Discovery

July 16, 2016

A DARK REGION IS GROWING EERILY ON THE SUN’S SURFACE

NASA has spotted an enormous black blotch growing on the surface of the Sun. It looks eerie, but this dark region is nothing to fear, though […]
July 15, 2016

Who’s Out There?—Oxygen Producers?

Final proof may soon be found, proof that we are not alone in this universe. What proof? A biosignature gas? The problem with many proofs is that […]
July 15, 2016

NASA seeking ideas for use of space station docking port

SAN DIEGO — As two companies move forward with plans to develop commercial modules for use on the International Space Station as precursors to independent space […]
July 13, 2016

New dwarf planet with 'eccentric' orbit unexpectedly discovered by astronomers

Large, looping orbit takes dwarf planet 700 years to travel around the sun A team of astronomers has discovered a new dwarf planet, and they weren’t even […]
July 13, 2016

THE JUNO SPACECRAFT SENT BACK ITS FIRST POSTCARD FROM JUPITER'S ORBIT

NASA’s Juno spacecraft arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, to much fanfare and celebration. However, just like the many Americans grilling burgers and hotdogs, Juno […]
July 12, 2016

A SUPERNOVA MIGHT HAVE ABETTED A MASS EXTINCTION ON EARTH

IT WOULD HAVE SLAMMED THE PLANET WITH COSMIC RADIATION SEVERAL MILLION YEARS AGO An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role […]
July 11, 2016

Astronauts Losing Their Vision Due To Lack Of Gravity

Astronauts are meant to be not just the most intelligent people, but also some of the most physically fit. With the demands of missions in the […]
July 10, 2016

The Apollo 11 guidance computer code is now available on Github

The system responsible for the first moon landing is now readily available online, after an enterprising former NASA intern uploaded the Apollo Guidance Computer code to Github this […]
July 8, 2016

THIS COULD BE THE STRANGEST EXOPLANET FOUND YET

Imagine a planet, like Jupiter, but four times heavier. And it’s got a huge orbit, maybe twice as wide as Pluto’s. Oh, and it has three […]