Discovery

March 27, 2018

Why Is China’s Space Station Falling to Earth in the First Place?

Space trackers are watching the skies closely this week for the end of China’s Tiangong-1 space lab, which will likely fall back to Earth sometime during Easter […]
March 24, 2018

SpaceX launch last year punched huge, temporary hole in the ionosphere

Rocket launches act somewhat like a small volcano eruption. Contrary to popular belief, most of the time when a rocket launches, it does not go straight […]
March 21, 2018

These Are the New Experiments Heading to the International Space Station

NASA announced which new experiments will be sent to the space station aboard an upcoming SpaceX Dragon flight. The life sciences experiments on the next SpaceX […]
March 19, 2018

Deep-Space Radiation May Be Getting More Dangerous for Future Astronauts

“The radiation dose rates from measurements obtained over the last four years exceeded trends from previous solar cycles by at least 30 percent, showing that the […]
March 18, 2018

THE FIRST SPACEX BFR SHOULD MAKE ORBITAL LAUNCHES BY 2020

Elon Musk has a reputation for pushing the envelop and making bold declarations. In 2002, he founded SpaceX with the intention of making spaceflight affordable through […]
March 17, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Focusing On Chemicals

On the early Earth, marine aerosols could come in two sizes—bacterial and viral—which might have aided the transition from geochemistry to biochemistry, since they are “…energetically capable of […]
March 16, 2018

IF WE DO HEAR SIGNALS FROM ALIENS, THEY’RE PROBABLY LONG GONE

In 1961, famed astrophysics Frank Drake proposed a formula that came to be known as the Drake Equation. Based a series of factors, this equation sought to […]
March 15, 2018

NASA Twins Study Confirms Effects of Long-Term Space Flight

Scott Kelly spent 340 days aboard the International Space Station, while his twin, Mark, remained on Earth. The twins became NASA’s perfect nature versus nurture study. […]
March 14, 2018

Stephen Hawking dead at 76

Best-known theoretical physicist of his time wrote international bestseller A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his […]