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  • Huge cave found on moon, could house astronauts: Japan scientists

    October 19, 2017 9:27 AM 7

    The idea is to first join a NASA-led mission in 2025 to build a space station in the moon's orbit, as part of a longer-term effort by NASA to reach Mars. The US also announced the country is committed to send astronauts to the moon. "We will return American astronauts to the moon, not only to leave behind footprints and flags, but to build the foundations

  • Google Maps now lets you explore more than a dozen planets and moons

    October 17, 2017 4:51 PM 8

    By zooming out of Earth and into other moons like Enceladus, Saturn’s sixth largest moon which is thought to have water underneath its crust, you can re-create the journeys of Cassini and other spacecrafts. Pluto, Venus, and several moons were also added to Google Maps. Astronomical artist Björn Jónsson put together maps of Europa, Ganymede, Rhea, and Mimas

  • Astronomers see source of gravitational waves for 1st time

    October 16, 2017 2:01 PM 13

    Wave created by 2 merging neutron stars in galaxy 130 million light years from Earth A never-before-seen explosion from the merger of two dense astral bodies known as neutron stars has been viewed with telescopes for the first time. "We did it again," National Science Foundation's director France Cordova said in a press conference on Monday. The explosion

  • Russian Cargo Ship Launches Fresh Food & More to Space Station

    October 14, 2017 11:21 AM 17

    The Russian Federal Space Agency's (Roscosmos) automated Progress 68 resupply ship lifted off atop a Soyuz rocket at 4:46 a.m. EDT (0846 GMT), beginning a weekend chase of the space station. The cargo ship is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting lab Monday (Oct. 16) at 7:09 a.m. EDT (1109 GMT). "Liftoff of the 68 Progress resupply craft bound on a two-day

  • Google Street View Captures the Beauty of Canada’s Quttinirpaaq National Park

    October 12, 2017 5:50 PM 10

    In a new blog post at Google, Emma Upton, Quttinirpaaq National Park Manager with Parks Canada, has shared the story behind Google’s new Street View collection that captures the beauty of Canada’s Quttinirpaaq National Park, which is located nearly 800 kilometers from the North Pole and is home to 4000-year-old archeologist sites. Emma and her team threw

  • Ketone salts may slow down athletic performance

    October 12, 2017 11:10 AM 9

    Toronto: Want to increase your athletic performance by consuming additional nutritional salts? Think again, as researchers say ketone salts may inhibit, rather than improve, athletic performance during high-intensity exercises like running 10 km or cycling up a hill. Ketone salts are supplements that consists of beta hydroxybutyrate (BHB) combined with mineral

  • SpaceX puts 10 next generation satellites into orbit (Video)

    October 11, 2017 10:19 AM 29

    SpaceX launched 10 communication satellites into Earth low orbit on Monday, then watched its spent Falcon 9 first-stage rocket booster stick a landing on a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. Today’s Falcon 9 lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:37 a.m. PT, loaded up with satellites that are destined to become part of Iridium’s $3 billion

  • Scientists think they've finally solved the mystery of the 'alien megastructure' star

    October 6, 2017 9:49 PM 15

    The mystery of the "alien megastructure" star may finally be settled. In 2015, a rumor spread about the star KIC 8462852. It was proposed that the star might harbor an alien race. The rumor stemmed from the star's unusually unstable brightness. One explanation for the behavior was an alien megastructure called a "Dyson swarm." Now, that possibility has been ruled

  • Nikkhil Advani unveils his next mission, to reach Mars

    October 4, 2017 2:17 PM 25

    With Sushant Singh Rajput and Aamir Khan venturing into the genre of space adventure, here’s yet Bollywood film that will explore it further. Nikkhil Advani recently announced his next project, a biopic on ISRO [Indian Space Research Organization] Chairman K. Radhakrishnan. This will be his first attempt to venture into space adventure. Taking to social

  • Nobel Prize in Physics goes to gravitational wave scientists

    October 3, 2017 10:07 AM 20

    The Nobel Physics Prize 2017 has been awarded to three scientists for their discoveries in gravitational waves. The three are Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology. Speaking by phone during a live announcement of the prize on Tuesday, Weiss said he views the prize