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January 10, 2018 2:57 PM Of all the planetary systems in the Milky Way galaxy, our Solar system is quite unusual

The new research has implications for understanding how planetary systems form. If you are asked to imagine what a typical planetary system looks like, you will most likely picture something similar to our own solar system. However, new research suggests that our small corner of the galaxy may be more unusual than we thought. The findings have led researchers 78

January 3, 2018 10:23 AM Nasa's asteroid hunter captures Earth-Moon duo in a breathtaking shot

The image was taken from a distance of about 5 million kilometres. Nasa's Osiris-Rex, the famous spacecraft hurtling towards a distant asteroid, has taken a breathtaking shot of Earth and its Moon – the duo sitting together in the darkness of the cosmos. The spacecraft, which has been launched to survey, map, and retrieve samples of asteroid Bennu, is flying 60

December 27, 2017 2:18 PM Elon Musk reveals Tesla is planning to make an electric pickup truck 'slightly bigger' than a Ford F-150 and hints it will be inspired by the upcoming Model Y SUV

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says the car company will make an electric pickup truck after the release of its next model. Musk made the comments on Twitter after asking his followers for suggestions on how the company could improve. He said the pickup would probably be slightly bigger than a Ford F-150 and hinted it could be based on the upcoming 64

December 26, 2017 11:36 PM The birth of our solar system: Hypnotic animation reveals how a stellar nursery could have formed in the 'wind bubble' of a massive dead star

Our solar system may have been born in a massive bubble around an ancient dead star, according to a new theory. Scientists say stellar wind from a giant type of star known as a Wolf-Rayet could have created a bubble with a dense shell over the course of millions of years, where dust and gas became trapped before condensing into stars. Supernovae of these 73

December 15, 2017 11:22 PM Tax bill boosts oil, gas drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - A tax bill moving forward in Congress would boost traditional forms of energy such as oil and gas while supporting renewable energy such as wind and solar power. It also would extend a hand to buyers of electric cars. An agreement by House and Senate negotiators would open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, while 21

December 1, 2017 4:39 AM Support service saved my life

A PENSIONER who tried twice to commit suicide has praised services from a housing, care and support provider. Roy from Bexhill tried to hang himself after splitting up from his wife and living in a camper van. Now he says he has turned his life around and is looking forward to spending Christmas with his family. His story came as Southdown, based in Lewes 21

November 22, 2017 11:01 AM Nasa bids Cassini farewell with the release of its last photo of Saturn and icy rings

The image is mosaic of around 42 shots Cassini spacecraft took during the last leg of its mission, Nasa said. Before plunging into Saturn's atmosphere on 15 September, Cassini spacecraft took a last look at the planet and captured a series of images using its wide angle camera. Now, in a fitting farewell to the spacecraft's 13-year long mission, Nasa has combined 75

November 21, 2017 12:41 PM The home that takes SIX hours to build: Flat pack family house costing £25,000 can be collapsed and moved to a new location and is even earthquake proof

This is the innovative flat pack folding home which costs just £24,800, takes only six hours to build and can be collapsed and moved to a new location. Photos show components of the M.A.Di Home being produced in a factory in Italy, transported by truck and being unfolded and easily assembled on site. Time-lapse photos show the modern earthquake-proof 60 1

November 5, 2017 8:53 AM Comet 96P 'Machholz' spotted again, this time from two different locations in space

"These are the most comprehensive parallel observations of Comet 96P yet," Nasa said. After appearing a number of times in the past, Comet 96P – which is also known as Machholz – has again been spotted by Nasa. However, this was a rare sighting since the space agency got a close look at the celestial object from two different missions in space. The comet 71

October 31, 2017 6:17 PM Mystery of the 'monster' planet half the size of the sun astronomers say should not exist

A 'monster' planet, which should in theory not exist, has been discovered orbiting a faint dwarf star far, far away, surprised astronomers have revealed. The existence of the gassy giant challenges long-standing theories that such a big planet - about the size of Jupiter - cannot be formed around a star so small. Artist's impression of the planet NGTS- 67