Mark M Monkman

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Star Buzzed Earth During Neanderthal Times

Close encounters can hurl a cosmic hailstorm of comets, some of which might collide with Earth.<p>Seventy thousand years ago, when modern humans were on the verge of migrating from Africa and before Neanderthals died out, an alien star flew through the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>Passing less …

Ceres: Dwarf planet is pocked with craters, NASA's Dawn spacecraft shows

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has snapped the best images to date of the dwarf planet Ceres, bringing mysterious fuzzy features spotted on the icy little world’s surface into sharper focus.<p>The latest images were snapped on Feb. 12, when Dawn was 52,000 miles away from Ceres and closing in fast -- it's …

‘Mystery plumes’ on Mars baffle the hell out of scientists

“What the hell is that!?”“Where did it come from!?”“Why are we just hearing about this now!?”“How are we going to keep the UFO freaks from FREAKING the hell out over this!?”<p>One can only imagine the internal dialogues going on at the European Space Agency and NASA over Hubble images of a weird and …

Astronomy

#SolarSunday A solar filament erupted in the shape of a twisted arch with most of it falling back into the Sun http://t.co/H30310Dm98

Galileo - In Depth

Goals<b>Goals</b><p>Jupiter is one of the most compelling destinations in the sky. Not only is it the largest planet in the Sun’s family, it also presides over …

Astronomy

#SolarSunday In this image, taken by Hubble, is the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 — and it seems to be smiling http://t.co/Hcf9xNiJMn

'Pale Blue Dot' Images Turn 25

Valentine's Day is special for NASA's Voyager mission. It was on Feb. 14, 1990, that the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back at our solar system and …

Astronomy

Our #MooncrushMonday is Titan, only 1 of Saturn’s moons w/ a significant atmosphere http://t.co/xz9XC7xApK

<i>242. S-IB static test</i><i><br>Huntsville</i><i><br>243. Saturn SA-10 during</i><i><br>countdown demonstration test</i><p>The S-IB-2 stage successfully completed its series of static tests …

Cheapest E-Bike Hits the Market

Storm E-Bike offers limited chance to go electric for less than $500<p>For the next two days, you can pre-order the cheapest e-bike we’ve seen: The Storm fat bike is capable speeds up to 20mph and retails for only $499. If you’ve been debating the merits of an e-bike for easier commuting, errand …

Cycling

Turn Any Bike into an E-Bike

New pedal-assist wheels give almost any bike an electric boost<p>For utility purposes, an e-bike offers an attractive set of features. Because you can ride farther, faster, with less effort, they’re great for commuting, especially in situations where arriving to the office sweaty is not an option. …

Electric Vehicles