Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Spacecraft Crashes During Test Flight
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo
October 31st, 2014
SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's passenger spacecraft, experienced an 'anomaly' during its fourth rocket-powered test flight on Friday, Oct. 31. See the latest details here.
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Earth's Water Existed 135 Million Years Earlier than Thought
An illustration of the early solar system shows proto-Earth, proto-Mars, Vesta within the asteroid belt, and proto-Jupiter. The dashed white line represents the "snow line" boundary for water ice in the solar system.
October 30th, 2014
Scientists have found evidence of water in our inner solar system 135 million years earlier than previously thought.
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Einstein's Gravity Waves Could Be Found with New Method
Gravitational Waves of Two Black Holes
October 24th, 2014
Gravitational waves, invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time, might be detected by looking for the brightening of stars, researchers say.
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Crater Hunters Find New Clues to Ancient Impact Storm
meteor crater
October 31st, 2014
The Earth will never catch up to the moon (let's hope), but the number of Ordovician craters may soon takeoff. That's because it's easier and cheaper than ever to sniff out the shocked minerals that confirm an impact.
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Skydiver Goes Supersonic in Record-Breaking 'Near-Space Dive'
Alan Eustace's view above Earth
October 24th, 2014
In a harrowing plunge from the stratosphere, a Google executive broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive today (Oct. 24).
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Private Orbital Sciences Rocket Explodes During Launch, NASA Cargo Lost
An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket explodes shortly after lifting off on a private cargo mission toward the International Space Station on Oct .28, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
October 28th, 2014
An unmanned Antares rocket built by the Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation exploded in a massive fireball just after launch on Tuesday (Oct. 28), a shocking failure after an otherwise smooth launch countdown.
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