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Uncertain Future for Earth’s Biggest Telescope

(<i>Hear Nadia Drake interviewed live about the Arecibo telescope on Science Friday from Public Radio International, on Friday June 10 at 2 p.m. EST/11 a.m. PST</i>.)<p>Tucked into a sinkhole in the Puerto Rican jungle, the world’s largest single-dish radio telescope scans the skies for signs of distant …

On Komodo island, tourists and giant lizards will just have to get along

Who needs Jurassic Park? In Indonesia, giant reptiles have their own national park, but a new airport development is bringing an influx of tourists to their domain<p>The first Komodo dragon I saw in the wild was a gorgeous adult female, blocking the trail like a two-metre-long sentinel in Indonesia’s …

An Oral History of the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

"No! No! No! They don't mean the shuttle! They don't mean the shuttle!"<p><i>This story appears in the February 2016 issue of Popular Mechanics. To hear the voices of the people interviewed for the story, check out the latest episode of the How Your World Works podcast.</i><p><b>January 28, 1986, 11:39 a.m., Cape</b> …

Nasa says the world is not going to end in September

Space agency kills off internet rumour by confirming an asteroid strike will not wipe out humanity in the next few weeks, or years, or decades<p>Good news for those with plans for October and beyond: the Earth will still be in existence.<p>Nasa has confirmed – after rumours swept the internet about an …

NASA photos of Earth: Comparing the planet 1972 to 2015

The 1972 "Blue Marble" photo of Earth offered a previously unseen view of the world: A single image of the planet lit by the sun. In an instant, the image became iconic.<p>Since that time, many satellite photos of Earth have been taken in different ways and from different views. Usually, because the …

NASA's Kepler spacecraft finds Earth's cousin

Earth 2.0<p>NASA's exoplanet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has spotted another Earth-like world. The space agency today announced the discovery of Kepler-452b, the smallest planet we've found yet orbiting inside a star's habitable zone — the places around a sun where it’s warm enough for liquid surface …

Enormous Black Hole Is Too Big for Its Galaxy

A newfound giant black hole nearly as massive as 7 billion suns is dozens of times larger than astronomers expected given its host galaxy's size, …

Pluto photographs thrill Nasa scientists after nine-year mission

Cheers, whoops and flag waving broke out at Nasa’s New Horizons control centre as scientists celebrated the spacecraft’s dramatic flyby of Pluto, considered the last unexplored world in the solar system.<p>The probe shot past at more than 28,000mph (45,000 km/h) at 12.49pm BST (7.49am ET) on a …

Pluto

New tastes for Canada’s classic rail

As the Rocky Mountaineer travels through some of the world’s most remote wilderness, passengers can pair Michelin-star quality cuisine with the stunning views.<p>In a tiny, 2m-wide kitchen in the shadows of the rugged, snow-capped Canadian Rockies, French-born chef Jean Pierre Guerin was pan-searing a …

10 Pieces Of Travel Photography Gear You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

<b>Vacation</b>Your opportunity to bring back pieces of art, not just pictures.And to seize it, you’re gonna need some gear.But first, you need to answer …

Backpacking

Grateful Dead end long, strange trip in Chicago

<b>Chicago (CNN) —</b> "You know our love will not fade away."<p>The chants and claps from Buddy Holly's classic song, one of the last the Grateful Dead say they will ever play with one another, echoed through the Soldier Field tunnels as a nation of Deadheads sang goodbye.<p>The Grateful Dead have always been …

Universes could be created during Tuesday's leap second

In our modern age of flash crashes and instantaneous global communication, a lot can happen in a second. That means that the extra " leap second" that will be officially added to our clocks Tuesday evening, delaying the start of July by one tick, is not nearly as insignificant as it might seem.<p>Yes, …

Tama the cat: 3,000 attend elaborate funeral for Japan’s feline stationmaster

Japan’s most famous cat, who saved an obscure railway line in rural Wakayama prefecture from financial ruin, earns posthumous status of Shinto goddess<p>In an outpouring of grief usually reserved for the passing of a cultural icon, thousands turned out at the weekend to bid a final farewell to a cat …

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Animation Shows How SpaceX Will Reuse Its Rockets [Video]

Complete with a rockin' soundtrack<p>These days, space enthusiasts are keeping a watchful eye on SpaceX as it strives for a potentially revolutionary goal. The private spaceflight company is trying to figure out a way to reuse its Falcon 9 rockets by landing them safely after they have launched into …

Space Travel

Planetary system older than once thought possible -- 11.2 billion years old

The oldest planetary system ever found has been spotted by astronomers. The ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets are about 11.2 billion years old.<p>Until now, scientists questioned whether rocky planets could have formed so long ago, just 2.6 billion years after the big bang. Now they have …

Beagle 2 found on surface of Mars after vanishing for 12 years

Britain's Beagle 2 lander has finally been spotted, 12 years after it went missing while trying to land on the surface of Mars<p>History books will need to be rewritten after scientists announced today that Beagle 2 has been <b>finally been found on Mars, 12 years after it vanished without trace</b>.<p>The …

Epic Landing on Saturn's Moon Titan Remembered 10 Years Later

Ten years ago today (Jan. 14), humanity got its first up-close look at a bizarre, frigid moon that may be capable of supporting life as we know …