Derrick Hargesheimer

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The dwarf planet Ceres is mysteriously missing a bunch of craters

Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, should be riddled with craters. But when NASA's Dawn spacecraft started orbiting the dwarf planet last year, scientists were surprised to find it was relatively smooth. In a study published Tuesday in Nature Communications, …

Astronomy

Lasers from Stephen Hawking's 'Starshot' mission could get to Mars in 30 minutes

However, well before this project begins an interstellar journey, it could launch interplanetary missions to explore mysterious corners of our solar system — these lasers could drive "space-chips" to Mars in roughly 30 minutes, researchers say.<p>The Breakthrough Starshot initiative aims to use a huge …

Why Interstellar Travel Has Suddenly Become a Realistic Goal

It takes a bold person to declare that interstellar travel is now within our grasp. Physicist Stephen Hawking has shown that he is just that, taking …

Massive solar storm would pose considerable dangers – are we ready?

Across the globe, the scientific community and governmental bodies are preparing for the threat posed by the potential of a massive geomagnetic solar …

Neanderthal Y Chromosome Not Seen in Men

The disappearance of the Neanderthal Y chromosome from modern humans may be due to genetic incompatibilities that led to miscarriages, suggests the …

Mars will be awesome in 2016

All the news you can fit into outer space LIVE on Slooh.com Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. ET (1530 UTC). Or watch right here!<p>EarthSky News with …

Videos reveal the amazing lives of leafcutter ants, nature's underground farmers

Leafcutter ants march in two rows along the rainforest floor, carrying pieces of leaves back to their nest. It's a striking operation above ground, but the story doesn't stop there.<p>Underground, the ants tend small fungal gardens and perform specialized tasks with shrewd efficiency, according to a …

If you’re pro-science, you should be pro-Europe

Today sees the launch of Cambridge for Europe, a grassroots organisation to promote the benefits of EU membership in and around Cambridge.<p>I don’t think we’ll have too hard a task: the good people of Cambridge are strongly in favour of continued membership of the EU. About a year ago, I debated this …

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