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NASA Announces End Of Two Major Missions

NASA Announces End Of Two Major Missions

Two of NASA’s most ambitious missions ended this week. The Kepler space telescope mission came to a conclusion this week after the telescope ran out of fuel. The Kepler telescope had the largest digital camera ever outfitted for... 
New Project Aims To DNA Sequence Every Species In UK

New Project Aims To DNA Sequence Every Species In UK

Researchers have announced a plan to DNA sequence all known species in the United Kingdom, excluding its overseas territories. The initiative has been named The Darwin Tree of Life project. The project is part of the Earth BioGenome... 
New Report Recommends Ways To Reduce Global Warming

New Report Recommends Ways To Reduce Global Warming

The nation’s top scientists are proposing some ambitious plans to reduce global warming by midcentury. They say that nations need to limit the rise in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius within a few decades. Temperatures... 
Rare Rectangular Iceberg Found In Antarctica

Rare Rectangular Iceberg Found In Antarctica

A rare rectangular iceberg has been found in Antarctica floating among sea ice just off the Larsen C ice shelf. The huge, flat iceberg has perfect right angles in a unique geometric shape. NASA shared an image of the rectangular iceberg... 
New Study Sheds Light On How T-Rex Arms Were Used

New Study Sheds Light On How T-Rex Arms Were Used

A new study takes a close look at how Tyrannosaurus Rex’s arms would have functioned, a question that has been hotly debated for years. By studying the limbs of two distant modern relatives of the extinct theropod, the researchers... 
Study Links Popular Herbicide To Honey Bee Deaths

Study Links Popular Herbicide To Honey Bee Deaths

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin appears to link the popular herbicide glyphosate to the widespread destruction of honey bee colonies. According to the University of Maryland and Bee Informed, beekeepers... 
Pluto May Regain Planet Status

Pluto May Regain Planet Status

A new research study has concluded that Pluto should be reclassified as a planet. According to the study, the reason Pluto lost its planet status is not valid. Philip Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida,... 
Unusually Severe Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Animals

Unusually Severe Red Tide Kills Thousands Of Animals

Coastal regions in Southwest Florida are seeing thousands of animals die due to an unusually severe “red tide”. A red tide is a rapid bloom of a toxic algae called Karenia brevis, or K. brevis, in the ocean that is large enough... 
Rogue Waves Believed Responsible For Bermuda Triangle Disappearances

Rogue Waves Believed Responsible For Bermuda Triangle Disappearances

The mysterious disappearances of ships and planes in the Bermuda Triangle over the years have stumped many of the experts searching for an explanation. Now, a team from the University of Southampton believes that they have found the... 
Company To Launch Artificial Meteor Showers In 2020

Company To Launch Artificial Meteor Showers In 2020

Japanese startup Astro Live Experiences (ALE) is working on a project that could launch the world’s first artificial meteor shower. The Tokyo-based business is building two micro-satellites which will launch hundreds of tiny pellets... 
Stolen Plutonium Still Missing After More Than A Year

Stolen Plutonium Still Missing After More Than A Year

On March 21, 2017, a theft from a van in a Marriott hotel parking lot just off Highway 410 resulted in the loss of dangerous nuclear materials. A plastic-covered disk of plutonium and another of cesium, a highly radioactive isotope,... 
The Royal Observatory Greenwich Goes Back To Studying Sky

The Royal Observatory Greenwich Goes Back To Studying Sky

The Royal Observatory at Greenwich in London has become a working astronomy center again with the installation of a new suite of telescopes. The Royal Observatory was founded in 1675 by King Charles II and was a working observatory... 
Life-forming Compounds Found On Mars

Life-forming Compounds Found On Mars

Scientists have reported that NASA’s Curiosity rover has found methane and other organic compounds that serve as the foundations of life on Mars. Scientists from NASA and other research agencies from around the world published their... 
Three Astronauts Return From ISS As Three More Prepare To Go

Three Astronauts Return From ISS As Three More Prepare To Go

Three astronauts are departing the International Space Station after a 168-day mission to make the descent back to Earth. Soyuz MS-07/53S commander Anton Shkaplerov, NASA flight engineer Scott Tingle and Japanese physician-astronaut... 
NASA Sending Helicopter To Mars

NASA Sending Helicopter To Mars

NASA has announced that a small, autonomous helicopter will be launched with the agency’s upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission. The craft is meant to demonstrate the viability of travel with a heavier-than-air craft above the Martian... 
Breakthrough Listen Expands Search For Alien Life

Breakthrough Listen Expands Search For Alien Life

The Breakthrough Listen project has announced the launch of an expanded survey of stars in the Milky Way. The initiative was launched to collect massive amounts of deep space data and make it public in an open effort to identify signals... 
NASA Ends Lunar Rover Project

NASA Ends Lunar Rover Project

NASA has canceled its only lunar rover currently in development. According to reports, members of the Resource Prospector mission were to close out the project by the end of May. NASA released a statement saying that some of the instruments... 
University Facing Boycott Over Killer Robots

University Facing Boycott Over Killer Robots

A boycott of a major South Korean research university has been called for by many of the world’s leading experts on artificial intelligence and robotics. The university has reportedly been working with an arms company on integrating... 
Chinese Satellite Burns Up In Descent To Earth

Chinese Satellite Burns Up In Descent To Earth

Chinese satellite Tiangong 1 re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere Sunday night. The spacecraft made its descent at around 8:16PM ET on April 1st. Most of the material comprising the 8.5-ton satellite burned up over the central South... 
Help NASA By Taking Cloud Photos

Help NASA By Taking Cloud Photos

NASA has a great opportunity for you if you like to look at clouds and take photos. Citizen scientists on the ground are needed to take photos of the sky help them corroborate satellite information. NASA’s Marilé Colón Robles,... 
SpaceX Gets Nod For Satellite Broadband Network

SpaceX Gets Nod For Satellite Broadband Network

SpaceX has won an endorsement to build a broadband network using satellites from the top U.S. communications regulator. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed the approval of the application. According to Pai,... 
Nazca Lines Damaged By Rogue Truck Driver

Nazca Lines Damaged By Rogue Truck Driver

A trucker intentionally drove his tractor-trailer off a roadway and through the 2,000-year-old Nazca Lines in Peru, causing considerable damage to the protected historic area. Truck driver Jainer Jesús Flores Vigo was arrested and... 
Spacewalk To Repair International Space Station Successful

Spacewalk To Repair International Space Station Successful

Two NASA astronauts have completed a scheduled spacewalk to make necessary repairs to the International Space Station (ISS). The mission was the 206th spacewalk supporting the station’s assembly and maintenance. It was the first... 
New Spy Satellite Launched in U.S. by Atlas V Rocket

New Spy Satellite Launched in U.S. by Atlas V Rocket

The United States launched a second spy satellite in the last three weeks over the weekend. The NROL-52 satellite was blasted into orbit Sunday October 15 riding on top of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, with lift off at 3:28... 
Giant Rat That Eats Coconuts Discovered in Solomon Islands

Giant Rat That Eats Coconuts Discovered in Solomon Islands

A new species of rat, which is four times the size of the rodent that is found across cities in North America, has been discovered in the Solomon Islands. This discovery is just the first in 80 years that a new species of rat was found... 
Life Did Exist On Mars Suggests New Discovery

Life Did Exist On Mars Suggests New Discovery

Scientists said they found new evidence that suggests life might have existed at one time on Mars. The Curiosity rover of NASA detected boron, which is an essential ingredient for life, on the surface of Mars. This discovery is a big... 
Sixty-Six Million Year Old Skull May Reveal Triceratops Secrets

Sixty-Six Million Year Old Skull May Reveal Triceratops Secrets

News spread quickly in Thornton, Colorado this week about a rare dinosaur fossil that was unearthed at the site of a construction project last week. People in Thornton have called the finding one of the most exciting and biggest things... 
Total solar eclipse all set to woo sky gazers on August 21 – All you need to know!

Total solar eclipse all set to woo sky gazers on August 21 – All you need to know!

New Delhi: Sometime in the year 2014, American space agency NASA had confirmed the occurrence of a total solar eclipse in 2017. On Monday, August 21, many Americans will be able to witness the phenomenon right from their porches. Here... 
Two new earthworm species found in Kerala

Two new earthworm species found in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram: Scientists have discovered two new primitive species of earthworm in the Western Ghats mountain ranges in Kerala. Researchers at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala and Shoolini University in Himachal Pradesh named... 
Aimed to improve GPS accuracy, Japan launches third satellite ‘Michibiki’

Aimed to improve GPS accuracy, Japan launches third satellite ‘Michibiki’

New Delhi: In an effort to build a homegrown geolocation system and help improve the accuracy of car navigation systems and smartphone maps to mere centimetres, Japan launched its third satellite – the “Michibiki”. Launched... 
ISS spacewalk comes to an end after seven hours, 34 minutes

ISS spacewalk comes to an end after seven hours, 34 minutes

The seventh spacewalk of 2017 outside the International Space Station (ISS) successfully ended after seven hour and 34 minute spacewalk on August 17. Led by Expedition 52 cosmonauts Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and Flight Engineer Sergey... 
Asteroid Florence to fly close to Earth on September 1

Asteroid Florence to fly close to Earth on September 1

NASA has said the Asteroid Florence – named in honour of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing – will be flying at a distance of about seven million kilometres from Earth. Asteroid Florence is about 4.4...