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The baby planet burns at the same temperature as the lava erupting from Kīlauea Volcano in Hawaii.
- USA TODAY
During its historic mission on the red planet, NASA's Perseverance rover has sent to Earth the sounds of wind on Mars. Listen to them here.
- Business Insider
An astronomer at Japan's space agency is making simple animations that reveal the surprising physics of the solar system
As a scientist at both NASA and JAXA, James O'Donoghue has studied the planets. In his free time, he makes award-winning animations of them.
The orbital real estate rush is just getting started as Sierra Space released more details on its plans to launch a private space station, with news that Blue Origin and Boeing would be joining the team to send the spacecraft to orbit in the second half of the decade. The planned station, called “Orbital Reef,” will also include tech and services from Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering and Arizona State University. It’s the third announced commercial space station to date, coming just days after Voyager Space, Nanoracks and Lockheed Martin laid out their own plans for a commercial space station, which the group says will launch in 2027.
- Washington Examiner
The leader of NASA hinted at the possibility that some UFOs might be extraterrestrial life forms or beings from an alternate universe this week.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyBack in April 2019, an Australian telescope picked up a very tantalizing radio signal that seemed to emanate from our closest neighboring star. The signal didn’t have any obvious explanation. Instead, it seemed to possess the hallmarks of something created by intelligent alien life.And in fact, that was the whole point of the research project that stumbled on the signal. Called Breakthrough Listen, the $100 million effort has spent th
- The Conversation
This skull, found in France, was among the first fossils to be recognized as belonging to our own species. DEA /G. Cigolini via Getty Images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. How did humans evolve, and will they evolve more? – Anya T., 13, Brookline, Massachusetts Everything that is alive today has evolved, including human beings. Our ancestors evolved many traits that helped the
- Business Insider
Take a look at Blue Origin's sketches for a space station that could house a crew of 10 people, as well as lease space for business and tourism.
“The idea is you’re looking deep into the heavens,” says Professor Aaron Roodman of the Dept. of Particle Physics Astrophysics at the SLAC about the aim of the Rubin Observatory project. It began over two decades ago as an idea and is now nearing completion with the collective efforts of multiple teams and countries. I had a very fruitful interview with Professor Roodman the other day. He explained to me in much detail the story behind the project and the benefits for astronomy that it intends t
- USA TODAY
A viral image supposedly shows William Shatner and Jeff Bezos wearing identical Blue Origin jackets. The image has been altered.
- Martha Stewart Living
Take a slice of pumpkin pie outside and watch as the planets align.
- American City Business Journals
The Colorado-born Orion capsule and its "mega-Moon rocket" is fully built, heads to 2022 launch.
Crystals aren't the only item you can charge with la luna’s magic.
- Motley Fool
And for good reason. By 2025, SpaceX could be bigger than the space businesses of Boeing and Lockheed Martin -- combined.
NASA administrator Bill Nelson says that since the universe is so big, chances are that there are other planets like ours.
The biggest global agriculture companies are competing on a new front: enticing farmers to join programs that keep atmosphere-warming carbon dioxide in the soil. Fertilizer producers Nutrien Ltd and Yara, agribusiness giant Cargill Inc, and seed and chemical dealers Corteva Inc and Bayer AG are paying growers for every acre of land dedicated to trapping carbon underground, known as sequestering it. The companies' ambitions stretch from the United States to Canada, Brazil, Europe and India, executives told Reuters.
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The mosquito is the deadliest animal on Earth, and the tiny Aedes aegypti may be the worst species of all, spreading diseases like West Nile, malaria and dengue fever. Correspondent David Pogue reports on a test conducted in Fresno, Calif., to reduce the rising mosquito population there, by releasing sterile males, bred in a factory, to mate with females in the wild. Did the experiment work?
- Charlotte Observer
Museum-goers can get interactive with out-of-this-world exploration at Discovery Place Science’s “Apollo: When We Went to the Moon.”
- NBC News
The risk of extreme heat is a rising threat to fast-growing cities around the world.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion
Via an interactive online program, users can see how future climate change might affect spots around the globe, including where they live and play.