Cygnus resupply mission to space station lifts off –

April 18 (UPI) — Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft safely blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Tuesday morning. The cargo ship was launched into space by Atlas V rocket. The launch occurred on time at 11:11 a.m. The rocket and spacecraft hit all the expected milestones during the flight’s initial stages. At […]

Huge Asteroid To Give Earth a Very Close Shave on April 19 –

Call it a close shave of a celestial sort. On April 19, an asteroid roughly the size of the Rock of Gibraltar will speed safely by Earth at a distance of 1.1 million miles — or less than five times the distance from Earth to the moon. NASA says there’s no chance the 2,000-foot-wide space […]

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines – BBC News

Media captionLiving giant shipworm found for the first time in Philippines Scientists have found live specimens of the rare giant shipworm for the first time, in the Philippines. Details of the creature, which can reach up to 1.55m (5ft) in length and 6cm (2.3in) in diameter, were published in a US science journal. The giant […]

NASA just snapped the first photos of a mysterious crack in one of Greenland’s largest glaciers – Washington Post

Preliminary DMS image of the new rift in Greenland’s Petermann Glacier, directly beneath the NASA Operation IceBridge aircraft. (Gary Hoffmann/NASA). This story has been updated.  The first photographs of a new and ominous crack in Greenland’s enormous Petermann Glacier were captured by a NASA airborne mission Friday. NASA’s Operation IceBridge, which has been flying over northwest […]

Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappear – Phys.Org

Retreating Yukon glacier caused a river to disappear – Phys.Org

Images captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel2 satellite in 2015 and 2016 show a dramatic drop in the Slims River’s flow. The receding toe of Kaskawulsh Glacier is seen at the bottom. Kluane Lake can be seen at the top of the 2016 image. Water now flows east and then south via the Kaskawulsh […]

Untangling The Mystery Of Why Shoelaces Come Untied – NPR

The laces on the left are tied in a strong knot that lies horizontally. The laces on the right are tied in a knot that makes the bow lie vertically and which, according to new research, can come untied more easily. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption toggle caption Meredith Rizzo/NPR The laces on the left are […]