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The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the launch of the planet-hunter satellite Tess (all times local):<p>7:00 p.m.<p>Just minutes after launching NASA's planet-hunting spacecraft, the SpaceX rocket booster is back on Earth.<p>The first-stage booster landed Wednesday evening on a floating platform in …

Exoplanets

Saturn May Be the Missing Piece in the Puzzle of Jupiter's Moons

Saturn may have played a key role in the birth of Jupiter's largest moons, a new study finds.<p>This discovery may shed light on whether potentially …

Astronomy

Mars Express is good to go

A tired but very happy Mars Express flight control team pulled shift through the night between 16 and 17 April, overseeing the successful reboot and …

European Space Agency

The Best 4K HDTV Deals of 2018

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>Manufacturers feel a need to release a new …

Televisions

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

Zoology

100 Sex Jokes That Are 100% Funny And 100% Dirty

"I shaved for nothing."

Grindr

This Ferrari F1 Car Vaporized The Road Atlanta Lap Record Into Another Dimension

This is a Ferrari F2003GA, with a 3.0-liter V10 that can howl to 19,000 RPM and, as far as this new 1:01.2 lap record of Road Atlanta suggests, bend …

Watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch in Hi-Def Slow Motion

It almost feels like being there.<p>This hi-def, slow motion, high audio quality video of the SpaceX Falcoln Heavy launch is probably the closest thing any of us are going to get to being there in real life. The sound of the rocket is incredible in and of itself, a viscerally grinding, popping fury. …

WATCH: 24 of the most famous space launches ever

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test is just the latest.<p>On February 6, 2018, SpaceX successfully tested its Falcon Heavy rocket, the largest vessel to launch since the Saturn V, which carried Apollo astronauts to the moon. To celebrate the return of large rockets, here's a video of the 24 most famous space …

What SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket means for America's space program

This month (or maybe next), SpaceX will make history when it launches the Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time. It’s a huge deal in terms of space …

Space Travel

The Physics of When, Exactly, Star Wars Takes Place

WHEN<p>Episode IV, opening scene<p>WHERE<p>The galaxy<p>CHARACTERS<p>Before their time<p>PHYSICS CONCEPTS<p>Gravity, big bang theory<p>When watching a Star Wars film, you …

The Soviet Union’s flawed rival to Concorde

The world’s first supersonic airliner was not the Anglo-French Concorde but a Soviet design intended to show the world the superiority of the USSR.<p>It is December 1968, and a truly ground-breaking airliner is about to take its first flight.<p>It resembles a giant white dart, as futuristic an object as …

Aviation

Skunk Works Just Released an Incredible Video Full of Legendary Aircraft and Planes of the Future

The world-renowned Lockheed Martin's Advanced Development Programs division, AKA the Skunk Works development team just released a video clip to …

Elon Musk Teases 'Unexpected' Updates to Interplanetary Rocket

Elon Musk is working on something big. Almost a year after he unveiled SpaceX’s plans for an Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), the CEO is …

Space Travel

Elon Musk just released a supercut of SpaceX rocket explosion videos with never-before-seen footage

These days SpaceX, the aerospace company owned by tech mogul Elon Musk, makes landing rockets look easy.<p>But it wasn't always that way.<p>To underscore this point in comical yet dramatic fashion, Musk has released a blooper reel of explosive SpaceX rocket tests.<p>"Long road to reusability of Falcon 9 …

See Newly Released NASA Footage of the Fastest Plane Ever Flown

Now that Lockheed Martin has confirmed that they are building the SR-72, which could be the first hypersonic plane, NASA has released video footage …

Aviation

Watch America's Three Heavy Bombers Fly Wing to Wing

The B-52H, B-1B, and B-2A bombers flew together at the Oshkosh 2017 air show.<p>All three of America's heavy strategic bombers flew together in one spectacular fly-by at the Oshkosh 2017 air show last month at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The B-52H Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer, and B-2A Spirit made one amazing …

A Final Farewell to LISA Pathfinder

With the push of a button, final commands for the European Space Agency's LISA Pathfinder mission were beamed to space on July 18, a final goodbye …

European Space Agency

Here's an SR-71 Story That'll Make You Laugh

Messin' with air traffic controllers, and the Navy.<p>If you're going to show off, make sure you really are top dog.<p>In this great little clip, an SR-71 pilot tells a story about flying around the Western United States to build up crew hours when small plane pilots started calling into air traffic …

What Microsoft got right and wrong at E3 2017

A lot hinges on the Xbox One X<p>Microsoft’s press conference at this year’s E3 was always going to be the early highlight of the show. Going in, we knew the company was planning on unveiling the final consumer version of Project Scorpio alongside a slate of new games and other announcements. Right …

Red Dead Redemption

The World's Most Exclusive Cars

Most people have been here before: , shopping for the right car, test-driving a few models, haggling a little bit for the one you've settled on, …

Ferrari

SpaceX Sonic Boom Shakes Camera (and Cameraman) from 6 Miles Away

Thinking about shooting a SpaceX Dragon landing? Let this video by Kerbal Space Academy serve as a lesson: you’re gonna need a SERIOUS tripod.<p>K Space …

SpaceX

These size comparisons show the true scale of enormous things

Ever wanted to know how big a jet fighter is compared to a football stadium? Or a rocket engine to a smart car? Artist Kevin Wisbith created a photo series "A Quick Perspective" to illustrate the relative sizes of massive objects. The vehicles, buildings, and bridges we build are nothing compared …

Aerospace

New Far Cry 5 Videos Reveal Where It's Set

Ubisoft has revealed Far Cry 5 will be set in Hope County, Montana. The location was revealed by way of teaser trailers posted on YouTube. The videos are short and focused on the environment itself, though there's a disturbing element in each one.<p>The first shows a serene river, but a few seconds …

Far Cry 5

Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10

Even if you think you know it all, you don't.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this …

The 15 Most Important Helicopters of All Time

Airplanes rules the skies, but helicopters tackle the most versatile, and often, most dangerous tasks.<p>For thousands of years, humanity envied a bird's ability to get aloft right on the spot. Even when we figured out how to make heavier-than-air machines fly, we couldn't fly freely in any direction …

This Star Is So Bright, Scientists Can't Even See It

A little thing in outer space known as AG Carinae is one of the brightest objects ever observed. That’s saying a lot for a universe that has about …

Universe

The 3 Best and 3 Worst Video Games From January 2017

3 Up, 3 Down – The Best (And Worst) Games From January 2017<p>Who has money this time of year? I know I don’t. I understand, you’re broke and still …

How an Interstellar Starship Could Actually Explore Alpha Centauri

Last year, Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner hatched an ambitious plan to send a tiny probe to the Alpha Centauri star system. …

Earth Shines in Dramatic New Pictures From Space

The first high-resolution images from an advanced weather satellite show our dynamic planet in vivid detail.<p>Get ready to see our home planet in a whole new light, thanks to stunning photos of Earth taken by a next-generation weather satellite.<p>The GOES-16 satellite is the latest in a series of …