The world as we know it is about to end – again – if you believe this biblical doomsday claim – SFGate

The world as we know it is about to end – again – if you believe this biblical doomsday claim – SFGate

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/The-world-as-we-know-it-is-about-to-end-again-12205478.php Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post Published 2:29 am, Monday, September 18, 2017 Conspiracy theorists are claiming that September 23 will mark the end of the world, and many are citing last month’s solar eclipse and more recent hurricanes as signs of this impending apocalypse. Media: GeoBeats A few years ago, NASA senior space scientist David […]

‘It Went Perfectly’: Cassini Saturn Probe Was a Pro to the Very End – Space.com

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft died the way it lived — as a well-oiled, data-gathering machine. Cassini exceeded its handlers’ expectations during its scripted death dive into Saturn’s atmosphere Friday (Sept. 15), collecting high-quality data for 30 seconds longer than predicted, mission team members said. “It went perfectly,” Cassini spacecraft operations […]

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation – Washington Post

HONOLULU — Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged from isolation Sunday. They devoured fresh-picked tropical fruits and fluffy egg strata after eating mostly freeze-dried food while in isolation and some vegetables they grew during their mission. The crew of four […]

Mars research subjects to emerge after 8 months of isolation – Washington Post

HONOLULU — After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization. Their first order of business after subsisting on mostly freeze-dried and canned food: Feast on fresh-picked pineapple, papaya, mango, locally grown vegetables and a fluffy, […]

Dragon capsule splashes down in Pacific with space station cargo – Spaceflight Now

Dragon capsule splashes down in Pacific with space station cargo – Spaceflight Now

SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule departed the space station early Sunday. This view of Dragon was captured by a camera on the station’s Canadian-built robotic arm. Credit: NASA TV/Spaceflight Now Returning home from more than a month in orbit, a SpaceX Dragon supply ship departed the International Space Station and parachuted into the Pacific Ocean on […]

Saturn ruled this scientist’s life for 40 years — here’s why she’s begging NASA to go back after Cassini’s death – Business Insider

Saturn ruled this scientist’s life for 40 years — here’s why she’s begging NASA to go back after Cassini’s death – Business Insider

The last full view of Saturn taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute; Roman Tkachenko Linda Spilker began researching Saturn at NASA’s Jet Propulsion laboratory four decades ago. She worked on the Voyager mission and was on the Cassini mission to Saturn, which recently ended, from start to finish. Because there’s a chance alien life […]

Venus’ mysterious night side revealed – Astronomy Now Online

Venus’ mysterious night side revealed – Astronomy Now Online

Atmospheric super-rotation at the upper clouds of Venus. Credit: ESA, JAXA, J. Peralta and R. Hueso Scientists have used ESA’s Venus Express to characterise the wind and upper cloud patterns on the night side of Venus for the first time-with surprising results. The study shows that atmosphere on Venus’ night side behaves very differently to […]

Tears and Applause: Cassini Team Reflects on Saturn Plunge – Space.com

After the Cassini spacecraft’s final dive into Saturn’s atmosphere, the mission’s scientists and engineers say they’re proud of the little spacecraft that went far beyond expectations, sad to lose their constant view of Saturn and family of researchers, eager to return to that planet and its mesmerizing moons — and ready for some champagne. […]