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Legendary team's 1921 Everest album

Newly digitised pictures shine light on the first British reconnaissance trip to Everest, in 1921.

Extraterrestrial Life Could Be Purple

2 days ago from Live Science

Earth's early life might have been purple, suggesting the search for extraterrestrial life should scan for the color.

Welcome to Space! BepiColombo Spacecraft Headed to Mercury Snap 1st Photo

2 days ago from Space.com

The European-Japanese BepiColombo mission captured its first photo on Saturday (Oct. 20), a day after lifting off from French Guiana. The image is a selfie showing a solar array and...

Kavli Prize-winning astrochemist looks back at her career probing chemical complexity in space

2 days ago from C&EN

Leiden University’s Ewine van Dishoeck talks about building instruments for the Atacama Large Millimeter Array and the James Webb telescopes

Machines at Japan's World Robot Summit host TV shows and warn about smelly feet

3 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Modern robots now have a light enough touch to grab -- and delicately box -- potato chips

Christina Ricci, Judith Light to star in Lifetime's 'Nellie Bly Story'

3 days ago from UPI

Christina Ricci and Judith Light have signed on to star in Lifetime's psychological thriller, "Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story."

Matthew Broderick lands lead in 'Daybreak,' guest spot on 'Conners'

3 days ago from UPI

Matthew Broderick is to play the upbeat Principal Burr in Netflix's new dramedy, "Daybreak."

Lakers' LeBron James to make home debut against Rockets

3 days ago from UPI

LeBron James will make his regular-season home debut as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers when they host the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.

'A Star is Born' soundtrack tops the U.S. album chart

3 days ago from UPI

"A Star is Born," the movie soundtrack to the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga remake, is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart.

Mega Millions jackpot estimated to reach $1.6 billion

3 days ago from UPI

With no winner Friday night in Mega Millions, the jackpot has climbed to a record $1.6 billion.

Here's How to Watch International Observe the Moon Night 2018 Online Tonight!

3 days ago from Space.com

Oct. 20 is International Observe the Moon Night, an annual celebration allowing people all over the world to enjoy the science and beauty from looking at our closest neighbor. Two...

Students help scientist ID the sonic signatures of solar storms

3 days ago from UPI

What does it sound like when solar storms collide with Earth's magnetosphere? Students in London are helping scientists find out.

Exoplanet Hunters Have a New Plan to Spot Hidden 'Migrating' Worlds

3 days ago from Live Science

There's a telescope that can see thick rings of dust in distant star systems. And researchers want to use its data in a new way to spot hidden and migrating...

BepiColombo's Path: Why Does It Take So Long to Get to Mercury?

3 days ago from Space.com

The European and Japanese space agencies launched their first mission to Mercury yesterday, but now, the mission's engineers and admirers have to endure a seven-year wait before the project's science...

Chandra X-ray Observatory Should Return to Action Next Week

3 days ago from Space.com

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory remains on course to bounce back from its gyroscope issues soon, mission team members said.

BepiColombo highlights

3 days ago from European Space Agency

From spacecraft preparations through to liftoff from Europe’s Spaceport, watch highlights of the BepiColombo launch

Look up, way up! It's International Observe the Moon Night Saturday

Though it's our nearest celestial neighbour, we take the moon for granted. However, this weekend, you’re encouraged to bundle up, step outside and look up for International Observe the Moon...

BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury

3 days ago from Reuters:Science

A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system's smallest and least-explored planet.

'Fake moon'

The sci-fi plan would use giant mirrors in space to light city streets, but scientists are sceptical.

BepiColombo Spacecraft Launch on 7-Year Trek to Mercury for Europe and Japan

4 days ago from Space.com

A joint European-Japanese mission to the tiniest planet, Mercury, blasted off from French Guiana on its long journey tonight (Oct. 19, Oct. 20 GMT).

Liftoff!

4 days ago from European Space Agency

BepiColombo lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket at 01:45 GMT

Launch replay

4 days ago from European Space Agency

Watch BepiColombo lift off into space, with launch build-up and commentary from mission experts

BepiColombo blasts off to investigate Mercury’s mysteries

4 days ago from European Space Agency

The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission to Mercury blasted off on an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou at 01:45:28 GMT on 20 October on its exciting mission to study the...

Liftoff replay

4 days ago from European Space Agency

Watch BepiColombo launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket

Liftoff!

4 days ago from European Space Agency

BepiColombo lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on an Ariane 5 rocket at 01:45 GMT

This Hunk of Metal Fell From Space and Landed in California

4 days ago from Space.com

Iridium 70 fell out of orbit Oct. 10. A few days later, one of its fuel tanks caused a stir in central California.

Spacecraft launching on 7-year voyage to Mercury

4 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Only two other spacecraft have ever visited Mercury and only one of them went into orbit

Russian charged with conspiracy to interfere in midterms

4 days ago from UPI

The Justice Department charged a Russian for allegedly interfering in the midterm election through a conspiracy to "sow discord" within the political system.