibo serves as conformation that similar signals recorded by the Parkes Radio Telescope last year… Read more »

Summer’s First Supermoon Appears Saturday Night

Summer's First Supermoon Saturday

This summer’s first supermoon will appear in the night sky on Saturday and is only the first in a lunar triple-play this summer. During Saturday night’s display, the July full moon will appear about 30 percent brighter and 14 percent closer than a normal full moon. Last year’s June full moon made headlines with its… Read more »

Milky Way Most Visible Now During Summer Months

Milky Way Galaxy most visible in July

The middle months of summer usually mean more outdoor fun for most, and while you may be out enjoying the sunshine or the beach, there’s another spectacle that happens during the summer that’s worth staying up late for – observing the Milky Way. On July 3rd, Earth will be at aphelion, its farthest point from… Read more »

Will NASA Send a Drone to Titan?

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Titan has been a NASA focus lately, thanks to its Cassini mission still ongoing there. Based on the data, they’ve learned that the moon is very similar in nature to a primitive Earth. Of course, our weather system involves water, but the Saturnian moon’s system is methane-based, but the world still has rain, albeit different… Read more »