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July 11, 2017 12:59 PM NASA's Juno spacecraft buzzing Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno spacecraft is about to give us our best look yet of Jupiter's swirling Great Red Spot. The spacecraft flew directly above the monster storm Monday night, passing 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above the cloud tops. That's close by space standards. Juno's instruments peered through the clouds to help scientists determine how deep the storm 62

June 26, 2017 7:57 PM Alaska Air offers charter flight for solar eclipse viewing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Alaska Airlines said Monday it will charter a flight over the Pacific Ocean this Aug. 21 so select passengers can view the astronomical event from the sky. The flight will take off at 7:30 a.m. Pacific from Portland, Oregon and is by invitation-only for about 50 astronomers and serious eclipse chasers. The airline is also holding 20

June 26, 2017 3:00 PM Why Astronomers Are Arguing Over ‘Planet Nine’, Which They Haven’t Observed Yet

, a bigger analogue of Earth (i.e. a super-Earth) that’s supposed to be orbiting the Sun once every 15,000 years in an orbit even beyond Pluto’s. At this distance, it’d be a part of the Kuiper Belt, a giant belt of asteroids in the outer Solar System. When astronomers first announced last year that this planet had to exist, it caused quite the stir – not least 62

June 22, 2017 9:52 AM Donald Trump touts plan for solar-panelled Mexico wall which 'pays for itself'

The President takes credit for his "good imagination", despite the idea appearing in a pitch to the US government in April. At a rally in Iowa, the President told supporters the addition would cover construction costs and provide cheap, renewable energy. Taking credit for the concept, Mr Trump said: "Pretty good imagination, right? My idea!" Despite 52

June 21, 2017 12:35 PM Prostitutes, peddlers and the long-lost streets of Paris: Fascinating images capture city as it was transformed in the 19th and 20th century

These are the incredible photos which show Old Paris before the French capital was completely renovated on the orders of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte. The images, taken by Eugene Atget, show cramped and overcrowded streets in 19th and early 20th century Paris - which soon disappeared to make way for wide boulevards and towering apartment buildings. The incredible 20

June 9, 2017 6:30 AM SoftBank buys robotics leader Boston Dynamics from Alphabet

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google's parent. Terms of the deal, announced Friday, were not disclosed. SoftBank, which offers the Pepper companion robot, said the purchase underlines how robotics is a key part of its business. Boston Dynamics 21

June 6, 2017 10:23 PM Man builds his dream home for just £15,000 out of recycled plastic and bed sheets after being given a new lease of life when he recovered from a brain tumour

A man built his dream home for just £15,000 after he was given a new lease of life when he survived a brain tumour scare. Angus Carnie says he created the eco-friendly home from McDonald's wrappers and used bedsheets. The two-bedroom detached property includes faux wooden logs created using plastic and breeze blocks made from hospital bedding. It is so environmentally-friendly 31

June 4, 2017 2:19 AM Trump 'does believe in climate change', says US ambassador to UN

US President Donald Trump "believes the climate is changing and he believes pollutants are part of the equation," says the US ambassador to the UN. He knows "the US has to be responsible for it and that's what we're going to do," said Nikki Haley. The president provoked widespread condemnation when he announced on Thursday the US would withdraw from the Paris 48

June 1, 2017 8:55 PM The Paris agreementWhither the world after America’s retreat?

China and Europe plan to lead climate efforts IN THE end, not even the pope’s pleas were enough to persuade Donald Trump to go back on his campaign promise to leave the Paris agreement. The arguments of his advisers, such as strategist Steve Bannon and the head of America’s Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, proved decisive. Populist concerns 47

May 29, 2017 3:40 PM Eyes in the sky! Incredible pictures capture the Southern Lights bringing the night sky to life in Tasmania

Photography enthusiasts were given a special treat on Sunday night as the Aurora Australis lit up the sky in Tasmania and New Zealand. A vibrant purple covered the sky as spikes of light cut through, and a vivid green settled across the skyline. Pictures taken in Ulverstone, about 300 kilometres north of Hobart, show the brightly coloured Aurora stretched 23