Residents of Western Canada were in for a treat yesterday evening, when a beautiful, blindingly bright meteor streaked across the skies at 5.30pm. Though it lasted only a few seconds, lots of people managed to capture the amazing scene on camera.
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Most Space missions start with spectacular launches and end with successful albeit dangerous spacewalks. While Shuttle Endeavor's mission started off exactly as expected, it has already encountered a couple of unusual twists and the mission is nowhere close to the end.
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While a baby Panda's 100th day is always cause for great celebration in China, this pair is extra special. They are the first Panda babies born in captivity after a devastating earthquake in South West China, destroyed most of the Wolong Natural Reserve, China's biggest natural sanctuary for Giant Pandas.
Though oceans make up over seventy percent of our Earth, we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about the deep bed of the ocean floor and the amazing life it sustains. In an attempt to learn more about some of the mysteries that lie in our deep dark seas, four divers recently completed a diving expedition across all the oceans of the world.
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.
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 Fahrenheit) is hotter than some stars, and about half the temperature of our own star - the Sun.