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  • Rare ‘Dragon Skin’ Spotted In Antarctica: Why Does This Kind Of Sea Ice Occur?

    May 12, 2017 1:20 PM 32

    Antarctica's ancient ice has given researchers sailing the Ross Sea a sight to remember. Scientists aboard the U.S. icebreaker research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer stumbled upon uncanny ice formations that resemble dragon scales. The team, made up of 27 scientists from eight different countries, set course for Antarctic polynyas in the Ross Sea and Terra

  • Meet Zuul, the new 'Ghostbusters'-inspired dinosaur

    May 10, 2017 7:47 PM 37

    Only the Zuul in this instance isn’t a wild-haired Sigourney Weaver possessed by the villain Zuul in the original 1984 “Ghostbusters” film, but a newly-identified, tail-swinging bad…lands dinosaur. Officially dubbed “Zuul crurivastator” by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the 75-million-year-old herbivore has been named after “Ghostbusters’” Zuul the Gatekeeper

  • ​Unmanned U.S. space plane returns after secret, 2-year mission

    May 8, 2017 1:24 PM 42

    This was the fourth X-37B mission conducted by U.S. Air Force The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said. The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched down at 7:47 a.m. EDT on a runway

  • 22-hours of terror: Photos arrive as probe dives to Saturn

    April 27, 2017 2:15 PM 33

    Thursday, April 27, 2017, 10:19 AM - Cassini survived! NASA's probe put its handlers through 22-hours of terror as it made its closest pass over Saturn yet, plus, three comets make close flybys of Earth, and two missions update how our Sun interacts with the Milky Way. It's What's Up In Space! Remember back in August 2012, when NASA's Curiosity rover

  • These 19 Dazzling Photos of Saturn Show Ringed Planet in All Its Glory

    April 24, 2017 2:55 PM 35

    "That's no moon," says Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars" when the Empire's deadly space station appears in the distance. Tethys, one of Saturn's larger icy moons, has earned the nickname "Death Star" moon because of its striking resemblance to the floating fortress. The similarities are due to the enormous crater, Odysseus, and its complex of central

  • US spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn’s rings

    April 23, 2017 10:17 AM 39

    CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.: NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn's biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet's rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant. After nearly 20 years of travelling in space, Cassini used the gravitational tug of Titan

  • Thousands join March for Science rallies over ‘alternative facts’

    April 23, 2017 12:16 AM 35

    PARIS: Thousands of people rallied in support for science in Europe and Australasia on Saturday ahead of a march in Washington, triggered by rising concern over populism and so-called alternative facts. The March for Science demonstrations have been organised in response to what is seen as mounting political pressure on facts-based evidence. The casualties

  • Torontonians march for science on Earth Day

    April 22, 2017 8:41 PM 15

    Local march was one of at least 600 planned across 68 countries Saturday to protest the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump and his government. Carrying signs that read, “Little minds are listening” and “Don’t have polio? Thank science,” thousands of science fans took to the streets Saturday at Toronto’s March for Science. Dan Weaver, one of the organizers

  • March for Science draws big crowds across U.S

    April 22, 2017 7:32 PM 15

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out in Washington and New York on Saturday for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge. The "March for Science" festivities included "teach-ins" on the National Mall and parades

  • Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

    April 22, 2017 10:38 AM 15

    A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday. Astronauts used the station's big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the craft flew 250 miles above Germany. NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, named the spacecraft the S.S. John Glenn in honor of the first American to orbit Earth. It rocketed from Cape Canaveral