Monthly Archives: July 2016


Giant spacecraft nears Jupiter

The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of a hidden galaxy that is fainter than Andromeda or the Milky Way. This low surface brightness galaxy, called UGC 477, is located over 110 million light-years away in the constellation of Pisces. On April 19, NASA released new images of bright craters on Ceres. This photo shows…

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Great white shark tracking goes mobile

A new mobile app called Sharktivity allows users to track where sharks have been seen along the coast. They can also submit their own sightings. There is science behind the app, too. Sharktivity is being launched by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that works to protect white sharks, also known as great…

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Opinion: Crash highlights self-driving car dangers

Opinion: Crash highlights self-driving car dangers. But as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s investigation into a fatal self-driving car accident should remind us, the automobile’s centrality to the American way of life was an expensive and political battle with nearly uncountable human casualties. The latest permutation on this theme occurred in May, when a…

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Asteroids could threaten Earth, scientists say

This graphic shows asteroid 2016 HO3 orbiting Earth as the pair go around the sun together. The asteroid was first spotted on April 27, 2016, by the Pan-STARRS 1 asteroid survey telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii. All about asteroids – This graphic shows the track for asteroid 2004 BL86, which flew about 745,000 miles from Earth…

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How to change the weather

Somewhere nearby, at the headquarters of WeatherMod Inc, a group of technicians are busily checking data, confident that their efforts have worked. They have been in contact with two pilots who have just completed their spray sorties and are returning to land at Heathrow’s new third runway. Thanks to the delivery of four kilograms of,…

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Hubble spots dramatic auroras on Jupiter

Story highlights Hubble spots ‘very dramatic’ auroras on Jupiter The new Juno spaceship helped with the observations “These auroras are very dramatic and among the most active I have ever seen,” said Jonathan Nichols from the University of Leicester, UK, and principal investigator of the study. “It almost seems as if Jupiter is throwing a…

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Juno, meet Jupiter

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured images of Jupiter’s auroras on the poles of the gas giant. The observations were supported by measurements taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Juno will begin orbiting Jupiter on July 4. This artist rendering shows Juno orbiting Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft will study Jupiter from a polar orbit, coming about 3,000…

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