Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, studied in detail by the European Space Agency Rosetta and Philae spacecraft since September 2014, is a body with distinct and unexpected features. Now two astronomers have a radical explanation for its properties — micro-organisms that shape cometary activity. —> Read More
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Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe. —> Read More
A team of astronomers announced the discovery of a ring of rocks circling a very young star. This is the first time these ‘pebbles’, thought to be a crucial link in building planets, have been detected. —> Read More
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 05, 2015
NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover is examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet, for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock. In addition to two rock types for which this site was chosen, the rover has found a sandstone with grains of differing shapes and color.
Curiosity’s international team has resumed full operations of the car-size mobile —> Read More
Munich, Germany (SPX) Jul 05, 2015
Discovered from England by the tireless observer Sir William Herschel on 20 November 1784, the bright star cluster NGC 2367 lies about 7000 light-years from Earth in the constellation Canis Major. Having only existed for about five million years, most of its stars are young and hot and shine with an intense blue light. This contrasts wonderfully in this new image with the silky-red glow from the —> Read More
Panel includes former U.K. scientific adviser David King —> Read More
The state’s beaches usually see one shark attack a summer, if any. This year, there have already been seven. But this uptick in attacks is likely not tied to shark populations so much as to our own.
The British government has confirmed that several more UFO documents are still on track to be released. The secretive files have remained a subject of… —> Read More
Russian Progress Supply Freighter Docks at Space Station, Ending String of International Launch Failures
The ISS Progress M-28M (Progress 60) cargo craft is seen just a few minutes away from successful docking to the International Space Station on July 5, 2015. Credit: Roscosmos
Over three tons of much needed supplies and equipment finally reached the crew living aboard the International Space Station (ISS), when an unmanned and highly anticipated Russian Progress cargo ship successfully docked at the orbiting outpost early this morning, Sunday July 5, at 3:11 a.m. EDT (10:11 MSK, Moscow local time)- to all the partners relief.
This follows two straight international resupply launch failures that significantly crimped the stations stockpiles and abruptly impacted upcoming crew rotations and (…)
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