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Jan 19 2019

China moon mission's next task: Getting samples back to earth

The China National Space Agency's Chang'e 4 lander is exploring the mysterious side of our lunar neighbor that faces away from Earth. China says it has grown th...

Jan 16 2019

For the First Time, Plants Have Been Grown On the Moon

The Chang'e-4 probe - named after a Chinese moon goddess - made the world's first soft landing on the moon's "dark side" on Jan 3, a major step in China's ambitions to ...

Jan 09 2019

Brazil's far-right president sends army into city to fight crime

Retired Army General Augusto Heleno, Bolsonaro's security adviser, said that the president is planning to follow the US' lead in moving the embassy to Jerusalem, but that...

Jan 05 2019

NASA's Pic Of Snowman-Shaped Ultima Thule Inspires Hilarious Memes, Jokes

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. The discovery...

Dec 31 2018

EPA says ‘not necessary’ for coal plants to comply with mercury limits

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) rule has been in place for years, and energy companies that own coal-fired power plants are already in compliance. Mercury ca...

Dec 28 2018

Japan to resume commercial whaling, but not in Antarctic

Japan will resume commercial whaling in July 2019 after a 30-year absence "in line with Japan's basic policy of promoting sustainable use of aquatic living resources ba...

Dec 13 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space after 41-year journey

One tool was the plasma science experiment , which detects solar wind particles. One controversy about the heliosphere is whether there is a bow shock in the interste...

Dec 13 2018

Geminid meteor shower: Where, when and how to see it

The 3200 Phaethon may have collided with another object in the distant past, which produced the stream of particles that hurdle across earth's atmosphere and created a ...

Dec 11 2018

China launched a mission to the dark side of the moon

A Long March-3B rocket, carrying the probe including a lander and a rover, blasted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province at...

Dec 09 2018

SpaceX launches space station cargo ship

The mission got underway at 1:16 p.m. EST (GMT-5) when the Falcon 9's nine Merlin 1C engines ignited with a roar and a torrent of fiery exhaust, quickly pushing the 230-f...

Nov 27 2018

NASA's InSight Probe Has Sent Back Its First Photos From Mars

NASA engineers were forced to wait until the landing was over to know if it was successful, though, as there's an eight minute delay in communications between Mars and ...

Oct 29 2018

Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the Atlantic season on Sunday, but forecasters said it posed no threat to land, although Bermuda residents were told to expect rough ...

Oct 26 2018

Nasa photographs rectangular iceberg

Nasa ICE on Twitter also posted a really cool GIF of the rectangular icebergs . NASA also shared a picture of a perfectly triangular block of ice found nearby and t...

Oct 21 2018

Get Ready for a Mild-and Rainy-Winter, Forecasters Say

He said there is a chance El Nino could reach moderate strength and a "blob" of warm water setting up in the Northeast Pacific Ocean could set up a jet stream pattern t...

Oct 20 2018

Soyuz Rocket Failure Caused by Collision Between First and Second Stages

In this frame from video from NASA TV, NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who survived the Oct. 11, 2018, failed launch and emergency landing, speaks Tuesday, Oct. I shake his ...

Oct 12 2018

The Hubble Space Telescope is broken

As per NASA the gyro that was unsuccessful last week had been manifesting end of life performance for a time span of a year and its collapse was not unanticipated. Expe...

Oct 10 2018

Here's how Hurricane Michael could impact Maryland

ET this morning, moving north-northwest at 12 mph with sustained winds of 90 mph. Past year saw a string of catastrophic storms batter the western Atlantic - including ...

Oct 07 2018

Astronomers may have discovered first moon outside our solar system

Astronomers David Kipping , from Columbia University in NY and Alex Teachey are reporting and publishing the results Science Advances journal observing all the hypo...

Sep 27 2018

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

National Hurricane Center (NHC) in its 5 p.m. update. A Hurricane Warning is issued when sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are EXPECTED somewhere within...

Sep 26 2018

Beluga whale spotted in River Thames

Describing the Thames whale as "vulnerable", Dolman explained that noises from nearby and passing boats may alarm the animal as it attempts to make its way out of the Tha...