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NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars The powerful scientific instruments we’ve deployed to the Red Planet can occasionally give us a glimpse of our own humble planet from a different perspective.NASA has just released a new image that shows Earth and the Moon as seen from Mars, courtesy of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

Scientists advance theory that the Moon is made of many smaller moonlets

Scientists advance theory that the Moon is made of many smaller moonlets But every good theory advances us closer to the much-sought-after point where our predictions and our observations agree.The latest, which is still open for debate: the Moon may have coalesced out of many smaller moonlets produced by many smaller impacts.

SpaceX's breathtaking bullseye rocket landing in gifs

SpaceX's breathtaking bullseye rocket landing in gifs Elon Musk's SpaceX just proved that they're still one of the best in the rocket launching game.On Saturday, after a more than four month hiatus, SpaceX successfully launched its first Falcon 9 rocket since an explosion in September forced them to ground all flights.

This private company wants to launch to the moon, and it has the money for it

This private company wants to launch to the moon, and it has the money for it A private company you probably haven't heard of just announced that it has the money it needs to shoot for the moon, literally.“We now have all the resources in place to shoot for the moon,” Moon Express CEO Bob Richards said in a statement.

SpaceX returns to flight in style, launching satellites and landing another rocket

SpaceX returns to flight in style, launching satellites and landing another rocket Elon Musk's private space company just successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket to space following an explosion in Sept.The company returned to flight in style, too, by landing its seventh rocket stage back on Earth after delivering a payload to space.

SpaceX's Saturday rocket launch is a big freaking deal

SpaceX's Saturday rocket launch is a big freaking deal The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company is planning to launch a clutch of communications satellites to orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday.This is the company's first launch since a Falcon 9 blew up on its pad during what should have been a routine test five months ago.

Richard Garriott's Memoir Excerpt

Richard Garriott's Memoir Excerpt Richard Garriott, creator of Ultima and space enthusiast, is having his memoir Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark published.The memoir goes on sale on January 10, 2017, but for now you can read a sneak peak on Glixel.

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has passed away

Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has passed away Yesterday, on Martin Luther King Day, the last man to set foot on the moon passed away.That left Cernan as the pilot and Thomas Stafford as the command pilot on Gemini 9A.

What is the Fermi Paradox?

What is the Fermi Paradox? The so-called Fermi Paradox comes up whenever we talk about the search for life outside our solar system, but what does the Fermi Paradox say about our place in the universe?It includes factors for the number of stars, the probability of habitable planet formation, the development of intelligent life, and so on.

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on These are six of the most important upcoming missions that will get us there.We’ve been talking a lot about the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) lately — NASA has completed construction of the hardware, and is currently testing it on the ground.

SpaceX posts amazing photos of Falcon 9 landing

SpaceX posts amazing photos of Falcon 9 landing This was also the first time it has landed a first stage booster in the Pacific Ocean.There was a camera on the Falcon 9 that captured the entire landing, but as you might expect, the quality is a bit lacking.

Lucky rocket just left Trump's America behind

Lucky rocket just left Trump's America behind The day Donald Trump was sworn in as president, this rocket was busy ditching Earth.The rocket's payload — the Air Force's Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 3 satellite — is designed to help detect missile launches worldwide.

The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous

The first photos from a revolutionary new weather satellite are gorgeous The first photos taken by a new, revolutionary weather satellite orbiting Earth show our planet in a stark new light.“These images come from the most sophisticated technology ever flown in space to predict severe weather on Earth," he added.