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|Debris from the out-of-control rocket likely plunged into the Indian Ocean, landing near Maldives
An out-of-control Chinese rocket plunged out of orbit Saturday night ET and reentered Earth's atmosphere, according to China's space agency.
POSTED MAY 09, 2021 12:29 PM
|Ripley: China was playing a game of odds with rocket reentry
NASA has lambasted China for its failure to "meet responsible standards" after debris from its out-of-control Long March 5B rocket likely plunged into the Indian Ocean west of Maldives.
POSTED MAY 09, 2021 11:32 AM
|Opinion: The Earth's atmosphere is becoming a landfill for the space industry
More than 3 million years ago, members of an unknown hominin species sat on a river bank at the site of Lomekwi, in what is now Kenya, and made a set of stone tools for their daily tasks. Only a trained eye can distinguish the detritus they left behind from naturally broken rocks. In the intervening millennia, human trash has grown in complexity and quantity, introducing novel materials like plastics and metal alloys. What humans discard is fodder for archaeologists, but it's also an environmental problem that is becoming interplanetary.
POSTED MAY 09, 2021 1:42 AM
|The top space and science stories this week
Welcome to Wonder Theory, your weekly space and science digest.
POSTED MAY 08, 2021 3:02 PM
|Lunar telescope could reveal the Dark Ages of the universe
Scientists want to build a radio telescope on the far side of the moon to help pull back the curtain on the mysteries surrounding the beginning of the universe.
POSTED MAY 08, 2021 6:07 AM
|The best photos of Mars
NASA's Perseverance rover landed on Mars in February 2021 to search for signs of ancient life that may have been on the red planet in the past.
POSTED APRIL 23, 2021 10:25 PM
|Biden says he no longer understands the GOP. He has a chance to figure them out
• Why Republicans are ready to kill the $300 pandemic unemployment boost
• Opinion: Rise of the Trumpublicans
POSTED MAY 09, 2021 12:00 PM
|Dogecoin tumbles after Elon Musk jokes about it on 'SNL'
• Elon Musk opens 'SNL' by telling his mother that he's gifting her dogecoin for Mother's Day
• Watch Elon Musk's 'SNL' monologue
POSTED MAY 09, 2021 1:03 PM
|Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasone
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for elevated levels of betamethasone, trainer Bob Baffert revealed Sunday, throwing the horse's victory last weekend at Churchill Downs into question.
POSTED MAY 09, 2021 3:37 PM
|Earliest tropical storm on record develops in the eastern Pacific
The first tropical cyclone of the 2021 eastern Pacific hurricane season formed off the southwest coast of Mexico on Sunday morning.
POSTED MAY 09, 2021 3:25 PM