Space

This Awesome Periodic Table Shows the Origins of Every Atom in Your Body

We are made of starstuff.<p>Here’s something to think about: the average adult human is made up of 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) …

Astronomy

A Radical New Hypothesis Claims to Have a Simple Explanation for Dark Energy

What if the Universe had leaked energy?<p>For decades, scientists have puzzled over the fact that our Universe is expanding. Logically, gravity should …

Cosmology

Alphabet Abandons Space Project -- Is SpaceX Next on Its List?

Well that was fast.<p>It was only one month ago that we learned Google parent company <b>Alphabet</b> (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is sending up another batch of Earth-imaging "Terra Bella" satellites. The mission is slated to take place sometime in late 2017 -- but now, it turns out, by the time those …

Investing

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in Hawaiian dome

Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months eating mostly freeze-dried foods — with an occasional treat of Spam — and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for privacy.<p>The simulated stay on Mars with a carefully selected crew of researchers embarked …

Hawaii

Custom High-Speed Camera Films 'Sonic Boom' of Light for the First Time

Scientists have finally filmed what’s known as a “sonic boom” being created by light. But the breakthrough with the most immediate potential may be …

Space Science

Sky and Space completes construction of test nano-satellites

The company, which will launch 200 miniature satellites through Virgin's LauncherOne in order to provide mobile coverage to those living in remote …

ISRO

Is the earth’s rotation slowing down?

Studying measurements taken of the Earth’s rotation as far back as 720 BC scientists have confirmed prior research that attests the planet is slowing …

Earth

Comments of the Week #145: from identical snowflakes to science and God

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, …

Climate Change

This Is the Closest-Ever Photo of a Moonlet Hiding in Saturn's Rings

Say hello to Daphnis.<p>While plow trucks across the US northwest pushed around snow this week, a Mount Everest-size rock near Saturn continued a …

Solar System

Scientists brewing up plan to make beer on the Moon

It may not seem the most urgent question currently facing space science, but a team of researchers has nevertheless launched a plan to find out whether beer can be successfully brewed on the Moon.<p>Scientists from the University of California are designing a fermentation vessel the size of a fizzy …

University of California

Preview: The First Ever Wide-Angle Astrophotography Filter for Full Frame Nikon Cameras

We've briefly covered the release of this very special filter before. It blocks out the artificial light of our modern world, light pollution. STC's …

Cameras

2017 January 23 - Winter Hexagon over Manla Reservoir

<b>Winter Hexagon over Manla Reservoir</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Jeff Dai (TWAN)<p><b>Explanation:</b> If you can find Orion, you might be able to find the Winter …

Astronomy

NASA investigating deep-space hibernation technology

Manned missions to deep space present numerous challenges. In addition to the sheer amount of food, water and air necessary to keep a crew alive for …

Space Science

Life well lived: Eugene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, dies at 82

News<p>NASA astronaut Eugene Cernan is the last person to leave footprints on the moon, and they are still there more than 44 years later. Cernan died this week in Houston at the age of 82.

NASA

A new Autopilot update for second-generation Tesla X, Tesla S cars is coming

The brave new automotive world is growing ever closer. This week, car manufacturer Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot system was cleared in the case of a …

Tesla

SpaceX may be about to launch its final expendable rocket

Company betting on its "Block 5" version of the Falcon 9 for easy reusability.<p>After successfully returning to flight on Jan. 14th, SpaceX will make …

SpaceX

Beyond Pluto: NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Heads to Next Adventure

To Pluto and beyond!<p>Nearly two years after its historic encounter with the dwarf planet Pluto, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is getting ready for …

Solar System

Dwarf planet Ceres' surface isn't what scientists expected

It's a hint at origins near the very edge of the Solar System.<p>Engadget Job Board<p>Digital Growth Manager at Wealthsimple Wealthsimple - New York, NY, United States<p>Associate Creative Director at Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company - Nashville, TN, United …

Ceres

Are Humans Really Nothing More Than a Bunch of Stardust?

New research carried out by astronomers has confirmed that, yes, humans are in fact made up largely of stardust. During their studies, the …

Astronomy

SpaceX is launching one its last disposable rockets

They should all be reusable after this.<p>Engadget Job Board<p>B2B Marketing Manager, SaaS at Qualer Qualer - San Diego, CA, United States<p>Software Developer for Humanitarian Health Technology at Vecna Cares Charitable Trust Vecna Cares Charitable Trust - Boston, MA, United States<p>Associate Creative …

SpaceX

Bigelow Aerospace Seeking More Use of Experimental Space Station Module

WASHINGTON — Bigelow Aerospace is in discussions with NASA about extended use of an experimental module added to the International Space Station last …

NASA

Hi-tech pods that allow human beings to hibernate for long-distance space travel are about to become a reality

On Oct. 7, 2006, Mitsutaka Uchikoshi left a barbecue on Mt. Rokko in western Japan, deciding to walk down the mountain rather than taking a cable car with his friends. He lost his way, slipped, broke his pelvis and, with nobody around to help, eventually lost consciousness. Twenty-four days later, …

Space Travel

ESA wants to know why Galileo satellites' clocks stopped working

Because satellite navigation systems need precise atomic clocks to work properly.<p>Engadget Job Board<p>B2B Marketing Manager, SaaS at Qualer Qualer - San Diego, CA, United States<p>Associate Creative Director at Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company Ramsey Solutions, A Dave Ramsey Company - Nashville, …

European Space Agency

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

Climate Change

The Atomic Clocks Malfunctioned on Some of ESA's Galileo Satellites

The agency hopes to have 24 satellites, plus spares, in orbit by 2021.<p>The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit.<p>The agency, which launched the navigation system last December, said however that …

SuperWASP-South Observatory discovers 3 new gas giant exoplanets!

Three new gas giant exoplanets have been discovered by astronomers with the help of SuperWASP-South Observatory in South Africa.<p><b>Also Read:</b> <b>A giant turtle-shaped sunspot has been discovered by ALMA during its first solar observation</b><p>The exoplanets are dubbed WASP-91, WASP-105b and WASP-107. Two of …

Exoplanets

The Peak on Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Mimas

Saturn's moon Mimas glows a shining whit in this photo from NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Dominating the image is Mimas' defining feature Herschel …

Astronomy

How to See the Space Station Fly in Front of the Moon

What strange creature is this flitting across the Moon? Several members of the European Space Agency’s Astronomy Center captured these views of the …

Space Station

Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy

Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe’s accelerating expansion. An instrument …

Astronomy

The Best Astronaut Selfies in Space: A Cosmic Photo Gallery

Thomas Pesquet<p>Credit: ESA/NASA<p>French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency snaps his first space selfie during his first spacewalk, …

NASA