Wow! This Fresh Meteoroid Impact on Mars Triggered a Dusty Avalanche

Wow! This Fresh Meteoroid Impact on Mars Triggered a Dusty Avalanche

This small meteoroid impact on Mars within the last 10 years created this crater seen by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The long, dark trail streaking down a slope to the lower left was caused by an avalanche triggered by the impact. NASA released this image on June 15, 2018. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona A […]

International Space Station mission to launch in October

International Space Station mission to launch in October

Photo: Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle NASA astronaut Nick Hague answers questions from the University of Houston ROTC cadets during a press conference at Johnson Space Center on Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. Hague, the first astronaut from the class of 2013, and crewmate, Alexey Ovchinin, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, also answered questions […]

NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, 58, has retired less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She has spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She’s also most experienced female spacewalker, with 10 under her spacesuit belt. […]

Peggy Whitson, NASA's record-breaking spacewoman, retires as astronaut

Peggy Whitson, NASA's record-breaking spacewoman, retires as astronaut

Get the Mach newsletter. SUBSCRIBE CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, retired Friday less than a year after returning from her last and longest spaceflight. She’s spent more time off the planet than any other American: 665 days over three space station missions. She’s also the world’s most experienced female spacewalker, with […]

Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes interred at Westminster Abbey

Physicist Stephen Hawking's ashes interred at Westminster Abbey

Physicist Stephen Hawking’s ashes interred at Westminster Abbey Dean of Westminster, John Hall (3R), accompanied by first wife Jane Hawking (2L) and daughter Lucy Hawking (C), presides over the internment of the ashes of British scientist Stephen Hawking in the nave of Westminster Abbey, on June 15, 2018, in London, England. The world renowned physicist […]

Trio of infant planets discovered around newborn star

Trio of infant planets discovered around newborn star

Artist impression of protoplanets forming around a young star. Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF; S. Dagnello Two independent teams of astronomers have uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around an infant star known as HD 163296. Using a new planet-finding strategy, the astronomers identified three discrete disturbances in a young star’s gas-filled disk: the […]

China, Saudi Arabia unveil lunar images gained from space cooperation (1

China, Saudi Arabia unveil lunar images gained from space cooperation (1

China and Saudi Arabia on Thursday jointly unveiled three lunar images acquired through cooperation on the relay satellite mission for Chang’e-4 lunar probe. This is an important cooperation achievement between China and Saudi Arabia in the relay satellite mission, the China National Space Administration said in a statement.The relay satellite for the Chang’e-4 lunar probe, […]

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets 2.5 million years ago

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets 2.5 million years ago

Credit: University of Manchester Breakthrough research has revealed the British Isles were repeatedly submerged under an ice sheet extending to the centre of the North Sea over a million years earlier than previously thought. A team led by scientists from The University of Manchester and University of Aberdeen analysed sediment cores and seismic data from […]

Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English

Einstein's Crude, Racist Travel Diaries Have Been Published in English

Albert Einstein, the most important physicist of the modern era and a man who famously attacked American racist ideologies, wrote down detailed, racist ideas about people from China, Japan, Sri Lanka and India.  The physicist wrote these thoughts in his travel diaries while visiting Asia between October 1922 and March 1923. German speakers have had […]

1 2 3 9