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New Moons Discovered for Jupiter, Including One 'Oddball'

Whether that be an exoplanet orbiting a distant star or perhaps a still-unseen planet lurking at the edge of the Solar System, it's a challenging endeavor. "Wit...


Huge diamond cache likely buried in Earth's interior

That's according to a new study published by a team of researchers from MIT , Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley, among other top-tier in...


Blue Origin launches rocket to space in extreme test of crew capsule

Its effectiveness is essential to ensuring the safety of any people who might ride aboard the capsule in the future. "On Mission 9, were firing the crew cap...


Google Doodle celebrates 124th birth anniversary of astronomer Georges Lemaitre

In 1927 he became a professor of astrophysics at the Catholic University of Leuven. Born on July 17, 1894 in the Belgian city of Charleroi, Lemaitre wore ma...


A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one 'oddball'

The moon orbits in the prograde direction, but at a greater distance from Jupiter with an orbital period of about a year and a half. Telescopes in Chile, ...


Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of GTA

Environment Canada cleared a series of severe thunderstorm warnings and watches on Monday night for the City of Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newma...


Even Trump-friendly news media found fault with Putin summit in Helsinki

Speaking later Wednesday, Sanders told reporters that Trump was saying no to answering questions , not to whether Russian Federation is still targeting the U.S...


South Africa Has Its First Ultra-sensitive Radio Telescope

They also are releasing an image described as the "clearest view yet" of the center of our galaxy . The global consortium building the Square Kilometre Arra...


Adidas Says That From 2024 It Will Only Use Recycled Plastics

But industry experts say the price difference could drop as more companies switch to recycled material. One of the problems companies have with moving to rec...


Blue Origin’s New Shepard spaceship hits new heights in escape test flight

Jeff Bezos ' rocket company Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket for the ninth time. It was the eighth time the company successfully tested the sys...


By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter

After verification, they are being reported today by the International Astronomical Union, based in Paris. "We're looking for new possible planets and dwarf p...


On Jupiter have discovered a new volcano

Astrophysicists believe that this can be a previously unseen volcano on a small moon of Jupiter. The scale to the right of image depicts of the range of tempe...


Astronomers Have Discovered a Dozen New Moons Circling Jupiter

A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet. Several telescopes were used to confirm the finds, includ...


Astronomers Just Announced The Discovery of 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

But Sheppard suspects these moons could be holdouts, the "last remnants" of early solar system objects. Already, he and his team have discovered evidence of a p...


Eight rhinos die in Kenya after relocation

According to a statement from Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife, the rhinos were moved, or translocated, as part of a conservation initiative created...


NASA shares creepy image of 'spiders' on Mars

In fact, the "spiders" seen in the image are actually " araneiform terrain ", which NASA describes as " spider-like radiating mounds that form when carbon di...


Sutherland expected to host UK's first spaceport

Vertical rocket and satellite launches are planned from A'Mhoine, Sutherland. London-based Orbex has received 5.5 million pounds to build a new rocket launc...


Giant hogweed sends teen to hospital with third-degree burns

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 17-year-old Alex Childress came in contact with a plant as he worked Tuesday, leaving him with burns. A Virginia teen su...


South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies

Developed with the objective of finding answers to "some of the key science questions in modern astrophysics", such as galaxy formation and evolution, "MeerKA...


Historic towers at Cape Canaveral launch pad demolished

In 2004 the first probe to orbit Mercury was also launched from the complex. The demolition was triggered around 7 a.m.by the Commander of the Air Force 45th ...