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Our Moon Is Getting Smaller

During five Apollo missions , astronauts set up seismometers on the moon. John Keller, who is one of the authors of the study and is a Lunar Reconnaissance ...


The Moon is steadily shrinking

There are now thousands of cliffs scattered across the moon's surface, averaging a few miles long and tens of yards high. A handful of similar examples were n...


Moonquakes Rattle the Moon as It Shrinks Like a Raisin

New research suggests that these faults may still be active. This is close enough to tentatively attribute the quakes to the faults, since modeling by the team ...


New material may revolutionise the way we recycle plastic

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory set out to address this issue at a molecular level by designing a new typ...


Blue Origin: Bezos company aims to take people to moon by 2024

Blue Origin has been working on the design for three years, said Bezos . We'll likely see Blue Moon in action before that date; Bezos said the company wo...


Scientists find miniature T-Rex ancestor

The research involved scientists from many worldwide institutions and organizations, including Virginia Tech (lead institution), GeoConcepts Engineering, the ...


Pompeo warns of Russian, Chinese presence along Arctic trade routes

The region is believed to hold 13 percent of the world's undiscovered oil and 30 percent of the undiscovered gas, plus uranium, rare earth minerals, gold and di...


Hubble observations put universe's history into one image

The HLF image contains 100 times as many galaxies as the previous deep field surveys partly because it covers a wider view from Earth that is nearly the width...


Eta Aquarids: Skies primed to present dazzling meteor shower

But the Northern Hemisphere has an hourly rate of only about 10 meteors, according to NASA , because of the "viewing location of the radiant from different lat...


Ahead of Trudeau meeting, Kenney calls environment bill a threat to unity

Ottawa is warning the new government in Alberta not to scrap the province's legal limit on greenhouse-gas emissions from the oilsands if it doesn't want to lose...


‘Chandrayaan-2 modules ready for launch in July’

The landing on the lunar surface is expected to be by 6 September and ISRO plans to include a lander , an orbiter and a rover to land. The Rover will be housed...


Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

Davenport firefighters move building to building checking for people trapped after the floodwall failed at River Drive and Pershing Avenue sending Mississippi R...


Astronomers witness black hole system that does not behave like others

The V404 Cygni black hole has been observed exhibiting one the effects of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The black hole was sucking gas from a nea...


SpaceX: Crew Dragon was destroyed in April test explosion

Koenigsmann did confirm that the mishap occurred when the Dragon was on the test stand. These thrusters will play a critical role in future launches with astr...


Climate-change activists disappointed after meeting with British environment minister

However, it said the shadow chancellor did not commit to changing the proposed date in Labour's climate change policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net ...


Selfie of the year? Orphaned gorillas pose with park rangers

Both Ndakazi and Ndeze live at the Senkwekwe Center , the park's sanctuary for orphaned mammals, since they were infants. As the picture went viral on Faceb...


Police Move to Remove Extinction Rebellion Protesters From Parliament Square in London

Oxford Circus has reopened to traffic after officers cleared protesters but they continue to occupy Waterloo Bridge and Parliament Square. Metropolitan Police...


Indianapolis gets ‘F’ for air quality, American Lung Association says

According to the report, Kern County "remained the #1 most polluted city for short-term particle levels, as it has for eight of the past 10 reports". Having z...


Excellent weather for Lyrid meteor stargazing on Easter Sunday

Typically, the Lyrid meteor shower can showcase between 10 and 20 meteors per hour during the peak, but it's hard to pinpoint how many will be visible. If you...


NASA InSight lander may have detected the first ‘marsquake’

SEIS works by measuring tiny vibrations on the order of the sub-atomic scale from waves caused by marsquakes, meteorite impacts striking the Martian surface ...


SpaceX capsule suffers anomaly during engine test

Neither SpaceX nor NASA gave immediate updates on the status of the capsule, which was scheduled for its first flight with a crew this year. SpaceX has had ...


Musk Makes Bold Promise On Robotaxis

He thinks the program can be implemented as early as next year. With that being said, Musk claims that Tesla is already working on a next-generation of the ch...


Beaming royals arrive for Easter Sunday service

In two of the photos, a beaming Prince Louis wears a maroon knit sweater and navy blue pants, while in the third photo he sports a blue top with an image of a...


How and when to watch the 2019 Lyrid meteor showers

Be patient-the show will last until dawn, so you have plenty of time to catch a glimpse. So you hard-core meteor fans might want to keep an eye to the sky both ...


SpaceX investigating 'anomaly' during Crew Dragon Capsule test-fire

A test of the emergency escape system for SpaceX's new spacecraft created to carry NASA astronauts into orbit went awry on Saturday, and an unverified video m...


US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

Northrop Grumman launched its 11th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station on Wednesday. The longest ever spaceflight was by Russia's...


Extinction Rebellion members chain themselves to premier's Montreal office

A group of demonstrators have staged a climate change protest at Heathrow Airport. Extinction Rebellion has called for non-violent civil disobedience to p...


Fan Petitions To Name Newly Photographed Black Hole After Chris Cornell

The black hole is estimated to be 50 to 55 million light-years away, explains Dr. Blagoy Rangelov, assistant professor of physics at Texas State University . "...


Full moon tonight won't actually be pink like name suggests, here's why

She begins her 28-day journey in the new moon phase, when no light from the sun reflects off her surface, but it's during the full moon that we get to witness o...


Pink moon 2019: how to see April's full moon TONIGHT

The Pink Moon will reach full brightness around 12.12pm BST (11.12pm BST) here in the United Kingdom - a whole eight hours before moonrise in the evening. The ...


Falcon Heavy center core toppled after landing

The rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral on Thursday, April 11, to deliver Arabsat-6A, a communications satellite, into orbit. SpaceX i...


Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

The arrest figure includes three men and two women who were detained at the United Kingdom offices of energy giant Royal Dutch Shell on suspicion of criminal da...


This Is the Future: SpaceX successfully sends Saudi satellite into orbit

An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX splashed into the Atlantic Ocean on March 8, successfully completing a mission crucial to NASA's long-delayed qu...


Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

The storms produced additional tornadoes throughout Louisiana and MS on Saturday night as the storm moved east threatening the upper Ohio Valley and central A...


Meet the Genius Behind the First Black Hole Image

Katie, along with others, helped develop the computer program, which in turn helped create the image of the black hole. "It was fantastic to see that first ri...