SpaceX Is Closing the Gap on America's Lost Dominance in Space

SpaceX Is Closing the Gap on America's Lost Dominance in Space

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on March 30, 2018. SpaceX “Wheels stop.” Those two words, uttered on July 21, 2011, not only signaled the end of the last shuttle flight, but also the end of the U.S.’ ability to send humans into space. Going on seven years now, America […]

First Neutron Star Merger Ever Observed Found Emitting Powerful Beams Of Light

First Neutron Star Merger Ever Observed Found Emitting Powerful Beams Of Light

In August 2017, a group of scientists detected gravitational wave signals indicating a merger between two neutron stars some 130 million light-years away from Earth. The event, first of its kind ever to be observed, was confirmed by several ground and space-based observatories and came to be known as GW170817. Astronomers across the globe focused […]

60 Years Ago You Couldn't Stargaze in London. Now You Can.

60 Years Ago You Couldn't Stargaze in London. Now You Can.

Nick Ansell/PA Wire via ZUMA Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The famed Royal Observatory in Greenwich, United Kingdom, is reopening more than 60 years after London’s smog forced its closure in 1957. The Royal Observatory was […]

NASA HISTORY: 110th Anniversary of the Tunguska Impact Over Siberia

NASA HISTORY: 110th Anniversary of the Tunguska Impact Over Siberia

By NASA  //  June 30, 2018 Happened on June 30, 1908 ABOVE VIDEO: History channel’s feature of the Tunguska Explosion. JUNE 30, 1908 – This #InternationalAsteroidDay falls on the 110th anniversary of the Tunguska Impact, which occurred on this day (June 30) in 1908 over Siberia. An intense, heated blast took down nearly 1,300 square […]

Camera partly developed by Melbourne researchers fired into space will monitor bushfires, Great Barrier Reef

Camera partly developed by Melbourne researchers fired into space will monitor bushfires, Great Barrier Reef

Updated June 30, 2018 17:12:27 A high resolution camera which was partly developed in Melbourne and fired into space on Friday will be used to fight bushfires and monitor the health of the Great Barrier Reef. The earth sensing imaging spectromoter, built at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus in Melbourne, was launched at NASA’s Kennedy […]

Will NASA know aliens it they are staring them in the face?

Will NASA know aliens it they are staring them in the face?

We’d probably recognize life as we know it, however many light-years away it is, but what about life as we don’t know it? NASA’s Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NexSS) is bringing together leading astronomers, biologists and geologists to not only search for aliens, but define what a planet teeming with life could actually look […]

Mikhail Matz, Texas Perspectives: Buying time for our imperiled coral reefs

Mikhail Matz, Texas Perspectives: Buying time for our imperiled coral reefs

News reports about coral reefs these days focus on all we could lose within our lifetimes. Corals’ extinction would affect hundreds of species, including our own. According to an estimate by the World Wide Fund for Nature, coral reefs provide close to $30 billion each year in goods and services that people depend on, including […]

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