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New study finds evidence of changing seasons, rain on Titan's north pole

19 hours ago from Physorg

An image from the international Cassini spacecraft provides evidence of rainfall on the north pole of Titan, the largest of Saturn's moons. The rainfall would be the first indication of...

Researchers discover black hole in our galaxy spinning rapidly around itself

20 hours ago from Physorg

A University of Southampton-led project has shown a black hole spinning near its maximum possible rate around its axis.

Offices are too hot or too cold – is there a better way to control room temperature?

21 hours ago from Physorg

In any office, home or other shared space, there's almost always someone who's too cold, someone who's too hot – and someone who doesn't know what the fuss around the...

Image: Parachute for planetfall

21 hours ago from Physorg

Testing a candidate design for a subsonic parachute to slow a future mission to Mars inside Canada's National Research Council wind tunnel, in Ottawa.

Watch: John Wick is on the run in 'Chapter 3' teaser, trailer coming Thursday

22 hours ago from UPI

Keanu Reeves is on the run after being targeted by the international assassin's guild in a new clip for "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum."

Fast, very high-energy gamma-ray flare detected from the blazar BL Lacertae

22 hours ago from Physorg

Using Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) telescopes, an international group of astronomers has detected a fast, very high-energy (VHE) flare from the blazar BL Lacertae. The finding is detailed...

Hubble Space Telescope's Glitchy Eye Should Clear Up Soon

23 hours ago from Space.com

The Hubble Space Telescope's main eye on the universe should be back up and running soon.

NASA May Decide This Year to Land a Drone on Saturn's Moon Titan

23 hours ago from Space.com

The spacecraft that have peered at Saturn's moon Titan discovered a strange, yet strangely familiar world where life could theoretically take root. Now, scientists want to return, buoyed by Earth's...

New satellites will solve issue that's plagued aviation for decades

23 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

Currently, planes are largely tracked by radar on the ground, which doesn't work over much of the world's oceans

'Star Trek: Discovery' Cast Dishes on Season 2 as It Warps Back This Week!

23 hours ago from Space.com

The cast of "Star Trek: Discovery" tell us what we can expect in Season 2.

Zodiacal Light Meets 'Gegenschein' Above ESO's Very Large Telescope in a Stunning Panorama

23 hours ago from Space.com

Taken from Cerro Paranal, a mountain in Chile's Atacama Desert that is home to the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, an almost 360-degree panoramic view shows several interesting objects...

NASA (and Its Astronauts) Slowed by Government Shutdown, But Not Grounded

23 hours ago from Space.com

NASA hasn't been totally grounded by the government shutdown.

Western-led team may unlock rocky secrets of Mars

1 day ago from Physorg

Humankind may be able to reach further back into the history of its nearest planetary neighbour, unlocking the secrets to the evolution, climate, and habitability of Mars, thanks to the...

Here's What Happened When a Dutch Astronaut Accidentally Called 911 from the Space

1 day ago from Space.com

This probably tops your most embarrassing butt-dial moment: Back in 2012, Dutch astronaut André Kuipers mistakenly called 911 from the International Space Station.

Parachute for planetfall

1 day ago from European Space Agency

Technology image of the week: testing a parachute design for future Mars missions within a mammoth Canadian wind tunnel

Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway: NASA's Proposed Lunar Space Station

1 day ago from Space.com

NASA's proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is a lunar outpost that could house astronauts for months at a time, allowing them to perform advanced scientific experiments and travel into deep space.

Scientists Are Legit Building a Steam-Powered Spaceship, And It Sounds Awesome

1 day ago from Space.com

Half a century after the first manned space flight, space travel may be about to enter the age of steam.

1st Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is Actually Not That Special

1 day ago from Space.com

A cigar-shaped space rock named 'Oumuamua caused quite a stir when it became the first interstellar visitor discovered in our solar system. Is it an asteroid, a comet or an...

Baker Mayfield, Saquon Barkley, Darius Leonard earn top rookie awards

1 day ago from UPI

Cleveland Browns passer Baker Mayfield, New York Giants star Saquon Barkley and Indianapolis Colts defender Darius Leonard were named the PFWA's top rookies.

Spatial senses

1 day ago from European Space Agency

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano trains for a spacewalk for his upcoming Beyond mission

Two daring spacecraft aim to bring asteroid dust back to Earth

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

A pair of daredevil spacecraft that aim to bring asteroid dust back to Earth have reached their targets and are scouting for the best sampling spots.

Reports: Mavs making Smith Jr available; Suns, Magic interested

1 day ago from UPI

The Dallas Mavericks have been are ramping up trade discussions involving second-year point guard Dennis Smith Jr., with the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic among those interested, according to multiple...

Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane out at least 6 weeks

1 day ago from UPI

Tottenham Hotspur will be without star striker Harry Kane for at least six weeks of action due to an ankle injury.

Oversight board says $6B of Puerto Rico debt should be voided

1 day ago from UPI

More than $6 billion in debt issued by Puerto Rico could be wiped clean and leave investors with the bill, a U.S. oversight board says.

Cotton Seed Sprouts on the Moon's Far Side in Historic First by China's Chang'e 4

1 day ago from Live Science

Before China finished packing up its Chang'e 4 lunar lander to be blasted off on a never-before-accomplished journey to the far side of the moon, scientists slipped in a small...

New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear age

1 day ago from Physorg

Our images of mushroom clouds came from its cameras. So did many shots of missile tests, space missions and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Iran rocket launch fails to put satellite into orbit

1 day ago from UPI

Iran attempted to put a satellite into orbit Tuesday, but failed due to a technical glitch on board, state media reported.

Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin have writers for '9 to 5' sequel

1 day ago from UPI

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin discussed "9 to 5" and their plans for a followup movie with Dolly Parton.