NASA's Mars rover pronounced dead: 'Farewell, Opportunity, and well done'

The rover ends its mission with several unmatched feats. He added: "It comes time to say goodbye". "It is therefore that I'm standing here, with a sense of deep appreciation and gratitude, that I declare the Opportunity mission as complete, and with ... More..

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Mars One Fizzles Into Bankruptcy After Promising A New Life In Space
by | Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Mars One Fizzles Into Bankruptcy After Promising A New Life In Space

Meanwhile, the non-profit Mars One Foundation, according to Landorp, is still in operation, but it will not be able to continue without further funding. The idea all along has been to turn this incredible chall...More..

Nasa's New Horizons: 'Space snowman' appears squashed
by | Monday, February 11, 2019

Nasa's New Horizons: 'Space snowman' appears squashed

There have been different assumptions about its appearance: the most recent, based on images taken within a day of the beginning of the new year, was that both parts - Ultima , the large lobe, and Thule , the...More..

Students Love AOC's Green New Deal, Till They Hear About Its Goals
by | Monday, February 11, 2019

Students Love AOC's Green New Deal, Till They Hear About Its Goals

According to a recent December 2018 public opinion poll conducted by the Yale Program on Climate Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication, 80% of registered voters s...More..

The 2020 Olympic medals will be made out of what?
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

The 2020 Olympic medals will be made out of what?

The committee launched its appeal for unwanted smartphones , cameras, laptops , handheld games consoles and other electronics in April 2017, which was met with "huge levels of support from the public and comp...More..

Opposition keeps heat on Liberals over Wilson-Raybould
by | Sunday, February 10, 2019

Opposition keeps heat on Liberals over Wilson-Raybould

The charges the company is facing were the result of an RCMP probe into business done in Libya. In her letter to Canadians she warned that an attorney general must speak truth to power and that "It is a pillar ...More..

by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

2018 was the fourth warmest year on record

NOAA's analysis found 2018 global temperatures were 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit (0.79 degrees Celsius) above the 20th century average. In 2015, nearly 200 governments adopted the Paris climate agreement to pha...More..

SpaceX Astronaut Capsule Test Flight Delayed by One Week
by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

SpaceX Astronaut Capsule Test Flight Delayed by One Week

After the Crew Dragon completes its first test flight, SpaceX aims to have the capsule's first manned mission take place in July, which is a bit later than planned. In a statement posted on the agency's website...More..

Rover that will search for life on Mars named after Rosalind Franklin
by | Saturday, February 09, 2019

Rover that will search for life on Mars named after Rosalind Franklin

Whilst Dr. Franklin contributed greatly to a number of disciplines, she is best known for her part in unraveling the double helix structure of our DNA. Although it's sometimes reported that she was passed over ...More..

Previous year was Earth's fourth-hottest on record, scientists confirm
by | Friday, February 08, 2019

Previous year was Earth's fourth-hottest on record, scientists confirm

Since record keeping began in the 1880s, the average global surface temperature has risen around 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1 degree Celsius). A new study shows that global temperatures a year ago were 1.5° Fa...More..

Pelosi stops short of endorsing Green New Deal
by | Thursday, February 07, 2019

Pelosi stops short of endorsing Green New Deal

Ocasio-Cortez was noticeably missing from the list of panel participants. Ocasio-Cortez said she was not offended that Pelosi called the resolution "the green dream". Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Ed Markey are pr...More..

Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Towards Russia, NOAA Says in Update
by | Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Is Moving Towards Russia, NOAA Says in Update

Magnetic north is now moving more than 34 miles per year , up from just seven miles throughout the mid 1900s. Since 1831, the magnetic north pole in northern Canada has been moving across the Arctic toward ...More..

Climate Change Is Altering The Color Of The Ocean
by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Climate Change Is Altering The Color Of The Ocean

Scientists have used these measurements to derive the amount of chlorophyll, and by extension, phytoplankton, in a given ocean region. Phytoplankton are small, microscopic plants that float through the water ...More..

by | Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica developed a cavity almost as large as Manhattan

Thwaites Glacier, approximately the size of Florida, once contained over 14 billion tons of frozen water, enough to raise the world's sea level by over 2 feet (65 centimeters). Researchers estimate the ice melt...More..

Deadly Moment of Brazil Dam Collapse Caught on Camera
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Deadly Moment of Brazil Dam Collapse Caught on Camera

The dam failure unleashed a surge of mud that buried buildings adjoining the dam and several parts of the nearby city of Brumadinho . The company that owns the ore mine, Vale SA, has been ordered to pay a fi...More..

Hubble Accidentally Finds Entire Galaxy Lurking Behind a Cluster of Stars
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Hubble Accidentally Finds Entire Galaxy Lurking Behind a Cluster of Stars

Astronomers have often noted evidence of smaller galaxies being pulled apart or consumed by larger ones. NASA's Hubble Telescope was focusing on the globular star cluster NGC 6752 (which is located a ...More..

Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Groundhog doesn't see his shadow, predicting early spring

So, is it early spring or more winter forecast? The first official trek to Gobbler's Knob was made February 2, 1887. This year's prediction was rare. Before the movie Groundhog Day , around 2,000 people wo...More..

Nasa reveals 'disturbing' discovery of huge void in Thwaites Glacier
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Nasa reveals 'disturbing' discovery of huge void in Thwaites Glacier

It holds enough ice to raise ocean levels by around two feet. Before they made the discovery, Nasa researchers were looking for gaps between ice and bedrock at the bottom of Thwaites where ocean water flows...More..

At least 12 dead as Arctic freeze spreads into U.S
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

At least 12 dead as Arctic freeze spreads into U.S

The freezing weather is set to sweep across the US and unleash arctic air across the US Midwest , clipping the Great Lakes, the Ohio Valley and pushing on into New England. "There's cold, and then there's COLD...More..

As Chicago braced for risky cold, Trump joked about global warming
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

As Chicago braced for risky cold, Trump joked about global warming

As Chicago and much of the Midwest braced for a risky blast of Arctic air - the worst in recent memory - President Trump leaped at the chance to take a questionable swipe at one of his favorite targets, global ...More..

Boston snow maps for Tuesday, January 29, 2019
by | Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Boston snow maps for Tuesday, January 29, 2019

All Georgia state offices will be closed Tuesday and several precautionary measures are taking effect. Snow is likely during the Tuesday evening commute for the greater Baltimore and Washington area. Fore...More..

Scientists suspect Apollo moon rock sample actually came from Earth
by | Sunday, January 27, 2019

Scientists suspect Apollo moon rock sample actually came from Earth

The Apollo 14 crew spent more than 33 hours on the lunar surface in February 1971 and brought home almost 43kg of moon rocks. According to the research, Big Bertha is a two-gram fragment made of quart...More..

SpaceX Starship Broken in Half by Heavy Winds, Weeks Needed for Repairs
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

SpaceX Starship Broken in Half by Heavy Winds, Weeks Needed for Repairs

Earlier in January, he unveiled the shiny Starship for the first launching and landing tests (sub-orbital tests), and according to Elon Musk, another orbital prototype should be ready around June . The test ...More..

Biomedical Research: Scientists clone five gene-edited monkeys
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Biomedical Research: Scientists clone five gene-edited monkeys

Chinese scientists say the advance, reported online by the journal National Science Review , shows that a population of "customised" gene-edited macaque monkeys with uniform genetic background will soon be a...More..

Watch The Eclipse Online
by | Saturday, January 26, 2019

Watch The Eclipse Online

At least a partial eclipse will be visible throughout the continental United States , and nowhere else. This is the first total solar eclipse viewable from the continental USA since 1979, and the first c...More..

A meteorite hit the moon during total lunar eclipse
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

A meteorite hit the moon during total lunar eclipse

In the video, the lunar impact flash was spotted on the top-left half of the moon at 0441 GMT on January 21 and was captured by telescopes operating in the framework of Spain's Moons Impacts Detection and ...More..

NASA announces test flight crew change for Boeing's Starliner
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

NASA announces test flight crew change for Boeing's Starliner

Instead, NASA astronaut E. Michael "Mike" Fincke will have Boe's place. "He previously served as an International Space Station flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 9 , and commanded the stati...More..

New Data On Greenland's Melting Ice Spells Trouble for Coastal Cities
by | Friday, January 25, 2019

New Data On Greenland's Melting Ice Spells Trouble for Coastal Cities

Even more , global warming is now causing the so-called "safe" ice sheets across both Greenland and Antarctica to melt. The Bevis led study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Acade...More..

Eastern sky lunar eclipse 2019
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Eastern sky lunar eclipse 2019

Totality - when the moon's completely bathed in Earth's shadow - will last an hour. In addition to the Americas, the entire lunar extravaganza could be observed, weather permitting, all the way across the Atl...More..

Lack of Press Briefings Ripped by White House Press Association
by | Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Lack of Press Briefings Ripped by White House Press Association

The last press briefing occurred on December 18, 2018. 'Look, I don't think we're going to listen to her on much of anything, ' Sanders told host Sean Hannity when questioned about the Congresswoman's recent ...More..

Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds
by | Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Miss the lunar eclipse overnight? Here it is in 60 seconds

February's full moon is traditionally known as the Snow Moon, so brace yourself for the #SuperSnowMoon hashtag. A super blood wolf moon occurs when a blood moon and supermoon occur simultaneously and was best...More..

Saturn spent billions of years without its rings: Scientists
by | Monday, January 21, 2019

Saturn spent billions of years without its rings: Scientists

That means dinosaurs with telescopes could've seen a Saturn without rings or with rings just beginning to form. In a new study published in Science , a team of researchers led by Luciano Iess, from Italy's...More..

Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver meteors on demand
by | Sunday, January 20, 2019

Japan satellite blasts into space to deliver meteors on demand

The Epsilon is a solid fuel rocket equipped with artificial intelligence technology that cuts labor and launch costs, and which can be controlled from the ground by just two personal computers, according to the...More..

'Blood moon' to slip into Earth's shadow
by | Sunday, January 20, 2019

'Blood moon' to slip into Earth's shadow

Click "play" to hear the audio version of this story. Supermoons occur when the moon makes its closest elliptical orbit of earth and can make the moon appear up to 14pc bigger and 30pc brighter in the sky. Th...More..

Wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss
by | Sunday, January 20, 2019

Wild coffee species endangered by habitat loss

The global coffee trade now relies on only two species - Arabica (60 per cent) and Robusta (40 per cent) - but given the myriad of emerging and worsening threats to coffee farming globally, other coffee speci...More..