While it may not have an out-of-this-world taste, the toothpaste that helps keep our molars and bicuspids healthy does contain a substance that was likely originally formed billions of years in...
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Using data collected over a 10-year period by instruments on the Mars Express orbiter, Russian scientists have created a map of water vapor distribution in the atmosphere of the Red Planet, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have announced.
Don’t look now, Milky Way, but it appears that there’s a new dwarf galaxy in the neighborhood.
These scientists are guaranteed to have a white Christmas.
RedOrbit sits down with Pat McCarthy, director of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization, to discuss stargazing on the shortest day of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere).
We have just entered a whole new realm of the future.
It must be tough flying a sleigh through the cold December air every Christmas, but at least we can sleep easy knowing Santa is getting a great light show.
With the help of PocketQube Shop, you can put your own orbiting craft into space.
Spectacular to look at, but poorly understood, auroras have been somewhat of a conundrum for scientists. But new data from NASA and ESA satellites has finally shed, ehem, light on one particular type of very high-latitude aurora.
NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.
The discovery was made when astronomers and engineers devised an ingenious way to repurpose Kepler for the K2 mission and continue its search of the cosmos for other worlds.
What kind of lunar "footprint" would you leave?
It's getting more sunlight than they originally thought it would. Rejoice!
Brings a whole new meaning to an ISS "fly-over."
Since its arrival at Venus in 2006, Venus Express had been on an elliptical 24‑hour orbit, travelling 66 000 km above the south pole at its furthest point and to within 200 km over the north pole on its closest approach, conducting a detailed study of the planet and its atmosphere.
That's about 1.5 times the maximum volume of the largest reservoir in America.
Even a shallow ocean, about 50 meters deep, would be enough to keep such a planet at relatively comfortable temperatures, averaging around 60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.
If we lived on Mercury, we'd probably be telling you to get our your lawn chairs and enjoy the show.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.
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- The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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