Eighteen astronauts — nine men and nine women — have been selected to begin training for upcoming Artemis missions to the moon, NASA announced Wednesday. The list includes the as-yet-unnamed next man and first woman who will set foot on the lunar surface later this decade. The announcement came at...
Tuesday, December 8th 2020, 5:30 pm - With relatively clear skies at the time, this bright meteor was seen for hundreds of kilometres around. A bright meteor fireball flashed through the sky early on Monday night. Did you see it? We are fast approaching the December 14 peak of the Geminid...
Twenty-twenty has already brought several firsts for much of the world, but as the year comes to a close, a once-in-a-lifetime sight will appear in the night sky just in time for the holidays. It's called the "Great Conjunction," or the moment when Jupiter and Saturn appear at their closest...
Newly released footage shows the dramatic final moments of the Arecibo Observatory – the second-largest radio telescope on Earth – which collapsed earlier this week, in yet another major loss for humanity in 2020. On Tuesday morning at 7.54 am local time, the 900-ton platform at the Arecibo Observatory, which...
NASA will pay an amazingly low price – a dollar – to have a company make a single small collection of moon dirt on the agency’s behalf. Colorado-based start-up Lunar Outpost bid $1 and won a NASA contract to complete a mission under the agency’s low-cost lunar resource collection program...
Two giant worlds are about to collide. Sort of. Jupiter and Saturn are meeting up this month. It’s something they do every 20 years, only this year the neighboring planets will appear closer to each other on the dome of our sky than at any point since the Middle Ages. Jupiter...
German divers searching the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets have stumbled upon a rare Enigma cipher machine used by the Nazi military during World War Two which they believe was thrown overboard from a scuttled submarine. Thinking they had discovered a typewriter entangled in a net on the seabed...
The most habitable region for life on Mars would have been up to several miles below its surface, likely due to subsurface melting of thick ice sheets fueled by geothermal heat, a Rutgers-led study concludes. The study, published in the journal Science Advances, may help resolve what's known as...
The Australian Institute of Marine Science caught an unnamed midnight snapper in 2016. Recently the 81-year-old fish, which was found off the coast of Western Australia, has been revealed as the oldest tropical reef fish known to science. The discovery was added in a new study, which is dedicated to...
Scientists have uncovered what they’re calling a “bonanza” of ancient arrows and other hunting equipment, as well as signs of prey, on a remote Norwegian ice patch. The cache is a striking example of the burgeoning field of ice patch archaeology, which is unfortunately growing as the planet melts...