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Mystery solved: Betelgeuse, the dimming star that drew international attention, isn't exploding - it was just dusty

These images, taken by the Very Large Telescope, show the surface of the red supergiant star Betelgeuse during its dimming from January 2019 (far left) to March 2020 (far right). ESO/M. Montargès et al. Betelgeuse, a distant red giant star, captured the world's attention last year because it was dimming. The star's dying light indicated that it might soon explode in a supernova. But a new study reveals that's not the case - it was just veiled in a cloud of dust. See more storie...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Stars, Explosions, Mystery, Dust, Supernova, Astrophysics, Betelgeuse, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Miguel Montargès, Eric Pantin, Betelgeuse Montargès


Newly discovered giant rhino species was among largest mammals ever to walk Earth

A group of researchers have found a new species of giant rhino from fossils dating back to 26.5 million years in China.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, China, Earth, Usa Today


Iceland is open to tourists. Here's what it's like to visit

Just a 25-minute car ride from Iceland's Keflavik International Airport, a hiking trail winds over two miles to a view of what's quite possibly the greatest show on Earth right now.
Tags: News, Earth, Stories, Iceland, Keflavík International Airport


It used to feel that life hung in the balance during US-Russia summits. No longer | Martin Kettle

A transformed global context and the rise of China put any decisions made at Biden’s meeting with Putin into perspectiveJoe Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva looked like a summit, sounded like a summit, and in some genuine senses really was a summit. But it was not an east-west superpower summit in the 20th-century sense. It was a bilateral meeting between the leaders of two important countries whose relations are possibly more difficult today than they were in the cold war. Yet life...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, China, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Earth, United States, Nato, Geneva, Biden, Martin Kettle


China is set to launch 3 taikonauts to its new space station on Wednesday night - the country's first human spaceflight in 5 years

Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo speak at a press conference at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China, June 16, 2021. China plans to launch three taikonauts to its new space-station module on Wednesday night. The Chinese astronauts are set to spend three months aboard the Earth-orbiting Tianhe module. It's the third of 11 planned launches to build China's space station, set for completion in 2022. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, China, Russia, Trends, Css, Earth, Beijing, International Space Station, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, International Space Station ISS


Watch China launch 3 taikonauts to its new space station on Wednesday night - the country's first human spaceflight in 5 years

Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming, and Tang Hongbo speak at a press conference at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Gansu province, China, June 16, 2021. China plans to launch three taikonauts to its new space-station module on Wednesday night. The Chinese astronauts are set to spend three months aboard the Earth-orbiting Tianhe module. It's the third of 11 planned launches to build China's space station, set for completion in 2022. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, China, Russia, Trends, Css, Earth, Beijing, International Space Station, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Rocket Launch, Roscosmos, International Space Station ISS


J.J. Abrams and Showtime Will Solve This UFO Thing Once and for All With a New Docu-Series

UFO sightings have been with us for several decades, but in the last few years, talk of UFOs has increased, bolstered by the fact that people in power have been talking more openly about the phenomenon. In fact, this morning CNN reported that Members of the House Intelligence Committee received a classified briefing on UFOs. And now J.J. Abrams wants in on this action. His Bad Robot productions is teaming with Showtime for a four-part docu-series that delves into the wild world of Unidentified ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Documentary, Earth, Cnn, New York Times, Showtime, Pentagon, House Intelligence Committee, Ben Stephenson, Ufo, J J Abrams, Glen Zipper, Kevin Lincoln, Sean Stuart, Rachel Rusch Rich


SpaceX could reportedly delay its first Starship orbit mission because the FAA wants to know the launch won't harm nearby wildlife

SpaceX's Starship SN15 rocket successfully landed in May. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX may have to delay its mission to test its Starship rocket in orbit, a source told CNN. SpaceX wanted to launch Starship in July, but environmental reviews could push it back, the source said. The reviews should ensure SpaceX isn't harming wildlife around its South Texas launch pad. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX may have to delay its first Starship roc...
Tags: Spacex, Fcc, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Hawaii, Mars, Faa, Musk, South Texas, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Starship, Aylin Woodward, Boca Chica Texas, Starship Super Heavy, Elon Musk NASA


Amazon prioritized finding 'wicked smart' college grads for management roles over promoting hourly workers within the ranks, according to a new report

More than 75% of managers at Walmart stores in the US began as hourly workers, according to The New York Times. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Amazon kept hourly workers from getting promoted by seeking out new college grads to fill management roles, NYT reports. By comparison, Walmart reportedly promotes hourly workers at roughly double the rate of Amazon. Amazon has a minimum wage of $15 for all workers, a pay floor Walmart has not officially enacted...
Tags: Amazon, Jobs, News, US, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg, Economy, Earth, Canada, New York Times, Retail, Jeff Bezos, Times, Staten Island, Bezos


China's Mars rover sent home a selfie and it looks like a scene from WALL-E

China's Zhurong rover on Mars was equipped with a detachable camera that it dropped ten meters from where it landed. One of the fantastic images Zhurong just sent back to Earth is this selfie of the rover and its landing platform. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, China, Earth, Mars, Zhurong


Bill Gates released his 5-book summer reading list, themed around the conflict between humans and nature

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates released his summer reading list on Monday. Gates recommended five books that he said examine humanity's relationship with nature. The list features four non-fiction books - including Barack Obama's memoir - and one novel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates has released his annual summer reading list for 2021.This year, Gates said the theme connecting his reading list is the relati...
Tags: News, Ge, Microsoft, Obama, Osama Bin Laden, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Earth, Features, Getty Images, Reading List, Bill Gates, Richard, General Electric


New space telescope could spot potentially hazardous asteroids heading for Earth

A new space telescope that could spot potentially hazardous asteroids and comets heading for Earth is one step closer to reality.
Tags: Earth, Cnn


Orboot Earth takes kids on a brilliant AR tour around the world

It's no wonder so many adults are fascinated by world travel. From the time we're small children, living in a world that often doesn't extend far beyond our home, family, and neighborhood, the thought of all the amazing places on planet Earth with their fantastic views, incredible wildlife, eye-opening customs, and more is magical. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Earth, Shop, Orboot Earth


Jeff Bezos is trusting Blue Origin's new rocket with his life. It's flown 15 times, but he'll have no pilot and possibly no spacesuit.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos is risking his life to prove that Blue Origin can safely fly humans to the edge of space. About 1% of US human spaceflights have resulted in a fatal accident. But the New Shepard rocket seems relatively safe, given its flight record and how short the trip is. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, and two unnam...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, Getty Images, Space Tourism, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin


Seat On Jeff Bezos' Space Trip Sells For $28 Million

The auction has ended for a seat with Jeff Bezos and his brother on their first Blue Origin flight into space next month. Slashdot reader ytene writes that a live-streamed auction for the seat "lasted less than 10 minutes after opening at $4.8 million." The Hill reports: That came after nearly 7,600 people from 159 countries had registered to bid on a seat for the July 20 space flight by the time registration closed Thursday, according to ABC News... Blue Origin said the $28 million would be d...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Cnn, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Hill, Bezos, New Shepard, ABC News Blue Origin


2 stunning panoramas show life on Mars through the eyes and ears of NASA's Perseverance rover

NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars. AP NASA's Perseverance rover has been snapping photos of Mars for several months. A new 360-degree video captures Mars' rocky terrain, plus the sound of its windy atmosphere. Another panorama gives a close-up look at the rover's tracks in the Martian soil. See more stories on Insider's business page. In its first 100 days on Mars, NASA's Perseverance rover took more than 75,000 images - including selfies, photos of mysterious rock...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Helicopter, Ingenuity, Jezero, Aria Bendix, Jezero Crater, Perseverance Mars Rover, First Perseverance


NASA is finally advancing a space telescope that could track down dangerous asteroids before they strike Earth

An artist's concept of the NEOCam asteroid-hunting mission. NASA/JPL-Caltech A NASA space telescope could help track down 90% of asteroids big enough to crush New York. NASA is finally advancing the telescope, called NEO Surveyor, after years of passing it over. By passing a key review, the telescope has escaped what one expert called "NASA mission limbo hell." See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is finally moving forward with a space telescope that could spot asteroi...
Tags: Space, New York, Science, News, Congress, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Mit, Asteroids, Telescope, Trump, Near-earth Objects, Chelyabinsk, NASA JPL Caltech, Chelyabinsk Russia


Europe is sending a probe to Venus, teaming up with NASA to rocket 3 missions to the planet in the next 15 years

An illustration of the EnVision spacecraft with Earth (left) and Venus (right). NASA / JAXA / ISAS / DARTS / Damia Bouic / VR2Planets The European Space Agency is sending an orbiter to Venus, joining forces with NASA. Alongside NASA's two new Venus probes, the mission spells a renaissance for our closest neighbor. The three new spacecraft could help scientists understand how Venus' climate went to hell. See more stories on Insider's business page. After decades of gazing longin...
Tags: Europe, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, European Space Agency, Space Exploration, Planets, Mars, Spaceflight, Venus, Solar System, Spacecraft, Veritas


Scientists have solved the mystery behind India's devastating flood that killed 200 people in February

The destroyed Tapovan Vishnugad hydroelectric plant after a devastating flood on February 7, 2021. Irfan Rashid/Department of Geoinformatics, University of Kashmir A massive slab of ice and rock broke off a glacier in the mountains of northern India in February. New research suggests the slab fell a mile down, resulting in a rare flood that killed 200 people. A warming climate is linked to more glacier-related landslides, so experts expect to see more of such floods. See more stories on In...
Tags: Asia, Science, News, Climate Change, India, Environment, Trends, Earth, Avalanche, Alaska, Switzerland, Glaciers, Hydropower, Frey, University of Zurich, University of Calgary


Newly discovered planet could have water

Scientists have discovered an exoplanet located 90 light-years from Earth with an intriguing atmosphere -- one that could contain water clouds.
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Newly discovered planet could have water clouds

Scientists have discovered an exoplanet located 90 light-years from Earth with an atmosphere that could contain water clouds. The exoplanet, called TOI-1231 b, is considered a sub-Neptune because it's larger than Earth, but smaller than Neptune.
Tags: Earth, Cnn, Neptune


Several macOS Monterey Features Unavailable on Intel-Based Macs (mac rumors)

While there are many great new features in macOS Monterey, several of them are not available on Intel-based Macs, according to Apple. On the macOS Monterey features page, fine print indicates that the following features require a Mac with the M1 chip, including any MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac model released since November 2020:Portrait Mode blurred backgrounds in FaceTime videos Live Text for copying and pasting, looking up, or translating text within photos An in...
Tags: Apple, London, News, Intel, Earth, Google Earth, MacBook Air, Monterey, Facetime, Joe Rossignol, San Francisco Los Angeles New York, MacBook Pro Mac


'Ring of fire' solar eclipse lights up the sky

The moon slides between the sun and the Earth on Thursday to create a fiery ring in the sky.
Tags: Earth, Cnn


Solar eclipse 2021: spectacle visible across UK and Ireland

Skygazers – with appropriate eye protection – will be able to see much of sun being obscured from 10.08amA celestial phenomenon is under way, with observers in the UK set to see a crescent sun as viewers in the Arctic enjoy an annular solar eclipse.An annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun. This causes the sun to appear as a very bright ring, or annulus, in a phenomenon known as the “ring...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Russia, UK News, World news, Earth, Ireland, The Sun, Northern Ireland, Arctic, The moon


Unconfirmed report suggests Branson may try to beat Bezos into space - and Virgin Galactic didn't deny it

Jeff Bezos (left) and Richard Branson (right) may be in a very tight space race. Alex Wong/Getty Images; Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson may try to beat Jeff Bezos to space next month, an industry blog suggests. Virgin Galactic did not deny the claim when asked by Insider, saying that Branson is expected to fly in the summer. An outside expert says the rumored July 4 weekend launch date is "very doable." See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Transportation, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Spaceshiptwo, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Rocket Launch, Branson, Billionaire, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Elon


Solar eclipse 2021: ‘Ring of fire’ to sweep across the Earth

A large swathe of the Northern Hemisphere is about to enjoy a so-called annular solar eclipse.
Tags: News, Earth, Northern Hemisphere


'Ring of fire' eclipse to sweep across Earth

A large swathe of the Northern Hemisphere is about to enjoy a so-called annular solar eclipse.
Tags: UK, News, Earth, Northern Hemisphere


Paging Captain Marvel: Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert asks Forest Service to alter Earth's orbit, or the moon's, to fight climate change

Rep. Louie Gohmert appeared to stun a Forest Service official by suggesting the agency alter the orbit of Earth or the moon to fight climate change.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Texas, News, Earth, Usa Today, Forest Service, Louie Gohmert


National Geographic Recognizes New 5th Ocean (slashdot)

On World Oceans Day, Nat Geo cartographers say the swift current circling Antarctica keeps the waters there distinct and worthy of their own name: the Southern Ocean. National Geographic reports: Since National Geographic began making maps in 1915, it has recognized four oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans. Starting on June 8, World Oceans Day, it will recognize the Southern Ocean as the world's fifth ocean. "The Southern Ocean has long been recognized by scientists, but bec...
Tags: News, Earth, Antarctica, South America, ACC, Nat Geo, Southern Ocean, Atlantic Pacific, Pacific Atlantic, BeauHD, National Geographic Recognizes New 5th Ocean, the Southern Ocean National Geographic, Southern Ocean the National Geographic Society


Jeff Bezos will spend just 3 minutes in space, without a pilot. His launch will be unlike any prior US spaceflight.

Jeff Bezos (left) is set to launch aboard the New Shepard rocket (right) on July 20. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images; Blue Origin Jeff Bezos plans to launch into space aboard Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket on July 20. Bezos, his brother, and an auction winner will experience weightlessness for three minutes. This spaceflight will be unlike any prior US launch, with no pilot and possibly no spacesuits. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos is preparing to rocket...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Spaceships, Jeff Bezos, Orbit, Rocket Launch, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos



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