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Hole in One! Mars Orbiter Spies Opportunity Rover's Crater Landing Site (Photo)

A new photo shows just how improbable the Mars rover Opportunity's January 2004 hole-in-one landing really was.<p>The image — which was taken on April 8 …

Brain hemorrhage: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

A brain hemorrhage refers to bleeding in the brain. This medical condition is also known as a brain bleed or an intracranial hemorrhage.<p>The brain is …

Neurology

Our Discovery of a Minor Planet Beyond Neptune Shows There May Not Be 'Planet Nine' After All

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Trump wants NASA to send humans to Mars pronto — by his second term ‘at worst’

What we are reporting here isn't fake news. But it doesn't feel exactly like real news, either. It's in that foggy realm of Trump news in which everything is slightly ambiguous and wobbly and internally inconsistent and almost certainly improvisational and not actually grounded in what you could …

What's The Largest Planet In The Universe?

In our Solar System, Jupiter is the largest planet we have, but what’s the upper limit to planetary size?<p>If you get too much mass together in a single object, its core will fuse lighter elements into heavier ones.<p>At about eighty times the mass of Jupiter, you’ll have a true star, burning hydrogen …

Universe

NASA Just Completely Shut Down Climate Change Deniers On Facebook

Environment Photo credit: Screenshot from Bill Nye's Facebook page.Comment sections are always fun places, especially when impassioned issues are …

A New Planet in our Solar System? NASA Takes a Look

NASA

The shape of wings to come

Future aircraft wings will ripple with adaptive, shape-shifting, quiet moving parts rather than noisy hinged flaps.<p>Over a century ago, the aviators who followed the Wright Brothers into the air suddenly turned away from building rickety wood-and-wire flying machines that physically warped the shape …

When does the Age of Aquarius begin?

The Age of Aquarius starts when the vernal equinox point moves out of constellation Pisces and into Aquarius. When will that be? There’s no …

The best places to see this weekend's five-way planetary alignment

Keep your eyes on the skies, stargazers! Starting Saturday morning, five planets will be visibly aligned in a cosmic assembly that hasn't happened in more than a decade.<p>As you can see in the diagram above, the string of planets includes Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. The only planets in …

What will power tomorrow’s spacecraft?

The missions that will last decades or longer will need a new generation of power sources. What are the options?<p>Power systems are a critical part of a spacecraft. They need to be able to operate in extreme environments and be utterly reliable. Yet, with the ever-increasing power demands of more …

Russian envoy Putin sent to tell Bashar al-Assad to go dead weeks later

Western officials believe the head of Russia's GRU intelligence service told Syria's dictator to step down during a meeting in Damascus last year<p>Vladimir Putin dispatched an envoy to Syria to tell Bashar al-Assad to step down, according to Western officials.<p>The Russian president’s chosen messenger …

Middle East

New species of human found

Scientists say they have found a total of 1,550 bones representing 15 individuals. They say it’s the largest fossil hominin find on the African …

This face tells us why we must rethink our views on our ancestors

More than 1,500 fossils from the Rising Star cave system in South Africa have been named as a new human species, <i>Homo naledi</i>, one which displays a unique combination of human and non-human traits throughout the skeleton.<p>In September 2013, two cavers discovered bones in an almost inaccessible chamber …

Anthropology

Data from ESA's Philae lander provide insight into the origin of comets

The findings tell us what conditions were like in the early Solar System<p>The European Space Agency's Philae lander made history last November when it became the first spacecraft to land on a comet. Unfortunately, that landing turned out to be a bit of a mess. Some of Philae's hardware malfunctioned …