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  • Monster planet found orbiting dwarf star: 'surprised' astronomers

    October 31, 2017 1:39 PM 6

    A "monster" planet, which should in theory not exist, has been discovered orbiting a faint dwarf star far, far away, surprised astronomers said Tuesday. The existence of the gassy giant challenges long-standing theories that such a big planet -- about the size of Jupiter -- cannot be formed around a star so small. Theory had predicted that small stars

  • Future Flooding Will Be Deeper and More Frequent and Cities Aren't Prepared

    October 23, 2017 7:09 PM 6

    It’s no coincidence that work on that paper started just a few months after Sandy’s arrival on October 29, 2012. "We can't really ignore this because it's something that's already happening and it's going to get worse,” lead author Andra Garner, a climate scientist at Rutgers University, told Newsweek. "We need to be planning for this kind of thing

  • Aerospace Firms to Put Inflatable Habitat in Orbit Around Moon

    October 18, 2017 5:27 PM 5

    New ‘lunar depot’ could be in place by 2022. The two companies plan to send another of Bigelow's expandable modules, called the B330, into low lunar orbit by late 2022, aboard one of ULA's Vulcan rockets, according to the joint statement.Unlike BEAM, the newer B330 is a stand-alone station, though according to Bigelow Aerospace, it still has the modular

  • SpaceX, Spacecom to launch new satellites after explosion last year

    October 18, 2017 11:35 AM 8

    JERUSALEM: Israel's Space Communications has signed a deal with Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch two communication satellites into orbit, after a prior attempt ended in disaster. The explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket last year at Cape Canaveral in Florida dealt a major blow to the Israeli satellite operator. But Space Communications said on Wednesday the first

  • Rare photos taken by legendary Nasa astronauts being sold to the highest bidder

    October 16, 2017 12:33 AM 6

    Many of the photos bear original Nasa marks, captions and identifying numbers. John Glenn was the first person to snap a photograph of Earth from outer space. Neil Armstrong took the first picture from the moon’s surface. The original prints of those are among 445 rare photos taken by American astronauts that are being sold by Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers

  • Feeling old? DNA supports an early human evolution

    October 1, 2017 10:14 AM 6

    NEW YORK - A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown. It concludes Homo sapiens had appeared by at least 260,000 to 350,000 years ago. That fits with a fossil finding in Morocco that was reported in June, which suggested our species had emerged by about 300,000 years ago. Previously

  • Pandas rebounding, but their habitat isn't: study

    September 25, 2017 4:07 PM 53

    China's fiercely protected giant panda had a smaller habitat in 2013 than when it was declared endangered more than 20 years earlier, researchers said Monday. What living space they had was much more fragmented, and often in areas under threat from earthquakes, road construction, tourism or global warming, they wrote in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution

  • Elon Musk releases image of full SpaceX spacesuit

    September 24, 2017 7:03 PM 11

    On Sept. 8, 2017, SpaceX Founder and CEO Elon Musk teased a full body image of the current SpaceX spacesuit concept next to a Crew Dragon capsule. It was the first official image showing the entire front side of the suit. A previous post showed just the helmet and torso, but not the bottom half. Musk wrote “Astronaut spacesuit next to Crew Dragon” in a very short

  • NASA's Juno Spacecraft Swooped Over Jupiter To Snap Swirling Gas Clouds & It's Spectacular!

    September 24, 2017 10:50 AM 8

    On its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured swirling clouds over Jupiter and it's breathtaking! The four-photo series released by NASA shows a head-on look at the planet and its stormy south pole. This series of enhanced-colour images shows Jupiter up close and personal, reports NASA. The Juno spacecraft was launched

  • Herbert Giess presented Lead Industry Award

    September 22, 2017 3:25 PM 11

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On 20th September, the chief scientist of NARADA - Herbert Giess was presented the top award, International Lead Award, of Lead-acid battery industries at the 17th Asian Battery Conference in Malaysia. International Lead Award was selected by the International Lead Association, presented to the scientist