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700-year-old viruses found in ancient reindeer poop

Scientists have discovered two viruses that were preserved for 700 years in frozen reindeer poop collected from northern Canada.<p>One of the viruses had probably infected plant material that passed through the animal's digestive system; the other appears to have infected insects that swarmed around …

Biology

Astronomers Spot First Ice Giant Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have discovered the first "ice giant" outside our solar system--an exoplanet that looks a lot like the icy worlds in our own solar system, Uranus and Neptune.<p>The first-of-its-kind discovery may answer some big questions about how these strange planets formed the way they did--in our …

Interstellar Travel Won't Look Anything Like The Movie

The astronaut leading humankind's journey to the stars says if we want to get to another Earth, we'll have to expand our thinking.<p>Christopher Nolan's <i>Interstellar</i> imagines a human journey to planets beyond our star. That trip would of course be impossible in today's terms. But there's good news for …

Space Travel

Rocket Explodes, Aborting NASA Mission to Resupply Space Station

No injuries were reported in the launch explosion on Tuesday.<p>In a fiery nighttime explosion, an Antares rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded seconds after launch on Tuesday.<p>Launched at 6:22 p.m. EDT, the spacecraft ascended straight up before an explosion blossomed …

A New View of Jupiter Reveals 'Eye' of its Storm

NASA/JPL-Caltech<p>NASA/The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI)<p>NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Wisc.<p>NASA/ESA/P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley, …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a prize-winning fireball and helicopter and an epic view of a space walk.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Fuelling fighter jets and European lights<p>Underwater spies and cheerleader robots<p>Fire-bombing airliners and awesome black …

Video: Comet Siding Spring’s close encounter with Mars

Here’s a 2-minute video on the comet’s October 19 near-miss of Mars, and how orbiting spacecraft will evade onslaught of dust particles from the …

It’s hot enough on this exoplanet to melt steel

The most detailed weather map ever made of an exoplanet orbiting another star 260 light-years away from Earth shows a world with daytime temperatures …

The Moon and the Oh-My-God Particle

How our nearest celestial neighbor can help scientists probe the extremes of the cosmos.<p><b>Let's turn the moon into the largest cosmic ray detector</b> in the solar system. That's the outlandish sounding proposal from Justin Bray, a scientist from the University of Southampton in the U.K. He's in search …

Mars spacecraft set for close comet flyby

An international fleet of five Mars orbiters and two rovers will have ringside seats when a mountain-size comet streaks by on Oct. 19, passing within …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Ripples Run, Astronauts Walk, and a Star Pulses

Ripples race across Mars, astronauts go for a walk, and a star pulses in this week's best space pictures.

MESSENGER spacecraft sees lunar eclipse from Mercury

The MESSENGER spacecraft, now orbiting Mercury, caught the images to make this movie of last Wednesday’s lunar eclipse. See Earth and moon from …

Weather Of Wild Exoplanet Mapped Using Hubble Telescope

With scorching temperatures day and night, WASP-43b ain’t no place to live.<p>About 260 light years away from Earth, there is a wild exoplanet about the size of Jupiter -- but with double its mass. Known as WASP-43b, this huge planet orbits its host star, an orange dwarf, in just 19 short hours, …

Universe

The Sun Looks Uncannily Like A Jack-O-Lantern, Just In Time For Halloween

Halloween is on its way, and everyone’s starting to get into the festive spirit. Even the sun, it seems, wants to get in on the fun.<p>On Wednesday, the same day that skywatchers were treated to a full "blood moon," NASA captured a spooky image of the sun looking uncannily like a glowing …

Volcanoes Reveal Lunar Eruptions Long-Lived

Changing Planet<p><b>Astronomers are moonstruck! The man in the moon, we learned just last week, formed from dark flowing lava over three billion years ago, instead of a long supposed giant asteroid impact.</b><p><b>Now, we learn that same volcanism may have kept on erupting until surprisingly recent …

Shedding light on the moon’s dark side

Tonight – February 12, 2019 – the moon is at or near its first quarter phase, which means the portion of the moon we see from Earth is 50% …

From dyed shirts to dense matter – your science questions answered

Laundry “colour catchers” promise to save you from accidentally dyeing your clothes in the wash. But how do they work, asks Christoph, by email<p>Colour catchers are sheets that are popped in to the wash to prevent coloured items ruining your whites when they are washed together. Pioneered in the …

Comet Siding Spring near M6

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring near the star cluster M6 on October 9, 2014.<p>Rolando Ligustri in Italy caught Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring passing …

The Greatest Space Hack Ever

How duct tape and tube socks saved three astronauts<p>In NASA’s 56 years of operation, it has put men on the moon and robots on Mars. But one of its greatest achievements is less well known: the hack that saved the lives of three stranded astronauts in 1970.<p>When an oxygen tank exploded as Apollo 13 …

Knowledge Management

Giant Blast of X-Rays Traced to Dead Star

Ultraluminous x-rays found spurting from dead stars may overturn the idea that only actively feeding black holes have the power to fire up these displays.<p>Astronomers have pinned down the origins of an especially spectacular fountain of x-rays from a distant galaxy. The surprising source of all …

MIT Students Claim Astronauts Will Starve On 'Mars One' Mission

But CEO Bas Lansdorp says the study used bad data.<p>PhD students at MIT published a study this week that seems to debunk Mars One's plan to land humans on Mars by 2025 using existing technology. They say that without dramatic improvements in equipment life, the space colonists, who would have no way …

Mars

Active moon volcanos in geologically recent times

Last volcanic activity on moon thought to be a billion years ago. Now small lava flows on moon’s dark plains suggest activity as recently as 50 …

Starwatch: The Andromeda Galaxy

The Square of Pegasus is not the most striking asterism in the sky. With corner stars of the second magnitude or fainter, and sides around 15° long, it can easily be overlooked. It is also so empty that one test of sky quality is to count the number of stars visible to the naked eye within it – if …