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Jupiter's Moon Io is Even More Hellish Than We Thought

Two words: lava ocean.<p>Io, the innermost large moon of Jupiter, was already kind of a hell world. Unlike the icy moons with liquid oceans, Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa, Io explodes with constant toxic lava spewed hundreds of miles into space. The tug of Jupiter's intense gravity pulls Io along …

Reusable rockets are the key to interplanetary travel, according to Elon Musk

But this vision won't happen if we can't make the rockets that get us to these planets reusable, according to SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.<p>Currently, our rockets are of a one-and-done sort: They bring their payload up to space, but then are usually destroyed when they land back on the …

Space Travel

Asteroids Better Think Twice About Heading For Earth Now That We Have This Laser

Oh, and it could be a boon for space mining, too.<p>Despite NASA's assurances that an asteroid won't hit Earth for at least another 100 years, we can never be too careful here on Starship Earth. Planning for a potential impact event is an understandable precaution.<p>But what's the best way to steer an …

Space
Astronomy

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

Astronomy

Astronaut shares gorgeous photo of San Francisco from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly has gained a following for stunning photos taken during his year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. On Saturday, he posted a photo of San Francisco amid the holiday weekend sunshine.<p>"#GoodMorning #sanfrancisco! Looking good this #Saturday morning!" Kelly …

Space Science

Saturn-studying spacecraft snaps awesome image of planet's moon Dione

NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is nearing the end of its time exploring Saturn and its 62 moons, took yet another incredible photo of the ringed …

NASA Created A Material That Can Heal Itself In Less Than A Second From Hurtling Space Debris

Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center are studying new materials that can self-heal in seconds under extreme temperatures and from flying space junk.<p>The research is a combination of work from a student on fellowship at NASA from the University of Michigan and nearly a decade-and-a-half of …

University of Michigan

Mars, Pluto and Charon revealed in stunning new photos

The mysterious poles of Mars and Charon have been revealed in astonishing new detail, with Nasa also releasing remarkable new images of Pluto's …

Solar System

What scientists say about Elon Musk's idea to nuke Mars

Elon Musk might think it's a good idea to warm up Mars with thermonuclear weapons so humans can live on it, but scientists are raising red flags about the idea.<p>The CEO of Hawthorne-based SpaceX talked Mars colonization, among other topics, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Wednesday.<p>When …

Step inside Crew Dragon: SpaceX reveals interior of crewed space capsule

SpaceX has thrown open the hatch to its Crew Dragon spacecraft, revealing a sleek black and white interior for the capsule it is building to fly astronauts to the International Space Station and other destinations.<p>"Step inside Crew Dragon," SpaceX invited on a new page of its website on Sept. …

Space Travel

Scientists are working on new technology that could beam unlimited energy to Earth from space

Luckily for the Earth, the world's supply of fossil fuels is limited. And for the past several decades, researchers have been looking for renewable energy resources to provide power to everyone without poisoning the Earth with atmospheric carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels like oil and …

Clean Energy

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

New photos show Pluto is as complex as 'anything we've seen' in solar system

Oh wow, Pluto. It's good to see you again.<p>New photos released Thursday beamed back from the New Horizons spacecraft show an incredible diversity of …

NASA is 'puzzled' by its best photo yet of these mysterious white spots in space

We just got our best look yet at a strange cluster of bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the Asteroid Belt, that scientists have spent months puzzling over.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft returned the close-up shot (below) of a giant 4-mile-deep crater on Ceres. The spacecraft snapped the photo from …

Astronomy

5 Reasons Why An International Space Station Should Really Orbit The Moon

If the $100 billion International Space Station (ISS) had been constructed to orbit our Moon instead of Earth, prospects for the U.S.’ human spaceflight program would arguably be much brighter than today.<p>Here are a few reasons why:<p><b>An International Lunar Space Station (ILSS) would have guaranteed</b> …

Space Exploration

Dinosaur EGGS found: Forty discovered buried underground for 230 million years

HEYUAN DINOSAUR MUSEUMThe eggs were unearthed by road workers<p>Construction workers found 43 eggs, 19 of which were intact, during repairs to a road in …

You Can Hunt For Fossils In Kenya From Your Computer

Uncover your inner paleontologist<p>Traveling to Kenya to search for fossils used to be an expensive, time-consuming proposition. Now, all you need is an Internet connection.<p>A new project called Fossil Finder debuted today. Researchers uploaded high resolution images of the surface of the Turkana …

Paleontology

Ultimate Dinopedia: Complete Dinosaur Reference (for iPad)

<b>Pros</b><p>Educational. Informative. Beautiful illustrations and diagrams. Includes audio and video. Integrated with social media.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Several violent …

Dinosaurs

'Jurrasic World 2' news: The dinosaurs might become weaponized

The recently released movie "Jurassic World" has a sequel already in the works. The movie is the fourth installment in the famous Jurassic Park …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Media Industry

Why are dinosaurs extinct? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day, millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Let’s clear something up right away. Dinosaurs aren’t extinct. Not entirely. Every magpie, pigeon, penguin, and ostrich alive today – every single bird – …

Paleontology

Rare dinosaur footprint found near Tumbler Ridge, B.C.

A university student discovered a large and rare dinosaur footprint, in Tumbler Ridge, B.C., from the same family of top predators as the …

Paleontology

Custom Design And Build Your Own Lightsaber Using Adaptive Saber Parts (video)

Phillip Isherwood at Adaptive Saber Parts has launched a new Kickstarter campaign this month to enable backers to design and build their own dream …

Homemade 40W laser shotgun: don’t try this at home

Science fiction just got a DIY treatment and got closer to home. It won’t be enough to stop a truck dead on its wheels like Lockheed Martin’s …

Homemade

Little Girl’s Dog Has The Most Adorable Reaction When She Starts To Sing

Catie Keck is a New York-based staff writer at LittleThings who has produced work for various web and print publications.<p>If you’re in need of …

This Guy Is A First-Time Pet Owner. His Reaction To His New Puppy Will Steal Your Heart! Aww!

When this guy was coolly walking down one particular street, he heard a tiny squeal. He stopped and looked around trying to find the source of the …

Pets

Rescue Momma Cat and Her Babies Help a Teeny Motherless Kitten

A cat mama and her five little kittens who were abandoned at the vet’s doorstep have welcomed a new furry member,…The post Rescue Momma Cat and Her …

Cute Animals