Launched Thursday, Angry Birds Space, the latest installment to the wildly popular Angry Birds video game franchise, is being billed as a tool for educating people about physics. How scientifically accurate is the physics in the game?
Scientists want to know if planets can form near the supermassive black hole at the core of the galaxy. If so, the black hole could fling them out into space at enormous speeds that, from our vantage point, could appear to approach the speed of light.
The new photos of Vesta from NASA's Dawn spacecraft highlight odd, shiny spots that are nearly twice as bright as other parts of the asteroid — suggesting it is original material left over from the space rock's birth 4 billion years ago, NASA officials said today.
On Wednesday, Stewart Nozette, a high-profile former government scientist, was sentenced to 13 years for espionage after passing secrets to an FBI agent posing as an Israeli spy. He was also fined for tax evasion.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has joined scientists and aviation archaeologists in unveiling a renewed search for the wreckage of the plane flown by Amelia Earhart as she attempted to circle the globe in 1937.