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Seeking eternity: 5,000 years of ancient Egyptian burial

While the ancient Egyptians' hope for eternal life remained constant, their burial practices were ever-changing. Dr Margaret Maitland, senior curator …

8 things you (probably) didn’t know about Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun ruled Egypt for approximately 10 years from around 1336-1327 BCE. In November 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered …

Archaeologists Discover 7,000 Year Old Lost City In Egypt

An excavation made by Egyptian archaeologists has discovered a 7,000 – year – old city by the River Nile. Initial results imply that this city might …

BBC

Two ancient Egyptian New Kingdom-era tombs opened at Luxor necropolis - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

Two tombs of unidentified officials dated to Egypt’s New Kingdom era have been opened at Luxor’s Draa Abul-Naglaa necropolis years after they were …

Gypsum head of King Akhenaten statue unearthed in Egypt's Minya - Ancient Egypt - Heritage

A British-Egyptian archaeological mission from Cambridge University has discovered a gypsum head from a statue of King Akhenaten (around 1300 BC) …

This is how NASA shot their iconic footage of Apollo and other launches

We’ve seen before that Apollo astronauts were darn good photographers. But what about those amazing close-up videos of launches, have you ever …

It Turns Out, Andromeda is Younger Than Earth… Sort Of

Since ancient times, astronomers have looked up at the night sky and seen the Andromeda galaxy. As the closest galaxy to our own, scientists have …

Pluto's Surface Changes Faster Than Earth's, And A Subsurface Ocean Is Driving It

On July 14, 2015, NASA’s New Horizons flew by Pluto.<p>At a resolution of only 80 meters (260 feet) per pixel, Pluto was revealed at resolutions thousands of times better than Hubble.<p>Near the poles, we found cratered highlands: an old, level, icy surface.<p>That terrain gives way, towards the equator, to …

Solar System

This Breathtaking Photo of Earth Really Puts Everything Into Perspective

This is what 40 million miles looks like.<p>It's been a conflicting few months on this blue orb of ours, but nothing puts life into perspective like a …

5 Revelations From SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Launch You May Have Missed

Including: What's Elon Musk's favorite rocket part?<p>Last week, SpaceX launched the world's biggest (operational) rocketship. If you missed it, you can …

Moon Rush: These Companies Have Big Plans for Lunar Exploration

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — The moon may soon be a very busy place.<p>A number of private companies and national governments are planning missions to the …

Citizen scientists discovered an unusual new solar system not even NASA could find

In NASA’s efforts to explore the endless expanse of space, the agency eventually came to a realization: there is simply too much data. Missions like …

Universe

NASA's Deep Space Gateway seen as key to bold plan for Mars and beyond

Space<p>Space agency eyes moon-orbiting space station as stepping stone to the red planet.<p>Begun in 1998 and completed in 2011, the International Space Station is celebrated as a remarkable feat of engineering as well as a far-flung home away from home for the astronauts who have lived and worked …