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  • LIFE IN SPACE: China and Europe to build collaborative MOON VILLAGE

    April 26, 2017 3:15 PM 15

    CHINA and Europe may embark on a joint venture to build a base for humans on the Moon. The European Space Agency (ESA) and China’s space exploration arm China National Space Administration have held talks in regards to building a moon-base, a spokesperson for the ESA confirmed. The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong, told the east-Asian

  • China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost

    April 26, 2017 2:31 PM 9

    BEIJING (AP) — Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors, according to a spokesman for the European agency and Chinese media reports. The secretary general for China's space agency, Tian Yulong, first disclosed the talks about the envisioned

  • No Turning Back: Titan Flyby Assures Cassini's Crash Into Saturn

    April 26, 2017 11:29 AM 2

    In the early morning hours of April 22, the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn made one last close flyby of Titan, capturing a few final images of this hazy moon. The flyby altered the spacecraft's orbit in such a way that Cassini will be unable to avoid crashing into Saturn this September. Cassini has been studying Saturn and its moons since 2004, and is running

  • NASA's Cassini poised to dive beneath Saturn's rings

    April 26, 2017 7:55 AM 24

    The dives will also be the unmanned spacecraft's swansong as its mission will end in a 'death plunge' in September 2017. An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun. The first of the spaceship's 22 daring

  • Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks the record for most number of days in space

    April 26, 2017 7:08 AM 1

    NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has set a new record for the most time spend in space-- 536 days and counting! She flew past astronaut Jeff Williams' record for cumulative time spent in space by a US astronaut on April 24 at 1:27 am EDT. She is all set to make the record even better as she is gearing up to stay for five more months in space at the International

  • Astronaut Peggy Whitson Spent Record-Breaking Time In Space: President Trump Congratulates

    April 26, 2017 6:38 AM 6

    Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who is the International Space Station (ISS) commander, has added a record to the rundown of her trailblazing accomplishments. At 1.27 AM ET on April 24, she turned into the U.S. space explorer with the longest total time spent in space i.e. 534 days, 2 hours, 49 minutes and still being counted. According to News Week, astronaut

  • Whispering whales: Baby humpbacks heard calling softly to mother

    April 26, 2017 5:20 AM 8

    Baby humpback whales “whisper” to their mothers to avoid attracting unwanted attention. Baby humpback whales “whisper” to their mothers to avoid attracting unwanted attention from predators and marauding males, scientists have discovered. The quiet communication reduces the chances of being overheard by killer whales and sexually rampant male humpbacks

  • Moth-eatenPlastic-eating caterpillars could save the planet

    April 25, 2017 5:55 PM 9

    An escape from a shopping bag triggers an idea MOST scientific research follows a logical progression, with one experiment following up on the findings of another. Every now and then, however, serendipity plays a part. Such is the case with a paper just published in Current Biology, which reveals to the world a moth that is capable of chewing up plastic

  • New study asks how your favorite doggos came to be

    April 25, 2017 4:52 PM 5

    The most extensive evolutionary map of dog breeds ever made Dogs: We love them. Like, a lot. In fact, humans have been hanging out with doggos for at least 15,000 years or so, and likely a lot longer. Over the course of that long, mutually beneficial friendship, we've done a lot of strange things to our four-legged companions, controlling their reproduction

  • Trump wants NASA to send humans to Mars pronto — by his second term ‘at worst’

    April 24, 2017 4:58 PM 10

    What we are reporting here isn't fake news. But it doesn't feel exactly like real news, either. It's in that foggy realm of Trump news in which everything is slightly ambiguous and wobbly and internally inconsistent and almost certainly improvisational and not actually grounded in what you could call “government policy.” What happened was: Trump called