Fringe

August 6, 2016

SCIENTISTS IN THE DARK OVER YEARS-LONG DIMMING OF 'ALIEN MEGASTRUCTURE STAR'

THIS STAR IS BREAKING ALL THE RULES The star KIC 8463853 has a dark secret. Literally. In 2011 and 2013, the light from this star plummeted by […]
August 1, 2016

NASA launches probe to investigate huge asteroid it fears could one day hit Earth

The space ageny plans to collect samples from the giant space rock to find out the risk it poses The space rock is due to pass […]
July 31, 2016

Europe's space agency will beam your message to Polaris

The interstellar message in a bottle will travel 434 light-years away. The European Space Agency (ESA) is collecting messages from people around the world to send to a […]
July 29, 2016

WHY NASA ASTRONAUTS JUST SPENT A WEEK LIVING IN A CAVE

We tend to think of space as the final frontier, full of new and exciting worlds to explore. As such, it’s easy to forget there are […]
July 28, 2016

Jupiter's great red spot is mysteriously hot

AND MAY BE GENERATING HEAT IN THE PLANET’S ATMOSPHERE Jupiter’s most distinctive feature is so hot right now. In a paper published in Nature today, researchers have found that the […]
July 26, 2016

VIBRATING BOOTS COULD HELP ASTRONAUTS STAY ON THEIR FEET

Walking on the surface of Mars, where the gravity is one-third of Earth’s, won’t be easy. If you dumped a wheelbarrow of rocks into a bounce-house, […]
July 25, 2016

4 Next-Gen Materials That Could Save Us All

Next-gen materials represent major scientific breakthroughs in materials science. Though companies like E-Plas are already using advanced plastics in industrial applications, science marches ever onward. In […]
July 19, 2016

ASTRONAUTS COULD GET RIPPED ON THEIR WAY TO MARS

Spending six to nine months hurtling toward Mars in a 316-cubic-foot capsule would be ample excuse to skip a workout for most people.   But astronauts […]
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 […]