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Apr 15 2019

Tornado damage in Alabama: Latest storm photos, videos

A spokeswoman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said authorities were in Hamilton and could not be reached for confirmation. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilomet...

Apr 14 2019

Sexist Trolls Undermine Katherine Bouman’s Position In Black Gap Picture

Described by the scientists as "a monster", the black hole resides 55 million light years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the Sun. They swallow ligh...

Apr 12 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Crashes Attempting Moon Landing

Selfie taken by Beresheet 25 KM above the moon as it lands. That mission ended in failure on Thursday, but SpaceIL still proved that the sky truly is not the limit for a ...

Apr 11 2019

Scientists reveal world's first image of black hole

It's about 6.5 billion times as massive as our Sun - that's enormous even compared to other supermassive black holes and lives in the center of the Messier 87 galax...

Mar 27 2019

NASA scraps all-female spacewalk over suit sizing dilemma

The six astronauts onboard the International Space Station - three of whom are from the US - are performing Expedition 59 , which ends in June. Spacewalks always happen...

Mar 20 2019

What is a 'full worm moon'?

The "worm moon" reportedly got its name because of the ground beginning to thaw and earthworms reappearing, according to the Old Farmers Almanac . It will be the fir...

Mar 04 2019

SpaceX, NASA Launch Crew Dragon on Crucial Test Flight to Space Station

The booster carrying the uncrewed Dragon lifted off at 1:49 a.m. CST from historic Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Although there was no crew aboard this time, SpaceX's ...

Mar 04 2019

SpaceX test launch of Dragon capsule on 2 March

At 2.49am local time (7.49am United Kingdom time), the Crew Dragon will launch from Nasa's Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, heading towa...

Feb 27 2019

Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s ‘The Boss’ After Rolling Out Green New Deal

To that, Feinstein said: "The U.S. government does a lot of things with the money, and they're important things, and you just can't go in and say, OK, we're going to take...

Feb 23 2019

Israeli Moon Lander Phones Home, Deploys Legs

During SpaceX's live broadcast it was confirmed that SpaceIL had received a signal from the craft and that its landing legs had deployed. Nusantara Satru and S5 wil...

Feb 19 2019

Biggest supermoon of 2019 to shine on Chinese Lantern Festival

Astrologer Richard Nolle defined the term back in 1979 as a "new or full moon which occurs with the moon at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a giv...

Jan 19 2019

China and NASA shared data about historic moon landing

The biosphere was also equipped with water, soil, air, two small cameras and a heat control system, said Xie Gengxin of Chongqing University , the experiment's lead de...

Jan 16 2019

First plants on moon, China says it has done the job

While human beings have grown plants in space before, they've never attempted to grown one on the moon. The Chang'e-4 probe is two parts that are both a lunar rover and...

Jan 09 2019

China President Wants 'Pragmatic' Cooperation With Brazil

Azevedo met with Bolsonaro the day after Brazil's new Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo sharply rebuked globalism, saying that under his watch the country would fight for...

Jan 05 2019

Queen rocker turned astrophysicist Brian May writes tribute to New Horizons

Ultima Thule's surface reflects light about as much as "garden variety dirt", he said, as the sun's rays are 1,600 times fainter there than on Earth. Images were taken b...

Dec 31 2018

EPA takes aim at Obama-era regulation of mercury at coal plants

The rule places limits on the amount of mercury that a power plant can emit. The agency's reassessment of an earlier 2016 endorsement showed that complying with MATS co...

Dec 28 2018

Japan to resume commercial whaling amid global criticism

Japan announced Wednesday that it is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whale hunting next year, sparking swift conde...

Dec 15 2018

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Reaches Space

The flight marked the first time astronauts have launched from USA soil since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011. The pilots of VSS Unity , a SpaceShipTwo-cl...

Dec 14 2018

Russian cosmonauts take sample of mystery hole at space station

NASA, meanwhile, has stood by its Russian counterparts and says it has full confidence that Roscosmos will get to the bottom of things. The use was a complicated and ph...