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  • NASA turns Cassini's first Saturn dive into a gripping movie

    May 4, 2017 8:22 AM 27

    Fly along with Cassini through a dramatic NASA video showing the spacecraft's view of Saturn during its first dive. Cassini is millions and millions of miles away, engaged in a daring string of dives through the empty space between Saturn and its rings. But we can pretend we're riding right along with the spacecraft thanks to a new NASA movie sequence

  • SpaceX launches US spy satellite

    May 2, 2017 5:10 AM 32

    Company successfully launches satellite and lands rocket as part of first military contract For the first time ever, private space exploration company SpaceX successfully launched a spy satellite for the United States military. SpaceX did not reveal specifics about the classified satellite launched Monday -- named NROL-76 after the National Reconnaissance

  • Female dragonflies play dead to avoid amorous males

    April 30, 2017 6:41 PM 26

    Female dragonflies are one of only a few animal species that play dead to avoid mating or death, falling out of the sky and remaining motionless until the amorous male dragonfly leaves. Khelifa, who documented the behavior while studying dragonflies in Switzerland, said it’s the first time scientists have seen dragonflies feigning death as a means of avoiding

  • Scientists find evidence that humans were in North America 100,000 years earlier than believed

    April 26, 2017 5:00 PM 29

    Researchers basing opinion on tools found next to mastodon site in San Diego A team of scientists believe they have found evidence of human activity in North America that dates back 130,000 years — more than 100,000 years than earlier believed. The evidence comes from an archeological site in San Diego County, Calif. In 1992, a site was uncovered containing

  • Camp director John Waters is about to become a real-life camp director

    April 24, 2017 4:58 PM 30

    Spotify may be looking to get into the hardware game Peggy Whitson just broke a record for a U.S. astronaut. As of 1:27 a.m. EDT on April 24, 2017, she had spent a cumulative 534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes, and counting floating around the International Space Station, according to NASA. For the effort, she received a congratulatory call from President

  • Earth Day in Seattle draws thousands, hundreds in scientists' lab coats

    April 22, 2017 8:12 PM 34

    Mayor Ed Murray celebrates last year's Earth Day, in more optimistic times. Now, he is hoping America's cities make such strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as to keep America in compliance with the Paris climate accords. Gov. Jay Inslee greets kids from Duwamish Valley -- Seattle's only river is a Superfund cleanup site. Inslee, on Earth

  • Bizarre transparent 'alien cylinder' spotted on live NASA feed

    April 21, 2017 2:48 PM 36

    UFO experts claim a mysterious object captured flying past the International Space Station (ISS) on NASA’s live feed is actually an “alien cylinder”. Baffling footage shows the item suddenly appearing out the window of the space station, getting closer before fading away. Conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring, who runs UFO Sightings Daily, shared the footage

  • Earth and moon between Saturn's rings

    April 21, 2017 11:24 AM 29

    View larger to see the moon. | This view from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. The moon is there, too, to the left of Earth. Image via NASA JPL. Although far too small to be visible in the image, the part of Earth facing Cassini at the time was the southern Atlantic Ocean. Earth on the right

  • Most habitable planets will be dominated by WATER that spans over 90% of their surface

    April 20, 2017 2:49 PM 28

    When it comes to exploring exoplanets, astronauts may be wise to make sure their spacesuits are waterproof. A new study has predicted that most habitable planets will be dominated by oceans that span over 90 per cent of their surface. Researchers believe that the findings could provide clues to why we evolved on Earth, and not on one of the billions

  • Scientists discover planet likely to comprise alien life

    April 20, 2017 1:25 PM 25

    Abuja – A newly discovered planet sitting in a solar system just 39 light years away has been dubbed one of the best targets for finding alien life, scientists have said. A team of scientists that discovered the exoplanet were quoted by the USA Today online news as saying that the planet LHS 1140b was believed to be a rocky “Super-Earth.” According to the scientists