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Cassini: the 17th-century astronomer who shrank France and inspired a spacecraft - The Guardian

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:36:00 GMT

Composite image showing photograph of Saturn's rings from the Cassini Spacecraft 2017 and a diagram by Jean Dominique Cassini published in Philosophical Transactions in1676. Photograph: Nasa/PA. Astronomy · The H word ...

Fossilised Mastodon bones could rewrite story of how humans colonised the world - The Independent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:59:51 GMT

The discovery of the fossilised remains of an elephant-like animal on a construction site in San Diego appears to have entirely rewritten the story of humans' colonisation of the world. For the 130,000-year-old mastodon bones had been smashed in a way ...

'Incredibly brave' Mars colonists could live in red-brick houses, say engineers - The Independent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:09:09 GMT

marsbrick.jpg A brick made of simulated Martian soil. A small amount of pressure can turn it into a material with the strength of steel-reinforced concrete Jacobs School of Engineering/UC San Diego. The “incredibly brave” people who make the first ...

China and Europe in talks about moon base - Sky News

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:05:14 GMT

The ESA says the proposed "Moon Village" could be a potential launch site for future missions and help develop space tourism. 09:13, UK, Thursday 27 April 2017. The Moon may have been made from about 20 moonlets. Image: Could the moon soon be ...

Nasa is running out of spacesuits and urgently needs new ones, agency reveals - The Independent

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:21:27 GMT

Nasa is running low on spacesuits and might not have a replacement for many years. The agency is quickly running low on the kit, which is absolutely necessary for any future space travel. And its plans to make a next generation space suit are going too ...

Alien Planet with Earth's Mass Discovered ... But It's an 'Iceball' - Space.com

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:41:40 GMT

This artist's illustration shows frigid OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb, a roughly Earth-mass exoplanet likely discovered through a technique called microlensing. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. A newfound alien world is quite Earth-like in some ways, but you wouldn't ...

Mammals take just 12 seconds to have a poo - so what's YOUR excuse for spending so long on the toilet? - The Sun

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:49:49 GMT

But it turns out toilet hogs should be getting their business over and done with MUCH more quickly. Getty Images. 1. Scientists have discovered that mammals take an average of just 12 seconds to have a poo, no matter what size they are. Potty-brained ...

Mystery behind the Antarctic's 'Blood Falls' solved after more than 100 years - Metro

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:09:36 GMT

The river of 'blood' was first discovered in 1911 by an Australian geologist who believed it was made up of red algae. Your average poo takes 12 seconds in order to protect you from predators. This was disputed in 2003 that found the water running from ...

On Saturn's Moon Titan, Twilight Outshines Daylight - Space.com

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:49:35 GMT

The south polar vortex at Saturn's moon Titan stands out against the orange and blue haze layers that are characteristic of Titan's atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Unlike anywhere else in the solar system, Saturn's moon ...and more »

China and Europe to build a base on the moon and launch other projects into space - The Independent

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:00:59 GMT

Representatives of the Chinese and European space agencies have discussed collaborating on a moonbase and other possible joint endeavours, according to spokespeople and media reports. The work was first revealed by Tian Yulong, the secretary ...