Jason Woosley

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Space fuel: Plutonium-238 created after 30-Year wait

Scientists have produced a powder of plutonium-238 for the first time in nearly 30 years in the United States, a milestone that they say sets the country on a path toward powering NASA's deep-space exploration and other missions.<p>Plutonium-238 (Pu-238) is a radioactive element, and as it decays, or …

A living thing in two places at once? This quantum quandary test is limited

A recent proposed microbe experiment based on Schrödinger’s counter-intuitive theory would have a scale so small as to be almost meaningless, and other challenges such as consciousness also come into play<p>I had to travel to a conference on quantum physics yesterday. After arriving at the airport I …

Quantum Physics

Mars Rock Takes Unusual Form

On Mars, as on Earth, sometimes things can take on an unusual appearance. A case in point is a shiny-looking rock seen in a recent image from NASA's …

NASA footage shows unexplained beams of light directed towards Earth

Every few days we come up with reports of unexplained sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) on and around Earth and a latest such sighting …

Saturday Space Sight: Hubble Spots Dense Star Cluster

<i>By European Space Agency</i><p>This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image presents the Arches Cluster, the densest known star cluster in the Milky Way. It …

The Most Amazing Nebulae Photos Ever Taken

This is the absolutely gigantic Carina Nebula. The infrared image taken using ESO’s VLT (Very Large Telescope and yes, that is the actual name) shows …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Why your smartphone takes better photographs than the Hubble space telescope

Given that we’re living in a golden age for space photography, it’s surprising how antiquated the hardware responsible is…<p>For those who keep up with the latest developments in space exploration, the last couple of years have offered a rich feast of images: from close-up pictures of water-worn …

Space

The Large Hadron Collider Returns in the Hunt for New Physics

Desperately seeking SUSY.<p>In 2012, researchers at the world's largest particle accelerator announced they had discovered a particle that resembled a key missing piece in our fundamental understanding of physics: the Higgs boson.<p>It was a Nobel Prize-worthy moment. But what comes next could be even …

Scientists have taken a high energy x-ray of the sun and the results are stunning

NASA pieced together high energy X-ray images from three of its telescopes around the world to create a stunning mosaic of the sun.<p>The image shows the star's flaring, active surface regions which contain material heated to several millions of degrees. And it's absolutely stunning.<p>Here it is:<p>The …