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17:20 This is the moment Mars was inadvertently photobombed by a tiny moon named Phobos

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  • Two million dollar bag with extraordinary history sold at auction

    July 21, 2017 6:39 AM 5

    The Apollo 11 Contingency Lunar Sample Return Bag used by astronaut Neil Armstrong displayed at Sotheby's, New York prior to be auctioned for more than $2 million. The bag contains traces of moon dust. Picture: AP Photo/Richard Drew. A PLAIN, cream coloured bag with nothing inside but an extraordinary history has been sold at auction for more than $AU2 million

  • Bag of NASA moon dust sells for $1.8M at auction

    July 21, 2017 5:09 AM 6

    A bag of moon dust from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission – which a woman bought for $995 in 2015 -- sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction this week following an intense court battle. The bag, filled with moon dust by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in July 1969, had previously been misidentified and mistakenly sold at an online

  • Cops wage psychological warfare against online drug bazaars

    July 21, 2017 5:09 AM 6

    HOUSTON — In an innovative blow to illicit internet commerce, cyberpolice shut down the world’s leading “darknet” marketplace — then quietly seized a second bazaar to amass intelligence on illicit drug merchants and buyers. AlphaBay, formerly the internet’s largest darknet site, had already gone offline July 5 with the arrest in Thailand of its alleged

  • Moon Dust Bag, Accidentally In Private Hands, To Be Auctioned Off Today

    July 20, 2017 6:21 PM 8

    A small, humble-looking bag is getting its moment in the spotlight today. It traveled to the moon and back, then sat forgotten in a museum basement. It was seized by officials who didn't know its value, sold unceremoniously to a keen-eyed space enthusiast, then battled over in court. Now the lunar collection bag from the Apollo 11 mission — and the tiny bits of moon dust embedded

  • This is the moment Mars was inadvertently photobombed by a tiny moon named Phobos

    July 20, 2017 5:20 PM 7

    Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope captured incredible images of the Red Planet and one of its natural satellites. Photobombing isn’t just us humans playing pranks on our friends – it appears to be quite popular among celestial bodies too. A tiny moon named Phobos made its presence known as Nasa’s Hubble Space Telescope was busy trying to take photos of Mars. Not wanting

  • Google Maps adds the International Space Station

    July 20, 2017 1:11 PM 9

    The International Space Station has become the first "off planet" addition to Google Maps' Street View facility. Astronauts helped capture 360-degree panoramas of the insides of the ISS modules, as well as views down to the Earth below. Some of the photography features pop-up text descriptions, marking the first time such annotations have appeared on the Maps platform

  • SpaceX chief says first launch of big new rocket will be risky

    July 20, 2017 11:31 AM 7

    SpaceX's chief said Wednesday that the first launch of its big new rocket is risky and stands "a real good chance" of failure. Founder Elon Musk told a space station research conference Wednesday that he wants to set realistic expectations for the flight later this year from Cape Canaveral. The Falcon Heavy will have three boosters instead of one, and 27 engines

  • 75 Years After Their Disappearance, Bodies Of A Swiss Couple Have Been Found Buried In A Glacier

    July 20, 2017 4:44 AM 5

    Back in 1942, 40-year-old Marcelin Dumoulin and 37-year-old Francine Dumoulin went up to a mountain pasture to feed their cattle but were never heard from again. Now, 75 years later, their remains have been discovered on a glacier in the alps, and that too ‘perfectly reserved'. The bodies of the couple were found near a ski lift above the village of Chandolin

  • Rock find 'rewrites' Australian human history

    July 20, 2017 2:27 AM 3

    Archaeologists have found the first evidence to suggest that Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years. The discovery indicates their arrival on the continent was up to 18,000 years earlier than previously thought. It was made after sophisticated artefacts were excavated from a rock shelter in the Northern Territory

  • A find in Australia hints at very early human exit from Africa

    July 19, 2017 5:00 PM 5

    As archaeologist Chris Clarkson was excavating a rock shelter in northern Australia one day in 2015, May Nango of the aboriginal Mirarr group brought her grandchildren to look at the pit. She pointed to a spot near the back wall of the red sandstone cliff and told the children that it was a wonderful place for their ancestors—the "old people"—to sleep