NASA's mission to touch the sun launches soon

NASA's mission to touch the sun launches soon

NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission will set off to explore the sun’s atmosphere in summer 2018. CREDIT: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/NASA NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission will set off to explore the sun’s atmosphere in summer 2018. CREDIT: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/NASA Wearing a nearly 5-inch coat of carbon-composite solar shields, […]

Newly discovered dinosaur species had conelike armor on its head

Newly discovered dinosaur species had conelike armor on its head

A drawing shows the newly discovered dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni, which lived 76 million years ago in Utah. It is surrounded by the crocodilian Denazinosuchus. (Andrey Atuchin/Denver Museum of Nature & Science via Reuters) by Reuters July 21 at 10:21 PM With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped like cones and pyramids, a […]

Space Photos of the Week: Sweeping the Clouds Away on Titan

Space Photos of the Week: Sweeping the Clouds Away on Titan

You know that hazy, cloudy, yellowish moon of Saturn called Titan? This is the same moon! Using years’ worth of infrared data from Cassini’s Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer, scientists have created the most detailed view of Titan we’ve ever seen. Because of the thick atmosphere enveloping this moon, it’s ordinarily a challenge to see […]

Europe's Life-Hunting Mars Rover Needs a Name

Europe's Life-Hunting Mars Rover Needs a Name

Artist’s illustration of the ExoMars rover, which is expected to launch in 2020. Credit: ESA You can help name Europe’s life-hunting Mars rover, if geography smiles upon you. The UK Space Agency has launched a public competition to name the U.K.-built ExoMars rover, which is scheduled to launch toward the Red Planet on a […]

Young Star Demolishes a Planet

Young Star Demolishes a Planet

Young star demolishes a planet. For years scientists have perceived an asymmetrical fading of RW Aur A, a young star in Taurus-Auriga constellation. Inquiry about this star spread as it commenced to dim extremely habitually and for lengthier periods of time as per Hans Moritz Guenther, a research scientist in MIT’s Kavli […]

Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery

Deep-diving scientists say shallow reefs can't rely on twilight zone systems for recovery

Credit: Luiz A. Rocha – California Academy of Sciences New findings suggest that out-of-sight deep reefs are unique habitats in need of protection. A team of highly trained scientific divers—led by researchers from the California Academy of Sciences—explored Pacific and western Atlantic reefs to test a widely held hypothesis that climate-stressed life from shallow reefs […]

Giant Iceberg Looming Over Greenland Village Spotted By ESA Satellites From Space

Giant Iceberg Looming Over Greenland Village Spotted By ESA Satellites From Space

ESA’s Sentinel-2A satellites captured image of a massive iceberg that drifted close to Innaarsuit in Greenland. The iceberg weighs about 10 million tonnes and threatened to generate large waves that can wash away parts of the remote village.  ( ESA ) A massive iceberg that drifted close to a remote village in Greenland and threatened to trigger […]

Meghalayan Age: There's a New Chapter in Earth's History—And You're Part of It

Meghalayan Age: There's a New Chapter in Earth's History—And You're Part of It

We are living in a new geological age, scientists with the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) have announced. Chemical signatures discovered in rocks rising from the floors of Indian caves mark the “Meghalayan Age,” which began 4,200 years ago.  The new age began with a 200-year mega-drought that ruptured civilizations and led to migrations across the world, the ICS reported. This powerful climatic event […]

Volcano on Jupiter's moon

Volcano on Jupiter's moon

Scientists have discovered a volcano close to the south pole of Jupiter’s moon Io, using data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The infrared data were collected in December last year, when Juno was about 470,000 kilometres away from the moon, using its Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument “The new Io hotspot JIRAM picked up […]

Saint Louis Science Center celebrates 49th anniversary of Apollo moon landing

Saint Louis Science Center celebrates 49th anniversary of Apollo moon landing

Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin place the American flag on the Moon. This image was captured by the Apollo 11 Data Acquisition Camera that was mounted to the lunar module Eagle. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin place the American flag on the Moon. This image was captured by the Apollo 11 Data Acquisition […]

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