Discovery

March 18, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Stuck With Carbon

As a microbiologist (by training), I’ve been delighted with the recent interest Physics Today has taken in reporting current findings in biology. This trend reflects the […]
March 16, 2017

Astronomers just found a star orbiting a black hole at 1% the speed of light

Astronomers have just spotted a star whizzing around a vast black hole at about 2.5 times the distance between Earth and the Moon, and it takes […]
March 15, 2017

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin Plans Crewed Launch Within a Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The spaceflight company Blue Origin, which was founded by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, plans to launch its first crewed flight to suborbital space […]
March 13, 2017

NASA Will Create the Coldest Spot in the Known Universe Onboard the ISS

Have you ever been so cold you became a Bose-Einstein condensate? This summer, NASA scientists will create the chillest zone in the known universe inside of […]
March 12, 2017

NASA moving ahead with plans for cislunar human outpost

GREENBELT, Md. — Despite uncertainty about potential policy changes, NASA is pressing ahead with plans for a cislunar “gateway” outpost for future human missions, with decisions […]
March 11, 2017

Countdown to Mars

A look at the Mission’s fascinating numbers $300 billion Emirate Mars Mission is the anchor project of the UAE’s space industry. Space technology is an important […]
March 10, 2017

Could Mysterious Cosmic Light Flashes Be Powering Alien Spacecraft?

Bizarre flashes of cosmic light may actually be generated by advanced alien civilizations, as a way to accelerate interstellar spacecraft to tremendous speeds, a new study […]
March 9, 2017

So, You’re Still Interested in Astronomy? Three Steps to Mars.

Hello again. Last time out, we reminded ourselves of the increasing fascination the scientific community has with one of our closest neighbors – Mars. Plans are […]
March 8, 2017

Blue Origin’s next rocket may finally get sea legs

Simulation shows the New Glenn landing on a drone ship Just a day after revealing its shiny new engine, the BE-4, Blue Origin is showing off […]