NASA says that finding life beyond Earth is within our reach, even if we cannot physically reach these exoplanets. Still, some experts might disagree that habitable planets are as common as NASA thinks.
The Planetary Society’s LightSail project are scheduled for April 2016, see
Australians were treated to a spectacular light show after a flaming object, believed to be space junk from a Russian booster rocket, streaked across the night sky and lit up social media.
SpaceX just got approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to build a 56.5-acre spaceport along the Gulf of Mexico on the Texas-Mexico border—a huge step toward actually making the spaceport a reality.
A bill introduced Thursday by two members of the House Science Committee seeks to promote commercial asteroid ventures, including securing property rights for resources extracted from asteroids by American companies. Read more: http://www.spacepolitics.com/2014/07/10/legislation-seeks-to-promote-use-of-asteroid-resources/
The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.
The findings by an international team of astronomers led by Laura Spitler from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany are published on July 10 in the online issue of The Astrophysical Journal. They mark the first time that a so-called “fast radio burst” has been detected in the Northern hemisphere of the sky.
Read more: http://www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/pressreleases/2014/8