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This Martian Crater Has a Weirdly Earth-Like Secret

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity was exploring an uncharted Martian valley last month when it encountered a shockingly familiar sight: Streams of rocks …

Opportunity Rover Celebrates 5,000 Days on Mars

NASA's long-lived Mars rover Opportunity has just rolled past another big milestone — 5,000 days on the Red Planet.<p>The golf-cart-size Opportunity …

Astrophotographer Spots Elon Musk's Roadster Cruising Through Space (Video)

After blasting off into space on SpaceX's new Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster has been spotted speeding through the solar system in a …

Is A ‘Mini Ice Age’ On The Way? The Grand Solar Minimum, Explained

Depending on where you get your news, you might think we’ve lucked out on climate change, or at least gotten even more of an extension on fixing it, because… the sun is cooling off?<p>You might be thinking “Wait, that <i>can’t</i> be right.” But it’s true. The sun is getting a little bit cooler, and is likely …

PHOTOS: These Images Were Captured Nearly 3.8 Billion Miles From Earth

At first glance the images are unremarkable. They're grainy, ill-defined, seemingly more akin to television static or an 8-bit video game than they are to the high-resolution masterworks sent back by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But take another look.<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft captured these …

Solar System

Nasa has spotted two gigantic asteroids heading towards Earth – is it time to panic?

Nasa has just spotted two huge space rocks which are headed towards Earth.<p>The space agency only caught sight of the pair of asteroids on Sunday – …

On This Day In History: Battle Of Fraustadt - One Of The Most One-Sided Swedish Victories - On Feb 3, 1706

Share this:<p><b>AncientPages.com -</b> <b>On February 3, 1706</b>, the Battle of Fraustadt was fought on February 3, 1706 (Swedish calendar) between Sweden and …

Service on Islay to remember sinking of SS Tuscania

<b>A service of commemoration has been held on the Scottish island of Islay to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the troopship SS Tuscania.</b><p>The ship was carrying more than 2,000 US soldiers at the end of World War One when it was torpedoed by a German U-boat close to the island.<p>Many of the …

Naval History

1918: The year that brought an armistice but also a world of death

All the while, the Spanish flu was ripping around the world, killing many victims within hours of their first symptoms. The deadliest pandemic since …

10 Huge Misconceptions About Famous Medieval Figures

Renaissance thinkers didn’t heap much praise on the Middle Ages, but the period is full of inspiring figures who performed epic deeds. They’ve stuck …

Hitler's Last Gamble: How the Battle of Kursk Sealed Nazi Germany's Fate

In 1939, and again in 1940, Adolf Hitler ignored the advice of his cautious generals and decisively ordered bold, creative plans to invade Poland and …

Don't listen to the naysayers: The City is Brexit-proof and will remain the world's financial hub

The City of London is in a strong position to maintain its status as the world’s financial capital. Many of the City’s strengths are deeply embedded …

Two new inflated 'hot Jupiters' discovered by astronomers

Astronomers have detected "hot Jupiter" exoplanets transiting two distant stars. The newly found alien worlds, designated EPIC 229426032 b and EPIC …

ISRO’s Chandrayaan-2 to land near moon's south pole, rover to spend 14 days on its surface

After Chandrayaan-1 launched in 2008 was a success, ISRO is gearing up to successfully land its very first lunar rover by the end of March 2018, as …

Scientists Spot One of the Oldest Stars in the Milky Way

Meet J0815+4729. If it were a Pokémon, it would be kind of like the Milky Way’s level-three Rattata.<p>A team of Spanish scientists spotted the star …