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NASA’s New Survey Satellite Finds Potentially Habitable Planet 31 Light-years Away

Source: NASA A piping hot planet discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has pointed the way to additional worlds orbiting the same star, one of which is located in the star’s habitable zone. If made of rock, this planet may be around twice Earth’s size. The new worlds…

NASA Says India’s Recent Anti-Satellite Weapon Test Has Created So Much Space Junk It Now Threatens The Safety Of The International Space Station

Last week, India intentionally destroyed one of its satellites with a missile and NASA is now saying the test has created so much space debris that it could threaten the International Space Station (ISS) and the astronauts on board. Although Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi essentially called the event a…

On Eve Of New Horizons Flyby, ‘Ultima Thule’ Still Holding Onto Its Mysteries

Source: Spaceflight Now A day before NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft closes in on a frozen outpost nicknamed Ultima Thule 4.1 billion miles (6.6 billion kilometers) from Earth, basic facts about the city-sized object continued to elude scientists Sunday as the ground team braced for a deluge of data and imagery…

ISS MYSTERY: Investigation Shows Hole Found In International Space Station Capsule Was Drilled From The Inside…

Source: AJC A Russian cosmonaut said a hole found in a capsule docked to the International Space Station was drilled from the inside, and Russian law enforcement officials are investigating how it got there. Flight controllers in Houston and Moscow first noticed a drop in air pressure in the Soyuz…

Outcry Over “Lack Of Diversity” Plagues NASA After InSight Spacecraft Successfully Lands On Mars

Cheers erupted at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California as NASA’s latest craft, the InSight Lander, successfully touched down on the red planet. InSight’s journey took more than six months and spanned 300 million miles. Unfortunately, that wasn’t a good enough reason to celebrate for some social media users…