Hubble Space Telescope in safe mode with gyro trouble

Hubble Space Telescope in safe mode with gyro trouble

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION File photo of the Hubble Space Telescope following its release from the shuttle Atlantis in May 2009. Credit: NASA NASA has suspended science operations with the Hubble Space Telescope and put the observatory into protective “safe mode” while engineers troubleshoot problems with one of the spacecraft’s three remaining […]

Study finds that the Global sea level could rise 50 feet by the year 2300

Study finds that the Global sea level could rise 50 feet by the year 2300

According to a new groundbreaking study, the global average sea level could rise up to eight feet by the year 2100 and up to fifty feet by 2300. The study suggests if we can’t control the uprising greenhouse gas emissions, it will pose a major risk to coastal ecosystems around the globe. The researchers at […]

Jupiter Moon Europa's Jagged Ice Towers Could Imperil Robot Landers

Jupiter Moon Europa's Jagged Ice Towers Could Imperil Robot Landers

Exploring the tropics of Jupiter’s ocean moon Europa would be no walk on the beach. Equatorial regions of the potentially life-supporting Europa, which harbors a huge ocean of salty liquid water beneath its icy shell, are probably studded with blades of ice up to 50 feet (15 meters) tall, a new study suggests.  […]

New dwarf planet spotted at the very fringe of solar system

New dwarf planet spotted at the very fringe of solar system

A previously unknown dwarf planet circles through the far reaches of our solar system, the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center announced last week. Officially designated 2015 TG387, the small and spherical object is probably a ball of ice. Astronomers first observed the dwarf planet on Oct. 13, 2015, from the Subaru telescope at Hawaii’s […]

Doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands, and a Maine museum might buy it

Doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands, and a Maine museum might buy it

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Michigan man curious about a rock he’d used for decades as a doorstop now knows its secret: it’s a meteorite worth $100,000. In fact, the nearly 23-pound hunk of iron and nickel is the sixth largest meteorite found in Michigan, according to the Smithsonian Museum and Central Michigan University. David […]

Potential Diagnostic Metabolites Detected With Nanopore Method

Potential Diagnostic Metabolites Detected With Nanopore Method

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team from the University of Groningen has demonstrated that it is possible to directly detect small molecule metabolites using a sample preparation-free single-molecule nanopore method. In work supported in part by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, the researchers established an approach for finding and quantifying levels of glucose or an amino acid […]

Wind power can raise global temperatures, Harvard study finds

Wind power can raise global temperatures, Harvard study finds

WASHINGTON — Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation’s temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the number of turbines could warm the country even more than climate change from burning […]

Gamma rays seen from exotic Milky Way object

Gamma rays seen from exotic Milky Way object

The night sky seems serene, but telescopes tell us that the universe is filled with collisions and explosions. Distant, violent events signal their presence by spewing light and particles in all directions. When these messengers reach Earth, scientists can use them to map out the action-packed sky, helping to better understand the volatile processes happening […]