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Study warns of further damage to the body from deep space travel

A study funded by NASA in a bid to determine what effects a journey into deep space might have on the health of astronauts has uncovered some startling poss...


Astronomers discover distant planet billions of miles beyond Pluto

At its closest, the Goblin - officially called 2015 TG387 - is 65 times farther from the sun than Earth. The discovery was announced Monday following years of...


Chemistry Nobel 2018 Winners Include Fifth Female Laureate Ever

One half of the prize will go to Frances Arnold from the California Institute of Technology, US who first demonstrated directed evolution of enzymes , an appr...


Tropical Storm Rosa drops record amount of rain on Phoenix

Tropical Storm Rosa soaked northwestern Mexico with heavy rains as it neared the Baja California Peninsula on Monday, reportedly claiming at least one victim,...


96-year-old and woman make history by winning Nobel prize

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said past year it would seek to more actively encourage nominations of women researchers to begin addressing the imbal...


Partners announce $31bn investment in Canada LNG project

Weaver declined to comment on this article before the investment is officially announced. "The LNG Canada project will now take top-spot for the largest priva...


Martian soil on sale; get it for $20 per kilogram

The red soil, also called Mars simulant , was developed so scientists could have something to use when doing approximations for "extraterrestrial soil". "It ta...


Nobel Prize for medicine awarded to James Allison, Tasuku Honjo

James Allison and Tasuku Honjo will share the 9m Swedish kronor (£780,000) prize, announced by the Nobel Assembly at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm...


Laser scientists win 2018 Nobel Physics Prize

Nobel Prize considered a pride to regard people who have made great advances and discoveries in different fields. "The inventions being honored this year have...


'Death comet' asteroid to pass Earth this fall

The next time 2015 TB 145 approaches Earth won't be until 2082, when it will pass at about a third of the distance between the Earth and the sun. It's easy to s...


HAYABUSA2'S MASCOT LANDS ON ASTEROID RYUGU, Oct 3, 2018, Ryugu

And about all those acronyms: MINERVA stands for "Micro Nano Experimental Robot Vehicle for Asteroid"; MASCOT for "Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout"; and OSIRIS-...


Half of the world's killer whale population in danger, study says

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) previously used to make electrical parts and plastics are still highly prevalent in some parts of the ocean, despite them bein...


Fossils of massive new dinosaur found in Free State

Professor of paleontology at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, John Cheniere claims that the name reflects the large size of the animal, and the ...


Congress Considers Endangered Species Act Amendments

Sean Duffy on Wednesday, sending it to the full House. A decision by a federal court judge in Missoula, Mont., Monday removed supervision of the Yellowstone g...


"Enjoy 'Standing' On The Surface Of This Asteroid!" Via New Video

They can hop horizontal distances of up to 50 feet (15 meters), and because Ryugu's gravity is so weak, it can take them up to 15 minutes to land. The video, ...


Beluga whale in Thames eating, swimming well

Cable added that hopefully the whale will swim back out to sea, and not travel the other way up the Thames. "In the summer of 2015 two were spotted off the No...


Elon Musk's SpaceX Claims It Will Explore Moon with Lunar Rovers

SpaceX will carry ispace's spacecraft - its lunar lander and lunar rovers - as secondary payloads on its Falcon 9 rocket in two missions to the Moon schedu...


New asteroid rover images released

The spacecraft arrived near the asteroid, 280m kilometres from Earth, in June. Unlike the Mars rovers, which require trundling along slowly on wheels, the rov...


Silent Mars Rover Spotted From Above

Interplanetary station Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the Opportunity Rover , but would it "revive" - is still not known. The storm had been d...


Oumuamua Traced to Four Possible Home Stars | Astronomy

Last year, astronomers caught sight of an odd, oblong object from somewhere beyond our solar system making a close pass by the sun before turning left and hea...