A face-lift for the moon every 81,000 years

Oct 13, 2016

A face-lift for the moon every 81,000 years

The moon is bombarded by so much space rock that its surface gets a complete face-lift every 81,000 years, according to a study released Wednesday based on NASA data. This churn — affecting the top two centimeters (nearly an inch) of mostly loose moon ...

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship heads back to Earth

May 11, 2016

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship heads back to Earth

A SpaceX Dragon capsule headed back to Earth on Wednesday, filled with more than 1,678 kilograms (3,700 pounds) of experiment results and cargo from the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed. It was the first return load from the station in a ...

Founder Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire dies at 74

Feb 5, 2016

Founder Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire dies at 74

Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland,” died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother, Verdine, said. White, who was 74, suffered from ...