Some icebergs look white. Others look blue. But perhaps the most precious of all appear emerald green. Ever since the 1900s, sailors and explorers have occasionally seen these strange green icebergs, or jade bergs, floating around in the grey Antarctic landscape. Their curious colour has been puzzling scientists for decades; now, we might finally have
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We’ve been looking for decades for dark matter, yet the mysterious stuff remains undetectable to our instruments. Now, astrophysicists have explored an intriguing possibility: what if it’s not dark matter that’s affecting galactic rotation after all. What if it’s the mass of light instead? In a 1980 paper, the American astronomer Vera Rubin pretty conclusively
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VICTORIA, British Columbia – The Canadian government unveiled Wednesday its long awaited national space strategy, focusing on artificial intelligence, deep-space robotic systems, Earth-observation capabilities and searching for new ventures with the European Space Agency. The Canadian government will also try to cut the regulatory red tape the space industry has complained has hindered projects from
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WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab’s first launch of the year, which was scheduled for late February, has been pushed back to the second half of March because of the delayed arrival of its payload, an experimental military satellite. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said March 5 that its Radiofrequency Risk Reduction Deployment Demonstration, or R3D2,
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Toyota is teaming up with Japan’s space agency on a planned mission to the Moon, with the Japanese auto giant expected to develop a lunar rover, officials and local media said Wednesday. It will be the car manufacturer’s first full-fledged entry into space exploration, after the company jointly developed a small robot sent to the
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See sake made the traditional way as workers hand manipulate the rice and fermentation. A traditional press is used to extract the sake. Catch HOW IT’S MADE Thursdays at 9/8c on Science Channel: http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/7 Watch full episodes: http://www.hulu.com/how-its-made http://bit.ly/HowItsMadeFullEpisodes Subscribe to Science Channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel Check out SCI2 for infinitely awesome science videos. Every day. http://bit.ly/SCI2YT
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Psyche is both the name of an asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter — and the name of a NASA space mission to visit that asteroid, led by Arizona State University. Join the Psyche team to explore why this mission was selected for NASA’s Discovery Program, how we’ll get to the asteroid, what
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LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Russia, a leading producer of natural resources, plans to join Luxembourg in mining for minerals in outer space, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said on Wednesday. Space mining has been the realm of science fiction, but a handful of firms and governments are pursuing the idea of making it a reality.
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To receive FIRST UP Satcom, a weekly SpaceNews newsletter for satellite and telecom professionals, sign up here. TOP STORIES The C-Band Alliance’s head of advocacy and government relations Preston Padden left the organization Tuesday after less than six months in the position. Padden cited difficulty balancing work in D.C. when his family and residence are located in
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WASHINGTON — NASA has removed an instrument previously selected for the Europa Clipper mission, citing cost growth, but will seek ways to replace it with a less complex design. In a March 5 statement, NASA said that it would no longer pursue development of the Interior Characterization of Europa Using Magnetometry (ICEMAG) instrument, a magnetometer
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From hammocks to chess sets, Adam creates one swanky pad! It’s all the comforts of home on a deserted island! Stream Full Episodes of MythBusters: https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mythbusters-on-science/ Subscribe to Science Channel: http://bit.ly/SubscribeScience Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceChannel https://www.facebook.com/MythBusters/ Follow us on Twitter: Tweets by ScienceChannel Tweets by MythBusters Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ScienceChannel/ https://www.instagram.com/Mythbusters/
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WASHINGTON — The director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center said March 5 that the agency is “reassessing” the 2020 launch date for the first flight of its Space Launch System, suggesting that the mission may face further delays. During a question-and-answer session at a Space Transportation Association luncheon here, Jody Singer said the launch
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Blue Origin’s founder explains how New Shepard and New Glenn enable humanity’s future in the solar system This article originally appeared in the Feb. 25, 2019 issue of SpaceNews magazine. Jeff Bezos is not a man of little dreams. The world’s richest person, with an estimated net worth of more than $130 billion, is spending
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