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"Rockstar" Asteroid Named After Freddie Mercury

By Jess F. - Sep 06, 2016 09:23 AM EDT

The 70th birthday of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury was celebrated by the International Astrological Union by naming an asteroid after the singer.

Grave of Philae Lander Found on Comet After 2-Year Search

By Sky Selrach - Sep 06, 2016 09:17 AM EDT

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Philae lander had been lost for almost two years. Finally, the search had ended after images from the mothership, Rosetta, revealed its resting place. Philae lander’s grave is on none other than Comet 67P.

NASA Celebrates Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

By Jess F. - Sep 06, 2016 09:15 AM EDT

NASA commemorates the 50th anniversary of the popular TV and movie franchise, Star Trek.

NASA' Juno Spacecraft Captured Never Before Images of Jupiter's Pole

By Jess F. - Sep 05, 2016 03:00 PM EDT

Juno completed its first flyby to Jupiter on Aug. 27 and it had managed to capture an image of Jupiter's North Pole revealing weather formation and storm systems.

How SpaceX Explosion Affects Israeli Company Space Plans

By Jess F. - Sep 05, 2016 11:00 AM EDT

The explosion of SpaceX' Falcon 9 rocket did not only affect Facebook's mission to beam Internet to remote areas, it has dampened the satellite industry of Israel as well. An Israeli company created Facebook's Amos-6 satellite.

NASA plans to send humans to Mars; completes splashdown test for spacecraft

By Rida - Aug 26, 2016 02:19 AM EDT

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is preparing itself to send a spacecraft with humans on Mars or any deep destinations. As a part of preparation to achieve a great success in the Word history NASA's so called Orion spacecraft was tossed into a pool as a mock-up for crash test along with the dummies sitting inside to simulate Return-to-Earth Splashdown scenario.

Facebook connectivity lab ‘Aquila Aircraft’ takes flight!

By Ajay Kadkol - Jul 22, 2016 08:43 PM EDT

Nearly one year ago, Facebook announced that its Aquila high-altitude, long-endurance aircraft was ready for flight testing, and the social network took the next step Thursday.Global head of engineering and infrastructure Jay Parikh announced in a Newsroom post that the first full-scale test flight of Aquila was a success.Aquila is one of the projects spearheaded by Facebook Connectivity Lab to further Internet.org’s mission of connecting everyone in the world to the Internet. Parikh described it as follows:

Scientists Discover A Way To Reduce Fat Content in Chocolates

By Dipannita - Jul 01, 2016 11:37 AM EDT

Good news for people who love to eat chocolates, but fear that they will end up gaining the extra amount of calories. A team of researchers from Temple University has found a way to reduce the amount of fat in chocolates using electric fields.

Land Around San Andreas Is Rising and Sinking, New Research Shows

By Dipannita - Jun 24, 2016 11:05 AM EDT

Huge parts of California around that San Andreas fault are rising and sinking, a new research has found. For the first time, a team of researchers has come up with a computed image that shows this surprising phenomenon.

Recently Discovered 'Baby' Alien Planets Can Solve Planet Formation Puzzle

By Dipannita - Jun 24, 2016 11:01 AM EDT

So far, NASA's Kepler space telescope has helped astronomers discover thousands of exoplanets. But the two newly discovered exoplanets are nothing like anything discovered before - they are just a few million years old and can be comfortably regarded as "planetary infants."

Humans Landing On Mars Could Be In Trouble Because Of This Salt

By Dipannita - Jun 24, 2016 10:58 AM EDT

A salt present on the Martian land could spell a disaster for humans who land on the planet to establish a colony. According to the researchers, the salt in question is 20,000 times more abundant on Mars than it is on Earth.

No Relief To Coral Reefs In The Near Future, Says NOAA

By Dipannita - Jun 24, 2016 10:57 AM EDT

Coral bleaching and reef die-off has been a matter of discussion among environmentalists for quite some time now. Adding to the existing concerns, the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have predicted that the condition of the coral reefs will only grow worse in the coming year and that there is no end to coral bleaching in the near future.

Youngest Planet Ever Found Can Reveal Details About Planet Formation

By Dipannita - Jun 22, 2016 07:02 PM EDT

NASA has spotted the youngest planet every found in the solar system. This breakthrough has achieved by the American space agency's planet-hunting spacecraft Kepler.

Patagonian Ice Age Mammal Extinction Took Place Because of Climate Change, Not Sudden Onslaught

By Dipannita - Jun 22, 2016 07:01 PM EDT

The mammals that existed during the giant ice-age era in Patagonia were extinct because of drastic changes in the climate and not because of a sudden onslaught of the human hunters that appeared around that time.

Science Explains How Chameleons Capture Their Prey

By Dipannita - Jun 22, 2016 06:58 PM EDT

When it comes to catching their prey, there is hardly any animal that is as precise as a chameleon. Even though these creatures have a nonchalant appearance, they do not fail at whipping their tongues out to capture prey that can weight up to 30 percent of their weight.

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