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This Awesome Periodic Table Shows The Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

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New Horizons alive and well after historic Pluto flyby

At 20:52 EDT (01:52 BST) New Horizons finally phoned home.<p>In a 15-minute series of status messages the craft confirmed it was working as expected …

Here Is How to Use iPad As A Document Camera in Class

July 15, 2015<br>An interesting way to use iPad with students in class is through turning it into a document camera. The concept is very simple, you use …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>2.</b> A leaked study from the International Monetary Fund, seen by Reuters, said that Greece needs debt relief on a scale that goes "beyond what has been under consideration" by European leaders so far.<p><b>3.</b> Greece's parliament on Wednesday will vote on reforms, including changes to pensions and VAT …

Pluto's heart named 'Tombaugh Regio' in celebration of dwarf planet's discovery

Nasa has named the heart-shaped region of Pluto in celebration of the dwarf planet’s pioneering discoverer Clyde Tombaugh.<p>The area will now be …

Solar System

Scientists Discover Vast Water Tank 600 Thousand Kilometres Beneath The Surface Of The Earth

For a long time, the dominant theory about how water came to be on this Earth supposed that water was brought to Earth by icy comets that crashed …

Plutonium Propels Spacecraft To A Close Encounter With Pluto

The planet Pluto, and its sister planet Charon, were viewed up close for the first time by the NASA New Horizons Spacecraft as it zipped by on Tuesday. Launched on January 19, 2006, traveling about 58,000 kilometers per hour, this spacecraft was the fastest spacecraft ever to leave Earth. With the …

Solar System

After Pluto, Spacecraft Has Another Big Mission

(Newser) – The New Horizons spacecraft has wowed us back on Earth with its 3 billion-mile Pluto mission, but it's still got a lot of traveling to do. …

The cost of space missions

This week, NASA’s New Horizons probe made the first ever flyby of distant, frozen Pluto. We were wondering how much the mission cost, how that …

The Camera Behind The New Pluto Photos

How to build a camera that travels billions of miles from Earth<p>For decades after its discovery in 1930, Pluto looked like nothing more than a gray smudge in the abyss of space. We knew it was there—even knew its size and gravity—but, without better images, we could not answer seemingly basic …

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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Pluto Unveiled: NASA Photos Reveal Ice Mountains and Active Moon

LAUREL, Maryland — After 85 years as a mystery, the surface of Pluto is finally coming into focus, with a new NASA photo revealing towering ice …

Solar System

NASA spacecraft solves 85-year-old debate on Pluto's size and reveals never-before-seen features from 1 million miles away

One million miles might sound like a long way, but for the NASA spacecraft on its way to Pluto it's the very last stretch of a much longer journey.<p>On July 11, the spacecraft reached a milestone: only 1 million miles to go until it reaches its historic flyby past Pluto. The spacecraft celebrated by …

9 Year Space Mission Will End With Attempt At Best Pluto Photo Next Month

Even with advancing technology we have never been able to take a photo of pluto that showed it as anything more than a small white dot. The dwarf …

140 Million Suns! Monster Black Hole Weighs In

A heavyweight black hole in the heart of a distant galaxy has the mass of 140 million suns, according to new measurements. A vivid video by the …

NASA: Humans Are Closer To Making It To Mars Than Ever Before

NASA administrator Charles Bolden opened the Humans to Mars Summit at The George Washington University on Monday by telling an audience that the agency is on track to meet a goal set by President Obama five years ago of landing humans on the red planet in the 2030s.<p>“This plan is clear, this plan is …

Space Science

New Milky Way Galaxy Map Is The Most Accurate Ever Created

What's it like to draw a map of the vast galaxy in which our solar system is embedded? NASA has likened the task to drawing a map of your house without ever having ventured from your living room. Pretty hard, huh?<p>But now, with the help of a new mapping method, scientists have created what they're …

Indonesian Supervolcano Showing Signs of Possible Eruption

Residents of the village of Sitoluama in the North Sumatra district of Indonesia are in a state of panic as the ground beneath their homes is …

Large Plasma Tubes Confirmed to Exist Above The Earth's Atmosphere

For over six decades, scientists have speculated about the existence of plasma structures that reside in the magnetosphere’s inner layers. …

Universe

Got 5 minutes? Learn to see Saturn

June, July and August are especially good months for viewing Saturn in 2017. But you can find Saturn in May, 2017, too, especially when the moon …

There She Blows? Underwater Volcano May Be Erupting Off Oregon

An underwater volcano off the coast of Oregon has risen from its slumber and may be spewing out lava about a mile beneath the sea.<p>Researchers were alerted to the possible submarine eruption of the Axial Seamount, located about 300 miles (480 kilometers) off the West Coast, by large changes in the …

Geology

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

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For The First Time, Visible Light From An Exoplanet Detected

Seeing is believing<p>One does not simply look at an exoplanet. In order to learn more about these space rocks lurking many light years away, researchers have various indirect methods for deciphering their features. Astronomers can examine how the planet’s host star wobbles in relation to the globe, …

Chile braces for potential third volcano eruption

Chilean authorities have said they fear a new crater could be opened up on the Calbuco volcano - potentially triggering a violent new eruption.<p>A day after Calbuco erupted for the first time in more than 50 years on Wednesday night - and then subsequently erupted again several hours later early on …

Oklahoma deemed earthquake country as manmade tremors increase | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. government geologists now recognize much of Oklahoma as earthquake country, accounting for the bulk of 17 regions newly designated for seismic hazards attributed to underground disposal of wastewater from fossil fuel production.<p>The 17 regions are delineated in the first …

Moon and Gemini stars May 18 and 19

On May 18 and 19, 2018, you’ll find the waxing crescent the moon near Castor and Pollux, the two brightest stars in the constellation Gemini the …