Fringe

February 28, 2018

The moon is getting its own 4G mobile phone network

In what is sure to make E.T. happy, the moon will get its first mobile phone network next year, reports Reuters. No, this is not a joke. Vodafone […]
February 18, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Danger?

In Scientific American January 2018, Steve Mirsky quotes a German astronomer saying that 14 years ago “…we would find E.T. within two dozen years.” That person […]
February 14, 2018

This Website Lets You Track Elon Musk’s Sports Car Through Space

Last Tuesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made history when he launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket since the Saturn V took Apollo astronauts to the […]
February 12, 2018

Waste Not! Future Astronauts Might Turn Feces Into Food

Penn State researchers have developed a method for breaking down human waste and turning it into a Nutella-like spread that might be consumed by astronauts. Future […]
February 11, 2018

‘Oumuamua: ‘space cigar’s’ tumble hints at violent past

The space interloper ‘Oumuamua is spinning chaotically and will carry on doing so for more than a billion years. That is the conclusion of new Belfast […]
February 10, 2018

Dust, meteorites, cosmic rays and everything else currently destroying the Tesla in space

This probably isn’t covered under Elon Musk’s warranty… Thanks to the successful Falcon Heavy launch on Tuesday, SpaceX shot a midnight cherry-red Tesla Roadster into space, with the […]
January 16, 2018

How I discovered the origins of the cigar-shaped alien ‘asteroid’ ‘Oumuamua

One of the highlights of 2017 was the discovery of the first object in our solar system that definitely came from somewhere else. At first we […]
January 14, 2018

Who’s Out There?—Anyone In Our Solar System?

In the article “Mission Debriefing” by Cassie Martin (Science News Dec.13/Jan.6, page 31), the author summarizes new findings of six missions in our solar system. Here’s […]
January 11, 2018

Scientists closer to unveiling source of mysterious bursts from distant object

An object is producing multiple short, powerful, fast radio bursts, but scientists don’t know why In a galaxy three billion light-years from Earth is a peculiar […]