Virgin Galactic Teaming up with Adidas’ Y-3 for Astronauts’ Spacesuits
Jan 18, 2016 Acclaimed Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto, founder of the Adidas brand Y-3, has partnered with Virgin Galactic to design the next-age spacesuits that pilots and passengers will wear for the company's first commercial flight to space. According to reports, the suits were from a durable material similar to Kevlar, which can be commonly found in bullet-proof vests
Meet NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer, the Man Responsible for Protecting Earth from Asteroids
Jan 14, 2016 The term planetary defense officer sounds like a high-ranking position in a cosmic task force from a Marvel comic book. But actually, this is a real job title for NASA's Planetary Defense Coordination Office or PDCO.
Astronomers Puzzled by Discovery of Naked, Star-less Black Hole
Jan 12, 2016 Scientists observing a distant galaxy are currently trying to find an explanation as to why some black holes are not surrounded by stars. One theory that they came up with is that this may have been caused by two or more galaxies colliding into one another.
100 New Alien Planets Discovered by NASA Kepler Mission
Jan 11, 2016 The revived Kepler space mission has helped NASA identify 100 new alien planets. Aside from these, the spacecraft was also able to monitor over 200 more that are currently awaiting confirmation.
NASA Scientists Watch as Black Hole ‘Burps’ Out Gases in Nearby Galaxy
Jan 08, 2016 Scientists from NASA were able to witness how a black hole from a different galaxy burped out waves of gases after ingesting nearby matter. According to them, this strange phenomenon could provide important clues regarding the formation of stars,
Scientists Warn Giant Comets from Jupiter Threaten Earth
Dec 25, 2015 A new study conducted by astronomers is urging space agencies to monitor cosmic objects near other planets in the solar system due to Earth's risk of getting hit by giant comets. According to them, our planet could experience showers of debris from comets that can last up to 100,000 years.
Next Mars Discovery Mission with InSight Lander Delayed by NASA
Dec 23, 2015 NASA was forced to delay its next mission to Mars due to an ongoing problem with one of the key components of the InSight lander. Although 2018 has been targeted as the new launch period, there's still a chance that the space agency might cancel the mission, which is still part of its Discovery Program.
Black Holes can Grow as Big as 50 Billion Suns According to New Study
Dec 22, 2015 A professor from the University of Leicester claimed in a new scientific study that black holes are capable of growing 50 billion times the mass of the sun. According to the author of the study, this is possible as long as the disk feeding the black hole continues to orbit around it.
Scientists Baffled by the Weakening Geysers of Saturn’s Enceladus Moon
Dec 18, 2015 Scientists are still trying to find out the cause behind the weakening geysers on the surface of Enceladus, which is one of Saturn's 62 known moons. This issue is a growing concern for the scientific community since the natural satellite's geysers are currently scientists' only means to study the moon's water content
Scientists Discover Wolf 1061c, the Nearest Habitable Exoplanet to Earth
Dec 18, 2015 Scientists have recently discovered an alien planet that has the potential to host life. According to scientists from Australia's University of New South Wales, the world orbiting the red deaf star Wolf 1061, is the closest exoplanet to Earth that could be habitable.
Scientists Solve Mystery of Missing Water in Hot Exoplanets
Dec 16, 2015 Scientists have finally solved the mystery as to why some exoplanets appear to have insufficient water. Through a combined project by the NASA and the ESA, they were able to discover that these planets' bodies of water were simply hidden behind cosmic clouds.
Mars Could Soon Have Rings According to Scientists
Nov 24, 2015 Scientists predicted that someday, Mars could have rings around it just like Saturn. This could happen after the Red Planet's natural satellite Phobos completely breaks apart.
Science News: Scientists Observing Birth of Possibly Three New Planets
Nov 19, 2015 For the first time ever, scientists are witnessing distant planets that are currently in the process of being born. According to them, studying this rare phenomenon can provide the entire scientific community with a deeper understanding of how planets are really formed.
Mars’ Moon Phobos Breaking Apart due to Red Planet’s Gravitational Pull
Nov 11, 2015 NASA's scientists have reported that Phobos, the moon orbiting Mars, is nearing its destruction. According to the scientists, this is due to the strong gravitational force exerted by the Red Planet on the natural satellite.