In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space. Her accomplishment came two decades after Russia had sent the first woman to space in 1963. It was a progressive step for NASA, unfortunately,
New film Gravity promises to rekindle the debate over how "hard" - or accurate - science fiction should be. Should film-makers adhere to basic scientific principles, or should audiences just feel the instead,
That it has used its massive gravitational pull to divert asteroids and comets from a collision course with Earth. Maybe Jupiter even felt bad when one got through, and doomed the dinosaurs to extinction.
This photo of gas streaming from a black hole is the 'highest-resolution image ever seen in astronomy'
What do you get when you combine 15 radio telescopes on Earth and one in space? You get an enormous "virtual telescope" that is 63,000 miles across. And when you point it at a distant black hole, you the
Throughout history, there have been four things that have determined just how much information we can glean about the Universe through astronomy: The size of your telescope, which determines both how light
With every extra inch of aperture, every extra second of observing time, and every extra atom of atmospheric interference you remove from your telescope’s field-of-view, the better, deeper and more clearly