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News and updates about Outer Space

First image of massive black hole at center of Milky Way unveiled

Scientists release first image of the black hole that lies at the center of our galaxy.

First image of massive black hole at Milky Way's center unveiledplayer

Israeli astronaut preparing for Seder in space: I have matzah and gefilte fish

Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe speaks about his routine during his mission in space.

Israeli astronaut preparing for Seder in spaceplayer

Uri Geller warns NASA to prepare for impending alien invasion

Israeli magician is warning that an alien species far more advanced than humans will soon invade the Earth.

Uri Geller warns NASA to prepare for impending alien invasion

NASA spacecraft will test smash an asteroid to 'save the planet'

Experiment will test whether knocking asteroid off trajectory could one day be used to prevent a space rock from crashing into the Earth.

NASA spacecraft will test smash an asteroid to 'save the planet'

US: Russia recklessly conducted destructive satellite test

‘Russia's dangerous and irresponsible behavior jeopardizes the long-term sustainability of outer space’, says State Dept. spokesman.

US: Russia recklessly conducted destructive satellite test player

Watch: Olympics 2021 from Space

Astronauts cheer Olympic athletes from International Space Station.

Watch: Olympics 2021 from Space player

Hummus in outer space? One Israeli scientist aims to find out

Stanford biophysicist Yonatan Winetraub will be sending chickpeas up to the International Space Station to test how they grow in space.

Hummus in outer space? One Israeli scientist aims to find out

New technology to test astronauts' vision

New vision technology to be tested during upcoming RAKIA space mission may help all of us on earth to see better.

New technology to test astronauts' vision

Scientists discover massive 'Galactic Wall'

'South Pole Wall,' made up of thousands of galaxies, is 1.4 billion light-years long and 600 million light-years deep.

Scientists discover massive 'Galactic Wall'

Russia tests system to shoot down satellites

US Space Command says Russia tested missile system designed to shoot down satellites in low-earth orbit.

Russia tests system to shoot down satellites

Astronaut Jessica Meir tweets Hanukkah message from space

Jessica Meir wishes all Jews on Earth a happy Hanukkah from the International Space Station.

Astronaut tweets Hanukkah message from space

'Israel is the center of global interest'

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis inaugurates Israeli pavilion at International Astronautical Congress.

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Beresheet conducts final major maneuver on way to moon

Israeli spacecraft burns engines for 60 seconds as it shifts orbit to land on the moon next month.

Beresheet conducts final major maneuver on way to moon

The prayer written for the Israeli shuttle launch

At the request of a space scientist, local rabbi writes prayer for shuttle launch, space travel.

The prayer written for the Israeli shuttle launch

Realizing the dream: Touch the moon

Yariv Bash shares details of the tragic accident that left him confined to a wheelchair but hasn’t stopped him from fulfilling his dreams.

Realizing the dream: Touch the moon

Soon: Israeli spacecraft to land on the moon

Israeli space agency partners with NASA to launch Israeli-made craft to the moon in the coming months.

Soon: Israeli spacecraft to land on the moon

Watch: Astronaut sends Holocaust remembrance message from space

US astronaut Andrew Feustel commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day with video message sent from the International Space Station.

Watch: Astronaut sends Holocaust remembrance message from spaceplayer

AG: Supreme Court ruling must also benefit terrorists

AG blocks legislative initiative intended to exclude security prisoners from High Court ruling regarding minimal prisoner space.

AG: Supreme Court ruling must also benefit terrorists

NASA to launch mission to Sun in 2018

NASA renames mission to Sun after living scientist, explains mission will explore Sun's atmosphere and its effects on Earth's power grid.

NASA to launch mission to Sun in 2018

'Great Cold Spot' found on Jupiter

Second 'Great Spot' found on Jupiter, this one dark, cold, and constantly changing in shape.

'Great Cold Spot' found on Jupiter

Watch: US space program launches satellite

Classified US rocket carrying satellite into space was dedicated to those who perished in recent California forest fires.

Watch: US space program launches satelliteplayer

Israel launches two nano-satellites

Indian launcher sends record 102 satellites into space, two Israeli nano-satellites to help medical and environmental research.

Israel launches two nano-satellitesplayer

Cause of explosion that destroyed Israeli satellite discovered

SpaceX company announces that rockets which have been grounded since September explosion will return to service next week.

Cause of explosion that destroyed Israeli satellite discovered

Watch: Israel launches 'Ofek 11' satellite

Defense Ministry and Aerospace Industries launch new satelךite from Palmachim base. Some worry over early indications of malfunctions.

Watch: Israel launches 'Ofek 11' satelliteplayer

Israeli device to take off for Jupiter

Weizmann Institute scientists plan to take part in international research launch to giant planet in 2022.

Israeli device to take off for Jupiter

Israel accepted to UN space committee

Israel admitted to UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space by a vote of 117 to 1, following intense diplomatic efforts.

Israel accepted to UN space committee, despite Arab pressure

NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Cooperation Deal

One small step for science: US-Israeli agreement to deepen cooperation over space exploration.

NASA, Israel Space Agency Sign Cooperation Deal

World Space Leaders to Attend Israel Space Event

From Zion shall go forth Torah – as well as international discussions of breakthroughs in outer-space study.

World Space Leaders to Attend Jerusalem Outer Space Convention

Israeli Radiation Vest for Deep-Space Astronauts

Israeli company starts joint R&D with Lockheed Martin to have its gamma radiation defense shields adapted for deep-space exploration.

Israeli Radiation Vest to Serve Deep-Space Astronautsplayer

US and China Gear Up for Space Combat

US commander warns China is building capabilities for crippling satellite warfare, details US weapons bringing fight past the stratosphere.

US and China Gear Up for Space Combat

India Becomes Fourth Nation With Mars Satellite

Mars Orbiter Mission on Wednesday makes India first nation to complete entry on first try, and first Asian nation to the Red Planet.

India Becomes Fourth Nation With Mars Satellite

Stephen Hawking vs G-d on Creation of the Universe

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking told a packed audience in California this week the Big Bang did not require G-d for creation.

Stephen Hawking vs G-d on Creation of the Universe

Europe, Russia Launch Mars Mission

The European Space Agency said it signed a deal on Thursday with its Russian counterpart to launch two unmanned missions to Mars.

Europe, Russia Launch Mars Mission

Which Monkey Did Iran Send Into Space?

Iran's recent announcement that it had successfully sent a monkey into space stirred questions on the Internet over image differences.

Which Monkey Did Iran Send Into Space?

Study: Space Travel May Accelerate Alzheimer's

Long journeys into space, including missions to Mars, could expose astronauts to levels of cosmic radiation harmful to the brain.

Study: Space Travel May Accelerate Alzheimer's Disease

Video, Photos: NASA | Earth at Night

The spectacular view of Earth at night time, acquired using new technology developed by NASA.

Video, Photos: NASA | Earth at Nightplayer

Israel to Host 2015 Int'l Space Conference

Israel has become one of the world's aeronautic space powers – and in 2015, will step up to host an international space conference.

Israel to Host 2015 Int'l Space Conference

Israeli Refrigerator Goes to Mars with NASA

NASA’s Curiosity rover, currently taking pictures on Mars, is using a refrigerator developed and manufactured in northern Israel.

Israeli Refrigerator Goes to Mars with NASA

SpaceIL's Dream: 'Fly Me to the Moon'

Israel intends to become the third country in the world to land on the moon -- and the first to send the world's smallest spaceship there.

Team SpaceIL's Dream: 'Fly Me to the Moon'

Alternative Energy on Jupiter?

Israeli researchers say that Jupiter, Venus and Saturn experience lightning storms 1,000 times more powerful than those on Earth.

Alternative Energy on Jupiter?