Scientists find first persistent water source on Mars

Scientists using ground-penetrating radar found a 12-mile (about 20km) wide lake about a mile beneath the southern ice cap. This keeps the lake at just below freezing temperatures, and it maintains a liquid state due to the vast weight of the ice abo... More..

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Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Starwatch: red marvel that is a lunar eclipse

But there is some bad news: If you're in North America, you won't be able to see it yourself (but there will be live video online ). In the USA, the lunar eclipse will start around 1:14 p.m. That's how it ...More..

GALLERY: Block 5 Falcon 9 sends Telstar 19V into space
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

GALLERY: Block 5 Falcon 9 sends Telstar 19V into space

It is also expected to be used by NASA to send astronauts into the International Space Station for the first time in 2019. The satellite, Telstar 19 VANTAGE , will maintain a geosynchronous orbit, and will...More..

Neil Armstrong's collection goes to auction
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Neil Armstrong's collection goes to auction

Containing over 2,000 items, the collection will go on sale in a series of three auctions with the first in November and another two in May and November next year, Dallas-based Heritage Auctions said in a sta...More..

In amber found the remains of the oldest of the baby snake
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

In amber found the remains of the oldest of the baby snake

Buried in a piece of amber which is about the measure of a grown-up's thumb, it incorporates 97 little vertebrae, most with their padded ribs still connected. Paleontologists from the University of Alberta ha...More..

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

The newly-discovered retrograde moons are estimated to take about two years to orbit Jupiter. Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede , is the ninth-largest object in the solar system, bigger than the planet Me...More..

Sutherland on the launch pad to be Britain's first spaceport
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sutherland on the launch pad to be Britain's first spaceport

The UK's first "spaceport" for the "vertical" launch of spacecraft will be built on the A'Mhoine peninsula in Sutherland on the north coast of Scotland. Patrick Wood, Lockheed Martin's United Kingdom country e...More..

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others

Given their distance and angle from Jupiter , they are also most likely pieces of a once-larger moon. A look at Jupiter's new moons. Nine of the dozen moons are well away from Jupiter and have retrograde ...More..

Elusive 'ghost particle' is trapped in giant ice cube
by | Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Elusive 'ghost particle' is trapped in giant ice cube

This blazar , designated by astronomers as TXS 0506+056, was first singled out following a neutrino alert sent by IceCube on September 22, 2017. "[Neutrinos are] very clean, they have simple interactions...More..

Israel to launch historic moon mission
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Israel to launch historic moon mission

Development and launch costs for the spacecraft amounted to $95 million, the necessary funds coming from private donations, including a crowdfunding campaign and a NIS 100 million (approximately $22 million) gr...More..

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Beachgoers beware: Hurricane Chris sending risky surf ashore

As of 5 p.m. EDT, Chris had winds of 90 miles per hour and was moving to the northeast at 25 miles per hour. Heavy rain and strong winds are expected to hammer parts of eastern Newfoundland today as hurric...More..

Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Sen. Baldwin won't back Trump's pick for Supreme Court

Kavanaugh incurred the debt by buying Nationals season tickets and postseason tickets for himself and his friends, White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Post . His past financial disclosure forms reveal...More..

Democrats Say Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Is A Threat To The ACA
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Democrats Say Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Is A Threat To The ACA

The two GOP senators also support access to abortion services. "If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case, and I will always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States...More..

Senator Grassley backs President’s Supreme Court nominee
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Senator Grassley backs President’s Supreme Court nominee

Republicans hope to confirm Kavanaugh before the court begins its session in October. Lindsey Graham of SC and other senators. If any Democrats provide the swing vote that puts Trump's nominee on the high c...More..

Trump nominates Catholic for Supreme Court
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trump nominates Catholic for Supreme Court

Is it any wonder that President Trump chose Kavanaugh from the list of 25? Kavanaugh worked for President George W. Bush and worked with Ken Starr on the impeachment case of President Bill Clinton. ...More..

by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Israel to launch its first spacecraft to the moon

But the SpaceIL team hopes that putting an Israeli-made module on the moon could help maintain Israel's technological momentum for years to come. Once the mission is accomplished, the developer said the space...More..

Hurricane Chris forms; not expected to make USA landfall
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hurricane Chris forms; not expected to make USA landfall

Chris, which formed off the North Carolina coast early on Sunday, was packing maximum sustained winds near 70 miles per hour (110 kph) on Monday afternoon, causing swells that will batter the coasts of the Caro...More..

Starbucks is ditching plastic straws
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Starbucks is ditching plastic straws

The move echoes a trend of companies and cities attempting to move away from single-use plastic straws, which can be detrimental to the environment and take an estimated 450 years to decompose. While straws hav...More..

Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane

Forecasters expect it will gain hurricane strength later on Monday before moving up Gulfstream waters on a path that won't take it near the USA mainland but could cause life-threatening surf on East Coast beach...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season

Beryl has weakened significantly, meteorologists said, and tropical storm watches have been lifted for Martinique, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Saba, St. "Interests elsewhere in the Leeward Islands, the Virgi...More..

US Border Patrol reportedly stops Canadian fishing boats in disputed waters
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

US Border Patrol reportedly stops Canadian fishing boats in disputed waters

Mr Cook said the agents told him they were looking for illegal immigrants. The CBC reported Wednesday that the encounters occurred on June 24 and 25 in a so-called "grey zone" around Machias Seal Island and...More..

Tropical Storm Beryl forms, expected to weaken before hitting Caribbean
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Tropical Storm Beryl forms, expected to weaken before hitting Caribbean

However, in a few days, the upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavorable, and the system is expected to degenerate into a trough of low pressure before it approaches the Lesser Antilles. The National H...More..

Ol Pejeta creates hybrid embryo for northern white rhinos
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Ol Pejeta creates hybrid embryo for northern white rhinos

The worldwide team of researchers, led by Professor Thomas Hildebrandt from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research , have used an existing assisted reproduction technology developed for horses, an...More..

Hawaii to become first state to ban sunscreens to protect marine ecosystems
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Hawaii to become first state to ban sunscreens to protect marine ecosystems

Hawaii Governor, David Ige , signed a bill that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals harmful to coral reefs. While environmentalists and most residents of Hawaii applaud approval of the le...More..

Hurricane Beryl could hit parts of the Caribbean
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Hurricane Beryl could hit parts of the Caribbean

It is expected that late Sunday, however, Beryl degenerates into a strong open through as it approaches the Lesser Antilles . The National Hurricane Center is giving this system an 80 percent chance for de...More..

With Pruitt Out, Who Will Lead the EPA?
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

With Pruitt Out, Who Will Lead the EPA?

When Scott Pruitt's scandal-plagued tenure at the Environmental Protection Agency finally came to an end Thursday, his many critics in and out of Congress wasted no time rejoicing at another Trump Cabin...More..

'I urge you to resign': mother confronts Scott Pruitt over environment policies
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

'I urge you to resign': mother confronts Scott Pruitt over environment policies

The mother of a toddler approached Scott Pruitt , director of the Environmental Protection Agency, while he was having lunch at a restaurant called Teaism in Washington , D.C. Pruitt, who has destroyed United...More..

Heat warning issued for Leeds-Grenville
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Heat warning issued for Leeds-Grenville

Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for parts of northern Ontario and all of the southern part of the province. This occurs when it is expected for two or more days. The risks are greater for young chi...More..

In Supreme Court pick, Trump can push conservative social agenda
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

In Supreme Court pick, Trump can push conservative social agenda

In a tweet today, the president said he will be making his choice for supreme court justice on July 9th. During the candidate vetting the last time, the White House asked all the contenders whom they woul...More..

by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

This is what a newborn planet looks like

A very simplified version of that theory goes something like this: Smaller clouds of gas and dust fall apart within a larger cloud, called a nebula . This is incredibly challenging, because even though SPHERE ...More..