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NASA Is Ready to Start Building Its Moon Station

Here’s why the moon is back in the picture.<p>It’s been 50 years since man first walked on the moon. In 2019, NASA will make its first big push to go …

NASA's planet-hunting satellite TESS launches

<b>(CNN) —</b> TESS, NASA's planet-hunting satellite, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:51 p.m. ET Wednesday. It had a 30-second launch window. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but rescheduled to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control …

Astronomy

The Massive Prize Luring Miners to the Stars

Osiris-Rex launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida in 2016. It has traveled over 1.3 billion kilometers since then, orbiting the sun for a year and …

Space

Nasa spacecraft reveals Jupiter's interior in unprecedented detail

Jupiter’s interior has been revealed in unprecedented detail in observations by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft that show it to be as strange and turbulent as the planet’s surface.<p>Despite extensive studies of Jupiter’s surface, including its distinctive dark and light bands and “great red spot”, little had …

Astronomy

The moon used to spin out of control, and it was pretty hardcore

When you look up at the moon, it’s hard to believe this mystical glowing orb floating among the stars was once in the throes of chaos.<p>The craters and …

Tesla motor designer explains Model 3’s transition to permanent magnet motor

Tesla made a significant change to its electric motor strategy with the introduction of the Model 3, switching from an AC induction motor to a permanent magnet motor.<p>Now, Tesla’s principal motor designer, Konstantinos Laskaris, explains the logic behind the move.<p>We recently reported on Laskaris …

NASA mission to asteroid ‘which could instantly crash world economy’

NASA is moving ahead with a mission to an asteroid so valuable it could destroy our world’s economy – due to a hoard of metals estimated to be worth …

Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric car tested by Motor Trend

Within the last week, we wrote that not one major automotive media outlet had independently tested the less-expensive and higher-volume Tesla Model 3.<p>…

Physicists just found a loophole in graphene that could unlock clean, limitless energy

By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act …

Could graphene ripples be tapped into as a clean, limitless energy source?

As if graphene wasn't versatile enough already, researchers at the University of Arkansas have now found a way for the two-dimensional material to be …

An interstellar asteroid has been studied for the 1st time... and it looks really odd

In October, astronomers using a powerful telescope in Hawaii caught sight of something they'd never seen before: an asteroid from interstellar space …

Nope, our Temporary Moon Isn’t Space Junk, it’s an Asteroid

In April of 2016, astronomers became aware of a distant object that appeared to be orbiting the Sun, but was also passing close enough to Earth that …

Astronomy

A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022

Bigelow Aerospace, a Las Vegas-based space pod company, wants to send an inflatable space hotel to orbit the moon, with accommodations for astronauts and citizen space travelers alike.<p>The company partnered with NASA in 2016 to attach an inflatable, soft-shell demo pod onto the International Space …

Space Exploration

Brilliant Short Film Combines Nixon's "Apollo 11 Failure Speech" With Humanity’s Future on Mars

The lone survivor of the first mission to Mars uses his last moments to pass the torch of inspiration.<p>Making of Others Will Follow: …

How genetics undermines “scientific” arguments for racism

<b>(Getty/cosmin4000)</b><p>Our categories of so-called “race” are “scientifically absurd” — DNA and skin color are not that simply related<p>Adam Rutherford<p>October 18, 2017 8:59am (UTC)<p>The following essay is excerpted from “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes,” …

University of Pennsylvania

Astronomers Find the Missing Normal Matter in the Universe, Still Looking for Dark Matter, Though

For decades, the predominant cosmological model used by scientists has been based on the theory that in addition to baryonic matter – aka. “normal” …

Universe

Russia and US agree to co-operate on building first space station to orbit the moon

Russia and the United States have agreed to co-operate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to explore deep space and send humans to Mars.<p>Following in the footsteps of the International Space Station, the moon ship would be open to astronauts and …

A little rocket will launch some tiny satellites to space, and isn't that cute

A little rocket will launch a clutch of tiny satellites to space for its next test flight.<p>Rocket Lab — a U.S. and New Zealand-based company — has …

NASA slingshots spacecraft round our planet ‘towards asteroid which could hit Earth’

It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood science fiction movie – but this is very much real, and doesn’t involve Bruce Willis.<p>NASA is ‘slingshotting’ a …

Elon Musk has an update on his Mars colony plans

America's "rocket man" revised his plan for a metropolis on Mars and is set to unveil version 2 in Australia later this month.<p>It's been almost a year since SpaceX founder and Mars obsessive Elon Musk laid out his elaborate and insanely ambitious plan to build a colony, one million humans strong, on …

Space Exploration

Cassini will plunge into Saturn on Friday as NASA and the world watches: Live video

On Friday morning the Cassini spacecraft will turn its antennae towards earth one last time as it plunges into Saturn’s atmosphere and eventually …

How Aliens We’ve Never Met Could Help Humanity Escape Self-Destruction

Humans have had such a dramatic impact on Earth that some scientists say we’ve kickstarted a new geological era known as the Anthropocene. A …

Bizarre theoretical particle could finally pave the way for superfast quantum computers

It is widely thought Majorana particles might turn out to be the ideal information carriers in certain designs for quantum computing.<p>The first of a …

Astronomers Just Solved a 580-Year-Old Mystery of a Massive Stellar Explosion

Incredible!<p>What seemed to be a new star blazed into existence on March 11, 1437. The galactic newcomer was witnessed by Korean royal astronomers, …

PHOTOS: NASA's Cassini Probe Just Got Closer to Saturn Than Ever Before

We can't stop staring at these pics!<p>NASA's Cassini probe is plunging to its death. The nuclear-powered spacecraft has orbited Saturn for 13 years, …

Unlocking the secrets - and possible uses - of dark matter

"Dark matter is the scaffolding that holds galaxies together, they spin way too fast to hold themselves together," she said.<p>"The stuff that makes up …

Does quantum tunneling take time or is it instantaneous?

In the weird world of quantum physics, it's not unusual for particles to tunnel through barriers that under normal circumstances they shouldn't be …