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NASA Probe Lands Safely On Martian Surface 03:19 Download

It is also carrying a seismometer to monitor earthquakes, as Nasa attempts to answer "fundamental questions about the formation of Earth-like planets". ET tod...


NASA Chooses Nine Companies to Bid on Flying to Moon

Almost 50 years after Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon, President Trump signed a mandate to send US astronauts back t...


China halts scientist's controversial baby gene-editing project

Conference leaders called for an independent investigation of the claim by He, who spoke to the group Wednesday as global criticism of his claim mounted. "This ...


Two Littleton Companies Make Short List For Missions To The Moon

Of these nine companies, only Lockheed Martin has experience in terms of producing spacecraft that have flown in space. "Today's announcement marks tangibl...


Mass stranding of pilot whales overnight

All but one were dead. The rest were in very bad health and were euthanised due to the lack of potential rescuers and the difficulty they would have faced in ...


NASA hopes InSight will illuminate Mars' unknown core

VOA's Kevin Enochs reports. After waiting in white-knuckle suspense for confirmation to arrive from space, flight controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laborat...


NASA Announces New Moon Partnerships with U.S. Companies

The company is now developing a "Peregrine Lander" aimed at orbital and surface operations for any lunar destination. The nine companies announced at the eve...


Twenty-five whales die after stranding themselves on remote beach

Gail Wright of Parks Victoria said samples were being taken from the remains to try to understand how the whales came to be stranded. It is thought the humpba...


NASA Scientists Have Revealed The Inspiration Behind Their Viral Handshake

The stationary probe was programmed to pause for 16 minutes for the dust to settle around its landing site, before two disc-shaped solar panels were to be unfur...


Scientist's claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar

Twin girls were born a few weeks ago, purportedly protected from HIV when CRISPR disabled a gene that would otherwise allow HIV to enter their cells. The contr...


First Gene-edited Babies Claimed in China

The research, however, was to offer HIV positive people a way to have children with immunity to the deadly virus. The CRISPR tool is a recently developed tool...


Human Research in Space; Next Station Crew Preps for Launch on Earth

Most often these bacteria are associated with hospitals: some strains of Enterobacter can infect patients with weakened immune systems in intensive care, bein...


Macron feels diesel tax anger after Paris 'battle scenes'

One can not be pro-environment on Monday and then be against rising fuel prices on Tuesday... "I understand the demands of these citizens, but I won't give in...


Elon Musk Considers Permanently Moving To Mars

He told Axios the crew on the first few ships would have to work nonstop to build the base, and would have a good chance of dying , but they would know what...


Trump doesn't believe his own govt's climate warning

All told, climate change could trim off 10 per cent of US gross domestic product by the end of the century, according to the congressionally mandated assessm...


Donald Trump on Dire Government Climate Report: 'I Don't Believe It'

The analysis, compiled by government scientists and quietly issued Friday, warns that the US could shoulder hundreds of billions of dollars in costs from unchec...


May defends Brexit deal to sceptical MPs

This raises the prospect of some of Mrs May's own MPs voting against the agreement when it goes before the Commons. But both Brussels and May said the deal no...


Cheers as Mars InSight spacecraft lands on Red Planet

InSight will spend two years investigating the interior where the building blocks below the planet's surface that recorded its history. "It really depends on ...


I'll live on Mars if it kills me, insists Elon Musk

Even if you arrive safe and sound, you'll apparently be kept "working nonstop" to build a base on Mars . " We think you can come back, but we're not sure ", Mu...


White House Says Dire Climate Report Based on 'Extreme Scenario'

Major broadcast networks-notorious for their lack of climate coverage-also picked up on the report, with climate change receiving at least a brief mention Sunda...