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After Cassini: 14 Epic Planetary Science Missions to Get Excited About

NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its epic 13-year stint at Saturn on Sept. 15, but there are other upcoming planetary science missions to look forward …

A Near-IR Photo of the Moon’s Shadow During the Great American Eclipse

During the Great American Eclipse, L. Paul Verhage sent up a high-altitude balloon in Eastern Oregon and captured this beautiful photo of the moon’s …

ARCA's revolutionary aerospike engine completed and ready for testing

ARCA Space Corporation has announced its linear aerospike engine is ready to start ground tests as the company moves towards installing the engine in …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Change Deniers' Favorite Argument In 1 Tweet

BOOM!<p>A go-to argument from science deniers was absolutely crushed by one of the world’s most famous scientists.<p>Some believe one reason for the consensus that human activity has caused climate change is that scientists are in cahoots with each other. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist, …

A Million Years From Now, Another Star Will Visit Our Solar System

This may be a problem for any humans still around.<p>Right now, our sun is fairly isolated. The closest star to our solar system is Alpha Centauri, which is four light-years away—a blink of an eye in cosmic terms, but still extremely distant to us humans.<p>In 1.3 million years, however, that will all …

Universe

Rare Skin Disease Ruined Gaza Man's Life — Until Israeli Doctors Stepped In

Muhammad Taluli arrived from Gaza at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center a few months ago and unwrapped the cloth from his hands to reveal gray and white growths that looked like tree bark. The doctors had never seen anything like it.<p>In fact, there have been only a handful of such extreme cases of …

Medicine

The basis of the universe may not be energy or matter but information

There are lots of theories on what are the basis of the universe is. Some physicists say its subatomic particles. Others believe its energy or even …

Physics

Lithium in Our Tap Water Could Protect People From Dementia, New Study Suggests

Should we add it to our water supply?<p>A nation-wide study in Denmark has unearthed a surprising new link between the levels of naturally occurring …

Confirmed: A Huge Gravitational Wave Announcement Is Happening

What a time to be alive.<p><b>Update 27/09/17:</b> The biggest rumour did not pan out, but the LIGO team announced something just as amazing - the most …

Closest Approach Ever By a Large Asteroid Won't End Life on Earth, But Probably Should

Oh Florence, we really needed you this month. There’s a petulant species of brainy<p>monkeysapes that just can’t seem to get along that probably …

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the eclipse on August 21.<p>1. Animals getting confused<p>"A totally eclipsed sun is 10,000 …

Astronomy

NASA's Curiosity Rover Captures Haunting Images of Clouds on Mars

Last month, NASA’s Curiosity rover captured some of the most remarkable images of Martian clouds we’ve ever seen. Now rare, these Earth-like cirrus …

Krispy Kreme Celebrates Solar Eclipse With Limited Edition Chocolate-Glazed Doughnuts

We're drooling.<p>Here’s another reason to get excited for the impending solar eclipse.<p>And you don’t need special eclipse glasses to look at this beauty:<p>Krispy Kreme announced this week that they’ve created a limited edition “eclipse” doughnut to coincide with the rare celestial event on Aug. 21.<p>The …

Einstein's relativity tested by giant star and monster black hole

A giant star near the center of our galaxy hints, once again, that Albert Einstein was correct about gravity.<p>A group of astronomers in Germany and the Czech Republic observed three stars in a cluster near the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Using data from the Very …

The Story Behind The Iconic Photos Of The Olympics' Dirtiest Record

When Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson faced off in the 100-meter finals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the race to determine the world’s fastest human was the …

Wallpaper Weekends: If That VW Microbus Could Talk for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

- Aug 6, 2017<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and …

Apple Watch

Two Voyagers Taught Us How to Listen to Space

As NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft were changing our understanding of the solar system, they also spurred a leap in spacecraft communications.<p>The …

NASA Will Chase the Upcoming Solar Eclipse Using Telescopes Mounted on Jets

Observed from the ground, the total solar eclipse happening on August 21, when the Moon completely blocks your view of the Sun, will be visible for …

Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets - ExtremeTech

By on August 3, 2017 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>You’ve probably attached images, …

Private spaceflight startup Vector pulls off second test of its micro-rocket

The company eventually hopes to launch hundreds of rockets a year<p>Vector — a private spaceflight startup based out of Tucson, Arizona — just successfully pulled off another test flight of one of its micro-rockets, launching the 40-foot-tall vehicle this morning from a spaceport in Georgia. It’s the …

What Does Space Look Like Under a Microscope?

Look at space under a microscope and what do you see? Nothing. Magnify 1,000 times. Nothing. Magnify 1,000,000 times. Still nothing. Magnify …

Physics

The Entire Universe As We Know It In One Spectacular Photograph

There’s a tremendous amount of information available about the universe, so much so that it’s a feat to even comprehend how much scientists have documented. In 1946, we saw the very first photograph from outer space; 70 years later, we have images of over 5,500 different galaxies courtesy of the …

A perfectly-timed photo of the space station and the moon puts human achievements in perspective

The International Space Station is the size of a football field. But a stunning image by Spanish photographer Dani Caxete shows it as a tiny figure dwarfed by the moon—a jaw-dropping reminder of the magnificence of nature, and the persistence of human achievement.<p>The image is on the shortlist for …

Astronomy

In August, watch this meteor shower named for a saint

Denver, Colo., Aug 2, 2017 / 12:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Star-gazing might not be the first thing that comes to mind when Catholics think of St. …

Earth’s Space Weather Can Storm From Nuclear Explosions In Planet’s Atmosphere

No matter how small humans are on the great scale of the universe, we can still change it. NASA says we are even powerful enough to affect space …

Scientists Have Discovered a 'Puffy' Exoplanet With The Density of Styrofoam

The Universe just keeps on getting stranger.<p>Astronomers have found a giant exoplanet larger than Jupiter, but with extremely low mass - a composition …

SpaceX's New Mini-Falcon 9, the Block 5, Will Re-Fly in a Day

The new design will have a 24-hour turnaround and be much cheaper.<p>On March 30, Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, said his next goal was 24-hour re-flight …

Space Travel