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Russia's Roscosmos May Have Concerns About Success Of SpaceX Dragon Tests

The Russian space corporation Roscosmos has issued congratulatory messages to its colleagues at NASA after the Crew Dragon's launch and docking. However, the Russians do not seem ecstatic for the mission's success.

Science March 9, 2019

Israel Lunar Mission Beresheet Completes Another Maneuver On Its Way To The Moon

Israel’s Beresheet lander successfully made another maneuver to the moon after a computer glitch on Feb. 25. If successful, the spacecraft will be the first privately-funded mission to land on the lunar surface.

Science March 9, 2019

Blowing Up Large Earth-Killing Asteroids Not A Solution, Research Says

Recent findings showed destroying killer asteroids is a lot more difficult than previously thought. Scientists observed in a new asteroid collision model that even though a killer asteroid is bigger, it does not necessarily mean it is weaker.

Science March 9, 2019

Alien Life Possible In Planets Around Binary Stars In 'Goldilocks Zones'

New research claimed that planets which are part of a binary system might support life. The conditions near two orbiting stars can support the existence of water and might be suitable for complex molecules to jump-start life.

Science March 9, 2019

Astronomers Estimate Weight Of Milky Way Using Data From Hubble And Gaia Space Telescopes

How much does the Milky Way really weigh? With the combination of data from Gaia and Hubble, scientists finally find the answer after years of uncertainty about the galaxy's mass.

Science March 8, 2019

Increasing Rainfall Melts Greenland Ice Sheet And Contributes To Sea Level Rise In The Arctic

Greenland is already losing so much ice each year. Now, researchers found that unusual rains in the Arctic may be contributing to the phenomenon as well.

Science March 7, 2019

SpaceX Crew Dragon Set To Return To Earth From Inaugural Mission

The Crew Dragon is set to return to Earth after five days of being docked to the International Space Station. It now has to prove that it can safely return home in one piece.

Science March 8, 2019

New NASA Supersonic Shockwave Visualizations Results In Stunning Imagery

NASA released the photos from the recent Air-to-Air Background Oriented Schlieren (AirBOS) test flight. The photos demonstrated in great detail how shockwaves interact with two aircraft flying at supersonic speeds.

Science March 7, 2019

Another Dimming EPIC Star Is Likely An Alien Planet, Astronomers Say

Scientists observed irregular light patterns from a newly discovered red dwarf star called EPIC 204376071. The material that passes in front of it dimmed the star for up to 80 percent.

Science March 8, 2019

Astronaut On ISS Takes Stunning Photo Of SpaceX Crew Dragon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is seen in the photo approaching the International Station on Sunday, March 3. The vehicle is scheduled to undock and return back to Earth on Friday, March 8.

Science March 7, 2019

2 NASA Astronauts To Conduct First All-Female Spacewalk In History

More women continue to change the face of STEM and two of them are about to do it in space. Christina Koch and Anne McClain will be the first all-female crew to do a spacewalk at the International Space Station on March 29.

Science March 7, 2019

Study Shows Wikipedia Could Serve As Early Warning Device For Species Extinction

Internet traffic could reflect the presence of certain species in the wild. Researchers found that trends in Wikipedia views could be used to determine which species could be on the verge of extinction.

Science March 6, 2019

Scientists Learn More About Evolution Of Galaxies By Studying Galactic Wind

The starburst galaxy that is 12 million light-years away from Earth has been found to be ejecting gas and dust into interstellar space by way of galactic winds. Researchers have also confirmed that galactic winds drag the magnetic field, influencing the evolution of galaxies.

Science March 6, 2019

CERN Develops New Instrument To Hunt For Dark Matter

CERN is building a highly-sensitive detector that will search for particulate matter in space related to dark matter. The experiment will run between 2021 and 2023.

Science March 6, 2019

Kepler's First Exoplanet Candidate Confirmed 10 Years After Space Telescope's Launch

The first exoplanet candidate identified by the Kepler mission was confirmed 10 years after the space telescope was launched. What were the hurdles that prevented astronomers from confirming Kepler-1658 b sooner?

Science March 6, 2019

Scientists Finally Understand How Grapes Produce Plasma In A Microwave

A new study has discovered the reason why sliced grapes erupt into plasma fireball when microwaved. The researchers also revealed that the effects are not unique to grapes and can be applied to other round items like olives and cherries.

Science March 6, 2019

The Truth Behind Mysterious Green Icebergs In Antarctic May Soon Be Revealed

After a century, scientists might have found the explanation behind green icebergs that have been sighted in Antarctica. They claim that iron oxide, a mineral found in soil and rocks, is responsible for the unusual emerald green tint.

Science March 5, 2019

Yale Researchers Find Reason Behind Odd Exoplanet Configurations

Yale University astronomers have found a surprising link between exoplanet pairs' axial tilt and their orbit. The discovery provides an answer to a mystery that has been baffling scientists since Kepler's launch in 2009.

Science March 5, 2019

First Denisovan Skull Fragment Found In Siberia Cave

DNA analysis confirmed the skull piece belonged to a Denisovan. It was found in a cave in Siberia three years ago and represents the fifth Denisovan individual ever found.

Science March 4, 2019

Elon Musk Wants Permanent Base With Human Residents On Moon

Elon Musk sets his sights toward the moon following Saturday's successful Crew Dragon launch to the ISS. During the post-launch press conference, he hinted that SpaceX's partnership with NASA could go beyond Earth's low orbit.

Science March 4, 2019

70s Era Soviet Spacecraft To Fall Back Into Earth's Atmosphere Without Completing Its Mission

Experts brace for the descent of Kosmos 482, a Soviet-era Venus probe, to the surface of Earth. The probe was launched in 1972 but never made it to its destination.

Science March 4, 2019

Self-Learning Robot Hand Can Manipulate Objects Like A Human

Present-day robots can impressively mimic human motions and perform pre-programmed actions. A new amazing robot, however, can perform can hold and manipulate an object like a human hand.

Science March 3, 2019

SpaceX Successfully Launches Crew Dragon With Test Dummy

SpaceX finally launched the Crew Dragon capsule for the first time, and it is heading for the ISS. On board is a sensor-equipped dummy named Ripley, after the 'Alien' movies.

Science March 2, 2019

Rare Giant Sunfish Washes Ashore In California

A rare hoodwinker sunfish that washed ashore in California was initially thought of as a common ocean sunfish. It is the first record of the species in the Northern Hemisphere.

Science March 3, 2019

Neanderthals Were Not Hunched At All: Study Reveals They Walked Upright Like Modern Humans

Virtual reconstruction of the skeleton of an elderly male Neanderthal found in La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France sheds light on how this extinct species of human relative walked. They walked upright with a posture similar to modern humans.

Science March 2, 2019

Black Hole 30,000 Times More Massive Than Sun Detected At The Center Of Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers noticed the gas cloud HCN-0.009-0.044 swirling around an invisible massive object 30,000 times the mass of the sun. This led to the discovery of an intermediate-mass black hole at the center of our galaxy.

Science March 2, 2019

Planet Nine Could Be 5 To 10 Times The Size Of Earth

Astronomers used new computer models to have an updated insight of Planet Nine. In a new study, they said the elusive could be five to 10 times as massive as Earth.

Science March 2, 2019

Marigold’s Natural Weapon Inspires Safer And Cheaper Alternative To Pesticides

Marigolds naturally repel whiteflies from tomato plants even without the aid of pesticides. Marigolds emit a chemical called limonene, which repels away pests without killing it.

Science March 3, 2019

Increasing Methane Levels In The Atmosphere Threaten Efforts To Fight Climate Change

Methane levels in the atmosphere stabilized in the beginning of the 21st century but started rising again in 2007. Such increases may make it more difficult to fight climate change.

Science March 1, 2019

Ultrastrong Spider Silk May Be Used As Robotic Muscles

Spider silk is already known for being one of the strongest materials, and now researchers found a use for it in robotics. It can be used to make artificial muscles.

Science March 1, 2019

Israel's Beresheet Lunar Lander Back On Course For The Moon After Computer Glitch

Israel's Beresheet experienced a computer glitch while on its way to the moon. The issue was resolved, and Israel's bet to the space race is back on track.

Science March 1, 2019

Craters On Pluto And Charon Reveal Small Kuiper Belt Objects Are Fewer Than Previously Thought

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured images of the dwarf planet Pluto and its moon Charon during its flyby in 2015. These revealed there are fewer very small objects in the Kuiper Belt than previously thought.

Science March 1, 2019

Tilted Orbit Of Exiled Planet Around Binary Star Linked To Stellar Flyby 3 Million Years Ago

The exiled planet, HD 106906 b, circles the binary star HD 106906 in an orbit tipped about 21 degrees from the plane of the stellar disk. Astronomers sought what disrupted the young system using data from the Gaia space observatory.

Science March 1, 2019

Singing Mice Study May Lead To New Speech Disorder Treatments

Unlike other lab animals, Alston's singing mice from Costa Rica take turns in a duet. Studying this mouse species helped researchers better understand how human brains engage in a conversation.

Science March 1, 2019

Earth's Fish Population Falling Due To Warming Oceans

The planet's fish stocks are also in trouble when it comes to climate change. A new analysis shows significant decreases in fisheries' productivity as a result of warming oceans.

Science February 28, 2019

LOOK: Amazon Spiders And Centipedes Prey On Opossum, Snakes

Researchers of a new study released footage of spiders in the Amazon preying on forest vertebrates. They were preying on snakes, opossum, frogs, lizards, and tadpoles.

Science February 28, 2019

NASA Shoots Photo Of 'Dragon' Northern Lights In Iceland

NASA published an image of the northern lights taking the form of a dragon over Iceland. The space agency said that no recent sunspots have been recorded, making the sight of the aurora this month even more special.

Science February 28, 2019

Researchers Marvel At Twins With Semi-Identical DNA

Twins from Brisbane, Australia have become the first-ever pair of semi-identical twins to be detected during pregnancy. The boy and girl, now 4 years old, are only the second case of semi-identical twins to be recorded in the world.

Science February 28, 2019

Giant Sloth Fossil Reveals How Creature Lived 27,000 Years Ago

The tooth of a giant sloth that grew to about 4 meters tall was discovered in Central America. In a study, scientists discovered that the creature lived through a long dry season in its final year.

Science February 28, 2019

NASA Shows Off Stunning New Images Of Jupiter's Atmosphere

A citizen scientist enhanced a new photo of Jupiter to highlight swirls of clouds surrounding a circular storm. Spacecraft Juno took the said image during its most recent flyby of the gas giant.

Science February 28, 2019

Nanoparticle Injection Gives Mice Night Vision To See In Infrared

An experiment enabled mice to see through near-infrared light using nanoparticles. Mammals can only process images with shorter wavelengths or those visible through the naked eye.

Science March 2, 2019

Internet Sensation Cat Lil Bub Has Genome Sequenced

A crowd-funded new study sequenced the whole genome of one of the internet's most famous cats, Lil Bub. Researchers found that the furry celebrity owes its unique traits to two surprising mutations.

Science February 27, 2019

Researchers Succeed In Turning CO2 Back Into Coal

A team of researchers has proposed a safe and permanent way to store recaptured carbon dioxide and prevent it from escaping back into the atmosphere. In a study, the team successfully turned CO2 back to coal.

Science February 27, 2019

Israeli Moon Mission Beresheet Encounters Technical Glitches On Its Way To The Lunar Surface

Israel's first moon mission encountered a technical glitch on its journey toward the lunar surface. The spacecraft missed a scheduled maneuver because the computer rebooted on its own.

Science February 27, 2019

Scientists Create Artificial Ocean Hydrothermal Vents To Study Primordial Origins Of Life

A team of scientists investigated the conditions of the primordial ocean to understand how life began on Earth. They believe that this could help narrow down the search for extraterrestrial life in the universe.

Science February 26, 2019

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