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  • 16th North Atlantic right whale found dead off Cape Cod

    October 24, 2017 10:23 AM 51

    International Fund for Animal Welfare to help investigate cause of latest whale death this year A 16th North Atlantic right whale has been found dead off the coast of Massachusetts, the International Fund for Animal Welfare says. The organization announced late Monday that the right whale was found dead on Nashawena Island, south of Cape Cod. There are only about

  • Mars has twisted magnetic ‘tail’: Scientists

    October 22, 2017 2:18 AM 38

    JAIPUR: Nasa's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) spacecraft, which has been orbiting Mars since 2014, has been gathering data that will allow scientists to understand changes in the upper atmosphere of the Red Planet. It is known that Mars, billions of years ago, had atmosphere and water and could have supported life. It is now barren

  • Newly Discovered Moon Tunnel Could Be The Perfect Place For A Colony, Scientists Say

    October 21, 2017 11:04 PM 37

    At the close of the Apollo age, just months before the final moon walk in 1971, a NASA researcher argued that vast tunnels lie beneath the lunar surface. There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long voids beneath the moon, just like volcanoes carved out the Kaumana Lava Tubes in Hawaii. What a sight a lunar

  • Want to check out the Orionid meteor shower? Here's how

    October 21, 2017 11:01 PM 44

    Have you seen any meteors streaking across the sky this month? If they are coming from the northern sky, they might have been Draconids, whose peak has passed. They also might be meteors in the annual Orionid meteor shower, which is now building to a peak this weekend, with no moonlight to interfere with the show. Orionid meteors fly each year between

  • Huge cave found on moon, could house astronauts

    October 21, 2017 8:50 PM 33

    Tokyo - Scientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said Thursday. Data taken from Japan's SELENE lunar orbiter has confirmed the existence of the 50km long and 100m wide cavern that is believed to be lava tube created

  • Spacewalkers fix robotic arm in time to grab next cargo ship

    October 20, 2017 8:47 PM 36

    Miami - Two American astronauts on Friday wrapped up crucial repairs to the International Space Station's robotic arm, with just weeks to spare before the next cargo ship arrives in early November, Nasa said. During a six hour, 49 minute spacewalk, Nasa 's Joe Acaba and Randy Bresnik put the finishing touches on repairs to the Canadian-made 17m long arm, called

  • NASA Posts Amazing Videos That Show What Working In Space While Floating Looks Like

    October 20, 2017 8:21 PM 28

    A nearly 7-hour spacewalk took place at the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, in order to make some necessary repairs to hardware. NASA’s Commander Joe Acaba and flight engineer Randy Bresnik were assigned to work on a previously installed robotic hand, replace a fuse on another robot, and install an HD camera outside the station, according

  • Astronaut repairs camera on spacewalk despite tether and jetpack problems

    October 20, 2017 7:42 PM 29

    Both jetpacks and safety ties are crucial for preventing an astronaut from floating away. Nasa said Joe Acaba was always securely attached to the orbiting outpost and never in any danger during the nearly seven-hour spacewalk. But one of his tethers had to be replaced shortly after he and station commander Randy Bresnik floated outside. Then five hours

  • Spacewalking astronaut brings focus to camera on space station

    October 20, 2017 5:36 PM 37

    Later in the spacewalk, the right hand controller on Mr Acaba's jetpack popped out unexpectedly, more than once, and Mr Bresnik had to help him with that as well. Friday's spacewalk, expected to be the last one for the year, also saw the astronauts lubricating the new robotic hand, installing a high-definition camera, replacing a fuse and removing thermal

  • Orionids meteor shower set to peak this weekend

    October 20, 2017 5:09 PM 23

    The shower is visible throughout October, but is expected to reach its peak on Saturday night into Sunday morning, when the new crescent moon sets before the Earth's rotation brings the meteors up from the east. "If you can brave the cold, make a plan to stay out between midnight and 3am on Sunday morning to give yourself the best chance, and enjoy the thrill