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April 18, 2017

Astronomers Capture the First ‘Image’ of the Dark Matter That Holds the Universe Together

Researchers have produced what they say is the first composite image of a dark matter filament that connects galaxies across the cosmos. For decades, scientists have […]
April 17, 2017

Who’s Out There?—Reviewing Astrobiology by David C. Catling

Astrobiology—a Very Short Introduction by David C. Catling, Oxford University Press, 2013 is one of several hundred titles in Oxford’s Very Short Introduction series. I hesitate […]
April 15, 2017

An Asteroid the Size of the Rock of Gibraltar Is Hurtling Toward Earth… but Don’t Worry

NASA says there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, but this will be a very close approach for an asteroid this […]
April 14, 2017

Saturn’s moon has just about everything you need to make life

Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus’ ocean with microbe food The results are back from the Cassini spacecraft’s closest encounter with Enceladus, and they’re good news for […]
April 13, 2017

Jeff Bezos: Blue Origin Passengers Can’t Use the Bathroom and Shouldn’t Barf

The Blue Origin founder and CEO says his company has no plans to install systems on New Shepard to deal with human waste during flight. COLORADO […]
April 12, 2017

Jupiter Now Has a ‘Great Cold Spot’ to Go With Its Great Red Spot

A new massive storm has been spotted in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere, and it’s considerably cooler than its blistering surroundings. With its massive size, enormous magnetic field […]
April 11, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Could Be 100-Percent Reusable by 2018, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX could begin launching completely reusable Falcon 9 rockets by the end of next year, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said. On March 30, a […]
April 9, 2017

First Female Space Station Commander Takes Helm Again: Watch Live Today

This morning (April 9), NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will become the first woman to twice command the International Space Station, taking command before three space fliers […]
April 6, 2017

NASA TV to Air Return of Space Station Crew Members to Earth April 10

Three crew members aboard the International Space Station are scheduled to depart the orbiting outpost Monday, April 10. Coverage of their departure and return to Earth […]