Justin Bieber to pay $250,000 for Richard Branson space odyssey
Canadian pop-star, and emerging pop-diva, Justin Bieber, is going into space. Bieber and manager Scooter Braun have signed on for a 2-day 'suborbital' space flight with Virgin Galactic, owned by American entrepreneur, Richard Branson.
DiCaprio travels to space for AIDS research with Russian fan
Leonardo DiCaprio and 37-year-old Russian Vasily Kylukin, who bid $1.5 million at the 20th amfAR auction to sit next to DiCaprio in space, will board Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space flight to promote AIDS research.
Violent Galactic Clash May Solve Cosmic Mystery
astroengine writes "The mother of all cosmic collisions has been spotted between two galaxies containing a total of 400 billion stars, igniting the birth of 2,000 new stars per year! This incredible event was first spotted by the recently-retired Herschel infrared space observatory (abstract), a mission managed by the European Space Agency. This violent discovery isn't just awesome to look at, it could also help explain how massive, red elliptical galaxies evolved in the early universe."
NASA’s Chandra Spots Galactic Collision
Two spiral galaxies, tethered by the gravitational pull of supermassive black holes at their centers, have collided in space and kicked up a massive cloud of hot dense gas.
Virgin Galactic test flight goes supersonic
California test reaches Mach 1.2 as engines fire for 16 seconds before gliding back to the ground.