Christine McCullough

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Large Hadron Collider Quiz: Are you ready for Run 2?

CERN will restart its physics rollercoaster in May, at higher energies than ever before. But are you ready for it? Have you learned the lessons of Run 1? What the hell is that thing in the picture? Take this quiz to find out!<p><b>1. The LHC was shut down for 28 months starting in December 2012 because of</b><p>…

Naked Titan Viewed For First Time

As Saturn swans into sight for stargazers, the sun blasts its largest moon.<p>Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, looks more like Venus and Mars than astronomers ever suspected—at least when it comes to suffering a severe strike from the solar wind.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made a flyby of Titan in December …

Astronomy

The man who can send you to Mars

Think you’ve got the right stuff to make it to Mars? Richard Hollingham talks to the man selecting astronauts for a privately funded mission to the Red Planet.<p>This is the pitch: a perilous one-way journey to a dead, distant world, leaving your family behind for the rest of your life, before dying …

Space Science

Fresh Crater on Mars Spied by NASA Spacecraft (Photo)

A NASA Mars probe has photographed an impact crater that was blasted out of the Red Planet in just the last few years.<p>The HiRISE camera aboard NASA's …

Mars Mission

Epic Landing on Saturn's Moon Titan Remembered 10 Years Later

Ten years ago today (Jan. 14), humanity got its first up-close look at a bizarre, frigid moon that may be capable of supporting life as we know …

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Slams Into Autonomous Drone Ship

If at first you don't succeed... try gently landing a rocket on a boat again<p>At 4:47 a.m. this morning, SpaceX attempted what could have been a revolutionary feat: launching a Falcon 9 rocket and landing part of the vehicle on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean. The lunch was success, but the …

15 Amazing Space Missions to Watch in 2015

Space fans have a lot to look forward to next year.<p>Closely watched spacecraft are expected to start pumping out science, while private spaceflight …

The 9 Most Electrifying Energy Stories Of 2014

This is the year renewable energy got interesting.<p>Want more of Co.Exist’s best stories of 2014? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Most-Read Stories<br>• Photos<br>• Infographics<br>• Lists<br>• Videos<br>• Maps<br>• Buildings<br>• Robots<br>• Transportation<br>• Bikes<br>• Food<br>• Collaborative …

Renewable Energy

101 Best Night Sky Photos of 2014 by Stargazers

The Night Sky in 2014<p>Credit: Tommy Eliassen<p>Solar eclipses, the moon and more wowed Space.com readers this year. See the most amazing night sky photos …

Mathematician Suggests New Way Get To Mars On A Budget

Sometimes the cheapest distance between two points is not a straight line<p>In 1991, Japan's budding space agency sent its first spacecraft to the moon: Hiten, alongside a smaller orbiter named Hagamoro. Hagamoro was supposed to orbit the moon, but mission control lost contact with it after it …

Go wild in Montenegro: top outdoors and adrenaline activities

The nation’s tourism boffins are constantly crowing about Montenegro’s ‘wild beauty’, and quite rightly too. However, you’re not going to see much of it if you spend all of your time lazing about on crowded beaches. Luckily, there are plenty of active pursuits to get you back to nature – and then …

Patagonia: The Wild Place at the End of the World

The southernmost region of South America is huge in every way: Patagonia is twice the size of California and home to some of the biggest landscapes and adventures on the planet. Head south for stunning landscapes, ridiculous fishing, rugged trekking, roadside asados, and a 100 percent chance of …

South America

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The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

What’s up with Rosetta

First off: watch this!<p>It’s a visualisation of Rosetta’s trajectory from the delivery of Philae to the surface of Comet 67P/C-G through to the end of …

17 HQ Photos from NASA’s Orion Launch

NASA took its first major step towards a manned mission to Mars today with the successful launch and landing of its Orion spacecraft. Orion completed …

NASA Uses Drone To Find Orion Capsule In The Pacific

A warbird turned to science<p>The Predator drone is an iconic symbol of America’s current wars, and its younger -- but bigger -- Predator-B sibling often goes by the ominous name Reaper. In NASA’s hands, the Predator-B is instead Ikhana, from a “Native American Choctaw word meaning intelligent, …

29 Gifts That Are Out Of This World

Find something for your very own cosmic wanderer of any age or planetary origin.

Sizing up a new particle accelerator, and the 'cosmic stupid' limit

Even if you assume you have the technology and the money to do it, how big should any successor to CERN’s Large Hadron Collider be? Physicists are trying to work it out<p>Somehow, you have to like a paper which contains the phrase<p>Now, let us assume that the effective cross section for the inelastic …

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SpaceX's prototype rocket Grasshopper hovers at 820 feet in highest flight yet

Last night SpaceX released a video of the latest successful test flight of its Grasshopper prototype rocket, a spacecraft designed to launch and land vertically. We've already seen the Grasshopper hit some impressive marks, flying over 260 feet high in March before landing precisely back on the …