Seti@Home, widely considered to be the most successful distributed computing project yet, is taking its results to the next step. After over a million years of shared computing power through its Seti@Home screensaver, the Seti@Home team is returning to the...

Mars Looms Large

Our planetary neighbors are making a visit later this month. On August 27, Mars will be less than 34.65 million miles away. This close encounter is extremely rare. The last time it was that close was...
NASA's Opportunity rover has worked flawlessly since its "hole-in-one" landing last Saturday. Today, it "stood-up", stretching its wheels from its travelling position. It could roll off the lander for the final 10 feet of its journey onto...
The European Space Agency opened its first Deep Space listening post in Australia this week, giving it the ability to launch and keep in contact with spacecraft beyond Jupiters orbit. Previously, the ESA has had to rely on...

Close Call

On January 13, Astronomers around the world believed that a newly discovered asteroid, 30m in diameter, had a 1 in 4 chance of hitting the Earth within the following 36 hours, somewhere in the northern hemisphere. An object...
China became only the third nation to successfully launch a manned space mission today. Lt. Col Yang Liwei safely landed at 6:23am Thursday Morning, after 21 hours in orbit, circling the Earth 14 times in the Shenzhou V...
At 6AM et, the Sun kicked out the third largest solar flare in recorded history. The sunspot that kicked it out also happened to be pointing right at the earth at the time. Scientists have been watching...
NASA scientists have found enough evidence from the different sensors aboard the Opportunity rover to believe that the area around the rover was awash with liquid water at some point in the past. Steve Squires told a news conference this...
There is a definate buzz in the air at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California that has been growing all weekend. We'll find out for sure what all the fuss is about now that NASA has scheduled a...
Asteroid 2003 QQ47 is about a kilometer wide and the impact on March 21, 2014 would have the effect of 20 Million Hiroshima atomic bombs. But we're not sure it will hit at all. The margin of error...
Scientists in Earthquake-prone California are working on a series of sensors that can detect an earthquake and give a warning a few seconds before an earthquake hits. This would give enough time to get children under their desks,...
Unlimited Cheese Supply China has some ambitious plans to begin a lunar program within the next 2 years. Code named Chang'e (according to legend, this fairy visits the moon), the project aims to mine rare resources found on the...

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