LOS ANGELES — Opportunity, NASA’s other Mars rover, has tooled around the red planet for so long it’s easy to forget it’s still alive.
Some 5,000 miles away from the limelight surrounding Curiosity’s every move, Opportunity this week quietly embarks on its tenth year of exploration — a sweet milestone since it was only tasked to work for three months.
TORONTO — Viruses closely related to the new coronavirus that emerged last year in the Middle East have been discovered in specimens from a number of species of bats found widely throughout Europe and beyond, a new study shows.
MONTREAL—A number of astronomers around the world watched closely yesterday as the asteroid named Apophis swept past Earth.
The asteroid is of particular interest as research has suggested there is a remote possibility it could collide with the planet in 2036.
Sky-watchers were able to view live images online yesterday of the asteroid passing by—this time at a safe distance.
MONTREAL — Federal Industry Minister Christian Paradis will be in Montreal on Wednesday to announce that the controversial RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM) is going ahead.
There have been reports the projected costs of the three-satellite program have jumped to more than $1 billion from $600 million.
The program began in 2005.
LOS ANGELES—Our Milky Way is home to at least 17 billion planets that are similar in size to Earth, a new estimate suggests.
That’s more than two Earth-size planets for every person on the globe.
LOS ANGELES — Our Milky Way is home to at least 17 billion planets that are similar in size to Earth, a new estimate suggests. That’s more than two Earth-size planets for every person on the globe.
SAN FRANCISCO — Downloading a gun’s design plans to your computer, building it on a three-dimensional printer and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked.
Sound far-fetched? It’s not. And that is disquieting for U.S. gun control advocates.
LONGUEUIL, Que.—Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield headed for a rendezvous with the International Space Station yesterday after a chilly blast-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The Russian space capsule carrying Hadfield, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn, and cosmonaut Roman Romanenko is expected to arrive tomorrow.
LOS ANGELES — Ebb and Flow chased each other around the moon for nearly a year, peering into the interior. With dwindling fuel supplies, the twin NASA spacecraft are ready for a dramatic finish.
WASHINGTON — Nearly 4 out of 5 Americans now think temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done about it, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.