Science News round up – January 2016.

I can’t believe that January is over already, 2016 is well underway. Here are just a few stories that made the science headlines this month:

planet nine

Image source: Wiki Commons
  • And for some really BIG news, the biggest dinosaur fossil ever found, a Titanosaur, was unveiled at the American Museum of National History. For many of us not lucky enough to be able to attend in person, we got to see this spectacular species through our tv screens, documented by the wonderful Sir David Attenborough.
  • For the first time in 11 years, five planets have aligned in the morning skies: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn; Visible to the naked eye under the right conditions.
  • British astronaut, Tim Peake made history as he became the first UK representative to perform a space walk. He even tweeted a space walk selfie.

Tim Peake's selfie

I wonder what stories will unfold in February. Do you have any favourite science stories from the news this month?


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