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  • Cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 passes final quality inspection

    January 17, 2017 8:54 AM 23

    China's Cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 has met the technical standards set out by experts and passed the final round of quality inspection before leaving its manufacturer. This marks a major step towards the docking of cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-1 and Tiangong-2 space experiment apparatus, which is expected to take place in April this year. A simulated diagram

  • Learn About January's Full 'Wolf Moon' in Slooh Webcast Tonight

    January 14, 2017 8:30 AM 23

    You can get the skinny on the full moon of January, known as the "Wolf Moon," during a free webcast by the Slooh Community Observatory tonight (Jan. 12). The show will feature live views of the moon, which officially reached its full phase this morning, from Slooh's telescopes in Chile and Spain's Canary Islands. You can watch the webcast at Slooh

  • Exact Sciences Corporation (EXAS) Earns Buy Rating from Canaccord Genuity

    January 13, 2017 3:40 AM 22

    Canaccord Genuity restated their buy rating on shares of Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) in a research note published on Monday morning. The brokerage currently has a $24.00 price objective on the stock. EXAS has been the subject of a number of other research reports. BTIG Research reiterated a buy rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares

  • Full Wolf Moon of January 2017 Appears on January 11, and 12

    January 12, 2017 12:14 PM 21

    Full Wolf Moon of January 2017 Appears on January 11, and 12 Full moon appeared in January 11 2017 and reached its full phase today. Skywatchers can even view full moon on January 12 at night. Slooh community observatory will webcast the moon live at at 8.30pm today. 2017s full moons are named by Native American tribes who live in east and north

  • China launches commercial rocket

    January 9, 2017 3:32 PM 21

    A Chinese rocket successfully sent three satellites into space in the country’s first commercial mission, a media report said on Monday. The rocket Kuaizhou-1A (KZ-1A) blasted off from China’s Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in central Gansu province at 12:11 pm (0411 GMT) with three satellites. The media report stressed that one of the satellites is expected

  • SpaceX gets green light days before scheduled launch

    January 7, 2017 5:32 AM 18

    SpaceX has received the FAA go ahead to launch a fresh rocket into space, just days before it is scheduled to blast off. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will launch with 10 Iridium NEXT satellites. According to the satellite maker, the launch is scheduled for Monday at 10:22 am PST, barring complications due to weather. SpaceX hasn't attempted to launch a rocket

  • Seen From Above, Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Shares His View Of The World

    January 6, 2017 10:10 PM 25

    French astronaut Thomas Pesquet was sent into space on November 17, 2016 to get to the International Space Station (ISS). Sent by the European Space Agency (ESA), his mission is to test out scientific experiments in space and do maintenance work on the space station for six months. A unique experience he shares with us on his Flickr account. Taking

  • Spacewalk on tap to replace station batteries

    January 6, 2017 1:17 PM 22

    Two astronauts plan to venture outside the International Space Station Friday, taking over from earlier robotic arm operations to help replace a set of batteries used to store power from one of the lab’s four sets of solar arrays. The goal is to replace 12 aging nickel-hydrogen batteries with six smaller but more powerful lithium-ion power packs that were delivered

  • Alarming 'doom spiral' animation reveals just how large the drop in global sea ice levels were in 2016

    January 6, 2017 12:39 PM 23

    Global sea ice levels are decreasing almost every day, but it can be difficult to visualise the extent of the melting. Now a new alarming 'doom spiral' animation puts the damage done last year into perspective. The animation shows how stable sea ice levels have been over the last 40 years - until 2016. In the Arctic, sea ice reached the lowest winter

  • Costa Rica declares emergency as volcano spews ash, halting flights

    January 5, 2017 11:37 PM 13

    Costa Rica declared a state of emergency Thursday after eruptions of ash from a volcano forced international flights to be postponed and threatened the capital, authorities said. “For several days now volcano Turrialba has had continual eruptions marked by the constant expulsion of ash,” the National Emergencies Commission (CNE) said in a statement