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Can an asteroid strike Earth? One just crashed into planet Jupiter

4 hours 10 min ago
It is generally believed that though asteroids have a great potential for harm, they are unlikely to crash into Earth. Not in our lifetimes at least. Well, so ...

SpaceX's private Inspiration4 astronauts will return to Earth tonight and you can watch it live

5 hours 14 min ago
After three days in space, SpaceX's first all-civilian crew will return to Earth tonight with a splashdown off the Florida coast to end a mission like no ...

The harvest moon: A visual guide to full moons

6 hours 11 min ago
The harvest moon – the full, orange moon that reliably appears every autumn – has been a blessing for pre-Industrial Age farmers harvesting crops and an ...

Tom Cruise gets sneak preview from SpaceX's 1st private crew

8 hours 23 min ago
Tom Cruise got a sneak preview of what it's like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule. Representatives for SpaceX's first privately chartered flight revealed ...

T-Rex may have used lower jaw as tactile sensor: researchers

9 hours 10 min ago
FUKUI, Japan (Kyodo) -- The Tyrannosaurus rex, a carnivorous theropod that thrived in the Late Cretaceous period, had a high concentration of nerves in its ...

Search for missing snorkeler near Molokini Crater called off

9 hours 34 min ago
MFD announced at 6:30 p.m. that the agencies terminated the search for a 67-year-old woman from California who was first reported missing Tuesday morning. The ...

Three Chinese Astronauts Return from Three Month Space Station Mission

12 hours 44 min ago
Three Chinese astronauts returned to Earth today after three months aboard China's space station core module, Tianhe. It is the longest duration mission by ...

Meteor *may* have exploded over Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia this morning

15 hours 4 min ago
Something very unusual appears to have occurred around 10:30 this morning in northeast West Virginia. Around that time an eyewitness in Sutton saw a very bright silver light pass across the sky. At the same an eyewitness contacted us saying she was ...

Antony Hewish, astronomer who won Nobel Prize for the discovery of pulsars, dies at 97

15 hours 51 min ago
His death was announced by Churchill College at the University of Cambridge, where he was an emeritus fellow. Dr. Hewish was associated with Cambridge for his entire scientific career, and was working at the school's Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory ...

SpaceX Inspiration4 Mission Updates: Astronauts Provide Video Update From Orbit

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 23:35
Until Friday afternoon, the four members of the Inspiration4 crew put out almost zero updates to the general public — no video of them floating in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, no audio saying hi to the world.

UPDATED: Reports of 'boom' and shaking this morning, most likely a fireball

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 23:29
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Numerous reports came in all across the area this morning of a 'boom' and ground shaking. The most likely cause is a fireball, ...

What's life like in space? Astronauts share moving memories in new film

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 23:06
Millions of Americans stared in horror on Sept. 11, 2001, as their TVs flashed with images of hijacked airplanes crashing into New York's Twin Towers. Former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson watched from the International Space Station.

Tyrannosaurs softies with offspring, killer instinct with prey

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 23:01
Soichiro Kawabe, 35, an associate professor of comparative morphology at Fukui Prefectural University's Dinosaur Research Institute in Eiheiji, Fukui Prefecture ...

When To See 2021's Full Harvest Moon In California

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 22:56
CALIFORNIA — If you need a bright sign that summer is coming to an end in California, just look to the skies next week as the 2021 full harvest moon rises over the Golden State.

Chinese astronauts return after 90 days aboard space station

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 22:32
BEIJING — A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation's first space station in China's longest mission yet. Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship just after ...

Hole in Earth's ozone larger than Antarctica, scientists say

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 22:13
This image, provided on Thursday, Sept. 16, by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows a map of the ozone hole over the South Pole. Scientists say the Southern ...

11-Million-Year-Old Fossil of Large-Sized Otter Found in Germany

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 21:59
The dispersal of Vishnuonyx otters from the Indian subcontinent to Africa and Europe about 13 million years ago; HAM 4 is the position of the Hammerschmiede site. Image credit: Nikos Kargopoulos. Vishnuonyx is an ...

NASA: Flying the Mars Ingenuity helicopter is 'getting harder and harder'

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 21:51
NASA's experimental Ingenuity helicopter has turned into a Mars scout. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU. High-risk, high-reward. NASA's Mars helicopter gamble has paid off as Ingenuity continues to soar over the Martian landscape as a scout for the Perseverance ...

The microbial molecule that turns plants into 'zombies'

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 21:50
Date: September 17, 2021; Source: John Innes Centre; Summary: A newly discovered manipulation mechanism used by parasitic bacteria to slow down plant aging, may offer new ways to protect disease-threatened food crops. Research has identified a ...

SpaceX Inspiration4 mission crew talks to St. Jude patients from space (video)

Fri, 09/17/2021 - 21:48
In between playfully snacking on M&Ms, the all-civilian Inspiration4 crew took a break from their science-heavy mission to chat with kid patients from a Memphis children's hospital. The three-day Earth-orbiting mission, which launched Wednesday (Sept.