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The ISDApp seeks to communicate useful information to fishermen even without internet connection. It will complete against 24 other finalists chosen by NASA scientists and experts from 2,729 teams in 200 locations all over the world.
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'There was silence. There were tears. There were hugs. There were memories and laughs shared. #ThankYouOppy #GoodnightOppy.'
Cambridge-educated Franklin 'helped us understand life on Earth and now her namesake will do the same on Mars,' says UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore
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Temperatures on the moon's surface plummeted to minus 190 degrees celsius (-310 degrees Fahrenheit) during the probe's first lunar night, which 'was colder than scientists expected,' the China National Space Administration (CNSA) says
'We are proud to say that we are capable and ready for a Philippine space agency,' says DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña
A start-up based in Tokyo says it developed the micro-satellite for a celestial show over Hiroshima early next year which it calls a 'shooting stars on demand'
The sixth planet from the Sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago, along with the rest of the planets in our solar system, and spent the bulk of its existence without the characteristic rings it is known for today
The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online
What corner of the universe these powerful waves come from and the forces that produced them remain unknown
China launches more rockets into space than any other country, with 39 last year compared to 31 by the US, 20 by Russia, and 8 by Europe
Because of the secrecy that surrounds many aspects of the Chinese space program, its exact capabilities are unknown. However, the program is likely on par with its counterparts.
'Although this was one small step for the rover, I think it is one big step for the Chinese people,' says the chief designer of China's lunar project
The probe lands at 10:26 am Beijing time and relays a photo of the 'dark side' of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, which will relay communications between controllers on Earth and the far side of the moon
The first detailed images allow scientists to confidently determine the body was formed when two spheres, or 'lobes,' slowly gravitated towards each other until they stuck together – a major scientific discovery
Without really trying, you can see years into the past. And with the aid of a telescope you can see millions or even billions of years into the past with your very own eyes.
The historic flyby to Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever studied, is set to 'take us back 4 and a half billion years to the birth of the solar system'
The 3-member crew is set to be India's first manned mission to space
After visitors left their trash in Luneta Park on Christmas Day, Ecowaste Coalition reminds the public that littering is strongly discouraged
The astronauts detected a small hole in the Soyuz spacecraft, with Russia suggesting that it could have been deliberate sabotage carried out in space
The US company run by British tycoon Richard Branson is aiming to be the first to take tourists on brief trips into microgravity
Roscosmos space agency says the aim is to discover whether the 'small but dangerous' hole has been made on Earth or in space
(UPDATED) China becomes the first nation to explore the mountainous and rugged area, which makes landing difficult
(3rd UPDATE) If passed into law, House Bill 8541 would create a national agency in charge of space science, engineering, and other related fields
Oleg Kononenko of Russian space agency Roscosmos, Anne McClain of NASA, and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency brush aside any possible safety concerns, saying risk was just part of the job
The dramatic arrival of the $993 million spacecraft marks the 8th successful landing on Mars in NASA's history
The unmanned spacecraft – launched nearly 7 months ago – is NASA's first craft to attempt to touch down on Earth's neighboring planet since the Curiosity rover arrived in 2012
The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense
Crowds at the Airshow China gather around the cylindrical module representing the living and working quarters of the Tiangong – or 'Heavenly Palace' – a replica of its first permanently crewed space station
Some items have historical value, such as flags or medallions he wore during the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Others do not – like a boy scout cap or a pin from his high school football team.
The goal of NASA's Parker Solar Probe is make a series of 24 flybys past our scorching star
Diwata-2 is launched directly into orbit through the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s H-IIA F40 rocket
An attempt to revive the gyroscope by turning it in the opposite direction appears to have cleared any blockage, NASA reports
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The movie's infamous computer HAL is both Alexa and Siri – but much better
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency project manager Yuichi Tsuda say they needed more time to prepare the landing as the latest data shows the asteroid surface was more rugged than expected
US astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin are safe after their Soyuz rocket fails shortly after blast-off
Hubble is currently down to two working gyros and needs at least 3 for optimal operations. But it can continue to provide observations with just one functioning gyroscope.
The landing comes with Russian and US officials investigating the appearance of a mysterious hole in a Russian space craft docked at the orbiting station
The French-German Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, lands safely on asteroid Ryugu and is in contact with its team
The rover mission marks the world's first moving, robotic observation of an asteroid surface, according to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
The vast distance between Earth and Mars delays communications with mission control by up to 22 minutes, which means astronauts have to be self-reliant on the voyage
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The sequel of the live action-animated film has long been rumored, but a tweet from LeBron James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment, made it clear the project is a go
(UPDATED) Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon, Yusaku Maezawa, says he wants to bring along 6 to 8 artists when he flies around the moon in 2023
The ICESat-2 mission uses advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the Earth's melting ice sheets and how this affects sea level rise
NASA's administrator Jim Bridenstine wants to try boosting its brand by selling naming rights to rockets and spacecraft and allowing its astronauts to appear in commercials and on cereal boxes
Space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin says the hole detected last Thursday in a Russian space craft docked at the orbiting station was caused by a drill and could have been done deliberately, either back on Earth or by astronauts in space