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Last operational F-18 Hornet squadron flies into the sunset

1 week ago from UPI

During a sundown ceremony, the last operational F/A-18C Hornet squadron took flight over Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va.

Beyond Mars, the Mini MarCO Spacecraft Fall Silent

The first CubeSat mission to deep space may have reached their limit, but they could inspire future NASA missions.

Raytheon's Spy-6 Navy radar passes ballistic missile test

1 week ago from UPI

The new Spy-6 air and missile defense radar system completed its most challenging test yet -- searching for, detecting and tracking a target -- Raytheon and the Navy announced.

Raytheon's Spy-6 Navy radar passes most complicated test

1 week ago from UPI

The Spy-6 air and missile defense radar system successfully completed its most challenging test, Raytheon and the U.S. Navy announced Tuesday.

The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf

1 week ago from Physorg

Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing...

Tour Alien Worlds with New Multimedia Treats

While you can't actually travel to a planet outside our solar system, these new multimedia treats are the next-best thing.

Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua Could Be a 'Monstrous' Corpse of Comet Dust

1 week ago from Space.com

'Oumuamua is long gone, but it's still leaving scientists guessing. A new explanation proposes that the strange object was a "monstrous fluffy dust aggregate" produced by a busted-up comet.

Watch an Ariane 5 Rocket Launch 2 Satellites Today!

1 week ago from Space.com

An Ariane 5 rocket will launch two new communications satellites for Saudi Arabia and India today (Feb. 5), and you can watch the liftoff live online!

Space science vision

1 week ago from European Space Agency

How ESA’s space science programme tackles the big questions about our place in the Cosmos

A basketball-sized rock hit the moon during the last lunar eclipse

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Professional and amateur astronomers joined forces to analyze the impact.

PSG star Neymar Jr. tearfully wishes for new metatarsal for his birthday

1 week ago from UPI

Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. has just one wish for his 27th birthday: a new metatarsal.

Russia says it will develop new ground-based missiles

1 week ago from UPI

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said his country will develop new ground-based nuclear missiles by the end of next year.

Rosanna Arquette joins cast of 'Ratched,' Sara Paulson announces

1 week ago from UPI

Rosanna Arquette has been cast in Netflix series "Ratched," star and producer Sarah Paulson announced on Instagram.

Watch: Benched WVU hoops player ejected for tripping Texas Tech's Mooney

1 week ago from UPI

West Virginia forward Logan Routt was ejected while sitting on the bench after tripping guard Matt Mooney during the Mountaineers' win against Texas Tech.

First accurate 3D map of the Milky Way shows the galaxy is warped

1 week ago from UPI

Researchers have for the first time unveiled an accurate 3D map of the Milky Way galaxy, revealing the galaxy's warped outer disk.

Think pink: Fluorescent pink flying squirrel in UV light at night

1 week ago from Science Daily

The North American flying squirrel fluoresces pink at night under ultraviolet light, but the purpose of the pink color is still a mystery to researchers.

Russia says it will develop new ground-base missles

1 week ago from UPI

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said his country will develop new ground-based nuclear missiles by the end of next year.

Highly collimated jet spotted from the Red Square Nebula

1 week ago from Physorg

Astronomers have detected a highly collimated, bipolar jet from the so-called Red Square Nebula (RSN) surrounding the B[e]-type star MWC 922. The newly discovered jet could reveal more insights into...

Visualization of regions of electromagnetic wave-plasma interactions surrounding the Earth

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers have investigated wave-particle interactions between energetic electrons and chorus waves evolving in the space surrounding the Earth using the scientific satellite Arase and, simultaneously, transient auroral flashes by the...

Cosmic pile-up gives glimpse of how planets are made

Astronomers say they have the first evidence of a collision between two planets in a distant solar system.

Taika Waititi will not direct 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'

1 week ago from UPI

Filmmaker Taika Waititi has confirmed that he will not direct Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" following the firing of series helmer James Gunn.

NOAA releases early update for World Magnetic Model

1 week ago from UPI

Scientists at NOAA have released an early update for the World Magnetic Model that powers a variety of global navigational systems.

ULA Wins Competition to Launch NASA's Lucy Asteroid Mission

1 week ago from Space.com

United Launch Alliance won a NASA contract Jan. 31 to launch a planetary science mission in what the agency said was a competitive procurement.

NASA's InSight Lander On Mars Deploys Shield for Quake-Tracking Seismometer

1 week ago from Space.com

NASA's InSight lander dropped an insulating cover over its Marsquake-sensing seismometer on Feb. 2, mission team members said.

Why Physicists Are Interested in the Mysterious Quirks of the Heftiest Quark

1 week ago from Live Science

The top quark is about 100 trillion times heavier than the up quark. But why?

Nasa's InSight mission: Mars sensor gets its protective 'hat'

A robot arm completes the set-up of a French-led seismometer system on the the Red Planet.

‘The moon is a history museum and we’ve only visited the gift shop’

1 week ago from Science Blog

Humans have not set foot on the moon since 1972, when the last Apollo mission came back to Earth. That could all change in the coming years, however, as entities...

Giant impacts caused by interplanetary collisions

1 week ago from Physorg

Astronomers have found fresh evidence for significant planetary diversity within a single exoplanet system, suggesting that giant high-speed collisions are partly responsible for planetary evolution.