Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

Japan space probe drops hopping rovers towards asteroid

The rovers will use the low gravity environment to hop on the asteroid’s surface A Japanese space probe Friday released a pair of exploring rovers towards an egg-shaped asteroid to collect mineral samples that may shed light on the origin of the solar system. The “Hayabusa2” probe jettisoned the round, cookie tin-shaped robots toward the […]

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation launches exclusive Retro 51 pen

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation launches exclusive Retro 51 pen

September 21, 2018 — A new collectible pen comes with a unique feature: the ability to help underwrite the future of U.S. space exploration. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) has partnered with Retro 1951, the maker of the popular Tornado-line of rollerball pens, to offer a new writing instrument in support of the foundation’s “On […]

In Pics: A Greek Town Infested With Spiders, Covered In Giant Webs

In Pics: A Greek Town Infested With Spiders, Covered In Giant Webs

A Greek town has been turned into what looks like a scene straight out of a horror movie. Aitoliko – a town that is otherwise known as Greece’s ‘Little Venice’, has been taken over by thousands of spiders, and the pictures are as terrifying as you would imagine. Photos shared by Giannis Giannakopoulos show plants, […]

Underwater walls could stop glaciers from melting, scientists say

Underwater walls could stop glaciers from melting, scientists say

Using computer models to gauge the probable impact of walls on erosion of the Thwaites glacier in Antarctica, one of the world’s largest, Wolovick and Moore hoped to test the efficiency of “a locally targeted intervention”. They claimed the simplest designs would allow direct comparison with existing engineering projects. “The easiest design that we considered […]

Former astronaut visits A&M

Former astronaut visits A&M

Former astronaut visits A&M  Texas A&M The Battalion Astronaut Charlie Duke shares story, honors scholarship recipients  Bryan-College Station Eagle Full coverage Source link

New exhibit opening at the Oklahoma Aquarium

New exhibit opening at the Oklahoma Aquarium

New exhibit opening at the Oklahoma Aquarium. (KTUL) JENKS, Okla. (KTUL) —  A south pacific island towers overhead, but down below, you find yourself immersed in a world of color and movement. “To me, south pacific fish are the big box of crayons. They are all the colors, greens, reds, blues, yellows, and really strange […]

Scientists Just Discovered Spock's Homeworld

Scientists Just Discovered Spock's Homeworld

US actor Leonard Nimoy as Mr Spock from the film ‘Star Trek – The Motion Picture’, 1979. (Photo by Bertil Unger/Evening Standard/Getty Images) By Ben Warwick ALPHA QUADRANT, OUTER SPACE (CBS4) – Scientists have just proven that the fictional homeworld of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock has a real-life counterpart. A new survey has discovered a […]

NASA dishes on Jupiter's delicious-looking North Pole for National Pepperoni Pizza Day

NASA dishes on Jupiter's delicious-looking North Pole for National Pepperoni Pizza Day

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NASA's TESS Starts Collecting Planets

NASA's TESS Starts Collecting Planets

Somewhere among these grains of celestial sugar and powder puffs of cloudy light there is a planet, perhaps many planets, perhaps even Earth 2.0, as astronomers sometimes call the object of their dreams — a terrestrial look-alike to our own world, a “Goldilocks” place not too hot nor too cold, where Darwin’s dice might have […]

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

'Fat' traces confirm weird fossils were earliest animals

Washington (AFP) – A strange fossil that looks a bit like a giant leaf, or a fingerprint the size of a coffee table, has intrigued scientists for decades. Thousands of the fossils have been found over the past seven decades, revealing that it lived at the bottom of the ocean, without a mouth, intestines or […]