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SpaceX
SpaceX Satellite Liftoff Planned For Tuesday, Delayed Again As Company Tries To Stake Claim In Commercial Launch Industry
Dec 02, 2013 16:34 PM E
As the company SpaceX tries to break up established monopolies in the commercial space industry, the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket was further delayed on Monday to give engineers more time to resolve technical problems.
amazon drone
Amazon Drone Delivery: How Soon Will 'Prime Air' Service Take To The Skies? [VIDEO]
Dec 02, 2013 15:47 PM E
Amazon unveiled a drone delivery prototype on Sunday on 60 Minutes. The prototype Amazon drone, called "Prime Air," would deliver goods to customers 30 minutes after an order is placed. But FAA regulations may delay the use of Amazon's drones until new regulations are drawn up for commercial unmanned aircraft, which could take as much as 13 years.
Comet ISON's Approach To The Sun
Comet ISON Fades Away: No More Chances To View 'Comet Of The Century'
Dec 02, 2013 11:29 AM E
Comet ISON, which captivated viewers worldwide with its beauty, was declared dead by an astrophysicist at the Naval Research Laboratory Monday morning.
Our Solar System
Scientists Discover Earth-Like Planetary System
Nov 30, 2013 11:27 AM E
Although scientists have found thousands of planetary systems, most don't resemble our own. A recent finding, however, the planetary system KoI-351, bucks that trend, and it looks remarkably like our own planetary system.
Comet ISON near the sun on Nov. 28, 2013
Did Comet ISON Survive Passage Near Sun? New Images Reveal Possibility That It Endured Star's Heat and Gravity
Nov 29, 2013 08:12 AM E
After comet ISON circled the sun on Nov. 28, 2013, scientists at first believe the comet to have entirely disintegrated. The latest news, however, is that it may have at least partially survived.
ISON Comet Update: It's Disintegrating, But Also Giving Off More Light And Becoming More Visible [VIDEO]
Nov 27, 2013 16:16 PM E
As ISON sheds some of its ice, astronomers can gain a better look inside to analyze its innards, formed at the same time as our solar system.
Asteroid Mining
The Outer Space Gold Rush: Asteroid Mining Could Be The Next Big Industry In Space
Nov 27, 2013 08:52 AM E
Several new mining companies are looking to the sky instead of the ground for the next big deposits of valuable minerals and other resources, part of what some are calling the next gold rush.
Mars in high-def
Secret To Water On Mars: Greenhouse Gases Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide
Nov 26, 2013 13:10 PM E
A new study proposes that greenhouse gases like hydrogen and carbon dioxide could explain why there once was water on Mars, but now the planet is dry.
Tycho Supernova
Reverse Shockwave, Moving At Mach 1,000, Illuminates The Remains Of Tycho Supernova
Nov 26, 2013 11:46 AM E
Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have discovered that a reverse shockwave, moving at speeds of about Mach 1,000, is interacting with the supernova nebula and causing it to release heat and X-ray light.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched during a test in December 2010.
SpaceX Falcon Unsuccessful In Three Launch Attempts Monday; Aims For New Thursday Launch Date
Nov 26, 2013 08:43 AM E
SpaceX failed to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying an SES-8 TV satellite this past Monday, with glitches coming on each of three unsuccessful attempts.
Three-headed Galactic Blob
Discovery Of Primitive Triple Galaxies Sheds Light On The Mystery Of Cosmic Dawn
Nov 24, 2013 15:20 PM E
The discovery of a trio of primitive galaxies in a mass of primordial gas that could contain a mixture of elements elements created in the Big Bang could be a landmark discovery about 'cosmic dawn.'
Researchers have revealed some secrets of owls' noiseless wings.
Secrets Of Owls' Noiseless Wings Could Improve Aircraft Stealth Technology
Nov 24, 2013 11:17 AM E
The ability of owls to descend noiselessly and stealthily on their prey has long eluded engineers.
Arctic Strategy
Melting Ice Caps Could Spark Tension In The Arctic; Defense Department Releases 'Arctic Strategy'
Nov 23, 2013 18:15 PM E
Melting ice caps are changing arctic sea routes and opening previously inaccessible territory to tourism, commerce and mineral extraction, which has the potential to spark tensions, the U.S. Defense Department said Friday.
Gamma Ray Burst
Cosmic Explosion From Death Of Massive Star Confirmed As Brightest Gamma Ray Burst Ever Seen [VIDEO]
Nov 23, 2013 17:19 PM E
NASA satellites and ground-based robotic telescopes captured the blast of a dying star in a distant galaxy, providing astronomers with new data about a supernova produced alongside a gamma ray burst.
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