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  • Can SpaceX actually fly humans around the moon in 2018? (+video)

    February 28, 2017 1:06 AM 31

    On Monday, the private spaceflight company, which has yet to fly humans to space, announced plans to send a crewed spacecraft around the moon late next year. February 27, 2017 —Two private citizens have booked a trip around the moon scheduled for 2018, according to a SpaceX announcement Monday afternoon. Yes, you read that right. The commercial spaceflight

  • Can SpaceX really fly humans around the moon in 2018? (+video)

    February 28, 2017 12:38 AM 30

    On Monday, the private spaceflight company, which has yet to fly humans to space, announced plans to send a crewed spacecraft around the moon late next year. February 27, 2017 —Two private citizens have booked a trip around the moon scheduled for 2018, according to a SpaceX announcement Monday afternoon. Yes, you read that right. The commercial spaceflight

  • TRAPPIST-1: System with 7 Earth-Size Exoplanets

    February 23, 2017 7:16 AM 28

    The ultracool star TRAPPIST-1, located about 40 light-years from Earth, hosts at least seven exoplanets, most likely rocky worlds the size of Earth and smaller. The star boasts not only the largest number of Earth-like worlds in a single system known to date, but also the most planets that could host liquid water on their surfaces. Of the seven planets

  • Searching for Life on 7 Nearby Alien Worlds: How Scientists Will Do It

    February 22, 2017 11:22 PM 33

    The hunt for signs of life on seven nearby exoplanets will likely begin just a few years from now. An international research team announced today (Feb. 22) that seven roughly Earth-size alien worlds orbit the small, dim star TRAPPIST-1, which lies just 39 light-years from Earth. (For perspective: Our Milky Way galaxy is 100,000 light-years wide. The closest

  • 7 warm ‘Earthlike’ planets discovered orbiting a nearby star

    February 22, 2017 7:27 PM 27

    A newfound solar system just 39 light years away contains seven warm, rocky, Earthlike planets, scientists say. “Before this, if you wanted to study terrestrial planets, we had only four of them and they were all in our solar system,” said lead author Michaël Gillon, an exoplanet researcher at the University of Liège in Belgium. “Now we have seven Earth-sized

  • Astronomers have found 7 Earth-size planets circling a dwarf star — and some might be able to harbor life

    February 22, 2017 6:11 PM 66

    Less than a year ago, astronomers announced an astounding discovery: They'd found three Earth-size planets orbiting a small, dim red star. But as it turns out, their first observations missed a whole bunch of worlds. The astronomers now think seven rocky planets similar to our own may circle the star, called TRAPPIST-1 — an "ultra-cool" red dwarf located

  • Nigeria needs $140bn by 2030 for effective action on Climate Change – World Bank

    February 16, 2017 2:01 PM 33

    (Ecofin Agency) - The World Bank has disclosed that Nigeria would need about $140 billion by 2030 in order to take effective action on climate change. Benoit Bosquet, the Practice Manager Africa, Environment & Natural Resources at the World Bank disclosed this during his presentation at the ongoing workshop on Climate Change Knowledge Immersion in Kaduna

  • This Startup Just Launched Nearly 100 Satellites So It Can Photograph the Entire World Every Day

    February 15, 2017 7:33 PM 34

    A San Francisco-based startup on Tuesday launched 88 satellites capable of taking images of the earth's surface. The launch puts the company, Planet Labs, within reach of its goal of being able to photograph the surface of the entire world on a daily basis. According to The Verge, the satellites were sent up aboard a rocket launched by the Indian Space

  • People Watching the Launch

    February 15, 2017 3:17 PM 30

    These pics of ISRO's historic launch of 104 satellites will make EVERY Indian PROUD In a proud moment for the country, India on Wednesday scripted history by launching 104 satellites on a single rocket. The space agency launched satellites using its PSLV-C37 workhorse for the mission, which had a previous best of 20 simultaneous satellite launches

  • India puts record 104 satellites into orbit

    February 15, 2017 12:54 PM 44

    India successfully put a record 104 satellites from a single rocket into orbit on Wednesday in the latest triumph for its famously frugal space programme. Celebrations erupted among scientists at the southern spaceport of Sriharikota as the head of India's Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced all the satellites had been ejected as planned