With the dark months of the harsh Martian winter approaching, the five-month old Phoenix Lander mission is expected to come to an end soon. The decline of the Sun will mean less power to charge the Spacecraft's batteries, eventually causing it to die. But scientists are hoping that before it loses power completely, it will be able send back some final crucial data about the Red Planet.
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Astronomers have found what they believe is the hottest exoplanet. Called Wasp 12-b, this charcoal black planet with temperatures exceeding 2,200 degrees Celsius (4,000 degrees Farenheit) is hotter than some stars, and about half the temperature of our own star - the Sun.
Ever since she was an infant, Anjana has watched her keeper China York, nurture orphaned baby animals at The Institute of Greatly Endangered Species in South Carolina (TIGERS). It is therefore no wonder that the now two-year old chimpanzee has learnt a trick or two on how to be a caring and loving parent.
Nik Wallenda is no stranger to nail-biting stunts. Born into the circus family, the Flying Wallendas, he has grown up watching his father, grandfather and even great-grandfather perform some hair-raising stunts. However, what Nik did on Tuesday, had everyone crossing his or her fingers.
Tourists visiting the German city of Berlin are in for a special treat. For the next two weeks, the city's major landmarks, as well as hotels and embassies will be lit up with colorful lights in celebration of the fourth annual Festival of Lights.
This stick bug found by an insect enthusiast on the Malaysian side of Borneo has been declared to be the World's tallest insect. Named Chan's Megastick, after the naturalist who donated it, the insect will go on display in the Creepy Crawlies gallery at the Natural History of Museum in London, later this week.
Tim and Jackie Ferrier love to entertain and invite guests for meals. On any given morning, afternoon or night, they may have up to 29 of them clucking, heehawing, barking, meowing and even neighing at each other. For the guests they invite, are not of the human kind but their menagerie of pets.
For most of us scaling the peak of Yosemite's, El Capitan once in our lifetime, would be achievement enough - but not for speed climber Hans Florine. He has been climbing the sheer cliff over and over again since 1991, trying to out do himself each time - and Sunday was no exception.