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September 15, 2018 11:43 AM Pluto IS a planet: Scientists in major space U-turn with shock claim

The definition which demoted Pluto is “sloppy” according to University of Central Florida planetary scientist Philip Metzger. • Has cleared debris from the area around its orbit (i.e. is the largest gravitational field in its orbit) This last criteria saw Pluto be reclassified to a dwarf planet because it is circled by objects which together have a greater 86

August 12, 2018 7:39 AM Nasa Parker Solar Probe launch live pictures as mission to sun has lift off

A HISTORIC NASA mission to the sun has blasted off into space. The Parker Solar Probe - NASA's first mission to the sun - will expolore the sun's atmosphere and its outermost atmosphere, the corona. A Delta-IV heavy rocket carrying the probe took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at around 07.31 GMT on Sunday morning. It will be the fastest manmade moving 40

August 8, 2018 9:41 AM Flat-earther confounded by shape of all the other planets

A MAN who believes that the earth is flat has been confounded by the shape of every single other planet. Julian Cook was explaining how if the earth was round cars would be drifting to the left all the time when a workmate showed him some photographs of every other planet in the solar system. Cook said: “Uhhhh, they are round because of a process called 50

July 27, 2018 4:23 AM Lunar eclipse: Skygazers await century's longest 'blood moon'

Skywatchers will be treated to the longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st Century on Friday. As it rises, during this total eclipse, Earth's natural satellite will turn a striking shade of red or ruddy brown. The "totality" period, when light from the Moon is totally obscured, will last for one hour, 43 minutes. The eclipse is visible from Europe 40

June 26, 2018 9:28 AM 'The first space kingdom has been born': Billionaire swears himself in as the head of utopian space kingdom that plans to attract 150m citizens, join the UN and colonise the galaxy in 'arks'

A Russian billionaire has been sworn in as the head of a utopian 'space kingdom' that plans to attract 150 million citizens and colonise the galaxy in arks. Some 200 attendees inaugurated Igor Ashurbeyli as the first 'head of nation' of Asgardia, named after a realm in Norse mythology, at a lavish ceremony in Vienna's Hofburg Palace on Monday 30

June 22, 2018 8:57 PM Exxon Mobil and CarMax jump; Red Hat and Tesla tumble

Energy companies and oil prices rallied after OPEC said it will produce more oil, but not as much as investors feared. The open source software company cut its sales forecast and pointed to the stronger U.S. dollar. The used car company had a stronger first quarter than Wall Street expected. The New York Post reported that Pilgrim's Pride offered to buy Hain's 25

June 18, 2018 11:01 PM How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this? It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely 37

June 6, 2018 11:06 AM Revealed: The most viewed overseas homes for sale on Zoopla including a Majorcan villa once featured on hit TV show Love Island

The most viewed homes for sale overseas have been revealed, with one location repeatedly featuring in the list compiled by property website Zoopla. Spain dominates the top 10 list of most viewed homes overseas for sale suggesting that buyers are keen on a home in the sun within easy reach of Britain. The list also includes properties in France, Italy 103 1

May 21, 2018 1:22 PM Alien asteroid from another solar system found orbiting the sun the wrong way

The minor planet has been in a backward orbit ever since being sucked into our solar system, scientists say. The minor planet, which was sucked into our solar system 4.5 billion years ago, measures around two miles across. Known as 2015 BZ509, it has been in a backward orbit ever since, scientists writing in the Royal Astronomical Society journal said. A "surprise" 130

April 17, 2018 5:35 PM Nasa shares a mesmerising image of the Aurora Borealis at sunrise from the International Space Station

An astronaut living on the International Space Station (ISS) has posted a mesmerising image of auroras around Earth. The beautiful image shows the eerie green hues of the aurora as the sun rises over the southern hemisphere of our planet. After some minor photo-enhancement from the space agency, the image - which was initially posted on Instagram - was re-posted 115