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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Comet Buzzes Mars in Once-in-a-Lifetime Flyby
Artist's Concept of Comet Siding Spring Flying by Mars
October 20th, 2014
Comet Siding Spring came within just 87,000 miles of the Martian surface at 2:27 p.m. EDT today — about one-third of the distance between Earth and the moon. The comet barreled by at 126,000 mph relative to the Red Planet, NASA officials said.
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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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Partial Solar Eclipse Occurs Today: Watch It Live
Partial Solar Eclipse Seen in Brisbane, Australia, April 29, 201
October 23rd, 2014
The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour solar eclipse webcast Thursday starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show at http://www.slooh.com, or here at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
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