Astronomers spot new tiny moons around Neptune and Uranus

02/25/2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have found three previously unknown moons in our solar system — two additional moons circling Neptune and one around Uranus. The distant tiny moons were spotted using powerful land-based telescopes in Hawaii and…

NASA’s final tally shows spacecraft returned double the amount of asteroid rubble

02/18/2024

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA finally has counted up all the asteroid samples returned by a spacecraft last fall — and it’s double the rubble return goal. Officials reported Thursday that the Osiris-Rex spacecraft collected 121.6…

Japan successfully launches next-generation H3 rocket after failure last year

02/17/2024

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan successfully launched its new H3 flagship rocket on Saturday, putting its satellite programme back on track after multiple setbacks including the failure of the rocket’s inaugural flight last year. The launch also marks a…

First moon lander in five decades launches to space 

01/08/2024

WASHINGTON—A robotic lander built by a private company was bound for the moon on Monday in an attempt to make the first U.S. lunar soft landing in half a century, after launching to space aboard a new…

NASA finds ‘Christmas Tree Cluster’ in space

Dale Arasa 12/26/2023

NASA took a photo of a group of stars resembling the shape of a Christmas tree. Special gases constituted the green pine needle-like shapes of the interstellar holiday symbol. Also, the stars served as the fairy lights…

Winter Solstice 2023: Experience the longest night on December 22

12/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Get ready to embrace the cosmic spectacle as we gear up for the celestial phenomenon of the year!  On Friday, December 22, 2023, buckle up for the grand finale – the Winter Solstice – where…

North Korea claims it launched first spy satellite, promises more

11/22/2023

SEOUL/TOKYO  -North Korea said it successfully placed its first spy satellite in orbit on Tuesday and vowed to launch more in the near future, defying international condemnation from the United States and its allies. Officials in South…

North Korea’s space launch program and long-range missile projects

11/21/2023

SEOUL— North Korea has notified Japan of a plan to launch a rocket carrying a space satellite between Nov. 22 and Dec. 1, which would be the third attempt by Pyongyang to put a military spy satellite…

‘Alien bodies’ in Mexico: A closer look

09/17/2023

MEXICO CITY—For Jaime Maussan, a Mexican journalist and longtime UFO enthusiast, they are one of the most important discoveries in the history of humankind. But for many scientists these two tiny mummified “alien bodies” with elongated heads…

Japan leads the way in clearing space debris

Dale Arasa 09/12/2023

A space rocket blazing a trail across the sky is a fantastic sight. Yet, as it drops its boosters, have you ever asked, “I wonder where that space debris will go?” Tokyo-based company Astroscale Japan Inc. will…

Space knowledge key to opening vast opportunities in space exploration

Mariele Ocubillo 08/10/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Space knowledge among Filipinos through science and technology is a step closer to making crucial innovations. Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) Director General Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr. emphasized the importance of science and…

NASA humanoid robot will oversee oil rigs for remote testing

Dale Arasa 07/13/2023

NASA’s new humanoid robot will prepare for space missions in The Land Down Under. On July 6, 2023, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration said it would test its human-like robot in Australia. Its first mission is…

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