Yes, the planetary probe Voyager 1, launched in the era of Jimmy Carter and bell-bottoms, has finally left the room, so to speak, years after completing its primary mission.
At first glance, we thought it was a Star Wars character. But, no, the blobfish is a real creature that bobs around in the waters off Australia.
The tallest peak in North America is not as tall as previously thought. Denali was measured at 20,237 feet – 83 feet shorter than maps indicate today.
Hundreds of aftershocks are rattling the Aleutian Chain following a 7.0 earthquake near Adak on Friday.
The Space Fence is the radar system that tracks thousands of objects orbiting Earth.
As Adam Frank has said over on the 13.7 blog, “Earth and Mars have been swapping spit (astrobiologically speaking) for eons … [and] it is entirely possible we were Earth’s first alien invasion.”
No injuries or damage reported yet, and no tsunami expected from Friday morning’s 7.0 magnitude temblor
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will initiate an in-depth review into whether the North Pacific humpback still needs protection under the Endangered Species Act.
Technicians on Saturday are set to cast 20 tons of glass for the third of seven ultra-precise primary mirrors that will make up the 72-foot Giant Magellan Telescope, scheduled for completion in northern Chile’s arid Atacama Desert in 2020.