International Space Station Mission to Launch in October

International Space Station Mission to Launch in October

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle NASA astronaut Nick Hague answers questions from the University of Houston ROTC cadets during a press conference at Johnson Space Center on Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. Hague, the first astronaut from the class of 2013, and crewmate, Alexey Ovchinin, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, also answered questions […]

Observe Changes on Mars

Observe Changes on Mars

The nearby Red Planet displays remarkable changes every apparition — including dust storms! Ever since mid-2017, Earth has been steadily closing in on Mars. The approach culminates July 27th in opposition. As the closest rocky planet to Earth whose surface is visible in modest telescopes, Mars easily garners the most attention of all the inner planets. The […]

Ferry sunk off Delaware to become part of artificial reef

Ferry sunk off Delaware to become part of artificial reef

CAPE HENLOPEN, Del. (AP) — A 320-foot-long ferry has been intentionally sunk to become part of an artificial reef off Delaware’s coast. The state’s natural resources department says the M/V Twin Capes is now the latest underwater attraction in Delaware’s artificial reef system. It says the old ferry will help enhance habitat for marine creatures […]

Hawking plea 'to save planet' beamed to black hole

Hawking plea 'to save planet' beamed to black hole

The voice recording of the late astrophysicist Stephen Hawking beamed towards a black hole Friday came from a speech imploring humanity to save Earth, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). “It is a very emotional passage,” ESA senior science advisor Mark McCaughrean told AFP. “He was not talking about going out to the stars […]

At Stephen Hawking's memorial, his message of peace was beamed into the cosmos

At Stephen Hawking's memorial, his message of peace was beamed into the cosmos

At a memorial service on Friday attended by more than a thousand people, the remains of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking were laid to rest at England’s Westminster Abbey. As his ashes were interred in the Scientists’ Corner between the graves of Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin, a recorded composition featuring a message from the […]

Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes interred at Westminster Abbey

Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes interred at Westminster Abbey

Physicist Stephen Hawking’s ashes interred at Westminster Abbey Dean of Westminster, John Hall (3R), accompanied by first wife Jane Hawking (2L) and daughter Lucy Hawking (C), presides over the internment of the ashes of British scientist Stephen Hawking in the nave of Westminster Abbey, on June 15, 2018, in London, England. The world renowned physicist […]

Trio of infant planets discovered around newborn star

Trio of infant planets discovered around newborn star

Artist impression of protoplanets forming around a young star. Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello Two independent teams of astronomers have uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around an infant star known as HD 163296. Using a new planet-finding strategy, the astronomers identified three discrete disturbances in a young star’s gas-filled disk: the […]

China, Saudi Arabia unveil lunar images gained from space cooperation (1

China, Saudi Arabia unveil lunar images gained from space cooperation (1

China and Saudi Arabia on Thursday jointly unveiled three lunar images acquired through cooperation on the relay satellite mission for Chang’e-4 lunar probe. This is an important cooperation achievement between China and Saudi Arabia in the relay satellite mission, the China National Space Administration said in a statement.The relay satellite for the Chang’e-4 lunar probe, […]

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets 2.5 million years ago

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets 2.5 million years ago

Credit: University of Manchester Breakthrough research has revealed the British Isles were repeatedly submerged under an ice sheet extending to the centre of the North Sea over a million years earlier than previously thought. A team led by scientists from The University of Manchester and University of Aberdeen analysed sediment cores and seismic data from […]

Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English

Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English

Albert Einstein, the most important physicist of the modern era and a man who famously attacked American racist ideologies, wrote down detailed, racist ideas about people from China, Japan, Sri Lanka and India.  The physicist wrote these thoughts in his travel diaries while visiting Asia between October 1922 and March 1923. German speakers have had […]

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