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December 11, 2015

This NASA engineer has all kinds of insight into the real science of 'Star Wars'

If you want to build the massive Death Star seen in the movie “Star Wars,” you may want to talk to Brian Muirhead, the chief engineer at […]
September 29, 2015

5 Degrees to Consider for an Exciting Career in Astrophysics

By now, you know that astrophysics works with more than just stars, but you still love it. You could not imagine doing anything else with your […]
September 26, 2015

'Mars mystery solved': Nasa prompts speculation with promise of major announcement

Conjecture over US space agency’s planned announcement focuses on possibility of water on the Red Planet Nasa is making big promises for Monday, saying it will […]
August 17, 2015

Young 'alien Jupiter' planet discovered

A planet 100 light-years away resembles an infant version of Jupiter, astronomers say. The new world, known as 51 Eridani b, is only 20 million years […]
January 22, 2014

NASA Sends 800 Ants To ISS, ‘Ants In Space’

Rather than being the title of a classic cult horror movie, “Ants in Space” is actually the name of a NASA program aimed at establishing a […]
December 29, 2013

Astronaut on spacewalk tweets the ultimate portrait

NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins, who holds a masters degree in aerospace engineering from Stanford University, tweeted the ultimate portrait taken while he was on a spacewalk […]
June 20, 2013

Sally Ride: First American Woman In Space

One of six women selected in NASA’s 1978 astronaut class, Sally Ride was the first of them to fly. When she rode aboard the space shuttle […]
May 1, 2013

Teensy alien-looking skeleton from Chile poses a medical mystery

A teensy skeleton with a squashed alienlike head may have earthly origins — but the remains, found in Chile‘s Atacama Desert a decade ago, do make for […]