Florida man helped train first man on the moon

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Few people have ever heard of Kenneth Samuels or his contributions to the Apollo 11 moon landing. He’ll tell you it’s no big deal. But the Sarasota man, now 85, who was working as an engineering grunt for Ling-Temco-Vought (the now defunct LTV Corporation) in the spring of 1969, solved the […]

Scientists have discovered why the Earth cannot exist without the moon

Scientists have discovered why the Earth cannot exist without the moon

The moon plays a vital role for life on Earth. It provides not only the tides, with low tides and shallow waters. There are many indirect effects. “The most important influence of the moon on the Earth is that it is now more than four billion years to stabilize the climate. Without the moon the […]

Large meteor lights up Sydney’s skyline

Large meteor lights up Sydney’s skyline

Dozens of people were left a little starstruck when a large meteor rocketed across the Sydney skyline on Saturday evening. Residents in Shellharbour, south of Sydney, all the way north to Newcastle, in the state’s north, reported seeing a ball of light bolt across the sky about 6.30pm. The meteor over Sydney this evening was […]

A 12-mile-wide body of water lies beneath a Mars ice cap |

A 12-mile-wide body of water lies beneath a Mars ice cap |

U sing a satellite to peer beneath layers of dust and ice at Mars’ south pole, scientists have detected a 12-mile-wide span of briny water, a large, stable reservoir akin to lakes buried beneath the Antarctic ice sheet on Earth. The long-sought discovery, the largest detection of liquid water on the Red Planet yet, raises […]

Canada’s new radio telescope just picked up a strange signal from deep space

Canada’s new radio telescope just picked up a strange signal from deep space

Canada’s shiny new radio telescope is up and running, and it just heard something very, very odd coming from deep space. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME for short) is located in British Columbia, and it spends its time listening intently for signals beaming through the vacuum of space. Most of the time, radio […]

Central Lunar Eclipse | International Space Fellowship

Central Lunar Eclipse | International Space Fellowship

Reddened by scattered sunlight, the Moon in the center is passing through the center of Earth’s dark umbral shadow in this July 27 lunar eclipse sequence. Left to right the three images are from the start, maximum, and end to 103 minutes of totality from the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century. The longest […]

People buried at Stonehenge 5,000 years ago came from far away

People buried at Stonehenge 5,000 years ago came from far away

The mysterious assemblage of 25-ton rocks at Stonehenge usually steals the show. But the ground beneath the stones holds secrets, too – 5,000 years ago, this patch of land in Wiltshire, in southern England, was a burial place. And some of the ancient human remains found at Stonehenge have unusually distant origins, according to a […]

Dinosaur footprints belonging to Sauropod found in Dorset quarry in UK

Dinosaur footprints belonging to Sauropod found in Dorset quarry in UK

The stunned workers came across around 30 different impressions that are believed to have come from a herd of gigantic Sauropods as they roamed across the landscape in Swanage, Dorset on Britian’s Jurassic Coast.  Amazingly, this was the site of a similar discovery of 52 dino prints back in 1997.  They are believed to […]

Perseid Meteor Shower: How To See It In The Hudson Valley

Perseid Meteor Shower: How To See It In The Hudson Valley

HUDSON VALLEY, NY — If you can catch only one meteor shower this year, it should be the Perseids. They’re zipping across the sky right now, and will peak overnight on Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13. Whether you’ll be able to see it in the Hudson Valley depends on weather conditions, of course, but all […]