Tina Fec

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Dawn Delivers New Image of Ceres

The Nation's T. Rex Invades the Smithsonian

An early morning arrival marks the end of a journey for a Tyrannosaurus rex that museum officials shipped from Montana to Washington, D.C.<p>Under cloudy skies and the threat of rain, conservators at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History unloaded the Nation's <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>. Sixteen …

Witch Head nebula

Sure, Halloween is over, but check out this witch!<p>It doesn’t take a vivid imagination to see the screaming witch’s head in this new image of nebula …

Astronomy

New idea for how Earth’s core formed

An iron melt network helped grow Earth’s core, a Stanford study suggests<p>Stanford scientists recreated the intense pressures and temperatures found …

Earth Science

Map of 6,000 clouds pinpoints where stars are born

Astronomers have completed the largest-ever survey of dense gas clouds in the Milky Way—pockets shrouded in gas and dust where new stars are being …

Trapped In A Fossil: Remnants Of A 46-Million-Year-Old Meal

Scientists who study why species vanish are increasingly looking for ancient DNA. They find it easily enough in the movies; remember the mosquito blood in Jurassic Park that contained dinosaur DNA from the bug's last bite? But in real life, scientists haven't turned up multi-million-year-old DNA in …

Colliding galaxies, Martian moons and the black hole in the Milky Way's heart – in pictures

Photograph: Chandra X-ray Observatory/NASA<p>Observations with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed a massive cloud of multimillion-degree gas in a galaxy about 60 million light years from Earth. The hot gas cloud is likely caused by a collision between a dwarf galaxy and a much larger …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Research provides new insight into how the Earth's core was formed

"A complex, multi-stage process."<p>Scientists have long puzzled over just how the core of our planet was formed, and new research out of Stanford University suggests that it could have been a long and complicated process. The research shows that the core could have been formed through a process …

Astronomers discover 10 more free-floating planets in the milky way

Astronomers have found a clutch of planets that wander alone through interstellar space. The discovery of the objects, which do not orbit any star, will help scientists better understand how planetary systems form and evolve.<p>The 10 free-floating planets are thousands of light years in the direction …

Lonely planet found wandering a mere 80 light years from Earth

Astronomers have found a planet, a mere 80 light years from Earth, that is wandering the heavens alone. The free-floating planet, named PSO J318.5-22, is a gas giant with six times the mass of Jupiter and is a relative newborn as far as planets go, having formed only 12 million years ago.<p>"We have …

Scientists Create Martian Clouds On Earth

Experiments in a sealed aluminum chamber could tell scientists more about how clouds form on Mars.<p>Two summers ago, in a sealed aluminum chamber in Germany, an international team of scientists created 10 Mars-like clouds. Each alien puff formed over about 15 minutes, under conditions mimicking the …

Astronomy

All you need to know: Eta Aquariid meteors

In 2018, the forecast calls for the greatest number of Eta Aquariid meteors to fall before dawn on May 5. Unfortunately, the waning gibbous moon will …

Astronomy

New theory explains seeds of life in asteroids

An alternative to a long-taught – but largely discredited – theory that seeks to explain how biomolecules were once able to form inside of …

Physics

'Space slinky' revealed in 13-year time-lapse

A Window Into Google's Governing Design Principles

We all know Google design aesthetic from the products we consume, but it's rare to get a look at the unifying themes and intentions from Google's …

Inconsistency In The Big Bang Theory Resolved

Previous measurements of lithium isotopes in the galaxy may not have been entirely accurate. Woops!<p>A team of scientists working at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii has solved one of the vital inconsistencies in the Big Bang theory, reconciling observed data with our current theoretical models of how …

Nasa chief Bolden says agency can go where no man has gone before: Mars

If the prospect of spending a thousand days up to 140 million miles away from the Earth was not enough of a deterrent, killer radiation levels and …

Buzz Aldrin Wants To Send People On A One-Way Trip To Mars

In a wide-ranging interview with PopularScience.com, Aldrin talks about a mission to Mars, 34 years of sobriety and the future of American leadership in space.<p>With enough money and enough might, humans could probably get to Mars in the next couple of decades. It's a proposition made all the more …

ScienceCasts: Comet ISON Meteor Shower

Watch a 6-hour long spacewalk streamed live from the International Space Station

NASA is live-streaming a six-hour long spacewalk by two astronauts aboard the International Space Station today beginning at 10:06 AM EST on NASA TV. Two Russian astronauts from the current space station crew, Pavel Vinogradov and Roman Romanenko, will exit the station and entering the vacuum of …

Hubble celebrates 23 years on the job with a Horsehead of a different color

Astronomers have come out with a Horsehead Nebula of a different color to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 23rd birthday.<p>The iconic nebula in the constellation Orion, about 1,500 light-years away, can be seen even through small telescopes. In visible light, it's a dark dust cloud in the shape …

Are you ready for the Lyrid meteor shower?

Tips from an EarthSky community member on how to find a good location for the Lyrid meteor shower – and useful things to take with you if you decide …

Did life begin before Earth existed?

Two scientists using Moore’s Law to explain the exponential increase in life’s complexity have found that, by this measure, life is older than Earth …

Moore's Law

NASA's Kepler mission finds the most Earth-like planets yet

Scientists have found what they believe are the two most Earth-like exoplanets yet, shedding new light on the possibility of life outside our solar system. In a press conference, NASA announced a series of discoveries from its Kepler probe program, revealing the existence of three planets that …

Space telescope spots distant planets well placed for life

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - - Scientists using NASA’s Kepler space telescope have found the best candidates yet for habitable worlds beyond the solar system, including a pair of potentially life-friendly planets orbiting the same star, officials said on Thursday.<p>Relative sizes of Kepler …

Most Earthlike Planets Found Yet: A "Breakthrough"

New exoplanets are at right distance from sun to support life, scientists say.<p><b>Planet hunters are significantly closer to their goal of finding an "Earth twin" with the discovery of two planets similar in size to our own, astronomers with NASA's Kepler mission announced today.</b><p>The planets, described …

Stonehenge occupied 5,000 years earlier than previously thought

Stonehenge may have been occupied five thousand years earlier than previously thought, archaeologists claim.<p>Excavation of a site just a mile from the stone structure provided what researchers claim is the first firm evidence of continuous occupation from as early as 7,500BC.<p>Earlier evidence had …