Get ready for a celestial gathering of the solar system's largest planets and the moon after sunset on Oct. 14. This alignment will provide an opportunity for stargazing before the season gets colder.
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Scientists have pinpointed the origin of the modern domesticated horse to an ancient breed that arose 4,200 years ago in the western Eurasian steppe. The post Genetic Analysis Reveals Origin of All Domesticated Horses appeared first on Nerdist.
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The ruby was formed when life on Earth was far less diverse than it is today.
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The blistering-fast vessel can hit 8 knots at full tilt.
A team of scientists has discovered evidence of a novel, black "superionic" water ice that represents a wholly new phase of matter. The post Behold, Black ‘Superionic Ice’ Is the Latest Phase of Matter appeared first on Nerdist.
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The second season of the Apple TV+ series For All Mankind shows U.S. Marines in space using M16s. Just how likely is that?
Astronomers have found hints of what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy.
The orbital real estate rush is just getting started as Sierra Space released more details on its plans to launch a private space station, with news that Blue Origin and Boeing would be joining the team to send the spacecraft to orbit in the second half of the decade. The planned station, called “Orbital Reef,” will also include tech and services from Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering and Arizona State University. It’s the third announced commercial space station to date, coming just days after Voyager Space, Nanoracks and Lockheed Martin laid out their own plans for a commercial space station, which the group says will launch in 2027.
During SpaceX’s first private flight last month, a tube came unglued, spilling urine onto fans and beneath the floor
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The Range Rover's first redesign in nearly a decade looks phenomenal.
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Take a look at Blue Origin's sketches for a space station that could house a crew of 10 people, as well as lease space for business and tourism.
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The Colorado-born Orion capsule and its "mega-Moon rocket" is fully built, heads to 2022 launch.
A debate is raging about whether a revolutionary telescope should be named for a former NASA administrator accused of being involved in the ousting of members of LGBTQ+ communities from their federal jobs during the 1950s and 1960s.Why it matters: Astronomy has been reckoning with a history of discrimination and harassment for years. The naming of the field's soon-to-be-launched flagship telescope — which will bring generations of astronomers new data — also helps set the tone for the next era o
While doing pre-construction investigations for a new road, Oxford archeologists discovered a treasure trove of preserved ancient items including Stone Age tools, pottery, and seeds. The findings shed light on humans’ early transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers.
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After the storm passes, the drought plaguing much of the state will remain, potentially improving in some areas but worsening in others.
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NASA/CXC/M.WeissA few decades ago, scientists weren’t sure there were any planets outside of the nine (or eight) orbiting the sun. Fast forward to today, and they have now catalogued almost 5,000 planets residing in other star systems.They may have one more to add to the list, but it’s a big one: In a new study that was published in Nature Astronomy on Monday, researchers said they may have found the first planet detected in another galaxy.“We know we are making an exciting and bold claim so we
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SpaceX Crew-3 arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Tuesday. Liftoff is currently set for early Sunday from Kennedy Space Center. (Oct. 26)
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is joining forces with Colorado-based Sierra Space and a host of other partners, including Boeing, to propose building a space-based “mixed-use business park” called Orbital Reef. The plan, announced today at the International Astronautical Congress in Dubai, is among about a dozen proposals being submitted to NASA for a share of development funds under a program that’s aimed at preparing the way for replacing the International Space Station. If Blue Origin
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Billionaire Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin on Monday (October 25) unveiled plans to develop a commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" with Boeing, aiming to launch the spacecraft in the second half of this decade.The venture will be built in partnership with Sierra Space, the spaceflight wing of defense contractor Sierra Nevada Corp, and will be backed by Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering Solutions and Arizona State University.Orbital Reef will be operated as a "mixed use business park," and plans to provide the infrastructure needed to scale economic activity and open new markets in space, Blue Origin and Sierra Space said."Seasoned space agencies, high-tech consortia, sovereign nations without space programs, media and travel companies, funded entrepreneurs and sponsored inventors, and future-minded investors all have a place on Orbital Reef," the companies said in a statement.
It’s been nearly two years since Amazon Web Services announced a quantum computing initiative that included the establishment of an AWS Center for Quantum Computing — and today AWS is opening the box, Schrödinger-style, to reveal that the center is alive and delving into quantum weirdness in a new building on Caltech’s campus in Pasadena, Calif. Caltech says the two-story, 21,000-square-foot facility is the first corporate partnership building on its campus. “Day One” came in August, said Oskar
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Astronomers for the first time have discovered signs of a planet outside our Milky Way galaxy, about 28 million light-years away.