With nine spacewalks to his name, NASA astronaut Mike Fincke aims to add one or two more on his next mission, launching later this year. A spacewalk is the most dangerous thing astronauts do, but it’s also incredibly rewarding.
“The only thing between you and the rest of the universe, seeing the whole cosmos of creation, is the glass faceplate of your visor on your helmet, and it’s just awe-inspiring,” Fincke said.
You can watch the SpaceX cargo resupply mission launch on June 3 at 1:29 p.m. ET.
Tasmanian devils are making a comeback after dying out more than 3,000 years ago in Australia.
Seven joeys, or baby Tasmanian devils, were recently born in the wild at a sanctuary in New South Wales.
Once they are grown, the little devils can actually help the environment, according to the researchers.
A long time ago…
In the 1960s, the skeletons of 61 humans dating back 13,400 years were recovered in what is now Sudan. The remains bore intense injuries sustained from spears and arrows.
This community of hunters, fishers and gatherers likely clashed with rival groups competing for food and other resources.
The changing climate toward the end of the last glacial maximum, when ice sheets covered much of the Northern Hemisphere, may have driven different groups to the Nile Valley. Trying to stay in the area likely brought on a lifetime of inescapable violence.
Venus is ready to put on a show after being obscured by the glare of the sun during much of winter and spring.
Seals are helping humans to understand how global warming affects one of the coldest places on Earth.
Antarctica is called “Earth’s thermostat” because scientists can use it to understand how the global climate is changing. But the inhospitably cold temperatures make it a tough place for humans to study in person. That’s why scientists are getting a little help from their friends: seals.
Here are other marvels that caught our eye this week:
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