Rick Cooper

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The Moon is about to do something it only does once every 28 years

The total solar eclipse that occurred this summer drew incredible excitement from even casual sky gazers, but our moon is about to perform a feat …

Astronomy

Photo tour: Behind the scenes at the Boeing factory

Boeing’s assembly line in Everett, Wash., is a must-see for aviation enthusiasts across the globe.<p>Housed in one of the world’s largest buildings, the facility is where Boeing’s 747, 767, 777 and 787 models are assembled. Some of Boeing’s 787s also are assembled at Boeing’s recently opened facility …

Aviation

Vancouver Aquarium bringing back belugas despite mysterious deaths

The Vancouver Aquarium says it will bring back beluga whales, ending months of speculation that the sudden deaths of two belugas last year —and …

Western Canada

NASA has revealed the most compelling evidence yet that Europa may be able to support life

The Hubble Space Telescope first caught a glimpse of water vapor jutting off the surface of Jupiter's tiny moon Europa in 2013. But scientists were skeptical, so a team performed follow-up observations throughout 2014 to see if these jets of water would reappear. Sure enough, Hubble caught three …

Astronomy

A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

Terrorists may have brought down EgyptAir flight, officials say

Nearly four hours into a flight from Paris to Cairo, an Egyptian passenger plane with 66 people aboard abruptly swerved and plunged thousands of feet before vanishing from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.<p>The disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 was the third major air …

You Can See This Supernova Grow

Tycho Brahe's famed supernova just keeps on giving.<p>That pulsing blob seen above isn't a patch of Japanese moss or a close-up of a virus; it's the extended-edition death rattle of a star that blew up roughly 10,000 years ago.<p>The light from that event reached Earth in November of 1572, suddenly …

Dashcam catches giant fireball blazing in New England sky

<b>(CNN) —</b> It looks like something out of a movie -- the bad part of the movie, when the earth buckles under some crazy astronomical event and everyone has to go live on the moon.<p>For a few seconds, the sky over Portland, Maine, lights up as a giant fireball crashes through Earth's atmosphere.<p>Dashcam …

Meteorites

Evaluating Our Importance In The Universe

For the past two weeks we've been exploring some of the questions related to life's origin on Earth and possibly elsewhere.<p>We know life was present on Earth at least 3.5 billion years ago. It may have been present even earlier, but results remain controversial. The window of opportunity for life to …

Biology

The Search For Alien Life Is Getting Bigger, Weirder, And More Contentious

Recent speculation over “alien megastructures” has reignited a heated debate over the best way of getting in touch with extraterrestrials.<p>It may not be common knowledge on Earth, but the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is heating up—and so is the debate about how to do …

Aliens

More Evidence That Early Earth Collided Head-On With Another Planet

A bigger bang<p>Soon after the Earth coalesced in the early solar system, it was hit by another planet, Theia. The collision formed the moon, but researchers are still trying to piece together exactly what happened, including what happened to Theia. For years, researchers have thought that Theia might …

Earth Science

Hebrides rocket launch: The space milestone we almost missed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1224000/1224217_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522776590_f84438df874c59da551dac3100806c83<p><b>Scotland has scored another first in space.</b><p>A rocket from the Hebrides missile range in the Western Isles has become the first vehicle to be …

Space Travel

Close call? Asteroid could pass Earth by 11k miles, 95% closer than the moon

A recently discovered asteroid is scheduled to fly by Earth in March, but NASA can’t quite tell how far away it will be when that happens. One …