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Distorted Exoplanet May Have Football-Like Shape

22 hours ago

In the strange world of exoplanets, we are discovering that some may have very unusual shapes.

Photo: Hubble Captures 'Cannibal' Galaxy

Apr 4, 2020

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured a stunning image of a spiral galaxy known as NGC 4651.

New Species of Ancient Flying Reptiles Discovered in Africa

Mar 26, 2020

An international team of researchers have identified a trio of heretofore undiscovered flying reptiles that roamed the skies during the time of the dinosaurs.

NASA Debunks 'Ezekiel's Wheel' UFO

Mar 24, 2020

In a rather surprising turn of events, NASA has come forward to debunk a purported UFO spotted by anomaly hunters and making the rounds online.

Video: Ukrainian Priest Blesses Streets with Holy Water to Ward Off Coronavirus

Mar 24, 2020

An odd video from Ukraine shows a priest dousing the roads of a city with holy water in order to fend off the coronavirus.

Video: 'Wonderchicken' Fossil Discovered

Mar 19, 2020

Paleontologists have found what they say is the oldest known fossil of a modern bird and have dubbed the creature 'Wonderchicken.'

Spanish Police Use Drone to Urge People to Comply with Coronavirus Lockdown

Mar 16, 2020

Authorities in the Spanish city of Madrid have come up with a futuristic way of encouraging people to stay in their homes following a lockdown in response to the coronavirus crisis: drones.

'Mantis-Man' Petroglyph Found in Iran

Mar 16, 2020

Scientists say that an ancient cave drawing discovered in Iran depicts a half-man, half-mantis creature.

Video: Planet Where It Rains Liquid Iron

Mar 14, 2020

The temperature of WASP-76b can climb above 4300 degrees F — hot enough to vaporize iron.

Anomaly Hunter Spots 'Bowl' on Mars

Mar 12, 2020

An anomaly hunter studying NASA images of Mars spotted what he believes to be the remnants of a bowl resting on the surface of the Red Planet.

Highest Resolution Photo From Mars Released

Mar 8, 2020

Image took one week to capture.

Watch: SpaceX Nails 50th Rocket Landing

Mar 7, 2020

On Friday, SpaceX launched a twice-used Falcon 9 booster lifting a three-times-flown Dragon cargo ship to ISS

NASA Announces Next Mars Rover Name

Mar 5, 2020

In anticipation of its launch later this year, NASA's next Mars Rover has been given an official name: Perseverance.

Curious Hole on Mars Could Harbor Life

Mar 3, 2020

NASA says that an intriguing hole discovered on the surface of Mars is an ideal candidate for a place where life on the Red Planet may exist.

NASA Now Accepting Applications from Aspiring Astronauts

Mar 2, 2020

NASA is now accepting applications from aspiring astronauts hoping to explore the Moon and Mars, but getting chosen for the job is, as one can imagine, no small feat.

Watch: Autonomous Robots Take Subterranean Challenge

Feb 29, 2020

DARPA recently sponsored a Subterranean Challenge to test a group of cutting-edge autonomous robots.

Russian Scientists Search for 'Cosmic Matter' Near Site of Tunguska Blast

Feb 28, 2020

Scientists in Russia are studying sediment from a Siberian lake in the hope of finding 'cosmic matter' which will confirm that the Tunguska explosion was caused by a meteor entering Earth's atmosphere.

Massive Ancient Armadillo Shells Unearthed in Argentina

Feb 27, 2020

Archaeologists in Argentina are celebrating a rather sizeable discovery in the form of four massive armadillo shells which once belonged to creatures that roamed the Earth thousands of years ago.

Video: Astronomers Spot Possible 'Minimoon' Orbiting Earth

Feb 27, 2020

For just the second time ever, astronomers may have detected a natural object orbiting the Earth in addition to the moon.

Initial Findings from NASA's InSight Mars Lander Revealed

Feb 24, 2020

Scientists studying data obtained by NASA's InSight Mars lander have reportedly released a slew of papers detailing some of the initial findings from the mission.

Knapp's News 2/23/20

Feb 23, 2020

George Knapp shared news items that have recently caught his attention.

Watch: Vampire Parasites Consume Host

Feb 22, 2020

A stunning new video shows an aggressive microscopic parasite consuming a small crustacean.

Knapp's News 2/16/20

Feb 16, 2020

George Knapp share items that have recently caught his attention, including a piece on Fukushima.

Watch: Tranquilizer Dart at 27,000 Frames Per Second

Feb 15, 2020

Ever wonder how tranquilizer darts work?

Video: Tyrannosaur Species Dubbed 'Reaper of Death' Discovered in Canada

Feb 12, 2020

A new species of Tyrannosaur identified by paleontologists in Canada has been given the monstrous moniker 'Reaper of Death.'

Astronomers Find Fast Radio Burst That Follows a 16-Day Pattern

Feb 11, 2020

The ongoing quest to decipher the mystery of fast radio bursts may have taken a considerable step forward as astronomers have found one such pulse that seems to follow a rather distinct pattern.

Spain and Mexico Launch New Hunt for Centuries-Old Sunken Treasure

Feb 10, 2020

Archaeologists from Spain and Mexico have announced a new joint venture aimed at located a 17th-century shipwreck believed to contain a massive cache of riches.

Dymka the Cat Gets Prosthetic Feet

Feb 3, 2020

A Siberian feline who lost her paws to frostbite is on the move again.

Photo Captures Sun in Incredible Detail

Jan 29, 2020

Each cell in the image is estimated to be the size of Texas.

Knapp's News 1/26/20

Jan 26, 2020

George Knapp shared recent items of his interest, including the discovery of a 'lost city':