NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has beamed back an amazing photo showing summertime on Saturn. Hubble captured the image on July 4, when the giant planet was 839 million miles from Earth, according to a statement from NASA released Thursday. It shows what summertime is like in Saturn’s northern hemisphere, which is pointed toward Earth, and…MORE
If it seems like Mars is a popular destination right now, that’s for a reason: The chance to fly there only comes around every 26 months. Four missions were planned to launch to Mars this summer, including three rovers, from multiple space agencies. Two, including China’s Tianwen-1 (which is carrying a rover) and United Arab…MORE
Exposed to a sick American bullfrog tadpole, a healthy tadpole will do its best to stay away. Garden ants and even lobsters also know to stay away when one of their own is sick. These animals are better at social distancing than we are. For many humans, social distancing feels like the most unnatural thing…MORE
The car-size Perseverance rover launching to Mars on July 30 is the heaviest and largest rover NASA has ever sent to the red planet. The plan for the Perseverance rover mission has unfolded over the last 10 years. It’s the next step in understanding the history of Mars and if ancient life once lived on…MORE
The United States has been widely criticized for its approach to the coronavirus pandemic, and the lack of strict nationwide measures to contain the outbreak is reflected in the highest number of cases and deaths in the world. Yet even countries lauded for their fast and effective responses to Covid-19 are seeing large outbreaks and…MORE
The World Health Organization chief attacked US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “unacceptable” claims that the Director-General had been “bought” by China and said countries should focus on saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, in one of his strongest rebuttals to date against criticism from the United States. Pompeo made the claim about Tedros Adhanom…MORE
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