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Watch Japan Launch a Meteor-Shower-Making Mini-Satellite and More Tonight!...
A Japanese Epsilon rocket will launch a suite of seven experimental satellites this evening (Jan. 17), including one little cubesat that will test out creating artificial meteors.
By ceres on 2019-01-18 01:38 UTC
Russia's self-driving taxi service, Yandex, arrives in Las Vegas...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/
The self-driving taxi service is currently available in Moscow, Tel Aviv — and now Las Vegas. Read more... More about Tech , Russia , Mashable Video , Self Driving Car , and Yandex
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:11 UTC
Distant, Possibly Habitable Planet Spotted by Citizen Scientists...
Citizen scientists unveiled a distant exoplanet that is believed to be roughly twice the size of Earth and located within its star's habitable zone.
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:07 UTC
A Wild 'Interstellar Probe' Mission Idea Is Gaining Momentum...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
The proposed "Interstellar Probe" mission would aim to reach 90 billion miles (145 billion kilometers) from the sun, pushing the limits of engineering know-how and space technology.
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:07 UTC
Space Station Bacteria: Microbes In The ISS Aren't Superbugs After All...
Over the past few months there's been a lot of talk about the conditions inside the International Space Station and its potential to spawn new, potentially dangerous kinds of microscopic orga...
By ceres on 2019-01-09 18:06 UTC
"Odd Signals" Inside Story of China's Search for Alien Life...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/Asia/China/
China's FAST radio telescope, with a dish the size of 30 football fields, which measures 500 meters in diameter, dwarfing Puerto Rico's 300-meter Arecibo Observatory, will thrust its astronomers into the nation's role as the new space superpow
By ceres on 2019-01-04 19:10 UTC
Ellen gets real with Kevin Hart, nudges him to host Oscars...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/entertainment/
Kevin Hart went on Ellen and discussed his decision to step down from hosting the Oscars after homophobic tweets from his past resurfaced. Ellen DeGeneres, a friend of Hart's, allowed him to explain the outrage and news cycle from his perspective. She
By ceres on 2019-01-04 19:08 UTC
Hackers leak personal data trove on Angela Merkel, top German politicians...
Alternative for Germany, a far-right party, appears to have been spared.
By ceres on 2019-01-04 19:06 UTC
Star Trek producer explains how Picard spin-off will be 'extremely different'...
The mysterious upcoming Star Trek series bringing back fan favorite Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is going to be very different in...
By ceres on 2019-01-03 16:58 UTC
The top 5 Linux and open-source stories of 2018...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/tech/
Linux overcame massive hardware security problems while Microsoft -- yes, Microsoft -- made its biggest ever open-source software move.
By ceres on 2019-01-03 16:47 UTC
Chang'e-4 returns first images from lunar farside following historic landing...
China's Chang'e-4 spacecraft made the historic first ever soft-landing on the far side of the moon Wednesday in a mission aims to reveal clues to the history of the solar system and paving the way for future exploration. SpaceNews.com
By ceres on 2019-01-03 16:42 UTC
Record Breaker! NASA Probe Slips into Orbit Around Asteroid Bennu...
NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe has begun circling its space-rock target, setting a new record for the smallest body ever orbited by a spacecraft.
By ceres on 2019-01-01 01:58 UTC
NASA's New Horizons Spies Elongated Target Ultima Thule Ahead of Flyby...
The latest New Horizons image of the Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule reveals its elongated shape. The team is expecting the images that will come down in the coming days to be far more intricate, with the most-detailed image being distributed on Thursday (Jan. 3).
By ceres on 2019-01-01 01:56 UTC
President Trump Issues Order to Create US Space Command...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
President Trump on Tuesday directed the Department of Defense to establish a U.S. Space Command as a unified combatant command.
By ceres on 2018-12-19 18:07 UTC
Just discovered! "Farout", the Farthest Object Ever Seen in the Solar System...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
Astronomers have discovered a distant body that's more than 100 times farther from the Sun than Earth is. Its provisional designation is 2018 VG18, but they've nicknamed the planet "Farout." Farout is the most distant body ever observed in
By ceres on 2018-12-18 04:23 UTC
The epoch of planet formation, times twenty...
Astronomers have cataloged nearly 4,000 exoplanets in orbit around distant stars. Though the discovery of these newfound worlds has taught us much, there is still a great deal we do not know about the birth of planets and the precise cosmic recipes that s
By ceres on 2018-12-12 20:54 UTC
Obama campaign to pay $375,000 fine for omitting some donor’s names in 2008...
Note - 2013. Penalty, among largest in Federal Election Commissions history, came after audit of campaigns books. In addition, the Obama campaign also kept $1.3 million in contributions that were above the legal maximum allowed for a federal campaign, failing to return them within the 60 days
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:09 UTC
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -- the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:03 UTC
Water found on asteroid, confirming Bennu as excellent mission target...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
Spectral observations made by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft identified hydrated minerals across the asteroid, confirming that Bennu, a remnant from early in the formation of the solar system, is an excellent specimen for the OSIRIS-REx mission to study the co
By ceres on 2018-12-10 21:02 UTC
Heard in the Milky Way "Thinking Like a Planet to Earth in 10,000 Years"...
Submitted to Category: /contrib/science/, /contrib/space_news
Today's eclectic coverage of TV programs broadcast on the state of affairs on our pale blue water planet, signaling our presence to other possible civilizations in the Milky Way. "FM signals and those of broadcast television travel out to space at
By ceres on 2018-12-06 20:14 UTC
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