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Overcoming space challenges: Astronaut Jack Fischer attempts to eat a 'floating' pudding on the ISS! - Watch video
Overcoming space challenges: Astronaut Jack Fischer attempts to eat a 'floating' pudding on the ISS! - Watch video

His earlier videos showed him trying to devour coffee lattees, bean and cheese tacos, and even chocolate cake. 

Poor weather halts SpaceX resupply mission to space station
Poor weather halts SpaceX resupply mission to space station

Liftoff was targeted for 5:55 p.m. EDT on June 1 (3.25 a.m Friday India time) from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
 

SpaceX to launch first 'recycled' cargo ship
SpaceX to launch first 'recycled' cargo ship

The launch of SpaceX's 11th commercial resupply mission aboard an unmanned Dragon cargo ship is scheduled for 5:55 pm (2155 GMT), and will be broadcast live on NASA's website.

NASA's orbiter discovers signs of frozen water on Moon's south pole
NASA's orbiter discovers signs of frozen water on Moon's south pole

Scientists have identified that the bright areas in craters near the Moon's south pole are cold enough to have frost present on the surface.

Scientists create molecular black hole using world's most powerful laser
Scientists create molecular black hole using world's most powerful laser

The molecular black hole consist of heavy atoms that suck electrons from their neighbours.

SpaceX taking recycling all way to orbit for NASA
SpaceX taking recycling all way to orbit for NASA

On this week's supply run to the International Space Station, SpaceX will launch a Dragon capsule that's already traveled there. The milestone comes just two months after the launch of its first reused rocket booster.

Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system
Japan launches satellite for high-precision positioning system

A H-IIA rocket blasted off at 9:17am (0017 GMT) today from the Tanegashima space centre in southern Japan carrying the "Michibiki" No.2 satellite, footage by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency showed.

NASA's spacecraft 'Solar Probe Plus' will aim straight for Sun in 2018!
NASA's spacecraft 'Solar Probe Plus' will aim straight for Sun in 2018!

The US space agency said, the mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made.

NASA's announcement on 1st mission 'to touch the Sun' today: What you should know about the Solar Probe Plus
NASA's announcement on 1st mission 'to touch the Sun' today: What you should know about the Solar Probe Plus

At 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, NASA will make an announcement about the agency’s first mission to fly directly into our Sun’s atmosphere.

British company comes up with satellite network to take HD images, videos of Earth
British company comes up with satellite network to take HD images, videos of Earth

A prototype spacecraft is set to be launched later this year for testing. Five more such platforms will follow in 2019.

Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over: Study
Saturn's moon Enceladus may have tipped over: Study

Researchers found evidence that the moon's spin axis - the line through the north and south poles - has reoriented.

SpaceX Dragon all set for its 11th resupply mission to space station
SpaceX Dragon all set for its 11th resupply mission to space station

The 230-foot-tall SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Dragon spacecraft, is scheduled to lift off at 5:55 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 1 (3.25 a.m Friday India time) from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US space agency said. 

NASA's Cassini probe reveals Saturn's icy moon 'Enceladus' may have tipped over
NASA's Cassini probe reveals Saturn's icy moon 'Enceladus' may have tipped over

According to latest research from NASA's Cassini probe, the moon's spin axis - the line through the north and south poles - has reoriented, possibly due to a collision with a smaller body, such as an asteroid.

Cassini beams back its pre-grand finale, saying goodbye to Saturn's main ring system! - See pic
Cassini beams back its pre-grand finale, saying goodbye to Saturn's main ring system! - See pic

 The image was part of a mosaic that included the planet's moon Daphnis (PIA17212).

Save the date! ISRO announces launch schedule of GSLV Mark-III – India's heaviest rocket
Save the date! ISRO announces launch schedule of GSLV Mark-III – India's heaviest rocket

 The GSLV-MK III-D1 is a three-stage vehicle with two solid motor strap-ons, a liquid propellant core stage and a cryogenic stage (C25).

Spotted - Potentially habitable 'Super-Earth' planet found orbiting nearby star
Spotted - Potentially habitable 'Super-Earth' planet found orbiting nearby star

Scientists say the planet thought to be a rocky world is roughly three times more massive than the Earth, and resides at the edge of the habitable zone of its host star GJ625 (Gliese 625).

Chinese space telescope to observe 'big eaters'
Chinese space telescope to observe 'big eaters'

When a black hole swallows too much, the excess matter is converted into two jet-flows perpendicular to the accretion disk of the black hole, which is like a glutton with a bloated belly belching.

New NASA tech to help drones land safely
New NASA tech to help drones land safely

The technology identifies when something on the drone goes wrong, and puts the aerial vehicles in a crash-landing mode.

NASA's first ever mission to 'touch the Sun': US space agency to make big announcement this week
NASA's first ever mission to 'touch the Sun': US space agency to make big announcement this week

NASA will reveal details about its new mission at an event at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!
Coming soon: China gears up for the launch of its first X-ray space telescope to study Milky Way!

Compared with X-ray astronomical satellites of other countries, HXMT has larger detection area, broader energy range and wider field of view.

ISRO preps for maiden launch of heaviest rocket that could take Indians into space 'if all goes well'
ISRO preps for maiden launch of heaviest rocket that could take Indians into space 'if all goes well'

This heavy lift rocket is capable of placing up to 8 tons in a low Earth orbit, enough to carry India's crew module.

Construction of world's largest telescope commences in the middle of Chile's Atacama Desert
Construction of world's largest telescope commences in the middle of Chile's Atacama Desert

The dry atmosphere of the Atacama provides as near perfect observing conditions as it is possible to find on Earth, with some 70 percent of the world's astronomical infrastructure slated to be located in the region by the 2020s. 

NASA scientists decode the reason for lunar orbiter's 'wild and jittery' 2014 images!
NASA scientists decode the reason for lunar orbiter's 'wild and jittery' 2014 images!

From the sudden and jagged pattern apparent in the image, the LROC team determined that the camera must have been hit by a tiny meteoroid, NASA said in a statement on Friday.

NASA's SDO catches the moon crossing the sun in a partial lunar eclipse!
NASA's SDO catches the moon crossing the sun in a partial lunar eclipse!

Another lunar transit will occur later this summer on August 21, wherein the moon will only barely hide part of the sun.

US lawmakers seek review of Outer Space Treaty amid competition
US lawmakers seek review of Outer Space Treaty amid competition

For instance the treaty does not prohibit the placement of conventional weapons in orbit. It also states that the exploration of outer space shall be done to benefit all countries and that space shall be free for exploration and use by all the states.

In its closest approaches to Jupiter, here's a stunning sequence of Juno's passing shots! - See pic
In its closest approaches to Jupiter, here's a stunning sequence of Juno's passing shots! - See pic

Using the numerous images captured by JunoCam, experts have created enhanced colour-images showing a sequenced glimpse of how how quickly the viewing geometry changes for Juno as it swoops by Jupiter.

Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images
Collapsing star mysteriously reborn as black hole, reveal NASA's Hubble and Spitzer images

As the astronomers looked for remnants of the vanquished star, they found that it disappeared out of sight with a whimper instead of a bang.

Viewing Jupiter in a new light: NASA's Juno mission delivers first science results!
Viewing Jupiter in a new light: NASA's Juno mission delivers first science results!

From 2011 to 2016 – from the year Juno was launched, till the time it entered Jupiter's orbit – the findings from the first data-collection pass, which flew within about 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) of Jupiter's swirling cloud tops on August 27, are being published this week in two papers in the journal Science, as well as 44 papers in Geophysical Research Letters.

Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace
Astronomers find galaxies creating stars at furious pace

The team made this discovery by accident when investigating quasars, which are supermassive black holes that sit at the centre of enormous galaxies, accreting matter. 

Scientists discover new layer of tectonic plates in Earth's mantle
Scientists discover new layer of tectonic plates in Earth's mantle

Tectonic plates are pieces of Earth’s crust and uppermost mantle, together referred to as the lithosphere.