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NASA’s Juno probe beams back its first images from Jupiter’s orbit

Here they are: The first images from Juno's orbit around Jupiter. After a stunning orbital entry on July 4 — the probe, which had been traveling at upward of 125,000 mph, managed to slow down and enter orbit within a second and a centimeter of its target — Juno's instruments are back online.<p>Juno is …

Astronomy

Mars: A virtual reality tour of the Red Planet

The Long Journey<p>After NASA made it to the moon during the Apollo era, many thought that Mars would be next. Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the lunar surface in 1972, predicted we would be there by the end of the 20th century.<p>We’re still waiting, but sending humans to Mars is now the stated …

Space Exploration

We Could Be Living On The Moon In 10 Years Or Less

And it wouldn't actually be that expensive, thanks to robots, 3D printing, and SpaceX<p>"You are here to help humanity become a spacefaring species."<p>So said the opening line of a brochure for a workshop that took place in August 2014. It was a meeting of some of the greatest scientists and …

Hackers lost millions in bank heist because of sloppy spelling

Remember when your teachers told you spelling was important? Well, they weren’t wrong. Even if you’re going after a life of crime, as one group of hackers recently learned.<p>The not-so-sharp cyber criminals hacked into the servers of Bangladesh Bank and managed to get $81 million by bombarding the …

Federal Reserve

How Does NASA Decide Where Spacecraft Will Land When They Return To Earth?

<i>How does NASA decide where to land their spacecraft upon re-entry? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by C Stuart Hardwick, award-winning science fiction author, on Quora:</b><p>Spacecraft landing points …

Space Science

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Flight is delayed when a passenger opens emergency exit door for fresh air

The cabin crew and passengers on China Southern Airlines flight CZ3693 got a rude shock Wednesday morning when a passenger onboard the flight opened …

How We Saw the Moon: Top Ten Apollo Images

On February 26, 2016, we opened our latest exhibition of imagery, <i>A New Moon Rises</i>, in our Art Gallery. These stunning images of our largest satellite …

Star Chart Virtual Reality App Puts Planetarium on Your Smartphone

A new virtual reality app lets users explore the solar system up close, from scorching-hot Mercury to faraway Pluto and beyond.<p>The app, called Star …

Astronomy

After Equipment Woes, NASA Mission To Mars Is Rescheduled For 2018

A NASA mission to Mars that was originally scheduled to launch this month — then was canceled when a flaw was discovered in a pivotal piece of equipment — is back on the calendar. If all goes well, it will launch in 2018.<p>The InSight mission — or "Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, …

Space Science

Blue Origin is winning the race to make space tourism a reality

Space tourism is both exciting and frightening – the idea of experiencing life beyond earth and getting a glimpse of our planet from above is exhilarating but the safety aspect of it all, since tourists won’t be astronauts, makes me a little nervous.<p>When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced that his …

Jeff Bezos

This wild laser technology could speed up our journey to Mars, and help us find aliens

Aliens

Mercury once covered in black, carbon crust, study suggests

Ancient crust was buried, but major meteor impacts blow bits back up to the surface<p>Mercury is the planet closest to the dazzling light of the sun. So …

Pluto’s clouds might make it a planet again

Pluto has been a planet for most of the time we’ve known of its existence, but astronomers decided to demote it to a dwarf planet back in 2006. …

Muslim women escorted off plane for ‘staring’ at flight attendant

Two Muslim women were reportedly escorted off a JetBlue flight in Los Angeles, because a flight attendant “didn’t like the way the two women were …

Muslim Women