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  • NASA unveils year-long mission to Moon, Mars

    May 11, 2017 5:47 AM 10

    As far as mankind’s exploration of space is concerned, Mars certainly tops the list. However — needless to say — Mars is far too uncertain a land and it is essential that the experts go prepared to the Red Planet. Therefore, astronauts plan on taking a series of small steps towards the planet by returning to the Moon for a year-long mission. NASA reportedly

  • Giant bird-like dinosaur species found in China: study

    May 10, 2017 5:21 AM 11

    Researchers have discovered a new species of giant, bird-like dinosaur that made nests larger than monster truck tires in what is now central China, a study said. Measuring about eight metres (26 feet) long and weighing up to 3,000 kilograms (6,600 pounds), the Beibeilong sinensis — “baby dragon from China” — lived about 90 million years ago and is only the second

  • Cassini discovers vast void between Saturn’s rings

    May 7, 2017 10:39 AM 15

    NASA’s spacecraft Cassini has discovered a vast void between the rings of Saturn, American space agency researchers confirmed in a newly released statement. Jim Green, the director of the Planetary Science Division at Washington-based NASA Headquarters, said that images captured by Cassini revealed that the area in between Saturn’s iconic rings is devoid

  • Cassini probe finds vast void between Saturn's rings

    May 6, 2017 1:35 AM 3

    WASHINGTON DC, USA – The unmanned Cassini spacecraft, after completing two passes in the vast, unexplored area between Saturn's rings has discovered not much else there, researchers at NASA said. Scientists have been surprised to find that not all that much – not even space dust – lies between Saturn's iconic rings. "The region between the rings and Saturn

  • Terrifying cosmic TSUNAMI could 'swallow Earth' in seconds

    May 4, 2017 12:52 PM 6

    A GIANT cosmic tsunami could swallow Earth in a matter of seconds, space experts have revealed. The group of scientists said they discovered the vast wave of hot gas in the nearby Perseus galaxy cluster. And stretching across 200,000 light years, the wave is estimated to be around twice the size of our Milky Way galaxy. It means the space phenomenon

  • Walrus, caribou face extinction in Arctic

    May 3, 2017 1:50 AM 8

    Woodland caribou in the Selkirk mountain range of British Columbia, Canada are shown in this handout photo. ― Reuters picMONTREAL, May 3 — Both Atlantic walrus and eastern migratory caribou are at risk of extinction in Canada’s Arctic, a panel of experts has warned. The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), which met in Whitehorse

  • Earth's frozen twin: NASA finds 'iceball' planet that has the same mass and orbits its star at the same distance

    April 26, 2017 8:35 PM 4

    Astronomers have spotted our planet's icy twin -a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. However, they say the chances of finding life on it are slim as it is far too cold. Officially called OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, it is nearly 13,000 light-years away. Officially called OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, it is nearly

  • WATCH: PH's climate czar tries carbon footprint calculator

    April 23, 2017 1:49 PM 5

    See the level of emissions and the number of trees Secretary Vernice Victorio's household needs to plant to offset it MANILA, Philippines – Secretary Vernice Victorio, Climate Change Commission vice chairperson, walked her talk when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force for the Philippines on Saturday, April 22. climate czar herself

  • US spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn’s rings

    April 22, 2017 11:53 AM 6

    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn’s biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet’s rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant. After nearly 20 years of traveling in space, Cassini used the gravitational tug of Titan, a moon resembling primordial

  • Pontian Cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin Goes to Space for Fifth Time

    April 21, 2017 3:24 PM 6

    Roscosmos cosmonaut of Pontian origin Fyodor Yurchikhin goes to space for the fifth time as a Soyuz rocket was launched on Thursday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The particular mission is a little different because on board of the spacecraft will be NASA astronaut Jack Fisher and Roscosmos cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and the third seat will be empty