Science

August 8, 2019

Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun

When Israel’s privately funded Beresheet spacecraft crashed into the lunar surface on April 11, at least one component may have survived relatively unscathed—an archive of human culture […]
August 7, 2019

Rodent astronauts suggest trips to Mars will make us anxious, forgetful, and afraid

Our brains might experience similar struggles in space radiation. Human bodies evolved to live on Earth, so it’s not surprising that space throws us for a […]
August 4, 2019

If Aliens Are Flashing Laser Beams at Us, We Now Have a Way to Detect Them

Welcome to Project Veritas. Are aliens using super powerful flashlights to get our attention? Astronomers think there’s a chance they are. Since the invention of the […]
August 3, 2019

A Tiny Chinese Lunar Orbiter Just Crashed on the Moon’s Far Side (on Purpose)

Longjiang-2 outlived its planned one-year design life. China’s tiny lunar orbiter Longjiang-2, also known as DSLWP-B, crashed intentionally into the moon’s far side on July 31, according […]
August 2, 2019

It’s Good! Hubble Telescope Scores Big with Football-Shaped Alien Planet

WASP-121b is burning up at 4,600 degrees. Scientists scored a touchdown when they observed heavy metals escaping from the surface of a football-shaped exoplanet that’s way too hot […]
August 1, 2019

‘Snowball’ Planets Might Be Better Abodes for Life Than We Thought

Frozen worlds could still have patches of habitable land. Frozen alien worlds might be capable of supporting a greater diversity and complexity of life than previously […]
July 30, 2019

Watch SpaceX Rocket Break Sound Barrier Twice and Land in This Amazing Video

We see the landing from four different angles. Maybe you’ve gotten a bit blasé about rocket landings. SpaceX has pulled off more than 40 of them during orbital […]
July 28, 2019

This Newfound Alien Planet Has 3 Suns

Astronomers think they’ve spotted an alien planet with three suns on its horizon — but that still isn’t the most interesting thing about the strange new world’s sky. […]
July 24, 2019

Who’s Out There–The Santa Fe Institute

The Santa Fe Institute is well-known for bringing together experts from diverse fields to tackle difficult problems. They love best, I suspect, to seek answers to […]