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  • GOP rep asks NASA panel if there were ancient civilizations on Mars

    July 18, 2017 8:21 PM 2

    Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) on Tuesday pressed NASA on whether ancient civilizations existed on Mars. Rohrabacher asked a panel of space experts testifying before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology if civilizations could have existed on Mars thousands of years ago. "You have indicated that Mars had, was totally different thousands

  • Milky Way's fastest stars came from another galaxy

    July 5, 2017 7:01 AM 4

    These stellar sprinters originated in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a dwarf galaxy in orbit around the Milky Way, the findings showed.  London: Astronomers have shown that the fastest-moving stars in our galaxy, known as hypervelocity stars, are in fact runaways from a much smaller galaxy in orbit around our own. These stellar sprinters originated

  • SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth From Space Station

    July 4, 2017 1:08 PM 2

    SpaceX Dragon arriving at International Space Station. (NASA) SpaceX's Dragon has returned to Earth from the International Space Station, carrying more than 4, 000 pounds of cargo as well as science and technology samples. The space cargo vehicle splashed down in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California on Monday. It was to be taken to Long Beach by ship where

  • Japan wants to put its own astronaut on the moon in 2030

    June 30, 2017 1:15 PM 5

    Japan has revealed ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the Moon around 2030 in new proposals from the country's space agency. This is the first time the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has said it aims to send an astronaut beyond the International Space Station, an agency spokeswoman told AFP on Friday. The idea is to first join a NASA-led

  • Japan wants to put a man on the moon before China does

    June 30, 2017 11:04 AM 4

    JAXA plans to be part of a multinational manned mission and send an astronaut to the moon by 2030. That unnamed multinational mission would apparently start preparations by 2025 -- take note that Japan doesn't have a guaranteed seat yet, but it's hoping to get one by contributing to the project. JAXA will reveal more details about its space exploration

  • Astronomers discover hottest giant planet

    June 6, 2017 6:28 AM 3

    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 6

    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 6

    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 10

    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 8

    “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