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Three-man multinational space crew returns to Earth

In this image taken from NASA TV, American astronaut Reid Wiseman works outside the International Space Station on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Wiseman and German spaceman Alexander Gerst are performing NASA's first routine maintenance outside the International Space Station in more than a year. AP FILE PHOTO

A three-man multinational crew of astronauts returned to Earth Monday aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft, after spending 165 days working together at the International Space Station, Nasa said.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

University of Chicago Paleontologist Paul C. Sereno looks inside the jaws of a 50-foot life-size model of a Spinosaurus dinosaur at the National Geographic Society exhibit in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.  AP

Picture the fearsome movie creatures of “Jurassic Park” crossed with the shark from “Jaws.” Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

First Earth-sized planet found in ‘habitable zone’ — NASA

This artist's concept released April 17, 2014 by NASA/JPL-CALTECH depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable" zone of a star. The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA's Kepler telescope, according to research published Thursday in the US journal Science.  AFP PHOTO HANDOUT-NASA/JPL-CALTECH/ T. PYLE

The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward — an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the “habitable zone” of another star.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Earth’s crust at least 4.4 billion years old – study

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A microscopic grain of Earth’s oldest known mineral has been dated to 4.4 billion years ago, shedding light on our planet’s infancy and how it came to harbor life, researchers said Sunday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Satellites to probe Earth’s strange shield

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Europe next week will launch a trio of hi-tech satellites to explore something that may seem utterly mundane: Earth’s magnetic field.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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