Saturday, March 10, 2018

MAR 10, 2018 - 1:00 PM EDT - 10 SPACE & SCIENCE, 6 PHOTOS & 7 VIDEOS

*"'Mother of Hubble' Nancy Grace Roman Led the Way for Women in 


By Nola Taylor Redd,, contributor. March 8, 2018, 02:01 pm ET.

"Nancy Grace Roman was the first chief of astronomy in the Office of Space 

Science at NASA Headquarters, and she helped fight for what would become the 

Hubble Space Telescope."

Credit: NASA/Kepler Team.

*"Can (and Should) the Northern White Rhino Be Saved?"

By Stephanie Pappas,, contributor. March 9, 2018, 02:49 

pm ET.

"Head caretaker Mohammed Doyo feeds Sudan, the last male northern white 

rhino left on the planet, on June 12, 2015. Sudan lives in a 10-acre enclosure at 

Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, where he is protected from poachers 24 hours a 

day by armed guards."

Credit: The Washington Post via Getty Images.

*"This Stadium-Size Asteroid Just Zipped Safely by Earth (Video)."

By Tariq Malik,, Managing Editor. March 7, 2018, 06:17 pm ET.

"An asteroid the size of a sports stadium zoomed close by Earth Wednesday 

(March 7), and eagle-eyed stargazers captured the whole thing on camera. The 

asteroid won't be back again until 2026, according to NASA."

*"Russian Gov't Says Not to Worry About These 54 Severed Human Hands 

Found in Siberia."

By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer. March 9, 2018, 08:43 

am ET.

"Macabre bag containing 27 pairs of human hands found in bag on Amur River 

island. Mystery over who the hands belonged to, when they were chopped off, 

and why." 

*"Giant Alien Planet May Lurk Inside Star's Lopsided Dust Structure."

By Elizabeth Howell,, contributor. March 9, 2018, 06:52 am ET.

"A huge, complicated dust structure 150 billion miles across surrounds the 

young star HR 4796A, as seen in this view from the Hubble Space Telescope."

Credit: G. Schneider (Univ. of Arizona)/NASA/ESA.

*"Brilliant Fireball Lights Up the Sky Over Washington."

By Mike Wall,, Senior Writer. March 9, 2018, 02:04 pm ET.

"A space rock slammed into Earth's atmosphere over the Pacific Northwest on 

Wednesday night (March 7), putting on a brief but brilliant sky show, according 

to media reports."

*"San Francisco's Airport is Sinking into the Bay.

By Tia Ghose, Associate Editor, March 7, 2018, 02:00 pm 


"San Francisco International Airport is one of the areas at highest risk of flooding 

due to land subsidence and rising seas. Up to half of the runways and taxiways at 

the airport could be underwater by 2100, new research suggests."

Credit: Calbookaddict at English Wikipedia.

*"Yep, the Earth Is Still Round, Neil deGrasse Tyson Says. "Cosmos" host and 

astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson recently shot down the ideas of anyone who 

still thinks the Earth is flat. In a new YouTube video on the scientist's StarTalk 

channel, he used examples ranging from space observations to ancient Greek 

experiments in a conversation with stand-up comedian Chuck Nice."

By Elizabeth Howell,, Contributor. March 10, 2018, 08:19 am ET.

*"Here's a Lion Getting a CAT Scan. A big cat just got a CAT scan.

Veterinary staff scanned the cat, a 14-year-old African lion named Tomo, to look 

at the extent of a fungal infection in the big guy's gums, according to a 

statement from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio."

By Sara G. Miller, Health Editor. March 9, 2018, 01:15 pm 


"Tomo in the CAT scan machine."

Credit: Grahm S. Jones/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

*"This Is One of the Tiniest Ancient Birds, and It Lived Alongside Giant 

Dinosaurs. About 127 million years ago, tiny birds the size of grasshoppers lived 

alongside some of the biggest animals to walk the Earth, including the long-

necked sauropods, a new study finds."

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer. March 5, 2018, 02:49 pm 


"In this illustration, you can see that this ancient, teeny-tiny bird was about the 

size of a grasshopper."

Credit: Raúl Martín.

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