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China's Lunar Lander Chang'e 4 Grows First Plant on Moon (See Pictures)

Pictures sent back January 12 showed plant shoots growing well nine days after the experiment was initiated, Chongqing University , which led the biological pr...


NASA cooperates with China on moon exploration

For a number of reasons, NASA was not able to phase LRO's orbit to be at the optimal location during the landing, however NASA was still interested in possi...


Anatomy of a Super Blood Wolf moon

It is kind of egg-shaped. The moon will appear 13 percent larger , 16 percent brighter and much more red than usual. "For a blood moon and a super moon to ...


Horizon to suspend United Kingdom nuclear development plans after Hitachi pull-out

Workers unions have expressed concerns that the cancellation of the plant - which would have provided around 6 per cent of United Kingdom electricity - might im...


Lord of the rings: Saturn's halo may be relatively recent trait

The findings challenge the notion favoured by some astronomers that the rings developed soon after Saturn formed about 4.5 billion years ago along with the othe...


EPA nominee Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation hearing

Among the industries that have benefited from the changing tide at EPA is the coal industry. "More disturbingly, if EPA is diverting resources that are meant ...


Roy Exum: Sunday's Blood Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse leads to a blood moon . A total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun a...


Get ready for the "super blood wolf moon" … or not

A TLE occurs when the moon passes into the shadow of the Earth from space and in each case it appears differently depending on the amount of dust and dirt in ou...


Government to Help Farmers Tackle Air Pollution

Reasons for the persistent smog include combustion exhaust from Bangkok's increasingly traffic-strewn roads, the burning of fields from farmers outside the ci...


China aims for 2020 Mars mission after lunar success

Image: China's lunar rover Jade Rabbit 2 . China will seek to establish an worldwide lunar base one day, possibly using 3D printing technology to build faci...


Cottoning on: Chinese seed sprouts on moon

All plants were chosen because they are small but hardy plants that can grow in a confined, tough environment. They also added yeast, fruit fly eggs and the see...


Oceans warming much faster than previously thought

As a result, scientists have found that the trends of heat content in the ocean correspond to the predicted by the leading models of climate change and Genera...


Ice from Antarctica melting at a rapid pace

This 2016 photo provided by NASA shows the Getz Ice Shelf. "That's just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak", said Eric Rignot, a professor of Earth system sc...


Thousands of white dwarf stars are turning into crystals

Researchers at the University of Warwick believe our skies are filled with these enormous crystals, according to observations made with the European Space Ag...


Researchers may have witnessed the birth of a black hole

On June 17, the ATLAS survey's twin telescopes in Hawaii found a spectacularly bright anomaly 200 million light years away in the Hercules constellation. Her te...


Oceans warming faster than expected, marine life at risk: Scientists

If humans don't do anything to mitigate climate change, warming in the upper part of the ocean will be six times higher by 2081-2100 than total ocean warming ...


New Florida gov to 'hold government officials accountable'

Lagoa, who will replace retiring Justice R. Fred Lewis, is the first Hispanic woman in history to serve on the Florida Supreme Court. "In the country my paren...


Astronomers intercept mysterious repeating radio signals from space

Describing neutron stars as "energetic objects", she adds they could maybe produce bursts like the ones detected by CHIME . "This allows us to study how struct...


Fish deaths mean NSW water plan 'failed'

Back in Sydney, NSW Labor upped the political ante on Thursday, a day after Minister Blair made a visit to Menindee, interrupted in part by local protesters dem...


Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX's Very Shiny, Somewhat Wrinkly Starship

Musk said late Thursday that assembly of the Starship "hopper" had just been completed at SpaceX's Texas launch site. "Orbital version is taller, has thic...


First 360-degree image of the far side of the Moon released

The panorama taken from the Chang'e 4 lander at its perch in Von Karman Crater and stitched together as a full-circle view. At 4:47 p.m. BJT on Friday, the ...


Related carbon emissions rose in U.S. in 2018, study shows

That is 3.4 percent higher than those in 2017, the second largest increase in more than two decades and the biggest jump since 2010, when the American economy...


Hubble Space Telescope Snapped The Sharpest Image Of The Triangle Galaxy

Triangulum, also called Messier 33, can be spotted by lucky skywatchers without an assist from a telescope, but it looks like a smudge. The Hubble Space Tele...


Astronomers Detect Mysterious Radio Signals From Deep Space

The first FRB was recorded in 2001 and identified in 2007, while the first repeating FRB was detected in 2012. Whatever they are, CHIME's initial detections sug...


Theresa May suffers major Commons defeat as MPs begin Brexit debate

But Commons Speaker John Bercow sparked fury from Tory MPs by allowing the plan to be put to a vote, which the government subsequently lost by 308 votes to 29...


Dutch astronaut dialing 911 from space sparks panic at space center

André Kuipers told the Netherlands' public broadcaster Nederlandse Omroep Stichting that he called USA emergency services after dialling the wrong number whil...


Chinese Moon Rover Making Tracks on Lunar Far Side

He posted: "Congratulations to China's Chang'e-4 team for what appears to be a successful landing on the far side of the Moon ". On Wednesday night (Jan. The...


Brazil to Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Bolsonaro already appears to be toning down some of his bold calls made during the election campaign. The deployment of security forces in Ceara came days aft...


More ferries are not a Brexit silver bullet

He added: "Of course, a nation as adaptable, resilient and creative as ours can and will flourish over time, even without a deal. Particularly for our smaller f...


China Lands Chang’e 4 on the Far Side of the Moon

The public was kept in suspense about the landing itself for more than an hour after it occurred, with state broadcaster CCTV announcing it at the top of the no...


One of year's best meteor showers peaks this week

For viewers in North America, the Quadrantids will peak at the wrong time relative to Earth's rotation. Created by debris from the famous Halley's Comet, theE...


First meteor shower of the year peaks Thursday night

The shower will be short-lived and last around six hours, according to Sky and Telescope . There are a couple of things working against us for the annual Qu...


NASA New Horizons image shows weird Ultima Thule looks like a snowman

In a lengthy update by the New Horizons team, the group boasts that New Horizons sent back a signal to its handlers letting them know that it had filled i...


Chang'e 4: China probe lands on far side of the moon

The landing "lifted the mysterious veil" from the far side of the moon , and "opened a new chapter in human lunar exploration", reported Global Times . The ...


Overflowing toilets force closure at Joshua Tree Park

A lack of staff due to the government shutdown has forced some national parks to close campgrounds and restrict visits to hundreds of acres. Outside his C...