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SpaceX Starship Test Flights To Begin As Soon As Next Week

On the other hand, given just how shoestring the budget of this beast likely is and how rapidly SpaceX managed to go from an empty dirt lot to a hop-test-read...


Pounds of Plastics Found in Stomach of Dead Cuvier's Whale

Recently, a number of major companies have seriously reduced the amount of plastic goods that they produce in an attempt to make a positive change for the envir...


Bennu discovery space scientist’s ‘BIGGEST surprise — NASA asteroid SHOCK

Asteroid Bennu's surface is also far more rugged than anticipated, throwing scientists' plans into disarray. Despite Bennu's surface being littered with large r...


'Super Worm Moon' rises on first day of Spring

According to the Space.com website, it is the closest together in time for the two events since 1981. Supermoons occur when the moon is full or almost full ...


A massive meteor exploded over Earth, but nearly no one noticed

It was the largest air blast since another meteor hurtled into the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, in Russia's south-west, six years ago, and the second largest in...


Andrews Strike for Climate Action

The teenager was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this week. "I have genuine fear that my future will not be what it should be". But Friday's protest...


Russian crew reach International Space Station

Friday in Hong Kong), as planned, and is due to bring Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and USA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch to the International...


Bangkok students strike against climate change

Among their list of requests, students have asked the government to create a dedicated "Climate Action Officer" and commit to increasing the city's reliance on ...


'Enormous' solar storm struck Earth more than 2,600 years ago

Analysis of ice cores from Greenland showed a massive solar storm known as solar proton event hit Earth in 660 BC. Senior study author Raimund Muschel...


16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Norwegian deputy Andre Ovstegard told the "VG" newspaper on Wednesday that he and two other parliamentarians of the Socialist Left Party have nominated Thunberg...


Stephen Hawking's life is set to be celebrated with a 50p coin

Hawking's children Lucy and Tome Hawking visited the Royal Mint to see the coin . Despite his illness, Hawking became one of the world's best-known and mos...


NASA's Opportunity Rover took one final stunning 360 degree panorama of Mars

As the sky darkened around it last spring, Opportunity snapped many photos of its environs - Perseverance Valley, on the rim of the 14-mile-wide (22 kilometers)...


The viral challenge cleaning places up

One wrote that:'Whoever came up with the #trashtag challenge is an absolute genius. The second is the socially conscious that doesn't always do what it's mean...


NASA to open untouched moon samples for 1st time since Apollo missions

Anne McClain, a NASA astronaut and Expedition 58 crew member on the ISS, echoed this by saying that Crew Dragon marks the opening of the next chapter in space e...


Toyota prepares to go into space

The vehicle, which is expected to make its debut in 2029, is expected to have six wheels and be capable of transporting two humans (four in an emergency) a dist...


Madison Students Plan to Join International Climate Strike

LOCAL students are urging fellow peers to cut class on Friday as part of the controversial climate change strike taking place in cities and towns nationwide. "T...


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Capsule Ends First Test Mission With Successful Ocean Splash

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule has undocked from the International Space Station . First use of a new, global design standard for the adapters that conne...


NASA Captures Images Of Supersonic Shockwaves Colliding In Flight

According to a statement from NASA, the jets were flying about 30 feet away from each other, with a King Air flying about 2,000 feet above them - all of it perf...


Offshore wind turbines to power past fossil fuels by 2030

The Co-Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council and Ørsted UK Country Manager for Offshore, Benj Sykes, said: "This relentlessly innovative sector is revit...


NASA says the Milky Way weighs 1.5 trillion solar masses

This artist's impression shows a computer generated model of the Milky Way and the accurate positions of the globular clusters used in this study surrounding ...


First ever all-female spacewalk to take place this month

So it's just a coincidence that this momentous occasion transpire at the end of Women's History Month . Koch, who has a background in electrical engineering an...


ISS Crew Member Earth Continues Work Aboard the Station

SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft disembarked from the International Space Station early Friday, making a journey toward Earth the company hopes will end with a suc...


Israel's lunar spacecraft takes selfie in outer space

The trip is scheduled to last seven weeks, with the Beresheet due to touch down on April 11. The moon is about 240,000 miles away. The U.S.is the only country...


SpaceX Docked Its ‘Crew Dragon’ Capsule with the Space Station This Weekend

SpaceX needs to nail the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting people on board later this year. America's Trinity Chavez reports for the News with Ri...


China To Send Rover To Mars Next Year, Following Lunar Mission Success

A concept heavy-lift carrier rocket, with a takeoff weight of about 4,000 tonnes and a diameter of 10 meters, is the proposed launch vehicle for missions beyond...


The first female duo is set to walk in space, says Nasa

It's a routine outing, and the first of three planned for this particular series, but this one is special for reasons beyond the mission itself - it's the first...


Wilson-Raybould running as a Liberal in the federal election

Wilson-Raybould, however, is saying otherwise. "We believe that there are reasonable and probable grounds to suspect that the conduct of the Prime Minister's ...


Crew from aborted Soyuz capsule set for ISS mission next week

The test launch was the first of several that will take place this year for both SpaceX and Boeing, the two commercial partners with NASA. The company's Crew Dr...


SpaceX Crew Dragon Arrives At The International Space Station

SpaceX's new crew capsule arrived at the station on Sunday in a remarkable moment for commercial space exploration. After soft capture, Dragon's docking hard...


MIT researchers create Mini Cheetah - first four-legged robot to perform backflip

Mini Cheetah is not the first robot to execute a backflip. One can't help but find some similarities with those weaponised robotic dogs we had seen on the ...


PM Trudeau: Canada is 'going to the Moon'

The U.S. agency, NASA, which oversaw six moon landings that began on July 20, 1969 and ended in 1972, is creating something called the Lunar Gateway project. L...


SpaceX launches unmanned capsule to space station

NASA has been relying on Russian help to get to the space lab since it shuttered its shuttle fleet in 2011. In a risky experiment, NASA years ago chose to out...


Nanoparticle eye drops give mice night vision

The achievement was published on Friday on Cell , a globally renowned scientific journal based in Massachusetts, by scientists from the University of Scienc...


Ever video shows a tarantula eating an opossum

The resulting paper includes encounters from 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2017. The study, published Thursday in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation, focuses on spid...


Senate confirms ex-coal lobbyist to lead US environment regulator

Wheeler calls himself a "conservationist" rather than an environmentalist, and has worked on environmental issues at the EPA and in Congress since the 1990s. So...