Science

May 4, 2017

Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to send the first of its 4,425 super-fast internet satellites into space in 2019

Elon Musk‘s SpaceX plans to start launching satellites into orbit in 2019 to provide high-speed internet to Earth. In November, the company outlined plans to put […]
April 26, 2017

Whose is bigger? How all the Mars-bound rockets stack up

Like everything else in the 1960s, NASA’s Saturn V rocket set a mark for extreme. At 363 feet tall, with 7.5 million pounds of liftoff thrust, […]
April 25, 2017

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Today, during a phone call with astronaut Peggy Whitson on the International Space Station, President Trump joked that he hoped NASA would land astronauts on Mars […]
April 24, 2017

Mysteries of Crown-like Structures on Venus’ Surface Unveiled in New Study

On Venus, plumes of superheated rock from near the planet’s core may rise up intermittently, destroy patches of the planet’s surface and create unique crown-shaped geologic […]
April 21, 2017

A warp in space-time just gave us four views of one exploding star

Astronomers catch a galaxy magnifying and splitting the light from a supernova Although the night sky often seems so peaceful and still, a closer look reveals […]
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 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 […]
March 31, 2017

Success for SpaceX ‘re-usable rocket’

California‘s SpaceX company has successfully re-flown a segment from one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The first-stage booster, which was previously used on a mission 11 […]