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SpaceX wins second NASA contract to take astronauts to ISS
SpaceX wins second NASA contract to take astronauts to ISS

Commercial crew flights from Florida's Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America's human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time US crews can dedicate to scientific research, which is helping prepare astronauts for deep space missions, including the Journey to Mars, NASA said in a statement on Saturday.

NASA's Hubble captures remnants of long-dead star!
NASA's Hubble captures remnants of long-dead star!

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful photograph of the remnants of a long-dead star.

Must watch – What would happen if an asteroid hit the Earth today!
Must watch – What would happen if an asteroid hit the Earth today!

 Although the Earth is constantly being hit with with asteroids that entered and disintegrated in its atmosphere, life has survived the impact and lived through each crisis today.

Deep space radiation put Apollo astronauts at high death risk
Deep space radiation put Apollo astronauts at high death risk

Astronauts who were part of the successful Apollo space mission are going through higher rates of cardiovascular problems likely caused by their exposure to deep space radiation, says a researcher from Florida State University.

Watch: Jeff Williams shares mesmerising video of Newfoundland from space
Watch: Jeff Williams shares mesmerising video of Newfoundland from space

An avid social media user, Williams has managed to keep his followers on their toes by sharing some intriguing photos and videos.

White dwarf found lashing red dwarf in space
White dwarf found lashing red dwarf in space

Astronomers have discovered a new type of exotic binary star system, in which a rapidly spinning white dwarf star is lashing the companion red dwarf star with high-energy particles, causing the entire system to pulse dramatically every 1.97 minutes with radiation ranging from the ultraviolet to radio.

NASA reveals new information on Sun's magnetic field and its kin!
NASA reveals new information on Sun's magnetic field and its kin!

The US space agency NASA has released illustrated image of the magnetic field that depicts the interior of a low-mass star, such as GJ 3253, a low-mass red dwarf star about 31 light years away from our planet.

ISRO rocket launch postponed in wake of missing IAF aircraft search!
ISRO rocket launch postponed in wake of missing IAF aircraft search!

Officials of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had earlier said the scramjet engine would be tested this week.

Great Red Spot the source of heat on Jupiter: Scientists
Great Red Spot the source of heat on Jupiter: Scientists

 Jupiter's Great Red Spot with its swirl of reddish hues may be the mysterious heat source behind the planet's surprisingly high upper atmospheric temperatures, new NASA-funded research suggests.

Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over
Scientists develop space boot to avert astronauts from tripping over

This space boot comes with built-in sensors and tiny 'haptic' motors whose vibrations can help astronauts avoid the risk of tripping over obstacles.

Watch: Jeff Williams shares wide view of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming from space!
Watch: Jeff Williams shares wide view of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming from space!

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has always shared beautiful images and videos of planet Earth from space.

Watch: Jeff Williams shares spectacular view of Albuquerque, New Mexico from space!
Watch: Jeff Williams shares spectacular view of Albuquerque, New Mexico from space!

NASA astronaut, Jeff Williams who is the commander of the International Space Station (ISS) has never failed to amaze us by sharing beautiful images and videos of the Earth taken in space.

NASA explains the case of Ceres' missing large craters- Watch the video!
NASA explains the case of Ceres' missing large craters- Watch the video!

The US space agency NASA has released a video explaining the case of the missing Ceres craters.

Milky Way's hot gaseous Halo spins like a disk!
Milky Way's hot gaseous Halo spins like a disk!

Halo is spinning at about 400,000 mph and the disk moves at 540,000 mph.

NASA discovers alien solar system with tighlty packed planets in unsusual orbits
NASA discovers alien solar system with tighlty packed planets in unsusual orbits

The size of all the four rocky exoplanets are about 20% to 50% wider than our home planet.

Hubble peers into the core of a starburst galaxy – See pic!
Hubble peers into the core of a starburst galaxy – See pic!

NGC 3125 is located approximately 50 million light-years away in the constellation of Antlia.

Discovery sheds new light on 'missing' mass of Milky Way
Discovery sheds new light on 'missing' mass of Milky Way

The new knowledge sheds light on how individual atoms have assembled into stars, planets and galaxies like our own, and what the future holds for these galaxies.

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to map surface of asteroid 'Bennu' – Watch video!
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to map surface of asteroid 'Bennu' – Watch video!

The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, equipped with an instrument, will measure the spectral signatures of Bennu's mineralogical and molecular components.  

Are Saturn's rings bending? NASA releases strange image from Cassini (Pic inside)
Are Saturn's rings bending? NASA releases strange image from Cassini (Pic inside)

In the image, which was released on Monday, Saturn's A and F rings appear bizarrely warped where they intersect the planet's limb, whose atmosphere acts here like a very big lens.

NASA's Viking mission data to unfold Mars' mystery
NASA's Viking mission data to unfold Mars' mystery

The US space agency NASA's Viking mission made history forty years ago when it became the first to successfully land a fully operational spacecraft on the red planet, Mars.

World's most sensitive detector 'LUX' finds no dark matter
World's most sensitive detector 'LUX' finds no dark matter

The Large Underground Xenon (LUX), world’s most sensitive particle detector, has failed to yield any evidence of dark matter. 

Watch video: NASA's SDO captures solar material bursting from the sun!
Watch video: NASA's SDO captures solar material bursting from the sun!

Now, the team of scientists at SDO captured the sun in all its golden glory once again, showing a close-up of bursts of solar material repeatedly emerging from it.  

NASA's NEEMO 21 research mission begins, aquanauts splash down!
NASA's NEEMO 21 research mission begins, aquanauts splash down!

The US space agency began its new mission named 'NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) 21' on July 21, 2016.

NASA’s SDO captures bursts of solar material from the Sun- Watch
NASA’s SDO captures bursts of solar material from the Sun- Watch

The US space agency NASA has released a close-up video of solar material bursting repeatedly from the Sun.

ISRO to launch weather satellite next month
ISRO to launch weather satellite next month

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch INSAT-3DR next month with its GSLV rocket, said Kiran Kumar at the Madras Institute of Technology Alumni Association meeting here.

By 2021, India will launch satellite jointly developed with US
By 2021, India will launch satellite jointly developed with US

The Indian space agency is working with US NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develope a satellite.

Watch this beautiful video of Grand Canyon of Tuolumne River from space!
Watch this beautiful video of Grand Canyon of Tuolumne River from space!

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, who is currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS), has been showering us with the amazing photographs and videos of our planet.

NASA's new institute to explore ways to protect astronauts
NASA's new institute to explore ways to protect astronauts

The NASA Translational Research Institute (NTRI) will implement a “bench-to-spaceflight” model, moving results or methods from laboratory experiments or clinical trials to point-of-care astronaut health and performance applications.

Watch – Breathtaking time-lapse of entire year of Earth captured by NASA's EPIC camera
Watch – Breathtaking time-lapse of entire year of Earth captured by NASA's EPIC camera

To mark one-year of EPIC capturing earth from 1 million miles away, NASA released a stunning time-lapse video comprising of more than 3, 000 images of the Earth as it moved around the sun for 365 days.

What happens when a female astronaut menstruates in space!
What happens when a female astronaut menstruates in space!

Ever wondered how female astronauts deal with their menstrual periods while they're in space? Perhaps, you may recall the 'Sally Ride space tampons', which might be the most-discussed tampons in the world.