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SPACEX Successfully Launched Falcon Heavy Rocket Into Space

SPACEX launched the powerful Falcon Heavy rocket into space with the founder, Elon Musk’s, Tesla car onboard.

NASA’s Gold Instrument Powers On For the First Time

After launching on Jan. 28, 7:23 p.m. EST, NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk, or GOLD, mission powered on the GOLD instrument for the first time.

NASA Tests Its 430,000mph Probe that Will 'Touch the Sun'

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland has begun testing its new probe that will 'touch the sun', when it launches into space this summer.

NASA to Demonstrate X-ray Navigation in Space

A team of NASA engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space which could revolutionize NASA’s ability in the future to pilot robotic spacecraft to the far reaches of the solar system and beyond.

NASA Astronaut Made First Untethered Space Flight, Dies at 80

Bruce McCandless II, a NASA astronaut who was captured in a stunning photograph in 1984 as he made the first untethered flight in space, has died aged 80.

NASA to Announce Big Alien-Planet News

NASA will unveil its exoplanet discovery in a news conference.

Russia to Send First Astronaut from the UAE

Minister of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation has stated that the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities are preparing to launch the first cosmonaut, a Russian astronaut, from the UAE.

Scientists Discovers a Galaxy Similar to the Milky Way

Researchers from University in Seoul (South Korea) found remarkably similar to the Milky Way galaxy in the constellation Hydra.

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NASA Releases Hubble’s Messier Catalog / In Photos

NASA has released a gallery of breathtaking images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, showcasing celestial objects contained in the Messier catalog. The Messier collection was initially compiled by renowned French astronomer Charles Messier, using his own observations and those of his associates to help fellow 18th century astronomers differentiate wandering comets from more distant, static objects, such as nebulae, New Atlas reports. The catalog contains a variety of some of the most famous astronomical objects known to adorn the night sky, from active star formation regions, such as the Orion Nebula, to the Andromeda galaxy, which will merge with our own Milky Way in roughly four billion years.

World Space Week 2017: “Exploring New Worlds in Space”

The United Nations decreed that space should have its very own week, such was its universal appeal and importance nearly 20 years ago.

A Record-Shattering NASA Astronaut Returned to Earth

Peggy Whitson, a record-shattering NASA astronaut, touched down in Kazakhstan at 9:21 p.m. EDT alongside a fellow American and a Russian in their Soyuz capsule, wrapping up a record-breaking mission.

Space Suits New Generation Let Astronauts to Explore Mars

Having the right outfit for astronauts is a matter of life and death. Researchers from UND have built two prototype suits for deep-space missions: the NDX-1, which is meant to be used on the Martian surface, and the NDX-2, for lunar excursions.

Iranian Student Makes Soil Free Hanging Garden

An Iranian student has made a soil-free hanging garden which is able to grow vegetables with a minimal amount of water.

Scientists Find Power-Packed Galaxies

Clemson University scientists, led by College of Science astrophysicist Marco Ajello, have identified a supermassive, extremely powerful black hole, and four others similar to it that range in age from 1.4 billion to 1.9 billion years old.

Astronomers Trace Radio Waves From Tiny Galaxy

Scientists have directly traced an incredibly intense, blindingly bright burst of radio waves — known as an FRB — back to its home galaxy for the first time.

The First American to Orbit Earth, Dies at 95

Former astronaut and the first American to orbit the Earth, has passed away at 95.

LISA ‘Listens’ to the Universe While in Free-Fall

The European Space Agency hopes to use LISA to measure gravitational waves.

Mars Reaches its Closest Approach to Earth for 11 Years

Mars reaches its closest approach to Earth this evening at 21:35 GMT and it will be just 75 million kilometers away.

First Analysis of Earth-sized Planet

Astronomers have succeeded in analyzing the atmospheric composition of a distant super-Earth (a planet roughly the size of our own) using the Hubble Space Telescope.

Scott Kelly's Last Sunrise Ending One-Year Space Mission

Scott Kelly, the American astronaut who returned to Earth after almost a year, shared a series of sunrise photographs with his social media followers on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Iran Holds Sixth International Aerospace Exhibition

The 6th International Aviation and Space Industries Exhibition of Iran will be held on 25th to 27th of November 2015 in Tehran, with 143 national and international companies participating.

Marvdasht IAU & Iranian Space Research Center Sign Academic MoU

Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht branch and the Iranian Space Research Center have signed an academic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to develop research, scientific, and industrial cooperation.

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