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  • What scientists hope to learn from the eclipse

    August 17, 2017 11:11 PM 6

    For complete coverage of the Eclipse of the Century go to cnn.com/eclipse. Watch live, in virtual reality, as the eclipse moves coast to coast on August 21st. (CNN)The Eclipse of the Century may also turn into the Science Experiments of the Century. For years, scientists have been planning the studies, experiments and observations that will finally be underway

  • Nasa's Cassini probe sends back stunning images of Saturn's moon Titan as it embarks on the first of its five flybys over the gas giant's atmosphere

    August 13, 2017 6:01 PM 4

    Nasa's Cassini spacecraft has sent back stunning images of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, as it prepares to end its 20-year mission. Titan's surface can be seen in incredible detail, as well as the moon's ever-changing atmosphere. The images come as Cassini begins the final phase of its journey around Saturn. This morning, at 05:22 BST (00:22 EST). the probe

  • Partial lunar eclipse on Monday night

    August 6, 2017 11:06 AM 17

    Dubai residents need no special equipment to view celestial occurrence as the moon will stay above the horizon Dubai: If you are one of those who have always marvelled at celestial spectacles, you may want to keep an eye on the night sky on Monday night (August 7) when a partial lunar eclipse is on the cards. A partial lunar eclipse occurs when the earth

  • Best places to watch the 2017 total solar eclipse

    August 3, 2017 8:26 PM 18

    If you don't live in a city in the path of the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, it's time to start making your travel plans. Oregon is the first state in the path of this year's eclipse and the city of Salem is already making plans for the big event. The solar eclipse starts at 9:05 a.m. PDT and totality begins at 10:17 a.m. PDT, lasting for nearly two minutes

  • Astronaut Sunita Williams On Her Time In Space and 'The Mars Generation'

    July 28, 2017 10:07 PM 25

    Sunita Williams, a native of Needham, has traveled far beyond Massachusetts as part of her work as an astronaut at the International Space Station. She served as the commander of the space station in 2012, and has spent a total 322 days in space. She also has spent more than 50 hours on space walks alone. She is featured in the new documentary film The Mars Generation

  • Sea World’s Last Captive-Born Baby Orca Dies

    July 25, 2017 3:21 PM 8

    Park officials suspect the three-month-old calf died from pneumonia, the same infection that killed the infamous captive whale Tilikum. Kyara, the 3-month-old killer whale calf at SeaWorld San Antonio, was being treated at the park’s Animal Hospital for an infection. The last killer whale bred in captivity under Sea World's controversial orca breeding

  • Video: What it is like to fly over Pluto and its moon Charon

    July 17, 2017 4:10 AM 43

    In July 2015, NASA New Horizon spacecraft sent back first close-up images of Pluto and its moons, allowing many at Earth to wonder what it would be like to flyover the icy terrains of the planet Pluto. It’s been two years since the first set of images were released and now, the space agency is celebrating the milestone. NASA has released a couple of videos

  • Russia sends record 72 satellites into orbit

    July 14, 2017 10:08 AM 26

    Russia has sent 72 satellites into orbit around the Earth in a national record on Friday, state media reported. The satellites included several for U.S., German, Japanese, Norwegian and Canadian operators, Russian space agency Roscosmos said in a statement. The satellites were carried into space by a Russian-designed Soyuz-2.1a rocket that launched from the Baikonur

  • Moon Express Announces Plan for Solar System Exploration

    July 13, 2017 3:35 PM 30

    The first post-GLXP mission, scheduled to launch in 2019, will set up a robotic research outpost near the lunar south pole and prospect for water and other resources. Then, in 2020, Moon Express will launch the first commercial lunar sample-return mission. That effort, Richards said, should prove out the company's technologies and its business model

  • Ghana launches first satellite, 60 years after independence

    July 7, 2017 10:33 PM 18

    Accra – Ghana’s first satellite, dubbed Ghansat-1, was released and deployed into orbit at an altitude of 420 km, local media reported on Friday. “This followed the successful launch on June 10 into the International Space Station (ISS) by SpaceX, Flight 11 from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, the United States,’’ local media said. It further said that the process