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Introducing Steve – a Newly Discovered Astronomical Phenomenon – ScienceAlert

Introducing Steve – a Newly Discovered Astronomical Phenomenon – ScienceAlert

If there is one thing social media teaches us today, it’s not to leave naming rights up to the hive mind. Move over Boaty McBoatface – a group of aurora enthusiasts have given a newly discovered atmospheric phenomenon the name ‘Steve’, because … well what else are we going to call a mysterious glowing light […]

US astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks American spaceflight record – ABC News

U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson is smashing records left and right. Whitson, 57, broke the record for the most cumulative time in space by an American astronaut early Monday, streaking past the 534-day record held by Jeff Williams. The 879-day global record, held by Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, still stands. By the time she returns to […]

Scientists stunned by huge discovery in Antarctica – BABW News

Scientists stunned by huge discovery in Antarctica – BABW News

Scientists have just stumbled upon a major discovery in Antarctica, and an incredibly alarming one at that. Researchers at Columbia University’s Earth Institute have found that melting is occurring at a much faster pace than had previously been thought, and it’s only likely to increase. The findings, which were published in the journal Nature, stated […]

[ April 22, 2017 ] Cygnus freighter arrives at space station with bounty of supplies and new science Atlas 5 – Spaceflight Now

[ April 22, 2017 ] Cygnus freighter arrives at space station with bounty of supplies and new science Atlas 5 – Spaceflight Now

CAPE CANAVERAL — A commercial Cygnus freighter made a science-enabling delivery to the International Space Station today, bringing about 7,500 pounds of cargo to the outpost under NASA’s privatized logistics shipment program. Completing a flawless automated rendezvous before being reeled in by the Canadarm2, the ceremonially-dubbed S.S. John Glenn resupply ship was grappled at 6:05.a.m. […]

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft to Take Slingshot Dive Inside Saturn’s Rings – NDTV

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 traveling in space, Cassini used the gravitational tug of Titan, a […]

Cassini to meet ‘spectacular end’ – Tribune-Review

Updated 5 hours ago CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn. Cassini swung past Saturn’s mega moon Titan early Saturday for a gravity-assisted, orbit-tweaking nudge. “That last kiss goodbye,” as project manager Earl Maize […]

Happy Earth Day. Enjoy It While You Last. – Bloomberg

The people who know the most about life on Earth tend to be the most impressed by its staying power. Harvard professor Andrew Knoll marvels that our planet has sustained life continuously for four billion years — most of its 4.5 billion years in existence. This is not just a matter of location, said Knoll, […]

Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of ‘lunar Bibles’ – Washington Post

TULSA, Okla. — Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is the rightful owner of the celestial keepsakes. Eight of the 10 tiny holy books in dispute landed on the surface of the […]

Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight – NPR

Lights Off, Blankets Out: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight – NPR

This long-exposure photograph taken on April 23, 2015, on Earth Day, shows Lyrids meteors shower passing near the Milky Way in the clear night sky of Thanlyin, Myanmar. Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images This long-exposure photograph taken on April 23, 2015, on Earth Day, shows Lyrids meteors shower […]

[ April 22, 2017 ] Photos: Launch day for Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer Mission Reports – Spaceflight Now

[ April 22, 2017 ] Photos: Launch day for Fyodor Yurchikhin and Jack Fischer Mission Reports – Spaceflight Now

These photos chronicle the activities of Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Jack Fischer on Thursday as they prepared for liftoff on a Soyuz rocket to begin an expedition of more than four months on the International Space Station. The two-man crew launched at 0713 GMT (3:13 a.m. EDT; 1:13 p.m. local time) from […]

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