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Distant space object receives Powhatan name ‘Arrokoth’

Distant space object receives Powhatan name ‘Arrokoth’

To ring in the new year, NASA’s New Horizons probe conducted the farthest ever flyby to distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, 4 billion miles from Earth. Now, the object has been officially named Arrokoth, a Native American term that means “sky” in the Powhatan and Algonquian language, according to NASA. An official ceremony to…MORE

The Curiosity rover detects oxygen behaving strangely on Mars

The Curiosity rover detects oxygen behaving strangely on Mars

Since it landed in Gale Crater in 2012, the Curiosity rover has been studying the Martian surface beneath its wheels to learn more about the planet’s history. But Curiosity also stuck its nose in the air for a big sniff to understand the Martian atmosphere. So far, this sniffing has resulted in some findings that…MORE

Rare dragonfly fossils could teach us about climate change

Rare dragonfly fossils could teach us about climate change

Rare dragonfly fossils dating from about 50 million years ago show how life recovered after the mass extinction of the dinosaurs and could benefit our understanding of climate change. Canadian scientist Bruce Archibald, who examined the fossilized remains of the insects, said the dragonflies would have lived in a period of increasing atmospheric carbon and higher…MORE

The Milky Way’s black hole kicked a star out of our galaxy

The Milky Way’s black hole kicked a star out of our galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a star speeding through our galaxy at more than 3,728,227 mph. And in 100 million years, it will leave the Milky Way for good. But where did it come from and why is it in such a hurry to leave? Astronomers using the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope at the Australian National University’s Siding…MORE

Expect the red carpet for Erdogan at the White House

Expect the red carpet for Erdogan at the White House

President Donald Trump can’t wait to see Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week, but it’s hard to find anyone else here in Washington who shares his enthusiasm. The Turkish President is an unwelcome guest in many parts of America’s capital. Last time he visited, his security detail waded into a melee with protesters in a savage…MORE

What makes a planet potentially habitable

What makes a planet potentially habitable

While Earth is currently the only planet known to support life, astronomers look for certain factors that hint when a newly discovered exoplanet, or planet outside of our solar system, could be potentially habitable. They consider the type of star the planet orbits and how close it’s orbiting to the star. Too close to the…MORE

Get ready for a historic week in US politics

Get ready for a historic week in US politics

Everyone overuses the word “historic,” but this week it might be really be apt. America is nearly 250 years old, but there have been only three previous attempts to impeach a President. Now it’s Donald Trump’s turn; the Democratic bid to eject him from office hits high gear on Wednesday with the first public hearings…MORE

13-year-old Mormon boy who walked for hours after Mexico ambush speaks out

13-year-old Mormon boy who walked for hours after Mexico ambush speaks out

The 13-year-old Mormon boy who walked for hours to get help after his family was ambushed near the US-Mexico border last week spoke out publicly about his harrowing journey for the first time. In an interview that aired Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Devin Langford said the attack began when gunmen shot up the…MORE