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  • Unmanned Chinese cargo ship Tianzhou-1 docks with Tiangong-2 space lab

    April 22, 2017 1:59 PM 15

    China hopes to have its own crewed space station in orbit by 2022. An unmanned Chinese cargo ship has successfully docked with an orbiting space lab, which it is hoped will become the Communist nation's first manned space station by 2022. Tianzhou-1 blasted off from a launchpad in the country's Hainan province last Thursday (20 April) and made contact

  • China's first unmanned cargo spacecraft launched

    April 20, 2017 12:16 PM 21

    The Tianzhou 1 blasted off at 7.41pm local time on Thursday on the top of a latest-generation Long March 7 rocket from China's newest spacecraft launch site, Wenchang on the island province of Hainan. It is programmed to conduct scientific experiments after reaching the now-crewless Tiangong 2, China's second space station. Two Chinese astronauts spent

  • Watch a pilot dive his plane to test the strange effect zero gravity has on sweets

    April 20, 2017 8:59 AM 18

    The force of the dive caused a sense of weightlessness. A passenger captured the moment a pilot pushed his plane into a dive to test how zero gravity effects Skittles. While flying over Florida, pilot Geoffrey Graf put his plane into a dive. The force of the dive caused a sense of weightlessness and the passenger released the sweets to show the result

  • It sure does look like a flying saucer zinging around Saturn

    April 17, 2017 10:44 PM 16

    But in reality, it is a flying saucer moon named Atlas Who knew? I certainly didn’t… Saturn has a moon shaped eerily like a flying saucer. Check it out in the image above, acquired by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on April 12, 2017 during a flyby that came as close as 7,000 miles from the moon. This is the closest image ever taken of the moon, named Atlas

  • Space Station Crew Running Low on Chocolate Ahead of Easter

    April 15, 2017 11:59 AM 40

    This Sunday (April 16) is Easter, but the current occupants of the International Space Station are running low on one crucial supply item for the holiday. "I think we're actually a little short on chocolate right now," NASA astronaut and current space station commander Peggy Whitson said during a media interview Thursday (April 13). Chocolate is considered

  • Saturn moon 'able to support life'

    April 13, 2017 6:15 PM 51

    Saturn's ice-crusted moon Enceladus may now be the single best place to go to look for life beyond Earth. The assessment comes on the heels of new observations at the 500km-wide world made by the Cassini probe. It has flown through and sampled the waters from a subsurface ocean that is being jetted into space. Cassini’s chemistry analysis strongly suggests

  • Nasa has a big announcement to make about oceans on other planets – watch it live

    April 11, 2017 2:52 PM 52

    Oceans of water on other planets could support extraterrestrial life. Nasa is set to announce new discoveries in a teleconference on Thursday held at the agency's headquarters in Washington, DC. The discoveries were made by the Cassini spacecraft and the Hubble Space Telescope and will guide future missions to explore other worlds for extraterrestrial

  • Cyclone Debbie’s surprising impact on Great Barrier Reef

    April 7, 2017 12:01 PM 44

    CYCLONE Debbie has been a breath of fresh air for coral bleaching on the hardest-hit parts of the Great Barrier Reef. As the category-four storm wreaked havoc on Australia’s east coast, it also brought blessed relief to a mass coral die-off on prime tourist dive sites in the Coral Sea. Surveys of the Ribbon reefs off Lizard Island this week show a dramatic

  • Hoverboards are REAL: Breathtaking footage shows a man soaring above the ocean on a device that can reach 10,000ft- and you can hire one TODAY!

    April 6, 2017 12:55 PM 16

    A lone figure was captured soaring above the French Atlantic ocean on a super-fast hoverboard in breathtaking new footage. Franky Zapata, the inventor of the futuristic hoverboard, is seen sending ripples across the sea off the coast of Sausset-les-Pins, France, as he zooms across the sky. The Flyboard Air is a device that allows users to fly untethered

  • Inside the secret labyrinth of WW2 tunnels known as the Great North Road dug a mile under the Rock of Gibraltar to protect the Allies with 'streets' named after English towns so British troops could find their way around

    April 6, 2017 9:36 AM 19

    These are the secret World War Two tunnels dug into the Rock of Gibraltar to protect the Allies - and with 'streets' named after English towns so British troops could find their way around. Named the Great North Road and built in 1940, the mile-long complex was built deep inside the Rock to protect soldiers and equipment from Luftwaffe bombing raids