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Mar 16 2019

NASA Opportunity's Last Image: Beautiful Panorama Reveals Mars Rover's Final Resting Place

NASA hoped the robot would return to working order after the storm once sunlight could reach its solar panels, but it never responded. Panorama composed of 354 images tak...

Mar 14 2019

NASA to study moon samples brought back by Apollo missions

The budget - $500m (£380m) less than previous year - will "continue building the key components of the exploration campaign that will send astronauts to the moon and be...

Mar 09 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule undocks from ISS on way to Earth

The burn itself kicked off on time, at 12:53 UTC, shaving a critical few hundred miles an hour off the Crew Dragon's speed ahead of a splashdown, almost 50 years to t...

Mar 07 2019

SpaceX's Crew Dragon docks at ISS

The next stage in Demo-1 is for it to autonomously dock with the International Space Station ( ISS ), where it will remain for 5 days. Dragon's arrival marked the fir...

Mar 03 2019

SpaceX Just Made History With the Launch of Its Crew Dragon Spacecraft

The capsule from the California company founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk didn't include actual crew members - except for a life-size dummy named Ripley, who was ...

Feb 27 2019

Ocasio-Cortez: 'I'm the boss'

Conservative Twitter user Gob Abierto caught AOC's stream of gibberish and posted excerpts , showing again what happens when voters elect over-schooled, under-educated...

Feb 19 2019

Trudeau's principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Wilson-Raybould resigned from Trudeau's cabinet last week. The prime minister acknowledged cabinet held talks about the case, but said he didn't express a preferred out...

Feb 13 2019

Russian archipelago declares emergency after mass ‘invasion’ of polar bears

Authorities there have declared a state of emergency because so many polar bears have been seen close to where humans live. Instead they've offered to send a commission t...

Feb 09 2019

Tiny satellites WALL-E and EVE fall silent

It was accompanied by two tiny satellites called CubeSats , or in this case, MarCO , for Mars Cube One . But now, more than two months after InSight landed, the Cub...

Feb 08 2019

China's Chang'e 4 Peers Into Vastness of Moon's Unexplored Far Side

The photo was taken with a camera linked to an amateur radio transceiver on board the Chinese DSLWP-B/Longjiang-2 satellite. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) r...

Feb 08 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez left off Pelosi's climate change panel

The reaction on Twitter was unrestrained in its criticism, while other simply poked fun at Ocasio-Cortez's plan. Use of wind and solar power would be dramatically increas...

Feb 01 2019

NASA is sending a desperate message to wake up Opportunity on Mars

The new commands will be sent in the coming weeks and will address the issues that are preventing Opportunity rover from transmitting signals. The second scenario could m...

Jan 25 2019

CBBC Newsround: A meteor hits during the blood moon eclipse!

Well, our friends at Space.com said this: on Sunday, "Tonight's total lunar eclipse is occurring while the moon is near it's closest point to Earth for the month, whi...

Jan 23 2019

Interpreting the super blood moon

The full moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow. The so-called " super blood wolf moon " slips into Earth's dark umbral shadow during a ...

Jan 22 2019

SLIDESHOW: Super Blood Wolf Moon

A blood moon occurs with a total lunar eclipse when the sun, Earth and moon all line up and the shadow of the Earth casts a reddish glow on its lone natural satellite...

Jan 19 2019

‘Super blood wolf moon eclipse’ worth howling about if weather clears

On Jan. 21 the moon will be 222,043 miles (357,344km) from Earth, which is further away than normal, so it's also a supermoon . If you do get "clouded out", Brothers...

Jan 16 2019

Antarctica Melt Has Accelerated 280 Percent in Past 40 Years

But in recent years, there has been growing concern that the Antarctic could push that even higher. Warming ocean water will only speed up ice loss in the future, and e...

Jan 12 2019

China's moon rover prepares for a rough ride on the dark side

China on Friday broadcast pictures taken by its rover and lander on the far side of the moon, in what its space programme hailed as another triumph for the groundbreaki...

Jan 02 2019

Nancy Grace Roman, "Mother of Hubble", dies at 93

She also played a leading role in NASA's first successful astronomical mission back in 1962 - the Orbiting Solar Observatory-1. After getting her Ph.D.in astronomy from...

Dec 27 2018

Japan announces IWC withdrawal to resume commercial whaling

However, Japan will not be able to continue the so-called scientific research hunts in the Antarctic that it has been exceptionally allowed as an IWC member under...