Walter ZIering

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Listen to the music that the Beagle 2 probably played on Mars in 2003

If the first nine notes of this instrumental sound fairly cosmic to you then that's entirely fitting: together they comprise the first ever melody sent to Mars. Composed by British band Blur, this short jingle (expanded into a full song above) was the call-sign for the UK's Beagle 2 lander. This …


Eugenie Bouchard’s Great Expectations

When a (then) 19-year-old Eugenie Bouchard arrived at the 2014 Australian Open, she seemed primed to turn potential into reality. The Montreal native …

Say Hello To The Little Space Race That Could

Satellites packed into boxes<p>A CubeSat crams the advanced hardware of enormous satellites into a box slightly larger than a Rubik’s Cube. The satellites’ small size and light weight have made it cheaper than ever to launch spacecraft into orbit. Here are three citizen-led CubeSats paving an …

Michael Jackson’s Posthumous Album, ‘Xscape,’ Is a Confused, Shameless Money Grab

Sony paid the Michael Jackson estate a quarter of a billion dollars for the rights to the King of Pop’s unreleased music. Now it’s our turn to …

Astrophotographer Mike Taylor sent in a photo of an Eta Aquarid fireball meteor with a green tail streaking through the sky with the Milky Way and reflections in a pond. More Milky Way photos:

Slide Show: March Madness Cartoons

March Madness is upon us, and, after the first few days of games, it seems like America might even approach March Insanity. If your bracket is in tatters or your alma mater is heading home, you can at least take solace in these basketball cartoons, published in <i>The New Yorker</i> over the years.

Read an interview with Byzantine Art curator Helen C. Evans about her World Book Award winning catalogue, “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition.” Plate with the Battle of David and Goliath | 629–30 | Byzantine