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Nokia wins contract to build a 4G cellphone network on the Moon

Nokia is teaming up with NASA to ensure that the new wave of lunar astronauts will be able to post their experience to their Instagram account if they so desire. The telecoms company will receive US$ 14.1 million funding from the US space agency to build a 4G cellphone network on the moon. The announcement […]

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Billions of pieces of planet Venus crashed on the moon: Yale scientists study

A study conducted by Yale scientists has suggested that billions of pieces of planet Venus may have crashed on the moon. However, such theories are difficult to examine without geological samples. Asteroids and comets slamming into Venus may have dislodged as many as 10 billion rocks and sent them into an orbit that intersected with […]

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Asteroid the size of Boeing 747 jet to collide with the Earth’s outer orbit

An asteroid the size of Boeing jet plane is moving towards Earth’s orbit next week. Centre for Near-Earth Objects at NASA is tracking asteroid 2020 RK2. The space rock is set on a trajectory that will collide with the Earth’s outer orbit on October 7. It is said to be “bigger than Boeing 747 jet” […]

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International Space Station to test $23 million zero-gravity toilet

US space agency, NASA to launch a new zero-gravity toilet for testing at the International Space Station (ISS) before its probable use in a future mission to the Moon. The US$ 23 million toilet, which sucks waste from the body, will be sent to the station on a cargo ship. Nasa said the toilet’s “vacuum […]

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Asteroid larger than size of the Statue of Liberty flew past Earth

An Apollo asteroid dubbed 2020 PM7 larger than the size of the Statue of Liberty flew past Earth on September 29. The asteroid is travelling at a speed of 8.32 km/s and its diameter could be anywhere between 89 metres to 200 metres which means it could have a 650 feet diameter. Although the speed […]

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Massive M87 blackhole 55 million light-years away is wobbling and rotating

Astronomers find a black hole that is 55 million lightyears away, wobbling and rotating. They have termed the movement of the black hole ‘interesting and helpful’. The object known as M87, has undergone major changes with the passage of time, The Independent reported. M87, at the centre of M87 galaxy, came to limelight last year […]

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Asteroid size of a school bus zoomed past Earth ducking many communications satellites

A newly discovered asteroid the size, if not shape, of a bus reportedly zoomed safely past Earth on Thursday. The asteroid came within just more than 13,000 miles of Earth, well below many of the communications satellites orbiting the planet, scientists said. The closest approach had been expected to occur Thursday morning over the southeastern […]

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International Space Station narrowly avoided a collision with space debris for the third time this year

The International Space Station (ISS) narrowly avoided a collision with space debris for the third time this year. The ISS used the thrusters of a cargo ship that was docked to the station along with NASA and Russian flight controllers working in tandem in order to avoid colliding with an unknown piece of debris, NASA […]

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Tom Cruise is going to outer space in 2021 to film his new action-adventure movie

Tom Cruise will be going to outer space in October next year. The actor is known for his action-packed films, including his role as Ethan Hunt within the Mission Impossible franchise. It was earlier learnt that Cruise was working alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to film a new movie in space. The untitled movie will be the first […]

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NASA reveals $28 billion plan to visit the moon again in 2024

US space agency, NASA revealed plans to visit the moon once again in 2024, and estimated the cost of meeting that deadline at US$ 28 billion, US$ 16 billion of which would be spent on the lunar landing module. The US Congress will have to sign off on a bill on the financing for a […]

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NASA is on the lookout for firms who’ll mine the moon

NASA is on the lookout for firms who will take up mining operations on the moon. The space agency, wants to take steps towards building a marketplace where items from space can be sold and bought like other products. NASA says it would buy the samples companies bring back from the moon. They’d pay between […]

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Asteroid twice as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza to flyby Earth

An asteroid twice as big as the Great Pyramid of Giza is expected to zoom past Earth on 6 September, NASA says. The space rock said to be between 120m and 270m wide and between 394ft and 886ft tall is called 465824 (2010 FR). Classified as a Near-Earth Object (NEO), the US space agency said […]