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Scientist claims presence of life on Mars based on NASA photos; others disagree

A professor emeritus of Ohio University claims that he has found the evidence of insect life on Mars in the pictures sent from the red planet, but NASA and other researchers do not agree.

NASA's Curiosity rover has found a new oxygen mystery on Mars

NASA's Curiosity rover has shown that Oxygen behaves in a mysterious way on Mars as the level of the gas throughout spring and summer rose by as much as 30 per cent.

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NASA's CASE instrument to aid European mission on studying exoplanet atmosphere

NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun for the first time.

Space rock 'Ultima Thule' renamed 'Arrokoth': Here is why

Crowd-sourced nickname has a controversial legacy, NASA chooses to use Native American word

The most distant world ever explored gets a new name: Arrokoth

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, 3 years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us.

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will hunt for ancient life in Jezero crater

NASA's Mars 2020 rover will hunt for microscopic fossils, and signs of ancient life on the red planet. The 2020 rover is yet to be named, and is expected to land on the planet by February 18, 2021.

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NASA's NICER telescope detects brightest X-ray burst

NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) telescope on International Space Station (ISS) has detected the brightest X-ray burst so far that was caused by a massive thermonuclear flash on the surface of a pulsar.

Maxwell X-57 is NASA's first electric plane powered by 14 motors

NASA has showcased an early version of its first all-electric experimental aircraft X-57 Maxwell at its aeronautics lab in the California desert.

Mercury putting on rare show Monday, parading across the sun

Mercury's next transit isn't until 2032, and North America won't get another viewing opportunity until 2049. Earthlings get treated to just 13 or 14 Mercury transits a century.

Amazon rainforest drying out due to human activity, shows NASA study

The Amazon rainforest is drying out due to rising human activity, leaving the already endangered ecosystem more vulnerable to fires and drought.

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These space images taken by NASA's Spitzer Telescope look like modern art

The Spitzer Telescope was launched by NASA 16 years ago in August 2003. To celebrate its sixteenth birthday, the space agency has shared some beautiful space images captured by the infrared telescope.

Stunning photos of Super Snow Moon from around the world

This full moon was referred to as Snow Moon because the full moons which occur in February are called as Snow Moon by the Native Americans which finds a place in the Farmer's Almanac as well

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In Greenland, a glacier's collapse shows climate impact

The March mission was part of NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) project, a five-year, $30 million effort aimed at improving sea level rise projections by understanding how warming oceans are melting ice sheets from below - the most ambitious research on the subject to date

NASA launches upgraded Soyuz aircraft with three crew members

The NASA crew is due to arrive on Friday at the International Space Station, which orbits about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth, to begin a four-month mission.

US astronaut Scott Kelly safely lands back in Earth: A look at his spaceflight

US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko land safely back in Earth after 340 days in space

NASA confirms Mars has water: Here is a closer look at some pictures

NASA has confirmed evidence of water on Mars in an important discovery. Check out some stunning pictures of the red planet which have hinted at evidence of war on Mars earlier

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NASA releases new mind-blowing pictures of Pluto, Charon and Hydra

The US is now the only nation to visit every planet in the solar system. Pluto was No. 9 in the lineup when New Horizons left Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 19, 2006

NASA New Horizons will fly past Pluto today: All you need to know

At 5:19 pm IST on July 14 NASA's New Horizons will zip past Pluto at 30,800 miles per hour (49,600 kilometers per hour), with a suite of seven science instruments busily gathering data.

When SpaceX Falcon rocket exploded mid-air

The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) rocket was the company's 19th Falcon 9 launch since its 2010 debut, including six previous cargo runs for NASA under a 15-flight contract worth more than $2 billion.

Check out these stunning pictures from Space as NASA celebrates 50 years of first Spacewalk

On June 3, 1965 in NASA's Gemini IV mission, two astronauts Ed White and Jim McDivitt attempted the first spacewalk. NASA released several images to celebrate its 50 years journey in the Space.

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NASA Announces Discovery Of Seven Earth-Size Planets That Could Hold Life

NASA announced a new system of Exoplanets, which are Earth-size, and could potentially hold life.These exoplanets are located outside of our solar system and orbit a star, which is why they are named so. So why is the discovery of these Exoplanets such a big deal, and what should you know about them? We break […]

NASA spaceman Scott Kelly returns to Earth after record breaking ISS stint

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have arrived back on Earth after nearly a year aboard the International Space Station. The record-long spaceflight is intended to pave the way for future human travel to Mars. Accompanied by cosmonaut Sergey Volkov the three safely made a parachute landing in Kazakhstan.

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NASA releases Apollo 10 'space music'

NASA audio reveals Apollo 10 astronauts jazzed up over “outer space type music.”

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