Enormous 12-story Magellan telescope that will be the most powerful ever gets $205M funding boost

The 12-story Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) - pictured above - is under construction and will allow scientists to see farther into space and with more detail than ever before

A gigantic new telescope, which will be more powerful than any that currently exist, just got a big boost of funding – $205 million – that will turbocharge its construction so that it can help to unlock cosmic secrets. The 12-story Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is under construction and will allow scientists to see farther … Read more

NASA is ‘in the final stretch’ of launching its Artemis I mission on August 29

NASA will roll out the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Orion capsule to the launch pad in just two weeks as it plans for August 29 to kickoff its Artemis I mission

NASA is ‘in the final stretch’ of launching its Artemis I mission as it will roll out the worlds most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), and the Orion capsule to the launch pad in just two weeks. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said during a Wednesday briefing: ‘This is now the Artemis generation,’ Nelson … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures its first image of the most distant known star in the universe

Far, far away: The most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.  Earendel is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth and is shown here in this image where the white arrow is

An image of the most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Named Earendel, after a character in JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel ‘The Silmarillion’, he is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth. That is over 10 billion light-years more distant than the next-furthest … Read more

Shaun the Sheep will be the first ‘astronaut’ to fly on the Artemis I mission around the moon

Shaun's spacecraft will enter a low-Earth orbit before its upper stage fires off, taking it into a translunar orbit.  The Orion capsule will then perform a flyby of the moon, using gravity to gain speed and propel itself 43,500 miles (70,000 km) beyond the lunar satellite, before splashing back down in the Atlantic Ocean up to 42 days later

The identity of the first astronaut to blast off onboard the Artemis I mission to the moon has been revealed – and it is none other than Shaun the Sheep. A figurine of Aardman’s beloved character will be placed onboard the NASA’s Orion spacecraft before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA later … Read more

Humans settled in North America 17,000 years EARLIER than previously believed, study finds

Scientists discovered a three-foot-tall pile of mammoth bones that belonged to an adult female and her calf.  However, 95 percent of the bones were from the adult

Bones of an adult mammoth and her calf have been uncovered at a 37,000-year-old butchering site in New Mexico, which suggests humans settled in North America 17,000 years than previously believed. A team of scientists, led by The University of Texas at Austin, extracted collagen from the bones, allowing them to carbon date the settled … Read more

James Webb detects its first supernova 3 billion light years from Earth

Not only did James Webb spot a supernova, but astronomers are baffled by the discovery because the telescope is not designed to find dying stars

A brilliant light detected by NASA’s James Webb Telescope (JWST) three billion light years from Earth is believed to be the $10 billion scope’s first observation of a dying star exploding. Formally known as a supernova, it is the ‘last hurrah’ that occurs when the star runs out of fuel. This causes the pressure to … Read more

Mars’ Valles Marineris, which is 20 times wider than the Grand Canyon, seen in stunning new images

This oblique perspective view of Tithonium Chasma (pictured above), which forms part of Mars' Valles Marineris canyon structure, was generated from the digital terrain model and the nadir and color channels of the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the European Space Agency's Mars Express.

The massive Valles Marineris canyon has been revealed in stunning new images taken by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express. At 2,485 miles long, over 124 miles wide and more than 4 miles deep, the Red Planet’s canyon makes America’s seem downright puny by comparison. Valles Marineris would span the distance from the northern tip … Read more

Origin of ‘ghost particles’ is likely a galactic nuclei fed by supermassive black holes

Origin of 'ghost particles' is likely a galactic nuclei fed by supermassive black holes

Origin of ‘ghost particles’ is FOUND: Tiny objects that pass through our bodies and planets undetected are emitted from galactic nuclei fed by supermassive black holes in deep space ‘Ghost particles,’ or neutrinos, are particles that come from deep space These particles do not have a mass and barely interact with matter Scientists believe they … Read more

Drop in air pollution has INCREASED global warming, study reveals

Drop in air pollution has INCREASED global warming, study reveals

The great paradox: Drop in air pollution has INCREASED global warming because clean air does not contain aerosol particles that reflect sunlight and cool the Earth Current pollution rates are 30 percent lower than in 2000 However, this has led to an increase in warming from carbon emissions Scientists found there is less haze in … Read more

Scientists create strange new phase of matter that seems to occupy TWO time dimensions

A strange new phase of matter which seems to occupy two dimensions of time has been created by scientists.  They say the discovery could alter the way we think about matter, while also helping to build quantum computers that could themselves change the world (stock)

Scientists create strange new phase of matter that occupies TWO time dimensions: Could be a breakthrough for powerful computers that perform complex tasks Odd new phase of matter observed that appears to occupy two time dimensions The findings represent a ‘different way of thinking about phases of matter’ It could also pave the way for … Read more