NASA is hoping for its biggest Christmas present yet: the successful launch of the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope, which is set to lift off early Christmas morning. Webb will replace the 31-year-old Hubble Space Telescope as the leading space observatory. Researchers hope it can tell us more about the history of the universe. CBS News senior space analyst Bill Harwood joins CBSN with more.
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Earth's interior is cooling faster, according to a new study, prompting questions about thermal evolution and longevity of the planet's habitability.
Our Sun isn’t quite as old as other stars out there. However, scientists are already trying to pinpoint exactly when the Sun will die. Of course, it isn’t as simple as throwing out a date. After all, we’re working with a massive ball of energy that we’ve still barely managed to scratch the surface of … The post Scientists think they figured out when the Sun will explode and kill us all appeared first on BGR.
The Sun flies solo through the galaxy, the nearest star to us over 40 trillion kilometers away. But that's not the case for all stars. Many are in clusters, thousands of stars in close proximity, so close encounters are actually common. But if you rewind the clock, you'll realize those stars formed in that cluster, so there would inevitably be near stellar passes even when some of the stars are still shrouded in the huge disk of gas and dust from which they form. Another star breezing by would g
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While the age hasn't been verified, the director of Western University's paleomagnetic and petrophysical laboratory surmises the meteorite that nearly hit a B.C. woman last fall originated from a collision in the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars about 470 million years ago.
For years, scientists have been trying to discover the cause of space anemia. We previously believed it was caused by gravity not pushing blood to the same spots in the body. However, a new study suggests it could be tied directly to an increase in the destruction of red blood cells once astronauts enter space. … The post Scientists may have discovered what causes a mysterious space phenomenon appeared first on BGR.
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Liftoff of SpaceX's 36th Starlink launch from Kennedy Space Center! After a two-hour delay, the rocket lifted off from pad 39A at 9:02 p.m. ET.
For some technologies there are never any clouds to spoil the view.
NASA's next crewed missions to the Moon will need a larger, differently-trained and multi-skilled astronaut corps to deliver on the agency's ambitions. Why it matters: NASA has plans to fly astronauts to the surface of the Moon in 2025 and ultimately establish a long-term presence there. That goal requires a robust corps with new, specialized training in what it takes to live and work on the Moon — and NASA needs to start planning now.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights
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Covid conspiracy theories should not be removed from social media sites as it only serves to drive the conversations into dark, unregulated corners of the web, experts have said.
The asteroid, named 7482 (1994 PC1), is also larger than the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa
Twilight images taken by a telescope in California increasingly have streaks from satellites in them, according to a new study examining the effect of SpaceX's Starlink satellites on the night sky.Why it matters: SpaceX has launched hundreds of internet-beaming satellites to orbit in recent years, stoking fears from some scientists that the small, relatively low-orbiting satellites could make astronomy harder.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subsc
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Elon Musk laments the declining birth rate: 'If there aren't enough people for Earth, then there definitely won't be enough for Mars'
The SpaceX founder and CEO has said the company will land humans on Mars in five to 10 years.
NATO will consider an attack against a member country's assets in space as an assault on the alliance, and such actions could lead to a coordinated armed response from all members if necessary, according to NATO's first formal, public space policy released Monday.Why it matters: The policy reflects the increasing importance of space to more countries. It also normalizes NATO's intentions in space as China, Russia, India and other countries push forward on their science and military ambitions in
- Florida Today
Forecasted weather conditions for the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center forced SpaceX teams to delay the launch to Tuesday.
- Florida Today
The latest rocket launch schedule for Florida's Space Coast, which includes Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
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It was SpaceX's third orbital launch in just 12 days.
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QANplatform has launched the official testnet for a first-of-its-kind quantum-resistant Ethereum-compatible blockchain. Quantum-resistance is a critical area of development within distributed ledger technologies, as exponentially powerful quantum computing poses a serious threat in its ability to crack public cryptography.
It claims to be on a mission to terraform the earth, and says it has a path toward making agriculture carbon negative. It must have made a compelling argument, because it just announced a $4 million seed round led by NEA, with participation from AgFunder, Global Founders Capital and ReGen Ventures. The company is building solar-powered, autonomous robots that can zoom around in fields, using computer vision to tell friend from foe and plant from weed.
A new study pinpointed two genes that may come into play.
NASA scientists estimate that the power of Tonga's volcanic eruption over the weekend was equivalent to 5-6 megatons of TNT.Threat level: Saturday's eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Haʻapai volcano and subsequent tsunami killed at least three people. Scientists warn an "ash-seawater cocktail" poses a potentially toxic health threat, and drinking water could be contaminated.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free#NASAWorldview Image of