Science

Research: Weird, wild gravity of asteroid Bennu

The rough surface means the touch-and-go sample collection plans had to be adjusted, according to NASA. "The first three months of OSIRIS-REx's up-close inves...


The 'Full Worm Supermoon' marks the start of spring this week

This supermoon will hit its peak at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, nearly four hours after the spring equinox officially hits. That is not to say there will not be ot...


Crew Dragon departs ISS and returns to Earth

Russian Federation has been critical of SpaceX and Elon Musk before, and it's no secret that some of the biggest names in Russia's space science scene aren...


SpaceX's Crew Dragon Successfully Docks At International Space Station

She told a packed audience that she has taken to referring internally at SpaceX to the first two astronauts slated to fly on Crew Dragon as "the dads". In a d...


Safest trajectory selected for Crew Dragon to dock with orbital outpost

Earlier this week, the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon rolled onto the pad at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, and the combo is...


Feinstein Unveils Green Deal Alternative After Kid Confrontation

An adult accompanying the children interjected to the senator that the kids will be living with the consequences if it's not turned around in 10 years . The di...


Historic Israeli Mission To The Moon Underway Following SpaceX Launch

Originally the company was started with the aim to win the launched in 2007, the Google Lunar X-Prize - the managed neither you nor the competitors, to the mo...


SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying Israeli lunar lander

The robotic lander, dubbed Beresheet (which means "Genesis" or "in the beginning" in Hebrew) lifted off at 8:45 pm EST on top of a Falcon 9 rocket . Once dep...


February's Supermoon Will Be 2019's Biggest and Brightest

Shortly after 9am United Kingdom time, the Full Moon will be near its point of perigee , which is its closest orbit of Earth. The term gives preference to th...


Cotton Seed Sprouts In China's Lunar Lander

Alongside the cotton seeds were those to grow potatoes, yeast, rapeseed, and other plants, scientists at Chongqing University who led the mission said , addi...


A cotton seed sprouted - and died - on China’s Lunar Lander

The Chang'e-4 lunar probe landed on 3 January and transmitted the first-ever "close range" image of the "dark" side of the moon. Although astronauts have cult...


Will 2019 be Brazil's year of changes with Bolsonaro at helm?

He quickly reversed course, however, saying "it is not yet decided", apparently responding to fears from Brazil's powerful farming businesses that an embassy ...


New Horizons reveals Kuiper Belt object is a contact binary

The first image (shown at top), was taken by the spacecraft's Long-Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) at 05:01 UTC (01:01 EDT) on January 1st, 2019. The scie...


Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: Where and when to watch it peak tonight

You don't need any special equipment to view the Geminid meteor showers. The meteors burn off different colors depending on what chemicals they're composed of, ...


Watch SpaceX blast off to the ISS live online HERE

If all goes well, the spacecraft will catch up with the station early Saturday morning. And SpaceX has two more missions planned for 2018: a critical Global...


NASA spacecraft InSight lands on Mars to dig deep

Cheers and applause erupted at NASA´s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Monday as a waist-high unmanned lander, called InSight, touched down on Mars, capping a almos...


Montana Judge Puts Brakes On Keystone XL

Before she was elected premier of Alberta in 2015, Rachel Notley told the Calgary Herald her government would not lobby former USA president Barack Obama's ...


Bolsonaro wants Brazil's top anti corruption judge as his Justice minister

We've collected Foreign Policy's best articles on Bolsonaro's victory and where he'll go from here. Brazil's environment and agriculture ministers on Wednes...


Tracking the Tropics: Oscar forms, could become a hurricane

Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour. Mother Nature has given the U.S. East Coast a bit of a reprieve from worry, some time to catch our...


Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

The northwestern United States, including parts of Northern California near the OR border, is likely to see the highest chances of warmer temperatures. 2018-19 ...


Hurricane Michael death toll hits 16

The agency declined to provide additional details on the death beyond saying it occurred in Wayne County. It "poses a deadly threat and as it grows stronger, ...


Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev't OTAs

Blue Origin also plans to use some of the money to create a brand new launch site out of the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems...


Florida, Alabama bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

As the storm moved north it battered Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba with drenching rains and winds of up to 130km/h, forecasters said. The stor...


MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100000 meteorite

The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysis that the 22-pound "rock" is, indeed, a meteorite , and is apparently the si...


Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site

Officially, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk was launching its Falcon 9 rocket into space to deliver SAOCOM 1A, an Argentine satellite, into orbit. The...


'First known exomoon may have been discovered'

In looking for exomoons , the researchers analysed data from 284 Kepler-discovered planets that were in comparatively wide orbits, with periods greater than 30...


Central American storm may turn to tropical depression in coming days

If this does become a named storm, it will be Tropical Storm Michael. The system will remain a tropical storm for the next several days with little change in st...


Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics

The prize was also awarded to Arthur Ashkin, 96, for his invention of " optical tweezers " that grab particles, atoms , viruses and other living cells with...


Conservationists warn beluga reported in Thames could be ‘in trouble’

Edna Brady from Sky News spotted the whale this morning and said it looked like it had moved a few miles further west since yesterday. Tanya Ferry, environm...


SpaceX to announce private moon flight passenger

SpaceX had previously announced in 2017 that two then-unnamed passengers had booked passage for a Lunar flyby in a Falcon Heavy rocket that was to launch in 20...