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September 23, 2016

THIS IS HOW ORION ASTRONAUTS MIGHT PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM RADIATION STORMS

Everyone needs a good backup plan. Especially when you’re hurtling through deep space months away from home in a small enclosed area with several other people. […]
September 22, 2016

Scientists finally figured out the source of this bizarre, glowing space ‘blob’

The blob is one of the biggest and most mysterious objects in our universe. Discovered 16 years ago by researchers at Cal Tech‘s Palomar Observatory, the gargantuan […]
September 21, 2016

NEW EXHIBIT USES AUGMENTED REALITY TO SEND YOU TO MARS

Earlier this summer, a busload of kids used virtual reality to take a ride on Mars. Now, a new exhibit (and HoloLens headsets) gives visitors a chance to […]
September 19, 2016

Luxury Space Lab: Chinese Astronauts Get an Upgrade in Space

Will China be the next space giant? Although it is still far before it can be confirmed, China has proven that they have the means to […]
September 18, 2016

This NASA Booster Test Is Soothing to Watch

In this oddly soothing video NASA uploaded yesterday, the space administration tests a booster rocket, a version of which will be used in its new Mars-bound Space […]
September 17, 2016

This Gallery Is Selling Vintage NASA Photos Like High Art

NASA produced these prints for science or souvenirs. Now, they’re objets d’art that sell for thousands. If you were a visiting dignitary to the U.S. in […]
September 16, 2016

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? The Insight Mission

So, You’re Still Interested In Astronomy? Hello again. Last time out, we looked at 10 factors that showed how diverse our own Solar System is. This […]
September 15, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Life May Be Rare After All

I’ve been reading THE VITAL QUESTION by Nick Lane, New York, W. W. Norton, 2015. In this book author Nick Lane, biochemist at University College, London, defines […]
September 15, 2016

CHINA PLANS TO LAUNCH A LIVE-IN SPACE LAB TOMORROW

TIANGONG-2 WILL BE HOME TO TWO ASTRONAUTS FOR 30 DAYS In 2011, Congress ruled that China is not allowed on the International Space Station because of […]