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Leading Theory Of Solar System Formation Just Disproved!

Looks like the inner planets formed *after* the gas giants moved to their current position, and Jupiter ejected a fifth giant, too!<p><i>“The stars look</i> …

NASA Is Looking for a Few Good Astronauts

They could also use some good space tech -- and one company is doing its best to help out with that.<p>Earth. It's got blue skies, pleasant beaches, …

Space Exploration

Why we need a new definition of the word 'planet'

Is it time for a new definition of “planet”?<p>UCLA astronomer and planetary scientist Jean-Luc Margot says the answer is yes.<p>The current definition was decreed by the International Astronomical Union just nine years ago. The problem is, it applies to only bodies within our solar system.<p>Margot …

New Evidence Points To A Local Origin For Earth's Oceans

The origin of Earth’s water is a bit of a mystery. While water is common in our solar system, it’s much more common in the outer solar system, such as Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Most of the worlds of the inner solar system are fairly dry. So how did Earth come to have large …

Pacific Ocean

The third brightest object in the sky

In December, the first British European Space Agency Astronaut, Tim Peake, will be heading to the International Space Station on the five-month-long Principia mission. Along with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Nasa astronaut Tim Kopra, he will launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome in …

Astronomy

Russia’s Syria intervention makes scant progress on the ground

CAIRO — More than six weeks of Russian airstrikes on rebel-held areas of Syria have failed to weaken the country’s insurgency, even as the military intervention has intensified international diplomatic efforts to end the four-year-long war.<p>The daily barrage of air attacks on targets across Syria, …

Middle East

Stunning tattoos honor military service

They're used to tell a story, to mark a significant life event or to outwardly display the pride felt on the inside. For some veterans and their loved ones, the tattoos they get to show military service do all of those things at the same time.<p>From parachutes to dog tags to camouflage patterns, the …