Monthly Archives: February 2016
A group of researchers at the University of California, investigates how to harness the power of light to get to Mars after a journey of just 3 days. It sounds like science fiction, but the technology could become reality, NASA scientists says.
It’s one of the most familiar places in the solar system, near 24 hour day-cycles, mountains, valleys even liquid water. With so much in common with Earth you’d think Mars could be a second home for the human race, but you’d be wrong!
Earlier this month, the news about a small asteroid coming close to Earth has caused controversy among the astronomical community.
Recently, astronomers have discovered a really large exoplanet, named K2-25b, in a nearby open star cluster, a discovery that could shed light on planetary evolution.
We’ve talked a lot about sending people to Mars, mostly because sending people to Mars would be really, really cool. But we also talk so much about it because a lot of people think that Mars is the next place humans will colonize.
NASA has just released unearthed recordings of the moment that the Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young heard mysterious sounds while flying around the far side of the moon 47 years ago (May 1969).
Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra x-ray Observatory to discover a powerful jet from a very distant supermassive black hole that is being illuminated by the oldest light in the universe.
For the first time, astronomers were able to analyze the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super Earths.
We’re big fans of Jupiter’s moon Europa. I mean, who wouldn’t be? It’s a weird-looking world with a bunch of crazy, colorful cracks, a thin atmosphere of oxygen, and probably a deep ocean of liquid water beneath its surface, too.
WE DETECTED GRAVITATIONAL WAVES…. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… two black holes collided in a fateful swirling waltz. Just like when you toss a rock into a pond and it creates ripples on the surface of the water, this collision sent ripples through the fabric of space time.