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Who calls the tunes in space? Brad Pitt asks NASA astronaut
Posted on September 16, 2019 at 10:14 pm

Brad Pitt traded laughs on Monday in a call to the International Space Station with a NASA astronaut, who somersaulted during the zero-gravity interview ahead of this week's release of the actor's new film, the space thriller "Ad Astra." […]

Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say
Posted on September 13, 2019 at 4:17 am

A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside the solar system, a likely prospect that would make it the second such interstellar object observed in our planetary neighborhood. […]

Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system
Posted on September 12, 2019 at 11:06 am

Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday. […]

Japan resupply mission to space station delayed by launch pad fire
Posted on September 11, 2019 at 4:23 am

Japan said it halted a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday because of a launch pad fire that grounded the rocket. […]

India's moon mission locates landing craft, no communication yet
Posted on September 10, 2019 at 6:22 am

India has located the spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon but has not been able to establish communication with it yet, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Tuesday. […]

India loses contact with spacecraft on mission to the moon
Posted on September 7, 2019 at 12:40 pm

India lost contact with a spacecraft it was trying to land on the moon on Saturday, its space agency said, in a setback for the nation's ambitious plans to become the first country to probe the unexplored lunar south pole. […]

Loch Ness monster might just be a giant eel, say scientists
Posted on September 6, 2019 at 12:08 pm

Scotland's fabled Loch Ness monster could possibly be a giant eel, scientists said on Thursday after an intensive analysis of traces of DNA in the Loch's icy waters. […]

No 'gay gene', but study finds genetic links to sexual behavior
Posted on August 30, 2019 at 7:48 am

A large scientific study into the biological basis of sexual behavior has confirmed there is no single "gay gene" but that a complex mix of genetics and environment affects whether a person has same-sex sexual partners. […]

As Dorian looms, Florida's Space Coast braces for possible unprecedented impact
Posted on August 30, 2019 at 12:02 am

As Hurricane Dorian advances on a course likely to slam the Florida peninsula within days, U.S. space agencies and aerospace companies are sheltering millions of dollars in hardware and assets along the Space Coast. […]

Iranian satellite launch fails due to technical issues: Official
Posted on August 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm

An Iranian rocket exploded on its launch pad at Imam Khomeini Space Center in northern Iran before its scheduled launch on Thursday, an Iranian official said. […]

Idaho artifacts show human presence in Americas 16,600 years ago
Posted on August 29, 2019 at 6:40 pm

Artifacts including stone tools and animal bone fragments found in Idaho dating back about 16,600 years represent what may be the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas and offer insight into the routes people took as they spread into the New World. […]

In watershed discovery, skull of ancient human ancestor unearthed
Posted on August 28, 2019 at 8:10 pm

Scientists on Wednesday announced the landmark discovery in Ethiopia of a nearly complete skull of an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago, a species boasting an intriguing mixture of apelike and humanlike characteristics. […]

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype rattles nearby residents in Texas flight test
Posted on August 28, 2019 at 6:02 pm

SpaceX test-launched an early prototype of the company's Mars rocket on Tuesday, unnerving residents near the Texas site and clearing another key hurdle in billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's interplanetary ambitions. […]

Russian spacecraft carrying robot docks with space station: TASS
Posted on August 27, 2019 at 8:47 am

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a humanoid robot docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, TASS news agency reported, citing a live broadcast. […]

Eggs from last northern white rhinos fertilized, scientists say
Posted on August 26, 2019 at 2:40 pm

Seven eggs from the world's last two remaining northern white rhinos have been successfully fertilized artificially, reviving hopes of saving the endangered animals, scientists said on Monday. […]