NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

The ship is scheduled to return a space rock specimen to Earth in 2023. In addition to the particle plumes and rocky terrain, OSIRIS-REx's scientists are reporting a change in Bennu's rotation rate, due to a cycle of heating and cooling known... More..

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The Northern Lights could be visible in the United Kingdom this weekend
by | Saturday, March 23, 2019

The Northern Lights could be visible in the United Kingdom this weekend

And when the star belches out electrified gas in what is known as a coronal mass ejection, these particles shoot toward our planet at high speeds. This sends electrons from the Sun's surface into the Earth's ...More..

'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring
by | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring

Native Americans dubbed it the "full worm moon" since it appears when the ground begins to soften and earthworm manure starts to appear, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac . It will be the first super moo...More..

Space X's Crew Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

Space X's Crew Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

After its shuttle program was shuttered in July 2011 after a 30-year run, NASA's manned flights came to an end. "We're doing things that are really risky and the designs and the complexity of what we have to ...More..

SpaceX is about to launch a critical test flight for NASA
by | Monday, March 04, 2019

SpaceX is about to launch a critical test flight for NASA

NASA did not want to rely on just one single vehicle, in case of accidents. This particular capsule is designed for a human crew, and the data collected from this launch will help SpaceX prove that Crew D...More..

Ocasio-Cortez: 'I'm the boss'
by | Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez: 'I'm the boss'

Thus, she said , "we need a universal sense of urgency, and people are trying to, like, introduce watered-down proposals that are frankly going to kill us". That's something that they could have dealt with pri...More..

SpaceX Just Launched Israel's Lunar Lander off to the Moon
by | Sunday, February 24, 2019

SpaceX Just Launched Israel's Lunar Lander off to the Moon

Israel seeks to become only the fourth country to successfully land on the moon, after Russian Federation, the US and China . Beresheet , the Hebrew word for "in the beginning", was designed by the nonprofi...More..

by | Saturday, February 23, 2019

Photos From SpaceX’s 70th Launch of Lunar Lander for Israel

The 1,290-pound (585-kilogram) spacecraft was built by Israeli nonprofit space venture SpaceIL and state-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) with $100 million furnished nearly entirel...More..

How to see the year's biggest supermoon
by | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to see the year's biggest supermoon

The supermoon will reach its peak Tuesday morning at 10:54 a.m. eastern time, but it won't be visible then. The Snow Moon , which also goes by the names Hunger Moon and Storm Moon, has been known to humans...More..

Heavy snow hitting parts of Midwest; dangerous cold coming
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Heavy snow hitting parts of Midwest; dangerous cold coming

Paul. In northern Minnesota , the wind chill predicted for Wednesday morning "could cause frostbite to exposed skin in less than five minutes", the National Weather Service said . "The charitable orga...More..

Accumulating Snow & Polar Vortex To Hit The Lansing Area
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Accumulating Snow & Polar Vortex To Hit The Lansing Area

Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel about 1,000 flights in Chicago and close hundreds of schools in several states. As...More..

China successfully grows first plant on the moon
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

China successfully grows first plant on the moon

Cotton seeds have reportedly just sprouted in an experiment aboard China's Chang'e 4 moon lander. A range of vegetables and plants have previously been grown on the International Space Station, but this...More..

China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon
by | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

China might just have grown the first plant ever on the moon

In 2015, Expedition 44 astronauts grew - and then consumed - romaine lettuce on the International Space Station . The Chang'e 4 is also the first vehicle to land on the far-side of the moon. The seeds are ...More..

Brazilian president says United States military base may be established in Brazil
by | Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Brazilian president says United States military base may be established in Brazil

State Department in a press release. Retired Army General Augusto Heleno, Bolsonaro's top adviser on security, did not elaborate. It fears that the move could anger Arab customers who buy every year of Brazi...More..

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

NASA space probe 'phones home' in landmark mission to solar system's edge

NASA's New Horizons mission flew by the object early on January 1, and the maneuver's science data will reach Earth over the course of almost two months. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Ph...More..

Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling After More Than 30 Years
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Japan to Resume Commercial Whaling After More Than 30 Years

TOKYO-Japan announced on December 26 that it is leaving the International Whaling Commission ( IWC ) to resume hunting the animals for commercial use but said it will no longer go to the Antarctic for its m...More..

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

Japanese whaling officials said the whaling organisation is supposed to pursue sustainability but has become an anti-whaling body. Slooten described the IWC , in its current form, as a "halfway house" that m...More..

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

The SpaceShipTwo after flying to space. As of this writing, NASA is unable to send astronauts on its own to sub-orbit let alone to orbit. Virgin Galactic completed the first crewed spaceflight from American s...More..

InSight Has Landed! Inside the Dramatic Touchdown
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

InSight Has Landed! Inside the Dramatic Touchdown

InSight should land on a sandy area of Mars, where it will take readings on the heat of the core, up to five metres below the surface. During the entry, descent and landing phase, the probe was tracked for t...More..

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Federal judge blocks construction of Keystone XL pipeline

The ruling by Judge Brian Morris of the US District Court for the District of Montana dealt a stinging setback to Trump and the oil industry and served up a big win for conservationists and indigenous group...More..

Brazil's anti-corruption judge considers joining Bolsonaro
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Brazil's anti-corruption judge considers joining Bolsonaro

However, the judge has also been criticized by many, especially those in the left-wing Workers' Party after jailing former President Lula da Silva on corruption charges. He visited a church led by ultracons...More..

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land
by | Monday, October 29, 2018

Oscar strengthens into tropical storm; no threat to land

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Sunday afternoon about 725 miles (1,165 kilometers) southeast of Bermuda and had top sustained winds of about 75 mph (120 kph). The Atlantic hurricane ...More..

Hurricane Willa intensifies as 'life-threatening' storm on path to Mexico
by | Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Hurricane Willa intensifies as 'life-threatening' storm on path to Mexico

The centre said Willa is expected make landfall late on Tuesday or early on Wednesday (Wednesday NZT). The NHC described Willa as " potentially catastrophic " and said it was moving northward. The Hurricane...More..

3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts

For almost a decade, ULA had a monopoly on Pentagon launches until it was challenged by SpaceX , which eventually was granted certification and has been competing against ULA. Each company will receive an init...More..

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida, state of emergency
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida, state of emergency

The consensus of the various meteorological models is that the track of Michael will cross the state southeast of Laurens County, but the county is well within the storm's so-called "cone of uncertainty". Tens ...More..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX West Coast launch to bring sonic booms to California

Those near the base, which is near Lompoc, may be able to see quite a show as the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket burns its rocket engines to come to a gentle landing back at the air force base, officials sa...More..

Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Possible discovery of exomoon excites astronomers, but what is it?

Kipping has spent the past decade or so working to do just that. But the results are delayed due to the limits of detection with current techniques. Alex Tichy ( Alex Teachey ) and David Kipping (David Kipp...More..

Potential Tropical Storm Could Impact North Georgia
by | Sunday, October 07, 2018

Potential Tropical Storm Could Impact North Georgia

As you head back to work on Tuesday, it will be temperature whiplash as we're back to the summer-like feel; but this time for a little longer period of time. Currently, the storm is moving north at 7 miles per ...More..

Donna Strickland: The 'laser jock' Nobel prize victor
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Donna Strickland: The 'laser jock' Nobel prize victor

The only other female victor is famed historical physicist Marie Curie. Most notably in 1987, Ashkin used the novel tweezers to capture living bacteria without causing harm to them resulting in the tools being ...More..

by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Beluga whale spotted swimming in the River Thames in shocking video

He added the beluga had been feeding around barges on the river for around an hour and had not moved more than 200m either direction on the river. Beluga whales, which are easily identifiable by their white m...More..