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  • NASA launches satellite to help astronauts talk to Earth

    August 18, 2017 1:34 PM 4

    MIAMI, USA – NASA on Friday launched the latest in a series of satellites aimed at ensuring astronauts at the International Space Station can communicate with Earth. The $408 million Boeing-made Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-M) soared into space atop an Atlas V rocket that launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 8:29 am (1229 GMT). The satellite

  • The Latest: Experiments, ice cream launched to space station

    August 15, 2017 2:52 AM 3

    A SpaceX capsule is rocketing to the International Space Station - carrying a few tons of research, plus ice cream. SpaceX launched its unmanned Falcon 9 rocket Monday from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Experiments make up most of the 6,400 pounds of cargo. That includes 20 mice. The Dragon - due at the station Wednesday - is also doubling as an ice cream

  • Here's how to tell if your solar eclipse glasses are safe

    August 14, 2017 10:14 PM 4

    The US will get to see a solar eclipse on August 21, an event in which the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun. Some people will even get to see a total eclipse, where the moon completely blocks out the light from the sun. But viewing an eclipse can be a dangerous endeavor. That's because you shouldn't look directly at the sun. But as excitement

  • Solar Eclipse Could Create Once-in-a-Lifetime Road Hazards

    August 9, 2017 10:13 PM 8

    (TNS) - The moon will block out the sun, and day will plunge into night. Birds will stop singing, crickets will start chirping, and many people will gasp, weep, or even howl when they see the sun’s corona shimmering in the darkened sky. And some drivers, inevitably, will stop in the middle of the road to take a selfie. The Aug. 21 total eclipse will cut directly

  • Boy writes adorable letter applying for job at NASA

    August 5, 2017 4:20 AM 116

    FOLLOWING NASA’s recent announcement that it is looking for someone to be an effective guardian of the galaxy, one applicant send the space agency a particularly adorable letter. “I may be nine, but I think I would be fit for the job. One of the reasons is my sister says I am an alien also, I have seen almost all the space and alien movies I can see,” he wrote

  • SAVE THE DATE: Partial lunar eclipse to be visible in PH

    August 4, 2017 9:55 AM 84

    A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in the Philippines on August 8, Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said. PAGASA said the partial lunar eclipse will begin 1:22 a.m. Philippine Standard Time (PST) and will end at 3:18 a.m. It said in Manila, the moon will rise at 6:03 p.m. on August 7 and will set at 5 a.m. on August

  • Great white shark chomps on underwater video camera

    August 2, 2017 11:50 PM 2

    Ever wondered what the inside of a great white shark's mouth looks like as it bites down on its prey? Underwater footage captured by a scientist in the US gives us an idea. Greg Skomal from the Massachusetts Marine and Fisheries Division was tagging great whites with a crew from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy off Cape Cod when a female shark swam up to his GoPro

  • NJ Night Sky: The moon meets the ringed planet

    July 29, 2017 12:11 PM 7

    If you haven't had a chance to view Saturn this summer, this week there is a good opportunity. Saturn is now at its highest point in the sky at 9:30 p.m. The ringed planet is at the southern edge of a large faint constellation named Ophiuchus. This puts it above the more familiar patterns of the constellations Scorpius and Sagittarius. On Wednesday night

  • Giant iceberg the size of Bali breaks off from Antarctica

    July 13, 2017 1:25 AM 118

    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 14

    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