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Risks to astronauts include unconventional rocket fuel systems and anticipated bombardment of spacecraft by tiny meteor fragments Updated Jan.12, 2018 6:39 a.

4 billion light years from Earth floats the Alpha Centauri star system, a trio of stars labeled Alpha Centauri A, Alpha Centauri B, and Proxima Centauri.In 2016, astronomers in Chile detected the presence of an Earth-sized planet orbiting in the habitable zone surrounding the smallest of these three stars, the red dwarf Proxima Centauri.

Legendary astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and later commanded the first space shuttle flight, has died, NASA said Saturday.The space agency said Young died Friday night at home in Houston following complications from pneumonia.

Reuse of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster rocket on a U.S.

The Mars Curiosity rover has been a big success, but NASA's modern tech couldn't save its tires from breaking down in the harsh conditions of Mars.Based on the principals of chainmail armor, the "Superelastic" tires can withstand more deformation than any other non-pneumatic tire.

Dow Jones, a News Corp companyNews Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services Experts warn new manned capsules built by Boeing and SpaceX likely will need added protections to meet safety standards Nov.ET Can NASA send astronauts into space as safely as it promised?

The images were captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft, which is intended to help researchers learn about Jupiter's origins, atmosphere, and other mysteries.The Juno spacecraft made its eighth fly-by of Jupiter on Oct.

Head of Kremlin’s space agency pledges support for proposed lunar orbital project Sept.27, 2017 12:24 p.

NGC 6543, nicknamed the 'Cat's Eye Nebula'.Estimated to be 1000 years old, the nebula is a visual fossil record of the dynamics and late evolution of a dying star.

Santogold, Tom Waits, Kanye West, MIA and David Byrne are among the artists who will appear on NASA's forthcoming album, The Spirit of Apollo.That NASA, the space-exploring one, is too busy fiddling with Mars probes to lay down tracks with Spank Rock and CSS's Lovefoxxx.

An American comedian has embarrassed Nasa, the US space agency, by winning a competition to have part of the International Space Station named after him.But Nasa may have to name it Colbert instead after almost a quarter of a million fans voted to give the satirist Stephen Colbert a giant leap into space.

But space exploration can't all be shock and awe, especially for the astronauts stuck on the International Space Station for months at a time.They need their downtime, too, and, according to official documents released by Nasa, a liberally stocked DVD library is among the recreational options at their disposal.

Rising gently over the Mojave desert outside Los Angeles, the Gossamer Penguin takes to the skies 40 years ago in one of the solar-powered aircraft's first test flights.The image is from a collection of photographs, Nasa Commons, that have been put together by Nasa, Flickr and Internet Archive to commemorate 50 years of photographing the space agency's spectacular ventures.

This article was taken down on 19 January 2011 after Nasa informed us that the organisation had not been involved in the creation of any list of the least scientifically accurate science-fiction films.

Time travel and warp drives may, alas, be out of the picture in a new partnership between Nasa and Tor/Forge Books, which will see the science fiction publisher's authors teaming up with the space agency to release a range of "scientifically accurate and entertaining" novels.Authors will be paired with scientists and engineers from Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center at a two-day workshop in November, where the as-yet-unnamed writers will have access to Nasa data, facilities and experts, and will learn more about space exploration.

The company promises on its blog that it will be "the biggest game launch since the original Angry Birds", while adding that it is "a completely new game with innovative new gameplay, but with some of the familiar Angry Birds elements that fans already know and love".The company has launched a website for the new title, and uploaded 'Teaser #1' to YouTube, presumably with more to come.