Saturday, March 23, 2019

New Year’s Eve in Ancient Times

By Stella TsolakidouContrary to what some may believe, celebrating the advent of the New Year on January 1st amidst the cold bleakness of winter...

Five Amazing Things We Learned About History From Ancient DNA In 2018

By Jennifer Raff Every year ancient DNA research deepens our understanding of history a bit more, and 2018 was truly a remarkable year for...

5 Astronomy Events Coming in 2019

By Brian LadaThe new year will bring several notable astronomy events that will be visible for many across the United States, including a rare...

Science Says: A big space crash likely made Uranus lopsided

By SETH BORENSTEINWASHINGTON (AP) — Uranus is a lopsided oddity, the only planet to spin on its side. Scientists now think they know how...

The World’s Oldest Pyramid Is Hidden in an Indonesian Mountain

PETER DOCKRILLWhen Dutch colonists became the first Europeans to discover Gunung (Mount) Padang in the early 20th century, they must have been awestruck by...
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Top Space Stories 2018

Here are some of the most amazing discoveries and space happenings of 2018.Oumuamua, Repeating Fast Radio Bursts, Neutrinos, Tabby's Star, Kepler and Dawn, TESS,...

4,400-year-old tomb discovered at Saqqara, Egypt

By A. R. WilliamsDuring Egypt’s pyramid age, a well-connected man named Wahtye died and was laid to rest in the vast royal cemetery that...

Voyager 2 probe moves into interstellar space

Eleven billion miles from Earth, NASA's long-lived Voyager 2 probe, still beaming back data 41 years after its launch in 1977, has...

Could this Asteroid be an Extraterrestrial Solar Sail?

by Matt WilliamsOn October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar...

Freddie Mercury’s Zoroastrianism

by Vasudha NarayananIn the Freddie Mercury biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” there’s a scene in which a family member scolds Mercury.“So now the family name...
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