Meteors, Mars, and the Moon: What To Look For In The Night Sky This Week!

Meteors, Mars, and the Moon: What To Look For In The Night Sky This Week!

We’re finally expecting some drier, more comfortable weather this week and just in time for a few great astronomical events! Delta Aquariids Peak: Late July is the nominal peak of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower and this year it comes with some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that the peak is […]

Video: Newly discovered rare deepwater coral identified off Irish coast

Video: Newly discovered rare deepwater coral identified off Irish coast

Gardens of rare and newly discovered deepwater coral and an entire reef of sponges have been identified off the Irish west coast by a team of Irish and British scientists. A type of “black coral” identified on the mission may be an entirely new species, according to Marine Institute lead expedition scientist David O’Sullivan and […]

Keep an eye on the sky for a total lunar eclipse and a brighter Mars

Keep an eye on the sky for a total lunar eclipse and a brighter Mars

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Sally Ride was a space pioneer who influenced many women who followed

Sally Ride was a space pioneer who influenced many women who followed

July 23 (UPI) — NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first U.S. woman in space, died six years ago Monday after a life spent inspiring young women and girls to reach for the stars through careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Ride — born in Los Angeles — was among 8,000 people who answered NASA’s […]

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 […]

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