Dust from supernova explosions survives to serve as “seed material” for new planets, according to a new study.
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Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument first superintendent, Vincent Santucci, a senior geologist and paleontologist for the entire National Park Service, just wrapped up his first week on the job.
Kelly will stay twice as long as any U.S. astronaut has ever stayed on the space station, giving scientists a chance to study how the human body responds to long-duration space flights.
Wild animals can predict earthquakes several weeks before they strike, and motion-activated cameras that track their movements could be adopted in quake-prone countries as an affordable early warning system, scientists said on Tuesday.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak this week spoke out about his Artificial Intelligence fears. “Computers are going to take over from humans,” the 64-year-old told the Australian Review. But that’s far from a prediction.
A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world’s oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman.
Amateur astronomers can help NASA “protect the planet” by becoming an asteroid data hunter.
It’s a phenomenon that’s been linked to a dragon, a black squirrel and Tiangiou, the magical dog of heaven. Mythologies from across the globe have blamed them all for eating the Sun.In reality, solar eclipses, like the one that can be seen across parts of the Northern Hemisphere this month, are down to an amazing coincidence.
A contender for a one-way mission to Mars says the venture is unrealistic and will not work, according to an essay by the candidate published on Wednesday.
Viewing the solar eclipse from Earth is a pretty amazing site. But what would it look like from the moon?
Archeologists uncovered an ancient tomb during a dig near Luxor, Egypt.
Chameleons, if not known for their freaky eyes, are known for their ability to change colors.
The 20-story-tall rocket, built and launched by United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:44 p.m. EDT.
A gorgeous image of a young star framed by a reflection nebula was recently captured by the Hubble Telescope.
Far away from Earth, the ongoing collision of dense galaxy clusters is creating a stunning show of radio waves.
NASA tested its largest and most powerful rocket booster recently in an effort to propel future spacecrafts farther into deep space.
It’s almost inconceivable to consider launching a small package into space, inflating it like a balloon and living in it. But that’s what North Las Vegas-based Bigelow Aerospace is working with NASA to do in the fall.
Members of the Israeli Caving Club discovered an ancient treasure in one of the most well-hidden stalactite caves in northern Israel.
Starting Thursday, Zion National Park in Southern Utah plans to light up its historic Zion-Mount Carmel Highway Tunnel with lasers, but don’t bother rushing up there with your electronic dance music or Pink Floyd cassettes.
Researchers may have found the home of Jesus Christ. And it isn’t your typical suburban home, according to research published in the latest issue of Biblical Archaeology.
A U.S. space probe slipped into orbit around Ceres, a miniature planet beyond Mars believed to be left over from the formation of the solar system, NASA said on Friday.
Instead of rocket-powered sub-orbital flights like those of Virgin Galactic, could high-altitude ballooning become the most viable way of letting paying tourists experience space — or at least something thrillingly close to it?
Someone’s going to have to update Wikipedia. A group of scientists, including UNLV anthropologist Brian Villmoare, have discovered in Ethiopia the oldest fossilized remains of the Homo genus — think a really, really long-departed cousin.
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