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China Spotlight: Next AI Superpower?

Last year, China’s government put out its plan to lead the world in AI by 2030.

China

Solar System Exploration: NASA Science

Featured Destination<p>Blue skies. Red snow. And a heart-shaped glacier bigger than Texas.<p>The Mars Science Fleet: Six orbiters. Two rovers. And more on …

Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE)

Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) observes particles of solar, interplanetary, interstellar, and galactic origins, spanning the energy range from …

Six Things About Opportunity's Recovery Efforts

The global dust storm on Mars could soon let in enough sunlight for the Opportunity rover to recharge.

The terrible 'what if': how OCD makes every day a matter of life or death

OCD is often called the 'doubting disease' because deep down, the sufferer knows the thoughts are irrational.<p>The first time I thought someone contaminated my food was at the Paramus Park mall food court when I was 12. As the employee handed me an extra gooey Cinnabon nestled in crinkly tissue, I …

Mental Disorders

Spot The Station

Sighting Location<p>Select Location<p>Go<p>Change location<p>Location: Spring Valley, New York, United States<p>The following ISS sightings are possible from Friday …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Video Showing Lizards Holding on for Life Shows Natural Selection in Real Time

All the lizards were safely caught in a net.<p>Over the past decade, climate change has fueled more frequent and more unyielding tropical cyclones. In …

Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

Exploring Mars<p>Two landmark discoveries reveal organic carbon on the red planet, shaping the future hunt for life on Mars.<p>Day to day, it’s easy to lose sight of an astonishing fact: Since 2012, humankind has been driving a nuclear-powered sciencemobile the size of an SUV on another planet.<p>This …

Methane

One Quadrillion LHC Collisions Lead to a Rare Discovery — NOVA Next | PBS

Today, my colleagues reported a substantial new advance in our understanding of the Higgs boson, the particle that is responsible for giving mass to …

We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse

Why is there life in our universe? The existence of galaxies, stars, planets and ultimately life seem to depend on a small number of finely tuned …

2016 January 12 - The California Nebula

<b>The California Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Farmakopoulos Antonis<p><b>Explanation:</b> What's California doing in space? Drifting through the Orion Arm of …

A major physics experiment just detected a particle that shouldn't exist

Science News<p>There's something strange happening in the universe that is making humanity's most cutting-edge physics experiments contradict one another.<p>Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

Physics

Astronomers Spot a Distant and Lonely Neutron Star

Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy, using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray …

2018 May 16 - Rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud

<b>Rotation of the Large Magellanic Cloud</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Licence:</b> ESA, Gaia, DPAC<p><b>Explanation:</b> This image is not blurry. It shows in clear detail that the …

Cosmology

Europa by the Numbers

Galileo Galilei discovered Jupiter's moon Europa in 1610. More than four centuries later, astronomers are still making discoveries about its icy …

Jupiter

2018 May 11 - NGC 1360: The Robin's Egg Nebula

<b>NGC 1360: The Robin's Egg Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Josep Drudis, Don Goldman<p><b>Explanation:</b> This pretty cosmic cloud lies some 1,500 light-years …

Cosmology

2018 May 8 - The Observable Universe

<b>The Observable Universe</b> <b><br>Illustration Credit & Licence:</b> Wikipedia, Pablo Carlos Budassi<p><b>Explanation:</b> How far can you see? Everything you can see, and …

Universe

2018 April 27 - Gaia's Milky Way

<b>Gaia's Milky Way</b> <b><br>Image Credit and Copyright:</b> ESA, Gaia, DPAC<p><b>Explanation:</b> This grand allsky view of our Milky Way and nearby galaxies is not a …

2018 April 25 - Hubble's Jupiter and the Shrinking Great Red Spot

<b>Hubble's Jupiter and the Shrinking Great Red Spot</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble, OPAL Program, STScI; <i>Processing:</i> Karol Masztalerz<p><b>Explanation:</b> What …

2018 April 19 - NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula

<b>NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage Team - Reprocessing by Maksim Kakitsev<p><b>Explanation:</b> Blown by the wind from a …

2018 April 17 - M57: The Ring Nebula

<b>M57: The Ring Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; <i>Composition:</i> Giuseppe Donatiello<p><b>Explanation:</b> Except for the rings of Saturn, the …

2018 April 13 - Facing NGC 3344

<b>Facing NGC 3344</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> ESA/Hubble & NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> From our vantage point in the Milky Way Galaxy, we see NGC 3344 face-on. Nearly 40,000 …

2018 April 12 - M22 and the Wanderers

<b>M22 and the Wanderers</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Damian Peach<p><b>Explanation:</b> Wandering through the constellation Sagittarius, bright planets Mars and …

2018 April 8 - NGC 6960: The Witch's Broom Nebula

<b>NGC 6960: The Witch's Broom Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Pugh (Heaven's Mirror Observatory)<p><b>Explanation:</b> Ten thousand years ago, before the …

2018 April 5 - NGC 289: Swirl in the Southern Sky

<b>NGC 289: Swirl in the Southern Sky</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Adam Block, ChileScope<p><b>Explanation:</b> About 70 million light-years distant, gorgeous spiral …

2018 April 6 - NGC 3324 in Carina

<b>NGC 3324 in Carina</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Martin Pugh<p><b>Explanation:</b> This bright cosmic cloud was sculpted by stellar winds and radiation from the hot …

2018 March 30 - NGC 247 and Friends

<b>NGC 247 and Friends</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> CHART32 Team, <i>Processing -</i> Johannes Schedler<p><b>Explanation:</b> About 70,000 light-years across, NGC 247 is a …

2018 March 29 - NGC 2023 in the Horsehead's Shadow

<b>NGC 2023 in the Horsehead's Shadow</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Steve Mazlin, Mark Hanson, Warren Keller, Rex Parker, Tommy Tse,<br>and Peter Proulx (SSRO / …

2018 March 23 - Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula

<b>Sharpless 249 and the Jellyfish Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Albert Barr<p><b>Explanation:</b> Normally faint and elusive, the Jellyfish Nebula is caught in …