Snow moon 2019: How to watch this year’s brightest supermoon

Another supermoon is set to grace the celestial stage this week, and it’s the largest and brightest our natural satellite will appear all year.  We get a supermoon when the moon is full or nearly full and also at its closest point to Earth along its slightly elliptical orbit. This close approach is called perigeeRead More

Amazon Scout robots are heading out to deliver packages

Amazon is testing a small fleet of autonomous delivery robots in Washington state. On Wednesday the company introduced Scout, a fully electric robot, about the size of a small cooler, that’ll deliver packages to customers’ doorsteps. Starting Wednesday, these robots will deliver items in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington, Amazon said in a blogRead More

Incredible real-life black panther images emerge from Kenya

Black Panther the superhero has earned plenty of headlines lately, but it was his real-life counterpart making news this week. British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas captured stills (and cameras from the San Diego Zoo captured video) of the same elusive black panther at Laikipia Wilderness Camp in Kenya. ‘We were recording the same individual leopard,’Read More

NASA, Russia launch Soyuz rocket to ISS just weeks after failure

American, Canadian and Russian astronauts launched to the International Space Station in a Soyuz rocket Monday morning, weeks after the same model failed shortly after take-off. NASA’s Anne McClain, the Canadian Space Agency’s David Saint-Jacques and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko reached orbit minutes after the smooth launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:31 a.m.Read More

Hurricane Michael looks like a skull in satellite imagery

Hurricane Michael is plenty frightening all on its own, but a satellite image only adds to the storm’s fear factor.   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Goes-East satellite has been following the storm and providing colorful infrared imagery of the monster hurricane. At one point, the center of the storm looked a lot likeRead More

Scientists discover new fish species in ocean’s terrifying depths

  If you dive 7,500 metres below the ocean’s surface, chances are you’re going to see some pretty gnarly wildlife. Especially in one of the world’s deepest ocean trenches.   A team of 40 scientists from 17 countries has journeyed 7.5 kilometres (4.6 miles) below the surface of the water in the Atacama Trench inRead More

Tiny rovers see their shadow on the asteroid they’re about to land on

Right about now, there should be two tiny rovers hopping around the surface of the large asteroid Ryugu.   The pair of cylindrical Minerva-II rovers were basically flung off the Japanese Space Agency’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft on Thursday. Their job is to scout out the surface of the space rock before the larger probe attempts aRead More

Scientists may have uncovered what dinosaur DNA looked like

The Earth has preserved dinosaur bones for millions of years, but DNA breaks down much faster. Fortunately, scientists have worked out a way to predict what dinosaur DNA may have looked like. Using DNA from modern-day turtles and birds — long-lost relatives of our ancient ‘terrible lizard’ friends — researchers at the University of Kent,Read More

NASA is ready to launch a satellite that shoots lasers at the Earth

Space lasers are not just the domain of evil supervillains — they can help scientists map the Earth too.   On Saturday, NASA will launch the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) into orbit, which carries a giant space laser known as the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS). That’s a lot of acronyms.Read More