Exploring the Cosmic Dawn (TIME-LAPSE VIDEO)

Exploring the Cosmic Dawn

  Scientists are getting an unprecedented view of the early universe with the help of ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array. This group of antennae is the equivalent of a city-size telescopic lens, bringing cosmic nurseries for planets and stars into view. Source:  National Geographic Related posts: Cosmic Mystery Surrounding Black Holes May Be Solved […]

Rock Around The Clock: Zircon Crystal Is Oldest Piece Of Earth

A 4.4 billion-year-old zircon crystal from the Jack Hills region of Australia is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters February 23, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/JOHN W. VALLEY/UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS

  WASHINGTON  (Reuters) – To put it mildly, this is one gem of a gem. Scientists using two different age-determining techniques have shown that a tiny zircon crystal found on a sheep ranch in western Australia is the oldest known piece of our planet, dating to 4.4 billion years ago. Writing in the journal Nature […]

Hundreds Of New Planets Discovered

The artist concept depicts multiple-transiting planet systems, which are stars with more than one planet. The planets eclipse or transit their host star from the vantage point of the observer. This angle is called edge-on. | NASA

  NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Finds Hundreds Of New Exoplanets A huge new haul of planets has joined the tally of alien worlds discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, scientists announced today. All of the new planets are members of multiplanet systems—stars with more than one orbiting satellite. Researchers used a new method for weeding out […]

Next-Generation GPS Satellite Launched Into Orbit

A view of the Delta IV rocket streaking across the sky after launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is seen from Port Canaveral, Florida February 20, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/MIKE BROWN

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida  (Reuters) – A U.S. Global Positioning System satellite was launched into orbit on Thursday, buttressing a 31-member navigation network in constant use by the military, civilian agencies and commercial customers worldwide. The satellite, built by Boeing, was carried into space aboard an unmanned Delta 4 rocket, which blasted off from Cape […]

Massive ‘Potentially Hazardous’ Asteroid To Fly Over Earth (And You Can Watch Live On The Internet)

Massive 'Potentially Hazardous' Asteroid To Fly Over Earth

  An asteroid three times the size of a football pitch travelling at 27,000 miles per hour is about to pass close to Earth. And you can watch live on the internet. Astronomers announced that the ‘potentially hazardous’ object – known as (NEA), 2000 EM26 - will come within about 0.018 AU of the Earth on […]

One In Four Americans Thinks The Sun Orbits The Earth

One In Four Americans Thinks The Sun Orbits The Earth (Baris Simsek via Getty Images)

  You might want to be sitting down for this one… One in four Americans think that the Sun orbits the Earth. Just read that again… An incredible 26% of people surveyed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science appear to be completely unaware a fundamental truth first proposed in 1543 by Nicolaus […]

Russian Satellite Will Hit Earth On Sunday (But No One Knows Where)

Russian Satellite Will Hit Earth On Sunday (But No One Knows Where) (File photo | Konstantin Inozemtsev via Getty Images)

  A defunct Russian satellite is set to smash into Earth on Sunday - but no one is quite sure where. The Kosmos-1220 is expected to breakup during re-entry but officials have said they expect portions to survive. Russian Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin, said: “As of February 7, 2014 the fragments are expected to fall on February 16. […]

NASA Finds Dramatic Crater Blast Zone on Mars (VIDEO)

NASA Finds Dramatic Crater Blast Zone on Mars

  NASA has released a photo of an impact crater on Mars taken by its Reconnaissance Orbiter. WSJ’s Monika Vosough reports. (Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona) Source:  WSJDigitalNetwork Related posts: A Boulder Bounces Down a Slope on Mars – So What? NASA’s Mars Rover Finds Traces of Carbon – One Essential for Life NASA: Life on […]

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