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Stephen Hawking's Flight to Space Is His “Ultimate Ambition”

Stephen Hawking’s happiest moment was the birth of his first child. But the celebrated theoretical physicist says that the new experience he’s most …

Space Travel

hundreds of delicate cobweb structures make up the HERA telescope

may 02, 2018<p>at the drone racing league (DRL) headquarters in manhattan, ryan gury, sat in front of me with a little, polygon drone beside him.<p>at the …

ExoMars landing sites to narrow to final two

20 March 2017<p><b>On Monday 27 March, the 4th ExoMars Landing Site Selection Workshop will take place at the European Space Research and Technology Centre</b> …

Mass Effect: Andromeda review: Satisfying space exploratory itches

A once green planet is burning in the black of space, its atmosphere corroding further with every cycle of the sun. The occupants are troubled, …

Diego Costa

International Space Station spacewalkers have the best views.

Imagine his fitness tracker. When European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet steps outside the International Space Station for a spacewalk, he is …

Earth's original crust found in Canada

Part of the planet’s original crust has been unearthed in Quebec, researchers Jonathan O'Neil and Richard Carlson announce in a study published in <i>Science</i>. Formed 4.3 billion years ago, the chunks of ancient crust were found embedded in granite that dates back 2.7 billion years near Hudson Bay.<p>Per …

Stem Cells Grown In Space Could Be Used To Treat Diseases Back On Earth

Stem cells, which have the potential to develop into any kind of specialized cells, have an untold therapeutic potential, and can — if properly …

Chunk of Earth’s 4.3-billion-year-old crust discovered in North America

Earth is just shy of 4.6 billion years old and roughly a couple hundred million years after it was born, the planetary blob began to cool enough for …

Catch Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák At Its Best

Comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák glows green (left) and shows its true coma and just the hint of a stubby tail in the negative (red) image (right) …

Travel Tips From a Real Space Tourist: Get Ready to Feel Awful

One of the first tourists to travel in outer space can be a bit of a buzzkill. Sure, he loved every minute—even if he was physically miserable part …

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during …

Space view of Earth's magnetic rocks

<b>It is the best depiction yet of the magnetism retained in Earth's rocks, as viewed from space.</b><p>The map was constructed using data from Europe’s current Swarm mission, combined with legacy information from a forerunner satellite called Champ.<p>Variations as small as 250km across are detectable.<p>Clearly …

A Resolution

Photojournal: PIA20526<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft zoomed in on a portion of Saturn's Cassini Division, between the A and B rings, revealing narrow, …

'Asteroid hunters' search for space rocks that could collide with Earth

Millions of rocky and metallic leftovers from the formation of the universe orbit the same sun that we do, many of them found between Mars and …

China Wants to Land Rockets Like SpaceX, but With Parachutes

The most populous country in the world is starting to take rocketry lessons from the hottest space company in the world. China will begin developing …

Space Travel

Eye Opening Numbers On Space Debris

Orbital debris, otherwise known as “space junk”, is a major concern. This massive cloud that orbits the Earth is the result of the many satellites, …

Here's What a Flyby of Mars Might Look Like

Cobbled together from thousands of hi-res NASA images.<p>The goal of a human mission to Mars remains in President Trump's budget, and Elon Musk's SpaceX is actively studying potential landing sites on the fourth planet. But until humans get to the Red Planet, Finnish filmmaker Jan Frodjman has …

Donald Trump

Should We Have 100+ Planets in Our Solar System?

Under a size cutoff of 10,000 kilometers, there are two planets, 18 or 19 moons, 1 or 2 asteroids, and 87 trans-Neptunian objects, most of which do …

7 Earth-sized worlds? What we really see

A reality check from astrophysicist Brian Koberlein on what we actually see of the 7 recently discovered Earth-sized planets orbiting the star …

Universe

…what is time…

“… the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Einstein<p>From the earth observer’s position in space, …

Watch this guy build a massive solar system in the desert

The vastness of space is almost too mind-boggling for the human brain to comprehend. In order to accurately illustrate our place in the universe, one …

Astronaut Stephen Hawking? Richard Branson Is Bringing Famous Physicist To Space

Stephen Hawking could soon become an astronaut. Hawking told Piers Morgan on "Good Morning Britain" that Richard Branson offered to take the …

7 Things to Know about Andromeda If You're a Mass Effect Newbie

Like aliens who have four spare testicles.<p>If you’ve never played a Mass Effect game before, don't worry about it. You don’t need to know a shepherd …

'Pokémon Stars' Nintendo Switch Release Date: GameFreak is hiring for a new "console" game

The <i>Pokémon Stars</i> release date goes unknown to those outside of the Pokémon Company and GameFreak, but clues are starting to leak out.<p>The release of …

The many-tentacled galaxy that could drive a physics revolution

Just beyond the Local Group of galaxies that surround our Milky Way, where our map of the cosmos once plunged off an edge and into the unknown, lurks …

These moon and planet lamps will make you feel as though you’re sleeping in outer space

<b>As children, many of us stuck glow-in-the dark stars on our ceilings to make us feel as though we were sleeping in outer space.</b><p>Now, there’s solar …

Astronomy

Shaq Really Really Believes the Earth Is Flat...And He's Not Alone

The earth is flat. It may sound like a nonsensical statement to many, but for some, it is the truth. Just days ago, basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal …

Flat Earth Society

Photo: Yosemite's view of the Milky Way and Andromeda

<b>Not one galaxy, but two, afforded by the pristine skies of Yosemite National Park.</b><p>Many of us have had the pleasure of viewing our very own galaxy, …

How to Prove to Yourself (or Shaq) the Earth Is Round

There’s a group of people who’ve lost trust in scientists, professors, academics, and pretty much anyone who is paid to establish and dispense facts. …