Comet 46P/Wirtanen will scorch past Earth tomorrow - how to see it

Led by University of Maryland astronomers, the campaign has worldwide participation across the professional and amateur astronomical communities. The best time to view the comet and meteor shower is about 1 a.m. It will also tell you in what part o... More..

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Kansas native pilots Virgin Galactic's supersonic plane into space
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Kansas native pilots Virgin Galactic's supersonic plane into space

One of the pilots handed Branson a small Earth stress ball when the two hugged after the space ship landed safely after about an hour's journey. Offstage, a more subdued Branson, huddling with a group of repo...More..

You'd Better Watch Out, The Christmas Comet Is Coming to Town
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

You'd Better Watch Out, The Christmas Comet Is Coming to Town

Don't let this fool you into thinking that it won't be worth checking out, however, as its next orbit of Jupiter - and the ones that follow - will push the comet farther from Earth during its flyby. Coming as a...More..

Tourism rocket ship reaches space
by | Monday, December 17, 2018

Tourism rocket ship reaches space

Virgin Galactic's development of its spaceship took far longer than expected and endured a setback when the first experimental craft broke apart during a 2014 test flight, killing the co-pilot. The successful ...More..

Awesome Photos! The Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Pictures
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Awesome Photos! The Geminid Meteor Shower of 2018 in Pictures

Enthusiasts in India too will be able to watch the Geminid meteor shower in a clear, dark sky. Moving at about 79,000 miles per hour, the Geminids can look as bright as planet Venus, according to USA Today...More..

Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station

Russian Federation hopes to conclusively determine whether the hole was made in space or on Earth, though up to this point all word out of the country has suggested that it was created during the manufacturing ...More..

China's Chang'e-4 achieves lunar orbit
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

China's Chang'e-4 achieves lunar orbit

EST (0839 GMT). It will also test its data links with the relay satellite, Queqiao, the statement said. China's Chang'e-4 lander and rover arrived in orbit around the Moon on Wednesday following launch ...More..

Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Severe tropical cyclone bears down on north Australia coast

Residents in inland areas of the far north are experiencing gales and heavy rainfall. Tropical Cyclone Owen has weakened but will bring the risk of flash flooding to the Queensland east coast after maki...More..

Alberta seeks company to build new or expanded refinery
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Alberta seeks company to build new or expanded refinery

The Alberta government is issuing a request for expressions of interest from the private sector to build a refinery in the province that would use oil extracted here. "We need major projects happening". Alber...More..

Meet the fastest animal on the planet
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Meet the fastest animal on the planet

He added: "Even among ants that power-amplify their jaws, the dracula ants are unique - instead of using three different parts for the spring, latch and lever arm, all three are combined in the mandible ". T...More..

Voyager 2 becomes second craft in interstellar space
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Voyager 2 becomes second craft in interstellar space

One of the instruments measures solar plasma and this is the first time NASA saw a drop in that key instrument; the same instrument wasn't working on Voyager 1 . For starters, it makes sense to say that the ...More..

EPA and Army propose new
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

EPA and Army propose new "Waters of the United States" definition

It will protect our nation's water resources and allow farmers to farm. This week, U.S. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers ("Army Corps") are expected to unveil a replacement rule that provides an alternat...More..

The InSight probe made the first selfie on Mars
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

The InSight probe made the first selfie on Mars

The resulting photo shows InSight's solar panels and deck, along with the scientific instruments on top of the deck and the lander's weather sensor. He said, 'We're glad to see that'. The workspace photo is...More..

Tropical Cyclone Owen Forecasted To Redevelop Through The Week
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Tropical Cyclone Owen Forecasted To Redevelop Through The Week

According to The Bureau of Meteorology Cape Shield in the Northern Territory, to Burketown in Queensland, including Groote Eylandt and Mornington Island are in the cyclone warning zone. Sky News Weather chann...More..

Probe finds signs of water on asteroid
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Probe finds signs of water on asteroid

Launched on September 8, 2016, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, OSIRIS-REx is NASA's first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid which will help unveil the mysteries of our solar system's formation. One inter...More..

Look up: Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Look up: Geminid meteor shower peaks Thursday night

Google celebrated the 2018 Geminid meteor shower peak with an adorable Google Doodle slideshow. "And Gemini's high enough in the eastern sky by 10 p.m.to see a good show before bedtime". The Geminid meteor ...More..

NASA’s Mars Insight lander snaps incredible selfie on Red Planet
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

NASA’s Mars Insight lander snaps incredible selfie on Red Planet

The InSight lander snapped a series of pictures with its camera, which NASA turned into a stunning mosaic released this week . A close look at the lander image shows two round blobs. Take a peek at Insight's...More..

Cosmonauts on Spacewalk Cut Into Soyuz Spacecraft to Inspect Patched Hole
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Cosmonauts on Spacewalk Cut Into Soyuz Spacecraft to Inspect Patched Hole

Now, with the Soyuz nearing its reentry date, Russian cosmonauts aboard the ISS will venture out into space to get a better look at the damage from the outside. Kononenko used a pair of forceps and a swab t...More..

Virgin Galactic aims 'to reach space' on test flight
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Virgin Galactic aims 'to reach space' on test flight

That means VSS Unity could reach space as soon as Thursday, but Virgin admits that it could take much longer to reach that milestone. Branson, wearing a leather bomber jacket with a fur collar, attended the t...More..

Comet 46P/Wirtanen: how to see the 'Christmas comet' in December 2018
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen: how to see the 'Christmas comet' in December 2018

That's about 30 times the distance between Earth and the moon, and about as close as comets ever get, but nowhere close enough to be unsafe. A map from Sky & Telescope demonstrating Comet 64P/Wirtanen's path ...More..

Heads up! Geminid meteor shower peaks this week
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

Heads up! Geminid meteor shower peaks this week

In ideal conditions-which is to say under clear skies and away from light pollution-you might be able to see as many as 120 Geminid meteors per hour during peak activity. "Even though the Geminids are rich in l...More..

Great Barrier Reef resilient to spikes in temperatures
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Great Barrier Reef resilient to spikes in temperatures

SYDNEY, Dec 11 ― Corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef that survived bleaching from rising sea temperatures were more resistant to another bout of hot conditions the following year, scientists said today, ...More..

by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Space station crew to inspect mysterious hole on spacewalk

A Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station . On Aug. 29, flight controllers monitoring the space station's systems from the ground first noticed a small loss of cabin pressure aboard th...More..

China launches Chang'e-4 rover to land on Moon's dark side
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

China launches Chang'e-4 rover to land on Moon's dark side

This is also known as a place in space where the spacecraft can handle ground controllers between the far-side lander-rover mission communications. The process would be sophisticated as the communication with t...More..

NASA spacecraft finds signs of water on Bennu asteroid
by | Wednesday, December 12, 2018

NASA spacecraft finds signs of water on Bennu asteroid

NASA's OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft has got to work immediately after arriving at the asteroid on December 3 after travelling more than a BILLION miles through the cosmos. Scientists will spend a year scouting the s...More..

Voyager 2 becomes second human-made object in interstellar space
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Voyager 2 becomes second human-made object in interstellar space

Data shows the probe crossed over on November 5 and is now 11 billion miles (18 billion kilometers) from Earth. Voyager 2's counterpart, Voyager 1, previously entered the stars in 2012. capital. "Voyager has ...More..

NASA unveiled the recording of wind noise on Mars
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

NASA unveiled the recording of wind noise on Mars

It's been almost two weeks since NASA successfully landed its InSIght lander on Mars and the craft is getting ready to start its important work on the planet. But for InSight's first mixtape, none of the la...More..

China Preparing For Mission To Far Side Of The Moon
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

China Preparing For Mission To Far Side Of The Moon

China was only the third nation to carry out a lunar landing, after the United States and Russian Federation. An artist's illustration of China's Queqiao satellite, which launched in May of 2018 to relay data...More..

Bill Kelly: Pipeline politics will dominate first ministers meeting
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Bill Kelly: Pipeline politics will dominate first ministers meeting

Notley, Moe and a number of other premiers, including Newfoundland and Labrador's Dwight Ball and Nova Scotia's Stephen McNeil, also want to talk about Bill C-69, federal legislation that is now stalled in the ...More..

China's rover blasts off to make history on moon's 'dark side'
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

China's rover blasts off to make history on moon's 'dark side'

At 2:23 am in southern China, a rocket carrying unique payload successfully launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The rover is expected to land around the New Year, and will conduct experiments a...More..