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Astronomers Discover New Planet Not Orbiting Any Star

Astronomers have stumbled upon an enormous planet which is some 20 light years away from our Sun. Astronomers have detected a possible "rogue" planetary-mass ...


Category 3 Hurricane Hector drives west across the Pacific

Hurricane Hector , left, can be seen heading west toward Hawaii. "The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project team is predicting a total of nine additional named s...


Hot streak continues today; storm chances go up tonight and into Tuesday!

A few areas had some rain during the afternoon and evening hours. On Monday , we will continue to see the heat and humidity stick around with more widespread...


County Preparing for Hurricane Hector

The storm is located about 1,360 miles east of South Point, Hawaii, located on the Big Island. The US National Hurricane Centre said storms of this strength a...


SpaceX launches Indonesian comsat with 'used' booster

However, Musk admitted that this is likely to be a major challenge, noting that "there's only so much work you could even do in one day, and a bunch of it consi...


NASA to announce which astronauts will fly on first commercial spaceships

Since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, the USA has been relying on Russian Soyuz rockets , launched from Kazakhstan, to get astronauts to the ISS. ...


Scientists discover "rogue planet" outside solar system

The exact difference between a large gas planet and a brown dwarf is a bone of contention for scientists, with debate raging over what defines one or the othe...


Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

It is believed a combination of coastal pollution and nutrient-laden water being flushed into the warm waters of the gulf from Lake Okeechobee have caused the p...


NASA names astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX flights

Indian-origin USA astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA who will fly the first missions into space on commercially provided ...


Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private USA spaceships

The crews would fly on spacecraft developed not by NASA but by two corporations, SpaceX and Boeing , which are under contract to provide a taxi-like service to...


Canada: Scientists pick up real time mysterious radio burst from deep space

Yet, unlike the previous FRBs detected by our telescopes, this particular signal, dubbed FRB 180725A , is even more enigmatic. CHIME stands for Canadian H...


NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011

He joined the astronaut corps in 2000 and flew aboard space shuttle Endeavour twice, for the STS-123 and STS-130 missions, during which he performed six spacewa...


Liberals plan on softening carbon tax because of competitiveness

The system would have companies whose emissions place them below the cap earn credits they could trade with companies that come in above it. Companies above the...


Suspect caught on video harassing bison in Yellowstone National Park arrested

He was released on bond the following day and traveled to Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service advises visitors to stay at least 100 yards a...


Sunita Williams, 8 others to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft

The crews would fly on spacecraft developed not by NASA , but by two corporations, SpaceX and Boeing, which are under contract to provide a taxi-like service t...


NASA set to announce astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing missions

On Friday, the space agency plans to announce crews for the first flights of SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner. Both Boeing and SpaceX have ...


Mars set to appear brighter tonight

Mars comes at opposition at an average interval of two years and two months when the planet comes close to the Earth and becomes brighter, the Ministry of Earth...


Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip

Dreier said it's unlikely Congress would reverse itself one year later and cut the NASA science programs, especially as the Republican-controlled chamber is s...


U.S. eyes freeze of fuel efficiency rules

Trump's decision to challenge California's authority to regulate vehicle emissions upends decades of federal policy that allowed the most populous US state to...


FUEL EFFICIENCY: Trump proposes rollback of Obama's clean vehicle rules

The administration said the freeze would boost USA oil consumption by about 500,000 barrels of oil a day by the 2030s, and argued it would prevent up to 1,000...


Wide preparations for 21st century's longest lunar eclipse

The eclipse will start at 11.54pm, while the total eclipse will begin at 1.02am on Saturday. As skywatchers around the world witnessed last night's spectacula...


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - NASA's newest planet hunter starts science operations

TESS is expected to transmit whatever science data it has collected back to Earth sometime in August as the spacecraft makes it closest approach to Earth whi...


Indians Win Gold At International Physics Olympiad, First Time In 21 Years

With this performance, India topped the country-wise medals tally jointly with China, the only other country with five gold medals. Two boys from Kota (Lay Ja...


Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Find that orangey-red circle in the sky that looks bigger and brighter than usual. In some cases, as the two planets get closer to each other, the Earth - bei...


NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology

When the planet reaches its closest distance from Earth later today, it allows stargazers to see it in its brightest form. Observatories across the U.S. NASA ...


'I did not know': Trump denies knowledge of 2016 meeting with Russians

Donald Trump Jr, accompanied by his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and then campaign chairman Paul Manafort, had in June 2016 met a group of people including th...


Half whale, half dolphin . . . just call me a wolphin

The odd aquatic mammal was seen swimming with other dolphins near Kauai, an island in the Pacific Ocean, but marine biologists were quick to realise the animal ...


Lunar eclipse: Stargazers in Singapore catch century's longest 'blood moon'

The total eclipse is scheduled to end at 5.13 a.m. Check this page closer to 3 p.m. Friday for a look at how the world is viewing the lunar eclipse . CLOUD...


Mars will be big and bright over the next several days

The Earth is passing between the sun and Mars , at the same time Mars is closer to the Sun. Researchers finally realized that the dust on Mars was coming...


Moon eclipse: Blood Moon pictured from space in stunning images

The period of complete eclipse - known as "totality" when the moon appears darkest and takes on a red hue lasted from 8.30pm until 10.13pm. At the same time...