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NASA sections off Earth to be ‘adopted’ by supporters

NASA sections off Earth to be ‘adopted’ by supporters

The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) has sectioned off thousands of individual pieces of our planet on its website to be “adopted” by supporters.

The 64,000 pieces of Earth are around 55 miles wide and have been assigned randomly. Similar to naming of a star or adopting a highway, participants will not get legal or property rights to the section they will adopt.

Scientists, citizens join forces in search of Planet Nine

Scientists, citizens join forces in search of Planet Nine

Astronomers and stargazing citizens alike are in the pursuit to spot the existence of the Planet Nine, a yet to be discovered planet that is believed to exist in the so-called Kuiper Belt.

The idea of Planet Nine has been swirling since 2014, but it gained attention in 2016 after two CalTech scientists claimed that they had detected a ninth planet in the Kuiper Belt, far beyond Neptune.

Largest space telescope JWST closer to launch

Largest space telescope JWST closer to launch

After undergoing a series of rigorous space-readiness tests, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is finally a few steps closer to its long-anticipated launch.

On Thursday, NASA officials allowed members of the public to have a look at the preparations being made to launch the world’s largest space telescope. Its launch is scheduled to take place French Guiana in Oct. 2018.

Cygnus spacecraft to deliver NASA cargo to ISS

Cygnus spacecraft to deliver NASA cargo to ISS

Orbital ATK has confirmed that it is targeting 19th of March for the launch of its seventh cargo mission, dubbed OA-7, to the International Space Station (ISS).

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the Cygnus cargo spacecraft is scheduled to blast off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during a thirty-minute launch window starting at 10:56 p. m. EDT on that date.

Eugene Cernan’s footprints are still alive on Moon

Eugene Cernan’s footprints are still alive on Moon

Former NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan may be gone, but his footprints are still alive on the Moon. Some images captured by the U.S. space agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show that the Apollo 17 Commander’s footprints are still present there.

Researchers discover two black holes in our cosmic backyard

Researchers discover two black holes in our cosmic backyard

Using the powerful Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), NASA scientists have discovered two gas-enshrouded super-massive black holes, lurking at the centers of nearby galaxies.

Researcher Ady Annuar, of Durham University in the U.K., said the two black holes remained hidden from astronomers until recently, despite their relatively close proximity to the Milky Way. He added that it’s like two monsters are hiding under your bed.

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