Data From NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Shows Giant Dust Storm On Saturn’s Moon |

Data From NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Shows Giant Dust Storm On Saturn’s Moon |

By NASA  //  September 24, 2018 Artist’s concept of a dust storm on Titan. (Image by IPGP/Labex UnivEarthS/University Paris Diderot – C. Epitalon & S. Rodriguez) (NASA) – Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has revealed what appear to be giant dust storms in equatorial regions of Saturn’s moon Titan. The discovery, described in a paper […]

A Japanese spacecraft just landed two rovers on an asteroid

A Japanese spacecraft just landed two rovers on an asteroid

In a remarkable feat of scientific endeavor, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has successfully landed two small rovers on the surface of an asteroid hundreds of millions of miles from Earth. “Both rovers … are in good condition,” Japan’s space agency tweeted on Saturday. We are sorry we have kept you waiting! MINERVA-II1 consists […]

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

An H-2B rocket carrying the Kounotori 7 cargo spacecraft lifts off from Tanegashima Space Center in the southwestern Japan prefecture of Kagoshima, early Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. The unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. (Kyodo News via […]

Study Proposes Crazy Plan To ‘Prop Up’ Antarctica And Save The Planet

Study Proposes Crazy Plan To ‘Prop Up’ Antarctica And Save The Planet

A photo of ice sheets in Antarctica. A new research suggests building structures in and around ice sheets in Antarctica to prevent them from collapsing into the water and causing sea level to rise any further. The idea could prevent major collapse for a thousand years.   ( Angie Agostino | Pixabay ) In a […]

Scientists ID Three Causes of Earth’s Spin Axis Drift

Scientists ID Three Causes of Earth’s Spin Axis Drift

A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin it. Our actual planet is far less perfect – in both shape and in rotation. Earth is not a perfect sphere. When it rotates on its spin axis – an imaginary line that passes […]

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Earliest animal fossils are identified

Image copyright Ilya Bobrovskiy Image caption The affiliations of Dickinsonia had previously been unclear Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record. It’s a 558-million-year-old oval-shaped creature that may have borne a superficial resemblance to a segmented jellyfish. Researchers found specimens of the creature, known as Dickinsonia, that was so well preserved […]

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets ‘space junk’

RemoveDebris: UK satellite nets ‘space junk’

A British satellite has successfully deployed a net in orbit to demonstrate how to capture space debris. The event took place more than 300km above the Earth. It was part of a series of trials that will showcase different technologies to remove the redundant hardware now circling the Earth. Some 7,500 tonnes is said to […]

Scientists use radar to count billions of migrating birds

Scientists use radar to count billions of migrating birds

But until now scientists have never been able to put a number on exactly how many birds migrate across North America. The bird experts at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology now have done that, using data from 143 weather radar stations across North America from 2013-17. Their findings were published Monday, Sept. 17, in the […]

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