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Ancient Comet 'Atlas' Measures Half the Size of the Sun and it's Back!

Ancient Comet 'Atlas' Measures Half the Size of the Sun and it's Back!

A huge icy space rock, comet ‘Atlas’, is currently in the constellation Ursa Major in the northern sky orbiting Mars, but it’s on a trajectory with our Sun and it will get progressively brighter as it reaches its closest point at the end of May, if it doesn\'…

ancient-origins.net - 3 minutes ago

When Is The Next Supermoon? Early April’s ‘Super Pink Moon’ Is Set To Stun

When Is The Next Supermoon? Early April’s ‘Super Pink Moon’ Is Set To Stun

Another supermoon is coming—and you can see it from a backyard, balcony or even an apartment window.

forbes.com - 32 minutes ago

1,400-year-old mystery of strange 'red sign' in Japan's sky solved

1,400-year-old mystery of strange 'red sign' in Japan's sky solved

It was likely an ethereal sky phenomenon.

space.com - 37 minutes ago

Take a Virtual Tour of the Great Barrier Reef With David Attenborough As Your Guide (Video)

Take a Virtual Tour of the Great Barrier Reef With David Attenborough As Your Guide (Video)

The famed narrator will take viewers on a fascinating and educational journey.

travelandleisure.com - an hour ago

Carbon-14 Spiked Worldwide Over 1200 Years Ago, And The Sun Is To Blame

Carbon-14 Spiked Worldwide Over 1200 Years Ago, And The Sun Is To Blame

In 774/775, tree rings show a spike in carbon-14 unlike anything else. At last, scientists think they know why.

forbes.com - 3 hours ago

NASA's Perseverance rover is bringing an inspiring hidden message to Mars

NASA's Perseverance rover is bringing an inspiring hidden message to Mars

After NASA shared a photo of the rover's plaque carrying the names of nearly 11 million people, eagle-eyed fans spotted something special.

CBS News - 8 hours ago

The Man Who Wanted to Fly on Mars

The Man Who Wanted to Fly on Mars

The Mars Helicopter is riding to the Red Planet this summer with NASA's Perseverance rover. The helicopter's chief engineer, Bob Balaram, shares the saga of how it came into being.

nasa.gov - 10 hours ago

Recent human ancestors may have regularly climbed trees, study suggests

Recent human ancestors may have regularly climbed trees, study suggests

Hip joints provide clues as to how ancient hominins used their limbs

Independent - 10 hours ago

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

Astronaut Pee Will Help Build Bases on the Moon

In a strange development, a new ESA-supported study has shown that urine could actually help astronauts build bases on the Moon

universetoday.com - 12 hours ago

Remains of Child From Mystery Human Species That Lived 300,000 Years Ago Discovered

Remains of Child From Mystery Human Species That Lived 300,000 Years Ago Discovered

Scientists say the young Homo naledi was between 8-15 years old. Further research could determine whether the species was more ape-like or human-like in its maturation.

Newsweek - 14 hours ago

The coronavirus shutdown is causing the Earth to move a little less

The coronavirus shutdown is causing the Earth to move a little less

The effects of the coronavirus shutdown are being felt everywhere, even in the Earth's crust.The decrease in activity and transportation have led to a no...

yahoo.com - 14 hours ago

Rain, floods and confused seals: Inside Antarctica's warmest-ever summer

Rain, floods and confused seals: Inside Antarctica's warmest-ever summer

Dana Bergstrom spent this summer - like many others - on the ice. She'd never seen it like this before.

euronews.com - 15 hours ago

How to watch Venus and Pleiades join in a rare cosmic snuggle on Friday

How to watch Venus and Pleiades join in a rare cosmic snuggle on Friday

This is the perfect time to let the universe remind you of its wonders, and NASA says stargazers are in for a "spectacular" show.

cnet.com - 15 hours ago

NASA and SpaceX prepare to launch astronauts from the US again

NASA and SpaceX prepare to launch astronauts from the US again

For the first time since the final space shuttle mission in 2011, astronauts will launch into space aboard an American rocket and spacecraft from American soil, according to NASA.

CNN - 16 hours ago

Researchers test the way we understand forces in the universe

Researchers test the way we understand forces in the universe

A discovery by a team of researchers led by UMass Lowell nuclear physicists could change how atoms are understood by scientists and help explain extreme phenomena in outer space.

phys.org - 16 hours ago

'Lucy's baby' suggests famed human ancestor had a primitive brain

'Lucy's baby' suggests famed human ancestor had a primitive brain

New study also reveals ancient human ancestors enjoyed a long childhood

sciencemag.org - 16 hours ago

US military may start moving towards launching fleets of tiny satellites

US military may start moving towards launching fleets of tiny satellites

"If done properly, LEO satellites would not necessarily pose a security risk."

space.com - 16 hours ago

Upstate businesses got a buzz cut from governor

Upstate businesses got a buzz cut from governor

Upstate businesses got a buzz cut from governor

wyff4.com - 17 hours ago

While you're stuck at home, here's how to spot the International Space Station above the US

While you're stuck at home, here's how to spot the International Space Station above the US

The coronavirus crisis is forcing people to stay and work from home but spotting the space station can be done while practicing safe social distancing.

CNBC - 18 hours ago

Voyager 2 flew through a giant magnetic gas bubble during Uranus flyby

Voyager 2 flew through a giant magnetic gas bubble during Uranus flyby

Decades-old data from Voyager 2 has revealed something new about the solar system's oddball planet

yahoo.com - 20 hours ago

Ancient Mars may have had received water from two major sources

Ancient Mars may have had received water from two major sources

Ancient Mars may have received its wealth of water from a couple of major sources, new research suggests.  Studying the content of Martian meteorites that arrived on Earth revealed different hydrog…

bgr.com - 20 hours ago

NASA offers tons of at-home activities for children home from school

NASA offers tons of at-home activities for children home from school

NASA is offering educational resources to keep children engaged with science while away from school.

thedenverchannel.com - 20 hours ago

Musk Reads: Starship's first flight may have a launch date

Musk Reads: Starship's first flight may have a launch date

Musk's factories produce more ventilators and Starlink gets a regulatory thumbs-up. Could you catch Legionnaires’ disease in the Mars city?

inverse.com - 20 hours ago

Shocking Study Reveals Ancient Rainforest Existed Near the South Pole

Shocking Study Reveals Ancient Rainforest Existed Near the South Pole

During the Cretaceous period, a balmy forest grew less than 600 miles from the South Pole, according to new research that uncovered ancient spores and roots.

gizmodo.com - 20 hours ago

One year from today, our knowledge of the cosmos could dramatically change (if all goes according to plan)

One year from today, our knowledge of the cosmos could dramatically change (if all goes according to plan)

The nearly US$10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is set to take off aboard an Ariane 5 rocket one year from today. Scientists and space enthusiasts of all stripes are excited about what this suc…

boingboing.net - 20 hours ago

Coronavirus May Have Caused the Earth to Stop Vibrating so Much

Coronavirus May Have Caused the Earth to Stop Vibrating so Much

With a third of the population now under lockdown, the subsequent drop in industry and transport appears to have led to a drop in the planet's "seismic noise."

Newsweek - 20 hours ago

Astronaut Christina Koch on a year without gravity

Astronaut Christina Koch on a year without gravity

For nearly a year, astronaut Christina Koch was away from the planet, working on the International Space Station and orbiting Earth more than 5,200 times. Her mission was the longest continuous spaceflight by a woman and the second longest for any U.S. astron…

pbs.org - 20 hours ago

NASA's Mars rover Perseverance rover has a hidden message for the Red Planet

NASA's Mars rover Perseverance rover has a hidden message for the Red Planet

If you read Morse code, you can figure it out for yourself.

space.com - 20 hours ago

Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

Oceans can be restored to former glory within 30 years, say scientists

Major review reports recovery of marine life but a redoubling of efforts is still needed

theguardian.com - 21 hours ago

Evidence of ancient rainforests found in Antarctica

Evidence of ancient rainforests found in Antarctica

Researchers have discovered evidence that Antarctica had a swampy rainforest 90,000 years ago thanks to sediment cores filled with pristine soil and root systems that preserved the plant cells.

CNN - 21 hours ago

Avoid coronavirus: 11 ways to help stay safe when you leave your house

Avoid coronavirus: 11 ways to help stay safe when you leave your house

Start practicing these practical tips for grocery shopping, opening doors and signing your name when you're out in public.

cnet.com - 21 hours ago

Study claims Mars once had reservoirs of water deep underground

Study claims Mars once had reservoirs of water deep underground

Scientists have discovered that two unique reservoirs of ancient water once flowed deep beneath the surface of Mars. It’s hard to believe, but at one time the dry and dusty Red Planet was wet…

nypost.com - a day ago

Scientists develop hybrid reactor which can produce AIR and FOOD for future Mars colonies (PHOTOS)

Scientists develop hybrid reactor which can produce AIR and FOOD for future Mars colonies (PHOTOS)

Scientists at UC Berkeley have developed a hybrid reactor which uses 'cyborg bacteria' embedded in a forest of nanowires to produce food, fuel and oxygen for future Mars colonists.

RT - a day ago

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Hungry black hole may be cosmic 'missing link'

Astronomers say they have found the best evidence yet for an elusive class of black hole.

bbc.com - a day ago

10 major news events you may have missed because of the pandemicBusiness Insider

10 major news events you may have missed because of the pandemicBusiness Insider

The coronavirus pandemic has been dominating headlines for months. Here are 10 major world events that you may have missed out on last week.

Business Insider - a day ago

NASA Conducts Final Test on Mars Helicopter Before Launch

NASA Conducts Final Test on Mars Helicopter Before Launch

When next it spins up, it'll be on the red planet.

extremetech.com - a day ago

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of "Flocculent"

This Galaxy is the Very Definition of "Flocculent"

A flocculent spiral galaxy is one where the spiral arms aren't easily discernible. They're beautiful, and they're important objects for scientific study.

universetoday.com - a day ago

Dolphin 'gangs' protect their females by vocalizing in sync

Dolphin 'gangs' protect their females by vocalizing in sync

This is the first time nonhumans have been seen showing vocal cooperation

sciencemag.org - a day ago

Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager

Santa Cruz hires homeless response manager

Newman takes over her new position with the city next week

ksbw.com - a day ago

New Mission From NASA Will Help Understand How the Sun's Radiation Affects Space

New Mission From NASA Will Help Understand How the Sun's Radiation Affects Space

NASA has announced a new mission using tiny satellites for studying massive space weather storms that emit radiation.

IGN - a day ago

New research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

New research suggests parents should limit screen media for preschoolers

New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children's use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

medicalxpress.com - a day ago

The Nemi Ships were elaborate floating palaces built by Caligula in the 1st Century AD.

The Nemi Ships were elaborate floating palaces built by Caligula in the 1st Century AD.

The Nemi Ships were large Roman vessels, essentially floating palaces built in the 1st century at Lake Nemi by the Roman Emperor Caligula.

heritagedaily.com - a day ago

Hubble Spots Black Hole ‘Missing Link’

Hubble Spots Black Hole ‘Missing Link’

Hubble may have finally caught an elusive intermediate-mass black hole in the act of gobbling up a passing star.

forbes.com - a day ago

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope full mirror deployment a success

In a recent test, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope fully deployed its primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when in space.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Astronomers have located far edge of the Milky Way

Astronomers have located far edge of the Milky Way

Astronomers from Durham University in England have made an exciting discovery about the galaxy that includes Earth — specifically, they’ve finally found its far edge. Using nearby galaxies as a gui…

nypost.com - 2 days ago

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

If humans ever hope to colonize Mars, the settlers will need to manufacture on-planet a huge range of organic compounds, from fuels to drugs, that are too expensive to ship from Earth.

phys.org - 2 days ago

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

Hubble finds best evidence for elusive mid-sized black hole

Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass," which betrayed its existence by tearing apart a wayward star that passed too close.

phys.org - 2 days ago