NASA's Parker Solar Probe got closer to the sun than ever before – Engadget

NASA's Parker Solar Probe got closer to the sun than ever before – Engadget

The image above was taken by the probe’s WISPR (Wide-field Imager for Solar Probe) instrument on November 8th and it shows what’s known as a coronal streamer. These streamers are made up of solar material within the corona and the tend to occur over regions of increased solar activity. This streamer appeared over the east […]

Have Scientists Really Discovered A New 3.67 Million-Year-Old Species of Upright Hominid? – Ancient Origins

Have Scientists Really Discovered A New 3.67 Million-Year-Old Species of Upright Hominid? – Ancient Origins

The nearly complete skeleton of a female hominid known as ‘ Little Foot’ discovered in a South African cave more than 20 years ago was finally freed from her stone casing, and researchers have announced that she is “3.67-million-year-old” and belonged to a species of her own. Is Little Foot a Previously Undiscovered Species? Over […]

NASA's InSight lander proves it's on Mars with a selfie – Engadget

NASA's InSight lander proves it's on Mars with a selfie – Engadget

InSight touched down on Mars on November 26th after traveling through space for six months. It was NASA’s first Martian landing since 2012. The spacecraft has since settled into its landing spot and has even taken photos of the area it’s studying (and stitched them together, as well) when it took its self-portraits: Over the […]

NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station – NASA

NASA Live: Earth Views from the Space Station – NASA

Behold, the Earth! See live views of Earth from the International Space Station coming to you by NASA’s High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence through the different cameras. If you are seeing a black image, the Space Station is on the night side of the Earth. […]

Russian cosmonauts seal mysterious hole in ‘unprecedented’ space walk – Fox News

Russian cosmonauts seal mysterious hole in ‘unprecedented’ space walk – Fox News

A Soyuz spacecraft docked to the International Space Station. (NASA) Russian spacewalkers have cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a spacecraft docked on the International Space Station (ISS) that’s been at the center of sinister rumors and conspiracy theories. Roscosmos space agency said the aim was to discover whether the “small but […]

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of terrifying prehistoric 'marsupial lion' – CNET

Scientists reconstruct skeleton of terrifying prehistoric 'marsupial lion' – CNET

Heraldo Mussolini/Stocktrek Images Australia is well-regarded as a place full of fauna that can kill you. Spiders, snakes, sharks, toads. But those modern-day nightmares pale in comparison to the terrifying “marsupial lion” that once stalked ancient Australia. Thylacoleo carnifex. The largest Australian marsupial carnivore ever existed some 45,000 years ago, weighed as much as a […]

Killer drones will now deliver coral babies in the Great Barrier Reef – CNET

Killer drones will now deliver coral babies in the Great Barrier Reef – CNET

Great Barrier Reef Foundation/Gary Cranitch Queensland Museum The Great Barrier Reef has a new robotic ally. In September, the RangerBot, developed by researchers at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), began patrolling the Great Barrier Reef, hunting down a deadly starfish that wreaks havoc on coral, in addition to mapping and monitoring the Reef’s health. Now, […]

Geminid meteor shower and bright comet team up for super sky show – CNET

Geminid meteor shower and bright comet team up for super sky show – CNET

Over 100 meteors are recorded in this composite image taken during the peak of the Geminid meteor shower in 2014.  NASA/MSFC/Danielle Moser December is a month when dedicated skywatchers have to sacrifice comfort to take in some beauty. As winter cold hits much of the Northern Hemisphere, the reliable Geminid meteor shower peaks in the […]

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