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  • Astronomers discover hottest giant planet

    June 6, 2017 6:28 AM 1

    The hottest planet ever known, has a dayside temperature of more than 4,300 degrees Celsius. This planet, called KELT-9b, is hotter than most stars, according to a study published in the journal Nature. KELT-9b is 2.8 times more massive than Jupiter, but only half as dense. WASHINGTON: Astronomers have discovered the hottest planet ever known, with a dayside

  • NASA’s plan to send colored clouds in the sky is now postponed

    June 5, 2017 11:02 AM 4

    NASA has planned to paint the sky with blue and red colored clouds near the mid Atlantic coast and you could catch a NASA inspired cloud show. This was to solely relief the chemtrail conspiracy theory, however to spread blue and red color artificial clouds on Sunday morning by NASA was postponed. As this experiment requires certain weather conditions

  • Trump Says United States Will Withdraw from Paris Climate Accord

    June 2, 2017 12:43 PM 3

    U.S. president Donald Trump declared yesterday that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris climate accord to limit greenhouse gases. Trump, in a much anticipated speech in the White House Rose Garden, called the accord unfair to the United States and said that the country will immediately cease implementing the agreement. Specifically

  • NASA astronauts successfully complete emergency spacewalk

    May 25, 2017 7:22 AM 6

    In a significant achievement, two NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have successfully completed an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed data relay box. The main function of the data relay box is to control some of the key hardware on the orbital outpost. It is one of two systems housed in the truss that control the functionality

  • How Whales Became the Biggest Animals on the Planet

    May 24, 2017 1:31 PM 5

    “Plentiful food everywhere isn’t going to get you giant whales,” said Graham Slater, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Chicago and the study’s lead author. “They have to be separated by big distances.” Because the ecological cycles that fuel the explosions of krill and zooplankton occur seasonally, Dr. Slater said the whales must migrate

  • Cabinet members head to Capitol Hill to defend Trump budget

    May 24, 2017 11:03 AM 5

    Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax proposals. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney appears Wednesday before the House Budget panel while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will testify at the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee

  • Last month was second hottest April on record: NASA

    May 16, 2017 9:13 AM 8

    New York, May 16 (PTI) Last month was the second warmest April in 137 years of modern record-keeping of average global temperatures, according to NASA. The two top April temperature anomalies have occurred during the past two years. Last month was 0.88 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean April temperature from 1951-1980. April 2016 was the hottest on record

  • Narwhal hunting with their tusks caught on video for the first time

    May 13, 2017 12:40 AM 10

    Video caught by drone camera in Nunavut Department of Fisheries and Oceans scientists are sharing a video of something they say has never been captured before — narwhal using their tusks to hunt cod. The film shows narwhal in Nunavut's Tremblay Sound using their tusks as spears, stabbing at the cod. Narwhals live in Arctic waters in Nunavut, west Greenland

  • See dramatic clouds streak across Saturn's moon Titan

    May 11, 2017 8:02 AM 12

    Saturn's biggest moon shows off its exotic bands of clouds in a new Cassini image taken during the spacecraft's mission finale. The bright streaks are methane clouds, while the darker splotches seen toward the top are the moon's fascinating hydrocarbon lakes. NASA released two versions of the image on Tuesday with different levels of enhancement. One makes

  • Mysterious military spacecraft lands in Florida causing sonic boom

    May 7, 2017 9:39 PM 13

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – U.S. military officials say an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida. The Air Force posted tweets that the X37B spacecraft landed Sunday morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral after 718 days in orbit. Multiple media outlets reported that the 29-foot-long spacecraft's return caused