Aug 24, 2014

Europe navigation satellites land in wrong orbits

European space officials are investigating whether the inaccurate deployment of two satellites will complicate their efforts to develop a new Galileo satellite navigation system that would rival America’s GPS network. The European Space Agency and launch company Arianespace say the satellites ended up in ...

Aug 3, 2014

Japan to create SDF space monitoring division by 2019

The government intends to create a space monitoring division within the Self-Defense Forces by around 2019 and the Defense Ministry has already informed the United States, a source close to the bilateral relationship said Saturday. Initially, the force will be tasked with monitoring dangerous ...

Aug 2, 2014

Earth survived near-miss from 2012 solar storm

Back in 2012, the sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to “knock modern civilization back to the 18th century,” NASA said. The extreme space weather that tore through Earth’s orbit on July 23, 2012, ...

'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder

Jul 26, 2014

'Space Expo' offers a cosmic sense of wonder

by Ben Brady

With man’s natural curiosity and a potentially endless, undiscovered universe waiting to be explored, it’s no wonder that space appeals equally to both the scientist and the fantasist. The “Space Expo 2014″ collaborative exhibition being hosted through Sept. 23 by U.S. space agency NASA ...

Images reveal mystery of duck-shaped comet

Jul 26, 2014

Images reveal mystery of duck-shaped comet

New images reveal that the deep-space comet on which mankind plans to land a probe later this year, has an “extraordinarily irregular,” ducklike shape, the European Space Agency said on July 17. The icy body dubbed Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is composed of two parts: one ...

Jul 25, 2014

Are we alone? Alien pollution might reveal the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said Wednesday that hunting for traces of pollution from distant worlds could provide the answer. Under certain conditions, astronomers in the next decade might be able to detect the presence of an industrialized ...

45 years after Apollo, U.S. split on lunar landings

Jul 21, 2014

45 years after Apollo, U.S. split on lunar landings

Forty-five years after the first Apollo lunar landing, the United States remains divided about the moon’s role in future human space exploration. Ten more U.S. astronauts followed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s July 20, 1969, visit to the moon before the Apollo program was ...