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Saturn's Death Star Moon Is Hiding Something

An ocean under the surface, perhaps?<p><b>After stringing together photos taken by</b> NASA's 17-year-old Cassini probe, a team of astrophysicists came across a strange and unexpected discovery: something deep inside Saturn's moon Mimas is inexplicably causing the moon to wobble. That means there's a mystery …

Dark matter may have been detected – streaming from the sun’s core

First direct detection of dark matter, thought to make up most of the matter in the universe, would be a historic breakthrough<p>An unusual signal picked up by a European space observatory could be the first direct detection of dark matter particles, astronomers say.<p>The findings are tentative and …

Too big to hop? Extinct giant kangaroos swaggered

More than 30,000 years ago, giant kangaroos walked the Earth. Three times the size of today's largest species, these colossal beasts were over 10 feet tall and weighed 240 kg — or 529 lbs. Because of their size, it was hard to tell if they would have moved around like kangaroos do today: by hopping …

Sugary soft drinks may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing

Research finds that people who reported drinking 350ml of fizzy drink per day had DNA changes typical of cells 4.6 years older<p>Consumption of sugary soda drinks such as cola and lemonade may be linked to accelerated DNA ageing, say researchers who have studied the impact of the drinks in more than …

NASA Hispanic Heritage Month Profile - Vicente Suarez

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APOD: Messier 6 and Comet Siding Spring (2014 Oct 17)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST) …

New drone photos show killer whales’ beautiful choreography

Scientists from the US government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), working with a team from the Vancouver Aquarium, have for the first time used drones to photograph killer whales—and the results are stunning.<p>The remote-controlled hexacopter, mounted with a high-resolution …

Hubble Just Found One Of The Faintest, Smallest, And Oldest Galaxies We've Ever Seen

The galaxy's light took 13 billion light years to reach Earth, and astronomers estimate that it formed when our universe was only 500 million years old. Although 500 million years is long time for us, it is miniscule compared to the age of our universe, 13.8 billion years.<p>Astronomers know of only …

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