Space Invaders

Coffee Break Invaders - Space Invaders clone.

After many hours of researching, I found there to be hardly any information on the little known IPM Invader. (In the bibliography and links page I …

Game Development

Weird 'Snakeskin' on Pluto Actually Similar to Features on Earth

Pluto's strange "snakeskin" terrain has an Earthly counterpart, a new study suggests.<p>The "scales" of this alien landscape, which were first spotted …

Pluto

A Retro Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet Backpack

ThinkGeek is featuring an officially licensed Space Invaders Arcade Cabinet Backpack that provides a retro way of storing all of your small, medium, …

Planetary science: Penitent Pluto

News and Views<p>Luca Maltagliati<p>It is not easy to spot penitentes on Earth. These elongated ice or snow formations, which can resemble penitent hooded …

Brilliant Space Invaders Pack Straps a Miniature Arcade Cabinet to Your Back

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. This <i>Space Invaders</i>-themed backpack only <i>looks</i> like a miniature replica of an arcade machine—it doesn’t …

MAME

Cassini's Breathtaking New View of Saturn's Enigmatic Hexagon

There are few things in the solar system that has garnered so many oddball theories than Saturn's striking hexagon. From a weird porthole to another …

Space

Today in science: Discovery of Ceres

Ceres was the first asteroid ever discovered, in 1801, and it’s still the largest body in the asteroid belt. Nowadays, we call it a dwarf planet, and …

Ceres

NASA Photo Reveals Saturn's Moon Pandora Like Never Before

NASA's Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn has captured the best photo yet of the planet's small, cratered moon Pandora.<p>Cassini took the new …

Moon Missions

Closest Dione Flyby

Photojournal: PIA14590<p>January 16, 2012<p>Flying past Saturn's moon Dione, Cassini captured this view which includes two smaller moons, Epimetheus and …

Space

New Moon in Capricorn, December 29th, 2016 ~ The Phoenix Rising

New Beginnings ~ The Sun Conjunct Moon, the New Moon. The impact lasts until the next New Moon, but the first two weeks after the New Moon, the …

Spirituality

How Do We Colonize Saturn's Moons?

<i>Welcome back to our series on Colonizing the Solar System! Today, we take a look at the largest of Saturn’s Moons – Titan, Rhea, Iapetus, Dione,</i> …

Space

NASA's far-flung space robots keep findings signs of water

Robotic explorers have found signs of long-lost water on Mars and extensive ice still present on the dwarf planet Ceres - evidence that water truly …

Ceres

2016 December 18 - The Cartwheel Galaxy from Hubble

<b>The Cartwheel Galaxy from Hubble</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> ESA, NASA, Hubble<p><b>Explanation:</b> To some, it looks like the wheel of a cart. In fact, because of its …

Space Science

Cassini Probe Prepares to Die

I still remember when my mom and I drove over to a friend’s house to watch part of the Cassini-Huygens probe land on Titan. That was almost twelve …

Space

A small planet in our solar system might have been a home for aliens

A dwarf planet in our own solar system might once have supported life, scientists have said.<p>Ceres, a mysterious rocky planet in the asteroid belt …

Ceres

Solar System's Biggest Asteroid Is an Ancient Ocean World

Asteroids might look dry and barren, but the Solar System’s biggest asteroid — Ceres — is chock full of water, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has found.<p>“It’s …

Astronomy

Einstein's Theory Just Put the Brakes on the Sun's Spin

Although the sun is our nearest star, it still hides many secrets. But it seems that one solar conundrum may have been solved and a theory originally …

Physics

Ice is present 'everywhere' on dwarf planet Ceres

New studies based on data taken from NASA's Dawn spacecraft provide insight into ice in space<p>New studies using data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft …

Ceres

On Ceres, water ice survives just below the surface, and in the darkest craters

Water, water, everywhere (but especially around the poles)<p>The dwarf planet Ceres is more than just a mud ball in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It's an <i>icy</i> mud ball, according to two new papers, and it may help scientists figure out where to find water in our solar system.<p>A paper …

Space Science

Dwarf planet Ceres is flush with ice, NASA studies show

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The dwarf planet Ceres, an enigmatic rocky body inhabiting the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is rich with ice just beneath its dark surface, scientists said on Thursday in research that may shed light on the early history of the solar system.<p>The discovery, …

Ceres

Ice hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet Ceres

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Several shadowy craters on the dwarf planet Ceres contain ice, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Deposits of ice have previously been spied in craters on Mercury and our moon, also in regions that are permanently in the dark.<p>The discovery comes from pictures taken by NASA's Dawn …

Ceres

Ice hidden in shadowy craters on dwarf planet Ceres

Several shadowy craters on the dwarf planet Ceres contain ice, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Deposits of ice have previously been spied in craters on …

Ceres

Scientists determine cause of London's 1952 "killer fog"

London may be known for its drizzly weather, but in 1952 the city’s quintessential fog cover turned deadly, and no one knew exactly why — until …

Environmentalism

Cassini sends back first photos taken from ring-grazing orbit

This collage of images from NASA’s <i>Cassini</i> spacecraft shows Saturn’s northern hemisphere and rings as viewed with four different spectral filters. …

Space

NASA Might Have Just Solved One of the Sun's Oldest Mysteries

Why the atmosphere is hotter than the surface.<p>Pictures beamed back from a NASA space observatory are helping to solve a mystery that's puzzled …

Earth Science

The secret to understanding Saturn's C ring? Dust.

Dust on Saturn's icy rings can help scientists figure out how old the rings are. And Saturn's C ring hasn't been there long enough to gather much …

Space Science

2016 December 9 - IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula

<b>IC 4628: The Prawn Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> <i>Data</i> - ESO/INAF/R. Colombari/E. Recurt, <i>Processing</i> - R. Colombari<p><b>Explanation:</b> South of Antares, in …

Space Science

Check Out New Pictures of Saturn From Cassini’s Latest Orbit

After roughly 12 years of taking pictures and beaming back data about Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft's epic adventure is coming to an end. The …

Space

Someone Built a Working Atari Emulator Inside Minecraft

He put a game in your game so you can game while you game.<p>It's one thing to build structures in <i>Minecraft</i>, but another entirely to build computers. Still, folks have been doing it for years with all manner of calculators and other contraptions.But the advances haven't stopped and now YouTuber …

Gaming