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  • A 17-year-old Pakistani is making waves in the world of physics

    October 5, 2017 3:37 PM 7

    KARACHI: A 17-year-old high school student in Pakistan replicated a physics visualization, and developed results that surprised some older scientists, The News reported. Muhammad Shaheer Niazi, as per details revealed by international media, has replicated the phenomenon and presented his work like a professional scientist. The young student developed

  • Last thing comet probe Rosetta saw

    September 30, 2017 1:35 AM 5

    PARIS-Robotic comet explorer Rosetta sent home a last-gasp photo of her target’s rocky facade before crashing into its surface to end a 12-year deep-space odyssey, ground controllers said. Almost a year to the day since Rosetta’s demise on September 30 last year, the European Space Agency (ESA) issued the fuzzy image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

  • When Cassini ended its journey

    September 23, 2017 3:11 PM 4

    The U.S. space agency NASA received final signals from its Cassini aircraft last Friday as it ended a journey of 20 years on September 15, 2017 with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere. In this handout image, the moon Enceladus and the edge of Saturn are seen from the Cassini spacecraft on its descent towards the planet. The spacecraft

  • Work on China's mission to Mars 'well underway'

    September 20, 2017 2:23 PM 11

    BEIJING: China's programme to launch a mission to Mars in 2020 is "well underway", its top planner said Wednesday as the country moves forward with its ambitious space programme. The probe will carry 13 types of payload including six rovers, the official Xinhua news agency said. "The Mars exploration programme is well underway," it cited the mission's

  • Watch rare celestial extravaganza where Moon will dance with three other planets tonight

    September 18, 2017 7:29 AM 10

    According to scientists, the moon will first meet Venus followed by first magnitude star Regulus, Mars and Mercury. Researchers explained that rare celestial extravaganza would be clearly visible in the night sky. In a celestial extravaganza, the brightest object in the night sky — Moon will meet three planets within 24 hours on September 18. Astronomers

  • Cassini’s Dead, But Its Science—And The Pursuit Of Alien Life—Lives On

    September 16, 2017 1:02 AM 5

    Cassini’s 20-year run ended Friday in a spectacular plunge into Saturn. But the mission yielded reams of scientific discoveries to be analyzed for decades. If it wasn’t for Cassini, we might never have learned of potential life on Saturn’s moons. The NASA spacecraft’s most staggering discoveries revealed liquid water and active chemistry on Enceladus

  • Watch three new crew members launch to the International Space Station this afternoon

    September 12, 2017 4:10 PM 3

    This afternoon, a new group of astronauts is set to launch to the International Space Station, taking the place of three crew members who departed the orbiting lab earlier this month. NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, along with Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, are scheduled to take off from Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz rocket at 5:17PM ET. About

  • We will miss the end of Earth by collision with Florence by several miles on Sept 1

    August 21, 2017 7:14 AM 3

    Washington,August21:Asteroid Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles is size. Measurements from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it is about 4.4 kilometres in size. How to view this asteroid? According to NASA, it will even be visible to small telescopes in late August and early September

  • Can’t find eclipse glasses anywhere in Beaufort County? Try finding a box

    August 20, 2017 7:27 PM 3

    It is getting near impossible to find eclipse glasses anywhere in Beaufort County, and when they do become available, crazy lines form as everyone rushes to grab them. If you can’t score eclipse glasses before Monday, though. All hope is not lost. With a simple box, some scissors, some foil, a sheet of white paper, duct tape and a pin, you can “MacGyver

  • How to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse From Anywhere

    August 17, 2017 11:39 AM 7

    Tune in here to see the full glory of totality no matter where you are. A total solar eclipse ends with the first rays of the sun reappearing while the solar corona is still prominently visible. In a few short days, record numbers of people will flock to a 70-mile-wide swath of the United States to witness an historic total solar eclipse. Millions more across