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June 18, 2018 4:52 PM The Latest: Trump signing directive to clean up space junk

President Donald Trump is signing a new space policy directive at the White House that aims to reduce satellite clutter in space. Trump said Monday that the United States' space program had been bogged down by politics and rising costs. The policy calls for providing a safe and secure environment in orbit, as satellite traffic increases. It also sets up new guidelines 8

May 15, 2018 10:56 PM The breathtaking views from Operation IceBridge revealed: NASA shares incredible images as it completes latest mission to map the Arctic

On April 20, the IceBridge team relocated to Kangerlussuaq – just north of the Arctic Circle in central west Greenland – from where it launched flights to measure land ice. 'This campaign achieved most of our primary objectives in surveying the state of Arctic ice,' said IceBridge's acting project scientist Joe MacGregor. IceBridge is designed to support 11

April 25, 2018 4:55 PM Starry, starry night: Gaia satellite shines a light a billion stars in the Milky Way

Incredible new view is the most accurate 3-D Map of the Milky Way Star light, star bright....if you want to wish upon a star, then the Gaia satellite has 1.7 billion to chose from. The Gaia satellite has produced the richest star catalogue to date of stars in the Milky Way, including high-precision measurements of nearly 1.7 billion stars and revealing 28

April 17, 2018 5:35 PM Nasa shares a mesmerising image of the Aurora Borealis at sunrise from the International Space Station

An astronaut living on the International Space Station (ISS) has posted a mesmerising image of auroras around Earth. The beautiful image shows the eerie green hues of the aurora as the sun rises over the southern hemisphere of our planet. After some minor photo-enhancement from the space agency, the image - which was initially posted on Instagram - was re-posted 33

March 27, 2018 11:59 AM Out-of-control Chinese space station is predicted to smash back into the Earth's atmosphere over Easter

Chinese space station Tiangong-1 is predicted to crash back to Earth over the Easter long weekend and Australia is a likely target. The space station, which name means 'celestial palace' in Chinese, was launched in 2011 and, after completing its scientific missions, was decommissioned in 2016. Shortly after its retirement rumours began to circulate that China 25

March 16, 2018 2:25 PM A Giant Harpoon Could Be Used To Drag Space Junk Back To Earth

There are over 500,000 pieces of space junk orbiting Earth. A giant space harpoon that captures old or rogue satellites could be the answer to our planet’s growing space junk crisis. With no way to currently manage all the 500,000+ bits of trash that are orbiting our planet engineers from Airbus UK in Stevenage developed the harpoon as a solution to the crisis 17

March 9, 2018 4:03 AM Trump and North Korea talks: The political gamble of the 21st Century

South Korean leader Moon Jae-in is either a diplomatic genius or a communist set on destroying his country and US President Donald Trump is either a master of brinkmanship or a pawn in a more devious game - depending on who you speak to. But it is the other actor in this saga, Kim Jong-un, the only one who has yet to make a direct statement, who may just be the most significant 24

March 6, 2018 2:40 PM SpaceX launches its 50th Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a 'bus-sized' Spanish communications satellite into orbit (and it weighs a record six tonnes!)

SpaceX carried out the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket early today, a swift ascent to a milestone which many aerospace firms take far longer to attain. It was carrying to orbit a Hispasat Spanish-language communications satellite 'almost the size of a city bus,' according to tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The craft weighs six tonnes (6.6 tons) 35

February 28, 2018 5:33 PM HMP Peterborough jailbreak inmate scaled wall 'like Spiderman'

A convicted child sex offender scaled a prison wall “like Spiderman” to make his escape from HMP Peterborough. CCTV footage shows Gintautas Urbonas, 52, escaping on 26 January by climbing up against a gate and scaling the high wall using a light, a pipe, a satellite dish – and a rope made of face towels. He was recaptured in Peterborough two days later 18

February 19, 2018 10:47 PM The coastline that goes on and on and on: Mesmerising looped video of a beach leaves the internet baffled

A clip which has been doing the rounds on the internet is leaving viewers with complaints of headaches and nausea. The video, which is a satellite photograph of a stretch of coast, plays on around a two second loop and makes you feel as if you are falling into a repetitive abyss. The clip seems to be the work of Feliks Konczakowski, who describes himself 14