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How We Know How Many Galaxies Are In The Universe, Thanks To Hubble

As the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 25th anniversary, it’s easy to take for granted all we’ve learned thanks to its incredible discoveries. But don’t forget that when it was first launched, the spherical aberration in the primary mirror caused all the images it was returning to be blurry …

Dark Matter is Darker Than Once Thought

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when …

Did Jupiter Smash Solar System's First Earthlike Planets?

Jupiter may have acted like a giant wrecking ball in the newborn solar system, roaming in to destroy an early generation of inner planets before retreating to its current orbit, researchers say.<p>The typical planetary system is made up of a few super-Earths — rocky planets up to 10 times the mass of …

Astronomy

Simulating SpaceX’s Mars Rocket Engine on a virtual grid

In addition to running real tests with actual rocket fuel in the field on a daily basis, SpaceX is running simulations of launches on high-powered …

Astronauts capture vivid Aurora display from International Space Station

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had a unique view of the vivid Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, which lit up the night sky …

Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now

A rare G4, "severe" geomagnetic storm, is underway. It has the potential to disrupt radio transmission signals, cause problems with the electrical …

SpaceX says boosting output, on track for 13 rocket launches this year | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, is rapidly increasing production of the engines that power its Falcon 9 rocket and expects to meet its target of 13 launches and two test flights this year, President Gwynne Shotwell told Reuters.<p>The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket, …

Koreans produce world’s first cloned dog - Technology & science - Science | NBC News

South Korea’s pioneering stem cell scientist has cloned a dog, smashing another biological barrier and reigniting a fierce ethical debate — while producing a perky, lovable puppy.<p>The researchers, led by Woo-Suk Hwang, insist they cloned an Afghan hound, a resplendent supermodel in a world of mutts, …

Genetics

Scientists Take DNA Sample From Woolly Mammoth Leg for Cloning Project

A group of Russian and South Korean researchers has begun their attempt to clone a woolly mammoth, starting by extracting DNA from a spectacularly well-preserved specimen discovered in the Siberian permafrost in 2013. The project is led by Hwang Woo-Suk, a Korean cloning scientist who was the focus …

Genetics

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Mercury's Odd Surface Features Mapped by NASA Spacecraft

Two new maps of Mercury taken by a NASA probe have identified never-before-seen formations on the planet's surface.<p>The previously unidentified …

Astronomy

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Adventure<p>Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of …

Hiking

How Do We Know Dark Energy Exists?

<i>We have no idea what it dark energy is, so how are we pretty sure it exists?</i><p>I’ve talked about how astronomers know that dark matter exists. Even …

Dark Matter

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Google Analytics

10 Amazing Places to Hike before you Die

For all the hiking lovers out there, here’s a list of some of the most amazing and beautiful places in the world to hike. If you are not a hiker, …

Hiking

Scientists fly kites on Earth to study Mars

An unconventional research method allow planetary scientists to develop digital terrain models -- think Google Earth on steroids -- of geologic …

Monster Black Hole Is the Largest and Brightest Ever Found

Astronomers have discovered the largest and most luminous black hole ever seen — an ancient monster with a mass about 12 billion times that of the …

These NASA Photos of Space Station Crew Landing Are Simply Amazing

NASA captured some amazing photos of three International Space Station crewmembers returning to Earth after a 167-day space mission.<p>In one of the …

Space Exploration