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The little spacecraft that could

The little spacecraft that could

When you think of legendary voyages of discovery you probably think of Columbus and Magellan, or Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. But what may be the greatest journey of exploration mankind has ever undertaken is happening right now. It began in 1977 …

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The perfect holiday present: a kids’ book that teaches rocket science

The perfect holiday present: a kids’ book that teaches rocket science

To many, rocket science may seem like an impenetrable concept that’s just too difficult to understand, but a new book argues otherwise, aiming to break down the basic concepts behind spaceflight — to children. The new book is appropriately titled …

The little spacecraft that could

The little spacecraft that could

When you think of legendary voyages of discovery you probably think of Columbus and Magellan, or Neil Armstrong walking on the moon. But what may be the greatest journey of exploration mankind has ever undertaken is happening right now. It began in 1977 …

60 Minutes, barred from Yemen, still got the footage

60 Minutes, barred from Yemen, still got the footage

This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Scott Pelley reports on the dire conditions for children in Yemen. The situation is so severe that, according to the U.N., a child in Yemen dies every ten minutes. But the widespread starvation is an underreported …

Watch NASA test its supersonic parachute for future Mars mission

Watch NASA test its supersonic parachute for future Mars mission

NASA is planning to send its next rover to Mars in 2020, and when it reaches the Red Planet, it will descend through the thin Martian atmosphere at more than 12,000 miles per hour. To slow itself down, the spacecraft is going to need a good parachute.

Night launch sends next-gen JPSS-1 weather satellite (and more) into orbit

Night launch sends next-gen JPSS-1 weather satellite (and more) into orbit

A United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket sends the JPSS-1 satellite into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (ULA Photo) The first in a series of four next-generation weather satellites, known as the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 or JPSS-1 …

'Chilean Titanic' mystery solved after 95 years as experts locate wreck

’Chilean Titanic’ mystery solved after 95 years as experts locate wreck

Researchers have finally located the wreck of the ship known as the ‘Chilean Titanic’ that sank 95 years ago. More than 400 people were on the steamer Itata when it sank in a ferocious storm off the coast of La Higuera in Chile’s Coquimbo region.

New orangutan species discovered, but could soon be extinct, experts warn

New orangutan species discovered, but could soon be extinct, experts warn

A newly-discovered species of great ape could soon be extinct if humans keep monkeying around with its environment, scientists say. The Tapanuli orangutan was recently designated as the seventh-known species of great ape on Earth, joining Sumatran and …

7 Photos From The Hubble Space Telescope Show Intricacies Of The Universe

7 Photos From The Hubble Space Telescope Show Intricacies Of The Universe

The Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990 as a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency and has spent nearly the last three decades making more than a million observations out in space. The telescope orbits the Earth at 17,000 miles per …

Solar micro-grids aren't a miracle solution for Puerto Rico's power woes

Solar micro-grids aren’t a miracle solution for Puerto Rico’s power woes

Solar panels set up by Tesla, are seen at the San Juan Children’s Hospital, after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria in September, in San Juan, Puerto Rico October 26, 2017. Alvin Baez/Reuters Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico’s aging power grid ruined …

NASA Pluto Photos: 5 Gorgeous Images Of The Dwarf Planet

NASA Pluto Photos: 5 Gorgeous Images Of The Dwarf Planet

Pluto may have been downgraded from a planet to a dwarf planet, but it hasn’t lost any of the many features that make it special. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has given us better views of Pluto than ever before, bringing its atmosphere and surface …

Effects Of Three Million Atmosphere Shock On Metals Imaged With An X-ray Laser

Effects Of Three Million Atmosphere Shock On Metals Imaged With An X-ray Laser

Scientists have used the X-ray laser at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to observe extreme shocks, as powerful as those found in the center of the Earth, as the shock propagated through a sample. This new way of observing shocks could help the …

Scientists Predict That Earthquakes Will Double In Number Next Year

Scientists Predict That Earthquakes Will Double In Number Next Year

A team of scientists presented a research paper to the Geological Society of America, revealing some ground shaking information. The paper has warned that there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year caused …

Books In Science: How Genomics Keeps Rewriting Human History

Books In Science: How Genomics Keeps Rewriting Human History

Adam Rutherford’s A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived paints in broad strokes, but provides a good survey of the science of genomics and how it’s changing the story of human evolution. And it’s happening at an ever accelerating rate, given the …

Primordial fossils of Earth's 1st trees reveal their bizarre structure

Primordial fossils of Earth’s 1st trees reveal their bizarre structure

Earth’s first trees had hundreds of tree-like structures within them, making them exceedingly more intricate than the insides of modern trees, a new study finds. Researchers made the discovery after studying the fossils of 374-million-year-old trees found …

Earthquakes Expected To Double In Number In 2018 As Earth's Rotation Slows

Earthquakes Expected To Double In Number In 2018 As Earth’s Rotation Slows

A team of scientists presented a research paper to the Geological Society of America, revealing some ground shaking information. The paper has warned that there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year caused …

A Crazy Supernova Looks Like a New Kind of Dying Star

A Crazy Supernova Looks Like a New Kind of Dying Star

In September 2014, astronomers saw a dimming point of light in a small galaxy half a billion light-years away. It looked like an ordinary supernova—a dying star that exploded and whose light was now petering out. But the following January, Zheng …

Earthquakes Expected To Double In Number Next Year As Earth's Rotation Slows

Earthquakes Expected To Double In Number Next Year As Earth’s Rotation Slows

A team of scientists presented a research paper to the Geological Society of America, revealing some ground shaking information. The paper has warned that there could be a big increase in numbers of devastating earthquakes around the world next year caused …

Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What's Next?

Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What’s Next?

Climate change is battering coasts with storms and floods, but we still haven’t grappled with the risks of what’s to come. When National Geographic caught up with Goodell at his home in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., he explained how water contamination is …

Yes, Even Millennial Households Can Afford Solar Energy

Yes, Even Millennial Households Can Afford Solar Energy

Between 2010 and 2016, the cost to install solar has dropped by more than 70%. So why hasn’t solar reached more households? While there has been plenty of innovation on the hardware side of the solar industry, with ever more efficient panels generating …

Rapid Extinction Of Passenger Pigeons Caused By Evolutionary Changes: Study

Rapid Extinction Of Passenger Pigeons Caused By Evolutionary Changes: Study

Passenger pigeons were once the most abundant bird in all of North America. Now, there are none left. The turn of the 18th century saw their numbers diminish so rapidly that five billion birds vanished in two centuries. A new study published has shown that …

What Caused The Rapid Extinction Of Passenger Pigeons?

What Caused The Rapid Extinction Of Passenger Pigeons?

Passenger pigeons were once the most abundant bird in all of North America. Now, there are none left. The turn of the 18th century saw their numbers diminish so rapidly that five billion birds vanished in two centuries. A new study published has shown …

Astronomy lessons take center stage at LSC's Star Party

Astronomy lessons take center stage at LSC’s Star Party

Each semester at Lone Star College - Montgomery, students in Professor John Wakefield’s astronomy course prepare to teach the community what they have learned about the galaxy. The class hosts a bi-annual star party, which is open to the public, to …

LIGO gravitational-wave hunters get lucky and find smallest black hole merger

LIGO gravitational-wave hunters get lucky and find smallest black hole merger

An artist’s conception shows two black holes in the process of merging. (LIGO / Caltech / MIT Illustration) It took months to figure it out, but the scientists in charge of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, have confirmed …

China just revealed its plans for pulling ahead in the space race — and they include building a nuclear-powered shuttle

China just revealed its plans for pulling ahead in the space race — and they include building a nuclear-powered shuttle

China has big plans in store for 2045. Reuters/Bobby Yip China has unveiled goals it hopes to achieve by 2045 that include a nuclear-powered space shuttle. They also include a reusable space plane and vehicles for asteroid mining operations. China hopes to …

Watch NASA Launch Its Shiny New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

Watch NASA Launch Its Shiny New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a “series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites,” NASA announced on Saturday, with the agencies touting they expect …

Fireballs shoot across sky as Leonid meteor shower peaks

Fireballs shoot across sky as Leonid meteor shower peaks

The Leonids meteor shower has been active for the past two weeks and this weekend the cosmic debris show is hitting its peak. Leonids, named for the constellation Leo where the shower appears to originate from, started earlier this month and should give …

Please stop annoying this NASA scientist with your ridiculous Planet X doomsday theories

Please stop annoying this NASA scientist with your ridiculous Planet X doomsday theories

David Morrison is a real NASA scientist who studies real planets and makes real discoveries about the real universe. Unfortunately for him, Morrison’s duties also include debunking perennial Internet theories that a fake planet is about to destroy the …

New US weather satellite launched from California

New US weather satellite launched from California

An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base at 1:47 a.m. PST Saturday atop a …

Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon

Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon

Venus’s atmosphere is the heaviest of any planet in the solar system, roughly equivalent to deep-ocean pressure at a depth of 1 kilometer. The crushing weight and layers of sulfuric acid make it utterly inhospitable — but investigators could read the …

Satellite just launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base promises to improve weather warnings

Satellite just launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base promises to improve weather warnings

A rocket carrying a new weather satellite was launched successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday, with plans to put the satellite in a polar orbit to help improve forecasting and hurricane tracking. The Delta II rocket carrying the Joint …

NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they’re about to significantly boost the reliability of those forecasts. They just launched JPSS-1 (Joint Polar Satellite System-1), the …

First-of-Its-Kind Satellite Launches to Track Earth's Weather Like Never Before

First-of-Its-Kind Satellite Launches to Track Earth’s Weather Like Never Before

The first in a series of four advanced polar-orbiting satellites launched to space on its third try early Saturday (Nov. 18), turning its watchful eye to improving the accuracy of weather forecasts and Earth observations. The new Joint Polar Satellite …

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) lifts off on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, at 1:47 a.m. PST on November 18, 2017 NASA on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to …

Argentine Navy diesel sub disappears, NASA plane joins in search

Argentine Navy diesel sub disappears, NASA plane joins in search

The US Navy and NASA have joined the search for an Argentine Armada (navy) diesel-electric attack submarine—the ARA San Juan (S-42)—and its crew of 44 sailors missing in the Southern Argentine Sea. The last contact with the TR-1700 class sub, built in …

Blazing meteorite lights up Arctic sky with

Blazing meteorite lights up Arctic sky with “glow of 100 full moons”

COPENHAGEN, Denmark –A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was “the glow of 100 full moons” and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite. Finnish experts were …

The ozone hole is at its smallest size since 1988, thanks to hot air and a massive international effort

The ozone hole is at its smallest size since 1988, thanks to hot air and a massive international effort

One of the layers of atmosphere that protects all life on our planet is the width of two pennies, and hangs out six to ten miles above the Earth’s in an environment that human activity made extremely hostile. Every year when winter ends and warmer …

If We Mimicked Warren Buffett's Basic Approach, What Value Stocks Would We Find Here?

If We Mimicked Warren Buffett’s Basic Approach, What Value Stocks Would We Find Here?

Warren Buffett studied financial analysis under Benjamin Graham, the author of Security Analysis and the old school thought leader on the selection of stocks if you focused mainly on value. If we applied the basics of that kind of approach right now, with …

The Search for Dark Matter Just Took a Big Step Forward

The Search for Dark Matter Just Took a Big Step Forward

In brief: A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, sifted through 16 years worth of satellite data on a hunt for dark matter. While their study turned up no evidence of the elusive substance, it does help narrow the field for future research.

This is what a meteor looks like from space

This is what a meteor looks like from space

You can see a lot of amazing things from space. Astronauts on the International Space Station have spotted auroras dancing above Earth, menacing thunderstorms, destructive hurricanes, and just this month a European astronaut on the Space Station caught …

Scientists have a new theory on how the Chernobyl disaster unfolded

Scientists have a new theory on how the Chernobyl disaster unfolded

In an article published in the journal Nuclear Technology, scientists argue that the first of two explosions reported by eyewitnesses was a nuclear, not a steam explosion, as is widely thought. Instead, the researchers believe that the first explosive …

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