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  • Pence sets sights on Moon, Mars, in NASA speech

    August 23, 2018 7:21 PM 116

    Scientists say they have found water-ice on the moon's north and south poles. The discovery means it can be used as a water source for future lunar missions. Vice President Mike Pence highlighted the critical importance of the Moon to America’s space future in a speech at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston Thursday. “We’re not content with just leaving

  • Tennis in space, anyone? Astronauts have a ball during historic match

    August 23, 2018 2:15 PM 133

    Last night (Aug. 21, 2018), the first tennis match in space was projected onto the Unisphere, which stood as the centerpiece for the 1964-1965 World's Fair in Queens, New York. (Chelsea Gohd/Space.com) NEW YORK — Last night (Aug. 21), astronauts made history by playing the first-ever tennis match in space aboard the International Space Station. The match

  • Alabama police say briefcase containing fossils turned in, searching for owner

    August 23, 2018 2:02 AM 140

    A brown briefcase containing fossils and several other unlikely items was discovered in Alabama, and police on Wednesday said they were searching for whoever the items belonged to. (Mobile Police Department via AP) A brown briefcase containing fossils and several other unlikely items was discovered in Alabama, and police on Wednesday said they were searching

  • Hurricane Lane Looks Absolutely Massive From Space

    August 22, 2018 3:06 PM 104

    Images captured by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration show the Category 4 storm swirling towards Hawaii with sustained winds around 155 mph that could cause catastrophic damage. Hurricane Lane was briefly upgraded to a Category 5 storm Tuesday night into Wednesday morning when winds topped 160 mph — just hours before its expected

  • Florida crocodile spotted using pool noodle to cross canal

    August 22, 2018 2:01 PM 129

    A crocodile floats on a yellow poodle across a canal in Key Largo, Florida, on Aug. 6, 2018. (Victor Perez) A crocodile had a little support while crossing a canal in Key Largo, Fla., earlier this month — a yellow pool noodle. The creature was caught on camera resting on the pool noodle as it swam across the water near mile marker 105 of the Overseas

  • Astronaut captures incredible typhoon image from space

    August 22, 2018 10:13 AM 132

    NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold caught a spectacular view of Typhoon Soulik swirling toward southern Japan from his post on the International Space Station. Arnold posted the image on Twitter Aug. 20, warning everyone to stay safe in the wake of the whirling storm. According to the Washington Post, Soulik is one of three storms currently churning in the Pacific

  • NASA shows incredible image of the Sun 'exploding'

    August 20, 2018 2:05 PM 136

    NASA has unveiled an incredible image of the Sun "exploding," but fear not — this violent reaction happens on a near constant basis and is nothing to worry about, experts say. The above image, taken on Aug. 10, 2018 of the Sun's magnetic field, is formed from computer models to capture snapshots of the star's violent nuclear fusion reactions and the Sun's

  • NASA has a wild idea to weigh asteroids with a swarm of mini probes

    August 20, 2018 1:35 PM 126

    Asteroids are all around us in space — but they're awfully difficult to weigh, which makes it harder to know how they'll behave. So, NASA is considering a new spacecraft that would take a novel approach to the problem, enlisting miniature probes to skim past small asteroids. That's the idea behind OpGrav, a project that NASA and the Johns Hopkins Applied

  • Days after shark attack, town on Cape Cod closes beach to swimmers 'due to continued shark activity'

    August 19, 2018 2:45 AM 121

    Days after a shark attack in Massachusetts, the beach where the incident occurred was “closed” off to swimmers for the foreseeable future “due to continued shark activity,” the town announced Friday. (Associated Press) Days after a 61-year-old man suffered a shark bite in Massachusetts, the beach on Cape Cod where the attack occurred was “closed” off to swimmers

  • North Carolina couple spot massive megalodon shark tooth on beach

    August 17, 2018 8:44 PM 123

    A North Carolina couple taking a stroll on Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina came across a rare, prehistoric find Tuesday: a megalodon tooth. “Well he dropped down to his knees and was just kind of like, ‘Ah!’” Sydney Williams told NBC12 of her boyfriend Brian Piccirilli, who first spotted the tooth. The couple later shared the rare find with their