NASA released some new images from the James Webb Space Telescope of the farthest galaxies ever captured on camera, including the once-hidden features of an "hourglass" cloud that shows the earliest stages in the birth of a new star.
- CBS News
"Dec. 7 brings one of those magical moments when the sky changes dramatically before your very eyes," NASA said.
A three-year-old NASA satellite lost touch with ground controllers two weeks ago and is now wandering through low Earth orbit without supervision. Sadly, the space agency fears the worst.
Were you born under a full moon? Let's find out.
Orion just made its final pass around the moon on its way to Earth, and NASA has just released some of the best photos it's snapped so far.
- USA TODAY
On Jan. 28, 1986, the Challenger space shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing the entire crew.
- Miami Herald
The carving was unearthed under a Turkish city.
- Florida Today
Two SpaceX Florida missions were delayed to later this week and beyond, scrubbing the back-to-back launches – and booster landings – for now.
Orion’s most recent accomplishments include a new distance record, a close flyby of the Moon, and a trajectory correction maneuver that sent the uncrewed capsule on its journey back to Earth. Not surprisingly, these milestone events made for some excellent photo opportunities.
Prepare for the most chaotic full moon of 2022.
SpaceX will launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center on Thursday afternoon.
- The Telegraph
Short man syndrome is a real thing and the hot tempers of small men may actually be evolutionarily hard-wired into them to make up for their lack of inches, scientists believe.
The Orion spacecraft will have to do some fancy flying to return to Earth safely on Sunday, Dec. 11, after its Lunar journey.
- Fox Weather
Scientists Down Under went to new depths to see a world never before explored with human eyes.
- Business Insider
How to stay safe in an extreme solar flare, where the sun bombards Earth with radiation and magnetic havoc
Preparing for an extreme solar storm mostly means getting ready to live without electricity for several days. Radio and GPS could drop out, too.
- Popular Mechanics
Our Solar System’s moons and planets have water—in the form of ice, vapor, and even oceans. Scientists are finding more evidence of water outside of Earth.
- The Weather Network
See the Moon pass directly in front of the planet Mars tonight!
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DNA analysis, including investigative genetic genealogy, will play a key role in the investigation of the quadruple homicide near the University of Idaho.
NASA’s plan for an upcoming infrared asteroid-hunting telescope, called Near Earth Object (NEO) Surveyor, has officially changed. NEO Surveyor’s expected price tag has doubled from an estimated high of $600 million to a whopping $1.2 billion, while the launch has also been pushed from 2026 to June 2028.
But were the dinosaurs already on the way out, with diversification faltering and rates of evolution sputtering, as some scientists have proposed? The researchers looked at the 18 million years before the asteroid impact that ended the Cretaceous Period and the 4 million years afterward at the outset of the Paleogene Period, when mammals asserted their dominance following the demise of the dinosaurs - aside from their bird lineage. Dinosaurs were entrenched in stable ecological niches for which they were well adapted, the researchers found.