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'UFO' spotted over Hawaii was likely a spent rocket, expert says

A UFO spotted over Hawaii on Oct. 24 was likely a spent rocket, according to experts.

30 Oct 2020 2:48 am
NASA image shows spooky 'Halloween' sun

Just in time for Halloween, a NASA image shows a very spooky sun.

29 Oct 2020 10:05 pm
Asteroid size of 747 set to fly past Earth on Halloween

An asteroid nearly the size of a Boeing 747 will safely fly past Earth on Halloween.

29 Oct 2020 8:24 pm
Asteroid discovered 170 years ago could be worth $10,000 quadrillion

Anasteroidthat was discovered nearly 170 years ago could be worth as much as $10,000 quadrillion, experts believe.

29 Oct 2020 6:06 pm
Russian scientist reportedly contracts COVID-19 twice for immunity experiment

A Russian scientist took two for the team becoming infected twice with the coronavirus for the sake of an experiment, according to a report.

28 Oct 2020 10:49 pm
Famous equation to determine whether aliens exist now used for spread of COVID-19

The seven-term Drake equation is used to estimate the number of intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. While humanity has yet to find any presence of aliens, the famous mathematical equation is now serving humanity in another manner:estimatingthe odds of COVID-19 transmission.

28 Oct 2020 6:58 pm
Owl rescued from Silverado Fire by Orange County firefighters

Orange County firefighters have rescued a barn owl from Californias Silverado Fire, a heartwarming video shows.

28 Oct 2020 5:49 pm
NASA's Perseverance rover is halfway to Mars

After launching on July 30 to head to the Red Planet, NASA's Perseverance rover is halfway to Mars, the space agency announced.

28 Oct 2020 5:27 pm
USS Oklahoma sailor killed at Pearl Harbor laid to rest in Tennessee

USS Oklahoma sailor Warren Crim, who was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, has been laid to rest in his Tennessee hometown.

27 Oct 2020 6:22 pm
Extraterrestrial life on the closest 1,000 stars to Earth could see us: experts

If indeed aliens do exist, they may be watching us from not too far away in space, a new study has found.

27 Oct 2020 6:14 pm
After eradicating first 'murder hornet' nest in US, scientists hunt for more

On Saturday, scientists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) successfully vacuumed dozens of Asian giant hornets out of a tree in Blaine, Wash.

26 Oct 2020 11:53 pm
NASA confirms water has been spotted on the sunless surface of the moon

NASA announced it has discovered water on the sunless surfaceof the moon.

26 Oct 2020 9:35 pm
Rare 2-headed snake discovered by familys cat in Florida

A rare two-headed snake has been found in Florida by a familys cat.

26 Oct 2020 9:03 pm
Operation eradicates first 'murder hornet' nest in US

Washington state bug hunters laid waste Saturday to the first murder hornet nest found in the U.S.

25 Oct 2020 6:41 pm
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins has cast her ballot from space

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, the only American not on the planet, has cast her vote from space.

25 Oct 2020 5:09 pm
Murder hornets vacuumed from Washington hive by space-suited bug pros

Space-suited bug specialists successfully vacuumed up a nest of so-called murder hornets in Washington state on Saturday.

25 Oct 2020 10:24 am
Washington state bug hunters find first ever Asian giant 'murder hornets' nest in US

Washington state bug hunters have located the first-ever Asian giant hornet nest in the U.S., it was reported Friday.

24 Oct 2020 12:50 am
NASA is going to unveil an 'exciting new discovery' about the moon

Ahead of NASA's return to the moon in 2024, the space agency is teasing an exciting new discovery about the celestial satellite.

23 Oct 2020 11:38 pm
A tectonic plate 'lost' for 60M years is found hiding under the Pacific Ocean

A tectonic plate lost for 60 million years hiding under the Pacific Ocean has been reconstructed by scientists.

23 Oct 2020 6:33 pm
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, Russian counterparts return safely to Earth from space station

A trio of space travelers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station.

22 Oct 2020 11:53 pm
NASA releases never-before-seen pictures of Bennu, an asteroid that may hold the building blocks of life

Following Tuesday's historic touchdown on the asteroid Bennu, NASA has released never-before-seen images of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft kicking up rocks and debris on the space rock's surface.

22 Oct 2020 6:06 pm
USS Oklahoma sailor killed at Pearl Harbor identified, set to be buried in Kentucky

A U.S. Navy sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor has been identified and is set to be buried in Kentucky.

22 Oct 2020 1:50 am
21 Oct 2020 7:39 pm
Endangered white rhino recently born has become a 'mischievous character'

2020 has been a turbulent year, to say the least, but an endangered white rhino is giving hope to visitors at the Colchester Zoo

21 Oct 2020 6:54 pm
Sharks in Southern California coastal waters gathering in record numbers, researchers say

Marine researchers say there are more sharks in the ocean off Southern California now than ever before, according to reports.

21 Oct 2020 2:49 pm
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft makes historic touchdown on asteroid Bennu

NASAsOSIRIS-REx spacecraft made its historic touchdown onasteroidBennu Tuesday, retrieving a sample from the space rock that will be returned to Earth.

21 Oct 2020 4:19 am
Orionid meteor shower will light up the sky this week: What you need to know

Nearly two weeks after the Draconid meteor shower lit up the night skies, the Orionid meteor shower will do the same this week, giving stargazers a great view.

20 Oct 2020 10:45 pm
Florida wildlife investigators uncover flying squirrel trafficking ring: officials

At least seven people have been charged in an elaborateflying squirrel trafficking scheme in which poachers inFlorida caught thousands of the rodents before sellingthem to buyers in Asia, officials said on Monday.

20 Oct 2020 9:55 am
Rare sea turtle discovered on South Carolina beach in 'elusive' find

Volunteers in South Carolina checking on sea turtles on Sunday made a surprise discovery when they came across a rare, white sea turtle hatchling.

19 Oct 2020 10:20 pm
Two planets, including 'Super Earth,' discovered 120 light-years away

Scientists have discovered two planets orbiting a red dwarf, including a Super-Earth, just 120 light-years from Earth.

19 Oct 2020 9:49 pm
Great white shark devours seal, turns water bloody off Massachusetts beach

This was a bloody reminder just because summer is over that sharks are still lurking in the waters off Massachusetts.

19 Oct 2020 9:43 pm
NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft set for historic touchdown on asteroid Bennu

NASAs OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will make its historic touchdown on asteroid Bennu Tuesday.

19 Oct 2020 6:38 pm
Whales and other wildlife species could get COVID-19: 'Potential cascading impacts' around the world

More than 7 million Americans have become ill with COVID-19, resulting in the deaths of more than 215,000 people. Now, researchers are worried that wildlife species, in particular, one species of whale, could contract the deadly virus.

19 Oct 2020 6:03 pm
Big Ben-sized asteroid to fly past Earth this week

An asteroid the size of London's famous Big Ben clock tower is set to whiz past Earth this week.

19 Oct 2020 5:21 pm
Elon Musk sets 4-year timeline for SpaceX Mars mission, says there's a 'fighting chance'

Musk made the comments during the International Mars Society Convention, speaking via Zoom.

19 Oct 2020 4:29 am
12-year-old boy makes 'significant' dinosaur discovery

A 12-year-old boy in Canada has found fossils that paleontologists have hailed as a significant dinosaur discovery.

19 Oct 2020 12:50 am
NASA awards $2.8 million to Purdues Indiana Space Consortium to support STEM

NASA has awarded a $2.8 million grant to the Indiana Space Consortium, which is headquartered at Purdue University.

16 Oct 2020 4:30 pm
Old Faithful might go silent after 800 years of activity: experts

Old Faithful, thefamous geyser in Yellowstone National Park, may go silent after erupting continuously for nearly 800 years, experts have discovered.

15 Oct 2020 10:41 pm
These are the 10 best locations in the US for UFO enthusiasts to buy a home

For those hoping to see a UFO in the U.S., a research firm has compiled a list of the 10 best locations in the country for UFO enthusiasts to buy a home.

15 Oct 2020 7:42 pm
NASA awards 14 US companies with $370M to transform space

As NASA gets set to return to the moon in 2024 and head to Mars several years later, the space agency awarded a number of U.S. companies with contracts worth $370 million to help make these plans happen.

15 Oct 2020 5:56 pm
'Very high risk' defunct Russian satellite and Chinese rocket body will collide tonight: report

Experts believe a defunct Russian satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket could smash into each other high above the earth on Thursday, according to reports.

15 Oct 2020 1:19 pm
Biggest WWII bomb found in Poland explodes while divers try to defuse it

The biggest World War II bomb ever found in Poland exploded underwater on Tuesday as navy divers attempted to defuse it.

15 Oct 2020 1:01 am
Climate change is responsible for half of the Great Barrier Reef being lost, study warns

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been severely damaged over the years, as widespread bleaching caused by rising temperatures and climate change negatively impact the structure. Now, a new study has put a firm figure on just how much of the reef has been lost over the past 25 years: a staggering 50%.

14 Oct 2020 10:34 pm
NASA astronaut reaches space station after 'fast-track' journey

NASA astronaut Kate Rubins has reached the International Space Station after the Soyuz spacecraft carrying her and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov completed a fast-track, two-orbit rendezvous path to the orbiting space lab.

14 Oct 2020 7:49 pm
Spacecraft may hunt for life as it flies past Venus this week

Following the discovery of phosphine gas in the clouds of Venus last month, raising the prospects of life, a spacecraft is set to fly by the second planet in the solar system Wednesday.

14 Oct 2020 7:40 pm
Astronomers watch a black hole destroy a star in deep space

Astronomers have discovered a black hole in deep space that ripped apart a star millions of light-years from Earth.

14 Oct 2020 6:10 pm