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A Weird Powder Puzzle on the Martian Moon Phobos May Be Solved

6 days ago from Space.com

The eccentric orbit of the Martian moon Phobos could drive the flow of powder across its surface, a new study finds, shedding light on the moon's mysterious origins.

The New Space Age: Experts Ponder the Future of Cosmic Exploration

6 days ago from Space.com

This Pi Day (March 14), experts gathered at MIT to discuss the future of space exploration and they found that it will depend on collaboration, determination and increasing access.

Scientists Find Evidence That Your Brain Can Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field

6 days ago from Live Science

The Earth's magnetic field might be influencing the brain.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Megarocket to Fly 1st Commercial Mission in April: Report

6 days ago from Space.com

SpaceX plans to launch the first commercial mission of its Falcon Heavy megarocket early next month, according to CNBC.

Watch: Kandi Burruss has 'moved forward' with surrogacy

6 days ago from UPI

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss gave an update on her plans for another baby with Todd Tucker.

Nasim Pedrad to star in new Netflix movie 'Desperados'

6 days ago from UPI

Nasim Pedrad, Jason Mitchell, Anna Camp and Robbie Amell are slated for the Netflix comedy film "Desperados."

Northrop Grumman awarded $45.5M for LCS mission module support

6 days ago from UPI

Northrup Grumman Systems was awarded a $45.5 million contract modification for engineering support on U.S. Navy littoral combat ship mission modules.

Psyche: Metal world mission targets 'iron volcanoes'

What exotic processes occur on the world known as 16 Psyche? A Nasa mission will soon find out.

NASA-NOAA Satellite catches last burst of energy in Tropical Depression 03W

6 days ago from Physorg

Tropical Depression 03W has dissipated in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, but not without one last show of strength on infrared satellite imagery.

Spiraling giants: Witnessing the birth of a massive binary star system

6 days ago from Physorg

Scientists from the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research in Japan, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and the University of Virginia in the USA and collaborators have made observations of...

Haloti Ngata retires from NFL atop Mount Kilimanjaro

6 days ago from UPI

Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has retired from the NFL after 13 seasons. He made the announcement at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Watch: Michigan State's Kyle Ahrens brings coach Tom Izzo to tears with injury

6 days ago from UPI

Michigan State senior Kyle Ahrens brought coach Tom Izzo to tears after an injury during the Spartans' win over Michigan in the Big Ten championship.

How heavy elements come about in the universe

6 days ago from Science Daily

Heavy elements are produced during stellar explosion or on the surfaces of neutron stars through the capture of hydrogen nuclei (protons). This occurs at extremely high temperatures, but at relatively...

Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers

6 days ago from Science Daily

Researchers have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile environments and could even be...

Trembling aspen leaves could save future Mars rovers

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at the University of Warwick have been inspired by the unique movement of trembling aspen leaves, to devise an energy harvesting mechanism that could power weather sensors in hostile...

Watch: Eva Marcille marries Michael Sterling on 'Real Housewives'

6 days ago from UPI

Eva Marcille took to Instagram after her wedding to Michael Sterling aired on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ben Simmons exchange poster dunks

6 days ago from UPI

NBA stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ben Simmons posterized each other during a heavyweight clash between the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks.

Old stone walls hold secrets to Earth's wandering magnetic north

6 days ago from PopSci

Science New England is full of granite that has locked away a record of how north has evolved over the centuries. In addition to...

Aerocapture Technologies are Ready for Future Mission Use

6 days ago from Science @ NASA

This blog post originated in the 2017 Science Mission Directorate Technology Highlights Report (33 MB PDF). Technology Development Aerocapture technologies have the potential to enable orbital missions to the outer planets and their satellites by the judicious...

Strength in numbers for 3-D printing

6 days ago from Physorg

Additive manufacturing, also called 3-D printing, is commonly used to build complex three-dimensional objects, layer by layer. A*STAR researchers have shown that the process can also help to make a...

Japan to make crater on asteroid to get underground samples

6 days ago from Physorg

Japan's space agency said Monday that its Hayabusa2 spacecraft will follow up last month's touchdown on a distant asteroid with another risky mission—dropping an explosive on the asteroid to make...

A new Einstein cross is discovered

6 days ago from Physorg

This study, which has combined images from the Hubble Space Telescope with spectroscopic observations from the GTC, has confirmed the existence of a new example of a gravitational lens, a...

Defector: Kim Jong Un could be eyeing titular head-of-state position

6 days ago from UPI

A high-profile North Korean defector in the South said Kim Jong Un could be getting ready to amend the regime's constitution.

Bright X-ray galactic nuclei

6 days ago from Physorg

All massive galaxies are believed to host supermassive black holes (SMBH) at their centers that grow by accreting mass from their environment. The current picture also imagines that the black...

You Can Watch a US Military Satellite Launch Into Space Tonight! Here's How.

6 days ago from Space.com

The U.S. Air Force will launch the new WGS-10 military communications today (March 15). Watch it live.

The 'Star Trek: Discovery' Crew Tries to Infiltrate Section 31's HQ in 'Project Daedalus'

6 days ago from Space.com

Spock and Burnham bicker like typical quarrelsome siblings and Adm. Cornwell becomes a fugitive in the "Star Trek: Discovery" episode "Project Daedalus."

Chang'e 4 Spacecraft Enter 3rd Lunar Night, Yutu 2 Hits Design Lifetime

6 days ago from Space.com

The Chang'e 4 lander and Yutu-2 have powered down for a third lunar nighttime on the far side of the moon, with the rover reaching its design lifetime.