Cygnus

World’s tallest and longest-tailed cats missing after fire guts Michigan home

If you live near Detroit, be on the lookout for two spectacular cats.<p>Guinness declared Arcturus and Cygnus world-record holders when they were a year …

Cats

Couple offering large reward for missing record-holding cats

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A couple is offering a total reward of $100,000 if two Guinness World Record-holding cats and two other felines are …

Portland, OR

Missing: Four cats. Reward: $100,000

Cygnus and Arcturus are two Detroit-area cats with some very big claims to fame. Arcturus, a spotted Savannah who measures 19.05 inches high, this fall won the Guinness World Record for tallest domestic cat. At the same time, his housemate Cygnus, a fluffy Maine coon with a 17.5-inch feather-duster …

News (U.S.)

Pair Of Famous Cats Missing, Presumed Dead, After Michigan Blaze

Both felines are in the Guinness Book Of World Records — Cygnus for having the longest tail and Arcturus for being the tallest cat.<p>FARMINGTON HILLS, …

Cats

World's tallest cat among two feared dead in Detroit fire

CHICAGO: The world's tallest cat and a fellow feline whose tail was the longest ever recorded were both feared dead Monday after a fire destroyed …

Cats

Cygnus Races To Station as Crew Studies Life Science and Space Crops – Space Station

The Cygnus resupply ship from Orbital ATK is less than 24 hours away from a rendezvous and capture at the International Space Station. Meanwhile, the …

NASA

3-Plus Tons Of Supplies Headed To International Space Station After Virginia Liftoff

An unmanned Antares rocket successfully lifted off from Wallop Islands, Va. Sunday, taking with it 7,400 pounds of supplies to the International Space Station.<p>The launch took place just around 7:19 a.m. ET.<p>Here's a video:<p>According to Orbital ATK, a private firm that delivers supplies for NASA, the …

Technology

Antares launches Cygnus spacecraft to ISS

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft packed with supplies and equipment for the …

Exploration

NASA’s cargo and space trash hauler is about to become an astronaut workroom on the International Space Station

It’s perhaps not the prettiest spacecraft, its barrel shape more function than form. Like a truck, it hauls cargo to the International Space Station that is unloaded by astronauts who then fill it with trash, turning it as a massive space garbage can. When full of refuse, it falls back to Earth and …

Exploration

Orbital cargo ship poised for frigid launch

WASHINGTON (AFP) -<p>An unmanned Cygnus cargo ship operated by Orbital ATK is poised to blast off toward the International Space Station on a frigid Saturday, carrying supplies to the six astronauts living in orbit.<p>The launch from Wallops Island, Virginia is scheduled for 7:37 am (1237 GMT), with …

Exploration

Orbital ATK looks to Antares to handle cargo resupply missions

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — After launching three of its last four Cygnus missions from Florida, Orbital ATK is planning to begin a string of cargo …

NASA

Station Crew Continues Prep for Eighth Orbital ATK Launch

Cygnus is an autonomous cargo vehicle that provides commercial cargo resupply services to the International Space Station. Its next launch is …

Exploration

Scientists penetrate mystery of raging black hole beams

They are nature's very own Death Star beams - ultra-powerful jets of energy that shoot out from the vicinity of black holes like deadly rays from the …

Universe

Rush Announce 'Farewell to Kings' 40th Anniversary Set

Rush are releasing a 40th anniversary edition of their 1977 album 'A Farewell to Kings.'Continue reading…

Classic Rock

Final Spacewalk Preps Before November Cygnus Launch

Astronaut Joe Acaba (foreground) assisted crewmates Randy Bresnik (right) and Mark Vande Hei before they began a spacewalk on Oct. 10.Four Expedition …

NASA

Constellation Audio’s Newest Player/DAC Supports Roon Right Out of the Box

The upgraded Cygnus uses Roon’s software for multiroom audio support, music management, and delivering bonus content.<p>Constellation Audio, along with …

Audiophile

This new bar and restaurant complex will make its own gin and rum on site and work is almost complete

Building work is nearing completion at a micro gin distillery and two restaurants in Swansea .<p>A transformation of part of York Street has taken place …

Meet Cygnus, the Cat with the World’s Longest, Most Luscious Tail

Lauren and Will Powers, of Ferndale, Michigan, don’t need to dust their home like the rest of us. Their cat, Cygnus, does it for them just by walking …

Weird

The Guinness World Record Holders of 2018 Are All Kinds of Crazy

Every year, The Guinness Book of World Records is released, and it's basically a yearbook of all the kooky, crazy, and absolutely zany record holders …

World Records

Tall Tail: Michigan Cat with 17-In. Tail Claims World Record

It’s raining record-holding cats in Michigan!<p>On Thursday, Guinness World Records released the 63rd edition of its famous book of feats and firsts. …

Celebrity Gossip

LA to Hong Kong in 4 hours? Yes, Please

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Hong Kong

Cygnus Loop Nebula

GALEX Image<p>Cygnus Loop Nebula<p>Wispy tendrils of hot dust and gas glow brightly in this ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop nebula, taken by NASA's …

Astronomy

Night Sky: July 2017

We remain close to the Northern Hemisphere’s summer solstice at the start of July so nights are short. However, by the end of the month true darkness returns just in time to take in some of the amazing sights on offer.<p>The Summer Triangle is a large asterism – an unofficial pattern – formed from …

Astronomy

Sara Stamey

Award-winning author Sara Stamey’s latest novel:<p><b>Winner of the Cygnus Award for Speculative Fiction and a second Cygnus for Science Fiction</b><p>The …

Orbital ATK Antares Rocket to Resume Cygnus Launches Later This Summer

WASHINGTON — Orbital ATK plans to resume using its Antares rocket for launches of the Cygnus cargo spacecraft later this summer, as the company …

Exploration

Cygnus cargo spacecraft reentered Sunday, completing two-month mission

A Cygnus cargo spacecraft reentered Sunday, completing a two-month mission.The Cygnus reentered over the South Pacific shortly after 1 p.m. Eastern, …

Exploration

Some Experts Think That First Contact With Aliens Will Not End Well

Any extraterrestrial beings, aliens, who possess the capability of traveling to Earth will likely far surpass us in intelligence and be quite …

Aliens

What is Nasa's Saffire? Scorching space fire experiment tests how flames spread in microgravity

The fire experiments were conducted within Earth-orbiting spacecraft carrying ISS trash.<p>Nasa has been setting fires in space. Why? It's an experiment …

NASA

NASA Lit Another Spacecraft Fire Because Only Research Can Prevent Space Fires

Despite its infinite wonders, the final frontier is not the most hospitable environment for human explorers. On their journeys into outer space, …

Science

Astronomers spot luminous object near supermassive black hole in Cygnus A Galaxy

According to hypothesis formulated by researchers, the bright object could be an outburst from another supermassive black hole or a supernova …

Universe