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"Marfa Martians" sending science experiment to space

28 min ago from CBSNews - Science

A group of 10 and 11-year-old students from Marfa, Texas, decided to reach for the stars and enter a nationwide science contest. Now the "Marfa Martians," as they're known, will...

"Marfa Martians" sending science experiment to space

48 min ago from CBSNews - Science

A group of 10 and 11-year-old students from Marfa, Texas, decided to reach for the stars and enter a nationwide science contest. Now the "Marfa Martians," as they're known, will...

Now You Can Watch Japan's Hayabusa2 Shoot a Bomb at an Asteroid

3 hours ago from Space.com

On April 4, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft tossed a bomb at a space rock and watched the impactor soar toward the asteroid, called Ryugu.

SpaceX loses its first crew capsule in fiery test incident

3 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule during testing.

SpaceX to launch cargo resupply mission despite Crew Dragon mishap

3 hours ago from UPI

The 'anomaly' experienced by SpaceX's Crew Dragon over the weekend won't affect the company's planned space station resupply mission.

On Titan, the Polar Vortex Can Last a Shiver-Inducing 22 (Earth) Years

3 hours ago from Space.com

And you thought unpredictable spring temperatures were annoying: On Saturn's moon Titan, chilly polar vortex periods can last to the summer solstice.

Earth Day 2019: Here's 10 Amazing NASA Photos of Earth from Space

3 hours ago from Space.com

NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions.

Watch: Fox rescued from milk carton in Argentina

4 hours ago from UPI

A truck driver who spotted a fox with a milk carton stuck on its head next to an Argentina road pulled over and filmed his rescue.

Watch: Dust devil creates plume of dirt in Virginia

4 hours ago from UPI

A worker at a construction business in Virginia captured the moment a dust devil touched down and created a large plume of dirt.

A SpaceX Crew Dragon Safety Test Went Very Wrong. Here's Why That Matters

5 hours ago from Live Science

SpaceX tested the escape system on its Crew Dragon capsule. Smoke from the failure was visible for miles.

Watch: Dodgers' Cody Bellinger robs MVP Christian Yelich of HR, tops Brewers with bomb

6 hours ago from UPI

Cody Bellinger robbed Christian Yelich of a home run before hitting the go-ahead shot in a Los Angeles Dodgers win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

SpaceX Crew Dragon Accident May Impact NASA Plans to Launch Astronauts from US Soil

7 hours ago from Space.com

An explosion that may have destroyed a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft during an engine test on April 20 could push back NASA's plans to begin launching astronauts from U.S. soil...

SpaceX Cargo Launch Still On Track Despite Crew Dragon Anomaly, NASA Says

7 hours ago from Space.com

SpaceX's upcoming cargo launch is still on track after a recent anomaly during a test of their Crew Dragon capsule.

Watch: Twice releases new EP, 'Fancy' video

7 hours ago from UPI

K-pop stars Twice returned with the mini album "Fancy You" and a colorful video for the single "Fancy."

Michelle Branch ties the knot with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys

8 hours ago from UPI

Singer Michelle Branch and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys were officially married during a ceremony in New Orleans.

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

8 hours ago from Physorg

SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year.

Watch: BTS on future military service: 'We'll be ready'

9 hours ago from UPI

K-pop stars BTS discussed their inevitable enlistment and their future as a group with "CBS Sunday Morning."

How to Watch the Dazzling Lyrid Meteor Shower (Unless the Moon Gets in the Way)

9 hours ago from Live Science

Springtime stargazers are in for a treat; the Lyrid meteor shower will peak in a dazzling show tonight and early tomorrow morning (April 22-23).

Dean Ambrose has final WWE match with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins

10 hours ago from UPI

Dean Ambrose had his final WWE match during a special event that featured the Lunatic Fringe forming The Shield once again with Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.

Earth vs. asteroids: humans strike back

12 hours ago from Physorg

Incoming asteroids have been scarring our home planet for billions of years. This month humankind left our own mark on an asteroid for the first time: Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped...

The Moon Shines with Jupiter and Saturn This Week! Here's How to See It

12 hours ago from Space.com

The waning gibbous moon will soon visit the two largest gas giants of our solar system.

NASA's Webb Space Telescope Will Capture a Galactic 'Jellyfish'

12 hours ago from Space.com

Astronomers aren't sure how this galaxy ended up with its long, gassy appendages, but NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is going to investigate.

The M87 black hole image showed the best way to measure black hole masses

14 hours ago from Sciencenews.org

The first image of M87’s black hole suggests it is 6.5 billion times the mass of the sun — close to what was expected based on how stars move around...

Earth vs. asteroids: humans strike back

17 hours ago from European Space Agency

Incoming asteroids have been scarring our home planet for billions of years. This month humankind left our own mark on an asteroid for the first time: Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft dropped...

Rays place Austin Meadows on DL with sprained thumb

1 day ago from UPI

The Tampa Bay Rays have placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list after he sprained his right thumb.

A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now

1 day ago from Space.com

Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered an anomaly.

Orange Lush: California's 'Superbloom' Wows from the Air

1 day ago from Space.com

A NASA photographer captured a lush aerial shot of an ephemeral wildflower bloom in the desert.

The Lyrids Meteor Shower Will Peak in Night Skies

1 day ago from NY Times Science

It can light up night skies from dusk to dawn, and if you’re lucky you might be able to see it.