Myth Debunked: Does Mars ever appear as big as the moon?

Myth Debunked: Does Mars ever appear as big as the moon?

A comparison of the size of earth and Mars. Credit: NASA Mars is one of the smaller planets in the solar system, with its diameter measuring around 6,700km at the equator. The distance of Mars from earth varies considerably depending on the positions of the planets in their orbit around the sun. Mars can be […]

Snap that: Mystery of how to break spaghetti into two cracked!

The MIT apparatus in action In fact, even a great physicist Richard Feynman spent a good amount of time trying to solve the challenge by cracking spaghetti in two. Unless you have a massive cauldron, the chances are you are not going to get the full-length spaghetti to fit into a pot all at once, […]

North Carolina Couple Finds Megalodon Tooth While Strolling On The Beach

North Carolina Couple Finds Megalodon Tooth While Strolling On The Beach

Preserved megalodon teeth have been found all over the world from New Zealand to Denmark and Japan. This suggests that the massive predator was a global shark.   ( Carla Burke | Pixabay ) A North Carolina couple has found a megalodon tooth while strolling on the beach. The find adds to the many megalodon […]

Water Is Common In Many Exoplanets, Study Says

Water Is Common In Many Exoplanets, Study Says

Researchers estimate there may be many water worlds throughout our galaxy. These worlds likely contain vast amounts of water. If that’s the case, then we may be able to detect signs of life on some of those exoplanets in the coming decades. The worlds orbiting a star other than the sun are called exoplanets and […]

1st satellite to measure global winds set for launch

1st satellite to measure global winds set for launch

The European Space Agency’s Aeolus mission aims to improve short-term weather forecasting and understanding of man-made climate change Published 11:30 AM, August 19, 2018 Updated 11:59 AM, August 19, 2018 SATELLITE LAUNCH. The European Space Agency’s Aeolus satellite will map the Earth’s wind patterns. Photo courtesy of the ESA Multimedia Gallery PARIS, France – A […]

Humanoid robot set for Mars exploration

Humanoid robot set for Mars exploration

Alexander Gerst, a stint commander in the European International Space Station is making efforts to set up shops on Mars. Gerst works with Justin, a humanoid robot being trained to carry out commands that could eventually help in realising this dream. Earlier, this week Gerst conducted a variety of tasks with Justin, directing the robot […]

Curiosity finds strange object on the surface of Mars

Curiosity finds strange object on the surface of Mars

Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS. This small object got the attention of Mars Curiosity mission scientists this past week. NASA scientists say they were finally able to figure out what the strange fragment is. Images captured on Monday (August 13, 2018) by the Curiosity rover’s camera show an object that looks perhaps like masking tape or a piece of […]

Skywatch: See all five "naked-eye" planets this week

Skywatch: See all five "naked-eye" planets this week

Published: 08/18/18 05:52 pm EDT Updated: 08/18/18 06:58 pm EDT You’ll be able to spot some planets if you’re out after sunset or before sunrise this week. On Sunday night Jupiter and Venus will shine brightly after sunset in the southwest. They’ll meet the nearly half-moon and the three will be tough to miss. Jupiter […]

'Abrupt thaw' of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models

'Abrupt thaw' of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models

Methane released by thawing permafrost from some Arctic lakes could significantly accelerate climate change, according to a new University of Alaska Fairbanks-led study. Methane bubbles are trapped in the ice on a pond near Fairbanks, Alaska. Credit: Katey Walter Anthony The study, which was published Aug. 15 in the journal Nature Communications, focuses on the […]

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