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This is what the F-22 Raptor's replacement will be like

The F-22 Raptor is already the most lethal fighter jet ever built, severely outclassing virtually every other aircraft of a similar class fielded by the rest of the world's air forces.<p>But with the advent of newer anti-aircraft defense systems, stealth-defeating tracking technologies and the …

The Bizarre Story of ‘Vasa,’ the Ship That Keeps On Giving

<i>Vasa</i> was the world’s most high-tech warship when it set sail. Today, it’s a resource for naval historians and archaeologists–and a cautionary tale …

South Korea showed off a missile that could kill Kim Jong Un deep inside a bunker

South Korea displayed a particularly interesting capability with a domestically-designed Hyunmoo-II missile launch that penetrated deep into an underground bunker and vaporized a dummy.<p>After the initial test of the new Hyunmoo variant on June 23, a spokesman for the South Korea's president said the …

NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Confirms Frozen Water

"It is with great pride and a lot of joy that I announce today that we have found proof that this hard bright material is really water ice and not …

Watch the Navy's Railgun Catapult Launch Its First Fighter Jet

The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) is a fully electric, magnetically-powered way of launching fighter jets.<p>The USS <i>Gerald R. Ford</i> launched and recovered its first fighter jet on Friday. This test, performed just six days after commissioning, was not only the new carrier's first …

Earth Will Have Its Last Total Solar Eclipse in About 600 Million Years

During the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, skywatchers will direct most of their attention to the sun, but don't forget about the moon: Its slow …

A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live.

Today, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you <i>will</i> be able to see it. Even though the “totality” — the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon — is only 70 miles wide, the whole country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will experience a partial …

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Goodbye Planet Nine, Hello Planet Ten

There are eight known planets in our solar system. Beyond the orbit of Neptune, there are small icy worlds like Pluto and Eris, but none that rival the planets in size. But could there be a planet lurking in the depths of our solar system?<p>It’s possible that there is a planet in the outer solar …

Universe

Dunkirk running time confirmed: Christopher Nolan's WWII epic is a whole hour shorter than Interstellar

The runtime of <i>Dunkirk</i> has positioned Christopher Nolan's forthcoming WWII epic as his shortest film since his 1998 directorial debut.<p><i>Following</i> has a …

What happens if astronauts get sick in space?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doctors can't make house calls to the International Space Station, but even if they could, Earth's routine practices like setting up an IV, taking a blood sample or even keeping a wound clean are incredibly difficult.<p>Consider heart attacks. Even the healthiest astronauts could suffer …

Medicine

Elon Musk Details His Vision For A Self-Sustaining City On Mars

In a paper summarizing remarks from a recent talk, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk makes his argument for the feasibility of a “self-sustaining city on Mars,” further expanding on a vision he initially laid out in 2012 and has continued to refine since then.<p>Of longstanding concern to Musk, as …

Donald Glover Knows Why Lando Is Many Fans’ Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character

Donald Glover never got his chance to play Peter Parker in <i>The Amazing Spider-Man</i> (which, in retrospect, is probably a good thing), but he’s since been cast as another iconic pop culture character: Lando Calrissian. The “Redbone” singer, who’s planning to retire his Childish Gambino alter-ego, will …

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NASA Will Reach Unique Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion Four Years Early

NASA has fast-tracked the Psyche mission to visit a one-of-a-kind asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion.<p>Unlike most asteroids that are either icy or rocky, 16 Psyche is composed almost entirely of metallic iron and nickel, similar to the core of the Earth. If anyone could mine that asteroid, the …

Space Exploration

Roger Moore, star of 7 James Bond films, dead at 89

Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89.<p>The British actor died Tuesday after a short …

James Bond

Roger Moore – Saint, Persuader and the suavest James Bond – dies aged 89

The much-loved English actor, who made his name on the small screen before taking on the mantle of 007, has passed away in Switzerland<p>Related: Irreverent and knowing as James Bond: Sir Roger Moore obituary<p>He was the epitome of the suave English gent, quipping sweatlessly in a bespoke three-piece …

James Bond

Nasa should get rid of International Space Station as soon as possible and go to Mars instead, says Buzz Aldrin

Nasa needs to retire the International Space Station as soon as possible, according to Buzz Aldrin.<p>The US can't afford to keep running the floating …

'Rogue One' Fan Edit Makes it Feel Like a Real 'Star Wars' Movie

The iconic John Williams <i>Star Wars</i> theme did not play at the beginning of <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</i>, but in one alternate universe, it did, and the …

Star Wars

Raw Images

Using an onboard focusing process, the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) aboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity created this product by merging two to eight …

SpaceX just broke a 10-year monopoly on launching top-secret spy satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Florida on Monday, carrying the company's first satellite for the US military, and breaking a 10-year monopoly held by a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.<p>The 23-story tall rocket took off from its seaside launch pad at Kennedy Space Center at 7:15 …

A Very Serious Literary Analysis Of the Fast and the Furious Films

Why the blockbuster series deserve to be treated like all other works of high art.<p>The <i>Fast and the Furious</i> franchise is the pinnacle of modern cinema. We know this. Off the top of my head I can't think of another franchise that's been successful on so many fronts. It's profitable, it has longevity, …

You Can Search NASA’s Entire Photo Archive on This Easy-to-Use Website

NASA just launched an updated Image and Video Library website that puts the entire NASA photo archive at your fingertips, just one keyword search …

The US Navy's new futuristic aircraft carrier just passed its first major test

The US Navy's USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier just returned home to Newport News, Virginia, on Friday after hitting the seas for the first time during builder's trials.<p>During the trials, shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls tested out the basic functions of the Ford, including cranking up its …

Military

30 'Fast and Furious' Franchise Facts You Might Not Know (Photos)

All the “Fast and Furious” trivia you need to get in the mood for “Fate of the Furious”

Water On Mars: NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Snaps Image Of Layered Deposits In Melas Basin

In recent years, observations made using NASA’s Curiosity rover and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have provided ample evidence that water …

Elon Musk just made his smartest strategic move ever for Tesla

Yes, he's also a billionaire, presiding over Tesla and SpaceX, with plans to save the world and colonize Mars.<p>But when you get right down to it, Musk has never forgotten what it was like to live on the entrepreneurial edge. In 2008, Tesla nearly went bankrupt. Only a last-minute fund-raise staved …

Mission impossible: Abandoned Soviet space rocket in derelict hanger, in pictures

Star Wars Rebels: Dave Filoni Discusses Kallus' Arc, Maul's Fate, and More of Season 3's Big Storylines

Refreshers included!<p><i>Warning: Full spoilers for Star Wars Rebels: Season 3 follow.</i><p>Star Wars Rebels just wrapped up its third season, with several …

Finally, some details about how NASA actually plans to get to Mars

“We are ready to start putting pencils to paper and cutting hardware."<p>NASA has spent the last six years building the massive Space Launch System …

US Air Force considers dumping undefeated fighter jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 1980s-era combat jet that has long been hailed as the most successful dog-fighting aircraft in US history may have finally met its match.<p>It is not an enemy plane that is threatening to end the F-15 Eagle's 40-year reign as king of the skies, but rather the US Air Force's latest …

Military

21 Movies I'm Embarrassed to Admit I Love

We all have them. Our guilty pleasure movies. Movies we like that we don’t like to tell other people. Films that bring us unbridled joy while making …