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

    April 24, 2017 4:58 PM 46

    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 52

    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 55

    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 50

    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 47

    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 49

    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

  • Watch rocket launch in 360 degrees like you're on the pad

    April 18, 2017 5:17 PM 41

    The live launch can be viewed Tuesday morning on NASA Television's YouTube channel. For the first time, NASA will livestream a rocket launch in 360 degrees, giving you a view as if you were standing on the pad. The launch, which is happening in coordination with United Launch Alliance and Orbital ATK, is targeted for Tuesday during a 30-minute window

  • Watch Live: NASA Broadcasts the First 360-Degree Livestream of a Rocket Launch

    April 18, 2017 2:23 AM 43

    NASA wants to put viewers in the middle of the action for its rocket launch Tuesday in a way that's never been done before: by live-streaming a 360-degree video. Viewers can watch an Atlas V rocket lift off on a supply mission to the International Space Station from the vantage point of the launch pad. If you have a virtual reality device, you can use it to feel as if you're

  • New global map of Earth at night

    April 15, 2017 2:14 AM 43

    This week (April 12, 2017), NASA scientists released the first new global map of Earth at night since 2012. The composite map – dubbed the Black Marble – depicts earthly lights at night as observed in 2016. This nighttime look at our home planet, created using satellite data, provides a unique perspective of human activities around the globe. The principal

  • NASA finds ingredients for life spewing out of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus

    April 13, 2017 8:10 PM 44

    The geysers of Saturn’s moon Enceladus are gushing up food for life, scientists say. Researchers report Thursday in the journal Science that the jets of ice and gas gushing from the moon’s south pole contain molecular hydrogen, a chemical characteristic of hydrothermal activity. On Earth, hydrogen provides fuel for communities of organisms that live around