American pair make first women-only spacewalk

World / Science & Health Oct 19, 2019

American pair make first women-only spacewalk

U.S. astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir on Friday became the first female pairing to carry out a spacewalk — a historic milestone as NASA prepares to send the first woman to the moon. "It symbolizes exploration by all that dare to dream and work ...

Hubble Telescope zooms in on interstellar visitor

World / Science & Health Oct 17, 2019

Hubble Telescope zooms in on interstellar visitor

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the best pictures yet of our newest interstellar visitor. The comet is zooming by us at a blistering 110,000 mph (177,000 kph). Hubble caught some glam shots over the weekend from a distance of 260 million miles (420 million ...

NASA telescope captures black hole shredding a star

World / Science & Health Sep 27, 2019

NASA telescope captures black hole shredding a star

Scientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star, illustrating an extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event from beginning to end for the first time using NASA's planet-hunting telescope. The U.S. space agency's orbiting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) ...

New method attempts to gauge expansion of universe

World / Science & Health Sep 13, 2019

New method attempts to gauge expansion of universe

Scientists have known for decades that the universe is expanding, but research in the past few years has shaken up calculations on the speed of growth — raising tricky questions about theories of the cosmos. The rate of expansion — known as the "Hubble constant" ...