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Pluto Is Actually Bigger Than Earth, If You Include Its Atmosphere

It's the only fair way to do the comparison, really.<p>And this is a conservative estimate: Pluto's atmosphere could actually be even bigger than it's shown in the image above. We'll have to wait for New Horizons to get there later this year to find out for sure.

The Story Behind Earth's "Other" Moon And Its Completely Whacked Orbit

We all know and love the moon. We're so assured that we only have one that we don't even give it a specific name. It's just <i>The Moon</i>. But the moon is …

Rare doomed planet with extreme seasons discovered

A rare planet has been discovered, and it doesn’t seem like a stop anyone would want to make on an intergalactic cruise. Found by two research teams independently of each other, Kepler-432b is extreme in its mass, density, and weather. Roughly the same size of Jupiter, the planet is also doomed- in …

Voyager 1 spacecraft approaches edge of Solar System

Now traveling at a speed of around 38,000 mph (61,155 km/h) and some 10.8 billion miles (17.38 billion km) from the Sun, Voyager 1 has reached a …

Astronomy

NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Space Engineers: Planets, oxygen, DirectX 11, optimizations and multi-player

People keep asking us "<b>what is the next big feature to be added to Space Engineers</b>". As at the moment the <b>major part of our plan focuses on long-term</b> …

Game Development

What Would It Be Like to Live on Mars?

The idea of living on Mars has been a staple of science fiction since the 19th century, when American astronomer Percival Lowell speculated that the …

Scientists Discover Another Earth!

Gregg Prescott, M.S. <i>In5D.com</i><p>NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope recently discovered an Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star within the habitable zone …

What if the universe had no beginning?

Reports of the death of the Big Bang have been greatly exaggerated. Big Bang theory is alive and well. At the same time, our universe may not have a …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Mind-Controlled Drones Are Already A Reality

Daniel Pack, who manages the Unmanned Systems Laboratory at the University of Texas at San Antonio, told Business Insider that his goal is to be able to create entire groups of drones controlled with a simple thought.<p>Thanks to a $300,000 grant from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, professors …

What to expect when you're expecting an iPhone 6 (or iWatch)

Look, going off the sheer number of leaks we've seen the past few months, there's no way you didn't know Apple was planning to unveil a horde of new gadgets next week. Hell, the folks in Cupertino are even counting down to the event (and the livestream that goes with it) on Apple.com. If all those …

IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented

Saving files to memory is something that's supposed to be mostly invisible for the end user. We don't need to think about it; it just has to work. But whether it's a solid-state or hard disk drive, conventional storage solutions have their limitations -- namely, speed, rewritability and durability. …