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  • Astronomers Have Discovered a Dozen New Moons Circling Jupiter

    July 17, 2018 3:14 PM 17

    (NEW YORK) — It’s getting more crowded around Jupiter. A team of astronomers is reporting the discovery of a dozen new moons circling the giant gas planet. That brings the number of moons at Jupiter to 79, the most of any planet. Saturn is next with 61. The astronomers were looking for objects on the fringes of the solar system when they spotted the Jupiter

  • A rare cosmic collision might let scientists calculate the precise age of the universe

    July 17, 2018 12:32 PM 34

    An artist's depiction of a neutron star and a black hole colliding. (A. Tonita, L. Rezzolla, F. Pannarale) A so-far unseen celestial collision could be astronomers' best bet for figuring out just how quickly the universe is expanding. Right now, physicists have two ways of measuring that expansion rate, and both are quite precise — but their answers

  • Hawaii volcano eruption forms new lava 'island' just off coast

    July 16, 2018 5:30 PM 35

    Hawaii's legendary freshwater Green Lake has been completely consumed by lava from the Kilauea volcano in only a matter of hours. The ongoing eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano and continued lava flows into the sea has created a tiny new landmass off the Big Island, officials revealed Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tiny island formed off the northernmost

  • A mini horse was found on a Japanese rooftop three days after disappearing

    July 11, 2018 3:06 PM 62

    A horse ended up stranded on a rooftop after torrential rain in Kurashiki, Japan. (@Peace Winds Japan/Handout via REUTERS ) A miniature horse that went missing during Japan’s devastating floods last week has been found alive and stranded on a roof. Leaf, a 9-year-old mare used for animal therapy at the Life Town Mabi aged care facility in the Mabicho

  • Israel plans to land unmanned spacecraft on moon in February

    July 10, 2018 1:12 PM 24

    YEHUD, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli non-profit group plans to land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon in February in the first landing of its kind since 2013. The craft, which is shaped like a round table with four carbon fiber legs, is set to blast off in December from Florida’s Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, said Ido Anteby, chief

  • NASA shocker: Astronaut reveals humans could've been on Mars in the 1960s

    July 9, 2018 5:35 PM 88

    Hero astronaut Chris Hadfield says we could've sent humans to Mars in the 1960s – but there's a very good reason we didn't. The former International Space Station commander said the risk of death was simply too high. "The technology that took us to the moon and back when I was just a kid – that technology can take us to Mars." Hadfield was referring

  • Superbright quasar could shed light on universe's youth

    July 9, 2018 3:58 PM 71

    A newfound quasar is blasting out the brightest radio emissions ever observed in the early universe, new research reports. Quasars, the brightest objects in the cosmos, are comprised of giant black holes gobbling up matter at the hearts of massive galaxies. Quasars emit mostly radio waves, which have the longest wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum

  • Newly discovered wasp has monster stinger: report

    July 9, 2018 5:45 AM 51

    Scientists in Finland reportedly discovered a wasp found in the Andes mountains and Amazon rainforests whose stinger “looks like a fierce weapon.” "I have studied tropical parasitoid wasps for a long time, but I have never seen anything like it," said Professor Ilari E. Sääksjärvi from University of Turku, according to Popular Mechanics. The report said the wasp’s

  • Tennessee woman bitten by brown recluse spider allegedly finds dozens more in apartment

    July 6, 2018 7:02 PM 49

    A Brentwood, Tennessee woman who was recently treated for a brown recluse spider bite later found dozens more in her apartment, she claims. Angela Wright was rushed to the hospital after she was bitten by a brown recluse spider in her apartment, WSMV-TV reported. She told the news station that she was unable to walk and felt like she was hallucinating

  • Secret Israeli operation recovers watch that belonged to legendary 1960s spy executed in Syria

    July 6, 2018 4:21 PM 49

    Israel has recovered a watch that belonged to Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy executed in Syria in 1965 (Photo by Amos Ben Gershom, Government Press Office/Getty) Israel’s Mossad spy agency has recovered a wristwatch that belonged to Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy publicly executed in Syria five decades ago. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu