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One hundred years ago, the discovery of a skull in South Africa's North West province altered our understanding of human evolution. The juvenile skull was dubbed the Taung Child by Raymond Dart, an anatomist at the...
Scientists have confirmed a cave on the moon, not far from where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed 55 years ago, and suspect there are hundreds more that could house future astronauts. An Italian-led team reported Monday...

Astrophysicists discover the perfect explosion in space

When neutron stars collide they produce an explosion that is, contrary to what was believed until recently, shaped like a perfect sphere. Although how...

Exploring the outer solar system takes power: Here’s a way to miniaturize nuclear batteries for deep space

As science and technology advance, we're asking our space missions to deliver more and more results. NASA's MSL Curiosity and Perseverance rovers illustrate this...

Why NASA’s new mission will study Earth’s water from space

Before the sun rises on Thursday, a rocket carrying the Surface Water and Ocean Topography satellite will blast off from Vandenberg Space Force Base...

‘Unexpected’ space traveler defies theories about origin of solar system

Researchers from Western have shown that a fireball that originated at the edge of the solar system was likely made of rock, not ice,...

Looking back from beyond the moon: How views from space have changed the way we see Earth

A photograph taken by NASA's Orion spacecraft has given us a new perspective on our home planet. The snap was taken during the Artemis I...

Space station experiment to probe origins of elements

Astronomer Carl Sagan put it best: "We're made of star stuff." The atoms that make up the chemicals of our bodies didn't originate on...

Space mission shows Earth’s water may be from asteroids

Water may have been brought to Earth by asteroids from the outer edges of the solar system, scientists said after analysing rare samples collected...

What part of a space rock survives all the way to the ground?

When a small asteroid enters Earth's atmosphere from space, its surface is brutally heated, causing melting and fragmenting. Therefore, why the rocks near the...

Want to colonize Mars? Talk to this outer space anthropologist first

Prominent physicists and wealthy tycoons envision life scattered across the solar system. Elon Musk wants humans to become a multiplanetary species. Jeff Bezos pictures...

Russian space chief: no date yet for space station pullout

The head of Russia's space agency said Friday that the country has not set a date for pulling out of the International Space Station...

First image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope reveals thousands of galaxies in stunning detail

Billions of years ago, long before a swirling cloud of gas and dust coalesced to form the sun, light left the earliest stars and...

Hopping space dust makes asteroids look rougher

Like corn kernels popping in a frying pan, tiny grains of dust may hop around on the surface of asteroids, according to a new...

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