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Trans-Tasman agreement ‘to advance space science and technology’

The New Zealand Space Agency has signed a space science and technology partnership agreement with Australia’s leading space research organisation, the SmartSat Co-operative Research...

Damage ends NASA’s ‘Ingenuity’ helicopter mission on Mars

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter, known for its pioneering achievement as the first powered flight on another world, has ended its mission due to damage. The...

Failed US moon lander destroyed over the Pacific

US spacecraft Peregrine One has burned up in the Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific. The spacecraft was operated by Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic and suffered a propulsion...

Peruvian ‘aliens’ forensic analysis revealed

Alien-like specimens discovered in Peru last year are not evidence of extraterrestrial life, scientists have said. The supposed mummified remains of two alien-like figures seized...

Gigantic ‘Galactic Ring’ questions fundamental cosmic theories

Scientists at the University of Central Lancashire have discovered an immense, ring-shaped cosmic structure named the 'Big Ring'. It measures 1.3 billion light-years in diameter,...

NASA postpones launch of much-hyped new rockets

The Artemis II and III lunar missions were expected to take off in 2024 and 2025 respectively. NASA has delayed two of its flagship missions...

US firm abandons Moon landing

A fuel leak has forced Astrobotic Technology to cancel the nation’s first attempted lunar surface mission in over 50 years. US efforts to return to...

Musk reveals stance on aliens

The SpaceX tycoon has said that humanity is likely “the only consciousness that exists”. Humankind is most likely the only species “in this part of...

James Webb Telescope snaps stunning image of ‘chaotic’ galactic centre

The US space agency NASA has published a new image from the James Webb Space Telescope showing a region near the center of the...

Second launch of SpaceX rocket ends in explosion

Elon Musk’s corporation said the test will help to improve Starship’s reliability, as ‘success comes from what we learn’. The second integrated flight test of...

Mexican Congress renews scrutiny of alleged alien mummies

A group of scientists speaking before the country’s legislature allege recently-presented extraterrestrial remains serve as “real” evidence of “non-human beings.” From E.T. to Alf, alien...

Rocket Lab Adds New HASTE Launch from Virginia for the Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit

Rocket Lab today announced it has signed a launch services agreement with the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) for a HASTE...

Astronomers discover oldest black hole yet

One aspect of the black hole has never been seen before: it is at a growth stage that is so early, its mass is...

Moon’s Morning Shivers: Mysterious lunar tremors traced back to Apollo 17 Lander

The moon, once a hotbed of geological activity billions of years ago, now preserves its turbulent past through features such as extinct volcanoes and...

India launches probe to Sun

The mission, which aims to study the solar atmosphere, will take 125 days to reach the designated point. India’s maiden solar mission – Aditya-L1 –...

India releases first photo from Moon landing

The Chandrayaan-3 mission made the historic lunarfall near the south pole. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Wednesday released the first photo from its...

Russia reveals reason for Moon crash

The Luna-25 module experienced trouble turning its engines off, Roscosmos has said. The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, Yury Borisov, has revealed the main...

Watch: Australians stunned as ‘meteor’ lights up Melbourne skies

The recent cosmic display left many observers awestruck, with some describing their reactions as being "gobsmacked and mesmerized" while being unable to tear their...

India’s Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft enters Moon orbit

The country’s third moon mission makes a crucial maneuver after completing two-thirds of its journey. India’s third lunar exploration mission, Chandrayaan-3, has been successfully inserted...

Scientists discover why sun’s corona is hotter than solar surface

For years, researchers have remained puzzled by the fact that the sun's corona reaches temperatures exceeding 1.8 million degrees Fahrenheit (one million degrees Celsius),...

‘No proof’ US landed on moon – Ex-Russian space boss

Dmitry Rogozin says that while many in Roscosmos defended Washington’s version of events, no one could produce irrefutable proof. The former head of Russia’s Roscosmos...

Japanese moon mission makes ‘hard landing’

The Japanese-made lander took off for the Moon on a SpaceX rocket late last year. A Moon-landing mission spearheaded by a Tokyo-based tech firm appears...

Hyundai Motor Group starts building lunar exploration mobility rover

South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Group announced on Thursday that it has begun developing a lunar exploration mobility rover in cooperation with several South...

US military drone spotted UFO over Middle East – Pentagon

The “metallic orb” is the first detected by an unmanned craft. The Pentagon on Wednesday declassified a video shot by a US MQ-9 Reaper drone...

NASA responds to Ukraine’s satellite claim

A glow in the sky seen from Kiev was not connected to a satellite about to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere, the US space agency...

‘We’ve got aliens living on this planet’ – India’s first cosmonaut

The real “aliens” are those who destroy our planet for personal gain, Rakesh Sharma told RT. Traveling to space aboard a Soviet rocket made Rakesh...

NASA names moon mission crew

Three Americans and a Canadian will eventually embark on a trip to lunar orbit NASA names moon mission crew. The US space agency announced on Monday...

Black hole ‘bigger than the majority of galaxies in the universe’ discovered

The celestial phenomenon is estimated to have a mass more than 30 billions times that of the Sun. An ‘ultramassive’ black hole described as being...

Riddle of mysterious interstellar traveler’s acceleration potentially solved in new study

Having been detected on its way out of our system, 'Oumuamua exhibited a number of peculiar properties, such as non-gravitational acceleration that apparently wasn’t...

Planet smashes record for most moons in solar system

Jupiter moves ahead of the pack after the discovery of more natural satellites. Jupiter has officially become the planet with the most moons in the...

Buzz Aldrin ties knot at 93

Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, who was among the first people to set foot on the lunar surface, got married late last week. US astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’...

China could claim parts of Moon – NASA

Beijing’s space program has achieved "enormous success" over the past decade, agency chief Bill Nelson acknowledges. China may try to gain control of the most...

Stunning Image of Distant Nebula Released by European Astronomers

The nebula seen in the ESO's image is located hundreds of light years away from Earth in the constellation Monoceros. As 2022 draws to a...

Mysterious Temperature Patterns Uncovered in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

The researchers now seek to determine why the temperature patterns occur on the "particular timescales" they take place. A team of researchers led by Glenn...

Pentagon’s mystery space drone X-37B sets record

The X-37B reusable spacecraft has touched down in Florida after spending 908 days in orbit. The US military’s secretive X-37B unmanned spacecraft has touched down...

NASA confirms discovery of Challenger debris

A piece of the spaceship that exploded after launch in 1986 was found off the coast of Florida. A section of the space shuttle Challenger...

Final module docks at Chinese space station

Beijing plans to complete the construction of Tiangong by the end of the year. The third and final module docked with China’s Tiangong station in...

Scientists discover ‘planet-killer’ asteroid threatening Earth

An asteroid discovered by a group of American scientists is the largest potentially hazardous one found in over eight years. A giant asteroid could potentially...

US probe sheds light on UFO mystery – NYT

A classified report allegedly concluded that most sightings are attributable to trash in the sky or foreign spying aircraft. The lion’s share of unidentified flying...

Watch: Starlink spotted over Mt. Maunganui

The Elon Musk venture provides internet connectivity for over 40 countries. https://twitter.com/HaydenBOP/status/1578287553366884352?s=20&t=uMLyIxEari0Gl8uQ1rexQA Starlink is operated by Musk company SpaceX. According to Wikipedia: 'As of September 2022, Starlink consists...

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