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Loner Or Lovers? NASA Spacecraft To Investigate Ancient Mystery Object — Or Objects

Fri Aug 04 11:09:23 EDT 2017 | International Business Times
A NASA spacecraft’s next mission will be to fly past and get a better look at a mysterious ancient object in the far reaches of our solar system, and it might get a two-for-one deal. Scientists recently got a new view of 2014 MU69, a space object that New Horizons is scheduled to pass on New Year’s Day 2019, and it may actually be two objects. NASA explained the body passed in front of a star in mid-July in an event referred to as occultation, from the perspective of telescopes in Argentina, cre..


A NASA spacecraft’s next mission will be to fly past and get a better look at a mysterious ancient object in the far reaches of our solar system, and it might get a two-for-one dea..
Editor’s note: A total solar eclipse will be visible across the U.S. on Monday, August 21. Shannon Schmoll, director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University, explain..
A total solar eclipse will be visible from the continental United States on Aug. 21. This image from the International Space Station shows a lunar shadow cast on the earth. A total..
Observed from the ground, the total solar eclipse happening on August 21, when the Moon completely blocks your view of the Sun, will be visible for up to 160 seconds. It will be a ..
A team of NASA-funded scientists, led by Amir Caspi of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, Colorado, will chase the moon’s shadow in two retrofitted Martin WB-57 hi..
Far out in space, between Mars and Jupiter, a group of roiling rocks has been circling the sun since the very early days of the solar system, a new study reveals. Piecing together ..
It's impossible to know how many amateur telescopes will be trained upward as the Great American Eclipse makes its stunning way across the continental U.S. on Aug. 21. That explosi..
ABOVE VIDEO: This video shows in unprecedented detail how Greenland’s massive Helheim Glacier has changed over 20 years, using data from instruments like the Airborne Topograp..
NASA announced Monday it had successfully tested the communications systems for its upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. It was the first time the system was tested end-to-end, hav..
How the planets formed is one of the great mysteries of astronomy, but scientists are finding some clues in the asteroid belt that are a window into the early days of our solar sys..
A NASA mission designed to explore the stars in search of planets outside of our solar system is a step closer to launch, now that its four cameras have been completed by researche..
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Brave New World? Not Even Close
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When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory famously quipped, “Because it’s there.” Today, a group of scientists, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov at the Oregon Healt..
A man who was found dead at a hotel Saturday morning in the South Loop likely overdosed, according to Chicago Police. The 21-year-old man was found unresponsive at the Congress Pla..
On August 21st, millions of Earthlings will gather to watch as a total solar eclipse sweeps across the centerline of the United States over the course of 90 minutes. For many,..
The Chicago Cubs are reportedly set to upgrade the roster for the playoff push with the additions of reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal report..
Scientists have discovered asteroids that are relics from the solar system's early history.    According to findings published in the journal Science, researchers have un..
By Leah Crane A few loner asteroids without families could shed more light on how Earth formed. Looking at those that have survived for more than 4 billion years hints that the pla..
The solar system’s first asteroids were probably born big. Astronomers set out to examine competing explanations for planetesimal formation. One says grains in the dusty disk surro..
This isn't really a story about gloves, but it has to start there with the pair of game-worn Nikes that Zach Miller used during a 26-21 victory over the Buccaneers in 2015. They're..
Earth is a fantastic place to be right now, but that won’t always be the case. If humanity doesn’t manage to completely destroy the planet for ourselves before our sun begins to gr..
If you've ever wanted to be a scientist for NASA, here's your chance.  NASA is asking for "citizen scientists" to help record data about temperature and cloud conditions durin..
A 9-year-old boy answered a call from NASA to protect Earth from aliens - and got an encouraging response to his job application. "My name is Jack Davis and I would like to apply f..
Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A New Jersey fourth grader hopes to put his skills as a self-proclaimed "Guardian of the Galaxy" to use in applying for a position at NASA. "I may be nine but I thi..
Nine-year-old Jack Davis, a self-proclaimed "Guardian of the Galaxy," says he is ready to fight off aliens for NASA in its newly listed planetary protection officer position. The s..
On July 28, the journal Science Advances published a report announcing that the highly flammable and toxic liquid vinyl cyanide was discovered on Saturn’s moon Titan. Titan do..
“I spent so much time picking it apart and trying to hide it and make it be shapes it never was going to be, that I missed a lot of things,” Rhimes, 47, tells Rhimes rec..
Parts of the U.S. will have prime seats in a few weeks for the celestial event of the year, a total solar eclipse. The eclipse will take place on Monday, Aug. 21, when the moon mov..
LANCASTER, S.C. -- New details have emerged in the death of a 2-year-old that died after being shot in the chest.  The information comes less than 24 hours after the child's m..
In wake of the news that HBO was going to be launching a new show called “Confederate,” an alternate universe where slavery in the United States never ended, April Reign, the Black..
The countdown is on for Aug. 21, when a total solar eclipse will arc across the continental United States for the first time in decades. Here's everything you need to know about th..
Cool Space Objects Named For 4 Famous People
-International Business Times
Astronomers discover new space objects like planets and asteroids all the time, so coming up with clever names can be a bit of a challenge. With many of these objects, they are giv..
NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this stunning photo of Jupiter’s most distinctive feature, its Great Red Spot, from orbit. This true color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was taken b..
Legendary comedienne Carol Burnett has a new TV show in the works, but don't expect it to be just like The Carol Burnett Show. No, the new program has a vision of its own, partiall..
A 9-year-old alien enthusiast from New Jersey sent a handwritten letter to NASA asking to be considered for a job working with astronauts. In the letter, dated Aug. 3, fourth-grade..