Cain Hawkins

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Beef and Beer Stew With Herbs

There's nothing quite so warm and comforting on a cold winter's evening as a bowl of hearty stew simmering on the stovetop or woodstove. This beef …

Yes, You'll Need Those Crazy Glasses to Shoot the Upcoming Solar Eclipse

The first solar eclipse in almost a century will be visible across the entire United States on August 21 this year. That means if you’re looking to …

Solar Eclipse

Tracking Venus in 2016 and ’17

Looking for Venus? It’ll soon come into view in the west after sunset. This video tracks Venus from when it reappears again by mid-July, 2016 … to …

Researchers Have Increased The Distance at Which a Supernova Could Kill Us All

Space just got even deadlier.<p>Were you to look up in the sky roughly 2 million years ago you would have seen a star die in a spectacular blaze of …

Universe

Cassini Preps For Death Plunge Into Saturn And Sends Farewell Image Of Tiny Earth

The barely visible dot of our home could be perceived as an exoplanet from a faraway perspective.<p>As NASA’s amazing Cassini spacecraft takes on technological death-defying feats months before it goes into a final plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere, it continues to transmit images back to Earth of …

New Planet GJ 1132b Has Earth-like Atmosphere

Looking for some fresh real estate? Somewhere not too crowded, far away from the hustle and bustle of the big city? Well then look no further than GJ …

Astronomy

NASA Gets Last Close Look at This Eerie Alien Moon

After a poignant farewell flyby of Saturn’s largest moon, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is on a collision course with the ringed planet itself.<p>On April 21, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft paid its final visit to Saturn’s largest moon, swooping roughly 600 miles above Titan’s haze-wrapped surface.<p>This last …

Ask Ethan: What's The Deal With The Speed Of Light?

Nothing in the Universe can move faster than the speed of light in vacuum. 299,792,458 meters per second. If you’re a massive particle, you can only approach — but never reach — that speed; if you’re a massless particle, you are compelled to always travel at exactly that speed so long as you’re …

China Reveals That a Massive Alien Outpost and Mining Facility is Operating on the Moon

Ever wondered why no one has set foot on the Moon for decades? And why there’s no permanent outpost already established there? Is it because the Moon …

A Japanese astronaut tweeted these incredible photos from the International Space Station

Over the last few months, the Japanese astronaut has been documenting his time in space by tweeting gorgeous photos of Earth, its sunrises, and the lights of cities as night.<p>We may not be able to fly through space with Kimiya, but at least we can share his view through the magic of the Internet!

Why aren’t astronauts blown away on space walks?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: I watched a space walk today. If the space craft needs to orbit at 17000 mph, how come there seems to be no effect on the astronauts?</i> <i>Answer by Robert Frost, instructor and flight controller at NASA.</i><p>Imagine you are on a passenger airplane, say a Boeing 777 …

Space Exploration

Jeff Bezos' private spaceflight company is building a monster engine that'll launch the business to new heights

Blue Origin is the private spaceflight company owned by ambitious billionaire and Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos.<p>In late November, the company successfully flew its New Shepard spaceflight vehicle, which is powered by BE-3 engines.<p>Upon ignition, each BE-3 engine generates 110,000 pounds of thrust — the …

New Horizons probe beams back sharpest ever images of Pluto

Pictures taken during historic flyby of dwarf planet show details of mountains, craters and ice fields on its surface<p>Nasa’s New Horizons spacecraft has returned the sharpest pictures of Pluto to date, taken during the probe’s historic flyby of the dwarf planet in July.<p>The images released by the US …

How Big is the Universe?

As technology has evolved, astronomers are able to look back in time to the moments just after the Big Bang. This might seem to imply that the entire …