Earth broke the record for the shortest day since atomic clocks were invented

Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation 1.59 milliseconds fast on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history.

Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation 1.59 milliseconds fast on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history. (NASA) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — If you feel like there’s less time in the day, you’re correct. Scientists recorded the shortest day on Earth since the invention of the atomic … Read more

Discovery in paleontologist’s backyard reveals evidence of North America’s early humans

Butchering marks can be seen on the mammoth ribs. The top rib shows a fracture from blunt force impact, the middle rib shows a puncture wound and the bottom rib shows chopping marks.

Butchering marks can be seen on the mammoth ribs. The top rib shows a fracture from blunt force impact, the middle rib shows a puncture wound and the bottom rib shows chopping marks. (Timothy Rowe et al., The University of Texas at Austin) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes AUSTIN, Texas — The surprising discovery of … Read more

Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

This is the picture which Etienne Klein, a renowned physicist, philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, posted to Twitter claiming - as a joke - that it was the latest astonishing photograph from the cutting edge James Webb Space Telescope of the star Proxima Centauri

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists … Read more

Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

This is the picture which Etienne Klein, a renowned physicist, philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, posted to Twitter claiming - as a joke - that it was the latest astonishing photograph from the cutting edge James Webb Space Telescope of the star Proxima Centauri

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists … Read more

Huge piece of space junk from Elon Musk’s SpaceX lands on farm in southern NSW

Farmer Mick Miners (pictured) discovered the huge piece of space junk stuck in his property in the Snowy Mountains, south of Jindabyne

Huge piece of space junk from Elon Musk’s SpaceX torpedoes into an Aussie farmer’s property – but it could end up being a VERY lucrative find Three-metre piece of space junk lands on farm in the Snowy Mountains, NSW Mick Miners located the object after his daughters heard a loud bang ANU space expert Brad … Read more

China says closely tracking rocket debris hurtling towards Earth | Space News

China says closely tracking rocket debris hurtling towards Earth |  Space News

Beijing says uncontrolled re-entry of rocket debris poses little risk to anyone on the ground. Remnants of a large Chinese rocket are expected to streak through the atmosphere this weekend in an uncontrolled re-entry that Beijing says it is closely tracking but poses little risk to anyone on Earth. The Long March 5B rocket blasted … Read more

‘Beyond the dark ages’: USU’s Space Dynamics Lab supplies pivotal parts to Webb Telescope

NASA revealed four new images last week taken by the James Webb Telescope. This image shows the Carina Nebula. Without crucial parts engineered by Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab, NASA's James Webb Telescope may never have been able to capture the stunning images that it has so far.

NASA revealed four new images last week taken by the James Webb Telescope. This image shows the Carina Nebula. Without crucial parts engineered by Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Lab, NASA’s James Webb Telescope may never have been able to capture the stunning images that it has so far. (NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI) Estimated … Read more

Astronomers detect radio signal billions of light-years away

Astronomers detect radio signal billions of light-years away

Astronomers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and universities in Canada and the US say they have detected a radio signal from a far-away galaxy that is flashing repetitively. In research published in the Journal Nature, authored by members of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME)/FRB Collaboration, the scientists said a fast radio … Read more

Rockets falling from sky might kill you, astronomers warn

Rockets falling from sky might kill you, astronomers warn

Look alive out there. Add rockets to the list of reasons to look both ways before crossing the street — or doing just about anything outdoors and under the cover of an untenable structure. The billionaire space race, commercial spaceflight and the use of satellite technology are upping the odds of being crushed by a … Read more