International Space Station Gets Special Delivery for Easter – Breitbart

International Space Station Gets Special Delivery for Easter – Breitbart

A spacecraft launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia last week has reached in the International Space Station with special supplies just in time for Easter weekend. “Astronauts on the International Space Station successfully grappled Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Cygnus spacecraft with the station’s robotic arm, snagging 7,600 lbs (3,447…
Curiosity Rover Spots a Pair of Solar Eclipses on Mars – Gizmodo

Curiosity Rover Spots a Pair of Solar Eclipses on Mars – Gizmodo

The Martian moon Phobos crossing in front of the Sun.GIF: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/GizmodoThere’s something completely sublime about watching solar eclipses from the surface of another planet, as showcased in these new videos captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover.Mars has two small, oddly shaped moons. Phobos is the larger one at 17 miles (27 km) across, while Deimos is…
Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu – Universe Today

Hayabusa2 Fires an Anti-Tank Warhead at Asteroid Ryugu – Universe Today

Last week, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency‘s (JAXA) dropped an explosive warhead on the surface of asteroid 162173 Ryugu. You might think this was the opening line of an entirely-readable science fiction novel, but it’s totally true. The operation began on April 4th, when the Hayabusa2 spacecraft sent its Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI) down to…
Even If We Can Stop a Dangerous Asteroid, Being Human May Mean We Don’t Succeed – Space.com

Even If We Can Stop a Dangerous Asteroid, Being Human May Mean We Don’t...

An artist's depiction of an asteroid. (Image: © NASA/JPL-Caltech) To err is human, and that saying doesn't magically become moot just because the stakes are high.That was the message political and legal experts offered to scientists gathered at the International Academy of Astronautics' Planetary Defense Conference, held in College Park, Maryland, last week. The conference…
Eye from ‘Lord of the Rings’ or a dog? Epic black hole memes might make you look twice at that historic photo – USA TODAY

Eye from ‘Lord of the Rings’ or a dog? Epic black hole memes might...

Ashley May USA TODAY Published 9:56 AM EDT Apr 11, 2019 Wednesday, astronomers released the first image of a black hole: A fuzzy flaming orange, yellow and black ring.  The photo of the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the "nearby" Virgo galaxy cluster, was described as showing gas and dust circling the hole.  But,…
Newly-discovered ancient crab species is like nothing science has seen before – BGR

Newly-discovered ancient crab species is like nothing science has seen before – BGR

When researchers discover fossils of species that are new to science it’s only natural that they attempt to find a place for them in the colossal tree of life, matching them up with related species that may even exist today. A newly-discovered species of ancient creature is pushing that practice to its absolute limit. Tiny…
Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Peaks Overnight Tonight and Monday! – Space.com

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Peaks Overnight Tonight and Monday! – Space.com

Photographer Islam Hassan captured this photo of a Lyrid meteor over Egypt on April 25, 2015. (Image: © Islam Hassan/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0) Look up: It's the Lyrid meteor shower!Different skywatching organizations have been pinning the meteor shower's peak on different nights as it continues through both April 21-22 and April 22-23. Whichever night you look,…
Scientists warn sun becoming HOTTER each day – ‘Will render Earth uninhabitable’ – Express.co.uk

Scientists warn sun becoming HOTTER each day – ‘Will render Earth uninhabitable’ – Express.co.uk

Express. Home of the Daily and Sunday Express. THE SUN is heating up and that will eventually spell the end for life on Earth, scientists have revealed. PUBLISHED: 07:01, Sat, May 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 12:39, Sat, May 11, 2019 As the sun continues to burn through its ingredients, every day it gets slightly warmer…
The Ocean’s Biggest Waves Are Getting Even Bigger – Live Science

The Ocean’s Biggest Waves Are Getting Even Bigger – Live Science

The Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn as Hurricane Sandy approached on Oct. 29, 2012. Credit: Carlos Ayala, Flickr Ocean waves all over the world are growing bigger, driven by an increase in extreme winds. That's the upshot of a new study that used 33 years of satellite data to monitor changes in the ocean. The researchers,…
New Analysis Debunks Controversial Claim About the Origin of Humanity – Gizmodo

New Analysis Debunks Controversial Claim About the Origin of Humanity – Gizmodo

Fossil casts of Australopithecus afarensis (left), Homo habilis (center), and Australopithecus sediba (right).Image: Matt Wood, UChicagoHumans evolved from a group of ape-like hominins known as Australopithecine, but scientists aren’t such which species is our direct ancestor. A new statistical analysis has found it highly unlikely that one particular candidate, Australopithecus sediba, is ancestral to humans—a…

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