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  • Giant iceberg the size of Bali breaks off from Antarctica

    July 13, 2017 1:25 AM 23

    LONDON — One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion-ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 square kilometers, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and 12, said scientists at the University

  • PHOTOS: NASA's Juno Mission Just Stared Right Into Jupiter's Angry Red Eye

    July 13, 2017 12:23 AM 6

    On Monday, NASA's Juno spacecraft came within 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) of one of Jupiter's most iconic features and has started to add a few close-up pics to the holiday album. These images are what a lot of Jupiter fans have been waiting for. The beast of a hurricane called the Great Red Spot has been swirling among the planet's clouds for centuries

  • Nasa releases new images of raging storm on Jupiter

    July 13, 2017 12:23 AM 24

    MIAMI, United States — NASA on Wednesday released a series of stunning images of a raging storm on Jupiter, known as the Great Red Spot, snapped earlier this week as an unmanned probe zipped by. The US space agency’s Juno spacecraft flew over the storm late Monday, offering humanity’s closest look yet at the iconic feature of our solar system’s largest

  • Astronomers just discovered the smallest star ever

    July 12, 2017 6:16 PM 8

    A team of astronomers at the University of Cambridge was on the lookout for new exoplanets when they came across an exciting accidental discovery: They found the smallest star measured to this day. This tiny new star, which is being called EBLM J0555-57Ab, is about 600 light-years from Earth, and has a comparable mass (85 Jupiter masses) to the estimated

  • Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

    July 12, 2017 12:46 PM 8

    PARIS, France — A trillion-tonne iceberg, one of the largest ever recorded, has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, scientists who have monitored the growing crack for years said on Wednesday. A tonne, also known as metric ton, is equivalent to 1,000 kilograms. A ton is equivalent to just 907.185 kilograms. “The calving occurred sometime between

  • NASA spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot

    July 11, 2017 1:21 AM 9

    MIAMI, USA – An unmanned NASA spacecraft is about to fly over a massive storm raging on Jupiter, in a long-awaited a journey that could shed new light on the forces driving the planet's Great Red Spot. The flyby of the Juno spacecraft, surveilling the 10,000-mile-wide (16,000-kilometer-wide) storm, is scheduled for 9:55 pm Monday, July 10 (0155 GMT Tuesday

  • Two Galaxies Zooming Past One Another Captured in Hubble Image

    July 10, 2017 11:03 AM 9

    An unusual double galaxy sparkles in a gorgeous photo by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The object, known as IRAS 06076-2139, consists of two galaxies zooming closely past each other at about 1.25 million mph (2 million km/h), NASA officials said. "This speed is most likely too fast for them to merge and form a single galaxy," NASA officials wrote in an image

  • SpaceX launch date moved to Monday

    June 27, 2017 4:25 PM 8

    SpaceX’s cadence of launches continues to ramp up, with Elon Musk’s space company planning to launch a satellite into space next week. The mission to launch a satellite for a Luxembourg-based company is planned to launch no earlier than Monday. A one-hour window opens at 7:35 p.m. The satellite would be launched on SpaceX’s workhorse Falcon 9 rocket

  • Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

    June 27, 2017 6:29 AM 14

    More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using the spacecraft's data to learn more about the icy planet. Their new study suggests that Uranus' magnetosphere, the ... What would happen if you took two galaxies and mixed them together over millions of years? A new image including data from NASA's

  • Threatened Great Barrier Reef worth over $42 billion, says Deloitte report

    June 26, 2017 3:21 PM 6

    Australia's Great Barrier Reef is a household name worldwide, known as a hotspot for thousands of coral and marine species. But now, the iconic natural feature has been ascribed the monetary value of A$56 billion ($42.5 billion), according to a report released Monday by Deloitte Access Economics. The report also calculates the reef as supporting 64,000 jobs in Australia