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Never Mind the Summer Heat: Earth Is at Its Greatest Distance From the Sun

This story has been updated to reflect the date of 2020’s aphelion.You, me and everyone on the planet will be three million miles farther from the sun than when we are closest to it.Instead, it is s

How to watch the ‘buck moon’ lunar eclipse this Fourth of July weekend

Look for a slight darkening of part of the moon on July 4 and 5.A 'buck moon' lunar eclipse is set for the night of July 4 and the morning of July 5, depending on where you are.This NASA map shows vi

How to watch Rocket Lab launch satellites for Canon, Planet and more live – TechCrunch

Rocket Lab is launching a rideshare mission today which includes seven small satellites from a number of different companies, including primary payload provider Canon, which is flying a satellite equi

We won’t reach other solar systems for a while — robots could visit them first

Many great movies and television shows, including the Lost in Space reboot, show various versions of interstellar travel.Robots could beat us there Not to say there won’t be some benefit to mankin

New Sea Creatures Guide — Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The biggest addition to part one of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' summer update is the ability to swim and dive in the ocean around your island, which means new creatures to catch.In fact, the summer

Underwater caves once hosted the Americas’ oldest known ochre mines

Ancient Americans ventured deep into caves along a stretch of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula to mine a red pigment that could have had both practical and ritual uses, researchers say.Discoveries of mi

A sparrow song remix took over North America with astonishing speed

By 2000, however, some birds in western Canada were whistling a variation ending in a two-note pattern.The rapid spread of the new song is akin to someone moving from Kentucky to Vancouver and everyon

Astronomers discover a bizarre, naked planet in the ‘Neptune desert’

TOI-849b is so close to its star one 'year' takes 18 hours.The planet is so close to its star that it takes just 18 hours to make a full orbit.Instead, what's left orbiting the star is the rocky core

Physics professor tackles one more mystery about quantum mechanics and time’s flow

This computer-generated visualization shows the wavelike pattern of a “quantum handshake” between a hydrogen atom emitting energy and another atom receiving the energy.John Cramer, a UW physics pr

A newfound exoplanet may be the exposed core of a gas giant

A dense, scorched planet around a faraway star may be the naked core of a gas giant.Unlike other massive planets, this world, called TOI 849b, has a barely there atmosphere, making up 4 percent of it

SpaceX just launched a Space Force satellite with brand new Falcon 9 booster

SpaceX SpaceX sent a military GPS satellite into space Tuesday afternoon for the US Space Force using a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.This is the company's

NASA funds small-business ideas for the moon, Mars and more

Astronauts can perform basic medical checks on the International Space Station, but crews heading to Mars may need to do more complicated medical procedures without the ability to communicate in real