Cotton seeds are growing on the far side of the Moon

They also added yeast, fruit fly eggs and the seeds of cotton, rapeseed, potato and rock cress-a flowering plant in the mustard family. However, plants have successfully been grown on the global Space Station (ISS). Once Chang'e-4 touched down, t... More..

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Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Hubble captures awe-inspiring PHOTO of Triangulum galaxy that spans 19,400 light-years

Weisz came to UC Berkeley in the summer of 2016 and focuses on stars, dark matter, and galaxies near Earth, in particular the Local Group of galaxies that includes some 100 mostly small galaxies surrounding t...More..

Britain testing 'no-deal' scenario as Brexit vote nears
by | Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Britain testing 'no-deal' scenario as Brexit vote nears

British Prime Minister Theresa May has reiterated that a delayed parliamentary vote on her widely maligned Brexit deal will go ahead later this month and warned the United Kingdom would enter "uncharted t...More..

National Parks Getting Trashed During Government Shutdown
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

National Parks Getting Trashed During Government Shutdown

Joshua Tree , which covers more than 792,000 acres of national park from Palm Springs north to the town of Joshua Tree, will remain open during the shutdown . The park is being forced to take this action for...More..

Chang’e-4 far side moon landing was successful
by | Friday, January 04, 2019

Chang’e-4 far side moon landing was successful

Chang'e 4 sent a picture taken at 11:40 in the morning back to Earth. At 100m above the surface, it hovered to identify smaller obstacles and measure the slopes on the lunar surface, Mr Wu said. Certainly,...More..

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

First close-ups of Ultima Thule reveal it resembles snowman

According to the BBC , he said: "Everything that we're going to learn about Ultima - from its composition to its geology, to how it was originally assembled, whether it has satellites and an atmosphere, and th...More..

The most distant space encounter in history is happening now
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

The most distant space encounter in history is happening now

At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, which built and operates the spacecraft, scientists will count down to the moment of New Horizons' closest approach, at 12:33 a.m. Clear images so f...More..

New Horizons Spaceship Nearing Unique Encounter with Ultima Thule on January 1
by | Wednesday, January 02, 2019

New Horizons Spaceship Nearing Unique Encounter with Ultima Thule on January 1

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is set to go where no probe has ever gone before this New Year's Day, when it beams back data from a tiny world that sits more than six billion kilometers away at the edge of the...More..

Weather Authority: Sloppy road conditions on Thursday
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Weather Authority: Sloppy road conditions on Thursday

Marie to North Bay will likely see several centimetres of snow before precipitation changes to rain Thursday night. As much as 5 inches of rain are possible along the central Gulf Coast, while as much as 1 fo...More..

Allies lambast Japan for return to whaling
by | Thursday, December 27, 2018

Allies lambast Japan for return to whaling

Whale hunting has become a rare thorny subject in Japan's otherwise largely amiable foreign policy, with worldwide opposition only prompting conservatives to dig in deeper in support of the tradition. Allegatio...More..

Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch From Vandenberg AFB Scrubbed For 4th Time
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

Delta IV Heavy Rocket Launch From Vandenberg AFB Scrubbed For 4th Time

The phenomenon was spotted over the Lake Tahoe area, the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area about 5:45 p.m. The National Weather Service says the light may be a meteor. There were three rocket launches sched...More..

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When and How to Watch
by | Friday, December 14, 2018

Geminid Meteor Shower 2018: When and How to Watch

But this year brings a skywatching bonus: the Geminids peak comes Thursday and Friday night, just as the brightest comet of the year, 46P/Wirtanen , is set to come historically close just a few nights later ...More..

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Travels Beyond Heliosphere in Longest Running Mission
by | Thursday, December 13, 2018

NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Travels Beyond Heliosphere in Longest Running Mission

The Plasma Science Experiment on Voyager 2 , filled predominantly with plasma flowing out from our Sun until recently, observed a steep decline in the speed of the solar wind particles on November 5 and ...More..

Nasa lander captures first sounds of Martian wind
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Nasa lander captures first sounds of Martian wind

After recently beaming back a selfie of its robotic arm raised in triumph, as the Inquisitr reported on Wednesday, the InSight Mars lander has snapped another photo of its 6-feet-long appendage. The reason ...More..

SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

SpaceX Launches Cargo Ship to Space Station, Misses Rocket Landing

The head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk has said that for some unknown reason stopped the hydraulic pump, which reveals one of the brake plates (rudders) to the desired position. SpaceX's successful Falcon 9...More..

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO
by | Friday, December 07, 2018

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

The researchers said global carbon dioxide emissions have China's carbon emissions account for 27% of the global total and have increased an estimated 4.7% in 2018. The day after Thanksgiving, the Trump adminis...More..

Lockheed, Draper among NASA partners for new lunar payload services
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Lockheed, Draper among NASA partners for new lunar payload services

NASA's going back to the moon . That will depend on the success of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program . "Right now we're building a space station, we call it 'Gateway, ' that's going to be in orb...More..

NASA turning over moon landing efforts to companies in the private sector
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

NASA turning over moon landing efforts to companies in the private sector

Bridenstine, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot and Oklahoma congressman tapped by President Donald Trump in April as NASA chief, said the plan was part of Trump's Space Directive-1 policy. Astronaut Stan Love re...More..

Mars landing today: What time is NASA Insight landing today?
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mars landing today: What time is NASA Insight landing today?

Along for the ride to Mars are two communication relay CubeSats, MarCO-A and B. The briefcase-sized spacecraft were intended as demonstrators, but since both have functioned admirably en-route to the Red Planet...More..

White House plays down climate report's alarming findings
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

White House plays down climate report's alarming findings

President Donald Trump is rejecting a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released Friday by his own administration. After a cold snap across much of the USA last wee...More..