NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

This image of Ceres’ limb was obtained by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft on May 30, 2018 from an altitude of about 280 miles. Dawn has been orbiting Ceres since 2015, after first exploring the asteroid Vesta. They’re located in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. (NASA via AP) (Associated Press) by Marcia […]

Chasing dinosaurs in Myanmar's conflict-ridden north

Chasing dinosaurs in Myanmar's conflict-ridden north

MYITKYINA, MYANMAR – “Amber hunters” on a quest for a Jurassic Park-style discovery of dinosaur remains sift through mounds of the precious resin in Myanmar — a lucrative trade that captivates palaeontologists but also fuels a decades-long conflict in the far north. The morning amber market on the outskirts of Myitkyina, the capital of Kachin […]

Start planning now for longest lunar eclipse of the century

Start planning now for longest lunar eclipse of the century

A total lunar eclipse is seen on June 15, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. The longest lunar eclipse for a decade took place tonight. A lunar eclipse comes when the sun, Earth and moon line up and Earth’s shadow falls on the moon. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) A total lunar eclipse is seen on June […]

Ex-NASA Scientist Says That UFOs Are Real And The Government Covers Up Alien Life

Ex-NASA Scientist Says That UFOs Are Real And The Government Covers Up Alien Life

Physics professor and ex-NASA scientist Kevin Knuth claims that there are real UFO sightings covered up by the government. He wants scientists to study aliens.  ( Pixabay ) Although there is no concrete scientific evidence of aliens, one professor believes that the truth is out there and scientists should study it. Why Should We Scientifically […]

Astronomers Discover More Clues On Earth-Like Exoplanets

Astronomers Discover More Clues On Earth-Like Exoplanets

A new study provides clues indicating that an exoplanet – a planet outside the Solar System that is 500 light-years away and much like Earth – is orbiting a star, SciTechDaily.com reported.  Kepler-186f is the first identified Earth-sized planet exoplanet orbiting a star in the habitable zone. This means it’s the proper distance from its […]

SpaceX takes steps to launch astronauts into space by December

SpaceX takes steps to launch astronauts into space by December

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A SpaceX rocket made a marvelous spectacle in the morning sky Friday as it flew into the sunrise. The company said it’s also making progress toward launching astronauts later this year. Friday’s launch of a Falcon 9 is that it signifies another step toward launching astronauts from the Cape for the […]

Interstellar nomad Oumuamua found to be a comet

Interstellar nomad Oumuamua found to be a comet

‘Oumuamua’ – the first interstellar object found within the solar system – has been reclassified as a comet, after scientists undertook intense scrutiny since its discovery last year. By combining data from the the Very Large Telescope and other observatories, astronomers has found that the object is moving faster than predicted. The measured gain […]

Our Galaxy Is Really Greasy and Smells Like Moth Balls

Our Galaxy Is Really Greasy and Smells Like Moth Balls

One of the coolest parts of the Star Wars franchise is when spaceship pilots engage the hyperdrive, which allows them to jump around the galaxy faster than the speed of light. But Hannah Devlin at The Guardian reports that a new study suggests that those pilots would likely need to turn on the windshield wipers […]

The Milky Way is not low-fat: new study reveals facts about grease in space

The Milky Way is not low-fat: new study reveals facts about grease in space

Astronomers at UNSW Sydney and Ege University in Turkey used a laboratory to manufacture material with the same properties as interstellar dust, and used their results to estimate the amount of ‘space grease’ found in the Milky Way. Their results appear in a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Organic matter of different kinds […]

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