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Science in motion: NASA has a new giphy channel and it's fabulous

Science in motion: NASA has a new giphy channel and it's fabulous ) Home schoolers and STEM educators in particular could use this page as an engaging jumping-off point for teaching little zerglings about space.We think of orbits as if every pass occurs along the same line in space, like a train on a track.

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years

Ancient Mars may have harbored life for hundreds of millions of years For years, the conventional wisdom was that Mars existed as little more than a cold, barren dust ball in space.There’s even silica, which scientists are particularly happy about.

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction

Mars rover plagued with ongoing rock drill malfunction Indeed, it’s wheels are getting banged up, the ChemCam autofocus has gone wonky, and now Curiosity’s rock drill stopped working on December 1.That’s why the rover was equipped with a percussion drill at the end of its 7-foot robotic arm.

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping The International Energy Agency reports that nations from all regions have seen the market for solar power growing this year.In fact, solar power is growing by as much as 25% in some countries as the price  continues to drop.

NASA says dwarf planet Ceres has plenty of water ice

NASA says dwarf planet Ceres has plenty of water ice That doesn’t mean Ceres is lacking in water ice.On its way to Ceres, the ion engine-powered craft swing by the asteroid Vesta.

SpaceX announces cause of launchpad failure, plans for January 8 return to flight

SpaceX announces cause of launchpad failure, plans for January 8 return to flight The failure destroyed a Facebook internet satellite and called into question the design of SpaceX’s fuel tanks.This was the second tank failure leading to the loss of a Falcon 9, though this situation has proved to be much more complex.

A new space firm plans a commercial station to take over for the ISS

A new space firm plans a commercial station to take over for the ISS The International Space Station is getting on in years, and at some point in the next decade we’re going to learn the date of its shutdown.A new company called Axiom Space has a plan to launch a commercial space station in the next few years, which would get its start as a module attached to the ISS.

2016's most talked-about research papers

2016's most talked-about research papers ” But the researchers didn’t give the participants any instruction on how to use the Fitcore trackers and website effectively.Her plea for more research this year into Lewy body dementia galvanized donors and researchers, and those who are interested in such research.

Chandra Observatory spies densest-ever concentration of black holes

Chandra Observatory spies densest-ever concentration of black holes The universe is a big place, and we know from targeted observations that there are a lot of black holes out there.The Chandra team has just released a new image from a long-term study of the sky that shows the densest concentration of black holes ever seen.

NASA tells astronomers to submit proposals for James Webb Telescope observations

NASA tells astronomers to submit proposals for James Webb Telescope observations Now that the telescope has been built and is undergoing final testing, NASA has turned its attention to the future — namely, what the Webb Telescope is going to do once it’s deployed.The space agency has asked astronomers to start submitting proposals for observations beginning in April 2019.

NASA plans two new Discovery Program asteroid intercept missions

NASA plans two new Discovery Program asteroid intercept missions The first mission to launch will be dubbed Lucy, a probe built by Lockheed-Martin to study Jupiter’s so-called Trojan asteroids.The plan is to launch Lucy in October 2021 for an efficient transfer to Jupiter’s orbit.

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars

NASA takes an amazing photo of Earth from Mars The powerful scientific instruments we’ve deployed to the Red Planet can occasionally give us a glimpse of our own humble planet from a different perspective.NASA has just released a new image that shows Earth and the Moon as seen from Mars, courtesy of the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

Scientists identify missing mass in Earth's core

Scientists identify missing mass in Earth's core Contrary to what the money-losing 2003 film “The Core” would have you believe, we have no way to access the Earth’s core directly.Now, a new study from researchers at Tohoku University in Japan may have identified the core’s missing mass as silicon.

Hail Satan, Flight 666 Lands Safely in HEL on Friday the 13th

Hail Satan, Flight 666 Lands Safely in HEL on Friday the 13th Finnair flight AY666 has, according to the Daily Mail, become something of a running joke for several reasons.And several times a year, AY666 just happens to fly on Friday the 13th.

SpaceX's breathtaking bullseye rocket landing in gifs

SpaceX's breathtaking bullseye rocket landing in gifs Elon Musk's SpaceX just proved that they're still one of the best in the rocket launching game.On Saturday, after a more than four month hiatus, SpaceX successfully launched its first Falcon 9 rocket since an explosion in September forced them to ground all flights.

This private company wants to launch to the moon, and it has the money for it

This private company wants to launch to the moon, and it has the money for it A private company you probably haven't heard of just announced that it has the money it needs to shoot for the moon, literally.“We now have all the resources in place to shoot for the moon,” Moon Express CEO Bob Richards said in a statement.

Here’s Why It Hurts So Much to Step on a Lego

We’ve walked into a kid’s room or somewhere you can find a lot of Legos (like a collector, maybe?So why does it hurt so bad when you accidentally walk on a Lego?

SpaceX returns to flight in style, launching satellites and landing another rocket

SpaceX returns to flight in style, launching satellites and landing another rocket Elon Musk's private space company just successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket to space following an explosion in Sept.The company returned to flight in style, too, by landing its seventh rocket stage back on Earth after delivering a payload to space.

SpaceX's Saturday rocket launch is a big freaking deal

SpaceX's Saturday rocket launch is a big freaking deal The Elon Musk-founded spaceflight company is planning to launch a clutch of communications satellites to orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday.This is the company's first launch since a Falcon 9 blew up on its pad during what should have been a routine test five months ago.