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What Every Eclipse Watcher Needs To Know

1 hour ago from MSNBC: Science

On June 21, 2017, NASA and other federal agencies will be hosting a "Two Months to the Eclipse" press conference at 1:00 — 3:30 PM EST that you can watch...

I Chased an Eclipse at 60,000 Feet (and Set a World Record)

1 hour ago from MSNBC: Science

Miles above the ground, one of the world's most renowned solar eclipse experts spent a record-breaking 74 minutes in totality aboard a supersonic jetliner that flew twice the speed of...

Astronomer who built advanced telescopes has died

3 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed telescopes that helped scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, and to measure the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, has...

Origins of Sun's swirling spicules discovered

3 hours ago from Science Daily

For the first time, a computer simulation -- so detailed it took a full year to run -- shows how spicules form, helping scientists understand how spicules can break free...

Planet 10? Another Earth-Size World May Lurk in the Outer Solar System

3 hours ago from Space.com

Another planet-size object may be orbiting beyond Pluto in the far, icy reaches of the solar system.

Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space

The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.

NASA Awards Contract for Atmospheric Trace-Gas Monitoring Mission

4 hours ago from Science @ NASA

Portal origin URL: NASA Awards Contract for Atmospheric Trace-Gas Monitoring MissionPortal origin nid: 404112Published: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 16:00Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has awarded a contract to the...

Will August's Eclipse Be Most Watched Ever? Totally

6 hours ago from Space.com

The total solar eclipse that will sweep across the U.S. on Aug. 21 may very well be the most-watched solar eclipse in history, NASA scientists said at a news briefing...

Solar System survey casts doubt on mysertious 'Planet Nine'

7 hours ago from News @ Nature

Orbits of four newfound objects show no signs of gravitational pull from proposed giant planet.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22177

Unexpected rotation in a stone-dead galaxy

8 hours ago from Science Daily

A rotating stellar disk à la the Milky Way has been discovered in a stone-dead galaxy 10 billion light-years from Earth. This has never been shown before. The galaxy examined...

NASA's Webb telescope gets freezing summertime lodging in Houston

9 hours ago from Physorg

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was placed in Johnson Space Center's historic Chamber A on June 20, 2017, to prepare for its final three months of testing in a cryogenic...

Kate Beckinsale spotted kissing 21-year-old actor Matt Rife

9 hours ago from UPI

"Underworld" star Kate Beckinsale reportedly started dating actor and comedian Matt Rife following her split from Len Wiseman.

Unmanned helo completes French navy flight trials

9 hours ago from UPI

Schiebel of Austria reports that its Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System has successfully completed qualification flights for the French Navy.

Magnetic memories of a metal world

10 hours ago from Physorg

4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed environment of the early solar system, a protoplanet roughly the size of Mars was involved in a series of fierce collisions with...

3-D virus cam catches germs red-handed

12 hours ago from Physorg

Before germs like viruses can make you sick, they first have to make a landing on one of your cells—Mars Rover style—and then punch their way inside.

Pew Pew Pew! Why Scientists Are Fired Up About Futuristic Space Lasers

12 hours ago from Space.com

Lasers are helping scientists conduct highly precise measurements and observations on Earth, in orbit around our planet and in space.

Lifestyle blogger dies after whipped cream can explodes

12 hours ago from UPI

French fitness blogger and Instagram model Rebecca Burger died when she was struck by an exploding whipped cream dispenser, her family said.

Student-built satellite aims to provide insight on effects of solar storms

12 hours ago from Physorg

This summer, astronauts on the International Space Station will launch a Penn State student-built satellite into orbit that will help learn more about space weather.

Software on Mars rover allows it to pick research targets autonomously

12 hours ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers form the U.S., Denmark and France has created a report regarding the creation and use of software meant to give exploratory robots in space more autonomy....

JPL scientists predict future space probes will have artificial intelligence to operate autonomously

12 hours ago from Physorg

(Phys.org)—A pair of space scientists working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology has written a Focus piece for the journal Science Robotics. Steve Chien and...

Could a dedicated mission to Enceladus detect microbial life there?

14 hours ago from Physorg

Saturn's icy moon Enceladus is best known for its numerous geysers ejecting plumes of water and ice. These eruptive fountains perplex researchers searching for signs of microbial life beyond Earth....

Europa Clipper: Sailing to Jupiter's Icy Moon

21 hours ago from Space.com

NASA's Europa Clipper mission would fly by the icy moon of Jupiter to investigate whether the satellite possesses the ingredients necessary for life.

Trilobites: Sun Showers and the Science Behind This Weather Paradox

1 day ago from NY Times Science

Let’s take a moment to appreciate what causes the phenomenon of rain falling at the same time that the sun is shining.

University of Michigan getting driverless shuttles this fall

1 day ago from Physorg

Two driverless shuttles will begin operating at the University of Michigan this fall.

Sources say Kawhi Leonard's braids still intact, photo edited

1 day ago from UPI

Twitter panicked Tuesday night when a photo emerged of San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard without his trademark braids. Sources say the photo is a fake.

Netflix: What's coming and going in July 2017

1 day ago from UPI

Netflix is releasing a lot of big movies in July including "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Titanic," "Lion," and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Movie."

B612 Studying Smallsat Missions to Search for Near Earth Objects

1 day ago from Space.com

The B612 Foundation, which once sought to privately develop a large space observatory to search for potentially hazardous near Earth objects (NEOs), is now studying an alternative approach that uses...

MUSES facility enables investigation opportunities for future users

1 day ago from Physorg

The Multiple User System for Earth Sensing Facility (MUSES) will inspire and enable numerous branches of research and science through its ability to support many different kinds of investigations and...