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New Mars lander safely touches down. What happens now?

New Mars lander safely touches down. What happens now?

 

NASA's InSight Mars lander drills into the red planet in an illustration.


November 26, 2018 - 23:21 GMT
Anxiety at NASA as Mars InSight spacecraft nears Red Planet

Anxiety at NASA as Mars InSight spacecraft nears Red Planet

 

This illustration made available by NASA in October 2016 shows an illustration of NASA's InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars. NASA's InSight spacecraft will enter the Martian atmosphere at supersonic speed, then hit the brakes to get to a soft, safe landing on the alien red plains. After micromanaging every step of the way, flight controllers will be powerless over what happens at the end of the road, nearly 100 million miles away. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP


November 26, 2018 - 18:07 GMT
NASA's first Mars landing in 6 years will depend on 6 crucial minutes this afternoon

NASA's first Mars landing in 6 years will depend on 6 crucial minutes this afternoon

 

The Atlas 5 rocket carrying the Mars InSight probe launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in May.


November 26, 2018 - 13:20 GMT
Robots Are Killing People. How Worried Should We Be?

Robots Are Killing People. How Worried Should We Be?

 

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November 24, 2018 - 17:35 GMT
NASA counts down to landing of Martian quake-sensor, InSight

NASA counts down to landing of Martian quake-sensor, InSight

 

The spacecraft stands about waist high, at 3.5 feet (one meter), and once its solar arrays are deployed they will span 20 feet


November 23, 2018 - 12:50 GMT
A dark matter hurricane is headed our way

A dark matter hurricane is headed our way

 

SANTA BARBARA, CA - OCTOBER 07: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket (R) separates from the space craft (L) behind the rocket trail after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base carrying the SAOCOM 1A and ITASAT 1 satellites, as seen on October 7, 2018 near Santa Barbara, California. After launching the satellites, the Falcon 9 rocket successfully returned to land on solid ground near the launch site rather than at sea. The satellites will become part of a six-satellite constellation that will work in tandem with an Italian constellation known as COSMO-SkyMed. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)


November 20, 2018 - 18:32 GMT
How the fight against robocalls has become an escalating "arms race"

How the fight against robocalls has become an escalating "arms race"

 

As FCC demands telecom companies to meet new standards, T-Mobile introduces new technologies to screen and block robocalls.


November 19, 2018 - 16:05 GMT
The International Space Station is getting a “Refabricator” for its 20th birthday

The International Space Station is getting a “Refabricator” for its 20th birthday

 

Testing the Refabricator before its trip to the International Space Station.


November 18, 2018 - 12:21 GMT
California wildfire wakeup call — Scan, save and protect now

California wildfire wakeup call — Scan, save and protect now

 

Flames are visible through the heavy smoke pouring off the Camp Fire near Paradise on Sunday.


November 18, 2018 - 05:22 GMT
Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

Space station supplies launched, 2nd shipment in 2 days

 

Northrop Grumman Antares rocket lifts off from the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. The rocket will deliver supplies to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


November 17, 2018 - 12:28 GMT
Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage, but fires lobbying firm

Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage, but fires lobbying firm

 

'Delay, deny and deflect': The New York Times takes aim at Facebook


November 15, 2018 - 16:02 GMT
Potential super-Earth found nearby after decades-long hunt

Potential super-Earth found nearby after decades-long hunt

 

A dim red star rises over the landscape in this illustration of the newfound planet.


November 14, 2018 - 21:19 GMT
Cat mummies, rare beetles discovered in Egyptian tomb

Cat mummies, rare beetles discovered in Egyptian tomb

 

An Egyptian archaeologist cleans mummified cats during the demonstration of a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission through excavation work at an area located on the stony edge of King Userkaf pyramid complex in Saqqara Necropolis, south of the capital Cairo, on November 10, 2018. (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)


November 11, 2018 - 07:49 GMT
Mountain birds on "escalator to extinction" as planet warms

Mountain birds on "escalator to extinction" as planet warms

 

This 2017 photo provided by Graham Montgomery shows a russet-crowned warbler in the Cerro de Pantiacolla mountain in Peru. The high-elevation tropical species lives only near the top of the mountain (above 1350 meters). Between 1985 and 2017, biologists estimate a 72% decline in population on this mountain, as climate change shrinks habitat for ridgetop birds. A new study on mountaintop extinctions was published Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Graham Montgomery via AP)


October 29, 2018 - 22:25 GMT
Found historic space hardware or artwork? NASA might have lost it

Found historic space hardware or artwork? NASA might have lost it

 

The first SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket launches the Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A on May 11, 2018.


October 27, 2018 - 11:42 GMT
'Twisted' fibre optic light breakthrough could make internet 100 times faster

'Twisted' fibre optic light breakthrough could make internet 100 times faster

 

Researchers from RMIT say they have developed a detector the width of a human hair to replace existing dining table-sized readers.


October 24, 2018 - 10:20 GMT
Jupiter's Frozen Moon Is Studded With 50-Foot Blades of Ice

Jupiter's Frozen Moon Is Studded With 50-Foot Blades of Ice

 

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October 16, 2018 - 06:54 GMT
Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

Exclusive: Facebook to ban misinformation on voting in upcoming U.S. elections

 

A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this photo illustration


October 15, 2018 - 21:12 GMT
In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threat

In posthumous message, Hawking says science under threat

 

FILE - In this Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012 file photo, British physicist Professor Stephen Hawking speaks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Paralympics in London, Wednesday Aug. 29, 2012. Stephen Hawking has spoken from beyond the grave to warn that science and education are under threat around the world. The words of the scientist, who died in March at 76, were broadcast Monday Oct. 15, 2018 at a London launch event for his final book, "Brief Answers To The Big Questions." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, file)


October 15, 2018 - 19:31 GMT
There May Still Be Hope for NASAs Sleeping Opportunity Rover

There May Still Be Hope for NASAs Sleeping Opportunity Rover

 

An artists concept of Opportunity on Mars


October 15, 2018 - 05:52 GMT
Facebook says fewer users were affected by a data breach — but more information was taken

Facebook says fewer users were affected by a data breach — but more information was taken

 

A car passes by Facebook's corporate headquarters location in Menlo Park, California, on March 21, 2018.


October 12, 2018 - 20:57 GMT
Amazing images capture the birth of a DOUBLE star system for the first time: Scientists say the two celestial objects are so close together that they 'locked in a death spiral'

Amazing images capture the birth of a DOUBLE star system for the first time: Scientists say the two celestial objects are so close together that they 'locked in a death spiral'

 

The three panels represent moments before, when and after the faint supernova iPTF14gqr, visible in the middle panel, appeared in the outskirts of a spiral galaxy located 920 million light years away from us. The massive star that died in the supernova left behind a neutron star in a very tight binary system.


October 12, 2018 - 17:33 GMT
American, Russian alive after Soyuz rocket headed to space station fails on launch

American, Russian alive after Soyuz rocket headed to space station fails on launch

 

The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz MS-10 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.


October 11, 2018 - 17:55 GMT
Europe's most active volcano is sliding into the sea

Europe's most active volcano is sliding into the sea

 

Lava bursts from Mount Etna in Sicily during a magnificent 2013 eruption.


October 11, 2018 - 09:26 GMT
Scientists say Mount Vesuvius made people's heads explode

Scientists say Mount Vesuvius made people's heads explode

 

The scientists say skull fractures on skeletons recovered from Herculaneum show evidence of "skull explosion".


October 10, 2018 - 09:12 GMT
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