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Rosetta's Comet Lander Will Revive After Bumpy Touchdown, Scientists Say

Hopes rise for reviving the hibernating lander's solar power as comet receives more sunlight.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—Fear not for Philae: The little lost lander could reawaken as soon as February, the Rosetta mission team said Wednesday. Increasing sunlight almost guarantees an end to the probe's current …

Thousands of International Space Station images used to create stunning timelapse film – video

A French video editor has compiled thousands of photographs to create a timelapse view from the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth. The pictures were taken by space station crew members between 2011 and 2014. Guillame Juin told Guardian Australia he had used about 4,000 images. All …

Rosetta Spacecraft Suggests Asteroids, Not Comets, Birthed Earth's Oceans

Ice on comet 67P displays chemistry unlike seawater, the spacecraft circling overhead reveals.<p>Asteroids, not comets, likely delivered Earth's ancient oceans from space, concludes a Wednesday study from the Rosetta spacecraft, now in orbit around a comet that is a frozen relic from the dawn of the …

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

Findings from Rosetta spacecraft’s Rosina instrument appear to suggest previously held theory is simplistic<p>The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

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Astronomers Spy Monster Star Merger on the Move

A coming collision could let astronomers peek at the birth of a jumbo star.<p>Twin monster stars are merging, astronomers report, in a confirmation of a long-held theory on how supermassive stars are born.<p>A Spanish astronomy team reports the eclipsing binary star system, known as MY Camelopardalis (MY …

Mountain-sized asteroid is heading towards Earth, says scientist

A Russian scientist has discovered a huge asteroid '2014 UR116' passes Earth every three years<p>A mountain-sized asteroid which crosses paths with the Earth every three years has been discovered by a Russian scientist.<p>Vladimir Lipunov, a professor at Moscow State University, said the space rock, …

Asteroids

Coming In 2015: The First Spacecraft Encounter With Pluto

What's on the horizon for the New Horizons spacecraft<p>On Saturday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft awoke from a very long slumber. The space probe – which has been traveling for nearly nine years and has traversed 3 billion miles of space – has spent much of its life in “hibernation” in order to …

Solar System

Bringing it all back home: how techno is poised to return to Detroit

On a chilly afternoon two days after Thanksgiving, hundreds of Detroiters piled into a downtown cafe to discuss a local issue that’s been getting a lot of attention lately: the possibility of a techno club and cultural center at Fisher Body Plant 21, one of the city’s many abandoned auto …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Gerald Scarfe surrounded by his artwork for Pink Floyd The Wall

Gerald Scarfe surrounded by his artwork for Pink Floyd The Wall

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Pink Floyd Dark Side of The Moon artwork proposal by David Hardy 1973. From David Hardy’s book ‘Hardyware, The art of David Hardy.’<p>As a long time Pink Floyd and David Hardy fan I was pleasantly surprised to discover that Hardy had submitted an artwork proposal for their Dark Side of the Moon album. I don’t remember reading about this in any Pink Floyd biographies. On the other hand, given the band’s dislike of the term ‘space rock’ they were often described as, I can see why it was …

New Foo Fighters and Pink Floyd albums soar on charts, while Nickelback bombs

It’s been a pretty pedestrian year for rock music in general, but the last two weeks have seen three of the genre’s biggest bands return with new …

Arctic Monkeys and Pink Floyd spinning record sales of vinyl records

Two distinct types of music lovers are buying LPs in numbers not seen since the 1990s.<p>Hoary old rockers like Pink Floyd and young upstarts like Arctic Monkeys are driving a resurgence in popularity for the humble vinyl record -- and for the first time in nearly two decades, more than 1 million …

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Scrubbed! Glitches Push NASA To Delay The First Flight Of Orion

NASA will attempt to launch the unmanned capsule again on Friday morning<p><b>Update 9:35 a.m.</b> And just like that, the launch has been scrubbed for today. NASA will try again in 24 hours. That's the way rocket science goes sometimes. Check PopSci.com tomorrow for live coverage of the next launch</b> …

Orion: highly anticipated Nasa launch postponed after multiple attempts

Nasa scrubbed the much-hyped launch of its unmanned Orion spacecraft Thursday morning after a boat, winds and a valve glitch prevented engineers from sending its newest ship deep into space.<p>Orion was scheduled for a dawn liftoff – 7.05am ET – from Nasa’s base in Cape Canaveral, Florida, but a boat …

Orion launch: The world's race to Mars in 60 seconds

As Nasa tests out its Orion spacecraft, which will one day take astronauts to Mars, we take a look at the other nations racing to get to the red planet<p>Nasa's spacecraft Orion is the most advanced ever built and scientists hope that one day it will be responsible for taking astronauts to Mars.<p>Two …

Giant Blast Shuts Down Starburst Galaxy

Astronomers spot gas bursts that may disrupt star formation.<p>For the first time, astronomers have spotted a critical moment in the life of galaxies: high-speed eruptions of gas that may halt the birth of stars.<p>Galaxies, such as our own Milky Way, are vast islands of stars littering space. How …

The yin-yang of sea ice at Earth’s poles

Arctic sea ice is decreasing. Antarctic sea ice is at an all-time high. How can that be? This 3-minute video offers an explanation.<p>The world is …