We Are Now Living in a New Geologic Age, Experts Say

We Are Now Living in a New Geologic Age, Experts Say

We are all in the midst of a new geological age, experts say. This age, dubbed the Meghalayan, began 4,250 years ago when what was probably a planetwide drought struck Earth, according to the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). The Meghalayan is just one of three newly named ages, the IUGS […]

Dwarf Planet Ceres' Bizarre Bright Spots Shine in Stunning Up-Close View

Dwarf Planet Ceres' Bizarre Bright Spots Shine in Stunning Up-Close View

This mosaic of Cerealia Facula inside the dwarf planet Ceres’ Occator Crater is based on images obtained by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft in its second extended mission, from an altitude as low as about 21 miles (34 kilometers). Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA You may have seen the bizarre bright spots speckling the dwarf planet Ceres — but […]

Today's Google Doodle Celebrates Georges Lemaître And The Big Bang

Today's Google Doodle Celebrates Georges Lemaître And The Big Bang

Georges Lemaitre was the first to propose an expanding universe.Google Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 124th birthday of Georges Lemaître, the astronomer and physicist who first proposed the idea of an expanding universe which began with the event we now call the Big Bang. Lemaître was born on July 17, 1894. During World War I, […]

Why Mars appears to be moving backward

Why Mars appears to be moving backward

Our solar system is in constant motion, with all eight planets — and dwarf planet Pluto — orbiting the sun. Most of those planets are visible from Earth, even to the naked eye. If you track them in the sky night after night, you’ll notice that their position changes slightly; as they orbit the sun, […]

Scientists discovered the “bright” quasar

Scientists discovered the “bright” quasar

Astronomer posted in social networks with the glowing ball. Radio signals from the galaxy, which is more than 13 billion light-years from Earth, were “the brightest” of those that were able to detect a scientist. With a relatively young object researchers will be able to learn more about the origin of our universe. Relevant work […]

Space Launch Complex 17 demolition

Space Launch Complex 17 demolition

With a final farewell and the push of a plunger, Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing Commander, demolished the nearly 200-foot-tall towers at 7 a.m. July 12 at Space Launch Complex 17, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The demolition of the towers marks the first phase of a contract, which was […]

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