5 planets that could host alien life Play

5 planets that could host alien life

These five exoplanets are prime candidates to potentially support life. They are very likely to be rocky, and orbit in the conservative estimates for the habitable zones of their host stars. It is important to note that just because these planets are in the habitable zone, it does not necessarily mean they are home to lifeforms. Further observations will be needed to determine this for sure. Feb 21, 2017
SpaceX launch rocket to International Space Station with ease Play

SpaceX launch rocket to International Space Station with ease

A SpaceX Dragon craft made a successful launch on 19 February carrying supplies to the International Space Station. The first mission by Elon Musks company, since a test rocket exploded on the launch pad in September 2016 at Cape Canaveral, went smoothly despite being somewhat delayed. Feb 20, 2017
Giant plankton-eating sharks swim south in the winter Play

Giant plankton-eating sharks swim south in the winter

Plankton-eating basking shark can reach lengths of up to 12 metres, making it the largest fish in British waters. In the largest study to date, scientists have tracked down its movements during the winter, showing a number of sharks swim south, and spend the season in the sun, off the coasts of Spain, Portugal and North Africa. Feb 20, 2017
Freak weather storm kills two in California Play

Freak weather storm kills two in California

Heavy rainfall and strong winds have led to the evacuation of 100 homes in California. The severe storm caused California’s heaviest rainfall in six years. The latest storm follows months of wet weather in the state, ending a drought that began in 2011. Feb 18, 2017