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  • Last month was second hottest April on record: NASA

    May 16, 2017 9:13 AM 3

    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 5

    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 8

    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 9

    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

  • Fly along with Cassini: New video gives you a passenger’s eye view of Saturn

    May 4, 2017 8:50 PM 4

    One day our human descendants may be able to go sightseeing in the glorious Saturn system: Until then, we have Cassini. In the newly released video above it almost feels as if you are peeking out of a spaceship window as it flies over the hexagon-shaped jet stream on Saturn’s north pole and then makes its way south. The movie was taken on April 26, during

  • SpaceX successfully launches CLASSIFIED military mission into space for US intelligence

    May 2, 2017 3:23 AM 8

    SPACEX has taken another step towards dominating space after it successfully launched and landed a rocket carrying classified cargo for US intelligence. The Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket carrying NROL-76, a classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), was launched into orbit at around 12.15pm BST (7.15am local time) from the Kennedy

  • SpaceX launches U.S. spy satellite into orbit, then lands rocket booster safely

    May 1, 2017 2:55 PM 4

    SpaceX launched a U.S. spy satellite into orbit Monday, then landed its first-stage rocket booster near the launchpad. It was another successful launch for the Elon Musk-led company as it tries to show it can be a reliable launch provider for government and commercial payloads. The launch of the spy satellite, known as NROL-76, for the Pentagon’s National

  • Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says

    April 27, 2017 4:11 AM 13

    San Diego Natural History Museum Paleontologist Steve Walsh pointing at rock fragment embedded in caliche concretion. A view of two mastodon femur balls, one faced up and once faced down. Neural spine of a vertebra exposed (lower right) and a broken rib (lower left). San Diego Natural History Museum Paleontologist Steve Walsh holding a mastodon molar

  • Horny male seeks mate: Kenya's last northern white rhino joins Tinder

    April 25, 2017 3:29 PM 4

    NAIROBI, April 25 (Reuters) - Like many guys using the Tinder dating app, Sudan loves the outdoors and travels widely. The catch: he's the world's last male white northern rhino and desperately needs to mate. "I don't mean to be too forward, but the fate of my species literally depends on me," reads his profile. "I perform well under pressure. I like to eat grass

  • Orbital ATK Composites Support Successful Launch to International Space Station

    April 24, 2017 5:57 AM 6

    Last week, Orbital ATK successfully launched its Cygnus™ spacecraft to the International Space Station aboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V launch vehicle. Orbital ATK’s composite structures and retro motors supported the launch of the ULA Atlas V rocket. The company manufactured a 10-foot wide composite heat shield for the launch vehicle