Discovery

December 23, 2017

NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless, who died Thursday, gave us one of the best space photos ever

An astronaut floats alone with the blackness of space behind him and the bright blue limb of the Earth below. He’s untethered with nothing but a […]
December 23, 2017

Elon Musk shows off the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX will send beyond Mars

Eat your heart out, Ludicrous mode Weeks after announcing that he plans to send an original Tesla Roadster to space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk has […]
December 22, 2017

Cosmic Watch – A Time Traveller’s Delight

Since I was a child I have always been fascinated with the Cosmos and how things move in the universe. Trying to visualize how the Earth, […]
December 21, 2017

Haunted Again: Skull-Faced ‘Halloween Asteroid’ Returns in 2018

Astronomers will soon get another look at the big, ghoulishly weird space rock that buzzed Earth on Halloween three years ago. The roughly 2,100-foot-wide (640 meters) Halloween […]
December 19, 2017

Blue Origin a year away from crewed New Shepard flights

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — After carrying out a successful test flight of a new version of its New Shepard suborbital spacecraft, a Blue Origin executive said Dec. […]
December 18, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Geologic Features Favoring Exolife

With high hopes for Kepler 1625b, David Kipping at Columbia University has been busy looking for moons of exoplanets (Science News, 10/14/17). He makes the case […]
December 17, 2017

New Data From Mars Further Dampens Prospects for Life Around Red Dwarf Stars

Habitability on planets orbiting a star that is cooler and dimmer than our sun appears to be much less likely than previously thought, according to a […]
December 16, 2017

Weightlessness and Its Effect on Astronauts

The sensation of weightlessness, or zero gravity, happens when the effects of gravity are not felt. Technically speaking, gravity does exist everywhere in the universe because […]
December 15, 2017

Deep Space and 3D Printing: What Does the Future Hold?

3D printers are becoming more popular and have more innovative improvements due to their wide use among hobbyist, dentist, jewelers, and now aerospace at the International […]