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April 23, 2014

How Many Moons Does Venus Have?

There are dozens upon dozens of moons in the Solar System, ranging from airless worlds like Earth’s Moon to those with an atmosphere (most notably, Saturn’s Titan). […]
April 20, 2014

The Four Funniest Robots in Sci-Fi

Intelligent robots are one of the most common tropes in sci-fi, simply because it’s interesting to think about what a human relationship could be to a […]
April 19, 2014

NASA spacecraft LADEE crashes into the moon

NASA’s robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that the moon-orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon as […]
April 15, 2014

Who’s Out There? Tiny RNA Critters?

The recent discovery of different types of RNA may soon give us new treatments for viral infections like Hepatitis C and Ebola virus. It also strengthens […]
April 14, 2014

For 'Cosmos' Host Neil deGrasse Tyson, TV Filming an Otherworldly Experience

NEW YORK — Filming “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” was a brand-new experience for the TV show’s host. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson had made television appearances before […]
April 10, 2014

What are the different flight suits astronauts wear?

Consider an astronaut who comes back from a mission without any tell-tale signs. Think of a suit that can protect him in temperatures as low as […]
April 8, 2014

Space Foods Across the World

For astronauts on orbital missions, living in space for extended periods presents many logistical challenges. One of the most basic involve, well, one of the basic […]
April 3, 2014

So – you’re still interested in astronomy? Neptune

Hello again. If you remember, last time we took a look at 10 things you wanted to know about Jupiter. This time, I thought it would […]
April 1, 2014

How Orson Welles Made the Martians Invade

On October 30, 1938, a twenty-three-year-old actor convinced thousands of otherwise-rational Americans that the end of the world as they knew it was approaching. An apparent […]