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Doomed

NASA, FEMA Simulate Asteroid Strike on Los Angeles; Agree on the Best Option for Survival

The scenario was based on the premise an asteroid discovered this year would hit the Earth with certainty in four years' time.

Supermoon

‘Extra Supermoon’ Closest Since 1948

A rare cosmic phenomenon will take place next Monday, Nov. 14. A “supermoon” occurs when the Moon gets very close to the Earth. However, the upcoming phenomenon is dubbed as “extra supermoon,” a cosmic event not seen in the skies in the last 68 years.

Better understanding the Earth and its weather

NASA to launch Six Small Satellites that will take a Fresh Look at the Earth and its Weather

NASA is increasingly using small satellites to tackle important science problems across its mission portfolio.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Discusses New James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope: NASA’s New Hubble Space Telescope is the Giant Leap in Exploring the Universe

For two decades of innovative construction and after several setbacks, James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally complete and being prepared to launch in 2018.

The face of future war

Brain Stimulation might turn Ordinary American Soldiers into Extraordinary ‘American Supersoldiers'

Although electrical brain stimulation appears to have no harmful side effects, its long-term safety is unknown.

NASA’s MMS Breaks Guinness World Record

NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Sets new Guinness World Record

Just over a month after NASA achieved the closest flying separation ever of any multispacecraft formation, NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) now holds the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude fix of a GPS signal as the team of four satellites set the new record of 43,500 miles above the surface of the Earth.

James Webb Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope Clears Center of Curvature Simulation Test

Technicians and engineers working on the James Webb Space Telescope recently announced that they have successfully completed an important measurement test for the telescope's primary mirror. The Center of Curvature test is a crucial optical measurement that is done in several stages of rigorous mechanical tests.

Moon

New Theory Explains Moon’s Current Location

A recently published theory highlighted a new look at how the moon could have possibly reached its current position in relevant to the Earth. The new theory offered a new twist to the generally accepted “giant impact” theory.

Folder

NASA Developing Aircraft Wings that can be Folded in Mid-flight

The SAW concept seeks to enhance aircraft performance.

Returning

Scientists Finally have an Explanation for the Formation of the Orientale Ringed Crater on the Moon

Scientists have debated for years about how those rings formed.

Future space comms

NASA Eyes ‘Photonics’ and Laser Communications to Talk to Mars-bound Spacecraft

Photonics may provide the solution.

Pluto Base

New Horizons Mission Finds Hint of Clouds on Pluto

The New Horizons spacecraft has almost completed its 16-month dispatches, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists revealed on Tuesday.

Antares Rocket Rollout

Orbital ATK Successfully Launches new Antares Rocket

Antares, from American aerospace manufacturer Orbital ATK, was successfully launched from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Flight Facility based in Virginia on Monday. This is the first flight for the Antares rocket since October 2014 when its predecessor exploded just seconds after liftoff.

 A Long March 2F rocket carrying the country's first space laboratory module Tiangong-1 lifts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on September 29, 2011 in Jiuquan, Gansu province of China.

China Could be the Only Country with a Space Station by 2024

China is likely to be the only country in the world to have a space station in 2024, when the International Space Station retires.

Tabby's Star

Star with Orbiting ‘Alien Megastructure’ Continues to Baffle with New Evidence

The star's dimming is so baffling some scientists have surmised it could only be the result of some incredible alien technology.

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