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Back on Earth, China's Mars simulation base greets first visitors4/18/2019 7:11:17 PM About 100 excited Chinese teenagers completed a five-hour tour of a space colony against a desolate backdrop not unlike the desert planet of Tatooine, the home world of Luke Skywalker.Out of a drawer and into your nightmares comes a vicious ancient beast4/18/2019 3:40:48 PM When Ohio University integrative biologist Nancy Stevens peered into a drawer in the wooden cabinets on the top floor of a Nairobi museum in 2010, she saw a chunk of rock containing massive teeth and knew she had come across something important.Yale study revives cellular activity in pig brains hours after death4/18/2019 6:01:13 AM Yale University scientists have succeeded in restoring basic cellular activity in pigs' brains hours after their deaths in a finding that may one day lead to advances in treating human stroke and brain injuries, researchers reported on Wednesday.On Saturn's moon Titan, plentiful lakeside views, but with liquid methane4/16/2019 7:36:13 PM Scientists on Monday provided the most comprehensive look to date at one of the solar system's most exotic features: prime lakeside property in the northern polar region of Saturn's moon Titan - if you like lakes made of stuff like liquid methane.Israel plans new moonshot after maiden mission fails4/13/2019 10:29:36 PM The aerospace company behind Israel's failed first moonshot said on Saturday it would pursue a second mission with funds raised from private donors and the public.'Seeing the unseeable': Scientists reveal first photo of black hole4/12/2019 11:35:24 PM Using a global network of telescopes to see "the unseeable," an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a milestone in astrophysics - the first-ever photo of a black hole - in an achievement that validated a pillar of science put forward by Albert Einstein more than a century ago.Israeli spacecraft crashes onto moon after technical failures4/12/2019 4:51:33 PM Israeli spacecraft Beresheet crashed onto the moon on Thursday after a series of technical failures during its final descent, shattering hopes of a historic controlled landing on the lunar surface.Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight4/12/2019 11:04:36 AM The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.Oh, brother! NASA twins study shows how space changes the human body4/12/2019 2:28:43 AM An American astronaut experienced multiple biological changes in space but returned to normal - with some exceptions - after coming back to Earth, according to a study involving twin brothers that shed light on how space flight affects the human body. Israeli spacecraft Beresheet reaches moon but landing unsuccessful: support team4/12/2019 12:17:46 AM The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet reached the moon on Thursday but its planned controlled, or "soft", landing was unsuccessful, the support team said.Virgin Galactic's first test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings4/11/2019 12:27:05 AM Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after flying on the company’s rocket plane to evaluate the customer experience in February.Fossils of enigmatic extinct human species found on Philippine island4/10/2019 10:15:16 PM Thirteen fossil bones and teeth excavated in a cave in the Philippines represent an enigmatic previously unknown human species, probably small in stature and possessing an unexpected mix of archaic and modern traits, scientists said on Wednesday.Scientists expected to release landmark image of black hole4/10/2019 6:25:51 PM An international scientific team is expected on Wednesday to unveil a landmark achievement in astrophysics - the first photo of a black hole - in a feat that will put to the test a pillar of science: Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity.Iran still planning three satellite launches this year, despite ramped up U.S. pressure: minister4/9/2019 9:06:22 PM Iran said on Tuesday it would press ahead with the launch of three satellites into orbit this year despite a U.S. move to curb Tehran's ballistic missile program which Washington says has been advanced by the satellite activity.In astrophysics milestone, first photo of black hole expected4/6/2019 3:32:58 PM Scientists are expected to unveil on Wednesday the first-ever photograph of a black hole, a breakthrough in astrophysics providing insight into celestial monsters with gravitational fields so intense no matter or light can escape.Scientists solve mystery of pristine weapons of China's Terracotta Warriors4/5/2019 8:08:08 AM For decades, scientists have been perplexed by the marvelous preservation of bronze weapons associated with China's famed Terracotta Warriors, retaining shiny, almost pristine surfaces and sharp blades after being buried for more than two millennia.Pentagon says India debris expected to burn up in atmosphere4/5/2019 3:06:43 AM The Pentagon said on Thursday that it stood by its assessment that debris from an Indian anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons test would eventually burn up in the atmosphere, even after NASA's administrator warned of the danger the debris posed.Pilot-less air taxi takes off in Vienna demonstration flight4/4/2019 9:25:05 PM As carmakers push ahead with self-driving vehicles, an Austrian aerospace company and its Chinese partner showed off their pilot-less "flying taxi" for the first time in Europe on Thursday.Ancient four-legged whale from Peru walked on land, swam in sea4/4/2019 7:45:34 PM Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 million years ago in a discovery that illuminates a pivotal stage in early cetacean evolution.Single Indian rocket puts satellites in three orbits, in first for nation4/1/2019 1:52:42 PM An Indian rocket on Monday placed domestic and foreign satellites in three different orbits on a single flight, a first for the nation and a low-cost option that could burnish its reputation for pioneering affordable options in space.