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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Using Photonic Propulsion We Could Get to Mars In 3 Days

February 29, 2016 | 3

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. Read More

Colonize Mars: Can This Dream Come True?

February 27, 2016 | 1

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! Read More

NASA: Asteroid 2013 TX68 Cannot Impact Earth Over The Next Century

February 26, 2016 |

Earlier this month, the news about a small asteroid coming close to Earth has caused controversy among the astronomical community. Read More

K2-25b Exoplanet Could Help Us Learn More About Planets Evolution

February 26, 2016 |

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. Read More

NASA Planning To Send HAVOC Airships To Venus

February 25, 2016 |

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. Read More

NASA Releases Bizarre ‘Moon Music’ Heard by Apollo 10 Astronauts In 1969

February 23, 2016 |

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). Read More

What Does NASA Deep Space Network Do? What Is It?

February 22, 2016 | 1

Remember when we saw those really cool images of Pluto? How did the satellites send those to us all the way from space? Read More

Astronomers Spots Oldest Light in Universe, A Jet From A Distant Black Hole, Called B3 0727+409

February 20, 2016 | 1

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. Read More

Astronomers Just Analyzed Super-Earth Atmosphere And It’s Not Pretty

February 19, 2016 |

For the first time, astronomers were able to analyze the atmosphere of an exoplanet in the class known as super Earths. Read More

Why Gravitational Wave Discovery Matter?

February 19, 2016 |

Last week, a teeny, tiny, unimaginably small little blip made headlines everywhere. That blip was humanity’s first direct evidence of gravitational waves, and the whole world freaked out about it. Read More

Why Is It So Hard To Go To Europa?

February 18, 2016 | 4

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. Read More

Breakthrough Discovery: Scientists Have Finally Detected Gravitational Waves

February 12, 2016 |

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. Read More

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