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Cassini Reveals the Surprisingly Young Age of Saturn's Rings

When NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into the planet's atmosphere to end its 20-year mission in 2017, it dived between the planet and its rings. Their measu...


‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ to get star billing in weekend lunar eclipse

Since this is the day before Martin Luther King Day, many children will not have school the next day and can stay up to enjoy the celestial spectacle with their...


China becomes 1st nation to grow biological life on the Moon

Cotton seeds carried by China's Chang'e-4 moon probe have become the first biological matter to grow on the moon . The seeds and eggs were kept dormant until...


Here’s the weather forecast during Sunday’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse over Carolinas

January's full Moon is also known as a "wolf moon", a name deriving from Native American Tribes who said wolves would howl outside villages during full moons at...


NASA beaten by China to grow first plants on the Moon

The space agency is developing preliminary plans for a crewed lunar landing mission in the 2030s, with the possibility of building a moon base with global coo...


New Circular Collider Proposal Dwarfs Large Hadron Collider

An accelerator, we should note, that would be four times bigger and up to 10 times more powerful than today's Large Hadron Collider, which is part of a particle...


China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout

Video taken from the Chang'e-4 probe shows its view as it hovered over Earth's rocky neighbor before quickly dropping toward its surface. The space agency is ...


China's cotton plants sprout on moon

Chang'e-7 will study the land surface, composition, terrain and space environment. The seeds were sent as part of China's Change-4 mission, a probe which la...


Thailand to seed clouds as smog smothers Bangkok

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) should warn people on an hourly basis about air pollution, especially to protect vulnerable groups such as elderly people...


China unveils follow-up lunar exploration missions

China exchanged data with NASA for its recent historic mission to land a probe on the far side of the Moon, officials said Monday. So was a data collaborati...


Giant leaf for mankind? China germinates first seed on moon

The lander released a rover, nicknamed Yutu 2 (Jade Rabbit), that will perform experiments in the Von Kármán crater. The next mission in China's lunar explo...


Antarctica ice loss increases six fold since 1979

Until now, most research has shown that the majority of melting is happening in the West. That figure rose to 252 billion tons lost per year beginning in 20...


Oceans heating up 40% faster than last predictions

The scientists involved in the study explained that the ocean's ability to absorb as much heat as it does is saving the land from heating faster than it now...


Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist James Watson disgraced following racist remarks

But it's his remarks on race that have drawn the most scorn, such as a 2007 interview with a British journalist in which Watson said he is " inherently gloomy...


What does Barbara Lagoa's appointment mean for the Florida Supreme Court?

It is the role of judges to apply, not to alter, the work of the people's representatives", Lagoa said. "Unlike the country my parents fled, we are a nation of ...


SpaceX lands 1st stage after California launch

Sixty-six will be operational and nine will serve as in-orbit spares. Of course, Falcon 9 is but a mere stepping stone to Elon's mighty Starship, and His Musk...


Shining like 600 trillions suns: Hubble spots stunning star-producing quasar

The news came as it emerged that Hubble has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early universe, with the brightness of about 600 trillion suns. L...


Ocean temperatures rising faster than previously thought

The studies accounted for the fact that older assessments of ocean temperature relied on less accurate methods than we have today. Researchers said this sho...


Astronomers detect mysterious repeated radio signal from faraway galaxy for second time

The repeating FRB was one of a total of 13 bursts detected over a period of just three weeks during the summer of 2018. CHIME, the Canadian Hydrogen Intens...


'One million' fish die in Australian river in 'ecological catastrophe'

The NSW Government is in talks with the Commonwealth about operating rules and water-sharing arrangements, he added. Cotton Australia said drought was affecti...


ExxonMobil and IBM team up to unpack quantum computing

It includes quantum hardware design for repeatable and predictable high-quality qubits (or quantum bits), cryogenic engineering to maintain cold temperature a...


"Unexplored!" --China Releases First Photos of Moon's Far Side

The photos reveal a seemingly endless horizon of grey, rocky terrain. Video has been released showing the Chang'e-4 lunar probe, launched in December, making ...


The Sun Would Become A Solid Crystal After Its Death

Using a space telescope launched in 2013, astronomers at the University of Warwick in Britain have spotted evidence of the heat expected to be released as st...


Radio Signals From A Galaxy Light Years Away Have Been Reported

The latest entry, CHIME (for Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment ), has only just been built, but its builders started having it do science while ...


Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years

Andromeda, the Milky Way , and the Triangulum Galaxy are the three largest members of the Local Group, measuring 200,000 light-years, 100,000 light-years, and ...


Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera shuts down

Named after the American astronomer Edwin Hubble , the veteran telescope has been cranking away for more than quarter of century since it was launched in 1...


China's Change 4 Successfully Lands On Moon's Farther Side

While in orbit, it can "see" both the earth and the far side of the moon . But exactly how it influences this interaction is something Swedish scientists want ...


Astronomy Events 'Super Blood Wolf Moon', Five Eclipses (2019)

What makes this lunar eclipse special is that it will also be a super moon, and if you add the time of year it's happening to the equation, we get to add some a...


Repeating Fast Radio Burst Detected for Second Time in History

The researchers said that studying the fast radio bursts is a hard task because they're rare and only occur once. Until now, there had only been one repeati...


Theresa May suffers parliamentary defeat as debate over Brexit deal resumes

Mr Grieve said the amendment was an attempt to "accelerate the process" if the vote was lost so as to avoid the prospects of a no-deal Brexit . By 308 to 297...


May's Brexit deal is 'dead' - says DUP's Arlene Foster

Earlier on Wednesday , May called on parliament to back her deal, suggesting she was confident of securing further assurances from the European Union to ease...


Italian man and Canadian woman missing in West Africa - Italianmedia

The pair were last seen in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, in the country's southwest, and had planned to drive to the capital of Ouagadougou before crossing into n...


Rare exoplanet discovered 226 light-years away from Earth

HD 21749b completes one orbit of its host star, which is almost as bright as our sun, every 36 Earth days. TESS's other discoveries include a super-hot wor...


Australia Closes Queensland Beaches Over Thousands of People Stung by Jellyfish

More than 18,000 stings were recorded in Queensland in December, three times more cases than a year ago over the same period. The latest figure for the we...


Chang'e-4: Chinese rover now exploring Moon

In Chinese folklore, Yutu is the white pet rabbit of Chang'e, the moon goddess who lent her name to the Chinese lunar mission. The head of the Russian state...


China's Yutu 2 Rover Makes Tracks on Far Side of the Moon

The craft's rover , called Yutu 2, has started to make its way across the lunar surface. A photo released by the agency showed the rover stopped at a point n...


After Historic Flyby, New Horizons Probe Treks Deeper on Hunt for Moons

New Horizons performed the farthest flyby in history on New Year's Day, as it approached the Kuiper Belt object nicknamed Ultima Thule within 2,200 miles (about...


Breathtaking 12 minutes for Chang'e-4's landing

Previous landings on the Earth-facing side of the moon have been landed remotely from mission control. They also verified the environment parameter of the lan...


Super Blood Moon 2019: When and Where Can You See It?

Those devices cannot adjust for the light exposure and distance produced by the super blood wolf moon . However, the most awaited among these will occur on J...


Quadrantid Meteor Shower Tonight

While most meteor showers have two-day peak, Quadrantids only peak for a few hours, so plan accordingly. You'll want a wide, unobstructed view as well. Even i...


This is the best time to see tonight’s Quadrantid meteor shower

However, despite the relatively lengthy period in which they occur, catching the peak-where up to 100 meteors shoot across the sky-can be tricky as it only last...


NASA says faraway world Ultima Thule shaped like snowman

In 2006, an incredible spacecraft was launched towards the dwarf planet Pluto , known as New Horizons . This artist's impression 2014 MU69, or Ultima Thule...


Chance to see meteor shower in skies over north-east tonight

Check Time and Date to see what your chances are like, or just take a look for yourself outside. However, despite the relatively lengthy period in which the...


China successfully lands spacecraft on far side of moon, state media says

Previous spacecraft have seen the far side of the moon but none have landed on it. A Chinese spacecraft has become the first craft ever to land on the "far si...


NASA spacecraft orbits ancient asteroid

Now, the spacecraft will circle Bennu about a 1.75 kilometres from its centre, closer than any other spacecraft has come to its celestial object of study. Eac...


US National Parks Are a Mess Due to the Government Shutdown

In previous shutdowns, the national parks have simply shut their gates, however the parks have remained accessible to the public in the hopes of avoiding any da...


Ultima Thule's 'snowman' shape revealed

The scientists now say with confidence that Ultima Thule long ago was two bodies that got stuck together, what they call a "contact binary". Images taken du...


NASA's New Horizons Begins Countdown to Ultima Thule Flyby

The transmission broke a tense moment of silence as science team leaders who have been with the New Horizons project for more than two decades waited for ...


Super Blood Wolf Moon will turn the sky red in Jan 2019

ET on January 21, a rare lunar phenomenon known as a super blood wolf moon eclipse will be visible in the night skies over North and South America and weste...


New Horizons space probe set to fly by furthest object ever explored

Now, it is heading towards the edge of the solar system and will shortly reach Ultima Thule , where it will complete a historic flyby. "The Ultima Thule fl...