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Stories about Science

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...

Dec 13 2018

Voyager 2 becomes second craft in interstellar space

But for now, scientists will continue to monitor the data from space, which will provide new insight on the temperature and speed of the winds in the interstellar mediu...

Dec 13 2018

Heads up! Geminid meteor shower peaks this week

The Geminids look like they're coming from the constellation Gemini, but it's actually fragments of an asteroid that intersects Earth's path. The Geminids begin as tin...

Dec 11 2018

Space mission: China launched a spacecraft on dark side of the moon

The Chang'e-4 lunar probe mission blasted off on a Long March 3B rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China in the pre-dawn hours on Saturday, accordi...

Dec 09 2018

Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Just two days earlier, three astronauts arrived at the space station to join the three already there. NASA was working Tuesday to replace the rotten food in time for ...

Nov 27 2018

NASA spacecraft making descent to Mars

Radio signals confirming the landing took more than eight minutes to cross the almost 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) between Mars and Earth. Just before 3 p...

Oct 29 2018

Storm upgraded - but not a threat to Bermuda

The National Hurricane Center's 8 a.m. Friday advisory said the system has changed little in organization since Thursday night. Oscar is the eighth hurricane in the Atl...

Oct 26 2018

NASA explains photos of almost perfectly rectangular iceberg

Not all of them are rectangular-some have jagged borders like a puzzle piece, but most of their sides are sheer and smooth (at least at first). NASA also posted an ima...

Oct 21 2018

NOAA predicting mild winter in New England

The northwestern United States, including parts of Northern California near the OR border, is likely to see the highest chances of warmer temperatures. The most severe (i...

Oct 18 2018

Trump tells '60 Minutes' that climate change will 'change back again'

It must be accepted that the possibility of Trump returning to his original stance is always alive, as he feels climate commitment will subvert his country's interests. "...

Oct 12 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Malfunction Won't Last Long, NASA Says

The Hubble telescope has three pairs of two gyroscopes, with each pair consisting of a primary and back-up gyroscope. Astronomers are aiming to prolong Hubble's life,...