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Citizen scientist finds ancient white dwarf star with puzzling rings

When a sun-like star reaches the end of its life and burns through all of its fuel, it puffs up to form a red giant and blasts out about half of its mass. What ...


Neptune's Newest, Tiniest Moon Likely Fragment of Bigger One

The moon is visible inside the red box, with an enlarged version inset at upper right. "But if we could get an orbiter mission to the outer planets, everything ...


Watch SpaceX Launch the First Private Lunar Lander Mission

NASA, which has installed equipment on Beresheet to upload its signals from the Moon, said last week it aims to land instruments later this year or next year an...


Did You See The Super Snow Moon?

Here are some snippets from last night's super snow moon! It's also known as a "super moon", because its orbit is nearest to our planet. However, by eccles...


Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

SpaceX tries to re-use rockets, payload fairings, boosters and other parts to try to cut down on the cost of each rocket mission. US satellite manufacturer S...


Turns Out The Fearsome T. Rex Evolved From a Ridiculously Tiny Ancestor

So there's this gap until around 81 million years ago, during the Cretaceous, when big T. rex emerged (although a "missing link" tyrannosaur called Timurleng...


SpaceX Falcon 9 aces launch and landing after "most challenging reentry" yet

Regardless of the competition, though, SpaceIL announced that it remained committed to continuing and completing its mission to land on the moon and advance ...


Scientists reveal why zebras have stripes

When researchers painted a mannequin with zebra-like patterns, similar to those that adorn the skin of some tribal communities, they found that there were ten ...


SpaceX to launch Israeli moon lander, pair of satellites

The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet launched this evening on a trip to the moon, where it hopes to touch down in two months. The 1,290-pound (585 kg) spacecraft ...


Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe begins descent toward asteroid

The descent required precise control of the probe, JAXA said. Space agency controllers will direct its approach until it is 500 metres (1,600 feet) above the as...


Israel's first moon mission lifts off from Cape Canaveral

The Beresheet will be the smallest spacecraft to ever land on the Moon, according to SpaceX . SpaceIL said it hoped Beresheet would help inspire Israel's def...


Supermoon, 2019’s Biggest And Brightest, Will Light Up The Sky

Historically, bad weather and heavy snowfalls used to make hunting hard, so the Moon was also known as the Hunger Moon, NASA said. Now, local stargazers m...


Why zebras have stripes: Black and white pattern 'dazzles' blood-sucking flies

Typically they came in too fast, often crashing into their prey or aborting the landing altogether. Fewer horse flies landed on the horses wearing the stripy ...


Long Lost Monster Species With 'Immense Jaws' Rediscovered in Wild

Scientists have now been buoyed by their success, which they believe raises hopes that the island could be home to many more giant bees, which is one of the rar...


Scientists decode white shark genome, finding cancer-protective mechanism

The researchers found proof of molecular adaptation in genes with important roles in maintaining genome stability. "You're no more likely to get protected fro...


Wilson-Raybould says she wants opportunity to 'speak my truth'

It was defeated on a vote of 160-134. The motion brought forward by the NDP recieved bi-partisan support from the opposition. Wilson-Raybould has said she's r...


Cyclone Oma heads to Queensland; to affect New South Wales as well

On Thursday afternoon, the category-two system was already whipping up unsafe surf conditions, closing all Gold Coast beaches and most on the Sunshine Coast, ...


Super Snow Moon Tonight Is the Biggest Full Moon of 2019

According to NASA , to watch tonight's supermoon , or any full moon , simply look for the moon to rise in the east as the sun sets in the west. The event oc...


Cyclone Oma makes it way towards southeast Queensland

Gold Coast Lifeguards are preparing for a unsafe week on the Gold Coast, as Cyclone Oma starts thrashing the coastline. It will also create unsafe rips and cu...


How to see the year's biggest supermoon

However, it will still put on a show both Monday and Tuesday night. The presence of an atmosphere bends (or refracts) light, meaning we see the moon slightly ...