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Scientific discovery changes how we view the moon

Most of our readers probably think of the moon as a circle, or perhaps as a "big pizza pie" as one song puts it. Researchers have now found that it is actually shaped like a lemon.

Siberian team finds evidence that most dinosaurs had feathers

According to a paper published by Russian researchers, our understanding of dinosaur tissues is wrong. Feathers may have possibly been a part of many body structures during that era.

Scientists discover massive earth-like planet

A recent news release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center announced the discovery of a planet similar to but massively larger than the earth. This amazing find is shaking up the scientific world.

Photo essay: Top 10 new species for 2014

An appealing carnivorous mammal, a 12-meter-tall tree that has been hiding in plain sight and a sea anemone that lives under an Antarctic glacier are among the species identified as the most interesting "new finds" discovered last year.

Astronomers ring in startling asteroid find

Paris - Astonished astronomers said Wednesday they had found rings around an asteroid, the smallest object known to have this feature and only the fifth after Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.The twin rings around a rock called Chariklo were spotted in June...

Discovery chairman Hendricks to retire from board

John Hendricks, the founder of Discovery Communications Inc, will retire as the media company's chairman and from its board in May, Discovery announced on Thursday.

Review: ‘Canopy’ is a silent triumph Special

In ‘Canopy,’ an Australian fighter pilot is shot down over Singapore during WWII and unites with a Chinese soldier to survive.

Olinguito, the newest animal discovery

Olinguito has a long tail, orange fur and big eyes and is said to resemble a cross between a domestic cat and a teddy bear. Olingutio happens to be the newest mammal and the first carnivore discovered in the Americas in the last 35 years.

AT&T buys Verizon Wireless spectrum for $1.9 billion

Wireless mobile phone service provider AT&T is making a very big investment, $1.9 billion to be exact. This deal takes place with the biggest network providers by subscriber - Verizon Wireless.

First fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen found

Odense - In something of a fairy tale situation, the handwritten book lost for decades in a dusty box in the Danish National Archives, which experts claim is the writer's "first fairy tale", has been found.

Rarest whale seen for first time ever, but not in the sea

The spade-toothed beaked whale is a marine mammal that has eluded the witness of mankind in the vast, deep waters of the ocean for all of its history. But with the discovery of not one, but two full bodies of these animals more about them will be known.

New Gaga fern genus named after mega pop star

Durham - When a scientist discovered a new genus of ferns, which is described as having a “somewhat fluid definitions of gender", she decided to name her new discovery "Gaga".

Shuttle Enterprise takes flight today to N.Y.C.

New York - Shuttle Enterprise is set to take flight today from the Washington D.C. metro area to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

NASA officials delay shuttle Enterprise flight to New York City

On Mon. shuttle Enterprise was scheduled to fly from Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. to New York City's John F. Kennedy airport. This flight has been delayed due to possible rain.

TopFinds: Trump's visit to Toronto, Discovery shuttle's last trip

The Donald comes to Toronto to cut the ribbon of his new tower downtown. The Discovery shuttle returns to its final resting place. Who made a real-life Star Trek Tricorder? These are the top stories on DigitalJournal.com.

Discovery arrives at Air & Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center Special

Chantilly - Today Space Shuttle Discovery completed its final voyage as it now embarks upon its next mission. This morning the space shuttle arrived at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va.

Space Shuttle Discovery surprises region with multiple fly-overs Special

Chantilly - Space Shuttle Discovery arrived this morning to a safe landing at Dulles International Airport. All morning spectators in the Washington D.C. area were awaiting Discovery's arrival from Florida.

Video: Space Shuttle Discovery flies final mission

The Space Shuttle Discovery has just made its last flight over the U.S.A on its way to its new home at the National Air and Space Museum.

Space Shuttle Discovery gets ready for trip to Washington-Dulles

Chantilly - Fairfax County is getting ready to welcome Space Shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, located at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Va.

Smithsonian announces plans to celebrate the arrival of Discovery

Chantilly - After a period of speculation, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum has announced the details for the festivities surrounding the arrival of the space shuttle Discovery in Northern Virginia.

NASA finds cocaine at Kennedy Space Center

Cape Canaveral - NASA has reported the discovery of a small bag of cocaine at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. An official investigation has been launched by the Inspector General's office to determine who brought the drugs onto the government owned facility.

Discovery retired after perfect mission

Discovery landed for the last time today after blasting off February 24 carrying supplies to the International Space Station. The shuttle will be sent to a museum.

Discovery blasts off one last time

Cape Canaveral - Space shuttle Discovery was successfully launched for the last time from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4:53 p.m. EST on Feb. 24.

Discovery's 'Cash Cab' rolls into Chicago for Valentine's debut

Chicago - Tonight, February 14, the Discovery Channel is rolling it's disco-themed cab into a new city along with a new host, but the same trivial questions.

Pre-Inca tomb discovered in Peru

Lima - A 1,200-year-old royal tomb belonging to the pre-Inca Sican Culture has been discovered in Peru’s coastal Lambayeque region, according to the director of the Las Ventanas archaeological dig.

Celtic noble's tomb discovery is a 'milestone of archaeology'

Stuttgart - Scientists have discovered a 2,600 year-old aristocratic burial, likely of a Celtic noblewoman, at the hill fort site of Heuneburg in southern Germany. The discovery has been described as a “milestone” in the study of Celtic culture.

First planet originating from outside the Milky Way discovered

Astronomers using a telescope in Chile have discovered the first planet that originated from outside our galaxy, the Milky Way.

NASA to discuss today the discovery of an exceptional object

Washington - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will hold a press conference today at 12:30 EST to discuss the discovery of an exceptional object in the Earth's cosmic neighborhood.

Google logo celebrates the discovery of X-rays

If you're wondering about today's Google logo, it's in honor of the 115th anniversary of the discovery of X-ray radiation. The twin 'O's in the Google logo, an animated GIF, pulse gently with a radioactive glow.

NASA's human-like Robonaut to join Space Station crew

Houston - NASA has announced a delay for Discovery's liftoff to the International Space Station but it's not just the team of six astronauts who are experiencing the three week wait. They will be joined by a Robonaut who will stay packed in a box until launch day.
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Space Shuttle Discovery now calls Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center home
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Space shuttle Discovery's liftoff from Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on a picturesque, warm, late February afternoon was witnessed by news media representatives near the countdown clock at the Press Site. Launch of the STS-133 mission was at 4:53 p.m. EST on Feb. 24.
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Astronauts Ken Cockrell and Bob Zimmermann stop to talk with visitors
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Enterprise and Discovery come nose-to-nose, a historical event
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Space Shuttle Discovery on one of several fly-overs the morning of Apr. 17  2012
Space Shuttle Discovery on one of several fly-overs the morning of Apr. 17, 2012
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Excited crowd at Welcome Discovery! on Apr. 19, 2012
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Space Shuttle Discovery reaches its new home at the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Smithsoni...
Space Shuttle Discovery reaches its new home at the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center
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Space Shuttle Discovery comes into view. You can see the accompanying plane off to the left
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During the STS-131 mission's first spacewalk, which lasted about 6.5 hours, NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio helped move a new 1,700-pound ammonia tank from space shuttle Discovery's cargo bay to a temporary parking place on the station, retrieved an experiment from the Japanese Kibo Laboratory exposed facility and replaced a Rate Gyro Assembly on one of the truss segments.
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People excitedly lined up in anticipation of Space Shuttle Discovery's arrival to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on Apr. 19, 2012
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