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For over 4 million years, our features have slowly morphed into what we see today in the mirror, a brief stop on the way to who knows what.
SpaceX will fly its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) planetary-defense mission. The total launch cost for NASA will be about $69 million, agency officials said.
It sounds a bit silly, but there is a very strong case for the American government to set up a planetary asteroid defense system.
Ivy Merriot theorizes that Native Americans used a series of stones arranged like a spoked wheel to understand, remember and predict astronomical events.
For the first time scientists have been able to prove a decades old theory on stars thanks to a revolutionary high-speed camera.
Europe’s next asteroid mission, which could launch in 2023, will rely on the same kind of navigation technology as self-driving cars.
The same Native communities that have been hit hardest by Midwestern flooding are also some of the most vocally opposed to the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
For four decades, researchers believed the 2,200-year-old bronze weapons of the Terracotta Warriors were amazingly preserved because they were chrome plated.
Today, scientists report use of “X-ray vision” to gain brand-new insights about the layers of paint in rock art in Texas without needless damage.
A new study finds that even people long past middle age can make fresh brain cells, and that past studies that failed to spot these newcomers may have used flawed methods.
The ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field is well documented among many animals, but researchers have struggled to show that humans are also capable of the feat. Until now.
This is so far the largest of its kind that has ever been discovered outside of a cave in Central Europe.
The NASA spacecraft analysing the asteroid has observed it shooting out plumes of dust that surround it in a dusty haze – a phenomenon we’ve never seen in an asteroid before.
This steering system had been seen in representations and models through the Pharaonic period – but we had no firm archaeological evidence of its existence until now.
The Sodre astrolabe is believed to have been made between 1496 and 1501 and is unique in comparison to all other mariner’s astrolabes.