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  • Cassini Spacecraft Starts Weaving Between Saturn And Its Rings

    April 26, 2017 1:13 PM 30

    NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its first dive between Saturn and its rings early Wednesday, as the final act in a nearly 20-year mission. If all goes to plan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will beam new images of Saturn and its rings to Earth early Thursday, sharing data from its first dive through the gap between the planet and its striped belt of ice and rock particles

  • March for Science: Scientists leave labs, take to streets to defend research

    April 22, 2017 6:55 PM 11

    From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate and even to Greenland, scientists, students and research advocates rallied on an often soggy Earth Day, conveying a global message about scientific freedom without political interference, the need for adequate spending for future breakthroughs and just the general value of scientific pursuits

  • Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

    April 22, 2017 6:54 PM 42

    Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians. Hundreds streamed onto the Washington Mall for a festive day of music, speeches and teach-ins by scientists disturbed by the rise of so-called "alternative

  • U.S. spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn’s rings

    April 22, 2017 11:05 AM 33

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA's Cassini spacecraft soared past Saturn's biggest moon for the last time on Saturday, tapping its gravity to slingshot into a series of exploratory dives inside the planet's rings, followed by a final fatal plunge into the gas giant. After nearly 20 years of traveling in space, Cassini used the gravitational tug of Titan, a moon resembling

  • Marco Annunziata: What Will Human-Machine Collaboration Mean For Our Jobs?

    April 21, 2017 1:02 PM 19

    Marco Annunziata: What Will Human-Machine Collaboration Mean For Our Jobs? GE's Chief Economist Marco Annunziata is optimistic about "the marriage of minds and machines" — provided we manage it the right way. Marco Annunziata is the Chief Economist at General Electric, where he is responsible for the global analysis that guides GE's business strategies

  • NASA image captures Earth between the rings of Saturn

    April 21, 2017 10:00 AM 41

    A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. With the help of an automated supernova-hunting pipeline and a galaxy sitting 2 bil-lion light years away from Earth that's acting as a "magnifying glass,'' astronomers have captured multiple images of a Type Ia supernova—the ... When it comes

  • President Donald Trump to Call International Space Station Astronauts

    April 19, 2017 8:37 PM 33

    President Donald Trump will host a video conference call with two NASA astronauts, who are orbiting Earth on the International Space Station. Trump is expected to thank NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer for their service, and congratulate Whitson, who is set to break the record for most cumulative days in space for an American astronaut

  • Rare two-man crew headed for International Space Station

    April 19, 2017 7:54 PM 12

    April 19 (UPI) -- A rare two-man crew lifted off aboard the Soyuz MS-04 spaceship to travel to the International Space Station early Thursday morning. The capsule was carried on a Russian Soyuz rocket, that launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Most crewed launches feature three astronauts. Thursday's launch was the first in several years to feature only two. The Soyuz

  • Photo Gallery: ULA launches S.S. John Glenn to orbit

    April 19, 2017 6:00 PM 11

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — In conditions reminiscent of American hero John Glenn’s Friendship 7 flight in February 1962, Orbital ATK’s OA-7 “S.S. John Glenn” Cygnus cargo ship, launching atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, soared toward orbit to resupply the International Space Station. Liftoff took place at 11:11 a.m. EDT (15:11 GMT) April

  • Half-Mile-Long Asteroid to Pass Very Close to Earth

    April 19, 2017 5:37 PM 36

    A huge asteroid will fly past Earth at the closest distance it has come in the past 400 years. The approach, a distance of 1.1 million miles or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon, will also be the closest the 2,000-foot-long asteroid comes for another 500 years, according to NASA. "Astronomers plan to observe [the asteroid] with telescopes