SpaceX using recycled spacecraft to resupply ISS

SpaceX has successfully launched its first mission with both a re-used Falcon 9 rocket and a re-used Dragon spacecraft, which will be delivering cargo to and from the International Space Station (ISS). The first stage booster of the Falcon 9 landed back at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at SpaceX’s landing zone shortly after. Re-usability…

Eighth planet discovered orbiting Kepler-90

A newly discovered planet, Kepler-90i, means that the Kepler-90 star now has tied for most planets orbiting a single star with our own solar system. The discovery, made with the help of artificial intelligence machine learning, is a rocky planet that reaches temperatures over a scorching 426 degrees Celsius, similar to Mercury. Kepler-90i is around…

Orionid meteor shower to peak this weekend

The Orionid Meteor Shower is set to peak over this weekend, and will be visible in Australia to the naked eye. The meteor shower is a result of Earth passing through the debris from Halley’s Comet, similar to the Eta Aquarids earlier in the year. The Orionid meteor shower this year is expected to have…

Asteroid to Come “Damn Close” to Earth

NASA has confirmed an asteroid the size of a house will narrowly miss the Earth when it passes by on Thursday. The space agency’s specialists have been monitoring the close approach of the asteroid named 2012 TC4 fearing it could collide with the planet, but now believe it could pass the Earth as close as…

Steps closer to suspended animation reality

US Scientists have made new steps forward after reviving a cryogenically frozen organism. Over 60 years of trials the preservation of bodies and brains in a state of suspended animation has only been achieved in individual cells… Until now. The Science Journal ACS Nano published an article about US researchers successfully thawing and reanimating frozen…

Australian Space Agency a Possibility As Government Launches Review

Australia could be developing its own space agency, following the announcement of a Federal Government review into the feasibility of Australia’s space capabilities. The nation has depending on other nations for space research and the agency would help it develop research, communications and exploration efforts with other developed nations including New Zealand. Australia is one…

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s “Mr. Spock”, passes away at age 83

Watching the video version of the story by clicking on the player above! The portrayer of the character Mr. Spock of the famous Sci-Fi TV series Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, has passed away earlier this week at age 83. The famous actor had been hospitalized recently, battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He announced last year…

Chile: The most powerful telescope

Rises in the desert of Chile at  5000 meters above sea level and will be able to see unknown corners of the universe. After two decades of construction, the largest and most powerful radio telescope in the world officially began operating from the Atacama Desert in Chile, which astronomers now can explore the mysteries of…