Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Asteroid warning: Didymos headed for earth – ‘Mountain with Great Pyramid’ attached

A mission to land on the double asteroid, which has been described as a “mountain in the sky with another rock the size...

Plans detailed for first U.S. mission to land on moon since Apollo

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The first American spacecraft expected to land on the moon in nearly 50 years will be a robotic moon lander...

Black hole shock: Scientist's dire warning over humans being 'extruded like toothpaste'

A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting gravitational acceleration so strong that it has been said nothing can escape, not even light. American astrophysicist...

One of 'England's oldest stone churches' is being unearthed by a team of archaeologists

A dig in Lyminge, near Folkestone, has unearthed a stone church built from stone around 633AD by the Christian pioneer Ethelburga of Kent,...

'Blobby jellyfish' spotted in Orion constellation by NASA's Hubble

Stunning NASA image snapped by Hubble reveals a 'blobby jellyfish' in...

WATCH moment NASA capture 'beach ball' asteroid fireball dramatically crash land on Earth

Canadian University, Western recorded the suspected asteroid or meteorite fragments decent to the Earth. The footage shows fireball comes into shot rapidly before...

The real Mindhunters: why ‘serial killer whisperers’ do more harm than good

Uncork the chianti, serve up the fava beans, have an old friend for dinner: the second season of Mindhunter has returned to Netflix,...

God of Chaos: The asteroid which could blast Earth with a force of 65,000...

NASA has revealed images of the ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid which has left some scientists worried. While scientists have “effectively ruled out the...

Plastic pollution that 'look like rocks and pebbles' have been found littering British beaches

Plastic pollution that 'look like rocks and pebbles' have been found...

Facial recognition could be used to improve weather forecasts

Facial recognition software could be used to detect hail storms - and their severity. That's according to scientists at the US National Center for Atmospheric...

Greta Thunberg’s attackers are morally bankrupt, but her deification isn’t helpful | Julian Baggini

As Greta Thunberg sets sail across the Atlantic to the United Nations in New York, the backlash against her has been as vicious...

Asteroid impact: Watch the true devastation the dinosaurs experienced when space rock hit

Dinosaurs were all but wiped out when an asteroid believed to have been between 10-15 kilometres wide came crashing into what is now...

Insomniacs may be at greater risk of heart failure, study finds

People who struggle with sleep might be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular problems, research suggests. Scientists have found that people who are genetically...

Starwatch: the moon puts on a show in the hours before dawn

This week, the waning moon cuts a swath through the body of Taurus in the pre-dawn hours. The show begins on 23 August with...

Powerful cosmic rays: Scientists race to explain 'universe's greatest mystery'

The universe harbours an array of extreme entities, from fast radio bursts to supermassive black holes. But scientists consider the most puzzling phenomena...

No sex please, we're British (stick insects)

Phasmids hailing from New Zealand become asexual after arriving in the UK A New Zealand stick insect that migrated to the UK more...

NASA breakthrough: Agency set for historic first by vowing to put women on Moon...

Donald Trump could be the POTUS behind the groundbreaking first if he wins a second term at next year’s US Presidential election. Should he...

Asteroid bombshell: NASA expose shock scale of the destruction 'God of Chaos' will cause

NASA predict the asteroid has a one in 45,000 chance of hitting the Earth on April 13th, 2029. The Earth impact of the...

The Guardian view on ethics for mathematicians: an essential addition

“‘Once the rockets ​are up, who cares where they come down? That’s not my department’​, says Wernher von Braun,” sang the satirist and...

Asteroid Bennu shock: Is NASA about to answer humanity's biggest question?

And, if NASA, experts are right, OSIRIS-Rex is poised to answer humanity’s biggest question – ‘where did we come from?’ Remarkable images released...

Jupiter at night: How to see the Gas Giant light up in the night...

Jupiter features brightly in the night skies after midnight next week, appearing alongside the planet Saturn. In June this year, Jupiter reached its point...

Asteroid shock: How asteroid Bennu revealed something NASA scientists weren't ready for

Because high resolution snaps show asteroid Bennu is actually made up of rocks, not sand as scientists initially predicted – and this poses...

Radio signals from space just reached Earth: Proof of alien life or is it...

The mysterious radio signals are so-called Fast Radio Bursts or FRBs from some unknown source in the cosmos. Thanks to Canada’s CHIME radio telescope...

NHS says sepsis monitoring system has saved hundreds of lives

Trials of new digital alert technology to monitor hospital patients with sepsis have saved hundreds of lives, the NHS has said. Plans to roll...

NASA news: Watch the incredible moment a comet slams into the Sun at high...

The comet’s death plunge was caught on camera by NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO). The comet appeared on SOHO’s sensors on Wednesday, August...

Asteroid SHOCK: Earth just narrowly avoided 'tragedy' but end of civilisation threat looms

Asteroid 2019 OK came scraping past our home planet on July 25, 2019, approaching Earth from a distance of just 45,360 miles (65,000km). The...

Martin Rees: ‘Climate change is a doddle compared with terraforming Mars’

Martin Rees is a cosmologist and astrophysicist who has been the astronomer royal since 1995. He is also a co-founder of the Centre...