Indonesia "sea monster" is finally identified – CBS News

Indonesia "sea monster" is finally identified – CBS News

Monster of the deep? Or just a really funky dead whale?  Crazy-looking fish from the deep sea A deep-sea fisherman in Russia catches some strange looking creatures and delights his Twitter followers by posting pictures of them A monstrously huge creature that washed ashore on a remote Indonesian beach, oozing a mysterious red fluid, is […]

No one lives on this remote Pacific island — but it’s covered in 38 million pieces of our trash – Washington Post

Henderson Island, an uninhabited atoll in the South Pacific, is so isolated that it’s one of the few places in the world “whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence.” That is, at least, according to its description by a United Nations group, which named Henderson Island a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988. “The […]

Mystery over Earth’s light flashes may be solved – CBS News

The “pale blue dot” has been twinkling like a brilliant diamond in satellite images, and scientists may have finally solved the mystery of why. Mysterious flashes of light from Earth were captured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, an Earth and space weather satellite launched in 2015. Eagle-eyed […]

Inmarsat Launches 4th Boeing-Built Global Xpress Satellite; Rupert Pearce Comments – ExecutiveBiz (blog)

Inmarsat Launches 4th Boeing-Built Global Xpress Satellite; Rupert Pearce Comments – ExecutiveBiz (blog)

The fourth Boeing-built broadband communications satellite launched into space Monday to join Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite communications network. The Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite took off aboard a SpaceX-made Falcon 9 rocket at 7:21 p.m. Eastern time from a launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and transmitted telemetry data to a ground station in Perth, Western […]

Dinosaur asteroid hit ‘worst possible place’ – BBC News

Image copyright BARCROFT PRODUCTIONS/BBC Image caption Artwork: The impact hit with the energy equivalent to 10 billion Hiroshima bombs Scientists who drilled into the impact crater associated with the demise of the dinosaurs summarise their findings so far in a BBC Two documentary on Monday. The researchers recovered rocks from under the Gulf of Mexico […]

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars – Phys.Org

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars – Phys.Org

Between the Earth and the moon: An artist’s rendering of a refueling depot for deep-space exploration. Credit: Sung Wha Kang (RISD), CC BY-ND Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to explore space, but to create a […]

50-foot sea creature that washed up on Indonesian beach identified as its photos go viral online – Fox News

The rotting corpse of a 50-foot-long dead sea creature washed up on a beach in Indonesia last week — while locals took photographs with their smartphones that went around the world of the unidentifiable corpse, according to The Washington Post. George Leonard, the chief scientist at the Ocean Conservancy, told The Huffington Post that the corpse probably […]

SpaceX Will Launch Its 1st Flight for Inmarsat Tonight: Watch It Live – Space.com

SpaceX Will Launch Its 1st Flight for Inmarsat Tonight: Watch It Live – Space.com

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a hefty communications satellite into orbit tonight (May 15) for London-based Inmarsat, a new customer for Elon Musk’s launch company. Liftoff of the Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite is scheduled for 7:21 p.m. EDT (2321 GMT) from Pad 39A at NASA Kennedy Space […]

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