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SpaceX Rocket Launches 2 Communications Satellites Into Orbit (Video)

The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a pair of communications satellites to space Sunday (March 1), and you can see amazing videos and …

Dwarf Planet Ceres to Be Revealed in 'Stunning Detail' by NASA Probe

A NASA probe will arrive at Ceres Friday morning to begin unraveling the many mysteries of the dwarf planet — including the puzzling bright spots …

Astronomy

The Age of Disbelief - Photo Gallery

A Giant Leap for Doubters<p>Photograph by Richard Barnes<p>A worker adjusts an exhibit at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Skepticism about established science is hardly new, but the Internet has been a boon to fringe beliefs. Think the moon landings were faked? Go online—you’ll find plenty of …

NanoRacks Resumes Satellite Deployment From The International Space Station

Last summer, satellite deployers on board the International Space Station belonging to space science company NanoRacks developed issues that prevented some cubesats deployed into their orbits. After several months of work and repair, that company has been able to solve those issues and celebrated a …

Space Exploration

in News onMar 2, 2015 8:30 am

Unless you were under a blanket fort and on media lockdown for the majority of last month, you may have heard Chicago tied a 140-year-old record for …

Space

Russia Will Spin-Off ISS Parts for New Space Station

The Russian space agency Roscosmos says it will support U.S. plans to keep the International Space Station (ISS) operating through 2024, but then …

Space Exploration

NASA's Messenger Mission to Mercury Nears End

The first mission to orbit Mercury is nearing its end. Since arriving at the innermost planet in March 2011, the Messenger spacecraft has “rewritten …

Astronomy

Artist's 'Apollo 18' Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards

The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you're invited to witness it from New York City's Times Square.<p>Beginning at 11:57 p.m. EST tonight …

“Completely implausible”—a controversial paper exists, but so do black holes | Ars Technica

A researcher stands by her arguments against black holes; other scientists are skeptical.<p>There once was a time when the existence of black holes was …

Physics

After city crews leave, the space savers return

Trash collectors rolled through East Boston early Monday morning, seizing lawn chairs, joint compound buckets, and traffic cones as the city launched …

Space Travel

Astronomers Find a Dusty Galaxy That Shouldn't Exist

A object from the very early universe is bafflingly rich with dust that theory says shouldn't have formed yet.<p>Peering back in time to find the very earliest objects in the universe, an international team of astronomers has discovered a galaxy that shouldn't be there at all.<p>The problem, the …

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Watch: Spectacular night-time launch for SpaceX rocket

A giant SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Cape Canaveral in Florida with two satellites on board<p>A <b>Space</b> Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sunday to put the world's first all-electric communications satellites into orbit.<p>The 22-storey tall …

How to be a success? Get up before dawn

Apple CEO Tim Cook gets up at 3.45am, while American Vogue editor Anna Wintour is woken at 4.30am for a game of tennis. You snooze, you lose...<p>I have never understood the impulse that drives people to do things because they have seen someone famous doing them. If anything, you’d think it would be …

You're always shedding DNA, and now the police can use it as evidence

The Supreme Court just allowed a conviction based on illegally obtained evidence to stand<p>Today, the US Supreme Court refused to review a case whose prosecution rested on DNA evidence swabbed from an interrogation chair, <i>Ars Technica</i> reports. Glenn Raynor petitioned the Supreme Court to review his …

Surveillance

Born in March? Here’s your birthstone

Happy birthday to all you March babies. Your month has 2 birthstones – the aquamarine and the bloodstone.<p>March has two birthstones – aquamarine and …

Jewelry

Moon and Jupiter March 13 and 14

Jupiter and the moon will appear as nighttime’s two brightest lights. They’ll be close as seen from around the world.<p>Tonight – March 13, 2017 – and …

Moons

Touching NASA tributes to Leonard Nimoy’s passing

Nimoy’s character Mr. Spock on Star Trek inspired generations of astronauts, space scientists and engineers, as well as space fans around the …

See Earth in Mars’ night sky

If you were standing on Mars, you could see Earth and the moon as two bright evening or morning “stars.” A Mars rover captured this image of Earth in …

Astronomy

Missed the spacewalks? Here’s video, photos

On Sunday, NASA astronauts completed their third spacewalk in eight days. Cool video and gorgeous pics from the trio of spacewalks.<p>On Sunday (March …