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Why Does Earth Have an Atmosphere? | Live Science
Live Science | February 23, 2019
Earth's atmosphere is enormous, so far reaching that it even affects the International Space Station's route. But how did this giant gaseous envelope form?
How cybercriminals sell their skills so the average Joe can steal money | CBC
CBC | February 23, 2019
By offering up their services for a fee, cybercriminals make it possible for almost anyone with a computer and internet connection to steal money and personal information.
Want to help name a moon? You could name 5 of Jupiter's | CBC
CBC | February 21, 2019
Last July, astronomers announced they'd found a treasure trove of 12 new moons around Jupiter. Now they're inviting the public to help name five of them.
Star Formation in the Orion Nebula | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
The powerful wind from the newly formed star at the heart of the Orion Nebula is creating the bubble and preventing new stars from forming.
Remembering Space Shuttle Challenger | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
NASA lost seven of its own on the morning of Jan. 28, 1986, when a booster engine failed, causing the Shuttle Challenger to break apart just 73 seconds after launch. In this photo from Jan. 9, 1986, the Challenger crew takes a break during countdown training at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft and Falcon 9 Rocket | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are positioned at the company’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, ahead of the test targeted for Jan. 17, 2019.
ICESat-2 Reveals Profile of Ice Sheets | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
Less than three months into its mission, NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is already exceeding scientists’ expectations.
Newest Crew Launches for the International Space Station | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to bring a new crew to begin their six and a half month mission on the International Space Station.
Antares Seen from Washington D.C. Tidal Basin | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
​The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, is seen above the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC, on Nov. 17, 2018.
Flooding Along the Nueces River | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
On Nov. 1, 2018, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured a false-color view of flooding along the Nueces River in a series of storms that have delivered historic amounts of rain to central Texas.
Orion’s European Service Module to Arrive for First Mission | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
The Airbus team poses with the European Service Module during preparations for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
Parker Solar Probe Looks Back at Earth | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
On Sept. 25, 2018, Parker Solar Probe captured a view of Earth as it sped toward the first Venus gravity assist of the mission. Earth is the bright, round object visible in the right side of this image.
Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula | NASA
NASA | February 21, 2019
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope shows the Cat's Paw Nebula, so named for the large, round features that create the impression of a feline footprint. The nebula is a star-forming region in the Milky Way galaxy, located in the constellation Scorpius.
SpaceX rocket blasts off carrying Israeli lunar lander | CBC
CBC | February 21, 2019
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that, if successful, will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled touchdown on the moon's surface.
Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity? | CBC
CBC | February 22, 2019
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at an off-grid power company, driving an electric car in winter and Trump's influence on the Green New Deal.
Sunscreen 'Sea Change' May Be Coming with New FDA Rules | Live Science
Live Science | February 22, 2019
The FDA is proposing new sunscreen regulations aimed at improving the safety and effectiveness of these products.
480-Million-Year-Old Mystery Creature Finally Identified from Its Preserved Guts | Live Science
Live Science | February 22, 2019
For the past 150 years, scientists have hotly debated a mysterious creature that lived hundreds of millions of years ago. And now, with the discovery of stunningly detailed fossils in Morocco, paleontologists have finally ID'd the bizarre life-forms.
Photos: Cretaceous 'Night Mouse' Was a Wee Mammal | Live Science
Live Science | February 22, 2019
Paleontologists have unearthed a new 69 million-year-old mammal species in the North Slope of Alaska.
Cyberspy agency says networks are protected as U.S issues Huawei warning | CBC
CBC | February 22, 2019
Government and cyber security officials are insisting that Canada already has restrictions in place to protect sensitive information as a top Trump official warns the U.S. won't share information with countries that use Huawei in their systems.
How criminals are using the low-interest credit card scam to steal your identity | CBC
CBC | February 22, 2019
It starts with what sounds like a promising phone call: For a one-time fee, you can lower the interest rate on your credit card. But the person on the other end of the line isn't with your bank or credit card company. And what they're really after is your identity.
Why It'll Take Israel's Lunar Lander 8 Weeks to Get to the Moon | Live Science
Live Science | February 22, 2019
An Israeli moon lander just took to the skies, but we'll all have to wait nearly two months for its historic touchdown try.
Biblical Archaeology: The Study of Biblical Sites & Artifacts | Live Science
Live Science | February 22, 2019
Biblical archaeologists work to uncover the truths and inaccuracies of ancient biblical texts.
Regina FIFA eSports competitor warms up for $50K international tournament by crushing CBC reporter | CBC
CBC | February 22, 2019
Every year tens of millions of people play FIFA, the world’s biggest soccer video game. A 17-year-old from Regina is one of the very best.
World's biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades | CBC
CBC | February 22, 2019
A walnut-sized bee with a massive jaw and impressive wingspan has been spotted for the first time in nearly 38 years, proving its species is not extinct.
Dimetrodon footprints found on P.E.I. bring Island to 'world stage' of paleontology | CBC
CBC | February 22, 2019
A series of footprints found in May in P.E.I. National Park near Cavendish have been confirmed as those of the sail-backed Bathygnathus borealis, a reptile-like mammal that lived 100 million years before dinosaurs.
Inca Ritual Baths Fed by Waterfall Reveals More of Its Secrets | Live Science
Live Science | February 22, 2019
Cutting-edge radar and laser scans and on-the-ground excavations are revealing just how the Inca built and used a ceremonial complex more than 500 years ago.
Microwaved Grapes Spit Plasma, and Scientists Finally Know Why | Live Science
Live Science | February 22, 2019
Why do grapes ignite when you microwave them? At long last, science has an answer.
Astronauts Train for the Boeing Crew Flight Test | NASA
NASA | February 22, 2019
This preflight image from Feb. 6, 2019, shows NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Nicole Mann and Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson during spacewalk preparations and training inside the Space Station Airlock Mockup at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin at the 2019 State of the Union | NASA
NASA | February 22, 2019
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes after being introduced at the 2019 State of the Union address.
Station Crew Back on Earth After 197-Day Space Mission | NASA
NASA | February 22, 2019
Russian Search and Rescue teams arrive at the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft shortly after it landed with Expedition 57 crew members.
Spirit of Apollo - 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8 at the Washington National Cathedral | NASA
NASA | February 22, 2019
The Washington National Cathedral is seen lit up with space imagery prior to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Spirit of Apollo event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Researching Supersonic Flight | NASA
NASA | February 22, 2019
This image of the horizon is as it was seen from the cockpit of NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s F/A-18 research aircraft.
InSight and MarCO, New Technologies Headed for the Red Planet | NASA
NASA | February 22, 2019
NASA social media participant Bryan Branly takes a photograph of the Mars Cube One (MarCO) model before the Mars InSight pre-landing briefing.
The International Space Station as of Oct. 4, 2018 | NASA
NASA | February 22, 2019
The International Space Station photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after undocking.
Hubble Captures the Ghost of Cassiopeia | NASA
NASA | February 22, 2019
The ghost of Cassieopeia's ethereal glow might remind people of apparitions such as those reported by paranormal investigators.